"An Asheville farmers market start-up whose quick success has landed it on supermarket shelves, No Evil Foods is an ethically-motivated company that gives a portion of profits to animal and human rights groups. Made with non-GMO wheat gluten enriched with organic tomato paste and chili powder, Mexican oregano, and other seasonings, No Evil El Zapatista Chorizo has the tacky, crumbly texture of loose sausage and just the right flavor to stuff a hard shell."
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In this conversation, Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky discuss the affect of COVID-19 on the plant-based foods industry and No Evil Foods itself. They also dive into the current state of the civil rights movement - what they're learning, how the company is changing in response, and the choice to leverage No Evil's social media platforms to open a discussion with consumers.
"No business is too small or insignificant to make a difference. In the digital world, you can raise your flag and be seen by millions of people instantly–that means you have power and influence. No Evil Foods, a small, plant-based meat company... posted this call to action on social media: 'We will not be silent. This won’t be over tomorrow, this doesn’t end when the protests die down. This is an awakening – use your voice, no matter how small it might feel. It’s not enough to say no to racism, we must be anti-racist.'"
"The plant-based meat company No Evil Foods has made multiple donations over the last several days including to the Black Trans Travel Fund and Color of Change. They lay out easy ways to donate and are encouraging their followers to contribute these organizations as well."
"Beginning in April 2020, the company provided a temporary $2.25 an hour increase they are calling 'Our Team Is Freaking Awesome! Pay' to all production line workers. The raise was scheduled to expire on June 5th. However, as the pandemic continues, and many large food corporations have started phasing out similar 'hero pay,' the founders of No Evil Foods chose to extend it through the crisis."
"Recent data show more shoppers are opting for plant-based foods during the pandemic, and sales of meat alternatives are expected to accelerate as the nation faces temporarily tighter supplies of beef, pork and poultry. No Evil Foods, an Asheville, NC, producer of plant protein products, is bracing for the boom."
"For meat eaters concerned about the meat shortage, companies like this one are game-changers. Sadrah Schadel, co-founder of No Evil Foods, shares her insights on being a vegan meat manufacturing business during this time and how it’s impacting the world."
As a food manufacturer, we’re an essential business — a status we don’t take lightly. COVID-19 is directly linked to the mistreatment of animals, and ending that exploitation is at the crux of our mission. We see a union between bringing people closer to the origins of their food and addressing issues like food insecurity and economic justice. COVID-19 is happening because of the very thing we’re committed to fighting against. This is a time for us to bust up the status quo and change the world one bite at a time.
"Christina Downey, CMO at milkadamia nominates No Evil Foods. 'The products that they put out are spectacular, which is where any of our food love affairs begin... But beyond their products, we love the stance they take to put good into the world – It is right in the name.'"
"In March, North Carolina-based vegan butcher No Evil Foods donated 400 pounds of vegan meat to communities and organizations in North Carolina and California to help hunger-relief efforts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic... The brand also has an ongoing relationship with nonprofit Bounty & Soul, to which it has donated more than 2,780 pounds of vegan meat over the last three months."
“'When life gives you lemons'… make wraps! That’s exactly what No Evil Foods did when the Expo West they came to town for was postponed and they ended up with a bunch of food they had prepped and no desire to ship it back or throw it away. Instead, they generously provided a pre-vigil meal for the amazing activists who chose to spend their evening at a slaughterhouse giving water and love to baby pigs on their way to slaughter."
A statement in response to COVID-19