California diners looking for something unexpected can now try vegan eel. Located in downtown Fresno, owner Ian Cookson and his girlfriend Kim Sarabia never questioned it would be, Libelula is named after the Spanish word for dragonfly. The vegan eel is made from flash-fried shiitake mushrooms, and comes in a “sweet ginger-tamari glaze, and sprinkled […]
Shelters aren’t the only place that have dogs up for adoption – people looking to add a furry family member to their brood can adopt from the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) too. The programme pairs dogs who haven’t graduated from their training with families willing to provide a loving home to a larger dog. […]
Hot on the heels of joining the Future Food Initiative, Nestlé announced today it is launching its vegan burger in Europe. The new Incredible Burger, which will be sold under the Garden Gourmet brand, is made from soy and wheat protein. It also contains natural plant extracts — such beetroot, carrot, and bell pepper — […]
Nestlé Toll House has released vegan white chocolate chips as the newest product in its dairy-free baking products range. Made using tapioca starch, the white morsels will add to the Simply Delicious Morsels range. According to website KidsWithFoodAllergies the new addition is free from “Milk, Sesame, Egg, Soy, Wheat, Peanut, Tree Nuts (not including coconut), […]
Vegan meat company Upton’s Naturals launched a new range of plant-based jerky earlier this year, adding to its growing family of vegan-friendly meat products and ready meals. The brand, which launched in 2006 in Chicago, announced the new products at the Natural Products Expo West earlier in March. The new range will come in four […]
Brazilian brand Insecta makes handcrafted eco-friendly, vegan footwear out of recycled materials. According to the brand’s website, its products use “recycled PET bottles, recycled cotton, reclaimed rubber, vintage clothing, reusable fabrics and leftovers from production that would otherwise be thrown away.” In the last five years, the company has recycled more than 21,000 plastic bottles, […]
Swedish brand Oatly has taken advertising to new heights with its most recent London campaign. Following on from successful campaigns in major transport hubs like Kings Cross station, Oatly has taken its message to the sides of buildings around Shoreditch. The billboard-style wall murals depict a traditional glass milk bottle, emblazoned with the simple slogan […]
Swedish alcoholic beverage brand Rekorderlig announced that its ciders will be vegan-friendly in time for summer. Until recently, the brand’s fruity ciders weren’t suitable for vegans as the company used gelatine in the filtering process. However, a spokesperson said in a statement, “We have recently changed our ciders so they are now vegan-friendly.” They added, […]
The Iranian government has announced it will release restrictions on the development of any new dolphinariums in the country in a bid to address animal cruelty concerns. The Deputy Director for the Department of Environment, Hamid Zahrabi, told Iran Front Page that the government “does not agree with the development of dolphinariums as animals should […]
Researchers at the University of Guelph were awarded a grant of $330,000 to carry out research into vegan steaks over the next two years. The grant — funded by the Good food Institute (GFI) in Washington D.C. — will allow the team to develop technologies for use in the plant-based meat market, which is set […]
Brazilian-based Grupo Mantiqueira, South America’s largest egg producer, has developed a vegan egg in response to growing demand for plant-based food. The company launched its product, N.Ovo at the 31st Rio Super Expofood event this month. The vegan egg is made from pea starch and comes in powder form packaged in a traditional egg carton, […]
The development of algae protein could be the next big thing for vegan meat, as the number of companies researching the versatile plant-based ingredient increases. Although research into the use of algae as a biofuel is well-established, its uses in vegan food innovation are relatively new. According to the Financial Times “northern European entrepreneurs are […]
One of the meat industry’s biggest news websites, GlobalMeat News, will host a vegan conference in Holland this summer. Announcing on the conference website, GlobalMeat News is “pleased to present our exciting new conference, that will highlight the latest developments and barriers in the rapidly expanding plant-based protein market.” The one-day event will bring together […]
Vegans can now enjoy classic chocolate walnut whips, just in time for Easter. The dark chocolate version of the favorite, created by chocolate crafters Hadleigh Maid, are available across the UK. Released earlier this year, the vegan chocolate whips come in three flavors — original, coffee, and mint — and have a “premium truffle filling,” […]
Vegan meat brand Loma Linda Foods launched a new line of vegan tuna, in partnership with Walmart, adding to the leading supermarket’s already wide range of vegan food. The new range includes tinned vegan tuna in three different flavors — spring water, lemon pepper, and sriracha. There are also three pouch versions which include sesame […]
The U.S. National Drought Mitigation Centre has declared California, also known as The Golden State, drought-free for the first time since December 2011. The change is attracting record numbers of butterflies, much to the delight of locals. In an entry published on the center’s Twitter account, the side-by-side comparison of the state shows the rating […]
World-renowned biochemist and plant-based nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell, PhD, has celebrated his 85th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down soon. Well known for his book “The China Study,” published in 2005, Campbell — who grew up on a dairy farm — continues to be active in his field, encouraging people to ditch […]
Vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has delivered a snappy response to The North American Meat Institute (NAMI). The organization requested that the plan for Meatless Mondays in New York City schools be retracted on the grounds that it “denies New York’s children access to nutritious food.” Adams shared an annotated version of the letter […]
There has been a huge growth in the vegan and organic sweet treat market in the last few years, especially since plant-based eating has become increasingly popular. Last year, a report noted that the vegan chocolate sector is set for dramatic growth. But what about those who prefer sweets as opposed to chocolate? Much like cheese, […]
Twenty-five-year-old plant-based meat company Gardein is expanding its range with eleven new frozen ready meals. As well as its new Sliced Italian Sausage — which is the first vegan meat product of its kind — the range includes a vegan Shakshuka Breakfast Bowl, a Stea’k & Eggs Breakfast Bowl, and a Lambless Vindaloo Skillet Meal. […]

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