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Italy to Save 2000 Animals by Implementing Ban on Circus Animals

Following in the recent footsteps of New York City and India, Italy have made the move to close 100 circuses, saving 2000 animals in the process. Over 70% of Italian citizens were in support of the ban, with organisations Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Lega Anti Vivisezione (LAV) working solidly to persuade legislators to seal the deal. Their efforts have paid off, as the Italian 1968 circus and traveling exhibition law that allowed animals to be used for entertainment is now due to be reversed, after unwaveringly remaining in place for nearly 50 years. Last week, the Italian Assembly...

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Oatly to Give Away Free Vegan Toffee Apple Spiced Lattes All Week

Swedish based vegan company Oatly’s main aim is ‘to make it easy for people to turn what they eat and drink into personal moments of healthy joy without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources in the process.’ And what better way is there to encourage people to help save the environment than by offering them a complimentary, deliciously ethical, dairy-free coffee? If you’re feeling in need of some extra motivation to get out of your cosy warm bed and trudge out into the cold over the next few days, you’re in luck. Oatly has decided it’s not too early to start...

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Vegan Sushi Wins Over New York Times’ Famed Food Critic

In the words of Ocean Hugger Foods, ‘Seafood is awesome, extinction is not.’ The company is on a voyage to create viable, nutritious and tasty alternatives to seafood with ACF Certified Master Chef, James Corwell, at the helm. The initiative began at a fish market in Tokyo where Corwell observed the huge amounts of tuna being sold each day. He began to question how our oceans could cope with this level of demand and decided to take matters into his own hands. Corwell has since created a new fish-like plant based protein that would satisfy even an old salty...

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Veggie Brand ‘Quorn’ Expands Distribution to Singapore

Originally developed in the United Kingdom, Quorn has long been a firm favourite on the tables of vegetarians and vegans alike in many western countries. However, the leading meat-free company have been busy expanding their horizons and have now reached the dazzling shores of Singapore! In recent years, western diets have become more and more popular in Asia and there has been an increased demand for more processed foods, with meat options particularly sought after. David Yeung has been making successful progress against this in Hong Kong with his Green Monday movement, which has seen hundreds of veggie menus...

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Vegan Beyond Burgers Become a Plant Based Cash-Cow for Retailers

Created by Californian based company Beyond Meat, the plant-based phenomenon, the Beyond Burger, not only cooks and tastes like the real deal but you can also find more protein and iron inside than in an ordinary meaty beef burger. There are currently over 3000 Beyond Burger retailers in the US, with Raley’s, Mariano’s and Bristol Farms amongst others recently signing up to have the gluten, soy and GMO-free triumph in their stores. Joining in the hype, the Beyond Burger has now been embraced by over 2000 food outlets, following its selection as part of the Sysco’s Cutting-Edge Solution Programme....

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This LA Director’s Speech About Animals Will Give You All the Feels

In a heartwarming speech at a recent fundraiser for the Loveland Sanctuary in Orange County, Asher Brown, founder of LA’s Pollution Studios, urged his audience to open their minds to a life without animal products. “To everyone listening, I challenge you to think. Open your eyes to the suffering that is being caused, and trust your hearts,” Brown said. As a longtime vegan, Brown has produced commercials for nearly 50 plant based brands along with spots for animal sanctuaries and animal rights non-profit organizations. Affectionately recalling his first visit to a sanctuary to direct a Thanksgiving video, Brown spoke of his...

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Medical Testing on Chimps Ends After 100 Years of Experiments

The need for animals in scientific research is decreasing according to the PCRM director of academic affairs, John Pippin. Speaking with VegNews, he has stated there are now different, more viable options to using animals in the lab that have the potential to provide scientists with more superior results. His comments come following the retirement of all chimpanzees in American labs after nearly 100 years of the species being relied upon for biomedical research. Pippin claims that although Chimps are the closest to humans in terms of genetics, their involvement has no place in modern research. He observed, “they...

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Beyoncé’s Personal Trainer Reveals The Vegan Diet She Was ‘Crazy in Love’ With

We have officially located the source of all Beyoncé’s powers. That’s right, you heard it here first. The thing that makes Beyoncé so wonderfully Beyoncé like is, in fact, the vegan diet she adopted for 22 days back in 2013 after the birth of her first daughter Blue Ivy. Absolutely nothing to do with talent, hard work or dedication, just meat-free protein and plant-based goodness. You are welcome. Ok, so it might be a little short-sighted to promise Beyoncé levels of success through embracing a vegan diet. However, it may have helped her on her way to feeling a...

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Vegan Friendly Jeremy Corbyn Themed Christmas Jumper Goes on Sale

The festive season is nearly upon us and it is time to start thinking about shopping for gifts, getting the fridge stocked, the tree decorated and most importantly, finding your perfect Christmas jumper. Don’t fret too much about the last one though because Notjust has created the perfect option for you to cosy up in this December. Spreading the festive political joy, the UK based company has released a Jeremy Corbyn themed, vegan-friendly, unisex Christmas jumper.  If that does not sound appealing enough to you, to make the purchase almost completely guilt free, Notjust has pledged to donate 50%...

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United Nations Urged to Focus on Cows in Climate Crisis Discussions

In the past, the four trillion-dollar investment group Farm Animal Risk and Return (FAIRR) has been responsible for pressuring massive companies such as Dominoes, Tesco, and McDonald’s to consider the impact of livestock production on the environment. Now, they’re pressuring the UN to talk about animal agriculture. Previously the group has contacted Walmart, Unilever and Whole Foods Market amongst other major world players demanding they stand up to the ever-growing climate crisis, that is worsened by the use of factory farming, and take action to combat it. Unilever have recently signed a manifesto, pledging to both use and promote...

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Global Vegan Protein Market Worth to Reach Over $1B by 2022

The global plant based protein market is on the up, so much so that by 2022 it is expected to reach an impressive $10,892.3 million. The global plant based market report has evaluated the popularity and use of pea protein, rice protein, soy protein and many more plant-based protein sources to come up with its findings. It also analyzed where these proteins are applied, looking at food and health supplements alongside animal feed and pharmaceuticals. It has found that amongst others, NOW Foods of the US, along with the United Kingdom’s Tate & Lyle Plc, France’s Roquette Freres Le...

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PepsiCo’s Senior Director Claims the Future is Vegan

An increasingly plant based future is on the horizon, at least that is what PepsiCo’s senior director of research and development, Tim Ingmire, reckons. According to VegNews, he made this reveal at London’s Future-Food tech conference, drawing on the French government’s recent $1.2 billion investment into the area to back up his views. Tim Ingmire is not alone in his prediction, Roquette’s global product manager, Neelesh Varde, agrees. He has stated ‘at the end of the day, it’s survival of the fittest. Those companies that are willing to explore new materials that resonate with the consumer will survive…there’s a big...

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Meet the Company Making Vegans Suck ..on Wine, Pizza, Bacon and Breast Milk

Imagine the setting: the candles are lit, the lights are down and there is some smooth soft jazz playing in the background. You gaze into each other’s eyes and centre table there is…a bouquet of lollipops. Made primarily for adults, the lovely oddballs at Lollyphile have created vegan, gluten-free lollies for every occasion. So, if you fancy cracking open a bottle of red with your love after a long day – why bother with a bottle? Lollyphile have created a merlot flavour lolly. If white is more your thing, have no fear– they’ve got chardonnay. In fact, they have...

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