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Scientists Use 3D Printing to Create More Sustainable Plant-Based Food

Scientists and engineers have been experimenting with the use of 3D printers to create soy, according to 3Dprint.com. The website, which claims to be “the voice of 3D printing”, noted businesses that choose to 3D print soy products may be eligible to receive research and development tax credits. Creating soy products, such as tofu, with a 3D printer is easy, according to the website. “Simply use a 3D printer to make a tofu press machine and then process your own tofu. This tofu press drains the water from the tofu parts allowing it to form individual foam-like squares…It is...

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Brighton’s ‘Vegan Food Pimp’ is on a Mission to Transform British Menus

Lynn Nicholson, aka the “Vegan Food Pimp,” is a chef and animals rights activist on a quest to change the nature of British menus. Nicholson, a trained nutritionist, previously worked as a vegan chef in South Africa for the Vervet Monkey Foundation. The chef, who hails from Brighton, is driven by a passion to change people’s minds about plant-based food. She released her first vegan recipe book back in 2016 and is currently working on a follow-up. The activist wants to prove to skeptical members of the public that vegan cuisine can be just as flavorful as meat-based dishes....

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7 Tips For Travelling As a Vegan In Indonesia

Indonesia is a great place to explore and has long been considered a haven for backpackers from all over the world. With its endless wildlife, beautiful landscape, and tasty traditional meals, this string of tropical islands in Southeast Asia is not to be missed. Here are 7 tips to ensure you get the best out of the country when traveling as a vegan! 7 Tips for Travelling as a Vegan in Indonesia 1. Do Your Research Before You Go If you’re normally the type of backpacker who likes to wing it, perhaps consider doing a little bit of prep...

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Why Kyoto is a Must-Visit Travel Destination for Vegan and Vegetarian Cuisine

Kyoto, once the capital of ancient Japan, is a city famous for its historical prominence, as well as its temples, shrines, markets, palaces, and museums. It is also known for its traditional Buddhist, vegetarian, and often vegan, cuisine — shōjin ryōri – consisting of tofu, vegetables, and wild mountain plants. Whilst shōjin ryōri is still served proudly across the city, in the modern day there is much more on offer from the vegan restaurant scene in Kyoto. The volume of meat and dairy-free menu delights on offer in the city make it a mecca for vegan travelers. It is ideal for...

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Vegan Cheese Brand Daiya Arrives in the UK

North American vegan cheese brand, Daiya, is set to be available in the U.K. for the first time ever. The Vegan Kind online supermarket is due to receive the stock “possibly this week” and will become the first supplier of the brand in the U.K. “@daiyafoods will be available at @thevegankindsupermarket VERY soon. Possibly this week!” The Vegan Kind Supermarket posted on its Instagram account. “You may have seen @fatgayvegan post about this when he was over in California in early March, well after years of waiting, the time has come! Daiya are doing a press release right now,...

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9 London Hotspots Every Vegan Traveller Should Visit

London is quickly becoming a vegan destination, with shops, restaurants, and businesses cropping up all over the city. Many existing non-vegan establishments are also adapting menus in order to keep up with the growing trend for all things cruelty-free. If you’re a vegan visiting London, or are a local stuck for ideas, this list of 9 hotspots will give you some vegan inspiration for your time in the capital! 9 London Hotspots Every Vegan Traveller Should Visit 1. Temple of Seitan Temple of Seitan tops the list as the most desirable vegan venue in London. Located in Hackney, with...

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UK Restaurant Supplier to Double Vegan Options Following £2.7 Million Funding

UK based company, Little & Cull, who supply to many restaurants and hotels across the country, is doubling its vegan range. The company received a £2.7 million funding package from one of the UK’s biggest banks: Lloyds. Little & Cull, who are based in Devon, claims it is doubling the range of vegan options due to high demand from consumers. Two years ago, sales of the vegan range made up 5 percent of the company’s £9 million annual turnover. Today, vegan sales make up 10 percent. “Creating bespoke menus and recipes for our customers is a key part of our...

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European Meat Consumption Could Be Affecting the Health of South Americans, Says Global Organization

The European meat trade could be impacting the health of South Americans, according to a recent investigation by global campaign organization, Mighty Earth. The aim of the investigation was to discover the effect that soy, shipped to Europe for animal feed, has on the environment, evaluating the extent of deforestation caused by the overproduction of the crop. However, Mighty Earth uncovered another side of the story during the investigation, carried out predominantly in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina and Paraguay. “On average, 19 percent of deaths in Argentina are caused by cancer,” Mighty Earth state. “However, in the...

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Vegan Milk Brands Stand Up to Dairy in Labelling Legal Battle

A congressional spending bill passed in the US Senate last week has directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on vegan milk producers using “dairy” terminology on their labels, according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). However, the Plant-Based Foods Association (PBFA), claims the organization “is engaging in deceptive media tactics.” The paragraph in question, reported on by NMPF, is old news, says PBFA. “The non-binding report language was conceived as part of the House Agriculture Appropriations bill passed by the Committee in July of 2017. This has zero legal significance,” PBFA executive director Michele...

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$300,000 Vegan Macadamia Cheese-Making Facility Set to Open in Australia

A $300,000 vegan macadamia cheese-making facility is set to open in Alstonville, Northern Rivers, Australia. The new facility will create local jobs for the community and help to feed the growing demand for vegan products in the country. The Federal Government will be providing $140,000 to help get the new facility up and running, according to Page MP, Kevin Hogan. “This is a really exciting project because it is going to cater for the vegan market,” Hogan told The Northern Star. He continued, “We are the home of macadamias in this country, so to value add to this product,...

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Vegan ‘Stranger Things’ Star Sadie Sink Models Rooney Mara’s Vegan Fashion Line

Stranger things star, vegan actor Sadie Sink, has been modeling fellow actor and vegan, Rooney Mara’s new fashion line: Hiraeth. The young actor chose Mara’s designs for appearances on the red carpet at Paley Fest and the Kids Choice Awards. “Was honored to represent my friend Rooney Mara’s new vegan clothing line @hiraeth.collective this weekend. Thank you, Rooney, for creating this entirely animal-free collection,” Sink recently posted on her Instagram account. Mara launched the fashion line due to her interest in high-end quality fashion, she noticed that pre-existing faux leather pieces were difficult to come by. “I realized there...

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Fresh Vegan Pizza Range by White Rabbit Co Now Available Online at Ocado Supermarket

Fresh, vegan, gluten-free, pizzas from the White Rabbit Pizza Co. are set to be available from UK online supermarket giant, Ocado, from April onwards. Smokin’ Vegan, with smoky vegan cheese, spinach olives and tomatoes, and Viva La Vegan, with vegan cheese, vegan pesto, and sundried tomatoes, are two of the White Rabbit’s vegan options. Sainsbury’s, Whole Foods, and Planet Organic are some of the existing stockists of the gluten-free pizza range. “We’re really excited about the launch of White Rabbit Pizza Co. at Ocado,” said Jacques Thudichum, of Ocado, in a statement. “We know that their great range of...

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Global Vegan and Vegetarian Meat Market Set to Exceed $6 Billion by 2023

The global vegan and vegetarian meat market is estimated to hit $6.43 billion by 2023, according to a new report from Research and Markets. Beyond Meat, Amy’s Kitchen, and Quorn Foods are listed as some of the key players in the market, with demand for tofu, seitan, and tempeh-based products also on the rise. The latter, tempeh, is predicted to be the fastest-growing segment. “Tempeh offers health benefits such as high antibody count, reduction in sugar levels in the body, muscle building, reduced risk of diabetes, and lower cholesterol levels in the body,” the report notes. Supermarkets, such as...

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European Meat Industry Responsible for Much of South American Deforestation, Shows New Investigation

The European meat industry is responsible for much of the deforestation in South America, a new investigation carried out by Mighty Earth has shown. Mighty Earth is a global campaign that works to save the environment; their mission is to conserve rainforest, prevent further climate change, and protect the ocean. The campaigns latest investigation took them to South America, to Argentina and Paraguay, to assess how soy, grown for animal feed, impacts the environment. The Mighty Earth team used satellite mapping to locate 20 deforestation hotspots in the region, proceeding to send team members to each location. The report...

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Ditching Animal-Based Fats for Plant-Based Fats Could Reduce Risk of Premature Death, Says New Study

Consuming plant-based fats instead of animal-based fats could reduce the risk of heart disease and other causes of premature death, according to a new study by the American Heart Association. The study monitored 63,412 women as well as 29,966 men over the course of 22 years; overall there were 20,672 deaths – 4,588 of these from heart disease. After analyzing the data and the diets of participants, researchers found that those with a higher intake of animal-based fats had a 21 percent higher risk of a premature death. For those with a higher intake of plant-based fats, their risk was...

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Vegan Protein Gives UFC Fighters the Same Results As Whey, Finds New Study

Vegan protein is just as beneficial to UFC fighters as animal-based whey protein, according to a new study by Florida International University (FIU). The study, which is the first of its kind, evaluated eleven mixed martial arts fighters, seven of whom are currently contracted by the UFC. Dr. Douglas Kalman along with Alison Escalante, a sports nutritionist at FIU, split the fighters into “Team Plant” and “Team Animal.” Every day for six weeks, the groups were asked to consume 75 grams of their designated protein, whilst also following the same training regime, diet, and lifestyle as they normally would....

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Schools in Four Brazilian Cities to Make History and Go Vegan in 2019

School cafeterias in Brazil are transitioning to vegan menus, the Humane Society International (HSI) has announced. The transition will be seen in four cities and will be completed by 2019. The schools are participating in a new project, “Escola Sustentável”, launched in partnership with HSI. “Escola Sustentável”, which translates to sustainable school, is taking place in the country due to a growing awareness of the environmental impact of meat production, as well as the negative effect it can have on human health. Serrinha, Barraoca, Teofilandia, and Biritinga in Bahia are the four northeastern cities making history with the new...

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‘World’s First’ Vegan International Film Festival Comes to Canada

The world’s first international vegan film festival is due to take place this year in Canada. The festival, named “The Ottawa Vegan Film Festival”, will launch in October at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa. Not content with just one city, or one country for that matter, the organizers intend to tour the festival around the world – creating a “global community”, both uniting vegans and inspiring non-vegans to give the lifestyle a go. Currently, it is the only known vegan international film festival in the world.  “The Ottawa Vegan Film Festival is a trailblazing event dedicated to celebrating the...

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Female Trio to Row Atlantic Ocean to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Three women are set to row the Atlantic Ocean this December in support of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and its “Clean Seas” programme. Jess, Caroline, and Susan, aka team “Status Row”, will be taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and rowing for the entirety of the 50-day trip – their mission is to become the second ever all-female trio to row across the Atlantic. Sleep deprivation and salt sores are just two of the testing factors the women will come up against on their voyage – but they maintain the cause is worthy enough to keep...

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‘Skinny’ Vegan Lager Launched by Low-Calorie Alcohol Brand

UK low-calorie alcoholic beverage company, Skinny Brands, has launched a new, vegan-friendly, gluten-free beer named Skinny Lager. The new 4% ABV lager, which contains only 89 calories in each 330ml bottle, is made in a brewing process that removes all residual sugars from the beer. Skinny Lager was developed in a bid to keep up with the demand for low-calorie alcohol. Skinny Brands is confident its new lager will be a huge hit with customers. “Our new, full-flavour Skinny Lager appeals to a wide variety of consumers looking to drink differently,” Allan Moffat, marketing manager for the company, said in...

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Vegan Celebrity Will.i.am Says He Started the V-Gang to Fight Corruption in the Food Industry

New vegan and musician, will.i.am, posted a video on Instagram yesterday speaking out about the importance of plant-based nutrition as a form of self-help and self-medication. The artist announced his creation of the “V-Gang”, a noun he defines as: “a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscious living.” At the beginning of this year, it was reported that will.i.am had made the decision to go vegan for health reasons – the star was informed by a doctor that he was suffering from both high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Since then, he has become...

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Central London’s W Hotel Launches Vegan Menu

One of central London’s most luxurious hotels, the W Hotel London, is introducing a new vegan menu. Developed through a partnership with Ravinder Bhogal, owner of Jikoni – one of the east end’s most prestigious restaurants, the hotel’s new vegan selection is currently set to be served at its Perception Bar until the end June. Born in Kenya to Indian parents, but brought up in London, Bhogal takes her cooking inspiration from her heritage. Asian mushroom ragout, caramel tofu, besan fritters with coconut yoghurt and curry leaf, as well as lemongrass and lime leaf sorbet are just some of the...

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Vegan Ice Cream Brand Nora’s Launches in Whole Foods Across British Columbia

Vancouver-based vegan ice cream brand, Nora’s Plant-Based Ice Cream, is launching in Whole Foods stores across British Columbia. The brand made the announcement on its Instagram page. “So excited that you can now find our plant-based ice creams at Whole Foods locations across BC,” the company posted. Nora’s also announced a new competition in celebration of the launch, “to celebrate, we are giving away 2 pints each to 2 winners! Make sure you’re following us, then tag a friend in the comments (unlimited entries, must be able to collect prize in Vancouver). Winners will be announced Friday – good...

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Eco-Friendly Vegan Banana Fabric Fashion Brand Wins Sustainability Award

US sustainable vegan fashion company, Crop-A-Porter, is the winner of the H&M Global Change Awards in Stockholm,  receiving €300,000 of a €1m prize from the retail chain. Crop-A-Porter, currently based in China and launching soon in Costa Rica, is on a mission to change the fashion status quo. Pineapple leaves, banana stalks, and sugarcane are just some of the materials the fashion business uses to create its innovative designs. Agraloop technology, the backbone of the team’s work, allows them to transform waste from food crops into bio-fiber textiles. The harvest from these crops can be detrimental to the environment,...

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Singer Mya Proves Vegan Fur is Sexier Than Animal Fur

Vegan singer Mya has been showing some love for cruelty-free fashion in a new Instagram post. The singer uploaded a picture of herself posing in a faux fur coat from Shein on Wednesday, with the caption: “#Vegan style #Crueltyfree faux fur by @sheinofficial, #compassion #fashion.” Mya is a keen advocate for veganism, often using her celebrity platform to preach the benefits of going vegan and encourage others to convert to the lifestyle. Back in November, the singer asked her close to one million Twitter followers to consider making a vegan pledge in honor of World Vegan Month. At the beginning...

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Vegan Tuna Company to Expand Distribution to Schools and Corporate Cafes

Vegan tuna, known as “Ahimi,” developed by Ocean Hugger Foods, is going to roll out across college campuses and in corporate business cafes. The company has partnered with Aramark, a provider of food, uniforms, and facilities to educational institutions, hospitals, businesses and stadiums around the globe, in a bid to expand its distribution. Roma tomatoes, soy sauce, and sesame oil are some of the ingredients used to make the vegan tuna — the world’s first ever alternative to raw tuna fish used to make sushi. Founder of Ocean Hugger Foods, James Corwell, developed the product after he took a...

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Designer Fashion Brands DKNY and Donna Karan Officially Go Fur-Free

Both Donna Karan and DKNY are set to go fur-free in 2019, according to an announcement from Humane Society International. Morris Goldfarb, CEO of G-III, Donna Karan and DKNY’s parent company, revealed the decision on Thursday in a Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2018 Earnings Conference. The company came to its decision due to its relationship with the Humane Society of the United States. “HSI is delighted that since Gucci declared fur to be ‘out-dated’ designers have been racing to prove their relevance by dropping the archaic material,” Wendy Higgins, HSI’s Director of International Media, said in a...

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Tesco Launches Its Own Brand of Heat-and-Serve Vegan Chicken

UK leading supermarket, Tesco, has launched a new heat-and-serve vegan chicken, a representative for the store confirmed to LIVEKINDLY via email. The new product will be available at stores across the UK, joining the chain’s fishless fishcakes, as well as meat-free chicken nuggets, and avocado and peanut burgers, among others, in its pre-existing meat and dairy free range. Tesco has been leading the way in terms of vegan products over the last few months, partly due to the appointment of Wicked Healthy co-founder, Derek Sarno, as the Director of Plant-Based Food Innovation for the supermarket. Sarno’s own products, the...

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Qdoba Mexican Grill Has Reduced Prices On All Vegan Meals

North American Mexican-inspired chain, Qdoba Mexican Eats, has launched a new pricing plan labeled the “Vegetarian Tier initiative.” On average, vegetarians and vegans, or anyone wanting a vegan meal, save around sixty cents per meal. The chain has also launched the new reward system in a bid to encourage meat-eaters to choose more veggie dishes. Vegetable fajitas, burritos, and salads are just some of the meatless menu options customers can choose from. “We received feedback that our vegetarian guests thought our pricing structure didn’t meet their needs,” Qdoba’s vice president of marketing, Jill Adams, told VegNews. “So, we felt...

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Actor Zac Efron Is Eating a Purely Vegan Diet and Says It’s ‘Brilliant’

American actor, Zac Efron, has revealed he is currently eating a “purely vegan” diet, in a recent interview with Teen Vogue. Efron chatted with the magazine on Monday about his grooming habits, his fitness regime, and his diet. “I’ve been experimenting with eating purely vegan,” Efron explained. “That’s completely changed the way that my body works, and the way that I metabolize food, the way it turns into energy, the way that I sleep. It’s been brilliant. It’s been great for my exercise, and great for my routine.” The star says he has been taking better care of his...

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Meat Eaters Buy More Vegan Food When Veggie Options Aren’t Separated On Menus

New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has suggested that when meat and vegetarian options are presented together and mixed in on the same menu, people are more likely to choose the vegan menu options. If a separate vegetarian menu is provided, this is more likely to be neglected by consumers – unless they identify as vegetarian or vegan in the first place. The LSE study focused on “flexitarians” – those who switch between the vegetarian, vegan, and omnivore lifestyle – noting that this demographic tends to be unlikely to choose a veggie dish...

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Hotel Chocolat Launches New Vegan Easter Egg Range

Popular UK chocolate chain, Hotel Chocolat, has launched a new, exclusively vegan range for Easter. The brand, which has 93 chocolate shops, restaurants, and even an actual hotel throughout the UK, made the announcement in a recent Facebook post: “Our NEW vegan-friendly Easter chocolate range will make you chirp with excitement!”  While chirping is indeed option, the classic chocolate version of the Easter bunny is something sure to excite those looking for dairy-free Easter options, whilst the “Hard Boiled Dark Chocolate Egg”, the “Easter Egg Sandwich” and the “Rabbert Tiddly Chocolate Pot” are some of the more unusual choices customers...

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Vegan Athlete Crowned Champion of Major Surf Competition

Tia Blanco, one of the stars of The Game Changers and vegan professional surfer, has been crowned the champion of major Puerto Rican surfing competition: Corona Extra Pro Circuit. The Circuit involves multiple events held across Puerto Rico’s most infamous surf spots on the north-western coast. Surfers are awarded points for their performance in each of these events, these are then totaled and whoever has the most is “the best pro surfer of the season.” Both Blanco and The Game Changers posted about the victory on Instagram. “I am very grateful to take the win here at the Corona...

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50-Year-Old Meat Business Goes Vegan With Plant-Based Jerky Line

Fifty-year-old established meat business, Urbani Foods, has ventured into the plant-based food market with the launch of a new line of, all-natural, non-GMO, vegan jerky named NOBLE jerky. The business intends to reduce the number of animal products they provide to consumers, replacing them with plant-based alternatives. “Sustainable agriculture means providing healthy food to the entire population, and the inefficiencies in raising an animal for food mean that it is not feasible to meet this goal going into the future,” CEO of Urbani Foods, Claudio Urbani, said in a statement. “The only way to convince the meat-eating population, and...

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James Cameron’s Vegan Documentary ‘The Game Changers’ to Screen at DC Film Festival

The 26th annual Environmental Film Festival is taking place this month in Washington DC, from March 15th to March 25th. The festival will open with Kate Brooks’ “The Last Animals” and close with a screening of James Cameron’s highly anticipated vegan documentary “The Game Changers.” “The Game Changers” will be the last film shown at the event. Academy-Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos (2009’s “The Cove”), will be in attendance at the festival. The film, which features an appearance from former bodybuilder and governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, follows James Wilks; an elite special forces trainer.  The film shows Wilks on his...

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Nigerian Vegan Community is on the Rise Due to Increased Internet Access

The diet of a Nigerian has long been meat-centric. However, a new vegan community is emerging in the country, thanks in large part to growing Internet access. An increasing number of Nigerian citizens are tuning into the world around them, learning about environmental issues and joining the important global discussion about protecting the planet. Documentaries such as “Cowspiracy”, have pushed many to make the lifestyle change. “Sometimes I feel silly that I made a huge lifestyle change after watching a documentary,” Aisha Modibo, a research officer at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, told Ynaija, an online Nigerian newspaper. She continued, “Cowspiracy...

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Paleo Brand Primal Kitchen Debuts Vegan Avocado-Ranch Dressing

U.S. based paleo friendly brand, Primal Kitchen, has launched a new vegan ranch dressing made with avocado oil. Primal Kitchen already offers a vast array of avocado-based dressings and oils to its customers; however, this is the brands first vegan ranch dressing option. “This dressing is the first of its kind,” founder of Primal Kitchen, Mark Sisson, said in a statement. “Crafted with avocado oil containing monounsaturated fats and packed with organic herbs and spices, our vegan ranch is a true plant-based food champion with an uncompromising delicious flavor that everyone can get behind.” Sisson started Primal Kitchen after he...

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Dr. Praeger to Debut High Protein Vegan Meat Range

U.S. based frozen food brand, Dr. Praeger, has launched a brand-new, meat-free, soy-free product line. Pure Plant Protein will feature plant-based burgers, breakfast sausages, and chickenless tenders made from pea protein and other veggies, such as carrots and butternut squash. The range will also include kid-friendly veggie nuggets filled with nutritious super greens. “We’re bringing clean ingredients to the growing meatless category and packing in the protein while loading up with real vegetables for added nutrition – without any of the fake stuff making headlines,” Larry Praeger, Dr. Praeger’s CEO, said in a statement. He continued, “Flexitarians are one...

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Safeway Launches Own Line of Vegan Cashew Ice Cream

Leading American supermarket chain, Safeway, has released its own private label line of vegan ice cream. The new nondairy ice cream is part of Safeway’s all-natural food line, Open Nature, and is made using cashew milk. “Everyone’s going dairy-free! @safeway has released their own cashew milk ice cream, so naturally we had to buy a pint!” VegNews posted on its Instagram page. Safeway first launched Open Nature back in 2011 in its more than 1,300 locations. “Open Nature is a great addition to Safeway’s portfolio of health and wellness brands,” Joe Ennen, senior vice president of consumer brands, said...

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Greek-Inspired Restaurant Chain Launches Vegan Menu in UK

Greek-inspired UK restaurant chain, The Real Greek, has announced the launch of its new, exclusively vegan, menu. The new menu, created in response to growing demand for more vegan options, will include thirty meat and dairy-free dishes for customers to choose from. Vegan moussaka, with potato, courgette, aubergine and slow-cooked jackfruit, is just one of the new recipes set to feature on the vegan menu, along with Jackfruit Stifado – a Greek stew with mushrooms, shallots, and aniseed. The new menu was developed by The Real Greek team of chefs, who traveled around both Greece and the UK in...

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Michelin Star Vegan Menu Arrives at Top London Restaurant

Benares, a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair, is launching a new predominantly vegan menu. The restaurant, ranked as one of London’s finest, is run by the first ever Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, Atul Kochhar. Kochhar takes his inspiration from his home country of India but gives all his recipes a British twist. The new, almost-exclusively vegan, street food menu will be uniquely designed by each of Benares’ chefs. “Our talented kitchen team at Benares have developed a brand-new street food menu offering guests the opportunity to experience the variety of dishes that derive from India,” Kochhar...

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Bubbies Set to Launch New Line of Vegan Mochi Ice Cream Across the U.S.

Internationally renowned frozen dessert brand, Bubbies, is launching a new line of vegan Mochi ice cream. The new vegan options are anticipated to be stocked by most of Bubbies’ current major retailers. At only eighty calories per serving, the new dessert features a vegan twist on the Bubbies Japanese-inspired Mochi classic: bite-sized ice cream wrapped in sweetened, chewy, rice dough. The Vegan Mochi Frozen Dessert recipe is Kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, and consists of real fruit puree. Cherry, vanilla, mango, and mint are just some of the new vegan flavors set to be on offer. “With our unique flavors, dairy-free...

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California and Florida Become First States to Accept ‘VeganCoin’ Cryptocurrency

Hip Cuisine, a Latin-American-inspired restaurant based in Florida, is the first vegan establishment in the U.S. to start accepting VeganCoin, the vegan cryptocurrency. Hip Cuisine has two locations in Panama City, plus another three vegan subsidiary locations of RAWkin Juice in Southern California. VeganCoin, the cryptocurrency of VeganNation, will be accepted in place of U.S. dollars at all of these locations. “We are excited to partner with VeganNation and join its community of like-minded individuals who believe that you can eat delicious and nutritious foods, be kind to animals, and leave a smaller carbon footprint,” CEO of Hip Cuisine,...

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4 New Vegan Burrito Flavors Launched By Plant-Based Brand Daiya Foods

Popular Canadian dairy-free brand, Daiya Foods, has announced the launch of a new line of vegan and gluten-free frozen burritos featuring the brand’s signature cheeses. Packing in 7-12 grams of protein per serving, the new burritos are available in four different flavors: Tuscan, Tex-Mex, Santiago, and Sante Fe styles. “Today’s consumers are now embracing plant-based foods as a great-tasting option that promotes a healthier lifestyle,” CEO Terry Tierney said in a recent statement. “We are expanding to enable our teams to continue to do the work that will further surprise and delight consumers around the world and accommodate our aggressive...

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Veggie Celeb Kaley Cuoco Saves Abandoned Animals in Kardashian Parody

Actor and star of “The Big Bang Theory”, Kaley Cuoco, has joined up with the Southern California non-profit, Paw Works, to encourage people to adopt their pets from shelters. Paw Works aims to address the issue of animal overpopulation in shelters by educating citizens and raising awareness of the ongoing issues that the state’s abandoned animals face. The organization currently has two pet adoption centers, one in Thousand Oaks and another in Ventura. In a parody of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, Cuoco persuades her stylist, Brad, to adopt 41 dogs. In a bid to escape from Cuoco and...

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Donatella Says Versace is Now Fur-Free ‘I Don’t Want to Kill Animals to Make Fashion’

Donatella Versace, head of the Italian designer label Versace, says the major fashion brand is going fur-free. The fashion mogul believes that fur should no longer be considered a staple in the world of high fashion. “Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right,” Donatella stated in an interview with Luke Leitch of The Economist’s 1843 magazine. Up until now, Versace has included fur in many of its designs. Donatella’s revelation is so new; the brand was even still advertising the material on its website at the time of the 1843...

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Gardein Ready-to-Eat Meatless Vegan Skillet Meals Coming to Stores This April

Popular meatless meat brand Gardein is launching new ready-to-eat vegan skillet meals this April. The frozen food company revealed its brand-new products at the Natural Products Expo West this past weekend in California. “Global food demand will grow 50% by 2030 and there will be significant need for more protein,” Gardein state on the company website. “We think Gardein is part of the solution. We believe eating more plant-based foods builds good health and good for our planet too. It’s part of the reason why we like to say, goodness grows.” Earlier this year, in an effort to help more restaurants...

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Quorn Launches Vegan Sausages at UK’s Largest Supermarket

UK leading vegan and veggie meat brand, Quorn, has announced the launch of its brand-new vegan Cumberland sausages in Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket. Fishless fingers, hot and spicy burgers, nuggets and fajita strips are just some of the products Quorn already offer in their vegan range. However, up until now, there has been no vegan alternative to their existing sausages, popular with vegetarians. “Drumroll, please! We have another sizzling NEW Quorn Vegan product launching today! Our Vegan Cumberland Sausages are now available in selected Tesco stores. We can’t wait to hear what you think of them,” Quorn wrote...

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New York City Growing More Local Food With New Indoor Vertical Farm

New York City start-up, Bowery, is making waves in the organic food industry with their use of indoor vertical farming. After raising $20 million in Series A funding last summer, the company is currently in the process of building their second vertical farm in Kearny, New Jersey. The start-up intends to revolutionise farming and provide a solution to impending water scarcity. “We’re growing post-organic produce, It’s the next evolution,” Irving Fain, Bowery’s CEO and founder, told Fortune.  He added, “It’s a better product for us and better way of growing and less destructive to the earth, we’re using technology...

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UK’s Largest Running Magazine Promotes Meat-Free Diet to Readers

The UK’s largest running magazine, Runner’s World, has promoted a meat-free diet to their readers. In an article titled, “Essential Nutrients for Vegetarians,” the magazine outlined how embracing a meat-free diet can be beneficial to runners. “Meat-free diets rev up your running – as long as you’re smart about it,” the publication stated. Packing in twenty grams of protein a day in the form of tofu, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds is essential according to the magazine, as well as keeping up your calcium intake with almond milk or rice milk. In addition to the boost, it can give your...

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