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New Vegan Documentary Praised by Leonardo DiCaprio to Debut in 2018

Following the success of films such as Okja and What the Health, a new powerful vegan documentary named ‘Eating Our Way To Extinction’ is set to be released next year. The film has been created by Broxstar Productions, a production company run by two London based brothers behind the recent short Facebook film ‘Planet Earth – As We Eat Our Way To Extinction.’ The Facebook film brings great promise of what is to come from the brothers, it was described by Leonardo DiCaprio on Twitter as ‘the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today.’ Eating Our Way...

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Chefs Identify Vegan Food as Top Restaurant Trend in 2018

Chefs at over 80 restaurants have said that plant-based food will be a top restaurant trend in 2018, with many menus featuring more meat-free options. Top vegan chef James Kenney recently announced his belief that chefs have the same responsibility as doctors when it comes to keeping us healthy. Kenney observed, “A world that largely thrives on plants, that at least becomes plant-centric, is a better world, a happier world, a healthier place, and it is a world changed. I firmly believe that chefs have the ability to do this. They are the ones buying, cooking, and serving the...

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Vegan Donut Brand Opens Store Due to Hugely Successful Pop-Up

Back in 2014, Kharisma and Kyra Mayo made the decision to go vegan. Now, just three years later, the choice is proving to be the best they ever made. The sisters launched their new pop-up venture ‘The Vegan Doughnut Company’, with an aim to take care of the golden trio: the planet, their health, and the animals. And why not do so with a little indulgence? Because what life is like without vegan comfort food we just donought want to know. Since their initial launch, the venture has been nothing short of a delicious success, with their first ever...

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Game of Thrones’ ‘Missandei’ Rocks Funny Vegan Christmas Sweater

Nathalie Emmanuel, aka Game of Thrones Sweetheart Missandei, has been a proud vegan for four years. Back in August, the star was putting protein myths about veganism to bed, showing us just how easy it is to get plant-based protein into your diet with shakes. She stated ‘I’ll make something that’s packed with calories. I’ll put a banana in it, a bit of almond milk or coconut water, spinach. I also like a bit of matcha powder in there – all of that fun stuff! Add a bit of vegan protein powder and that would be my shake.’ See, simple! Now...

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Chefs Have The Same Responsibility As Doctors, Says Top Vegan Chef Matthew Kenney

Recently, the health benefits of a plant-based diet have been under the spotlight, with many doctors claiming that eating meat- and dairy-free is the way forward for a healthy future. Top vegan chef, Matthew Kenney, claims that in addition to the medical profession, chefs too have a responsibility to promote a plant-based diet. In his book, PLANTLAB: Crafting the Future of Food, Kenney states that chefs have both a powerful voice and an influence that previously the profession has not enjoyed. It is “a great opportunity, but also a great responsibility” according to Kenney. A positive experience in a restaurant...

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Seinfeld Star Releases Vegan Recipe Tips for Hanukkah

Carol Leifer is best known for her work in comedy on hit shows such as Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live. However, the star has another important passion besides making people laugh and that’s saving the animals. This holiday season, passionate vegan Carol has teamed up with People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to show us just how a vegan Hanukkah is done best. In an easy to watch video that lasts just over 2 minutes, Carol offers helpful tips to make butter-free latkes and egg-free sufganiyot. Joined by two little helpers, the comedienne sits down for a...

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Vegan Fast Food Chain to Open in Biggest Mall in USA

Back in 2014, the first ever vegan fast food restaurant and drive thru opened its doors in San Antonio, Texas. Just four years later, Earth Burger is expanding into the biggest shopping mall in the United States of America, Minnesota’s Mall of America (MOA). The establishment prides itself on bringing ‘healthier options to your everyday choices’ with a 100% vegan and nutrient-rich menu. You can grab yourself a Fish-less Sandwich, served in a whole wheat bun with the classic accompaniment tartare sauce. Or perhaps share a Chik-n Tender Basket, which features five crispy delicious fried chik-n tenders, with an...

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Award Winning Vegan Brand Launches Christmas Beauty Baubles

Ethical beauty brand Bloomtown officially has the answer to all your secret Santa woes! If you’re looking for a stocking filler or just a tree decoration with a little bit of a twist this festive season, Cornwall based Bloomtown is spoiling us with these new limited-edition, luxury, beauty baubles. Back in 2016, Preyanka and Medwin returned from two years in Indonesia. Whilst in South East Asia, the pair witnessed the mass destruction to the environment that sadly comes with the production of palm oil used in many beauty products. Concerned for the negative effects this has on tigers and endangered...

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UK’s Vegan Meat Market to Grow 25% Within the Next 4 Years

2017 has seen the rise of many meat substitutes, proving that to have a vegan diet you don’t have to take all your inspiration from a guinea pig. Big lump of hay with a side of carrot and kale anyone? No disrespect to the latter, but we’ll decline the hay, thanks. Back in October, the news broke that UK giant Waitrose was to partner up with a plant-based ‘butcher’ aptly named The Vegetarian Butcher. Chloe Graves, the vegetarian buyer of the nationwide supermarket stated that she had ‘little doubt’ that plant-based proteins would play a vital role in the...

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Vegan Alternatives Favoured by Companies Creating Probiotic Products for Kids

Once upon a time, it was commonly fed to children, that in order to grow up big and strong, your bones need milk and cheese and all things dairy. However, this is no longer the common belief amongst many doctors. Due to the galactose present in milk, the consumption of the white stuff is actually now associated with cancer, hip fractures, and premature death. So, it seems that dairy is not actually bone or kid or anyone friendly after all. These findings are reflected in the supermarkets with a notable absence of probiotic dairy products aimed at children. Parents...

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P!nk’s Former Makeup Artist Opens Vegan Beauty Studio

Former make-up artist to the stars, Carrie Jones, has opened a new vegan make up studio in Liverpool. Carrie, who is used to hanging out with the likes of pop royalty P!nk, DJ Calvin Harris and fashion forward Gok Wan, has now turned her skilled hand to cruelty-free cosmetics. Named Unpretty, Carrie said her new project is all about creating confidence and encouraging people to find their own look and style without causing harm to anyone, especially not animals. She said to the Liverpool Echo ‘It’s all about enhancing natural beauty and promoting individuality while also keeping vegan and...

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Ireland Warns Dairy Farming Has Serious Environmental Impact

Aside from the United States of America, every country in the world has recognised climate change and is currently working to fight against it under The Paris Agreement. In an attempt to pinpoint areas that could be improved, Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report this week that recognises the impact of the dairy industry on the planet and acknowledges it is not a risk that should be taken lightly. Over the last 4 years greenhouse gas emissions have increased in Ireland by 8%, this correlates with a growing number of dairy cows in the country which...

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Doctors Urged to Prescribe Healthy Vegan Food to Patients

A seminar that focuses on the health benefits of plant-based foods in preventing some of the world’s most prevalent diseases is due to be held in Detroit, Michigan on December 7th. This comes after Dr Greger’s revelation that 8 out of the top 10 causes of death can be prevented through the adoption of a vegan diet. The Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG) will be hosting the event, whose founder, Paul Chatlin is a keen ambassador for the positive effects a plant based diet can have. Paul ditched the animal products whilst awaiting heart bypass surgery and has...

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Veganism is Key to Survival on Mars According to Scientists

The question ‘can we ever live on Mars?’ has been hanging over scientists since before we first landed on the moon, with the first mission launching in 1964. From David Bowie to Hollywood movies, Mars has been a hot topic across the globe. There are many questions that surround Martian travel, with one of the main being ‘if we got there, how would we continue to survive?’. Well it appears Scientists have now come up with an answer: we’d all be vegan. Nasa botanist, Bruce Bugbee, has played a key role in helping many astronauts grow plants on board...

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Vegan Diet Could Prevent 8 Out of 10 Leading Causes of Death, Doctors Claim

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has evaluated the current diseases and conditions most likely to end peoples lives in the US. The chief of the CDC’s Morality Statistics Branch, Bob Anderson, explained that such a report is necessary to “create a society where we live as long as we can, as healthy as we can”. Conditions such as Heart Disease and Cancer top the list, with Alzheimer’s and Diabetes, amongst others, following closely behind. Anderson believes that gathering this data can help in determining how to prevent these diseases. Medical professionals such as Dr...

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Millennials’ Love of Vegan Food Helps Push Hummus Market Value to $1.1 Billion

Millennials are doing great things for the hummus industry according to the manager of Kasih Food Production Co, Khaled Kasir. The company, who are based in Jordan, recently launched a brand-new range of hummus products as they feel the chickpea-based dip is the up and coming food of the future. And they may just be onto something. Speaking about millennials, Kasir observed to FoodIngredientsFirst, ‘they look to foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals to support peak performance, with studies demonstrating that millennials believe that protein is the most important component of healthy eating. There is also an increasing...

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Lush Release 100 Vegan Products For Christmas

We can’t ignore it anymore, as I’m sure you’ve been told by at least 3 people in your life right now ‘Christmas is just around the corner’. But to ease any present purchasing panic you’re already feeling as we turn the bend into December, good old Lush are here with no less than 100 vegan friendly items to choose from for your loved ones (or for yourself, we know how these things go. No judgement). Amongst others, the new festive options include a Twilight Sprinkle Jar (a glittery sprinkling powder for your skin infused with lavender), a Berry Berry Christmas...

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Drake Themed Pop-Up Bar to Serve Vegan ‘Buttermilk’ Wings

Entrepreneur Barrington Reeves started from the bottom now he’s here, opening a Drake-themed pop-up bar in Finnieston, Scotland. Everyone’s true dream realised. If you’re vegan, love Drake and happen to be in Scotland for their launch next weekend (official dates 30th November to 3rd December), then you’re in luck. The bar will be serving up vegan ‘buttermilk’ seitan wings for the plant-based among us, the best you ever had or fake love? Sample and see, you could call them on your cell phone or just book the tickets online (this is 2017 after all). All the food is priced...

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New Vegan Lewis Hamilton Says He Could “Never Go Back” To Eating Meat

British Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, has accredited his vegan diet as the real driving force behind his success. Speaking to CNN he raved, ‘I do feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life, in my 32 years, physically’, he then goes on to add ‘I feel incredibly clean and healthy.’ This is not the first time the racer has openly praised his plant-based diet. After winning the U.S. Grand Prix, Lewis said he had previously felt strong mentally, but it was the decision he made to become a vegan that brought him on top of his game...

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Comedian, Tyler Perry, and His Family are Going Vegan This Thanksgiving

In stark contrast to previous years, self-confessed meat-lover Tyler Perry and his family are going to be gathering around the Tofurky to give thanks this Thursday, at least that’s what the star told Rachel Ray on her show earlier this week. The multi-talented actor, director, and producer exclusively revealed that this year’s Thanksgiving is going to be a little bit different in nature, as he has recently made the decision to give up eating meat. Tyler will be spending the day with his vegan wife, Gelila Bekel who is a filmmaker, model, activist and humanitarian, along with his 3-year-old...

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Bye Bye Beige – Colorful Vegan Food is set to be 2018’s Top Food Trend

A recent forecast from Packaged Facts has suggested that vegan food is set to make a big impact in 2018. In their ’10 food trends to watch’ list, they claim that the vegan label has become a badge to look out for both for vegans and non-vegans, serving as a positive indication that a product is likely to be natural and nutritious. The report also indicates that in 2018, color is set to be the keyword in the plant-based world, because if there is one thing vegans are not, it’s boring. This is certainly reflected in the diverse range...

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5 Vegan Frozen Yogurt Flavors Debut in Indian Dessert Chain ‘Cocoberry’

In recent months, India has been making important steps towards making the world a kinder place for animals. Earlier in November, we announced India’s ban on the use of circus animals after reports of alleged mistreatment and abuse surfaced. Back in August, news broke of a school in Chennai becoming completely vegan, with plant-based foods served up for pupils for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Traditional Indian cooking has its roots in veganism, but with the increasing western demand for curries, over time meat has worked its way into more Indian recipes. However, there is hope that many Indians are now...

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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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