UK supermarket chain, Waitrose, has launched dedicated vegan sections across all of its stores, nationwide. Pieminister, The Happy Pear, Clive’s, KoKo, Bol, Cauldron, and Quorn, are just some of the new vegan and veggie brands now available from the supermarket. In fact, as reported in May, the chain has expanded its plant-based range by 50 […]
Frozen vegan pot pies by plant-based, GMO-free brand, Alpha Foods, are set to arrive at Walmart stores across the US this August. Beefy Cheddar, Chik’n Veggie, Pizza, and Buffalo Chik’n are the new flavors available in the line, Alpha Foods confirmed to VegNews. Select Wegmans and Kroger stores will also be stocking the new pies, […]
A brand new vegan mezze and cocktail bar, Koocha, has opened in Redland, Bristol on Zetland Road. Founder, Noda Marvani, opened the restaurant after she inherited it from her father, the business has been in the family for 12 years. Marvani’s heritage is Persian and she decided to open Koocha because she struggled to find […]
The world’s leading chocolate supplier, Barry Callebaut, based in Zurich, has announced plans to focus on its new dairy-free line, Pathway, in a bid to keep up with consumer demand for vegan products. Although the Swiss supplier does carry dairy-free chocolate already, the market is ideal for expansion, maintains the company. “The sector has evolved […]
Fifty years ago, the population of a small region in Finland, named North Karelia, were put on a high-vegetable, low-fat diet, with positive results. The decision was made after the area became known as being synonymous with health problems, such as heart disease. After the second world war, veterans living in North Karelia were given […]
Predominantly adhering to a plant-based diet can decrease the risk of obesity in middle-aged and elderly people, according to a new study by the European Association for the Study of Obesity. The new research was presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, last weekend. Researchers from Erasmuc MC Rotterdam examined the body mass […]
Green Common, a Hong-Kong based grocery store and restaurant chain, is launching a new venture, The Kind Kitchen, in June. The eatery, located in Nan Fung Place, will act as a combined restaurant and store, but also as a center for numerous events, product launches, and cooking demonstrations. The vegan menu on offer in The Kind Kitchen […]
Ice cream giant, Ben & Jerry’s, is hosting vegan ice cream tasting events in scoop shops across the U.S. this summer. Customers will get a chance to try the brands’ nine non-dairy, almond milk based flavors, including its brand new vegan offerings: Cinnamon Buns and Peanut Butter Half Baked. Events have already been held in […]
Popular UK bakery chain, Greggs, famous for pies and sausage rolls, has launched its first ever vegan menu item: a Mexican bean wrap. As reported in the British newspaper, The Sun, this Summer Greggs is rolling out a brand-new menu, which includes products such as the vegan wrap, carrot sticks, and new salads. From June […]
A fruit festival is coming to the Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada, this August, named “The Great Canadian Fruit Fest.” The event is family-friendly and will be serving a 100 percent raw vegan menu to attendees – consisting of purely fruits and vegetables. A raw vegan diet is the consumption of foods that are […]
A giant tofu cake has been created in China, using over 3100 kg of soybeans. The cake, which weighed in at 7000 kg, was made on Laojan Mountain, in central China’s Henan province. On the top of the cake, a large Yin Yang (or Taiji) symbol was depicted, the symbol represents how opposing forces interconnect, […]
Canadians are more than twice as likely to say that cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) should be banned from captivity, than to say the practice should continue, according to a new study by the forum, Angus Reid. In Ontario, where Marineland is located, a theme park similar to SeaWorld in the US, the number of […]