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Vegan Actors Nina and Randa Claim Plant-Based Diet Can Cure Acne and Leave Skin ‘Glowing’

A newly-launched book states that adopting a vegan diet can help cure acne. “The Clear Skin Diet: The Six-Week Program for Beautiful Skin,” written by sisters Nina and Randa Nelson, reveals how the authors cured their acne and improved their health with an oil-free, plant-based diet. The book was composed to help others achieve clear skin through natural remedies, promising a “lifetime of healthy, glowing skin.” According to a description of the book, “Over $3 billion dollars is spent treating acne every year.” But the Nelson sisters claim to have found a solution that is “easy, affordable, and as close...

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Vegan Beyond Burger Arrives at Australian Fast Food Chain Lord of the Fries

The popular Beyond Burger will soon be reaching Australian shores, Time Out reported. The dish, created by Beyond Meat, will appear on menus at well-loved vegan food chain Lord of the Fries. Lord of the Fries is best known for its meat-like yet totally vegan meals. Currently, its menu includes veganised versions of hot dogs, burgers, chicken nuggets, chicken wings, and fish and chips, among others. Now, Lord of the Fries will be the first venue in Australia to stock the Beyond Meat burger. The item, described online as “the future of protein,” is made entirely without animal products yet...

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University Students are Creating Plant-Based Meats as a Solution to Climate Change

A university course is teaching students how to produce plant-based meat products, Yale Climate Connections reported. The class was designed to address environmental and ethical issues associated with the current meat and food systems. The class, titled the Alternative Meat Lab, is offered by UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. The class provides students with knowledge from industry experts surrounding the production of ‘meat substitutes’ and the potential challenges involved. Students learn how to “create the next generation of healthy, delicious, and affordable plant-based meat replacements, to sustainably feed the world”, the course’s description details. Those enrolled...

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Vegan Campaign Expands to South Africa Amid Goal to Halve Global Meat Consumption

Two organisations are joining forces to spread vegan awareness across the globe. Vegilicious, which began as a student society at the University of Cape Town, is set to merge with ProVeg International, an organisation which works with governments, medical staff, and the public to “accelerate the transition to a plant-based society and economy”. The collaboration, which is set to officially occur in June this year, will see Vegilicious relabelled as ProVeg South Africa. The transition is intended to give Vegilicious a “stronger voice” in engagements with government bodies and the food industry, as well as bring larger campaigns to...

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Plant-Based Diet May Lower Risk of Heart Attack, Research Suggests

New research revealed that elderly women may lower their risk of heart problems if they consume more vegetables, Reuters reported. In the study, vegetable intake was linked to the condition of arteries, which can affect the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study, which appeared in the Journal of the American Heart Association, surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. Using ultrasound technology, researchers analysed the thickness of the walls of the carotid artery in the neck, as well as the amount of plaque that had accumulated. “Thinner artery walls and less plaque buildup are associated with a lower...

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Researchers State 30% Drop in Plastic Ocean Pollution is Due to Plastic Bag Tax

The amount of plastic in seas surrounding the UK has declined, a new study revealed. Researchers believe the drop was caused by the previously implemented plastic bag tax, the Guardian reported. The study, published in the Science of the Total Environment, is said to be the first of its kind. Researchers analysed data from 39 independent scientific surveys between 1992 and 2017. Across the 25-year period, researchers completed 2461 trawls and recorded the amount of litter in each square kilometre. Notably, plastic pollution items were “commonly observed”. “Widespread distribution of litter items, especially plastics, were found on the seabed...

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Growing Popularity of Veganism Boosts Pea Protein Sales

Increasing rates of veganism have been identified as a major driver of Italy’s developing pea protein market. Concerns about the health risks of meat were also said to be boosting sales of the plant protein. Italy’s pea protein market is forecasted to grow at an annual compound rate of 9%, according to a press release. The “growing trend of adopting a vegan lifestyle” is one major factor boosting sales. This growth is occurring regardless of the “high competition” the market faces from animal-based protein source whey. However, recent research found that vegan protein delivers the same physical benefits to...

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Students Campaign to Ban Fur From University Projects in Britain

Students are campaigning to ban the use of fur at universities across the UK in an effort to better align student values with university policy. Increasingly, the general public is turning away from the use of fur. One YouGov poll found that nine out of ten people found it “unacceptable” to sell or purchase fur, a campaign working toward a ‘Fur-Free Britain’ revealed. Nonetheless, millions of pounds of fur are imported into Britain every year. Simon Plazolles-Hayes is one name behind the push to stop the use of fur in UK universities, beginning with his own campus at Kingston...

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Animal Testing Drops by Nearly Half in the Netherlands

Recently published data revealed the use of primates in experiments decreased by 49% in the Netherlands in a one year period. There were also “significant reductions” in the use of other animals for experimentation, PETA reported. Data concerning animal experimentation in Europe was recently, and belatedly, published. The research uncovered figures from the period between 2015 and 2016, showing shifting instances of the use of animals in experiments. In the Netherlands, the use of non-human primates in experiments saw a 49% decline. Similarly, the use of dogs dropped by 13% while horses, donkeys, and other equines were used 31%...

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Vegetarian and Vegan Meat Products No Longer Considered Niche

Vegetarian and vegan meat products have become mainstream, a recent report stated. Convenience, affordability, and an increasing focus on health has caused the plant-based market to no longer be considered niche. The number of people ditching animal products is ever-growing. Recent data revealed rates of veganism in the UK has boosted 700% in the past two years alone, while figures in America have increased by 600% in three years. As a result, demand for meat-free products has also risen, leading plant-based items to now be considered mainstream. Food Navigator pinpointed vegan and vegetarian meat brand Quorn Foods as a...

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Blue Zone Longevity Campaign Promotes Plant-Based Diet in 43rd City

The Blue Zones Project is a wellbeing initiative that identifies factors which improve longevity and implements these into communities. The campaign, which promotes following a vegan diet, is set to expand to Californian town, Paradise, the Paradise Post reported. Currently, the Blue Zone Project operates within 42 communities across America and has seen more than two million people pledge to participate. The initiative is a “cooperative effort”, the Paradise Post said and focusses on six areas: citizens, community policy, grocery stores, schools, restaurants, and worksites. The initiative was proposed to Paradise’s Town Council in a March board meeting and...

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Vegan Beyond Burger Launches in 43 Luna Grill Locations

The U.S.-based restaurant chain, Luna Grill, now offers the popular vegan Beyond Burger at all of its 43 outlets throughout California and Texas, Beyond Meat announced earlier this week. Luna Grill joins Bareburger, TGI Fridays, and dozens of other establishments in the serving the best-selling burger. The “bleeding” Beyond Burger looks, cooks, and tastes like a beef burger but is made entirely from plants. It appears to bleed like meat due to the use of beetroot powder and annatto, a natural coloring derived from a seed. Not only are Beyond Burgers popular because they taste so similar to beef, but they stack up to...

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Vegan Non-Profit Develops Inmate Adoption Program to Rescue Dogs From Death Row

A vegan non-profit launched the Pawsitive Change Prison Program to rehabilitate prison inmates and rescue dogs by pairing them together for 14 weeks. The program saves over 100 dogs from death row every year and so far, has helped more than 200 inmates. The innovative program, formed by non-profit Marley’s Mutts, partners up dogs on death row with inmates from state prisons in California. The program aims to rehabilitate both the dogs for adoption purposes and the people involved, offering “a second chance for both ends of the leash”. For the duration of the program, ten rescue dogs live...

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Spanish Shoe Company Launches Vegan Leather Sandal Range

Manufacturers of famous Menorcan-style sandals, Avarcas USA, has debuted their first line of vegan shoes. The new sandals are made using vegan leather. “The new collection reflects some of the changes we’re making at home such as introducing a plant-based diet and being more ecologically responsible,” co-founder Noelia Pahissa told VegNews. “In addition, we saw a demand for vegan avarcas in the US market.” Husband and wife team Jose Fuentes and Noelia Pahissa co-founded the Avarcas USA label. They work exclusively with PONS, a family-run business based in Ciutadella in Menorca, who has been specializing in manufacturing traditional avarcas...

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Growing Vegan Population Named a Challenge to Pork Sales

A new report has identified the “increasing global vegan population” as a “challenge to the growth” of the pork meat market. “Veganism is one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and diet movements,” the report outlined. It specified that the vegan population is booming in America, where rates of veganism have soared 600% in the past three years alone. The report also noted rising rates in Australia and Germany; a “record number” of consumers are opting for cruelty-free food Down Under while the amount of people ditching meat in Germany has doubled. According to the report, there is “an increasing popularity of...

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Vegan Non-Profit Fights to Stop Prison-Run Slaughterhouses

Vegan non-profit Evolve Our Prison Farms (EOPF) is working to implement change after a recent government ruling allowed the return of prison farms in Canada. These farms previously saw prisoners raising livestock for slaughter and even now, sees inmates working in onsite abattoirs. Canada’s new federal budget allocated $4.3 million toward the reintroduction of prison farms in Kingston, Ontario. Previous meat and dairy operations saw prisoners forcibly impregnating cows, separating calves from their mothers, and sending cows and calves off to slaughter. Further, some prisoners were trained at onsite slaughterhouses, one of which is still in operation. The new...

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Number of Vegans in the UK Surges by 700% in Just Two Years

New data revealed the number of vegans in the UK now exceeds three-and-a-half million, or 7% of the population. These figures indicate that veganism has seen a 700% growth in just two years. Recent research by comparethemarket.com uncovered how many people living in the UK identify as vegan, finding that the number has jumped dramatically since 2016. Data circulated two years ago which said that 542,000 people aged 15 and over – just over one percent of the population – identified as vegan. The information also showed that 1.14 million people in Britain were vegetarian. These figures were named...

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Indigenous Culture Has Strong Ties With Veganism, Says Mi’kmaw Scholar

While speaking with Indigenous vegan Dr. Margaret Robinson, VICE recently explored the idea of veganism interplaying with cultural identity, rather than hindering it — challenging the stereotypical belief that veganism is a lifestyle exclusively for white people. Robinson, a professor of Indigenous Studies at Dalhousie University, said that veganism better connects her to her culture, that it was a way “to help me connect with the values and philosophy of the Mi’kmaw nation,” a First Nation of Canada’s Atlantic Provinces.   Robinson said that the values and philosophies rooted in veganism “connects up with Indigeneity”. She elaborated on her personal...

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James Arthur Transitions From Plant Based to Ethical Vegan Thanks to Activist Joey Carbstrong

Singer-songwriter James Arthur has announced he is now living a cruelty-free and vegan lifestyle, after transitioning to a plant-based diet almost a year ago. The musician gave a shout out to vegan activist Joey Carbstrong and encouraged his fans to “go vegan.” James Arthur made the announcement on an Instagram story yesterday to more than 600,000 followers. He encouraged fans to head to activist Joey Carbstrong’s page to learn about the lifestyle. Arthur revealed he had been following a plant-based diet for almost one year. Sharing screenshots of Carbstrong, Arthur notes: “I can tell you everything [Joey] is saying is...

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Swapping Meat For Vegan Food Could Feed 350 Million People, Says Study

A new study has uncovered problems surrounding our current food system’s land use and how this interplays with world hunger issues. The research revealed that swapping animal-based items with vegan food could feed an additional 350 million people. The study, published by the National Academy of Sciences, examined data from 2000 to 2010. The data included the eating patterns of the American population, as well as information regarding agricultural production and its land use. The researchers theorized about the effect of removing beef, pork, chicken, dairy, and eggs from American diets, and replacing these with “equally nutritious alternatives”, which...

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Vegan Meal Options in California’s Hospitals and Prisons May Soon Be Required By Law

A new bill introduced in California would require facilities such as hospitals and prisons, to offer plant-based vegan meals. According to a press release, the bill has been sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), an organization made up of 12,000 doctors. The bill introduced by Sen. Nancy Skinner urges healthcare facilities and state prisons in California to offer food which contains no animal products or by-products. The reasoning behind the bill focuses on the reported health benefits of plant-based eating and draws attention to the government’s promise to supply inmates with nutritious food. Section 2084...

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Popularity of Veganism ‘Undeniable’ As Vegan Beauty Sales Boost By 38%

Sales of vegan beauty products have seen a 38% increase in the UK in the last 12 months alone, according to a report by The NPD Group. Further, a spokesperson for the company said the growing popularity of veganism is “undeniable”. The boost was partly driven by social media attention, as well as campaigns such as Veganuary, the report revealed. This year’s Veganuary saw a record number of 100,000 participants, with an impressive 62% vowing to stay vegan after the 1-month trial of the lifestyle. An increase in vegan brands also contributed to the growth, as “consumers embrace a more...

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New Study Uncovers Link Between Processed Meat and Colorectal Cancer

A recent study has explored the cancer risk from chemicals used in processed meat. The research found that nitrates used to cure meats can release chemicals that increase the risk of colorectal cancer, Digital Journal reported. The study, completed at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK, uncovered a “direct link between nitrates used to produce bacon and dangerous chemicals called nitrosamines,” Digital Journal explained. The carcinogenic effect of nitrosamines was explored in studies previously, and named a “worldwide concern”. Nitrosamines have been linked to gastric and oesophageal cancer, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, fatty liver disease, obesity, and Alzheimer’s. The curing...

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Vegan Impossible Burger to Launch at San Francisco Giants Stadium

The iconic vegan Impossible Burger will soon launch at AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, Eater reported. California’s AT&T Park is one of the largest baseball stadiums in the US and has seen attendance numbers as high as 44,000. AT&T Park announced the massive venue will soon be home to the popular vegan Impossible Burger. Eater revealed: “The Impossible Burger, which is made from plants but tends to inspire an “I can’t believe it’s not beef” reaction from diners, will be sold at the Derby Grill in the Blue Shield Field Club Area.” The innovative move...

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Clif Bar to Launch Vegan White Chocolate Granola

Popular energy bar company Clif Bar will soon be launching a new, vegan white chocolate macadamia granola, VegNews reported. Vegan media outlet VegNews shared an image of the product. The photo’s caption read: “Our white chocolate dreams are about to come true, thank to this new granola from @clifbar!”. The food item is described as “nutrition for sustained energy”. It contains 8g of plant-based protein, 26g of whole grains and is made with organic rolled oats. It is also made using non-GMO ingredients. The white chocolate macadamia nut taste is a “natural flavor”, according to the packaging. The image...

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America Rated Second Worst Country in the World for Animal Cruelty

The United States has been ranked as the second-worst nation in the world for animal cruelty, news magazine AlterNet reported. New data has placed America second-last when considering the country’s level of cruelty toward animals, only ahead of Belarus in Europe. The Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index (VACI) compared information regarding producing cruelty, consuming cruelty, and sanctioning cruelty of farmed animals. Researchers then compiled a list of 50 countries, who account for 80% of the world’s farmed animals. The US was placed at 49 out of 50, and labelled an “extremely poor performer”. Kenya was the best performer, predominantly due...

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Miley Cyrus Swoons Over Washington DC’s ‘Incredible Vegan Options’

International superstar Miley Cyrus is not one to keep quiet about her love of all things cruelty-free. From shoes to tattoos to… caring for pigs? Miley is all kinds of vegan. Now, the actress and musician has spoken out about her love of Washington DC’s vegan options. In a recent post on social media, Miley revealed that she and her sister Brandi would be attending March For Our Lives, a protest which is set to see thousands of people marching the streets of Washington DC to demand an end to gun violence. A previous post revealed Miley would also be performing at the event....

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Jane Goodall ‘Still Has Faith’ That We Can Save the Planet

Primatologist, environmentalist and vegetarian, Jane Goodall believes it is not too late for humanity to save the planet, the Huffington Post reported. Goodall, who founded the Jane Goodall Institute and is the subject of new documentary JANE, reportedly “still has faith” that we can “turn things around” to save the environment. Goodall is best known for her 5+ decades of research surrounding social interactions of wild chimpanzees. HuffPost described Goodall as “one of the most recognized scientists of our time”. “She was one of several pioneering women in the 1960s who forged a pathway through lecture halls filled with men”. Seemingly, Goodall’s passion for conservation and...

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12,000 Doctors Urge Texas to Drop Meat Advertising Due to Health Concerns

An organization made up of 12,000 doctors has filed a complaint against the Texas Beef Council, after the council urged medical professionals to recommend beef to patients with heart disease. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), argued that these promotions are unlawful and negligent to public health, Express News reported. The Texas Beef Council has been promoting meat consumption in doctors’ offices across Texas, as well as online. Dietitian Susan Levin said the promotions were a “a new low”. Dr Neal Barnard, who founded PCRM, revealed on Twitter that the organization has filed a complaint against the Texas...

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Restaurant Offering 100 Vegan Menu Items Opens in Las Vegas

The Modern Vegan restaurant has just opened in Las Vegas, Eater reports. The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and features a 100-strong item menu of entirely plant-based dishes. The Modern Vegan is the first vegan restaurant to open in Las Vegas in 2018. The eatery held its grand opening on March 15. Already, the venue has attracted a fan base; The Modern Vegan’s Facebook page currently boasts entirely 5-star reviews.  “This breakfast/brunch/lunch spot was sorely needed, filling a void we had been lamenting about for some time” blogger, The Plant-Based Jetsetter said on their website. “The Modern Vegan’s menu...

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Actress Lily Tomlin Headlines Star-Studded Comedy Night for Animal Rights

A fundraiser in the form of a comedy night, titled ‘Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me 2!’, is coming to LA to raise money for animal rights, Shoot reported. The star-studded event, featuring actress Lily Tomlin, is said to be “one of the most anticipated comedic events in Los Angeles”. The show will address topic events, views, and news surrounding animals and animal rights, Broadway World reported. An “all-star cast” will deliver a night of “unforgettable comedy” to raise money for non-profit Voice for the Animals Foundation (VFTA). The show’s ticketing site described the event as a “night of anything-can-happen”. Reportedly,...

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New Study Links Meat Consumption with Liver Disease

A recent study, shared by Science Daily, has linked the consumption of red and processed meat to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Meat intake was also connected to an increased resistance to insulin, which is said to increase one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study detailed: “World meat consumption has increased during the last decades, and evidence is mounting that high consumption of red and mainly processed meat is unhealthy to humans and is related to chronic diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease”. The recent research “adds non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to the...

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Anti-Animal-Testing Billboards by The Body Shop Now in Times Square

The Body Shop are campaigning to end animal testing worldwide, a report revealed. The international company recently launched their first ever out-of-home campaign, which include billboards in Times Square, to encourage the public to join their fight against animal testing in cosmetics. The promotion aims to secure eight million signatures on a petition which calls on the UN to implement a global ban against animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients. So far, the petition has accumulated more than 4 million signatures. For the past three decades, The Body Shop, alongside animal protection group Cruelty Free International, has worked...

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Vegan Dog Food to Take Over Pet Food Industry With $4 Million Investment

Wild Earth is introducing us to “the new generation of pet food.” The biotech startup has created a meatless dog food designed to reduce the ecological impact of pet food production. The entirely vegan product is backed by $4 million from investors, The Wall Street Journal reported. The high-protein, vegan pet kibble is made from Koji-based cultured protein and, according to Wild Earth’s website, is “good for your pets and the environment.” Wild Earth’s chief executive and co-founder, Ryan Bethencourt, said the company aims to reduce the environmental impact of pet food production by moving away from factory farming and...

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51-Year-Old Ultraman Competitor Named Fittest Vegan by Men’s Health

Vegan ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll has been featured in the world’s largest men’s magazine. Men’s Health named Roll the world’s fittest vegan, saying: “Meet Rich Roll. He’s 51 years old and way more ripped than you’ll ever be.” Men’s Health, the best-selling men’s magazine in America, is currently circulated in 59 countries around the globe. Recently, the magazine’s coverage of Rich Roll said that Roll’s “mind-boggling athletic feats” may help persuade those considering going vegan. Men’s Health highlighted that late last year, Roll completed the Ötillö Swimrun World Championship, which saw the athlete crossing 26 islands with a 40-mile...

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Founder of Vegan Cheese Brand Miyoko’s Kitchen Gets Vegan Tattoo Live on Facebook

CEO and founder of Miyoko’s Kitchen, Miyoko Schinner, took to Facebook today in a livestream of herself getting a vegan tattoo. The entrepreneur, who has been nicknamed the ‘Queen of Vegan Cheese’, branded herself with the company’s new tagline, “Phenomenally Vegan.” The announcement was made on Instagram yesterday, encouraging the brand’s almost 70,000 fans to not only tune in and watch the stream, but to “join the movement.” Fans can get involved by showing support on Facebook, sporting a temporary ‘Phenomenally Vegan’ tattoo, or for those brave enough, opting for the real thing. The meaning behind the tattoo is more than just...

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Vegan Baileys Pop-Up Shop to Launch in London

Popular Irish cream liqueur brand, Baileys, is launching a vegan-themed pop-up in London, Campaign reports. The Vegan Treat Stop will feature an array of animal-free desserts and the brand’s new vegan beverage. “This indulgent vegan-friendly Treat Stop will be gifting visitors with delicious vegan-friendly desserts and sweet treats as well as a chance to try the new delicious Baileys Almande,” the event listing said. Baileys Almande, created by company Diageo, was first launched in America last year, and hit store shelves in the UK shortly after. Initially, Baileys Almande was only available at UK Whole Foods. However, this month...

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Women Are Linking Feminism to Veganism More Than Ever

On International Women’s Day, Israel’s longest-running print newspaper, Haaretz, explored the “powerful connection” between the feminist and animal rights movements. Haaretz spoke with legal adviser and activist Shira Hertzano who believes there is a clear “exploitation and objectification” of both animals in the food system and women, forming a link between the two. Hertzano, who is a spokesperson for Anonymous for Animal Rights, told Haaretz that her approach to feminism developed from her vegan lifestyle after discovering “parallels” between the “oppression of animals and patriarchal oppression”. “For example, objectification, seeing the other not as a creature with desires and liberties,...

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Pizza Delivery Chain Adds Vegan Options and Quorn Toppings to Menu

London-based pizza chain Pizza GoGo recently announced new veggie additions to their menus. The company shared on social media that a Quorn Pizza range is now on offer at all Pizza GoGo locations. The brand also hinted that vegan cheese will soon be available. “Back By Popular Demand!” The post stated. “Meat-Free Mondays have never been so good”. The reveal explained that Quorn is the UK’s number 1 meat-free brand and is “ideal for vegetarians along with those looking to make healthier choices”. Pizza GoGo highlighted that Quorn products are low in fat, calories, and saturated fat. The new...

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Organic Meat Labels Are Deceptive and Misleading Says New Report

A recent article by The Times has uprooted common misconceptions surrounding animals reared on organic farms. According to The Times, consumers can be deceived by labeling on meat products. Further, slaughter practices considered “humane” have been questioned. Information from the RSPCA and the FDA cast doubt on food labels, the publication reported. The Times highlighted that though organic stamps on meat packaging indicate that animals are raised to the “highest standards”, the reality of these farms may shock consumers. Similarly, The Times noted a piece published last week which uncovered how the public is “being deceived” by the meat...

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Rhett & Link Share Their Vegan Fast Food Hacks to 13 Million Fans

YouTube comedy series Good Mythical Morning, hosted by Rhett and Link, recently posted a video showing fans how to create their own vegan options at fast food restaurants. The video was shared online to more than 13 million subscribers. The video, titled Vegan Fast Food Hacks Taste Test, sees the YouTube personalities using only the ingredients from various American fast food joints to build their own, somewhat innovative, vegan menu items. While the duo are not vegan themselves, they decided to ‘hack’ fast food “as a public service to vegans everywhere”. “We ain’t vegan . . . but for...

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Follow Your Heart to Launch Vegan Yogurt Range With 10 Fruity Flavors

Vegan food company Follow Your Heart has long been a favorite name for plant-based foodies. This summer, fans of the brand will have another round of products to fall in love with: a new vegan yogurt line. The line will include blueberry, key lime, peach, strawberry rhubarb, cherry, vanilla bean, and raspberry, among others. All products are made from real fruit, feature probiotic cultures, and are vegan. They are also free from soy and gluten. For some time, scientists have been working to develop a vegan yogurt that could rival its dairy counterpart. While a growing body of research...

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Environmental Protection Agency Work to End Animal Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to implement non-animal testing methods, PETA reports. The new initiative will “save countless animals’ lives”, PETA commented, and will bring society “closer to ending tests on animals altogether”. Documents of the proposed plan were published online in draft form. According to the drafted plan, changes in testing rely heavily on the development of new approach methodologies (NAMs). NAMs refer to any non-animal approach, including technologies and methodologies, that can be used to accurately provide information on chemical hazards and risk assessment. The Strategic Plan draft operates in three core components, the...

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Tofurky Launches New Vegan “Everyday” Ham-Style Roast

Popular vegan meat brand Tofurky has given its fans something to get excited about. The company is launching a Vegan Ham Style Roast. Additionally, Tofurky’s innovative DIY range will soon be expanding across the U.S. Since 1980, American veggie brand Tofurky has been creating “lip-smacking food that makes animals, people and the planet happy”. The company’s previous products include veggie burgers, slow roasted chick’n, deli slices, tempeh and a variety of sausages, among others. The Vegan Ham Style Roast builds on Tofurky’s popular holiday roast that has made it a staple on Thanksgiving tables across the country; even celeb Miley...

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Vegan Companies Team Up to Deliver Wine and Cheese Right to Your Door

Vegan company Miyoko’s Kitchen has teamed up with subscription service Vegan Wines to deliver – quite literally – every foodie’s dream. A recent announcement revealed that shortly, every subscription box purchased from Vegan Wines will feature an artisanal vegan cheese by Miyoko’s Kitchen. The iconic cheese and wine duo will be delivered straight to your door, making it easier than ever to indulge in true cruelty-free style. Miyoko’s Kitchen shared on social media that they are “thrilled” about the partnership, naming it the perfect way to “treat yourself”. Miyoko’s Kitchen will collaborate with Vegan Wines, a business which came...

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Bill Bailey, Ricky Gervais and Judi Dench Fight for a Fur Free Britain

Thirty celebrities have addressed the UK government in a letter, urging that all fur imports are banned after Brexit. The open letter, penned to Prime Minister Theresa May, states: “Britain’s responsibility to animals does not end at our borders, but extends globally, to those animals killed to be traded into our country”. The letter goes on: “With that in mind, we write to urge your government’s action to ban the import and sale of animal fur in the UK”. Thirty stars are shown to be backing the cause, including athletes, musicians, actors, and reality stars, all connected by their...

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Chocolate Brand Montezuma’s Debuts Vegan Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Popular artisanal chocolate brand Montezuma’s has announced its new Easter chocolate range. The line is set to include two vegan options. Helen Pattison, the co-founder of the chocolate brand, told The Grocer that the line will feature “a collection of new products together with some of our popular favourites”. The Absolute Black: 100% Cocoa Button Egg is ideal for those opting for “healthier food choices”, according to the brand’s website. The “all natural” Easter egg is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, and contains no soy. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Egg Bags will also be available. These vegan, dark chocolate eggs are filled...

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12,000 Doctors Call Out Government for Pushing Dairy Via Pizza Hut Partnership

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has condemned the U.S. government for increasing servings of cheese at fast food outlets, a new report revealed. The organization, which is made up of 12,000 doctor members, spoke out specifically about the government’s partnership with Pizza Hut. The collaboration will see 25% more cheese added to pizzas in 6,000 locations across America, and according to the committee, will put the health of the public at risk. The committee believes the decision is an effort to improve dairy farm income, as the changes will see an additional 150 million pounds of milk...

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America’s #1 Tofu Brand Launches Ready-to-Eat Tofu Cubes

Nasoya, “America’s #1 tofu brand”, is set to launch a new vegan product next month, a report revealed. The brand has announced ‘Toss’ables’, cubes of tofu that are pre-marinated and “baked to perfection”. The launch is intended to offer variety and convenience to kitchens around America. The report by PR Newswire highlighted: “Plant-based eating is on the rise with nearly 60% of Americans looking to lessen their meat intake”. It is these changing consumer behaviors that inspired the launch. The report stated Toss’ables will help make reducing meat intake “simple and convenient”. “Toss’ables eliminate any prep time, such as pressing,...

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FDA Supports ‘Clean Meat’ and It Could Help Reduce Foodborne Illnesses, CNN Reports

‘Clean meat’, which uses cruelty-free processes to create a realistic alternative to meat from animal cells, has been named a disruption to meat markets around the globe. CNN is calling it the “latest craze in the food industry”, and now, it seems the FDA is also supporting the innovative idea. Clean meat is a cruelty-free alternative to meat, made from the cells of living animals. Scientists extract stem cells from animals (like a swab of the ear or feather) and then cultivate them in order to form new muscle tissues. In a video detailing the process, vegan company JUST said:...

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