Jemima Webber

Vegan Milk Brand Forced to Expand Facilities to Keep Up With Demand

This week, Starbucks released vegan oat milk in their stores due to consumer preference. Now, vegan milk company Oatly has been pushed to expand their manufacturing facilities due to their “growing demand”. The independent, plant-based business told LIVEKINDLY that even though the stock is arriving in the UK weekly, products are rapidly selling out. While many consumers love Oatly for its taste, the milk alternative also demonstrates strong health and environmental values, which may explain its’ popularity across the globe. The oat drinks are created with GMO-free Swedish oats and are entirely vegan, furthering Oatly’s pledge to deliver products with “maximum nutritional...

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The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding

If you’re reading this because you’re engaged, congratulations! If you’re reading because you are curious about vegan living, we applaud you as well. Whether or not you’re vegan, considering these alternatives is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, offer healthier eating options and include some mindful choices on your special day. The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding Food and Drink Contrary to belief, vegan wedding cakes certainly do exist and they are definitely delicious. Contact your local venues to discuss whether they offer anything suitable, or if they would be willing to create something...

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Starbucks Release New Vegan Oat Milk Due to Demand

International coffee chain Starbucks have announced that another dairy-free alternative will be joining their menu. Oat milk will be available in all UK stores, according to the company. The brand introduced the product on social media, saying, “You asked we listened”, suggesting that the addition is due to consumer demand. The new product joins many other vegan additions in recent months. Starbucks have previously added multiple plant-based milks, a dairy-free Halloween frappucino and vegan Christmas drinks to their stores, appearing to acknowledge the growing vegan market. In fact, the plant-based movement seems to be gaining momentum all the time. Veganuary,...

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Vegan Women Fight to Protect Endangered Animals in Africa

Akashinga, meaning ‘the Brave Ones’, is a conservation model by the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. It is powered by a strong team of disadvantaged women. While “working with rather than against the local population”, the aim is to protect wildlife and wilderness areas. The project provides an alternative to poaching and at the same time, supports local communities. Currently, trophy hunting regions consume one-sixth of land in participating countries. In the last two decades, the lion population in Africa has fallen 30%. Similarly, rhino populations have seen a decline from half a million to a mere 5,000. Thankfully, increasing awareness has resulted in a decline...

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David Attenborough Warns Great Barrier Reef Will be Dead by 2100, But Could Veganism Save It?

David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, voted the best TV programme of the year, has dived into our worsening ocean states, revealing that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will be dead by 2100. Attenborough disclosed that our oceans are “under threat now as never before”. Sadly, the causes are “man-made beyond question”. Climate change, pollution and over-fishing were all identified as major drivers of the destruction of our oceans. Researchers say active changes must be made to save the reef. But what could possibly be done to impact the largest living structure on the planet? The answer may be in what we...

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Personal Decisions Can Have a Big Impact on Climate Change, Scientists Suggest

A new video featuring climate scientists has explored the link between diet and environment. “About 25% of all the global climate change problems we’re seeing can be attributed back to the food”, explains postdoctoral researcher Maya Almaraz. This number is significant, considering it is greater than all of the world’s transport combined. The researchers analyzed how much carbon pollution is generated during the production of various foods. It was revealed that animal products massively impact the environment while opting for a vegan diet can dramatically reduce this harm. The findings showed that 74g of CO2 is produced to make...

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Bryan Adams Tells Fans to ‘Go Vegan’ in New Year Message

Bryan Adams has welcomed 2018 with a shout out to veganism. The musician and activist shared a ‘happy new year’ message across multiple social media platforms, adding ‘go vegan 🌱’. The comment comes after a particularly positive year for the vegan movement, with more consumers than ever opting for vegan diets, decreased sales of animal products and plant-based records being broken around the globe. In response to Bryan Adams’ post, one Instagram user wrote: ‘I went vegan in 2003 cause of you saying “if you love animals, you don’t eat them”’. Other fans commented that they are considering the change to...

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McDonald’s Issue Health Warning Due to Poor Hygiene in Over 160 Restaurants

Those dining at McDonald’s venues in India now face “potential health hazards”, as reported by the Times of India. Ingredients that have been used were “not in line with global standards”, and 84 venues have already been closed down this week. Seemingly, McDonald’s have “no idea what’s being dished up” at roughly 40% of their restaurants in India, according to American magazine Inc. Following disputes with business partner Connaught Plaza Restaurants, a worrying 169 of McDonald’s restaurants in the country are now facing uncertain quality and safety standards. McDonald’s India admitted to the Times of India, that they have...

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Demand for Vegan and Vegetarian Food Increased by 987% in 2017

International delivery service Just Eat has named veganism as a top consumer trend in 2018, due to users striving for “healthy lifestyles”. Just Eat currently boasts 20 million customers across the globe. The company’s popularity has certainly been recognized online; theirs is the only food delivery app that is rated five stars. Following recent research, Just Eat has stated that they expect veganism to be the “biggest food trend of the coming year”. The prediction is partially due to growing health trends in food consumption. The company saw a 94% increase in “healthy food ordered” this year compared to 2016,...

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5 Ways a Vegan Diet Helps to Save Non-Farmed Animals

It’s no secret that opting for a plant-based vegan diet can spare countless farmed animals. But what is less obvious, is the multitude of other animals being impacted by our dietary choices. Currently, animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction. Here are just a few ways that going vegan can save non-farmed animals. 5 Ways Veganism Saves Non-Farmed Animals 1. Habitat Destruction Currently, livestock covers 45% of the earth’s total land and the land cleared for animal agriculture continues to increase year after year. In fact, 1 to 2 acres of rainforest is cleared every second — mainly...

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How to Survive as a Vegan When You Are in the Military

Nicole Hadden is a member of the US Navy. She is also a vegan, and held her plant based diet for six months in “cramped, dirty, and uncomfortable conditions”, while deployed with 6,000 people on a naval aircraft carrier. Knowing how impossible the feat might seem, Hadden shared her story with VegNews to assist others who “want to continue- or begin- a plant-based lifestyle but feel they have a restricted lifestyle”. Naturally, each person’s experience will differ and not every deployment or field will have the same attitudes or food available. But here are a few experiences of those...

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ALDI Release New Vegan Line to Give Shoppers ‘What They Want’

Supermarket giant ALDI has announced the launch of a new vegetarian and vegan line, Earth Grown. The progressive move follows the company’s recent launches of vegan Thai curry kits and dairy-free ice cream. The brand names the additions as “More of what you WANT!”, implying that the product releases are due to consumer demand. The entire Earth Grown range is meat-free, according to ALDI. The vegan-specific items are also free from animal products such as eggs and gelatin. ALDI promoted the release on its website, and social media users were quick to celebrate. The new line includes protein-packed Jumbo...

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15 Side Effects You Might Experience When Going Vegan

Thinking of going vegan? The lifestyle is known to impact many areas of living, including the way your body functions. Whilst everyone’s experience will differ, here are 15 common side effects of going vegan. 15 Side Effects You Might Experience When Going Vegan 1. Increased Energy Those opting for a vegan diet frequently report an increase in energy. Recently, we have seen a surge of athletes turning to veganism to improve their physical ability and stamina. Vegan foods such as bananas, avocados, hummus, brown rice, and nuts are all great options for increasing energy levels. 2. Lower Cholesterol A systematic...

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Vegan Mayo Demand Set for Rapid Growth Due to Public Health Concerns

Another vegan market is set to reach new heights, as revealed in a recent report. The vegan mayonnaise market is expected to “Grow Exponentially” in coming years, due to a “growing health consciousness among the consumers”. This change is welcomed, particularly in a society where health problems do not appear to be slowing down. For instance, in 2010, a huge 35.7% of American people over 20 years old were classified as obese. The rates were lower (at 30.5%) a decade prior. Additionally, a “large number” of children also struggle with obesity, leading to multiple health conditions including hypertension and...

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‘Record Number’ of Australians Eating Vegan This Christmas

The number of Australian families opting for vegan Christmas meals has reached an “all-time high” this year, as a “record number” of consumers have chosen cruelty-free feasts, according to the Daily Mail. It has previously been reported that Australia has the third-fastest growing vegan population worldwide. Now, it has been revealed that the total number of Aussies committed to a plant-based diet has reached an impressive 2.1 million people- roughly 8.7% of the population. Stores selling vegan meats and dairy-free cheese have reported “massive” increases in demand in Australia, as much as 50%. Vegetarian Butcher Suzy Spoon spoke of...

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6 Nutrition Must-Knows for Vegans (and Everyone Else)

Whether you’re a longtime vegan, you’ve newly joined the team or you’re just interested in plant based nutrition, look no further. Regardless of eating vegan or not, it’s always important to know what you’re putting into your body, so that you can function at your absolute best. Here are a few things to keep in mind when filling your plate. 6 Nutrition Must-Knows for Vegans (and Everyone Else) 1. Protein A common buzzword in recent years, and understandably so. Protein is vital for building and repairing tissues, and a component in every cell in the body. Adult females typically need...

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Dairy Industry Forces Vegan Cheese Startup to Change its Name

Veganism has seen a whirlwind of success in recent years, leading to an estimated 500% increase in vegans since 2014. The momentum in the lifestyle movement has led to concerns for the dairy industry, while it appears the meat industry is losing sales to vegan companies. One business in particular has caught the attention of the dairy industry. Small vegan company Kinda Co. was started by “life-long cheese addict” turned vegan, Ellie Brown. After some hard-work and creativity in the kitchen, Brown made her products available for purchase, under the company name Kinda Cheese. The application of the original business...

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Eating More Greens May Improve Memory, According to Research

New research has revealed that eating one serving of leafy greens each day is linked to decreased memory loss and helps to “keep the brain more youthful”. In fact, the measured difference between those who consumed leafy greens, such as spinach, and those who did not, was an impressive 11 years, measured in cognitive thinking. The longitudinal study spanned several years and examined 960 volunteers, at an average age of 81 years old. The participants completed food questionnaires and annual cognitive assessments. It was suggested that those who followed a more plant-based diet showed a slower rate of decline on...

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Forbes Warns India’s Growing Meat Consumption Could Lead to Crisis

India’s growing interest in meat consumption could “impact all of us” due to environmental and ethical concerns, reports Forbes. India has previously maintained an impressive percentage of plant-based diets in their population- a recorded 71% in 2014. However, the figures appear to have flipped, with over 70% of people in the country now eating meat. Alarmingly, it has been estimated that India is seeing some of the fastest growth worldwide for consumption of beef, poultry, and mutton. “This is important for many reasons,” Forbes explains, “as the world is already grappling with climate change and water scarcity”. More than 8,000 litres...

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Mariah Carey Receives Award for Adopting Homeless Animals

PETA has announced that songstress Mariah Carey will receive the Angel for Animals award for her involvement in the upcoming animated film All I Want for Christmas Is You. The film follows the journey of a young girl whose Christmas wish comes true when she meets “her first love” – a stray puppy named Jack. The movie aims to inspire others to consider adopting pets from local shelters, and highlights the “responsibility and the commitment required to care for an animal companion”. Carey produced, narrated, promoted, and provided the soundtrack for the film, encouraging PETA to name her a...

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Vegan Impossible Burger Tastes Just Like a Big Mac Say ‘The Doctors’

The widely-popular Impossible Burger has made an appearance on CBS’ television talk show The Doctors. The panel of hosts, who work in various fields of medicine, all consumed the vegan “meat” burger on television and their reactions speak for themselves. In fact, host and plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon stated: “It tastes just like a Big Mac… if I was blindfolded and was eating, I would have said ‘it’s a Big Mac’”. The rest of the panel, none of whom are currently vegan, were equally impressed. They explained that “it’s impossible to tell the difference”, “it tastes just great” and...

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Demand for Vegan Meat is Growing Worldwide Due to Concerns About Animal Welfare

The vegan meat industry continues to grow, estimated to reach $5 billion in worth. But it may not just be vegans driving the growth of meat alternatives. A recent report has identified “concerns about animal welfare” as a market driver for plant-based meats. This information follows separate research which revealed that 70% of Americans are uncomfortable with how animals are treated for food. Additionally, almost half of Americans reported that they support a ban on slaughterhouses. Naturally, this is good news for the 150 billion animals used for food each year. But the changing views may also benefit those...

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Vegan Cuisine is an ‘Untapped Potential’ For Chefs Says MasterChef Contestant

In a recent episode of MasterChef: The Professionals, contestants were given the brief of creating a “showstopper”. Chef Matt Campbell certainly did so, wowing judges by crafting a raw, vegan, sugar-free dessert. LIVEKINDLY had the chance to talk further with Campbell about veganism in the food industry, and what is driving these changes. Campbell turned to a plant-based diet after watching documentaries and reading Matthew Kenney’s Cooked Raw. Interestingly, the switch was also motivated by his goal to run the Provence Marathon, which he trained for and completed as a vegan. These changes were made whilst living in France,...

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Vegan Celeb Paul McCartney is Saving Endangered Kiwi Birds Between NZ Tour Dates

Superstar and activist Sir Paul McCartney has won our hearts again with his latest post on social media. The short video shows the musician in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay, rescuing a brown kiwi. McCartney is shown admiring the bird, native to New Zealand, saying: “Lovely little kiwi… we’re saving you”. He appears to be accompanied by wildlife restoration project Cape Sanctuary, who work to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Currently, kiwi are seeing a population decline of 1,400 each year due to predators. Additionally, four out of every five native birds in New Zealand are at risk of extinction.  McCartney had previously toured New...

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Octomum and Her Children Embrace a Vegan Lifestyle

Natalie Suleman, mother of fourteen children and the woman who gave birth to, currently, the world’s only octuplets, is now enjoying a vegan lifestyle. Natalie recently spoke about how she has “turned her back on fame” and is now “embracing” a vegan lifestyle, along with most of her children. In an Instagram post, she revealed that she is “an ethical raw vegan”. She explains, “I do not believe we can fully celebrate life when we eat death”. She states that, “Since going raw I feel an immense improvement in my energy level, mood, immunity, and even skin!”. According to Natalie, herself...

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British Celebrities Show Off Favourite Vegan Eats in Free Christmas Guide

A new guide by Humane Society International (HSI) is composed of the best holiday recipes from some very familiar faces in the UK. In a bid to encourage others to adopt a plant-based lifestyle, multiple celebrities have banded together to share their favourite vegan meals for the holidays. Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley, Evanna Lynch, The Vamps’ James McVey and Lucy and Tiffany Watson all make appearances in the UK’s Christmas Stars’ Eatkind Festive Guide by HSI. The guide features some of the best plant-based alternatives to your favourite Christmas classics. Ricky Gervais recommends ‘Tempting Tofurky and Roasted Veg’, while Lucy Watson...

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Vegan Food Keeps our Bodies and Planet Healthy, Claims New Study

In a recent study, researchers analysed the environmental impact of recommended diets across the globe.The investigation showed that animal products were found to have a greater ecological impact than plant-based options. Additionally, healthy eating coincided with environmentally-friendly choices. According to the large-scale assessment which analysed data from 37 nations, National Recommended Diets (NRD’s) hold great influence over our eco-footprint, yet environmental impacts are largely unconsidered when recommending diets. “Food systems place large and increasing burdens on the environment,” according to the research team. They state that up to 86% of global greenhouse gas emissions are from agriculture. These numbers threaten biodiversity,...

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Meat Tax to Cover Cost of Health Epidemics ‘Inevitable’, Claim Experts

An introduction of a meat tax is “inevitable”, the Guardian reports, due to rising awareness of its heavy impact on the environment and on human health. ‘Sin taxes’ have previously been placed on other “harmful products” in order to reduce consumption. Currently, the average household’s intake of meat exceeds recommended amounts which is leading to public health problems and environmental issues. Jeremy Coller, founder of Fairr (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) explains that the taxation would be necessary to “cover the true cost of human epidemics like obesity, diabetes and cancer”. He also noted climate change, antibiotic resistance...

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9 Reasons Vegetarians Should Make the Switch to Veganism

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s likely that the idea of veganism has crossed your mind once or twice. But veganism seems so… extreme. And you could never give up cheese, right? These are common thoughts, for sure. But if you’re toying with the idea, here are 9 important reasons you should ditch dairy and animal products, for good. 9 Reasons Vegetarians Should Make the Switch to Veganism 1. Cruelty to Animals Even if you aren’t an animal lover, most people disagree with cruelty to animals, which is a great reason to ditch meat. But unfortunately, many people are unaware...

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Vegan Cheese Market to Hit $4B Value as More People Ditch Dairy

The global vegan cheese market is set to reach $3,906 million by 2024, according to a new report. Additionally, the market is expected to compound annually at a rate of 7.6% in coming years. Major factors behind this growth include an “increasing awareness of lactose intolerant conditions” and a “changing consumption pattern” around the world. An estimated 75% of the world is lactose intolerant, with many not even realising they are. And with the rising exposure of the dangers of dairy, more people than ever are leaning away from animal products. In fact, the “growing number of vegan consumers”...

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Vegan Ice Cream Brand to Be Served to The Masses Following $4M investment

Plant-based ice cream brand NadaMoo! is “carving out a niche” in the dairy-free dessert market. The multi-generational, family-owned business has raised $4 million in a financing round, which will go toward expanding distribution, developing new products and growing the team. The product contains zero cholesterol and is made from organic, non-GMO ingredients. Its base uses “extra creamy, dairy-free coconut milk”. NadaMoo! flavours include Chocolate Peanut Butter, Birthday Cake Cookie Dough, the Rockiest Road, Pistachio Nut and Maple Pecan, among others. Reportedly, the company has “grown steadily” since its’ launch, but recent years have seen a large influx of sales due to the “plant-based...

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‘2 Meal Day’ Personal Trainer Urges People to Reduce Meat Intake

Personal trainer Max Lowery says that people are eating too much meat. The former sprinter reduced his meat intake and put on 4kg of muscle. Lowery includes “at least” three meat-free days into his routine, whilst training “more than ever”- specifically, six Olympic Lifting sessions per week. Lowery does not take protein shakes, and said he is experiencing no negative side effects from these changes. Lowery is also the founder and author of “Your Two-Meal Day”, a health and exercise regime. He speaks out about protein myths, particularly in the fitness world. He states that the public is led to believe...

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Vegans Are Blamed for Hindering the Sales of Pepperoni

A recent 81-page report on the Global Pepperoni Food Market has named the “Growing adoption of veganism” as a major factor hindering market growth for the processed meat. Press Release site MilTech discuss this finding, explaining that the “steep growth in the population of vegan consumers” worldwide is impacting the meat industry, due to an “increasing ethical stand and campaigns against animal slaughtering”. Additionally, “rising health-awareness” plays a role. The growing wave of plant-based eaters also prefer “consuming ethically prepared foods”. Demand for meat appears to be dwindling, while the interest in vegan meat substitutes is ever-growing, even seeming...

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9 Vegan Cheese Recipes for Your Christmas Cheeseboard

With the holiday season upon us, now is the perfect time to experiment with new flavors and try something new. There are many vegan cheeses available at supermarkets and health food stores, but sometimes homemade is just more satisfying! Whether or not you’re vegan, these plant-based cheeses are a unique addition to your cheeseboard this Christmas. 9 Vegan Recipes for Your Christmas Cheeseboard 1. Cashew Cream Cheese This dairy-free cheese doesn’t even involve cooking. Check it out here. 2. Smoked Cashew Cheese Sweet, creamy and full of nutrients. Find the recipe here. 3. Gouda Cheese This mouthwatering gouda is also...

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Vegan Protein Demand Set to Increase Soy Market Value to $5.8 Billion

The global soy protein market is set to hit USD $5,888.4 million in the next 5 years, according to recent predictions. The report states that “high protein trend is gaining traction,” due to a growing preference for a healthy, nutritional diet and an “increasing inclination towards a vegan diet.” Food consumption patterns are changing, according to the report. Major contributors to the growing soy market are an increasing understanding of the benefits of protein and the desire to have a high-protein diet. Clean label trends and a heightened awareness of health and wellness also play a part. Currently, North America is the...

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Miley Cyrus and Alicia Silverstone Urge L.A. to Protect Animals Amid Wildfire

Celebrities, including Miley Cyrus and Alicia Silverstone, are reminding California citizens to keep their doors and hearts open during the devastating impacts of the fires crossing the region. Posts are being circulated on social media platforms to remind those living nearby the fires, to be mindful that wild animals “are scared, exhausted, and have also lost their homes – they need to refuel”. The alerts recommend leaving buckets of water outside and to “let the wild animals pass through” yards as they flee the fires. The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has reminded those affected to bring...

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Masterchef Judges Blown Away by Contestant’s Vegan Dessert

Veganism has reached hit TV series MasterChef UK, and the judges’ reactions may surprise you. Contestant Matthew Campbell, who is competing on MasterChef: The Professionals, served a “raw, vegan, sugar-free” dessert. Skeptical? Don’t be. Apparently, “the judges love it”. The dessert was a “vegan raw cacoa delice encased in a Jerusalem artichoke rosti tuile”. Presenter Gregg Wallace told Campbell, “I think this is brilliant”. He also stated: “I’m really amazed that you can take almond milk and a Jerusalem artichoke and turn it into this”. Chef Monica Galetti said: “Wow. I don’t recall having a dessert like it before. It...

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Vegan Impossible Burger ‘Outsells’ Beef in Nearly 250 Restaurants

The legendary plant-based burger from Impossible Foods is still in demand. In fact, the Impossible Burger is said to be coming out on top when sold alongside beef- “outselling conventional burgers from cows”. According to Impossible Foods’ Chief Operating and Financial Officer David Lee, the Impossible Burger “is still selling out and a top menu item nearly everywhere it’s served”. Which is an impressive feat, considering more than 250 restaurants across America serve the vegan product, in at least 18 states. At its launch “people literally stood in line to try it”, and it seems things have only improved since...

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France Looks to Introduce Vegan School Lunches as a “Matter of Education”

Plant-based eating could be sweeping through a most unlikely school system. In a recent interview with publication L’Obs, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot stated that French schools should implement a 100% plant-based menu at least once a week. He revealed that he intends to introduce the policy shortly, as he considers meat-free eating a “matter of education”. French publication Club Sandwich reports that some schools in the South West of France have already tested plant-based menus, which opens “the possibility of choosing a menu without meat every day”. According to the publication, these movements follow a pledge taken by the...

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Rise in Veganism Identified as ‘Major Restraint’ in Cheese Market Growth

Cheese has long been a favourite in many households. However, with rising awareness of the health, ethical and environmental complications behind cheese and its production, the industry is looking less stable. In fact, it has been observed that dairy sales are falling. A recent report has cited the “growth in consumer preference for vegan diet” as a limitation of the developing cheese market. Previously, veganism has been named the fastest growing lifestyle moment ever, so its ability to influence the food market should not be surprising. With over half of consumers welcoming a rise in vegan food, more businesses...

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Tesco Doubles Vegan Festive Options Due to High Demand

Tesco, the largest supermarket in the UK has announced that they are doubling vegan and vegetarian centrepiece festive food for the holiday season. Tesco is paying attention to consumer preference. According to the company, demand for vegan and vegetarian food has “soared”. Tesco report that sales of vegetarian ready meals and meat substitutes have increased by 25%. Following this, the business has ensured that those opting for meat-free this Christmas won’t be missing out. For the very first time, Tesco is offering vegan Christmas centrepieces. These will include Turmeric Spiced Cauliflower Wellington, and a mouth-watering Pecan and Peanut Roast with...

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17 Vegan Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for Children

It’s that gift-giving time of year! Chosen from a range of budgets, here is a complied list of vegan-friendly gifts for the kids in your life. 17 Vegan Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids 1. Stuffed Animal Toy Vegan or not, kids are frequently animal-lovers. A toy of their favorite animal is a personal gift that they may treasure for years. Check out some right here. 2. Temporary Tattoos Temporary tattoos are a unique way for a child to express themselves. Check out these Christmas-themed and vegan-themed tattoos for kids. 3. Nail Polish This nail polish is vegan and made...

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Health-Conscious Millennials Responsible for Demise of the Big Mac

This year, Drovers, a meat-focussed publication, discussed the decrease in interest toward McDonalds’ iconic Big Mac. Journalist Dan Murphy states that millennials are to blame. He explains that the Big Mac burger is no longer an object of desire for young people, and is “becoming at best irrelevant”. In fact, research revealed that only 1 in 5 millennials had tried a Big Mac. In 2016, McDonald’s made $24.6 billion. This has decreased notably over recent years; in 2013 the company had made $28.1 billion meaning the business saw a drop of $3.5 billion in real terms. These downfalls are...

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Commercial Fishing Banned Over 2.8 Million KM² Due to Environmental Concern

A ban on commercial fishing in Arctic waters has been announced due to environmental concerns, the CBC reports. The moratorium on commercial fishing will last at least 16 years and will cover an expanse of roughly 2.8 million square kilometers. Multiple places have agreed to be involved, including the United States, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Greenland, the European Union, Iceland and Canada. The previous ruling allowed anyone to fish on high seas. However, as climate change continues to impact the planet, ice has melted and opened waterways throughout the Arctic Ocean. In fact, the far north has been warming...

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A 5 Step Guide to Hosting Vegan Dinner Guests This Holiday Season

So, you’re having a party. Maybe you’re even hosting Christmas dinner! This is an exciting time, until someone drops the dreaded V-word. With veganism constantly growing in popularity, it’s likely that you know someone who is meat and dairy free. Thankfully, catering for vegans is much easier than you may think. Here are some things to keep in mind. A 5 Step Guide to Hosting a Holiday Party With Vegan Guests What Do They Eat? Veganism means no food made of animals (meat and fish) or from animals (eggs, dairy, gelatine). It does however, mean fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds,...

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Vegan Alternatives Make Up 40% of New “Dairy” Style Products

‘Dairy’ and ‘vegan’ are two words not typically connected to one another. But surprisingly, research by Innova Market Insights shows that in a five-year frame, nearly 40% of ‘dairy’ launches worldwide were vegan. A report by FoodIngredientsFirst suggests that a surge in meat and dairy alternatives has been triggered by “rising interest in the health potential of plant-based diets”, as well as allergies and intolerances toward dairy. FoodIngredientsFirst commented that improved taste in dairy-free products has allowed the transition from a niche industry to a “wider audience in the mass market”. An increase in vegetarians and flexitarians has also been a driving factor. FoodIngredientsFirst...

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4 Simple Changes You Can Make to Have a Zero Waste Christmas

The holiday season traditionally brings about many things; family, a full table of food, new things, wrapping paper strewn across the floor, laughter, the list goes on. A time to be grateful and celebrate, and for some, a time to reflect on how to live more consciously. Each Christmas, 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is thrown away. 13,250 tonnes of glass waste is discarded at the same time, and Christmas wrapping paper waste reaches 277,000 miles, which is enough to wrap around the equator nine times. These disposal problems have an increased strain on landfills and recycling facilities, and...

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School Reduces Meat and Ups Vegan Options to Tackle Climate Crisis

California is striving for a cleaner and greener future, the San Francisco Examiner reports. With ambitions to cut their carbon footprint, Oakland Unified School District made an inspired change toward plant based menus at schools. In turn, the schools’ carbon footprint was cut by 14% in two years. Additionally, water loss saw a 6% improvement and $42,000 was saved. The change was made after a study revealed the staggering difference in carbon emissions for plant based food compared to meals containing meat. Research showed that the carbon footprint of animal products was 76%, compared to just 7% for fruit...

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Scientists Combat Food Waste With Innovative Take on Tofu

Food scientists from Singapore are revolutionising the way we think about and combat food waste. Currently, one third of the food produced worldwide is wasted. That’s roughly 1.3 billion tonnes of unused food. These losses equate to $310 and $680 billion for developing and industrialised countries respectively. Okara is the by-product of soymilk and tofu; a substance left over during the manufacture of these items. Presently, 10,000 tonnes of okara is disposed of every year, as many producers believe it to be useless. While it holds nutritional value, the product is too bland to be enjoyed among the masses....

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Vegan Beauty Startup Set to Hit $1M Turnover Due to Unexpected Popularity

Vegan skincare business Meow Meow Tweet has seen impressive growth, as reported by the BBC. The small-batch organic company are “getting close” to reaching a yearly income of $1 million. Currently, they sell around 2,000 items per month. Founded by couple Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier, the cruelty-free certified business was initially created to fund their music and art careers. The company began by selling soap at markets and fairs, making $4,000 in their first year of business. As they grew in popularity, the pair realised “this is either a hobby or a real thing”. They told the BBC that from there,...

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