Katie Pevreall

Plant Based Diet Ranks as a Top Google Search for Canadians

According to Google’s top-trending searches survey for this year, Canada is getting curious about the plant-based diet. 570 News has reported that two of the ‘biggest search surges’ in the ‘Kitchen’ category were for plant based diets and also apple cider vinegar. While the vegan lifestyle has been notably gaining traction in the US, Canada doesn’t always appear to be in on the hype but this new survey suggests that Canadians are keen to learn about veganism. Canada has had some notable moments in veganism this year. Most recently, their largest meat producer acquired Field Roast, a popular vegan...

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Vegan Mutton Launched by Start Up to Tackle India’s Meat Consumption

This week, Indian start-up Good Dot has announced that it has launched an exciting new meat alternative: vegan mutton. According to Core Communique, mutton is the ‘second most consumed meat in India.’ As the global market for plant based alternatives to meat grows, Good Dot is hoping to tailor its new products specifically to India’s needs. The company claims that its mission is ‘to save lives – both human and animal – by bringing high-quality, affordable vegetarian meat to all of India.’ Abhishek Sinha, CEO of Good Dot, hopes that these new products will allow Indian to return it’s ‘vegetarian...

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Pinterest Predicts Vegan Pudding Will Be on Everyone’s Boards in 2018

Popular social media platform, Pinterest, has announced its predictions for what everyone will be talking about, and pinning, in 2018, and vegan pudding made the list! This isn’t the first 2018 prediction to rave about vegan food, either. According to chefs, plant based food is likely to be popping up on menus all over the place in 2018, and Whole Foods’ forecast for 2018 trends was more vegan than ever. Earlier this year, Nation’s Restaurant News put forward that vegan sweets would be a top restaurant trend, and Pinterest’s predictions certainly agree with this. However, many people use Pinterest...

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McDonald’s Confirms McVegan as Permanent Menu Item

McDonald’s has announced it will be partnering with Swedish brand Anamma to bring the ‘McVegan’ burger to Sweden later this month. After a trial in Finland, the future of the McVegan burger was uncertain, however, the multinational fast-food chain has confirmed today that the vegan-friendly burger will have a permanent place on menus in both Finland and Sweden as of December 28th this year. McDonald’s have created the burger with Swedish brand, Anamma, to bring a soy-based patty to restaurants. Anamma, a vegan brand, are keen to prove to McDonald’s and its customers that eating vegan is easy and...

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Vegan Take Out Service Delivers Delicious, Healthy Treats to South China

Asia has increasingly embraced veganism over the past few years. From plant based supermarkets to vegan eggs and parents creating vegan communities, the movement in Asia is fast growing. The latest of Asia’s vegan-friendly services to be in the spotlight is Go Vegan, a take-out service in South China. Go Vegan offers a range of ingredients, and freshly made meals and beverages to people in South China, with on-demand takeaway available for those living in Guangzhou every day from 11:30am – 7:30pm. Go Vegan’s products are created to be nutritious and satisfy as well as tasty. You can grab items...

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Amy’s Introduces Amazing Vegan Pizza Rolls to Range

Amy’s Kitchen has recently announced an exciting new product for anybody that is looking for a slightly healthier junk food option: vegan pizza rolls! The completely vegetarian and organic brand is known for making tasty, more natural alternatives to family favourites. Already the brand offers a wide variety of vegan options including pizzas, burgers, enchiladas, and lasagna. Many options are also gluten-free, ensuring that no matter what your dietary requirements may be, Amy’s has you covered. ‘We believe that good, flavorful food is made with good, flavorful ingredients and a lot of love,’ says the company. The brand has...

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Former Slaughterhouse Worker Claims the Job Breeds Violent Behaviour

Former slaughterhouse worker Scott Hoskins has spoken out about the ways in which his work negatively affected his personal life. Speaking with animal rights charity, Mercy For Animals, Hoskins claims that he believes his work in a chicken slaughterhouse led to increasingly violent and aggressive behaviour at home. ‘There was a lot of alcohol consumption,’ he said ‘regularly and excessively’ and this, in turn, led to him being a violent person. He spoke about some of the work he was asked to carry out as part of his job from removing bones from the dead chickens, to placing live...

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Vegan Company, Beyond Meat, to Triple Production Thanks to $55M Investment

Beyond Meat has already had a very successful 2017, but the year will not be ending without another huge achievement from the company. The creator of the ‘bleeding’ vegan Beyond Burger’s has just raised an extra $55 million in funding, allowing them to as much as triple their current rates of production. Recently, meat packer Tyson Foods increased their investment in the plant based protein company. The news came after the burgers were permanently added to TGI Friday’s menu across the US. In July of this year, the brand announced they had been able to increase their distribution meaning...

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Sociology Professor Deems Not Eating Meat a Feminist Act

In an academic article recently published in the Journal of Feminist Geography, Anne DeLassio-Parson has argued that eating meat upholds the patriarchy and refusing to eat it can be deemed an act of feminism. DeLassio-Parson, who is a sociology professor at Pennsylvania State University, spoke with vegetarian Argentinian men to understand how not eating meat can affect gender hierarchy and gender binaries. She came to the conclusion that refusing to eat meat is a political, feminist act both for men and women. Argentina is a meat-centric country known for its production of beef. When men in Argentina choose to...

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The UK’s Ultimate Vegan Guide to Christmas Supermarket Shopping

Having to cook vegan Christmas dishes can be quite overwhelming. Many people think that it will have to involve a lot more cooking than a traditional Christmas dinner. Thankfully this isn’t the case, and UK supermarkets are chock full of wonderful, delicious Christmas items, whether it’s for the big day itself or Christmas parties! Here is a handy list of eight major British supermarkets and what they have to offer for vegans celebrating Christmas this year. The UK’s Ultimate Vegan Guide to Christmas Supermarket Shopping Waitrose Savoury Snacks At Waitrose you can grab yourself some savoury biscuits in a...

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Meat Publication Says Vegan Protein Has a “Bright Future”

Meat & Poultry has named the advancement of plant based proteins as a highlight of 2017. Looking back at the past twelve months, Meat & Poultry has put together a ‘Year in Review 2017’ which picks up the ‘hot topics’ from the past year. Examining the most popular, most-read stories from 2017, Meat & Poultry named Memphis Meats, a lab meat company that has received a lot of attention this year, and Impossible Foods, creators of the plant based Impossible Burger that tastes and looks just like a beef burger, as of particular importance in 2017. ‘As a growing...

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18 Million Vegan Mince Pies Expected to Sell This Festive Season by Asda

This year, Asda has started offering vegan mince pies, and everyone’s pretty excited about it. The mince pies are not only labeled vegan but are also approved by The Vegan Society, giving consumers the peace of mind that they’re buying an animal-free product for the festive season. You can grab a box of 6 of these festive treats for just £1 in store, or get four of the freshly baked version for 89p. The popular UK supermarket has predicted that they will sell a massive 18 million mince pies across the holiday season. That’s 18 million mince pies going...

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Vegan Documentary What The Health Nominated for Prestigious Film Award

One of the most talked about documentaries of the year, What The Health, has announced today that it has been nominated for a major award. The NAACP Image Awards, a ceremony dedicated to acknowledging the on-screen achievements of people of color, has nominated What The Health for the Outstanding Documentary (Television) category. The documentary is pitted against The Defiant Ones, Birth of a Movement, The 44th President: In His Own Words, and Black Love. The documentary has caused quite a stir since its release on Netflix earlier this year. The documentary sought to expose the link between poor public...

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Popular Vegan Snack Brand on Track to Reach $100M Value

Hippeas are only a year old, but you wouldn’t know it! In the past 12 months, the vegan snack brand has made quite a name for itself seeing investment from environmental activist and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. According to the founder of Hippeas, Livio Bisterzo, the company is already turning over a huge $1 million each month and he hopes that they will only improve on this in coming years. ‘We think we can achieve $25-30m next year,’ he told Food Navigator. Adding, ‘It’s pretty clear that this could be a 100-million-dollar brand in the next three to five years.’...

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McDonald’s Ex ‘Poster Boy’ Turned Vegan Says It’s Never Too Late for Change

Ben Williamson was just 7 years old when he won a school competition that landed him in the local newspaper promoting McDonald’s. Now Senior International Media Director at PETA Williamson has reflected on his young dalliance with McDonald’s in an article for Quartz. Already a pescatarian when McDonald’s first opened a restaurant in Hampstead, North London, Williamson was offered the opportunity to cut the ribbon in front of ‘a phalanx of newspaper reporters and television crews.’ All he had to do was write a 12-word sentence better than his classmates starting with ‘I like McDonald’s because…’ Flouting the rules...

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Alexa Chung Eats Vegan Nuggets in the Latest ‘Hot Ones’ Episode

Writer, host, fashion designer and vegetarian Alexa Chung appeared on today’s episode of First We Feast’s ‘Hot Ones’. Hot Ones, which has been running for four seasons, features celebrity guests eating increasingly spicy chicken wings whilst answering questions about themselves and their careers. In Chung’s case, however, she was using vegan nuggets as the vessel for the spicy sauces. Both Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand have also appeared on the show and eaten vegan nuggets instead of chicken wings. ‘Just as we did with your countrymen, Russell Brand and Ricky Gervais, we’re doing vegan nuggets today’, said host Sean...

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Boots Expand Vegan Sandwich Range and Want Your Vote on the Filling

Pharmacy chain Boots, renowned in the UK for its impressive meal deal selection, has launched a poll on twitter asking customers to vote on which new vegan lunch option they would like to see in stores. There are two options to choose from, one of which is a sandwich and the other, quite excitingly, is a burger! Option A is Hickory Smoked Tofu ‘Ham’, Avo & BBQ Slaw Sarnie, the other is a Sweet Potato & Chipotle Vegan Burger. The chain already provides several vegan options including a humous and falafel salad, and a houmous, carrot, and coriander sandwich....

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Mars to Take Healthy Vegan and Plant Based Snack Brand Global

Veggie snack brand, KIND, has received a minority investment from multinational giant Mars recently, and they’re helping KIND go global. KIND offers a huge range of snacks that fit all sorts of dietary requirements including many that are vegan. The entire range is suitable for vegetarians but some of the bars contain honey. According to ConfectioneryNews, KIND is ‘one of the fastest-growing brands in the snacks market,’ as well as being the ‘third largest snack bar brand in the world.’ It’s speculated that the investment from Mars was greater than $4bn, although there is no official word on this....

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Black Veganism Rooted in Social Justice, Activists Tell New York Times

New York Times writer Kim Severson has produced an article exploring what it means to be black and in the vegan movement. Talking to influential black vegans such as Aph Ko of Black Vegans Rock, PETA columnist Zachary Toliver and chef Jenné Claiborne, Severson conveys the often forgotten story of black veganism. ‘When you say ‘vegan,’’ says Aph Ko, ‘a lot of people tend to only think of PETA, which doesn’t reflect the massive landscape of vegan activism.’ Ko created a list of 100 black vegans back in 2015 to draw attention to the fact that veganism isn’t just...

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London’s Ban on Fast Food Near Schools Could Lead to More Vegan-Friendly Outlets

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan intends to put a policy in place that will ban fast food takeaways from opening within 400 metres of schools in an attempt to keep the obesity problem amongst London youths in check. According to the Evening Standard, Khan ‘will announce the policy in his draft London Plan, the capital’s “planning bible”’, which will be published later this week. In addition to the ban on fast food close to schools, Khan also intends to implement a rule that will see all new chicken, fish and chip, and pizza outlets having to agree to meet minimum...

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Kourtney Kardashian Opts for Vegan Cheese Over Dairy

Organic-food loving Kourtney Kardashian has revealed that she loves cooking up an indulgent mac ‘n cheese for her family… dairy-free mac ’n cheese! The mum of three says that her kids don’t eat dairy or gluten, so using vegan cheese and almond milk in her gluten-free mac ’n cheese is the way forward. ‘I use all organic ingredients, gluten-free noodles, and non-dairy cheese whenever possible, as my kids and I aren’t eating gluten or dairy,’ she told People magazine. Unfortunately, the reality star also suggests adding turkey bacon into the mix, because it’s healthier than pork bacon. However, if she...

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Huge Two-Floor Vegan Pizza Restaurant to Open in London

Brighton based vegan pizza restaurant, Purezza, has announced that they will be opening a second location in London! The new site will be just two minutes away from Camden Town Tube Station and will be absolutely massive, capable of seating 100 guests over two floors. The pizzeria will offer a wide range of vegan food including vegan meat and cheese pizzas, burgers, raw food, and pasta. The restaurant offers rice-based mozzarella as standard on their pizzas but will also have a range of specialty cheeses for customers to try. It appears this is just the first step for Purezza...

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Vegan Food Set to Soothe Economic Woes, Experts Predict

Trendologist company, Andrew Freeman & Co. has predicted that vegan food could provide great comfort to Americans in the coming year as they look for ways to ease the pain of economic and political unrest. According to Andrew Freeman, ‘everyone is feeling a little unsure’ about the economy and the political future of the U.S., and this is leading consumers to make different choices. They are choosing to hold themselves, and brands, to higher standards in order to take back control in a world where they have control over little else. Freeman noted that politics, social change, and the...

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20th Century Fox Release Animal Rights Movie for Kids

In a partnership between animal sanctuary The Gentle Barn and major film production company Twentieth Century Fox, December 15th will see the release of Ferdinand, a film about misunderstood animals and their right to be free. With voices from Kate McKinnon and Gina Rodriguez, who has been rumored to be following a vegan diet for her health, the film will follow Ferdinand, a bull loved by his human companion but who is one day mistaken for aggressive and angry when he his stung by a bee. As the humans in the film try and force Ferdinand into bullfighting, the...

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Nearly 50% of Americans Support a Ban on Slaughterhouses, Claims Study

In a recent survey conducted by a nonprofit think tank, Sentience Institute, nearly half of Americans questioned said that they would support a ban on slaughterhouses. A huge 47% of people survey said that they agreed slaughterhouses should be banned, despite this, those who responded to the survey 97% believed that vegetarianism was a personal choice. These statistics are in conflict with each other given that a ban on slaughterhouses would leave Americans living meat-free. The survey also indicated that 69% of Americans believe that ‘factory farming of animals is one of the most important social issues in the...

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Pizza Hut Confirms Vegan Cheese is Permanently on the Menu

Pizza Hut has officially announced that vegan cheese will be available nationwide in the UK as of today! In September the pizza chain told customers that they would be trialing vegan cheese in a select few stores in the south of the UK. The demand for the pizzas would dictate whether or not the addition was permanent, they said. It appears that the trial was successful as they will now be offering vegan cheese on their pizzas across the UK. Pizza Hut had been offering vegan cheese in five pizza hut restaurants since 2nd October. The trial saw vegan...

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Veganuary to Release Book That Makes Going Vegan Easy and Fun

Veganuary, an initiative which gives people support and resources for a month should they wish to make the switch to a vegan lifestyle, will be launching a book on December 28th of this year. The book which is titled ‘How to Go Vegan: The why, the how, and everything you need to make going vegan easy.’ will be a ‘small, beautiful’ book will be packed full of quick tips so allowing readers to make the transition to veganism ‘easy and fun.’ Former Harry Potter star now famous for her vegan activism, Evanna Lynch, will be writing a foreword for...

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Miley Cyrus Gets Another Vegan Tattoo, And We Love It

Vegan Queen Miley Cyrus showed off her first vegan tattoo earlier this year, but following a tofurky-stuffed holiday weekend, she’s inked herself again with some words of wisdom. Miley took to instagram to reveal her new tattoos which read ‘BE KIND’ on the front of her wrists. The star was tattooed in her own bedroom, where she then picked up the needle herself to tattoo the artist responsible for her latest addition. Pictures of the star inking her tattoo artist appeared on her social media, where she warned fellow vegan and known tattoo artist Kat Von D to ‘watchout.’...

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Vegan Macadamia Milk Brand to Make Walmart Debut in January 2018

In a move that could ‘double the company’s store count and revenues within a year,’ vegan milk brand, Milkadamia, will soon be available at Walmart. CEO of Milkdamia Jim Richards told Food Navigator that he thinks it’s important for big stores to start stocking interesting, innovative products. ‘My own personal view is that mainstream grocery see it as a big bunch of clientele they can end up on the wrong side of history with if they don’t start putting artisanal and interesting products in their stores,’ claims Richards. Milkadamia, which is already available in over 2,000 stores across America,...

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Albert Einstein Medical Centre Ban Use of Live Pigs When Training for Emergencies

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has announced the success of a campaign to stop a medical center using live pigs to train emergency medicine residents. The use of pigs to train medical residents is commonplace across the US, and PCRM has campaigned hard against it happening in medical schools across the country. Just in time for the holidays, Dr. Neal Barnard of PCRM informed his supporters that the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia has stopped using live pigs to train emergency medicine residents. Currently, there are human simulations that can replace the use of pigs in...

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Ben & Jerry’s: Vegan Range Will be Available in Australia in ‘Just a Moment!’

Much to the excitement of Ben & Jerry’s fans down under, the brand has hinted that it will soon be releasing a dairy free range in Australia! Having released their vegan range in the USA initially, both the United Kingdom and Singapore have received the exciting news this year that they will also be getting a chance to taste some delicious dairy-free goodness. Now, it seems, it’s Australia’s turn. Responding to a Facebook user’s question from over a year ago ‘When are your vegan flavours coming to Australia???’ the brand responded just yesterday. ‘It’s the moment that you’ve been...

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Marvel Introduces Vegan LGBTQIA+ Superhero to Screens

Just yesterday the first episode of Marvel’s Runaways aired on Hulu and with it came the introduction of a Marvel character never before seen on screen: Karolina Dean. Played by Virginia Gardner, Karolina, who originally appeared in Marvel comics in 2003, is one of Marvel’s LGBTQIA+ characters, a community that is finally being represented in Marvel productions, and in addition to this, she’s vegan. Raised by two vegan parents, Dean is described as a ‘bright and bubbly hippie.’ Dean may not be Marvel’s only vegan character on screen in 2018 either, with rumours circulating that Neal Shaara, a devout...

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Vegan Bodybuilder Awarded 1 Gold and 4 Silver Medals at Pinnacle Event

Julia Hubbard is a longtime British athlete, having competed internationally in sprinting, bobsleigh and bodybuilding. Over the weekend, Hubbard added to her accolades by gaining one gold, and three silver medals in an International Physique League event, earning her the silver medal overall. Now vegan, Hubbard had been a vegetarian for many years but made the decision in July 2015 to switch to a vegan diet. Speaking with Great Vegan Athletes, Hubbard claims that ‘The turning point was [her] health.’ ‘I started having digestion issues,’ she said, ‘and for a year the doctors just treated the symptoms and labelled...

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More Fruit & Veg Farms Essential to Avoid Post-Brexit Health Crisis, Report Suggests

The picture of a post-Brexit Britain leaves a multitude of concerns that need to be addressed. Among them, is the price of living and how this could impact public health. A London-based think tank has proposed financial incentives for farmers to use their land for horticulture, as opposed animal agriculture, in an attempt to create a healthier Britain post-Brexit. The Food Foundation in London has recently estimated the increased cost of providing families with fruit and vegetables, a necessity for people to live long healthy lives, and the predictions are concerning. At present, the government guidelines suggest that brits...

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Vegan Impossible Burgers Deliver an Alternative Menu this Thanksgiving

A new partnership between Postmates and Impossible Foods is bringing L.A. residents a treat over the Thanksgiving holiday: burgers. Postmates will be the only delivery service offering on-demand free delivery of the plant based Impossible Burger throughout the holiday. Angelenos will be able to order the burger (via postmates.com) from Fatburger, a prominent burger chain that calls itself ‘The Last Great Hamburger Stand.’ However, this is just the start as both brands in the partnership hope that the Impossible Burger will be made available through Postmates from a number of different eateries in L.A. after the initial pilot. Postmates and...

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70% of Americans Are Uncomfortable with The Way Animals Are Treated for Food

A recent poll conducted by Sentience Institute has revealed some interesting statistics about the US population’s attitude towards animal agriculture and the consumption of animal products. Of the 1,094 adults surveyed, a huge 70% said agreed with the statement ‘I have some discomfort with the way animals are used in the food industry.’ Over a quarter of those that agreed, claimed they strongly agreed. Surprisingly, nearly a third also agreed with the statement, ‘I support a ban on animal farming,’ despite the fact that less than 1% of the US population is vegan, and only 3.2% are vegetarian. In...

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Veganism Gives Black Youth Personal Autonomy, Says ‘Vegan Shut Up’s Jay Brave

In an interview with Grace Dent for BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, Jay Brave has spoken about the impact veganism has had on the black community in England. Brave recently released Vegan Shut Up to coincide with World Vegan Day. Vegan Shut Up is a remixed Stormzy track and is intended to encourage people to try veganism. If you break down veganism into ‘European or say, political white and African or say, political black vegans there is a very different approach as to how and why they’ve become vegan,’ says Brave. ‘By and large a lot of the...

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Vegan Cheeseboard Platters Arrive at Sainsbury’s Nationwide

This year, Sainsbury’s have upped their vegan game dramatically. Not only do they stock their own range of vegan cheeses, which they added to back in September, they also offer vegan pizzas from White Rabbit, Violife cheeses, Booja Booja truffles and their own range of vegan chocolate. Now, just in time for Christmas, Sainsbury’s and Violife have come together to bring the good people of the UK a Dairy Free Platter, with three different types of vegan cheese: Blu, After Dinner and Mature. A post shared by Michelle 😎 (@michpalf) on Nov 19, 2017 at 4:10am PST The cheeseboard...

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Popular TV Show ‘Sunday Brunch’ Showcases Britain’s Vegan Fast Food

Popular British TV programme, Sunday Brunch, is an opportunity for viewers to drool over some of Britain’s tastiest food creations while they’re hungover on Sunday mornings. But today’s episode (19th November) had the exciting addition of vegan junk food! Food expert, Rebecca Seal, guided hosts, Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, through their opportunity to sample a selection of vegan junk food from four different businesses. Today’s guests included comedian Javone Prince, and actors Philip Glenister and Ashely Jensen who were all impressed with the plant based treats. A firm favourite were the chick’n wings, but Javone Prince was a...

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Vegan Queen Miley Cyrus Partners With Footwear Brand Converse

Vegan superstar, Miley Cyrus, made an exciting announcement on social media yesterday. The star is pairing with well-known footwear brand, Converse, to bring fans her very own range. Miley gave Instagram followers a sneak preview of what’s to come after receiving the first samples for her new footwear line. The theme appears to be pink, black and a whole lot of glitter and already Miley is absolutely obsessed with them. ‘I’m in loooooooooooooooove!!!!!!!!!’ she said after revealing the bubblegum pink glitter stax. Adding ‘They r even cuter in person BTW!’ She revealed four different designs, although it’s not clear...

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Fish Sales Are Falling as Public Seek Healthier Diets, Says New Report

A recent market report has indicated the sales of fresh fish and seafood in Western Europe are falling. Western Europe is now the worst performing region in the world for the sale of fish, having decreased on average 1% every year between 2011 and 2016. Euromonitor analyst, Anastasia Alieva, believes that there is a problem with pricing and availability of these products for many consumers. ‘The Growing focus on general health and well-being, and healthier diets in Western Europe has not translated into greater demand for fish and seafood, which are broadly recognised as a valuable source of the...

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Impact of Meat Production on Global Warming Discussed at COP23

This week, the 23rd annual conference of parties (COP23) is taking place in Bonn. The aim of this conference is to discuss the current climate crisis and the ways in which the nations taking part can help to halt global warming. Among a whole host of other issues, one topic that is up for discussion at this meeting has long been ignored in climate change talks, even in the Paris Climate Agreement: animal agriculture. According to studies, farming animals creates more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation industry. Animal agriculture is also responsible for huge areas of deforestation particularly...

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LUSH Donates $434,000 in Funding to End Animal Testing

Veggie cosmetics brand LUSH recently announced the winners of their 2017 Lush Prize, an award given to those who are working towards an animal testing free future. A total prize fund of £330,000 (434,000 USD) was shared between 18 winners who were categorised under seven different titles: Lobbying, Training, Public Awareness, Science, Young Researcher, YR Americans and YR Asia. This is the sixth year that LUSH has presented this award and so far they have given £1.8 million (2.37million USD) to initiatives working toward the end of animal testing. The Humane Society Legislative Fund, The Humane Society of the...

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High Fiber Diets Dramatically Cut Risk of Death from Bowel Cancer, Study Claims

According to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a new study published in JAMA Oncology has suggested that increased fiber in an individual’s diet can reduce the risk of them dying from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer, or bowel cancer, is the third most common cancer to be diagnosed among both men and women in the US. It is also the third leading cause of death in women and the second leading cause of death in men. Participants in the study all had pre-existing colorectal cancer, and in order to monitor the impact of a high fiber diet, their previous...

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22% of British Adults Unaware Bacon Comes From a Pig, Surveys Suggest

According to several surveys, at least 22% of the British public are unaware of the fact that bacon comes from a pig. Over the past decade, studies have been reported by several media sites which reveal some concerning statistics about the British public’s knowledge of where food comes from. According to a DJS report, the Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) organisation found that one in five children were unaware that bacon comes from pigs, and one in twenty children thought that cheese came from pigs and not cows. Similarly, in 2007, the BBC reported that 22% of British adults were...

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Swedish YouTuber Breaks the Record for World’s Largest Vegan Cake

Swedish YouTuber, Therese Lindgren, has achieved a feat so sweet you can almost taste her success. Along with her friends, she was responsible this month for setting the record for the World’s Largest Vegan Cake. Therese has over half a million subscribers on her YouTube channel, where she uploads vlogs. According to Guinness World Records Therese took on the challenge to ‘create awareness about veganism’ and presumably to prove that you can make just about anything vegan! Her record-breaking achievement has coincided with World Vegan Month. Previously the record had been held by two Swiss companies, Skipp Communications AG...

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Famous Wine Region, Napa Valley, Becomes Increasingly Vegan Due to Demand

Speaking with the San Francisco Chronicle, blogger Tonia Brow claimed ‘Veganism is not going away.’ The former real estate agent moved to Napa years ago, and at the time, she was disappointed by the number of vegan options there were available. Both food and wine for vegans were hard to find, but today it’s a different story.  Napa Valley, famous for its winemaking, now has so many vegan options you can spend an entire holiday just sampling vegan wines. The wines at Trefethen Family Vineyards and Judd’s Hill, two wineries in the Napa Valley, are completely vegan-friendly and there...

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Marie Claire Launches Vegan Beauty and Snack Delivery Boxes

Fashion magazine Marie Claire has today announced their partnership with Lifebox to bring you their first limited edition snack and beauty product box. Beginning with the ‘Winter Skin Edition,’ Marie Claire’s box will have a whole host of exciting goodies to keep your skin looking fresh and glowing through the winter season. Priced at £36, but with over £65 worth of products inside, the box is entirely gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free. The box will include 20 different items from well-known brands such as Pukka Tea, Pip & Nut, Ombar Chocolate, and Pulsin. ‘Even with the best of intentions...

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5 Vegan Christmas Sandwiches to Grab on Today’s Lunch Break

It’s November, and for the good people of the UK that can only mean one thing – Christmas sandwiches, preferably as part of a meal deal. For those less familiar with the British Christmas sandwich, here’s a rundown: supermarkets and coffee shops all across the country take ingredients that are loosely associated with Christmas dinner, put them between two slices of bread and whack a bauble on the packaging. If said sandwich is part of a meal deal, you then pair it with a drink and a snack and prepare for unforgiving judgement should you post the combination on...

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MOCK: Vegan ‘Meat’ Curries Delivered Straight to Your Door

If there’s one thing to celebrate in this world, it’s food that looks like takeaway, smells like takeaway, tastes like takeaway but is actually healthy enough to have multiple times a week. Often to achieve this result, hours of preparation are required in the kitchen, kind of defeating the purpose of the takeaway in the first place – is it really the taste that we like or the fact that we can go from starving to satisfied without having to do more than answer the door? Not so with Mock. Mock curries offer a wonderful combination of all the...

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Santa Promotes Vegan Milk from Ex Dairy Company’s New Plant Based Range

Between 10am and 3pm today (11th November), vegan milk brand Elmhurst have been at King of Prussia mall in Philadelphia with a very special guest: Santa. Vegan Santa does exist! We’ll be at the King of Prussia Mall in #Philadelphia alongside Santa tomorrow, with free samples of our #plantbased milks 🎄🥛 We hope to see you there! #SantaDrinksVeganMilk #elmhurst1925 A post shared by Elmhurst 1925 (@elmhurst1925) on Nov 10, 2017 at 10:17am PST Elmhurst are an ex-dairy brand who turned vegan back in 2016 when they ditched the cow’s milk and started working on some plant based alternatives. Earlier...

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Demand for Vegan Food Drives Plant Based Egg Market to $1.15 Billion Value

In a report released last month, it was predicted that by 2022 the global market for egg replacements will reach $1.152 billion. The report states that the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% over the next five years, and cites an increasing interest in plant based diets as one of the major driving forces behind this. According to Research and Markets ‘This growth is majorly accounted to the growing preference for plant based natural ingredients among the general population [and] growing vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian population.’ There are now a variety of egg replacements on...

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A Healthier Robbie Williams Enjoys the Perks of a Vegan Diet

Last month Robbie Williams made a shock announcement to fans that he had adopted a plant based diet in order to recover from the illness that stopped him from completing his tour earlier this year. In a vlog to his fans apologizing for his absence in the latter half of his tour, Williams said ‘Now I am vegan.’ Yesterday, the star took to Facebook to boast about his physical fitness on his new vegan diet. Posing topless in what appears to be a coat room or dressing room, the tattooed 43-year-old captioned the image with ‘This vegan diet has...

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Vegan Diet Helps Patients Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis, New Study Claims

Research published on 8th November in the Frontiers in Nutrition journal has implied that a vegan diet could be a key component in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. An author of the study, Bhawna Gupta, indicated that a number of plant-based foods are helpful in allowing patients to manage the symptoms and effects of rheumatoid arthritis, where many animal products can actually make it more difficult to cope with. According to UPI, Gupta said in a journal news release that the ‘[r]egular consumption of specific dietary fibers, vegetables, fruits and spices, as well as the elimination of components that...

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Sainsbury’s Just Launched Vegan Whipped Cream and Marshmallows

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has recently given tidings of comfort and joy to customers up and down the nation with the announcement that it is now stocking vegan marshmallows and vegan squirty cream! The supermarket is offering Freedom’s marshmallows in two different varieties: mini pink & white, and regular sized vanilla. In addition to this, they have also added soy-based Hopla whipped cream in a spray can to their shelves. Naturally, this has left people itching to get their hands on the new sweet treats so they can make a completely indulgent vegan hot chocolate. But just how do...

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Prince Charles Scours The Globe for Lost Vegan Food

Last week, Prince Charles launched an initiative to take the world into the future of farming, but the ideas behind it are routed well in the past. Alongside a Malaysian organization, Charles aims to look for long-forgotten grains, fruits, and vegetables to help solve the world food crisis. Currently, the globe’s dependence on a small number of different crops to feed our ever-growing nations is causing a problem. As temperatures continue to rise around the world, farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demand for their crops. Our farming systems are being enormously affected by...

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Best Fish & Chip Shop in Britain Goes Vegan-Friendly

The best fish and chip shop in Britain may have just got even better. Simpsons in Stroud, Gloucestershire was named as Britain’s best fish and chip shop in 2016, and it’s recently added something new to the menu: vegan fish. The award-winning chippy now serves tofish, made from tofu and seaweed (to create a skin substitute), and finished off in batter before being fried in groundnut oil. To go with your tofish you can also have a side of vegan-friendly chips. Within the first half an hour of the dish being available on the menu, more than 50 portions were...

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Vegan Natalie Portman Wins ‘Nobel Prize’ for Animal Rights Activism

Longtime vegan activist, Natalie Portman, has recently been in receipt of a prestigious award: the Jewish Nobel Peace Prize. According to DW, the Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF), who bestowed the award upon Portman, claimed that she is a ‘role model for millions of young Jews around the world.’ In the western world, the Jewish community has recently been outspoken about vegan diets, with 70 rabbis across the globe signing a declaration in October encouraging all Jews to go vegan. They claimed that a plant based diet is ‘an expression of our shared Jewish values of compassion for animals, protection...

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Richard Branson Says He Finds Vegan Meat Startup “Project Jackfruit” Inspiring

Voom Pitch, a competition that allows brands to pitch their business in the hopes of obtaining a cash prize, has announced the winners of the regional finals ahead of the national competition in 2018. One of the winners is a vegan brand called Project Jackfruit. The company uses ethically and sustainably sourced jackfruit to create meat alternatives that are suitable for vegans and those who eat a gluten-free diet. All seven winners have recently had the chance to sit down with Richard Branson over brunch and his comments suggest he’s impressed with their ideas. ‘The Voom Tour is seeking...

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Fry’s Launch Vegan Range of Ready to Eat Pies and Pasties

Popular faux meat brand, Fry’s Family Food Co. has announced that it is releasing a new range to coincide with World Vegan Month this November. The company took to Facebook to announce the good news and pictured the entire range which consists of a massive twelve products. The products are refrigerated and form the start of Fry’s child range. The new release includes pies, pasties, and meat-style strips. As with all Fry’s products, they are entirely vegan. The added bonus of this particular range is that many of the products are ready-to-eat or on-the-go. This includes three pies, a sausage...

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“Factory Farming Is Hell for Animals” says The Walking Dead’s Rosita Espinosa

The latest season of The Walking Dead is back on our screens and people can’t wait to get back into the plot that left viewers with a few surprises in Season 7. The post-apocalyptic American TV series takes viewers through a world overrun by zombies. Now in its 8th season, having started in 2010, the drama is popular among horror lovers. While we all might be familiar with the characters, what about the cast? Christian Serratos who has been on the show since 2004 depicts Rosita Espinosa in the series but in the world without zombies, she is an animal rights...

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Starbucks to Include More Vegan Options After Disappointing Fourth Quarter

Following a ‘disappointing‘ financial report, Starbucks have suggested that they will be focussing their efforts on growing the number of plant based options they offer. According to Business Insider, after the coffee chain reported their ‘disappointing revenue for the fourth quarter,’ Starbucks stocks experienced a significant decline in the hours following. Speaking with analysts, John Culver, Starbucks head of real estate, commented on future plans to tackle this issue saying ‘Plant-based beverages and alternatives [are] big area of opportunity for us, and our customers are asking for it.’ Although the coffee chain offers a variety of plant based milks,...

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Vegan Society Launches App to Help People on a Vegan Diet Track Nutrition

In celebration of World Vegan Month, The Vegan Society will be releasing a nutrition app to help those following a plant-based diet meet nutrition goals. The app is called VNutrition and is currently unreleased but available in a beta version. Designed by The Vegan Society Dietitian Heather Russell, the app will allow people to track their food to ensure that they are meeting their daily requirements nutritionally. According to the app’s description, by using it you can ‘Learn how to get your 5-a-day and more with handy diagrams, track your progress via the progress bar, and receive tailored tips...

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Breaking: New Study Finds Certain Meat Raises Heart Attack Risk for Hispanic/Latino Populations

According to a study recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition, for Hispanic/Latino populations, the risk of having a heart attack is greater for those who consume red and processed meat. The study looked at the diets of over 2000 participants. Some of these participants were from the Costa Rice Heart Study and had survived a previous heart attack, and the others were a control group. When their diets were compared, it was found that the risk of non-fatal heart attack was higher in those who consumed the largest amount of red and processed meat. The research showed...

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Dairy Queen Locations Forced to Close Due to Bankruptcy

Owner of 70 Dairy Queen locations, Vasari, LLC, has recently filed for bankruptcy, which has led to the announcement that 30 Dairy Queen restaurants are closing. The franchise, which began operations nearly 80 years ago in 1940, serves a range of classic American food, which includes a lot of animal products. According to VegNews, the bankruptcy proceeding for Vasari said ‘While certain of the [Vasari’s] stores are profitable…[Vasari] as a whole is facing net operating losses that cannot continue unabated.’ News of the closures come at a time when vegan and vegetarian businesses are seemingly booming. Amy’s Drive-Thru has...

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Luxury Vegan Thai Curry Kit Range Arrives at Aldi

In direct competition with some big brand names, Aldi UK has announced that it is releasing its very own curry kit that allows customers to make Thai curries with fresh ingredients, without having to make everything from scratch. The kits, which come in two flavours, Thai Red and Thai Green curry, are entirely gluten free and vegan-friendly. Similar kits can be bought at Waitrose and Sainsburys from brands like Blue Dragon and Thai Taste, coming in at between £2.55 and £2.75. However, Aldi’s version costs just £1.39. According to Coventry Telegraph, the kits ‘use real ingredients such as fresh...

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Deliveroo Launches ‘Bleeding’ Vegan Steak this World Vegan Day

The Argentinian steak house brand, Moo Cantina, has partnered with Deliveroo to offer the people of London a bleeding vegan steak, delivered right to their door. Despite how similar it may seem to Beyond Meat’s bleeding burger, Moo Cantina have developed the steak themselves, using beetroot, chickpeas, gluten-free oats, herbs, and spices to create the steak and beetroot juice to give the blood-like effect. According to Big Hospitality, Deliveroo have noted that there has been a huge increase, 213%, in the number of vegan orders in the past year. Plant-based options across London are becoming more prevalent, with eateries...

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New Zealand’s Agricultural Minister Warns of ‘Disruption’ in Farming Due to Vegan Alternatives

Newly appointed Agricultural Minister in New Zealand, Damien O’Connor, has expressed concerns over the future of animal agriculture in the country. According to government statistics, meat and dairy are New Zealand’s top two export commodities, meaning that they play a large part in New Zealand’s economy. A report in January of this year stated that both of these commodities saw a drop in export value in 2016. Meat and edible offal experienced a fall of $909 million in export value, and the quantity of meat exported was also down. This was largely due to a lack of demand for beef...

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CEO of Leading Lab Meat Company Ditched Cardiology to Save More Lives

“If I continued as a cardiologist, maybe I would save 2,000 or 3,000 lives over the next 30 years. But if I focus on this, I have the potential to save billions of human lives and trillions of animal lives.’ Uma Valeti Ex-cardiologist and CEO of lab meat producers Memphis Meats Uma Valeti, made the connection between meat and animals early on in life. Speaking with Inc. he talked about how he’d been at a birthday party aged 11 where he and his neighbors were indulging in chicken and goat dishes. Round the back of the house, he says,...

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Vegan Festival Not Just for Vegans Sells Out a Month Before Event

An entire month before the actual event, tickets for one of the UK’s most anticipated vegan events of the year has sold out. Vevolution, described as the vegan TED talks, was first hosted last year by Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel. Vevolution festival marks their seventh sold-out vegan event in London, four of which took place earlier this year. One of the main differences between Vevolution and many other vegan events is that it’s designed for everyone to enjoy, not just vegans. ‘We believe Vevolution is becoming an intersection point for all types of people who want to be...

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Vegan Market in China Predicted to Rise by 17% Between 2015 and 2020

According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), the vegan market in China is expected to rise by more than 17 percent between 2015 and 2020. This will be the fastest rate of growth internationally in this time period and suggests a huge shift in consumer habits in Asia. Elsewhere in the world, the vegan movement is being led by young people, in particular teens and millennials and it appears China is no exception to this. Sonalie Figuerias, the founder of a health and wellness website called Green Queen, told SCMP that young adults are ‘driving the plant-based and vegan movement.’ She...

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Are Hampton Creek Going Global? Vegan Egg Range Takes a Trip Outside of US

Hampton Creek breathed a sigh of relief this August when their latest product, Just Scramble, was approved by the FDA. Now the product that looked like it may not even make it onto US shelves, despite being made in San Francisco, headed to India this week for its South Asian debut. The egg-like product is completely vegan, cholesterol free and contains 20% more protein than chickens eggs. Made from mung beans, the product allows people to enjoy 100% plant-based scrambled eggs. This past week, Just Scramble has been undergoing taste testing by a number of vendors in several Indian cities, including...

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Disney Star Zendaya Has Just Discovered the Perfect Vegan Ice Cream

Popular actress and singer-songwriter Zendaya took to Twitter yesterday to tell fans that she ‘found some bomb ass vegan ice cream.’ The star, who came to fame through her appearances on the Disney Channel, is well documented as being an ethical vegetarian, but does this tweet mean she’s trying veganism? In an interview with People magazine last year, Zendaya talked about her switch to vegetarianism at the young age of eleven. Taking the meat out of her diet was a result of a road trip she took with her dad, where they passed a slaughterhouse. ‘I thought it was...

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‘Made in Chelsea’ Star Tiffany Watson Releases Vegan Leather Diaries for 2018

Made in Chelsea star, Tiffany Watson has been gracing UK screens for the past three weeks talking about her new vegan restaurant, taking pictures with piglets, and occasionally mentioning Mimi Bouchard. Fans were excited to hear that she and sister Lucy Watson, who has also previously appeared on the popular reality show, were soon to be opening a London based restaurant. However, it seems this isn’t the only business Tiff has had in the pipeline. Yep you guys guessed it! @threesixfiveldn is my very own range of personalised gifts, stationery and planners. I have been working on this for...

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David Attenborough Ditches Meat Claiming The Way We Treat Animals is ‘Depressing’

In an interview with the Radio Times, David Attenborough has said that he has stopped eating meat. Despite his career revolving around animals and the natural world, Attenborough has previously stated that he is not an animal lover. ‘Animal lover means sentiment; a cloying, anthropomorphising sentiment,’ said Attenborough. ‘I don’t love earth worms or spiders. They’re rivetingly interesting and they give me huge intellectual pleasure. And aesthetic pleasure, I suppose. But that’s a different thing altogether.’ In an interview with Louis Theroux earlier this year, the British broadcaster claimed that he was becoming ‘increasingly vegetarian.’ His recent discussion with...

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Famous Steakhouse Celebrates World Vegan Month With Vegan Menu

Described as London’s ‘most famous steakhouse,’ Hawksmoor’s four sister restaurants will add a vegan menu for the entirety of November. Hawksmoor has said that the reason for this is because November is World Vegan Month. Richard Turner, executive head chef at three of the restaurants (Turner, Hawksmoor and Follow) claims that, despite being known for the meat they serve, Foxlow is no stranger to producing plant-based dishes. ‘We love our meat and fish it’s true,’ Turned told Eater London, ‘however at Foxlow we have leaned towards plant-centric dishes and vegan month presents a delicious challenge to pursue this even...

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American Style Vegan Comfort Food Restaurant Opens in UK’s Top University City

Soon to open its doors in Oxford, UK is Happy Friday Kitchen, Oxford’s first every fully vegan restaurant. The owner of Happy Friday Kitchen, which is set to open this autumn, is 24-year-old Lola Dixon. The menu at the restaurant will consist of comfort food, inspired by Dixon’s recent road trip across California. Although Dixon doesn’t live in Oxford herself, residing 30 miles away in Newbury, on the occasions that she’d visit her friends there something seemed strikingly obvious: there were plenty of vegans, but not enough places to get vegan food. Dixon told LIVEKINDLY ‘I found that Oxford...

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‘I Am Vegan’ says Robbie Williams After Plant-Based Diet Improves Health

Robbie Williams has announced that he has adopted a plant-based diet in order to recover from the illness that had stopped him from completing his tour this year. In a vlog to his fans apologizing for his absence in the latter half of his tour, Williams said ‘Now I am vegan, I do pilates every day, I do yoga every day.’ Many celebrities have been going vegan to improve their health, and the vlog seemed to suggest that it was his new plant-based diet had allowed him to successfully recover from his illness. The musician has not revealed what...

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The Office’s Rainn Wilson Starts Vegan Diet to Improve Health

Dubbing himself ‘The Fifty Year Old Vegan’, Rainn Wilson most famous for his role as Dwight Schrute in the American version of The Office, has announced that he’s been following a vegan diet for the past six weeks. Wilson took to Instagram to tell his fans about his new eating habits, but reassured them that ‘[HE] WILL NOT BE ONE OF THOSE ASSHOLE VEGANS WHO IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY’RE A VEGAN!’ THE FIFTY YEAR OLD VEGAN So about six weeks ago or so, my wife @HolidayReinhorn and I decided to try Veganism for a month. (Is that...

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Vegan Video Series Launched by Biggest Facebook Page in the World, UNILAD

‘Share this video to give them a voice.’ Yesterday UNILAD, currently the world’s largest video publisher on Facebook, posted a video discussing talking about animal agriculture. Although the video discussed the other detrimental issues of our current farming system, the main message was how ‘horrific,’ ‘abusive,’ and ‘unjust’ it was for humans to treat farmed animals the way they do. This short film created with artist, Kate Louise Powell, is said to be the very first in a series about the ethical and environmental impacts of animal agriculture UNILAD is currently followed by over 33 million people on Facebook and...

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Dr. Milton Mills Tells Vegfest UK Vegan Diets Can Change DNA for Better

Vegfest UK 2017 is well underway, and yesterday kicked off the with the first ever fully vegan trade show. Aside from the overwhelming number of vegan cheeses to try, the day was full of speeches and panels from some of the most interesting vegans in the world. Among them was Milton Mills MD, discussing the benefits of a plant-based diet in preventative medicine. After gaining his medical degree at Stanford University, Dr. Mills’ career has gone from strength to strength and he is currently a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. In his...

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Prospect of a Vegan World Leaves Public Feeling Hopeful for Future

In a survey conducted by Vodafone to gain an understanding of the ways in which adults see the world changing in the next 20 years, current adults appeared to have an optimistic view on the future of the planet. The survey included 13,000 people from fourteen different countries across the globe. As part of the survey, futurologists were tasked with identifying potential future concepts and Vodafone asked the adults to rank which ideas they felt were most likely to come about. Making the list at number ten was a ‘protein shift’ described in the survey as ‘we will enjoy...

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UK Sales of Vegan and Vegetarian Meat Alternatives Are Up At Least 37%

National statistics released by the UK’s Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have revealed that over the last two decades, people are increasingly shopping for more ethical food options, including plant-based meat alternatives, certified organic, fair-trade, free-range, and freedom foods (also know as RSPCA approved). Ethical food sales now make up nearly 10% of all household food sales in the UK, accounting for £9 billion of household food sales in 2015. Between 1999 and 2015, sales of vegetarian meat alternatives rose by more than 36 percent. According to DEFRA “Rainforest Alliance made up the largest single share...

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Dr. Michael Greger Releases Vegan Cookbook to Help You Stay Alive

Dr. Michael Greger, nutrition expert and author of ‘How Not to Die’ will release a cookbook this December full of plant-based recipes that will keep you healthy and alive for longer. His first book, ‘How Not to Die’ brought together his knowledge around nutrition, and the impact certain foods have on the human body. Dr. Greger advocates for a vegan diet, as well as encouraging people to use oil sparingly (if at all) and to focus on foods that positively impact the human body. Dr. Greger has conducted extensive research into the effects of animal products on health. For...

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Discussion in Parliament Addresses How a Vegan Diet Can Fight Climate Change

This Tuesday (17th October), a public discussion was held in the Houses of Parliament, where the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism addressed the impact of animal agriculture on climate change. In reference to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, signed last year by 195 states and the EU, MPs and experts warned that targets were unlikely to be met should animal agriculture be ignored as a major contributing factor. Currently, there are 5 vegan MPs in the UK, one of whom is Kerry McCarthy whose appointment as Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2015 by...

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Customers Ask for More Vegan Menus at Hotels

A list compiled by The Good Hotel Guide has revealed that customers are increasingly expecting hotels to provide vegan menus. On the list of top 10 complaints that customers had about hotels, there not being a menu for vegans came in at number 7. This is likely a reflection of the fast-paced change in society that is seeing the public adopt plant-based diets, a vegan lifestyle or becoming ‘flexitarian’, where people wish to consume vegan meals sometimes. Commenting on this revelation, Adam Raphael, co-editor of The Good Hotel Guide, said to the Daily Mail, ‘There are lots of vegetarians...

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Youtube Star EdgyVeg Releases Carnivore Approved Vegan Cookbook

Youtube star The EdgyVeg, otherwise known as Candice Hutchings, has released her first ever cookbook and it ‘has received the signature carnivore stamp of approval from her husband James and their friends and family.’ The popular youtube has taken plant-based cooking to the next level. Instead of focusing on a ‘traditional’ vegan diet, she’s veganised the comfort foods that everyone will crave the most, making this cookbook a household must-have for everyone, not just vegans. Included in her 256-page cookbook will be Easy Cheesey Fondue, Chick Fillet Deluxe, Thank You Very Matcha Ice Cream and even Buffalo Cauliflower Wings...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Backs Vegan Meat Brand Beyond Meat to Tackle Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio has given people much reason to believe that he is vegan in recent months. He has already invested in Hippeas, a vegan, chickpea-based crisp brand, and often refers to the detrimental effect of animal agriculture on the environment. Now, he has chosen to back brand Beyond Meat as an official investor. Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat’s CEO has commented on DiCaprio’s choice to invest saying ‘I am thrilled to officially welcome Leonardo DiCaprio to the Beyond Meat family…His investment and role as an advocate reflects a shared vision that meat made directly from plants, like our Beyond Burger,...

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Vegan Makeup Company for People of Colour Raises $1M in Investments

Cofounders of Mented Cosmetics have achieved a feat only 14 other women of color have achieved before them: they have raised $1 million in investments for their business. Amanda Johnson and KJ Miller have created Mented, short for pigmented, in order to ensure ‘women of color feel prioritized in the world of beauty.’ The first products they will launch are their vegan nude lipsticks, which are currently available for preorder. ‘We really think we’re onto something here at Mented,’ Johnson told Forbes. ‘Even though women of color have a difficult time raising money if there’s an under-served market investors...

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Fry’s Vegan Schnitzel Wins Food Innovation Award Due to Taste and Nutrient Density

Competing against a whopping 2304 other entries, Fry’s Family Food Co. has announced that its Flaxseed Schnitzel has won a much sought after accolade. Anuga Food Tec has awarded Fry’s the Innovation Award this year for their completely vegan schnitzel. The soy-based product is popular not only for its taste but also due to the high vitamin and mineral content present. Many people are concerned about getting Omega-3s on a plant-based diet as they are an essential fatty acid that cannot be made by the body. Fry’s inclusion of flaxseeds in the recipe makes it easy for families to...

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Vegan Cookery School Helping People in Need Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

An initiative to encourage plant-based eating is asking for your help to secure its existence for the next 5 years. Made in Hackney is ‘an award winning eco-community kitchen and cookery school’ based in London that gives people the tools and skills they need to cook delicious, plant-based food that is good for themselves and good for the planet. Not only is everything they make completely vegan, they also aim to cook with local, seasonal and organic produce. Since its inception 5 years ago, the cookery school has received a great deal of media attention for the good work...

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Vegan Star Miley Cyrus Pleads ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ in Puppy-Filled BuzzFeed Interview

Longtime vegan Miley Cyrus recently had the privilege of answering interview questions in a room full of puppies. The star was surprised by BuzzFeed with the pups before she answered questions about her new album and the animals she has at home. Aside from all the nibbling, nearly pulling off Cyrus’ shirt and one pup who took a particular like to Miley, there was also an important message: adopt don’t shop. The pups are from North Shore Animal League America, and are all up for adoption, well maybe not all of them now Miley has met them. The adorable...

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Gucci Announces Plan to Go Fur Free in Spring 2018

Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri made a huge announcement today when he stated that the designer brand will go completely fur-free. Gucci’s switch to fur-free fashion will begin with their spring collection next year. The brand will also become part of the Fur Free Alliance. In a statement made by Gucci, the brand claimed that it will not ‘use, promote, or publicize animal fur,’ anymore. This announcement is surprising considering Gucci’s previous reliance on fur in many of its collections.Speaking with Business of Fashion, Bizzari said ‘Do you think using furs today is still modern? I don’t think it’s still modern and...

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The First Vegan ‘Mylk Man’ Service Arrives on London’s Doorsteps

In days gone by, everything was different about food, from what we ate to how it was delivered. As an increasing number of reports emerge detailing the harmful effects of animal agriculture, it might seem like a move away from cakes made with eggs and butter and those meat-filled Sunday roasts are a good thing. However, for some people, the modern world of ordering a Tesco delivery online can lack the charm of yesteryear. Thankfully for Londoners, Jamie Chapman has just the answer. Quite literally delivering the perfect symbiosis between the future and the past, Chapman is the UK’s...

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Study Recommends Vegan Diet to Tackle America’s Increasing Rate of Disease

A recent study called ‘Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival’ has put forward the notion that US medicine should be focussing on preventative measures when it comes to chronic diseases. Currently, in the USA, many people are suffering from terrible diseases, often fatal. The number of cases of heart disease and cancer in the US is increasing rapidly. Due to pharmaceuticals, less people are dying of heart disease, although it’s suggested that last year cancer became the leading cause of death in the US. However, this new report says that medicinal intervention...

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Made in Chelsea’s Tiff Watson Announces Plan to Open Vegan Restaurant

Made in Chelsea star, Tiffany Watson, announced on the show this evening that she and her family will be opening a vegan restaurant. In tonight’s episode she claimed that she has never been a ‘preachy vegan,‘ and her motivation behind the restaurant is to help the animals, as well as help people improve their health. Tiffany herself is a vegan, and an advocate for the lifestyle. Older sister, Lucy Watson, is also vegan and has recently released her first cookbook called ‘Feed Me Vegan’, the recipes in which will have anyone counting down the minutes until dinner time. Father of...

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Survey Discovers 70% of US Colleges Now Serve Vegan Food

Peta2, the youth division of PETA, has recently surveyed US colleges to determine how vegan-friendly they are. The result is the ‘Vegan Report Card’ which lists colleges in order of how they scored in terms of student satisfaction, and vegan options available. In addition to this, the survey looked at how many people on campus are now vegan or vegetarian, and how many people are choosing vegan meals, regardless of what label they give themselves. The survey found that in the past 10 years, the number of vegetarian students at US colleges has increased by 50 percent, and the...

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New Vegan and Gluten Free Cheesecake Range Now Available in UK

The UK’s  first ever vegan and gluten-free chilled cheesecake range is heading to Waitrose! Established plant-based brand Freaks of Nature are expanding their range to include the two flavours of cheesecake in addition to their current dessert options. Already supplying the people of the UK with vegan desserts in three flavours; Cocoa Loco, Zingy Thingy and Mango Fandango, founder of the brand, Peter Ahye, claims that ‘it’s the mission at Freaks of Nature to offer decadent, liberation and most importantly delicious tasty desserts, with absolutely no junk.’ Just like their current desserts, the cheesecakes will be available in individual...

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Vegan Brand Beyond Meat Confirms Plans for 2018 UK Expansion

Beyond Meat’s executive chairman, Seth Goldman, has confirmed plans to expand into the UK in the first quarter of 2018. Goldman has yet to reveal the finer details but he is in contact with a number of people regarding the move across the Atlantic. ‘I can tell you it’s a… great list… of the kind of folks we would hope to connect with,’ says Goldman. However, when prompted, he confirmed that they will be focussing on retail, although they are also in talks with members of the foodservice industry. Beyond Meat has had great success in the US since...

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Vegan Lifter Breaks Three Powerlifting Records in One Day

Vegan athlete Yolanda Presswood made history today when she broke the Californian and US powerlifting record for Squat, with just one rep, and the state record for Bench. This earned her the title of Best Masters Lifter as well as first place. According to Great Vegan Athletes the athlete’s Squat saw her lift an impressive 128kg (283lb) and Bench Press 62.5kg (137lb). This is a particularly amazing day for Presswood, as family circumstances have forced her to cancel three other powerlifting events this year. A post shared by Yolanda Presswood ⓥ 🍃 (@yolandapresswood) on Oct 7, 2017 at 11:52am PDT Presswood...

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Charles Darwin’s Great, Great Grandson Urges People to ‘Eat Less Meat’

Following a failed suicide attempt 26 years ago, Chris Darwin decided his life needed some meaning. Being the great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, working to improve the welfare of animals seemed like the appropriate path. Chris Darwin is specifically focussed on the halting mass species extinction across the globe. Many species of animal are becoming extinct at shocking rates, and alongside other scientists and environmentalists, he believes he knows why: meat production. “We have to stop this,” says Darwin, and recent studies agree. Research into 27,600 species has said that ‘Dwindling population sizes and range-shrinkages amount to a...

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Vegan Burger Chain Plans to Expand Across USA and Whole Foods Stores

Earlier this year, Oregon based vegan burger joint Next Level Burger (NLB), opened a burger bar in a Seattle Whole Foods. Now, they’re looking to expand far beyond Oregon and Washington, with plans to open over 1000 units in the next 10 years. This plan will include more bars being opened up in Whole Foods stores as well as stand-alone restaurants. Founder of NLB Matt de Grutyer says that this was his plan all along. ‘My vision was never to open up one concept, one unit, and go about my merry way,’ he said. ‘My goal from the beginning...

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Beef Industry Release Weird New Advert to Win Back Vegan Inclined Millennials

In a bid to encourage millennials to eat more meat, the Beef Industry has launched a new campaign that’s actually not new at all. They have revamped the ‘Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner’ advert from 25 years ago, but given it a modern twist, because as much as millennials love their plant foods, they also love technology. The advert also has an ‘Old Macdonald Had a Farm’ theme to it, to appeal to a millennial’s inner child, and hopefully that child’s love for burgers. In conjunction with the new TV ad, there is also a new website detailing recipes, beef’s...

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McDonalds Introduces a Vegan Burger to the Menu!

McDonald’s are trialing their new burger today – and it’s vegan! Named the ‘McVegan’, the burger is currently available only at one restaurant in Finland, but should it prove popular, there’s a chance it’s distribution could spread. The McVegan patty is made from soy, and at this particular outlet, you can also order the burger with vegan fries, which isn’t possible everywhere in the world, where the fries contain beef fat. At present, the burger will only be available until the end of November. Then, McDonald’s will look back over the previous two months to decide whether it can...

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How to Have a Vegan Great British Bake Off

Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off is upon us, and despite what you said about how it won’t be the same without Sue, Mel and Mary you’ve somehow still committed to your Tuesday night viewing. The show has received a mixed response from the public so far. Firstly, when did Noel Fielding get so normal? Secondly, was it common knowledge that Sandi Toksvig was so short? And thirdly, why is Stacey not looking around the tent to work out how to fold those fortune cookies?! Regardless of all this, some of the bakes have looked pretty good, if you...

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Blink 182 Chef to Open Vegan Deli

Mary Mattern, previously the private chef for Blink-182 is set to open a vegan deli in April 2018. The deli will be in Orlando, Florida and judging by Mattern’s instagram account it’s going to be a must-visit location. Tentatively called ‘Heirloom Deli’, Mattern and fiancee, Neil Westfall of A Day to Remember, want to recreate plant based versions of all some old American classics. Mattern’s latest attempts at perfecting these dishes have been documented on instagram, including Maple Tempeh Bacon, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and even Deep Fried Guacamole! Whilst no-one but Mary, her fiancee, and probably the boys of...

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Australia’s Parliament House to Host ‘World Vegan Day’ Lunch!

Less than a month away, 1st November, is World Vegan Day! While there are many organisations around the world who will celebrate this day with great enthusiasm, one of them is quite surprising. Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra is set to host its first every Vegan Day Lunch! The lunch will take place on 4th November in celebration of World Vegan Day. The event will not just include food but also play host to a number of important figures in the vegan movement. Speakers at the event will include vegan activist Joey Carbstrong; Melissa Vanderhorst, creator of Australia’s first...

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Dairy Industry Fear School Children Becoming Vegan Activists

Dairy Herd Management have expressed their concerns over the ways in which animal rights activists will attempt to turn young people against agriculture this academic year. ‘October is upon us, and that means school is in full swing for everyone from kindergarteners to college students. Pop quiz: Do we need to be concerned about what those students will hear in class and on campus about animal agriculture? Unfortunately, the answer is yes,’ says Dairy Herd. The article published on their site infers that animal rights activists are choosing to speak in institutional spaces predominantly occupied by young people, such as...

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Link Between Meat and Cancer Discovered 100 Years Ago but Ignored by Government

Nutrition expert and author of The China Study, T. Colin Campbell, has recently published the first in a series of pieces detailing the ways in which we have ignored scientific research linking nutrition and cancer. The researcher, who was part of the widely discredited National Academy of Science report ‘Diet, Nutrition and Cancer’ in 1982, is publishing this series as a way of presenting some of his unreleased work from the 1980s. The paper originally comprised of over 60 pages and was a result of a vast amount of research conducted by Campbell to try and understand why the...

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Ben & Jerry’s Employee Finds 30-Day Vegan Challenge ‘Surprisingly Easy’

Following the release of Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy in the UK, the ice-cream company have become a little more vegan friendly, even releasing some vegan recipes. In their latest move to encourage people to try their animal product free ice cream, a Ben & Jerry’s employee took on the 30-day vegan challenge, and to their surprise, it was actually rather easy. The ice cream giant took the opportunity to give some helpful tips to people who might also wish to try embarking on the challenge. Unsurprisingly, this list had a lot of information as to how great an addition...

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Burger Chain Known for ‘Exotic’ Meats to Open All Vegan Restaurant

Bareburger, a chain that has built its reputation on offering a wide variety of ‘exotic’ meat, made a surprising announcement at this year’s Multi-unit Foodservice Operator’s (MUFSO) conference: they’re going vegan. Within the next five months, Bareburger will open its first ever, fully vegan site. Culinary director of Bareburger, Jonathan Lemon made the announcement to a ‘Future of Food’ panel on Monday. ‘There will not be a drop of meat in this restaurant,’ he said. Adding ‘The future is here, and meat will play a smaller role in years to come.’ Additionally, having already introduced the plant-based Impossible Burger...

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New Partnership Brings Vegan Beyond Burgers Straight to Your Door

Chef’d, an online service that delivers meal ingredients straight to your door, has recently announced an expanded partnership with popular plant based meat company Beyond Meat. Having initially partnered back in 2015 when Chef’d first launched, the two brands have come together to offer a wider selection of Beyond products. The concept of Chef’d is pretty simple, you scroll through a huge selection of recipes, created by chefs, pick which ones you want, and voila! The ingredients and recipes are delivered to your door so you can concoct a tasty meal for you and your family. Beyond Meat had...

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FatFace Take a Stand Against Down with Feather Free Vegan Puffers

‘No more down, for ducks’ sake.’ FatFace have taken a stand against down this year and have gone completely animal product free in their new line of puffer jackets. The brand have replaced the down in their jackets with PrimaLoft®, which does the same thing without any animals being harmed. ‘We’re taking a stand for our feathered friends,’ says FatFace, advertising the new jackets on their page. Many people concerned with animal welfare stay away from buying products that use down. Although certain companies claim that they are able to source down ethically, and without harming the animals, this...

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Bella Italia Launch Delicious New Vegan Options to Menu This Week!

UK Italian chains have been introducing vegan cheesy pizzas across the board recently. Zizzi, Ask Italian and Pizza Hut, to name a few. With this introduction, has also come an improved selection of other vegan dishes on Italian menus. Joining them this coming week, will be Bella Italia. Bella Italia is set to launch a new menu on Tuesday and with it will come an array of vegan dishes. Unfortunately the Italian have yet to confirm whether they will include cheese on their vegan pizzas, but given their competition, it seems the chances are pretty high. Bella Italia told...

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‘Orange is the New Pink’ Breast Cancer Initiative Recommends Veggies Over Ribbons

Right now it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, many women take to wearing pink ribbons on their chest, having made a donation to breast cancer research. However, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are suggesting that women switch the pink ribbons for orange veggies this year, with their new initiative Orange is the New Pink. PCRM suggest that consuming foods rich in carotenoids will leave women much less likely to develop breast cancer than wearing a pink ribbon will. ‘Carotenoids,’ says PCRM ‘are colourful pigments found in plant that provide an ample supply of...

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New Spookily Colour-Changing Vegan Halloween Makeup Brushes!

The world of cosmetics can be a scary place for a vegan, with animal products hiding around every corner. Thankfully, recently, vegans have been able to indulge in a little novelty makeup shopping too! From a Mean Girls Burn Book to a Harry Potter Quill Eyeliner, the world of vegan makeup is changing fast, in fact it’s predicted to the be the next big thing, so what’s next? Well, Unicorn Cosmetics have brought out a Halloween makeup brush set and it might just blow your mind. This brush set might already look pretty cool with its unicorn horn handles...

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Plant Based Brand ‘Vitasoy’ Add Two New Vegan Milks to Range

Popular plant based milk company, Vitasoy, have announced the introduction of two more plant milks to their current range. Vitasoy claim that this addition is in response to a growing number of consumers choosing plant milks over dairy, a trend that’s expected to continue. As part of their Growing Milk since 1940 campaign, Vitasoy have released Almond Milky and Coconut Milky. The products have been created for people who wanted a different texture to their plant milks. Both new products are a good source of calcium, with one glass of the almond milk providing a third of the daily...

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European Dairy Company Launch Vegan Cheese Options Named “Go Vegan”

Norwegian cheese company ‘Synnøve Finden’ made history this month when they became the first ever cheese producer in Norway to bring out vegan cheese. The range is called ‘Go Vegan’ and there are two types available: grated and sliced. When reviewed by a vegan blogger, the sliced version was described as having a mild taste and not as vinegary as some other vegan cheeses. To the delight of vegans across the globe, the grated cheese contains two different types and it melts amazingly. It makes a great topping for pizza. Both cheeses are made from potato starch, corn, rice,...

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Restaurant Creates Vegan Burger From Juice Pulp to Tackle Food Waste

Mendocino Farms have recently released the ‘Rescued Vegetable Burger’, and it might be the most sustainable burger you’ve ever eaten. The plant based burger is made from repurposed juice pulp. The Mendocino team got their inspiration for the product from Blue Hill’s. Blue Hill’s in London, run a the WastED initiative which aims to cut down on food waste by partnering with chefs, farmers and distributors across the city and find ways of using food that would normally go to waste. Mendocino, far away from London in the warmer climes of California, have partnered with Pressed Juicery to use...

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Releases a Vegan Cookbook That’s ‘For Everybody’

It’s no big secret that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is mad about vegetables. In 2011, the TV Chef released ‘River Cottage Veg Everyday’, a vegetarian cookbook that celebrates the diversity of the humble vegetable. Known for his attempts at creating more sustainable solutions to meat and fish consumption, the chef has gone one step further this time and released a cookbook that’s completely vegan, called ‘Much More Veg’. Although not vegan himself, Fearnley-Whittingstall understands the health benefits of consuming a diet high in plant-based foods. He claims that his new cookbook shows just how much you can do with vegetables. Claiming...

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Ice Cream Brand ‘Halo Top’ Introduce 7 Vegan Flavours!

Ice cream company, Halo Top, which advertises itself as ‘healthy ice cream…low-calorie, high-protein, and low-sugar’ has made a huge announcement that has got people pretty excited. Halo Top will add a huge 7 vegan flavours to its range! As stated by Halo, they are releasing ‘the world’s first low-calorie ice cream that is both non-dairy and vegan-friendly.’ The vegan frozen treats will be made with a coconut base and include varieties that have proved to be favourites in the dairy range. Among others, classic American flavors Peanut Butter Cup, Cinnamon Roll and Oatmeal Cookie will feature in Halo’s new...

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Esteemed Culinary School Given Plant Based Makeover

Matthew Kenney Culinary school is back in session for the fall semester this month, but it’s had a bit of a makeover. Now called PLANTLAB Culinary Academy, the institute is described as being the ‘premiere educational platform and plant based think tank.’ Currently PLANTLAB only have academies in LA, but come winter a new location will open in SoHo, New York City. PLANTLAB are looking to revolutionise the ways in which people perceive plant based food. Students can enrol on a variety of different courses, from full time chef training to weekend workshops. These programs focus on different aspects...

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World’s First Ever Holographic Cinema Will be Completely Vegan!

A fully vegan, superfood cafe has been named as the first home of a dedicated hologram theater. FilmOn’s Hologram USA Networks Inc. which is set to open at Alchemy on Hollywood Boulevard will be ‘the first dedicated hologram theater in the world.’ Alchemy will provide cinema snacks such as vegan shakes and popcorn to viewers. Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA has himself been a vegan for 12 years and believes that vegan snacks and holographic cinema go hand in hand. ‘At Hologram USA we are re-imagining entertainment – bringing beloved superstars back to perform and providing unbelievable spectacles...

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Annual US Tofu Sales Reach a Staggering $91 Million

A study conducted by Nielsen, a leading market research company, has indicated that plant-based foods sales have risen 8.1% in the last 12 months. The data which included information from all outlets (including grocery stores, drug stores, military stores and mass merchandisers) has also shown that whilst plant-based products continue to rise in sales, animal products are seeing a decline. Overall food sales in the US have fallen by 0.2% this year, but that hasn’t stopped plant-based foods from selling. Dairy alternatives in particular have seen a huge amount of growth this year, with a 20% increase which amounted to $700 million worth in sales over the past...

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How a Vegan Pastry For the Moon Could Save the Earth

Asia is expected to play a pivotal role in food production demands in the coming decades. As the wealth of asian populations grow, it appears that an increased desire for animal products will be a continuing trend. However, small changes are being made across the continent, and this time, the popular autumnal food Mooncakes are at the forefront of change. As demand for animal products in the western world declines, large corporations reliant on animal agriculture are choosing to expand distribution into Asia. This could have an irreversible impact on the environment at a time when the world desperately...

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Vegan Chain ‘By Chloe’ Secures Second European Location Ahead of UK Debut

Before the chain have even opened their first UK restaurant, By Chloe have already secured their second London site. As part of a $13 million expansion outside of the USA, By Chloe announced last month that their first European restaurant would open in Covent Garden, London, this autumn. It’s expected that By Chloe will soon expand into other countries in Europe and the Middle East. The second restaurant will be at One Tower Bridge and will join a whole host of other popular dining spots. The completely vegan chain have made their name offering a variety of plant-based comfort...

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Huge Vegan Christmas Product List Launched by VBites for 2017!

Popular vegan brand, VBites have revealed their Christmas releases for 2017 and the list is huge! The announcement follows Linda McCartney’s new Christmas additions earlier this year which saw vegan consumers excited for Christmas. But Linda McCartney’s new products are nothing on the list of new products to be launched in time for Christmas from VBites! The star of the show is the VegiDeli Duck Style & Orange Pâté, VBites recommend that this product ‘makes a great festive starter served with crispy warm toast, homemade chutney and salad.’ Which might be one of the fanciest vegan starters your family will...

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Vegan ‘Dragon’s Den’ Investment Challenge Comes to UK Festival

Vevolution Festival is fast approaching, with the event set to take place in Mayfair, London in less than two months. The TED talk style event has already announced some amazing speakers from Mercy for Animals founder Nathan Runkle, to former Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson. Today they’ve announced yet another exciting addition to the lineup: a vegan ‘Dragon’s Den’. The competition named ‘Pitch + Plant’ will see entrepreneurs pitching their plant-based ideas to a team of investors for the chance to win £1500, or a runner up prize of £500. Never before have plant-based entrepreneurs been given the...

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Time Magazine Advises a Plant Based Diet to Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Time Magazine has recommended that a plant-based diet is the best diet for people who are fighting breast cancer. The magazine has suggested that alongside good sleep, exercise, yoga and meditation, ‘[e]ating well through treatment is also helpful.’ Aside from the physical benefits to be gained, a plant-based diet has often been reported to increase a person’s happiness, give them more energy and overall leave them feeling more positive. As Time notes, it’s just as important to look after your mental health as it is your physical health when battling cancer. Patridge of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has said...

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Vegan Milk Popularity Soars by 550% Among Teens

A study conducted by Barclays has indicated that compared to previous generations, Generation Z are consuming 550% more plant-based milk. This is in comparison to Generation X, people born between the mid 1960s and mid 1970s. Generation Z are the post-millennial generation, born between 1996 and 2005 and it seems their preference for non-dairy over cow’s milk might have something to do with wanting to be healthy. In addition to this discovery, the study also found that Generation Z-ers are spending more time at the gym and less time at the pub, even in comparison to millennials. This is...

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How We’re Tricked into Buying Meat, Dairy and an Extra 17,000 Calories a Year

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have warned that upselling is a major contributor to the rise in obesity in the UK. Shirley Cramer, chief executive of RSPH has said that the public are often pressured into buying more calories than they were originally intending to which, over the course of the year start to add up ‘without us noticing.’ This is particularly concerning due to the fact that upselling occurs most prominently in outlets that serve food high in saturated fat. The statistics around upselling are quite shocking with RSPH reporting that 78% of people experience upselling...

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Pret Reports Most Popular New Products are Vegan

In an interview with Forbes, Clive Schlee, CEO of Pret has said that the company ‘may have underestimated how strong the vegan movement is.’ This comment was prompted by the revelation that ‘[t]he top selling eight new products at Veggie Pret are all vegan.’ This figure says a lot about the vegan movement and the change in the way that people are viewing animal products. In previous years, vegetarianism has been a popular diet, and most people believed that it was decreasing the amount of harm caused to animals in the agricultural industry. However, as information on the egg...

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New Completely Vegan and Environmentally Friendly Supermarket Launches Online

As veganism continues to grow around the world, so does the number of places that people can buy ethically sourced, cruelty free products. Among them is new online store NotFrom, where you can get all the best vegan and environmentally friendly food products and toiletries. Owner and founder of NotFrom, Dana Levy has set out to make products that are kind to the animals and kind to the environment more available. NotFrom stocks items that are completely vegan and almost all items are free from harmful chemicals such as paraben and MIT. Dana says that these chemicals are bad...

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Vegan Contestant Competes for Chance to Become Astronaut on BBC Show

Vijay Shah is an aeronautical engineer, trained expedition guide, film-maker and vegan but now he’s also a contestant on new BBC show Astronauts. The show puts 12 people through their paces to determine whether they have what it takes to become an Astronaut. The most successful candidate on the show will receive a former NASA employee’s reference when they apply to space agencies. Shah is a vegan Jain, and comes from a family of people who also follow this lifestyle. In fact, one of his cousins was one of the first vegan Jains to live in the UK and...

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New TV Show ‘Yoga Girls’ to Feature Popular Vegan Instagram Star

Highly anticipated docu-drama Yoga Girls starts today. The show pits insta-famous yogis against those who have succeeded in their careers through more traditional routes. Featured on the show will be well-known, vegan, instagrammer Koya Webb. As she advertises on her instagram, Webb is a yoga teacher and vegan nutrition specialist. Thanks to her expertise, she has set up the Get Loved Up initiative which promotes wellness through online coaching. Webb teaches fitness, yoga, nutrition and meditation in 28 days and claims to have a 100% success rate. The program provides people with recipes and shopping lists for 114 vegan...

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Scottish Parliament Take Vegan Pledge to Tackle Climate Change

In a bid to encourage the Scottish parliament to be more conscious about the environmental impact of food choices, MSP Mark Ruskell put forward a motion earlier this week calling on other MSPs to back a Vegan Society campaign. The charity have recently launched Plate Up for the Planet which asks people to pledge to eat vegan for one week. To the surprise of many, the Scottish Parliament has backed the motion. Referring to the upcoming bill on climate change, Ruskell, a Scottish Green Party representative, asked parliament ministers to ‘be more ambitious when setting their targets for the...

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Ex Dairy Company Turned Vegan Set to Launch Plant Based Egg Replacement

Dairy-free milk brand, Elmhurst Milked, has announced that they will soon release a vegan egg replacement as part of their range. The company made news last year when it announced that isa s to cease production of dairy products. Elmhurst Dairy had been in the business for 92 years, but CEO Henry Schwartz felt it was time for a change, that ‘look[ed] towards the future.’ Just last month, Elmhurst Milked released their range of milk alternatives onto the market. Using nuts and a new method of creating plant-based dairy alternatives which the company calls ‘milking’, they created four delicious...

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Award Winning Vegan Fish Alternative Arrives on Market Next Year

Plant-based meat has become increasingly popular recently. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have pioneered the move towards more sustainable protein sources. But what started as a couple of beetroot blooded burgers, has now prompted people across the globe to start creating new types of vegan ‘meats’ that look and taste like the real thing, without all the nasty consequences to your health. Lagging behind in this new world of plant-based products has been a substitute for fish. Although recently, the vegetarian brand, Quorn have made their Fishless Fingers vegan and Linda McCartney now offer vegan Scampi. Now however, there’s...

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New Vegan Video Recipes by Popular London Chef Coming Soon

London Chef King Cook has announced that he will soon be filming and sharing his vegan recipes. The popular vegan chef caught the attention of media last month, thanks to success of his Boxpark premises in London. The Chef’s restaurant ‘Cook Daily’ became the must-visit place this summer, thanks to regular visits from JME. Cook opened Cook Daily in 2015, and has made quite a reputation from himself as a result of his fantastic cooking abilities. Cook claims that he’s managed to appeal to a wide audience, even attracting people who would normally be seen tucking into McDonalds and...

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Entire Guinness Range to be Vegan as Bottles and Cans Begin Production

All Guinness will soon be suitable for vegans! The brand made the announcement back in 2015 that they were changing their filtration process in order for the stout to become vegan friendly. At the time, a spokesperson for Diageo (the company that owns Guinness) said that they “hope[d] to have the new system up and running by late 2016 with the liquid on the shelves for consumers to buy soon after.” But it was only announced in April of this year that all kegs of Guinness are now guaranteed to be vegan. Initially they warned, that not all bottles and cans...

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Emma Watson Opts for Vegan Fashion Brands on Beauty & the Beast World Tour

Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, has been using the promotional tour of her most recent movie to show-off her ethical fashion choices. The actress has been on tour for the new Beauty & the Beast movie, of which she is the star, and has taken to instagram to express her appreciation for ethical fashion designers. She has chosen to wear a whole host of brands on her tour, including footwear from Susi Studio, a vegan brand who have partnered with Emma Watson’s fellow Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch. ‘Los Angeles­-based @susistudio design animal-free footwear using sustainable materials such as canvas, hemp,...

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Singapore Startup Develops Vegan Alternative That Tastes Like Meat

A start up in Singapore has developed a ‘meat’ that tastes just like chicken, but it is actually made from plants. Life3 Biotech are hoping that their invention will satisfy meat-eaters’ craving for chicken, whilst reducing the environmental impact of their meal. This innovative new product is likely to be called ‘Veego’, and the start up joins many others in the world currently seeking to answer the globe’s farming problems with meat-like alternatives. Founder of Life3, Ricky Lin is hoping to obtain $1.5 million SGD in order to start production of Veego. Lin expects to be able to produce...

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Third ‘Veggie Pret’ Set to Open in the UK This Year!

UK coffee shop chain, Pret A Manger, has announced that they will be opening a third ‘Veggie Pret’! The popular cafe took to Facebook this morning to tell customers that another store serving up only vegan and vegetarian options would be opening by the end of the year, however the location is currently unknown. Pret have already had success with their two current Veggie Pret’s, the first of which was supposed to be a temporary pop-up but was made permanent due to it’s popularity. The pop-up was opened in Soho in 2016 and exceeded expectations. Despite staff believing Veggie...

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Pizza Hut to Begin Offering Vegan Cheese!

Popular plant-based retailer, Coffee & Cheese, have announced that they’ve convinced Pizza Hut to trial vegan cheese, with a view to including it on their menu permanently. A selection of UK stores will use violife cheese on top of their pizzas for several weeks and demand will dictate whether the addition will be on their menu in the long term. If the Italian chain chooses to add vegan cheese to it’s menu, it would join the popular Zizzi which not only offers cheesy pizzas but boasts an entire vegan menu including Vegan Dessert Calzone! Many other smaller chains also...

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Pamela Anderson Pleas for Kim Kardashian to ‘Swear Off Fur’ in Open Letter

Pamela Anderson has published an open letter on her website addressed to Kim Kardashian trying to convince the reality star to ‘swea[r] off fur this winter.’ Anderson, who is well known for her affiliation with famous animal rights group PETA, believes that Kim would ‘be horrified’ by the conditions animals are kept in on fur farms. ‘Just last month,’ Anderson writes, ‘video footage from a fur farm in Poland revealed that foxes are being kept inside filthy, cramped, dark cages.’ Kim is often pictured wearing fur and has received a great deal of criticism from the public. Although many...

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Vegan Baileys Arrives in the UK This Month!

The eagerly anticipated arrival of Baileys Almande in the UK is now just two days away! Whole Foods announced earlier this week that the popular dairy-free liqueur will be arriving in stores on 18th September. Baileys is a popular drink in the UK, particularly around Christmas time, often appearing in festive coffees and hot chocolates. When the company announced last year that they were creating an almond milk, dairy-free version, there was a great deal of excitement. However, the original recipe contained beeswax and honey, making it unsuitable for vegans despite being dairy-free. Following what is described as a...

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100% Vegan Burger Chain Expands With Plans to Take Over a Church’s Chicken

Stories of plant-based fast food restaurants taking up residence in buildings previously used for traditional, meat-based fast food chains have hit the media lately. Plant Power Fast Food in San Diego have recently moved into what was once a Burger King, and vegetarian and organic drive thru, Amy’s, is set to fill a former Denny’s building. Plant-based success isn’t only limited to California, though. An all vegan restaurant in Texas will soon expand and in doing so will repurpose old Church’s Chicken sites. Earth Burger, which is Texas’ first ever plant-based fast food spot, have only been in business...

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Meat Company to Phase Out Animal Products In Favour of Vegetarian Food

Zwanenberg Food Group, a Dutch meat and snack manufacturer, have made the decision to produce less meat products and replace them with vegetarian alternatives. The food group, who are responsible for Kips and Zwan meat, will slowly phase out the meat products that they currently offer. Commenting on their decision, the CEO of Zwanenberg, Ronald Lotgerink, has said that this change is just in keeping with the times. ‘It is now quite normal for young people to not eat meat three days a week,’ he said. Zwanenberg’s announcement comes at a time when meat consumption is declining across Europe....

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Market Research Indicates 8.1% Rise in Vegan Food Sales Whilst Meat and Dairy Sales Drop

Data compiled by Nielsen, a leading market research company, has indicated that plant-based foods sales have risen 8.1% in the last 12 months. The data which included information from all outlets (including grocery stores, drug stores, military stores and mass merchandisers) has also shown that whilst plant-based products continue to rise in sales, animal products are seeing a decline. Overall food sales in the US have fallen by 0.2% this year, but that hasn’t stopped plant-based foods from selling. Dairy alternatives in particular have seen a huge amount of growth this year, with a 20% increase which amounted to...

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Leading Vegan Meat Brand Announces Expansion Across Europe

Popular UK based vegan food company VBites has announced it’s plans to distribute to an additional three countries in Europe. The brand, which currently exports to 18 countries, will appear in Hofer stores across Austria, Hungary and Slovenia. Their products are set to be stocked in hundreds of stores across the three countries and every household in Austria should expect to see a leaflet soon promoting VBites arrival in Hofer stores. VBites has been recognised as the UK’s most ethical vegetarian food supplier ten times. The brand only include 100% natural and plant-based ingredients in their products, and are...

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