Lauren Wills

73 Million Trees to be Planted in Biggest Ever Tropical Reforestation Project

Something good is happening for our planet! Historically, the only thing we seem to have done to our rainforests is to deplete them: the last 40 years have seen roughly 20% of the Amazon cut down or destroyed, and scientists worry that a further 20% will be lost within the next 20 years. But change is finally coming: a project led by Conservation International intends to plant 73 million trees across the ‘arc of deforestation’ in the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Acre, Pará, Rondônia, and throughout the Xingu watershed. The hope is that a whopping 70,000 acres – the size of 30,000...

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The Sweetest Vegan ‘Superfood’ You Can Eat Without Breaking The Bank

Sometimes you just can’t justify eating a bar of delicious vegan chocolate for every snack. Luckily, this superfood is here to satisfy your sugary cravings, and it won’t even break the bank. What is a ‘superfood’? Superfoods  are foods which are considered nutritionally superior to other food items because their nutrient density is greater than their caloric load (think spinach, blueberries, or even that nib of chocolate, and you’re getting the picture). Even small portions of a superfood can supply abundant nutrition in vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Why you should be eating dry fruits! Surprisingly (they aren’t a funny green color), dry...

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Study Predicts Eating Vegan Can Save Over 8 Million People Every Year

A study has predicted that 8 million fewer people would die annually and global warming could be minimised if everyone ate vegan. Lead author Marco Springmann of the Oxford Martin Program on the Future of Food said, “what we eat greatly influences our personal health and the global environment” and the study certainly supported this. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and based at Oxford University, modeled the effects of four different diets by mid-century. These were: a ‘typical scenario’; one that follows global guidelines including minimum amounts of fruits and vegetables and limits on red meat, sugar and...

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Founder of Vegan Company Field Roast Says Plant-Based Meats Are Not ‘Fake’

“I’m not making fake beef,” the founder of Field Roast Grain Meat Co. has firmly and admirably said. Field Roast produces vegan roasts, sausages, burgers and cheese, but founder and CEO David Lee has denied that this is in the “meat or dairy analog business.” Indeed, both the OED and Webster’s dictionaries define meat first as “solid food” while others refer to the edible parts of fruits and nuts. Lee said: “I’m not making fake beef or Monterey Jack. I’m not trying to mimic or imitate specific animal products, I’m just making products that provide an incredible organoleptic experience.” Rather than focusing on the...

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British Vegan Fashion Brand Launch Winter Collection Just in Time for Christmas

Collection & Co, founded in 2016, is adding to our Christmas lists with their 2017 winter collection of faux leather and non-animal glue vegan shoes and bags! Making fashion sustainable is key to this company, and founder Felecia Papa has said: “[w]e aim to pave the way for a truly sustainable future by implementing less of a carbon footprint than a conventional leather factory.” The company uses recycled materials and synthetic waste in its collections, and appropriately in based in ‘green capital’ city Bristol. And, the products are kind to animals as well as the planet. The materials used include...

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Study Indicates Vegan Brands Should Consider Cultural Diversity for Mass Appeal

If plant-protein companies want to prosper, products should be tailored according to different cultures, researchers have said. Though the booming plant-protein industry certainly seems exciting, a new study from the Institute for Environmental Studies at VU University in Amsterdam has questioned whether the right consumers are being targeted. The researchers suggested that companies need to tailor their products to the different attitudes regarding protein globally, especially given that many plant-protein vegan products made fairly ‘Western’ such as burgers, sausages, and chicken nuggets. The research found that in the South of the EU, the reported frequency of meat consumption was low...

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Almond Milk Popularity Soars as Public Attempt to Tackle Obesity Crisis

Almond milk is not only delicious, but it’s packed with health benefits too: the plant-milk can help weight management, improves bone strength, aids digestion and is ideal for those with lactose intolerance. It’s unsurprising then that the global almond milk market is among the fastest growing segments in the non-dairy milk industry. Generally, this has been linked to an increased awareness about the negative effects of consuming cow’s milk compared to the benefits (and deliciousness) of plant-milk – notably in the ‘battle against obesity’. The growth of almond milk market in the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) region (APEJ) is...

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Vegan and Cruelty Free Skincare Range Arrives at Sainsbury’s

Lesley Reynolds of Harley Street Clinic has made an exciting announcement about UK supermarket super-giant Sainsbury’s. Reynolds is a ‘recognised authority in the world of anti-aging‘ and her training has taken her from Aromatherapy, Indian head massage and Reflexology through to anti-aging and acne treatments, which have become her specialty. She advocates for cruelty-free, all natural products, which are the most gentle for our skin – and also for animals! She recently informed her followers that there’s a new skincare product they need to get our hands on, tweeting: “@sainsburys are launching a #Vegan skincare line #SourceOfNature soon &...

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Vegan Stars Paul McCartney and Woody Harrelson Partner for Meatless Monday Film

Veggie legend Sir Paul McCartney, as part of his successful ‘Meat Free Monday’ campaign, yesterday released a new short anti-meat film, featuring a previously unreleased song from Paul himself! The rock icon has previously commented that if all slaughterhouses had glass walls we would all be vegetarian and more recently he encouraged a move to veganism: “I can say to people, ‘Just try it’ and show that it can actually be quite fun when you look at what you do, what you eat, how you live and think, ‘is this what I’m gonna do for the rest of my life...

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The UK’s 17 Best Vegan Brands of 2017

It’s always nice to celebrate successful vegan ventures, and VegFest UK’s recent Awards Ceremony has done just that. The awards celebrated the best of a vegan lifestyle in the UK, covering a whopping 17 ‘vegan’ categories including best cheese, desserts, footwear, and vloggers. The ceremony saw speeches from an array of vegan celebs, including Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch, Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson, and actor Alan Ford. And, of course, the ceremony named the best vegan products in the UK over the last year. Here’s a handy guide to show you which products you need to check out,...

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Pig Farmer Closes Down Meat Shop Because “Veganism is the Future”

Yet another individual previously involved in animal agriculture has reached the decision that this is no longer the right thing to do. Gustaf Soderfeldt was a pig-farmer in Sweden and managed a small ‘humane’ meat shop. Now, partly due to watching videos on Youtube, he has gone vegan and this, he says, has changed his life. He spoke with Swedish paper Aftonbladet and, explaining his transition, labeled veganism the “future of farming.” Soderfelt discussed how growing vegetables is far more gratifying than raising animals for meat and reflected on the struggles of working in animal agriculture. He said, “[o]ur customers loved to...

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UK Whole Foods Celebrates World Vegan Month With Exclusive Pop-Ups

November is World Vegan Month, and this year it’s turning into a brilliant series of exciting treats, the latest being the news that Whole Foods Markets in London will be hosting exclusive pop-up lunches! Oumph!, the award-winning plant-based meat producers, who recently started stocking their products at Whole Foods, will hit the markets this month to show off their soya-bean based deliciousness. The company prides itself on being both transformative in terms of changing cultural eating habits, and also on creating a unique product: “[w]e are convinced that a great taste experience is key to a food culture where there’s enough...

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Supermarket Giants M&S and Waitrose Launch ‘Realistic’ Vegan Meat Ranges

Supermarket super-chains Marks and Spencer (M&S) and Waitrose have both launched their first ‘faux-meat’ products this week, and they claim that taste-wise they are indistinguishable from the real thing. The new range comes in response to a rise of both veganism, and also the flexitarian diet where people are cutting down on meat consumption and looking to make the transition as easy as possible. On their website, M&S introduce their range: “[s]ay hello to your new meat-free Monday life-savers with 13 new tasty veggie dishes including edamame bean burgers, vibrant beetroot falafel, sweet potato sausages and, for the first time,...

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Newly Vegan Sopranos Star Edie Falco Reconnects with Farm Animals (with Lots of Cuddles)

Actress Edie Falco, best known for her role in HBO series success The Sopranos, is newly vegan and truly making the most of her deepened bond with animals! Falco had previously been a vegetarian for an impressive 16 years, and then decided to make the change to veganism. This followed her work with PETA, where she became aware of her ‘hypocrisy’ and contradictory lifestyle: consuming animal products whilst she was also working to save animals, such as by campaigning against circuses and horse-drawn carriages. Eight months after this realization, she officially became vegan. This month, the animal-lover actress took a trip...

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Impossible Foods Hosts Speakeasy Style Vegan Pop-Up in Meat-Loving City

Impossible Foods has debuted in Chicago with a ‘clandestine‘ ‘Meateasy’ pop-up to celebrate the launch of the infamous and award-winning Impossible Burger. ‘Meateasy’ is the partnership between Impossible Foods and Widen + Kennedy, a creative agency which works with some of the world’s most innovative and successful brands. Together, they devised this concept. Inspired by the the Chicago Sausage Guild’s desire to ‘keep Chicago a sausage town‘ and thus pushing the vegan Impossible Burger underground, Meateasy has created a ‘safe-space‘  for Chicagoans to enjoy their meat-free burgers. Chicagoans, known to be big meat-eaters, but increasingly opting to try out a...

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Whole Foods Introduce New Vegan Menu to Hot Food Bar (Chocolate Cake Included)

November 1st is World Vegan Day, and to celebrate this, Whole Foods Market has got a treat in store. Across the US, a new brand new vegan menu will be added to the stores’ hot food bars! The menu is entirely vegan and was developed by husband and wife chef duo Kate Jacoby and Richard Landau. They are big names in delicious vegan cuisine due to their culinary enterprise Vedge in Philadelphia, a plant-based fine dining restaurant. If you’re wondering whether their food is any good, it might be worth noting that in the words of Trey Popp in Philadelphia Magazine, “[i]s Vedge...

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Prominent US Footballer Suggests Entire Team Has Gone Vegan

Steelers player Vincenzo ‘Vince’ Williams took to Twitter last night to confirm that the US American football team abide by a plant-based lifestyle. The tweet read “Steelers don’t do beef, we’re vegan” and has been retweeted nearly 300 times already. The Pittsburgh team compete in the National Football League (NFL) and has won more Super Bowl titles (6), played in (16) and hosted more conference championship games (11) than any other NFL team! Williams had previously tweeted that “after you win food taste better, sleep feels amazing, and every song you hear is a hit” suggesting that not only is the plant-based diet aiding performance,...

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Hollywood Star Maggie Q Says a Vegan Diet Can Save the Planet

Maggie Q has starred in an abundance of Hollywood blockbusters including Mission: Impossible, Die Hard and Rush Hour, and she’s become a star in the vegan world too. In an interview with City Weekend, she expressed that her acting career is simply a ‘means to an end’: a stepping stone helping her to pursue her true passion of environmentalism. Having become a vegan an impressive 20 years ago, she is passionate about sustainability. She hopes to educate others just as she has been; “[o]nce you’ve done the research you can’t unlearn what you know,” she says. Maggie has campaigned previously with Peta in...

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Yoga_Girl Celeb Rachel Brathen Goes Vegan After Interview with James Aspey

Rachel Brathen took to Instagram in 2012, and despite receiving zero likes for her first shared image – an image of her dog Ringo – she now boasts 2.1 million followers. In an Instagram post yesterday, the public figure, yoga instructor, business owner and author shared the exciting news that she has newly become vegan! This came as a result of her newest podcast episode, which she described as “a smack in the face and the heart all at once” as she interviewed vegan activist legend James Aspey. Brathen goes on to say of Aspey and the interview: “this man will school you on...

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UK’s First Vegan Advertisement Will be Shown to Millions in Nationwide Cinemas

It seems that when we all work together, great things can be achieved. Widespread support for Viva! has allowed them to reach their target fund of £100,000 in its ‘Bring Hope To Millions’ Campaign and as a consequence, the money is now there to launch the UK’s first ever vegan cinema advert! Never before have pro-vegan advertisements been viewed in this way, showing exciting advances in the move to educate the nation about animal agriculture. (One generous – anonymous – donor even offered to match every single donation up to the value of £50,000!) The great thing about this is that...

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Guardian Reports Hidden Cost of Feeding Farmed Animals to Hit $1.32 Trillion a Year

The Guardian has yet again shed light on the disastrous and inefficient animal agriculture industry, highlighting the extortionate cost of feeding farmed animals. According to environmental campaigners, feeding animals human foods such as soya and grain will cost us $1.32 trillion – or £1 trillion – every single year by 2050, globally. Peter Stevenson of Compassion in World Farming, explained the causes and issues surrounding this at the Extinction and Livestock conference in London. The theme of ‘disconnect’ arose – as it often does when referencing animal agriculture. Stevenson lamented that “[t]here’s a worrying disconnect between the retail price of...

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UK Café Goes Vegan After Watching ‘Dairy is Scary’ Video

It seems that growing awareness of the dairy industry and all of its problems is affecting not just consumers, but – excitingly – business owners too. Back in May of this year, owners of London café The Fields Beneath placed a prominent notice in their window explaining that they are opting to ditch the dairy. Hinting at the reason behind the owners’ decision to use only plant-milks, their displayed poster advises “search on YouTube for the following five minute video: ‘Dairy is Scary’. We didn’t think it was either.” (If you haven’t seen the video, you can watch it here.) On the...

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The Zero-Waste Vegan Packaging That You Can Eat!

The issue of packaging waste has been increasingly hitting headlines and being brought to the forefront of environmental concerns. More people now are opting to avoid using single-use plastic, with the ‘zero-waste‘ movement on the rise. And now, Evoware, an Indonesia-based startup, has created an amazing solution. Evoware has created a replacement to plastic packaging, made from seaweed – and yes, you can eat it. The Evoware seaweed is tested for food safety before being manufactured into the edible packaging. It is so natural that it even dissolves in hot water without the use of chemicals. And, as a...

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Can This Hybrid Car Concept Make Meat Companies More Sustainable?

Blended, or “hybrid”, products have been driven beyond the roads and straight into supermarket aisles: hybrid meat is now a thing. Hybrid products contain animal protein, but also a combination of grains and vegetables, with the intention that these added ingredients will enhance succulence while having the benefit of less fat, cholesterol, and calories. Not only are these products supposed to be better for health, they’re better for the environment too: with less meat used, less water and energy is required to produce each meal. These are, then, more sustainable than plain meat. Hybrid sausage, burgers, meatballs, and even fish-sticks are now available....

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Can Veganism Rehabilitate Inmates?

We know the benefits that a plant-based diet can have on the planet and our bodies. But what about our minds, and our capacity to commit crime? Pennsylvania state prisons, from November, will start monitoring the change in behaviour of 200 volunteer inmates at each facility as they transition to a plant-based diet. This ‘experiment’ falls under a wider initiative which was created by retired State Trooper Matt Harris. The purpose of this project, called ‘The Redemption Project’, is to keep ‘at-risk’ children from falling into crime, but has also created this new experimental limb to see the effects...

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Vegan Eating Set to be 2018’s ‘Mega-Trend’ as Plant-Based Sales Triple in One Year

As we reported earlier this week, data gathered by market research group 1010 Data has revealed that sales of plant-based products have increased three-fold since 2016. This increase in sales was rightly seen as excellent news, illustrating that more people are becoming aware of the many detrimental effects associated with animal agriculture, and acting on it! And even more excellent news has followed! New research has predicted that plant-based sales will continue to soar in 2018. A new report, ‘Food & Beverage Forecast,’ predicts that plant-based food will be the top ‘mega-trend’ of 2018.   The report shows how in the...

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Vegetarianism Rises by 400% in Portugal with 60,000 Claiming to be Vegan

Parabéns, Portugal! That means congratulations, which Portugal is well deserving of since a new report shows that the number of vegetarians in the country has risen an incredible 400% within the past decade. The Portuguese Vegetarian Association (PVA) shared the exciting news with The Portugal News this week, reporting on a survey which involved 2,000 random interviews and which was carried out by Nielsen, and promoted by Centro Vegetariano. It revealed some impressive statistics. 120,000 people are opting not to eat meat and fish, a huge increase since 2007 when there were apparently only 30,000 vegetarians in the country. The survey also...

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Everything You Need to Know about This Year’s Vegfest UK!

Busy on October 20th-22nd? If you’re not, here’s something for you to do; if you are, we hope it’s this you’re busy with! Vegfest UK is opening the UK’s very first one-of-a-kind vegan trade and media show at Olympia London next Friday. According to the Vegfest UK organisers, “[t]he growth in the vegan trade has been astronomical, and as such, both media and trade attention has blossomed in the past few years, so much so that we now need a dedicated trade event where only trade buyers and media can attend, ensuring maximum sales and exposure for vegan businesses in...

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Vegan Alternatives Could Stop World Running Out of Food by 2050

There won’t be enough food to feed the world’s population by 2050. These are the daunting findings reported CB Insights’ Feeding the Future report, which says that a 69% increase in food calories is needed to feed 9.6 billion people by 2050. As things stand global food crisis is likely. The impact of this report is serious, drawing attention to a rising problem with food consumerism. In the world today there are already around 795 million people who don’t have enough to eat, which equates to one in nine people. This figure is set to increase with a rise in population predicted until...

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The Powerful Business Leaders Who Are Speaking out for Animals

Any movement benefits from being backed by those with influence and power: it is easier to enforce change with media attention and (of course) money invested in the cause. Luckily, then, there are plenty of business professionals willing to speak out on behalf of the animals of this world. Here they are: The Powerful Business Leaders Speaking out for Animals Eric Schmidt The Executive Chairman of Google‘s parent company Alphabet, Eric Schmidt, has spoken out in support of the growing vegan movement, going so far as to state that a vegan revolution is coming. He has predicted that the move away from animal...

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Italian Chain Carluccio’s Launches Vegan Pop Up and Meat-Free Monday Initiative

In a press release, Carluccio’s has revealed some exciting news for those seeking meat-free deliciousness! This month, the Italian chain is getting a “green makeover” with its “first ever exclusively vegetarian pop-up, featuring over 20 Italian veggie and vegan dishes.”  This is in collaboration with writer, food-blogger and cook Anna Barnett, who advocates for ‘meat-free Mondays.’ Indeed, from the 23rd October, and for the next three Mondays following, the Cucina Verde will be open on the first floor of Carluccio’s restaurant on Covent Garden’s Garrick Street! The entirety of the floor will become a “meatless dining experience” which will (finally!) “[take] vegetables from humble sides to championing...

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Wall Street Journal Discuss Vegan Diets and the Future of Food with Beyond Meat

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has shown that plant-based living is far more than a fad and must be taken seriously, by hosting an event which served as a platform for the promotion of the growing need and desire for alternatives to animal-derived meat. The Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum, which took place yesterday (10th October) in New York City, is an event where  “the editors of The Wall Street Journal… convene[d] leading executives and experts from across the agricultural economy and food industry to explore key challenges and opportunities in the business of food.” The focus on yesterday’s...

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WWF Report Suggests Vegan Diet Could Save Animals from Extinction

The World Wildlife Foundation’s new summary report, titled ‘Appetite for Destruction’, focuses on the effect our appetite for animal protein has on the planet and brings to light many of the environmental issues vegans have been pointing to for a while. In its executive summary, the report warns: “[f]ood is at the heart of many of the issues WWF focuses on. Through our work on sustainable diets, we know a lot of people are aware of the impact a meat-based diet has on water, land and habitats, and the implications of its associated greenhouse gas emissions. But few know the largest...

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Plant Curious: the UK’s Only Exclusively Vegan Recipe Box

Plant Curious, the UK’s first exclusively plant-based recipe box which is delivered to your door, is revolutionising vegan cooking. What’s it all about? Woj, the co-founder of this innovative business along with his wife Angela and mother Elizabeth (who is transitioning to veganism), became vegan three years ago after his father-in-law developed stage 4 cancer – and refused conventional treatment. Rather than suffer the effects of chemotherapy, the 67-year-old defied convention and opted for a fully plant-based juice diet. He was told that he would live for only 3 months – but almost instantly on his new diet “you couldn’t believe...

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Glasgow Gears Up for Speedy New Vegan Food Delivery Service

Cycling his way into our hearts (and stomachs?) is Glasgow bike messenger James Tait, who is soon be launching an exclusively vegetarian and vegan food delivery service. Founder of the FFWD Bicycle Messengers and with 18 years of experience, Tait is taking his familiarity of Glasgow’s streets and veggie restaurants and putting it to a great use. He has previously made headlines for delivering homemade soup to homeless people, and now is doing even more good with his work. Finding the concept of working for a huge fast-food delivery company unappealing, Tait decided to set up his own venture where he...

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New Study Shows Increasing Demand for ‘Ethical’ Non Vegan Convenience Food

A Chicago study Ethics on the Go, conducted as part of Culinary Visions Panel‘s Mindful Dining Initiative project, reports some interesting findings about the way people are increasingly viewing food. The study suggested that those younger than 35 pay the closest attention to “responsible practice” behind menus (although it is unclear what ‘responsible’ means, since this term is rather subjective), with consumers in the 18-34 demographic valuing ethical eating choices the highest. The report claims that nearly all consumers have a “deep interest” in the production of their meals. The results were rather interesting, for example, 60% of those under 35 thought organic foods tasted better; on top...

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Fall Out Boy Drummer Andy Hurley Opens Vegan Cafe in Portland

Andy Hurley, best known as the drummer for Fall Out Boy, has become a huge advocate for animal rights and a vegan lifestyle, speaking out about his lifestyle choice for years; even his new band Sect has only vegan members and has been described as a “hardcore, vegan punk supergroup“! In an interview with peta2, Hurley spoke about how vegan eating was developing, commenting, “[i]t’s just unbelievable. When I [first went] vegan, you had to walk 5 miles uphill in the snow to get food. Now you just go to any grocery store, and they have Daiya cheese or Gardein products or...

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New Omega-3 Packed Vegan Milk from Flaxseeds Arrives at UK Supermarket

OOOMEGA, a company priding itself on providing the “OOO without the MOO!”,  has created a plant-based health drink, the first of its kind, combining a smooth creamy taste with the nutritional benefits of flaxseeds, calcium and vitamins K, B12, and D2! This will be the first time such a drink hits the UK, and with its three delicious-sounding flavours, no doubt they’ll be flying off the shelves! The health drink comes in ‘original’ (a simple creamy taste), ‘original sweetened’ for those with a slightly sweeter tooth, and ‘macchiato’ for the coffee lovers. So what makes the drink so healthy? Flaxseed...

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Kite Hill Launches Delicious Vegan Jalapeño Cream Cheese

Need a bit of spice in your life? Kite Hill has got you covered. Renowned as a brand “on a mission to make plant-based eating easy, enjoyable and great-tasting” Kite Hill produces artisan almond milk foods for the purposes of best achieving great taste, health and sustainability. The company makes a range of yogurts, drinkable yogurts, artisanal cheese and pasta, and of course deliciously smooth cream cheeses. Kite Hill says: “[o]ur cream cheese style spreads are made with all-natural ingredients to create a spread with complex flavor and velvety smooth texture. Each batch is cultured to add depth, sweetness, and a...

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Report in The Guardian Claims that “Mass Meat Production Can’t be Justified”

This morning, the Guardian featured an article bidding “[g]oodbye – and good riddance – to livestock farming,” which claimed that our current mass animal agriculture would be seen by future generations as the ‘monstrosity‘ of the age. The article, in a slightly controversial but highly thought-provoking stand, even speculates, “[w]e think of slavery, the subjugation of women, judicial torture, the murder of heretics, imperial conquest and genocide, the first world war and the rise of fascism, and ask ourselves how people could have failed to see the horror of what they did.” While generally people are uncomfortable with a comparison being made...

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Third Veggie Pret Location Revealed Ahead of Next Week’s Opening

This September, Pret announced the good news that a third Veggie Pret store was set to open. Then they got you excited by releasing their vegan pumpkin spice flat white drinks and new autumn menu. Now the best news of all is here: next Wednesday, Pret a Manger will open its third veggie store in Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell. Pret posted the news on its Facebook page today, writing, “[w]e can’t bear to keep it a secret… #VeggiePret no.3 is coming soon to Exmouth Market, London.” The new addition makes sense given their previous success with their two current...

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Largest Study to Date Proves Link Between Meat and Nine Major Diseases

What the Health did its part in dispelling the myth that meat is a necessary component of a healthy diet, and many studies have been conducted linking animal products with health problems. Now, we have even more information suggesting that red meat consumption is linked to high death rates – from a whopping nine diseases. A new cohort study published in the British Medical Journal established a connection between the consumption of red meat to an increase in death rates from nine different diseases: cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, infections and diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys and respiratory tract. Significantly,...

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The Experience of Surviving as a Vegan in Prison

Peter Young, animal rights activist affiliated with the Animal Liberation Front, was a fugitive between 1998 and 2005, on the run from the FBI. The crime? He released thousands of minks from fur farms. He was arrested in 1998 and faced Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act charges with a potential sentence of a crazy 82 years. Young described his vegan ‘moral code’ as the source of his lifestyle choices that led him to this point: “I have found myself at protests turned riots, donning cow costumes at meat processing conventions, and creeping into slaughterhouses in complete darkness to film the inhumane...

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Vegan Protein Market to Reach $16.3 Billion Before 2026

Persistence Market Research has just released its new research report, “Plant-Based Proteins Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Forecast (2017-2025)”  which has delved into understanding of the global plant-based proteins market. The market can be understood by splitting it into areas, including soy protein, wheat protein and pea protein; by form (such as isolate and concentrate); by application (supplements and nutritional powders, beverages, snacks, protein and nutritional bars, ‘dairy and meat’ products, infant neutron and animal feed); and by region. The study analyses several areas of market across Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East, Europe , North America and Latin America. It...

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The Guardian Reports That Livestock Pollution is Worse than Previously Feared

The methane emissions from cattle are a concerning 11% higher than previously estimated, the Guardian reported this morning. While the news of these revised calculations may be seen as somewhat of an ‘I told you so’ to those advocating a vegan lifestyle in the interests of the environment, ultimately this news is a serious concern to us all. Scientists have warned that this discovery is ‘an additional challenge in the fight to curb global warming’ – as if the challenge wasn’t already hard enough. According to Julie Wolf, a researcher in the US Department of Agriculture and the lead...

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Global Veggie Brand Quorn Release Yet More Delicious Vegan Food

If you haven’t heard about meat-free alternative brand ‘Quorn’ by now, where have you been shopping? Quorn, one of the one of the biggest worldwide leaders in the plant-based meat alternative product market, are the clear go-to for vegetarians looking for a meat-replacement, but historically hasn’t been a great friend to vegan buyers, with many of the products containing egg. However, the company, having had an impressive start to the year, with growth tracking ahead of what was expected, and in September launching a new refrigerated vegan ‘meat’ to U.S shelves, is ready to do even more for vegan stomachs.   Before an...

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New Vegan Pizza Options Added to Zizzi Menu!

With Autumn approaching, everyone is looking for the best places to eat with the cosiest, yummiest (carb-heavy) dishes. Italian restaurant chain Zizzi has responded to our wishes, and on October 10th their new menu will be launched – including two new vegan pizzas. Given that the restaurant chain was the first high-street chain to offer an alternative to dairy-cheese, and has already sold an impressive 400,000 vegan dishes this year alone, Zizzi is quickly becoming an ideal eat-out for those looking for plant-based deliciousness. On their website it reads, “[d]ietary needs? We’re here for you!” and the new menu is...

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Google’s Executive Chairman Predicts “Vegan Revolution is Coming”

The Executive Chairman of Google‘s parent company Alphabet, Eric Schmidt, has spoken out in support of the growing vegan movement, stating that a vegan revolution is coming. Excitingly, he said that the move away from animal products and towards plant-based protein is the ‘number one game changing trend of the future.’ And, given that we are increasingly aware of the disastrous impact animal agriculture has on the climate, animal-product consumption on our health, and the moral implications of farming and slaughter, the idea that veganism is set to grow is a welcome suggestion. With regards to health, Schmidt said that we are...

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Can We Really Expect Older Family Members to Go Vegan?

The vegan movement is driven by the young – close to half of all vegans are aged 15-34 (42%), compared with just 14% who are over 65. But why is that? Is it the younger generations’ use of social media helping to inspire them to make the change? Would many 70 year olds care to follow in Kyle Jenner’s footsteps with a dietary change? And should we be annoyed at older generations? Simon Amstell’s Carnage comically depicts the shame of older generations who are coming to terms with their past eating habits, attending therapy sessions where they attempt to utter the...

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Beloved British Restaurant JD Wetherspoon Winner in Vegan Food Awards

Wetherspoons is somewhat of a national treasure in England, and now it has another title to its name. In the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2017, the chain won the award for ‘Best Vegan Noodles.’ PETA’s Director of Vegan Corporate Projects, Dawn Carr, said of the awards: “PETA’s 5th annual Vegan Food Awards honour some of this year’s most progressive new vegan options.”   And Spoons’ noodles have made the cut. The Teriyaki Noodles, a non-egg noodle dish with fresh vegetables in a teriyaki sauce with soy sauce, ginger and garlic with a hint of chilli, is not only delicious...

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