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Fashion Brand Bolt Threads Makes Vegan Silk From Yeast and Leather From Mushrooms

Fashion Brand Bolt Threads Makes Vegan Silk From Yeast and Leather From Mushrooms

California-based Bolt Threads, the makers of cruelty-free MicroSilk®, is launching a commercially available vegan leather made from mushrooms. The material, called Mylo™, uses mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms which, in the wild, grow...
Sunfed Meats Vegan ‘Chicken Free Chicken’ Partners With New Zealand’s Largest Food Wholesaler

Sunfed Meats Vegan ‘Chicken Free Chicken’ Partners With New Zealand’s Largest Food Wholesaler

Auckland-based Sunfed Meats vegan Chicken Free Chicken is now available through Gilmours, New Zealand’s largest wholesale food and beverage supplier. This means more cafes and restaurants throughout the nation will have the opportunity to...
Slaughter-Free Chicken to Come to Market ‘This Year’ Says Josh Tetrick, Founder of Vegan Egg Company JUST

Slaughter-Free Chicken to Come to Market ‘This Year’ Says Josh Tetrick, Founder of Vegan...

Josh Tetrick, CEO of California-based food tech company JUST, teased its long-promised slaughter-free chicken product in a Tweet earlier today. "400,000 years ago, meat became part of the human diet, and throughout time, human beings...

Vegan Meat Range From No Evil Foods Launches in 250 Walmart Stores

North Carolina-based vegan meat brand No Evil Foods has launched its products in 250 Walmart stores throughout the southern U.S. Walmart locations in North and South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia will now carry...
Vegan MPs Host House of Parliament Meeting to Expand Plant-Based Options in Schools, Hospitals, and Jails

Vegan MPs Host House of Parliament Meeting to Expand Plant-Based Options in Schools, Hospitals,...

Yesterday, a group of vegan MPs hosted a program in the Houses of Parliament titled “Public Procurement: Do Public Authorities Have a Duty to Supply Vegan Food?”  The setting was a quarterly meeting of the...
Sainsbury’s Vegan Burgers and Hot Dogs Fool Football Fans Into Thinking They're Made From Meat

Sainsbury’s Vegan Burgers and Hot Dogs Fool Football Fans Into Thinking They’re Made From...

Sainsbury's, the UK's second-largest grocery chain, pulled off a "sausage sting" last weekend outside a Premier League football match in London. To celebrate its new range of vegan meats, the supermarket parked a food...
Vegan Sheffield Jacket Maker Repurposes Vintage Outerwear at ‘The Good Life’

Vegan Sheffield Jacket Maker Repurposes Vintage Outerwear at ‘The Good Life’

Aimee Hughes, a Sheffield-based designer, has launched a line of vegan-friendly denim jackets. Hughes, who is vegan, had been hand painting jackets for two years as a hobby. When she realized she couldn’t find other...
Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Vegan Ads Arrive in NYC Subway Stations

Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Vegan Ads Arrive in NYC Subway Stations

New York-based Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary has launched a dairy industry awareness campaign, starting with posters in a New York City subway station that feature "Colin Kowpernick" -- a rescued dairy calf named after...
Waitrose to Remove 100 Million Plastic Bags From UK Stores

Waitrose to Remove 100 Million Plastic Bags From UK Stores

Waitrose & Partners, the sixth-largest grocery retailer in the UK, has pledged to reduce its plastic waste. The employee-owned company will replace single-use plastic bags and loose produce bags with corn-starch based bags which...
Hummus & Pita Co. Debuts Vegan Pumpkin-Spice Hummus Shake

Hummus & Pita Co. Debuts Vegan Pumpkin-Spice Hummus Shake

Pumpkin spice season has arrived and with it, a new offering from vegan-friendly chain The Hummus & Pita Co. Its Pumpkin Spice Hummus Shake uses real pumpkin purée and a blend of spices to...
Cinnaholic’s 24th Vegan Cinnamon Roll Bakery Opens in Seattle

Cinnaholic’s 24th Vegan Cinnamon Roll Bakery Opens in Seattle

Atlanta-based cinnamon roll chain Cinnaholic will open its first Washington location this October in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattleites will be able to customize freshly baked cinnamon rolls - a new batch is made...
Meal Kit Company Blue Apron to Ditch Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs

Meal Kit Company Blue Apron to Ditch Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs

New York-based meal kit company Blue Apron has pledged to cut gestation and farrowing crates from its supply chain. In its June statement to investors on Animal Welfare, the company said it has a...