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Richmond May Be Launching Vegan Chicken, Ham, and Mince

Rumor has it Ireland-based food company Kerry Foods is set to launch vegan chicken fillets, ham, and mince under its Richmond brand. Popular Instagram account...

Tobacco Is Being Used to Bioengineer a Coronavirus Vaccine

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco (BAT) is using tobacco to bioengineer a plant-based coronavirus vaccine. BAT's U.S. biotech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), is developing a...

Vegan Leather Market Will Be Worth $89 Billion By 2025

A new report says the vegan leather market will be worth $89.6 billion by 2025. According to the study by Infinium Global Research, the vegan...

Vegan Meat Sales In the UK Just Grew to More Than £816 Million

Meatless food sales have soared by 40 percent in the U.K. from 2014 to 2019, says a new report from Mintel. The report revealed the...

Starbucks May Finally Eliminate Vegan Milk Upcharges

Starbucks has responded to demands to eliminate upcharges on vegan milk. International animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which purchased...

This Company Is Growing 3D Vegan Meat From Mushrooms

Atlast Food Co. is growing vegan bacon from mushrooms. It announced a small-scale launch of its product will occur later this year. The startup is...

UK Urged to Ban Factory Farms to Prevent ‘the Next Coronavirus’

Campaign group Pause the System is urging the UK government to ban factory farming. The organization suggests that this could help prevent any future...

Chicken Sales Plummet Nearly 50% in India Due to Coronavirus

Rumors of a link between poultry and the coronavirus have driven down chicken sales in India by almost 50 percent. The price of chicken...

30 UK Nursery Schools Now Provide Free Vegan Staff Meals

In a bid to protect the environment, Tops Day Nurseries now provides free vegan meals and snacks during meetings and training. The nursery school group—made...

Global Vegan Food Market to Surpass $31 Billion By 2026

According to a new report, the global vegan food market could reach $31.4 billion by 2026. The report—titled Vegan Food Market by Product Type and...

The Coronavirus Forces Sainsbury’s to Shut All Meat Counters

Sainsbury’s has closed its cafés, as well as its meat, fish, and pizza counters due to the coronavirus pandemic. The UK supermarket chain closed its...

A Bird Flu Outbreak Threatens Germany’s Chicken Farmers

German authorities reported a case of avian influenza A virus in the eastern German state of Saxony on Monday. The H5N8 "bird flu" is highly...
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Scandinavian Dairy Giant Arla Is Launching Its First Vegan Milk

Arla Foods—the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia—is set to hit the vegan milk market with a trio of dairy-free oat-based drinks. The dairy...

Impossible Foods Raised $1.3 Billion to Make Vegan Meat

Vegan meat brand Impossible Foods closed a $500 million funding round. Since its founding in 2011, the Oakland, California-based brand has raised $1.3 billion....

WestJet Is So Vegan Now Meat-Eaters Can’t Handle It

Canadian airline WestJet has angered some of its meat-loving travelers with its vegan-friendly in-flight menus. The new menus feature some healthy vegan options including vegetable...

The Global Vegan Meat Market Value Projected at $85 Billion

Analysts at UBS predict the vegan meat and protein market could reach $85 billion by 2030. The Swiss multinational investment bank expects sales of...

LIVEKINDLY Media Acquired By Global Plant-Based Food Company

Today, my world just got a whole lot kinder. And it’s hopefully going to make yours kinder, too. Next month, LIVEKINDLY turns three. The media...

Bill Gates Just Invested in Lab-Grown Palm Oil to Save the Rainforest

Found in nearly 50 percent of supermarket products, palm oil is one of the most useful vegetable oils available. It's efficient, it's versatile, and...

California Moves to Protect Abused Animals in the Court System

Abused animals may soon have a voice in California in the form of a courtroom animal advocate. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D, Van Nuys) has introduced...

Top 11 Plant-Based News Stories for February

Once January is over, it feels like the months go by in an instant. However brief, February was an exciting month for plant-based news. "Joker"...

Australian Shopping Strip Gets a Fully Vegan Transformation

King Street retail strip in Newtown, Australia is going vegan. The inner-Sydney suburb is now home to a range of vegan businesses, including Suzy...

Sales of Vegan Food Skyrocket to $5 Billion in U.S.

New data released by vegan nonprofit the Good Food Institute (GFI) and the Plant-Based Foods Association (PBFA) lobby group indicates that the U.S. plant-based...

China Permanently Bans Wild Animal Meat to Curb Coronavirus

China's top legislature has announced an immediate and permanent ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals. It says that the fast-track decision...

Meat Giant Is Launching Vegan Range In Supermarkets Across Germany

Rügenwalder Mühle’s new vegan sausages, mince, and beef burger products will be available at self-service meat shelves and self-service meat counters across Germany. The three...

Open Source ‘Recipe’ Catalogue Created to Accelerate Development of Lab Meat and Seafood

Online platform developer Kerafast Inc. and plant-based nonprofit the Good Food Institute (GFI) are partnering to make a catalogue of terrestrial meat and aquatic...

UK Firm Bans Employees Expensing Meals With Meat

Property development firm Igloo Regeneration has taken a big step for the planet with a meat ban of sorts. It will now only allow...

Can Animal Dissection Be Replaced? The Cruelty-Free Alternatives Paving the Way

Educational animal dissection is a controversial topic. Proponents defend its educational merit, while critics question the ethics, environmental impact, and overall necessity of the...

Los Angeles Just Banned Wild Animals for Entertainment

The City of Los Angeles has officially banned the use of wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes. The bill goes beyond just circuses...

Spain’s Government Just Made Its First-Ever Investment in Vegan Meat

For the first time ever, the Spanish government is investing in vegan meat. The government-backed NEOTEC technology fund is financing Barcelona-based startup Foods for...

The Dairy Industry Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes: This Is Why

A glass of milk is as American as apple pie. Images of milk-mustachioed celebrities and athletes became part of popular culture and we were...

The FDA Will Now Send Retired Lab Animals to Sanctuaries

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow the adoption and transfer of healthy, retired lab animals to sanctuaries. The policy change follows campaigning...

The ‘World’s Cruelest’ Dolphin Circus Just Permanently Shut Down

Wersut Seguni's Indonesian Traveling Dolphin Circus, known as the "world's cruelest dolphin circus," will no longer travel with its captive dolphins. According to Dolphin...

Nike’s New Vegan ‘Space Hippie’ Sneakers Are Made From Trash

Nike's new "Space Hippie" line of sneakers are vegan and made from recycled trash. The American sportswear company created four futuristic designs for the Space...

SeaWorld Just Banned Dolphin Surfing

SeaWorld will no longer allow dolphin surfing in its marine parks. Soon, it will also stop allowing trainers to stand on the animal's noses...

This Cleaning Brand Will Help You Break Up With Plastic

Cleaning products are a necessary part of life. But if you’re avoiding plastic, those bottles can take up to 1,000 years to decompose! So,...

Whistler Is Getting Its First Vegan Festival Thanks to This Olympian

Vegan Olympic skier Julia Murray and entrepreneur Andrea Helleman are bringing a vegan festival to Whistler, British Columbia this summer. Whistler Vegan Fest is a...

California Just Got a Vegan Lobby Group

California now has a vegan lobby group. The California Plant Based Alliance (CPBA) is a new political advocacy group that aims to protect the...

Versace Has Banned Kangaroo Skin

Italian luxury label Versace has banned kangaroo skin. The fashion house previously used kangaroo skin in its luxury leather collection. However, following pressure from the...

The World’s Largest Meat Producer Just Launched a Lab for Vegan Meat

JBS, the world's largest meat producer, has launched a vegan meat lab. The Brazilian company is producing plant-based proteins at the Incredible Lab—which is managed...

Another Dairy Giant Just Filed for Bankruptcy

Borden Dairy Co. has filed for bankruptcy. The 164-year-old company is the second major milk producer in the U.S. to do so in the...

Greggs Is Paying £7M to Employees Thanks to the Vegan Sausage Roll

Greggs is paying £7 million to its employees following the success of its vegan sausage roll in 2019. According to the chain, the "huge popularity"...

Why Nestlé May Soon Be the Biggest Name In Vegan Meat

Nestlé is selling the majority of its stake in German sausage brand, Herta Charcuterie, in favor of strengthening its focus on non-meat products. The...