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Covering the leaders and innovators in the rapidly growing marketplace of plant-based businesses and investment.

McDonald’s Puts Plant-Based Pork on the Menu

More than 400 McDonald’s locations in Hong Kong and Macau have launched a vegetarian menu centered around OmniPork Luncheon, a vegan alternative to SPAM. The...

Waitrose Launches the UK’s First Vegan Cheese Fondue

In a UK supermarket first, Waitrose is adding vegan cheese fondue to the shelves. The new 100 percent dairy-free fondue, called This Is Not Cheese...

A Plant-Based Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich?

Fast-food restaurant chain Jack in the Box has debuted its very first plant-based chicken sandwich. Called the Unchicken Sandwich, the new menu item features a...

Meet the Changemaker Working to Boost South Africa’s Economy

Amahle Ntshinga is a true changemaker. The 27-year-old South African woman has developed an e-commerce platform to help boost her country’s economy. LUNTU, which...

These Vegan Business Owners Are All Kids

Ready to feel very unimpressive? These 13 entrepreneurs are the brains behind vegan businesses — and they’re all under age 18. From nail polish...

Curb Anxiety and Stress With This Cruelty-Free Essential Oil Diffuser

Has a smell ever sent you on an emotional roller coaster? You walk past someone with strong cologne or smell lavender from an essential...

This Woman Entrepreneur Launched Chickpea Tofu at Whole Foods

Traditional soybean-based tofu is getting a run for its money. A new brand of tofu just launched at Whole Foods—and it’s made from chickpeas. Chikfu...

Dutch Vegan Meat Brand Vivera Invests €30 Million in Expansion

Plant-based brand Vivera has invested €30 million to increase its production capacity. The Dutch company says the latest investment will go towards doubling the size...

Impossible Burger Sales Gaining On the Meat Industry

Impossible Foods' flagship product—the Impossible Burger—is giving animal-derived meat a run for its money. A new study, commissioned by the company, reveals sales of...

Starbucks Is Now Testing Vegan Cream Cheese

Vegan breakfast options just got a little sweeter—at least in Washington state. One Starbucks in Issaquah—a small town outside of Seattle—is testing Miyoko's Creamery...

Beyond Meat Is Opening a Major Production Facility in China

Beyond Meat is making history as the first multinational vegan brand to open a major production facility in China. The California-based brand signed an agreement...

Modern Meat Is the New Vegan Protein That Tastes Just Like Homemade

There’s nothing like a hearty, filling homemade meal. And what’s more comforting than enjoying a healthy, plant-based meal at home at the end of...

Impossible Burger Debuts in Canadian Restaurants

Impossible Foods' Impossible Burger is now available at more than a handful of restaurants across Canada. The California-based company's vegan meat debuted at award-winning restaurants...

The Beauty Library Makes Vegan Online Shopping Easy

Every vegan beauty addict has the same fantasy: Unlimited access to every cruelty-free skincare essential at their fingertips. The Beauty Library is helping your...

Snack for a Cause With Impact Snacks’ Plant-Based Bars

Younger generations—and, of course, the scientists—have made their feelings on climate change very clear: it’s real. Studies show younger age groups are growing increasingly...

Burger King Launched Vegan Chicken Nuggets, But…

Fast-food burger chain Burger King just added vegan chicken nuggets to its menu. The catch? They're only available in Germany—for now, at least. "From September...

This Vegan Ice Cream Brand Shows Why Social Justice IS Food Justice

In December 2009, married couple Kai Nortey and Nee-Neuh Nortey went on a trip to Ghana that changed their lives: It inspired them to...

Vegan Sisters Open a New Cafe In Thailand

Nature’s Charm has opened its very first vegan café in Thailand. The company is known for its coconut milk-based products. In 2014, it took baking...

Stockholm Fashion Week Bans Fur and Exotic Leather From Runways

In 2019, the biannual Stockholm Fashion Week was canceled due to "major challenges" in meeting demands for more sustainable and innovative clothing. The show...

You Can Now Get Beyond Meat Delivered To Your Door

You don't have to drive to the grocery store to buy plant-based meat. Beyond Meat will deliver straight to your door. In an effort to...

This French Bakery in Hong Kong Is the First to Be 100% Plant-Based

Vegans in Hong Kong can now indulge in French-style pastries sans dairy and eggs. The country just got its first 100 percent plant-based bakery. Bien...

JUST Vegan Egg Company Announce Plans to IPO

JUST, the startup behind the vegan JUST Egg, is considering an initial public offering (IPO). JUST CEO Josh Tetrick revealed for the first time last...

Canadian Government Invests $2.6 Million in Plant Protein

The Canadian Government has announced more than $2.6 million in federal funding for the plant protein sector. Leduc, Alberta's Food Processing Development Centre will receive...

Amsterdam’s Vegan Junk Food Bar Is Going Global

Looking to own your own plant-based restaurant? Amsterdam-based chain Vegan Junk Food Bar (VJFB) is expanding worldwide—and it's looking for franchisees. VJFB is an "award-winning...

Meet the Company Fighting Food Insecurity With Ugly Produce

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), roughly 30 to 40 percent of the country’s total food supply is wasted each year. And...

Vegan Entrepreneur Offers Scholarships to 30 Juvenile Offenders

Pinky Cole, owner of Atlanta's popular plant-based burger chain Slutty Vegan, is offering scholarships to 30 juvenile offenders. Cole has partnered with the Georgia Department...

Impossible Foods Raises $1.5B to Make Vegan Meat

Impossible Foods has secured an additional $200 million in funding. To date, the plant-based meat company has raised nearly $1.5 billion. The new funding follows...

KFC Admits Its Chickens Suffer From Painful Inflammation

In a bid for transparency, KFC has admitted to poor welfare conditions in its supply chain. It disclosed its chickens suffer from painful inflammation. The...

Polish Yogurt Brand Jogurty Magda Is Now Vegan

Vegans in Poland have at least one more dairy-free option. Yogurt brand Jogurty Magda is now 100 percent plant-based. The non-dairy yogurts—called PlantOn—are coconut milk-based....

Aldi Reveals Its Vegan Christmas Party Food Range

Aldi is set to release a new festive food range just in time for Christmas. And the budget-friendly supermarket chain's holiday collection is loaded...

Plant-Based Food Market to Reach $74.2 Billion by 2027

The plant-based food market could reach $74.2 billion by the year 2027 according to a new report by AI-driven consumer insights platform Tastewise. The report,...

BMW 5-Series Cars Will Now Be Made With Vegan Leather

BMW 5-Series cars sold in the U.S. will now feature a vegan leather interior. The interiors are made from Sensatec leatherette, an animal-free material that...