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Iceland Has Killed Its ‘Last’ Whale As Industry Shuts Down ‘For Good’

Iceland Has Killed Its ‘Last’ Whale As Industry Shuts Down ‘For Good’

Icelandic whaling business IP-Utgerd has announced it is ending whaling for good. “I’m never going to hunt whales again, I’m stopping for good,” Gunnar Jonsson, managing director for IP-Utgerd, told the AFP. The company is...
Iceland’s New Vegan Christmas Range Is Plastic and Palm Oil Free

Iceland’s New Vegan Christmas Range Is Plastic and Palm Oil Free

British supermarket chain Iceland just announced its upcoming vegan Christmas range. The new frozen food line is palm oil-free and largely plastic-free. Iceland will offer party food like mini meat-free cheeseburgers, called No Bull Burger...

The Former Mayor of Reykjavík Went Vegan and It Changed His Life

Reykjavík's former mayor Jón Gnarr switched to a vegan diet and it changed his life. Gnarr -- who is also an actor and comedian -- recently Tweeted an image of himself alongside the caption, "been...
Iceland City Council Considers Cutting Meat from School Cafeterias

Iceland City Council Considers Cutting Meat from School Cafeterias

Reykjavík City Council is considering cutting meat from primary school cafeterias in the capital, where most of Iceland's small population live. According to Líf Magneudóttir, a city councilor for Vinstri Grænir (the Left Greens), the...
An Icelandic Glacier Just Got Its Own ‘Grave’

An Icelandic Glacier Just Got Its Own ‘Grave’

The first-ever Icelandic glacier lost to the climate crisis has received its own memorial plaque. Named Okjökull, the former glacier's memorial -- dated August 2019 -- will be unveiled later this month. A poignant message...
Actually, Iceland Is the World’s Most Vegan-Friendly Country

Actually, Iceland Is the World’s Most Vegan-Friendly Country

Iceland might be the most vegan-friendly country in the world. The Nordic island nation placed first in the worldwide rankings for popularity of veganism over the last year, according to Google Trends data. Food website Chef's...
Realistic Vegan Mince Meat Launches In Iceland Supermarket

Realistic Vegan Mince Meat Launches In Iceland Supermarket

British supermarket chain Iceland is now selling realistic vegan mince meat under its No Bull brand. The product is called No Bull Bolognese and is packed with tomatoes and herbs. The frozen food supermarket also...
Iceland Cancels Fin Whale Hunting for 2019

Iceland Cancels Fin Whale Hunting for 2019

Iceland will not hunt fin whales this year, sparing the lives of more than a hundred marine mammals. Hvalur hf., the only company in the Nordic island nation that hunts fin whales, announced it won't...
Iceland’s Banned Palm Oil Ad Was the Most ‘Effective’ Commercial of 2018

Iceland’s Banned Palm Oil Ad Was the Most ‘Effective’ Commercial of 2018

(Updated July 14, 2020) | The banning of Iceland's animated anti-palm oil ad from television apparently did only good for the affordable supermarket's publicity. Kantar Millward Brown is an advertising agency that researches the...

Iceland Will Be World’s First Plastic-Free Supermarket By 2023

UK supermarket chain Iceland will trial plastic-free produce in a bid to reduce ocean plastic pollution. The retailer aims to eliminate plastic completely from its own-brand products by 2023. The trial will launch at the...

Iceland Launches ‘No Cheese’ Vegan Pizza Range

UK supermarket chain Iceland has launched a new "No Cheese" range of frozen vegan pizzas. The new products - "No Cheese" Italian Garden, topped with broccoli, mushrooms, and red onions, and "No Cheese" Houmous, topped...
UK Supermarket Chain Iceland Launches Vegan Christmas Turkey Dinner 'For One'

Vegan Turkey Christmas ‘Meal For One’ Launches at Iceland

Major UK supermarket chain Iceland is launching a vegan No Turkey Christmas Dinner "for one." The mini vegan feast features plant-based turkey “accompanied by a medley of wild mushrooms, butternut squash, chestnuts & kale” and...
Iceland Urged to Air ‘Banned’ Palm Oil Orangutan TV Ad After 600,000 People Sign Petition

Over 600,000 People Petition to Air ‘Banned’ Palm Oil Orangutan TV Ad

Debate has taken over the internet recently after a Christmas campaign was banned from television for being "too political." Leading UK supermarket Iceland was behind the campaign, that showed the impact of palm oil...
Vegan Nonprofit Sea Shepherd Launches Icelandic Chapter to Help Prevent Commercial Whaling

Vegan Nonprofit Sea Shepherd Launches Icelandic Chapter to Help Prevent Commercial Whaling

International marine conservation nonprofit Sea Shepherd has launched a new chapter in Iceland. The group has divisions all over the world, however, up until now, Iceland hasn't been one of them. But the group has...
Iceland Stores Introducing ‘Suitable for Vegans’ Own-Brand Product Label

Iceland Supermarkets Introducing ‘Suitable for Vegans’ Own-Brand Product Label

UK supermarket chain Iceland has become the latest store to commit to vegan labeling on products. The frozen foods specialist says it will include text that reads "suitable for vegans" on its own-brand plant-based ranges. The move...

Icelandic Musician Creates the Björk of Vegan Sausages

Musician Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson stopped consuming meat in 2012 and since then, he has focused his creative efforts not on music, but on creating the ultimate Icelandic vegan sausage, Bulsur. Before he was known for creating the...
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Iceland Expands Vegan ‘No Bull’ Range With Plant-Based Meatballs and Chilli

Major UK supermarket chain Iceland has announced it is expanding its No Bull vegan range with new plant-based meatballs and chilli. Sharing the news on Twitter, Iceland encouraged customers to "keep your peeled" for the...
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UK Supermarket Chain Iceland Launches 13 Own Brand Frozen Vegan Products

UK Supermarket chain Iceland has announced the launch of 13 new own brand vegan products, including the UK's first ever vegan chorizo. Stocked in its new exclusively vegan freezer, the plant-based items will be...
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UK Supermarket Chain Iceland to Launch Dedicated Vegan Frozen Food Section

UK supermarket chain Iceland, which specializes in frozen food, is launching a new vegan section. According to the company's head of development Neil Nugent, the new cabinet is all down to the success of the...
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Conservation Organization ‘Sea Life Trust’ to Open World’s First Beluga Whale Sanctuary

The world's first-ever beluga whale sanctuary is set to open in Iceland next year. The open water sanctuary will soon be home to two 12-year-old beluga whales named "Little White," and "Little Grey," who will...

Icelandic Powerlifter, the Vegan Viking, Beats 3 National Records in European Competition

Icelandic powerlifter, Hulda B Waage, aka the Vegan Viking, has beaten three of her own national records in her second European competition. Waage squatted 220 kg, achieving a new Icelandic record by 2.5 kg. The...