Maria Chiorando

April 18, 2019 5:16 PM

Vegan Campaign Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Survivors

The donation was made by Million Dollar Vegan - the initiative which offered Pope France $1 million if he went vegan for Lent

April 18, 2019 4:07 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Tesco Confirms Its 75p Vegan Sausage Roll Launches Next Week

The news initially got out via a post on Accidentally Vegan UK. Now the supermarket giant has revealed more details about the highly anticipated snack

April 18, 2019 2:57 PM

Wagamama Launches Gaz Oakley's Vegan 'Egg' Dish Nationwide

The meal, which features BBQ glazed seitan, caramelized king oyster mushrooms, asparagus and other ingredients alongside the 'egg', was originally trialed in two stores

April 18, 2019 2:07 PM

'Breakthrough' Vegan Burger To Launch In Meat Aisle Of 2,000 Krogers Across US

The Don Lee Farms Organic Plant-Based Burger caused a stir when it launched in Costco - with 1 million of the patties selling within 60 days of its release

April 18, 2019 12:24 PM

Del Taco's Beyond Meat Vegan Tacos To Launch Next Week

The outlet is one of the latest fast-food eateries to expand its meat-free offering, as consumer demand for vegan and vegetarian food continues to grow

April 18, 2019 10:40 AM

North Sea Oil Rigs Urged To Go Vegan Ahead Of Earth Day

Animal rights charity PETA has written to Shell asking it to offset its environmental damage - by serving eco-friendly, animal-free meals to its workers

April 17, 2019 3:20 PM

Morrisons Launches Vegan 'Corndog-Style' Mini Hot Dogs

The supermarket chain has been expanding its vegan offering in recent times - launching its own affordable line of animal-free foods

April 17, 2019 1:55 PM

Illegal Fox Hunting Still Taking Place In Britain, Says Charity

The League Against Cruel Sports has said the scale of illegal hunt activity going on is 'shocking' - with reports of fox hills topping 40 over the last season

April 17, 2019 12:08 PM

Vegan Environment Activist Greta Thunberg Asks Pope To Tackle Climate Change

The prolific teenage campaigner is currently lobbying high profile figures in a bid to make politicians take action on the impending climate crisis

April 17, 2019 10:58 AM

Vegan Sub And Salad Launch At Subway Across The UK Today

The sandwich chain previously trialed the plant-based options - and has confirmed that they are now rolling out nationwide

April 16, 2019 5:39 PM

Vegan Politician Wins Seat In Australia’s NSW Parliament - Beating Pro-Farming Opponent

Emma Hurst has promised she won’t be 'some politician full of empty promises', saying she plans to do 'whatever it takes' to make changes for animals

April 16, 2019 4:39 PM

Vegan JUST Egg To Launch At US Chain Bareburger

The egg-alternative is available in a sandwich called 'The Wake-Up Call' featuring a Beyond Meat quarter pounder, American cheese, mayo, and 'vrioche' - as well as a tortilla

April 16, 2019 3:38 PM

Holland & Barrett Launches Own-Brand Vegan Ice-Cream

The company, which has 715 stores across the UK, says it wants to offer a vegan low-calorie option with its range which comes in three flavors - peanut butter, passionfruit, and salted caramel

April 16, 2019 12:09 PM

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Car - With Vegan Apple Leather Interior

The SUV, which will be available from 2021, was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this week

April 16, 2019 11:32 AM

Vegans Shocked To Find Beef Collagen In Marks & Spencer Fruit Drink

The 'Super Water Protein', which are flavored with fruit including orange and passionfruit, contain the beef to boost protein content, according to the store

April 16, 2019 10:56 AM

Linda McCartney's Launches New Vegan Sausages Made From Pea Protein

The new sausages are available from today from the freezer aisle of supermarket Tesco at a recommended retail price of £2.00

April 15, 2019 5:34 PM

Vegan Chain Veggie Grill To Expand To 50 Outlets Across US

The restaurant brand, which launched in 2006, was originally based in the west, with outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington among other cities. This year it is heading east, with plans to open in New York and Boston

April 15, 2019 4:13 PM

Major Australia Burger Chain Is Serving Only Vegan Burgers Today

The brand, which has 137 outlets across the country, is only serving vegan patties from Beyond Burger today - saying demand for plant-based food is 'very real'

April 15, 2019 3:48 PM

Undercover Investigation Shows Animals 'Beaten Bloody' In Egypt

Horses and camels are used to carry tourists on their backs and pull carriages in the hot sun in top tourist destinations including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara, and Luxor

April 15, 2019 2:08 PM

Tesco Launching Ready To Eat Vegan Sausage Roll In Its Bakery

The news, which was shared by Accidentally Vegan UK, comes from an unnamed source who shared an image from the retail giant's bakery team

April 15, 2019 11:29 AM

Dairy Farmer Admits Most Arguments Against Veganism Are 'Daft'

He said it's 'time for the farming community to get their head around veganism' as consumer tastes change and shoppers opt for more plant-based alternative products

April 15, 2019 10:00 AM

Canada Goose Reportedly Developing Faux Fur, Says Vegan Activist

The controversial coat company has been targeted by activists over its use of coyote fur and goose down in its coats - and blasted for its inhumane treatment of animals

April 12, 2019 3:55 PM

Vegan Chicken Caesar Salad Launched At Marks & Spencer

The high street store recently released its major Plant Kitchen line - and it keeps adding new products, saying the ones it has are 'flying off the shelves'

April 12, 2019 3:20 PM

Vegan Musician Morrissey Tells Canada Goose: 'Stop Killing Animals For Coats'

The singer is set to embark on a Canadian tour this Spring - he will be accompanied by campaigners from animal charity PETA collecting signatures on a petition

April 12, 2019 2:28 PM

Evanna Lynch, Heather Mills, And Robbie Lockie To Speak At Viva! Vegan Festival

The event, which will take place in Birmingham next month, will mark Viva!'s 25th anniversary as it celebrates all that veganism has to offer

April 12, 2019 1:05 PM

McDonald's Urged To Add Vegan Burger In US By New York Times Bestselling Author

Kathy Freston, who has written bestselling self-help and vegan books, launched a petition years ago - but it has just seen a surge of support following the launch of Burger King's Impossible Whopper

April 12, 2019 11:47 AM

Police Seize Calf From Vegan Family And Return Him To Farm - Condemning Him To Slaughter

According to police, the animal was removed from a farm. But activists say they were 'compelled to act' after seeing the seriously ill calf collapsed on the floor of a massive factory farm

April 12, 2019 10:59 AM

Texas Hunter Goes Vegan - And Hosts Plant-Based Dinner Parties For Hunters

Jack Castle, who hunted animals for decades as a fourth generation hunter, decided to stop killing animals - and speak up for them instead. He credits his wife for the huge change in his outlook

April 10, 2019 4:17 PM

US Vegan Meat Market To Reach $3 Billion by 2024, Says Report

The surge in plant-meat sales is commensurate with the growth of the vegan food sector - which topped $3.3 billion in 2018

April 10, 2019 3:30 PM

'30% Of British Meat Eaters Planning Meat-Free Easter Meal', Says Poll

More and more people are ditching animal products at meal times - but what impact will this have on the number of vegans?

April 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Fashion Giant Topshop Launches Vegan Shoe Line

The collection features 12 pairs of shoes in six different styles that come in two colors. They are made from animal-free fabrics and glue

April 10, 2019 11:51 AM

Farmers Furious As Pupils Encouraged To Eat Less Meat And Dairy

The initiative, which has been endorsed by the Irish Minister for Communications Climate Action and Environment, includes a resource pack which has been branded 'propaganda' by a farming organization

April 10, 2019 10:59 AM

Vegan Film 'Dominion' Viewed 55,000 Times In 48 Hours After Australian Protests

Animal rights campaigners across the country coordinated a series of actions aimed at raising awareness of animal suffering and asking people to watch the documentary - but politicians have responded angrily

April 9, 2019 4:16 PM

Vegan Pizzeria To Compete In World Pizza Championships For First Time

Purezza, which has outlets in London and Brighton, will be taking part in the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza this week in Parma, Italy

April 9, 2019 2:22 PM

Charity Urges People To Take Up Summer Vegan Pledge

UK-based animal protection agency Animal Aid, which is running its pledge for the second year running, will offer support and encouragement to those who take part

April 9, 2019 1:06 PM

Tofurky Raises $7 Million Investment As Vegan Meat Sales Skyrocket

The US plant-based brand says it is outpacing the growth of products in its own sector and will be using the investment to ramp up production

April 9, 2019 10:32 AM

Meghan Markle 'Wants To Raise Baby Vegan But Queen Says No' Say Reports

According to an unnamed 'royal insider', the Duchess of Sussex wants her child to eschew animal products. But reports say the move has created tension between her and her husband's grandmother

April 8, 2019 5:44 PM

Vegan Activists 'Bring Melbourne To Standstill' In Coordinated Nationwide Protest

Around 50 people have been arrested over the massive action, which has seen activists protest in cities and around slaughterhouses to mark the one-year anniversary of the release of animal rights documentary 'Dominion'

April 8, 2019 3:56 PM

EU Intention To Ban 'Meat' Names For Vegan Food Is 'Irrational And Damaging' Says Food Organization

Last week the European Parliament's agriculture committee approved a ban on naming meat-free foods after their traditional counterparts. If it's voted into effect, veggie burgers could be renamed 'discs'

April 8, 2019 1:07 PM

'Vegans Pay Up To 65% More For Restaurant Meals' Says New Report

Data from Caterer.com examines the dining habits of what it calls 'selective eaters' and just how much they're willing to spend

April 8, 2019 12:24 PM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed To Teach Class At Harvard University

The prolific animal rights advocate will also be speaking at a number of other leading American colleges including Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Yale, and Rutgers

April 8, 2019 10:53 AM

Dairy Exposé Reveals Abuse On Farm Supplying Nestlé

The footage documented by Compassion Over Killing (COK) exposes what the organization describes as 'senseless and violent abuse of mother cows and their defenseless calves'

April 5, 2019 6:17 PM

Billionaire Tycoon With Meat Industry Links Chairs TV Company Behind Anti-Vegan Documentary

Earlier this week, one of Australia's biggest TV stations released a program about vegan activism, featuring Joey Carbstrong - who has branded it 'ridiculous, biased garbage'

April 5, 2019 3:36 PM

Tesco To Sell Vegan Foods In Meat Aisle - To 'Promote Sustainability'

The major UK retailer wants people to make choices that are healthier for them and the planet, so it is encouraging them to 'enjoy a diet of eating more vegetables, less meat, and more plant-based alternatives'

April 5, 2019 1:29 PM

Vegan, Vegetarian, And Meat-Free Labels 'Reduce Food Sales', Says Study

Researchers say they have identified four kinds of language restaurants and the food industry should avoid, and three it should embrace, to 'accelerate the shift'.

April 5, 2019 12:02 PM

Iceland Launches Affordable Vegan Chocolate Melt Pudding

The frozen food specialist has hugely expanded its animal-free offering in recent years, with meat alternative products, pizza, and ready meals hitting its shelves

April 5, 2019 11:25 AM

Former Vegan Tim Shieff: 'The Next Step Is To Kill An Animal Myself'

The athlete, who recently revealed he has ditched his vegan diet following health issues, says killing an animal feels like 'the next stage'

April 4, 2019 5:49 PM

Vegan Cherry Bakewell Almond Butter Launches In UK

The palm-oil free spread, which is made by artisan nut butter brand Pip & Nut, will first launch in Ocado early next week

April 4, 2019 1:19 PM

Vegan Protestors To Urge London Restaurant To Ban Foie Gras

Animal advocates - including a giant 3.5-meter tall duck - will protest outside the restaurant at the weekend, as part of a larger nationwide campaign calling on the UK Government to ban imports of the product

April 4, 2019 12:00 PM

'Major Progress' As China Greenlights 2 Non-Animal Methods For Some Cosmetic Testing

The new methods pertain to tests for eye and skin irritation, and according to vegan charity PETA, they will 'will spare countless animals the agony of having substances dripped into their eyes and rubbed onto their skin'

April 3, 2019 2:21 PM

BAFTA Winning Vegan Film '73 Cows' Viewed 150,000 Times In 2 Days

The highly-anticipated short film, which tells the story of former cattle farmer Jay Wilde who gave his cows to a sanctuary to turn to vegetable farming, is now available to watch online

April 3, 2019 1:01 PM

Nestlé Launches Vegan Burger Saying 'Plant-Based Is Here To Stay'

According to the global food giant, the new patties 'don't compromise on flavor, texture and cooking experience'

April 3, 2019 11:05 AM

UK Supermarket Morrisons Launches Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

The coconut-based cheese sticks, which are coated in breadcrumbs, were created by the retailer after research revealed that cheese is the animal-product that vegans miss the most

April 3, 2019 10:42 AM

Vegan Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Wins Prestigious Prix Liberté

The outspoken environmental campaigner said she is 'grateful and honored' to have scooped the prize, and spoke about how much she admired her fellow nominees

April 2, 2019 1:26 PM

Pregnant Whale Washes Up In Italy: 49lb Of Plastic In Stomach With Dead Fetus

According to a marine non-profit organization, 'garbage bags, fishing nets, and other objects were found in the mammal's stomach

April 2, 2019 12:03 PM

'Plant-Based Valley' To Open In UK To Accelerate Vegan Businesses

Vegan businesswoman Heather Mills has major plans for the future of vegan production in the UK

April 2, 2019 11:32 AM

Bride Refuses To Cater For Vegan Wedding Guests: 'They Should Bring Food'

Her point of view sparked debate online, with people agreeing with her position, and others saying that if someone is important enough to invite, they should catered for

April 1, 2019 2:01 PM

Armed Police Attend Scene As Vegan Protestors Flood Jamie Oliver Restaurant

According to the police, the armed officers were not involved, and no firearms were drawn. No arrests were made

April 1, 2019 12:31 PM

Burger King To Launch 'Impossible Whopper' With Plant-Based Patty

The fast-food giant will release the sandwich this week in 59 Burger King outlets in St. Louis, Missouri, with the potential to roll out nationwide

April 1, 2019 11:13 AM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed Records Second TEDx Talk Of 2019

The prolific activist said this talk will be 'completely different' to the one he recorded in January, which is now available to watch online

April 1, 2019 10:43 AM

Butcher Of 15 Years Goes Vegan After Watching 'Earthlings'

He said he kept it a secret from his colleagues at first, as he 'was worried about them making jokes'. But eventually he ditched the job to work for a vegan meat company

March 29, 2019 5:46 PM

China To Launch Its First Mainstream Vegan Yogurt

The product, which has taken three years of research and development, will become available to consumers next month according to reports

March 29, 2019 3:48 PM

Art Show Drops Monkey Act After 20 Years Following Vegan Pressure

Campaigners from animal rights charity PETA urged the show ditch the capuchin performance to 'protect animals and audiences'

March 29, 2019 2:35 PM

Pizza Express Launches 'Long-Awaited' Vegan House Dressing In UK Stores

The pizza chain has been embracing the growing demand for vegan options in recent years, releasing a range of animal-free products both in its restaurants and in supermarkets

March 29, 2019 1:30 PM

Restaurant Launches Spaghetti Served In Bowls Made Of Vegan Cheese

The dish at Piatto in Cardiff Bay is of one many vegan options on the menu at the Italian eatery which was set up by 'Coronation Street' actor Luca Malacrino and his father Giovanni

March 29, 2019 12:39 PM

Vegan Rocker Bryan Adams Shows Off The 'Best Food On The Planet'

The outspoken animal advocate took to social media to share a picture of his avocado lunch - sprinkled with a very special spice

March 29, 2019 11:10 AM

Chef Waves Dead Animals In Vegan Activists' Faces During Protest

The animal rights campaigners, who were with grassroots organization DxE, had entered the restaurant in protest its inclusion of foie gras on the menu

March 28, 2019 5:46 PM

Oatly Recalling Batch Of Vegan 'Whole' Drink As It May Contain Metal

The potential issue affects a batch that was sold at Tesco and has a best before date of April 29, 2019. Oatly said the recall was a precaution and the risk is 'very small'

March 28, 2019 5:04 PM

Startup To Launch 'Clean Meat Pet Food' Early Next Year

The lab-cultured meat product, which was described as 'truly sustainable and humane' by its creators, was made without the use of Fetal Bovine Serum

March 28, 2019 1:13 PM

Pizza Express Expands Vegan Menu With New Starter And Main

The high street chain, which has been expanding its animal-free offerings in recent times, has now added two more dishes to its menu, both including houmous

March 28, 2019 10:41 AM

'I Am Vegan For Life' Says Moby As 'Confused Influencers' Leave Movement

The iconic musician has been a passionate advocate for animal rights for more than three decades - and he says he will never do anything that would contribute to the suffering of an animal

March 28, 2019 10:21 AM

Best Job Ever? £50,000 To Travel The World And Taste Vegan Food

A UK job listing for the role titled 'Director of Taste' says it is a 'unique and rewarding' job which has extensive perks - but that it is also very demanding

March 27, 2019 3:19 PM

IKEA Launches Vegan Strawberry Soft-Serve Ice-Cream In Europe

According to the Swedish furniture giant, the new treat, which will launch next month, is 'better for the planet

March 27, 2019 1:38 PM

'93% Of Flexitarians Won't Go Vegan Within 12 Months' Says YouGov Report

The organization's new white paper, titled Is the future of food flexitarian?, looks at how cooking habits and food attitudes differ between those who eat meat and those who don’t

March 27, 2019 11:19 AM

'We Can't Go On Eating Meat Like We Have' Says David Attenborough

The broadcaster, who was interviewed for the upcoming issue of Radio Times magazine said people need to be responsible when it comes to trying to keep the planet healthy

March 27, 2019 10:43 AM

Vegan Accuses Domino's Of 'Sabotage' Saying Cook Hid Meat On Pizza

The pizza chain has called the claim 'absolute nonsense' apologizing for what it describes as a 'genuine mistake'. The chain offered the customer a refund and free meal

March 26, 2019 5:54 PM

WATCH: Plant-Based Doctors Share What They Eat For Breakfast

From oatmeal to smoothies and tofu scramble - leading medical names reveal their food picks for the most important meal of the day

March 26, 2019 4:30 PM

International Vegan Film Festival Now Open For Submissions

The festival, which is in its second year, will showcase the best of the vegan film world. '73 Cows' - which went on to win a BAFTA - was the winner of the first festival

March 26, 2019 2:11 PM

Hawaii Takes Step Towards Becoming Cruelty-Free For Cosmetics

The state's Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act has passed the House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate for consideration

March 26, 2019 12:28 PM

US Milk Sales Plunge By $1.1 Billion: Veganism Cited As A Factor

More consumers are opting for plant-based milk; meaning non-dairy products are flying off shelves, as people start to turn away from traditional dairy

March 26, 2019 11:37 AM

Sainsbury's Expands Vegan Range With Pre-Prepared Jackfruit

The retail giant offers a wide range of foods that are suitable for those following a plant-based diet. Now it has added jackfruit - predicted to be a major food trend in 2019 - to its line-up

March 26, 2019 10:44 AM

Fast-Food Chain Red Robin Launches Plant-Based Impossible Burger Across US

The burger giant, which has 570 outlets across the States, already serves one veganizable burger. Now it has added the high-tech patty which is suitable for vegans if some tweaks are made to the order

March 25, 2019 2:19 PM

TV Star Tiffany Watson Launches Vegan Handbag Line

The former 'Made in Chelsea' celebrity launched her company threesixfive last year, selling a range of vegan leather-bound notebooks. Now she has expanded the line with a host of new accessories

March 25, 2019 1:54 PM

'Vegan Meat Sector Is Gaining Momentum' Says New Market Data

Information around consumer attitudes toward plant-based meat alternatives reveal significant interest and market opportunity in the meat-free sector - with some products more requested than others

March 25, 2019 1:16 PM

'Veganism Is Cruelty To Humans' Blasts Carnivore YouTuber

The meat-loving YouTuber told Plant Based News that he feels 'sorry for the babies dying' because of the misinformation around vegan diets - although his position flies in the face of nutritional science

March 25, 2019 12:02 PM

'Arrogance And Extreme Diets Are Common In Ex-Vegans' Says YouTuber

Health YouTuber Gojiman has made a video in response to the growing number of ex-vegans who have shared their news online - saying that these people tend to have a number of traits in common

March 25, 2019 10:30 AM

'Vegan Cooking Is Obviously The Future' Says Michelin Starred French Chef

Alexis Gauthier, who is the chef-patron of top eatery Gauthier Soho, used to sell kilos of foie gras in his restaurant. Now he has ditched animal products - and is convincing other chefs to do the same

March 22, 2019 2:56 PM

Vegan Marmite Peanut Butter Launching In The UK

The new spread, which is set to fiercely divide opinion, was created in response to customer demand

March 22, 2019 2:08 PM

Greggs Customers Overwhelmingly Prefer Vegan Sausage Roll, Says Poll

The popular high street bakery launched a poll on its Facebook page earlier, calling on respondents to pick their favorite option between its two famous pastry snacks

March 22, 2019 12:32 PM

Quorn Launches 'Ultimate Vegan Burger' In Major UK Supermarkets

The meat-free giant has been increasing its vegan offerings in recent times, with sausages, fishless fillets, and deli meat alternatives all hitting the shelves

March 22, 2019 11:39 AM

Heinz Beans Launches Vegan Pizza

The pizza was initially discontinued in the early 2000s. Now it has been brought back in a limited edition from Deliveroo - and this time there is a version free from animal products

March 22, 2019 10:31 AM

Shocking Campaign Uses Images Of Tortured Animals To Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The campaign was created by Sea Shepherd, which says it is committed to making sure the oceans don't become more full of plastic than fish - 'because if the oceans die, we die'

March 21, 2019 4:55 PM

New Eco-Friendly Vegan Sneakers Are Made From Pineapples

The kicks are made by Dutch footwear brand, Mercer Amsterdam, which says it is the first brand in the luxury sneaker segment to use innovative Piñatex® in its designs

March 21, 2019 1:44 PM

Lush Launches 'Zero Waste' Refillable Lipstick Case For Its Vegan Make-Up

The cruelty-free giant says the case, which is plastic-free and recyclable, has a 'vintage design'

March 21, 2019 12:54 PM

Vegans Buy Shares In Fashion Group - To Persuade It To Ditch Wool

Clothing giant boohoo recently U-turned on its decision to drop wool, following pressure from the wool industry. Now animal rights charity PETA will attend its annual general meeting to advocate for sheep

March 21, 2019 10:55 AM

McDonald's Acknowledges 'Rising Demand For Vegan Options' With New Launches

The global fast-food giant has launched a number of animal-free options in recent times. It says its customers are asking for more, and it's 'always open to suggestions'

March 20, 2019 6:03 PM

World's Biggest Vegan Fast Food Chain On Track To Open Over 200 Outlets

Copper Branch says it will hit the 50-store mark in April with 15 new restaurant openings in North America - with a further 150 to open by 2020

March 20, 2019 3:44 PM

Johnson & Johnson Ditches 'Forced Swim' Tests On Animals Following Vegan Pressure

The global giant says it will stop using the discredited 'swim tests' in the future, in its own laboratories, or outside ones

March 20, 2019 2:53 PM

Over 25% Of People Feed Their Companion Cats And Dogs A Vegan Diet, Says Poll

While most people agree that as omnivores, dogs can be very healthy on a well-planned vegan diet, there is more debate around cats, as they are natural carnivores

April 18, 2019 5:16 PM

Vegan Campaign Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Survivors

The donation was made by Million Dollar Vegan - the initiative which offered Pope France $1 million if he went vegan for Lent

April 18, 2019 4:07 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Tesco Confirms Its 75p Vegan Sausage Roll Launches Next Week

The news initially got out via a post on Accidentally Vegan UK. Now the supermarket giant has revealed more details about the highly anticipated snack

April 18, 2019 2:57 PM

Wagamama Launches Gaz Oakley's Vegan 'Egg' Dish Nationwide

The meal, which features BBQ glazed seitan, caramelized king oyster mushrooms, asparagus and other ingredients alongside the 'egg', was originally trialed in two stores

April 18, 2019 2:07 PM

'Breakthrough' Vegan Burger To Launch In Meat Aisle Of 2,000 Krogers Across US

The Don Lee Farms Organic Plant-Based Burger caused a stir when it launched in Costco - with 1 million of the patties selling within 60 days of its release

April 18, 2019 12:24 PM

Del Taco's Beyond Meat Vegan Tacos To Launch Next Week

The outlet is one of the latest fast-food eateries to expand its meat-free offering, as consumer demand for vegan and vegetarian food continues to grow

April 18, 2019 10:40 AM

North Sea Oil Rigs Urged To Go Vegan Ahead Of Earth Day

Animal rights charity PETA has written to Shell asking it to offset its environmental damage - by serving eco-friendly, animal-free meals to its workers

April 17, 2019 3:20 PM

Morrisons Launches Vegan 'Corndog-Style' Mini Hot Dogs

The supermarket chain has been expanding its vegan offering in recent times - launching its own affordable line of animal-free foods

April 17, 2019 1:55 PM

Illegal Fox Hunting Still Taking Place In Britain, Says Charity

The League Against Cruel Sports has said the scale of illegal hunt activity going on is 'shocking' - with reports of fox hills topping 40 over the last season

April 17, 2019 12:08 PM

Vegan Environment Activist Greta Thunberg Asks Pope To Tackle Climate Change

The prolific teenage campaigner is currently lobbying high profile figures in a bid to make politicians take action on the impending climate crisis

April 17, 2019 10:58 AM

Vegan Sub And Salad Launch At Subway Across The UK Today

The sandwich chain previously trialed the plant-based options - and has confirmed that they are now rolling out nationwide

April 16, 2019 5:39 PM

Vegan Politician Wins Seat In Australia’s NSW Parliament - Beating Pro-Farming Opponent

Emma Hurst has promised she won’t be 'some politician full of empty promises', saying she plans to do 'whatever it takes' to make changes for animals

April 16, 2019 4:39 PM

Vegan JUST Egg To Launch At US Chain Bareburger

The egg-alternative is available in a sandwich called 'The Wake-Up Call' featuring a Beyond Meat quarter pounder, American cheese, mayo, and 'vrioche' - as well as a tortilla

April 16, 2019 3:38 PM

Holland & Barrett Launches Own-Brand Vegan Ice-Cream

The company, which has 715 stores across the UK, says it wants to offer a vegan low-calorie option with its range which comes in three flavors - peanut butter, passionfruit, and salted caramel

April 16, 2019 12:09 PM

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Car - With Vegan Apple Leather Interior

The SUV, which will be available from 2021, was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this week

April 16, 2019 11:32 AM

Vegans Shocked To Find Beef Collagen In Marks & Spencer Fruit Drink

The 'Super Water Protein', which are flavored with fruit including orange and passionfruit, contain the beef to boost protein content, according to the store

April 16, 2019 10:56 AM

Linda McCartney's Launches New Vegan Sausages Made From Pea Protein

The new sausages are available from today from the freezer aisle of supermarket Tesco at a recommended retail price of £2.00

April 15, 2019 5:34 PM

Vegan Chain Veggie Grill To Expand To 50 Outlets Across US

The restaurant brand, which launched in 2006, was originally based in the west, with outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington among other cities. This year it is heading east, with plans to open in New York and Boston

April 15, 2019 4:13 PM

Major Australia Burger Chain Is Serving Only Vegan Burgers Today

The brand, which has 137 outlets across the country, is only serving vegan patties from Beyond Burger today - saying demand for plant-based food is 'very real'

April 15, 2019 3:48 PM

Undercover Investigation Shows Animals 'Beaten Bloody' In Egypt

Horses and camels are used to carry tourists on their backs and pull carriages in the hot sun in top tourist destinations including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara, and Luxor

April 15, 2019 2:08 PM

Tesco Launching Ready To Eat Vegan Sausage Roll In Its Bakery

The news, which was shared by Accidentally Vegan UK, comes from an unnamed source who shared an image from the retail giant's bakery team

April 15, 2019 11:29 AM

Dairy Farmer Admits Most Arguments Against Veganism Are 'Daft'

He said it's 'time for the farming community to get their head around veganism' as consumer tastes change and shoppers opt for more plant-based alternative products

April 15, 2019 10:00 AM

Canada Goose Reportedly Developing Faux Fur, Says Vegan Activist

The controversial coat company has been targeted by activists over its use of coyote fur and goose down in its coats - and blasted for its inhumane treatment of animals

April 12, 2019 3:55 PM

Vegan Chicken Caesar Salad Launched At Marks & Spencer

The high street store recently released its major Plant Kitchen line - and it keeps adding new products, saying the ones it has are 'flying off the shelves'

April 12, 2019 3:20 PM

Vegan Musician Morrissey Tells Canada Goose: 'Stop Killing Animals For Coats'

The singer is set to embark on a Canadian tour this Spring - he will be accompanied by campaigners from animal charity PETA collecting signatures on a petition

April 12, 2019 2:28 PM

Evanna Lynch, Heather Mills, And Robbie Lockie To Speak At Viva! Vegan Festival

The event, which will take place in Birmingham next month, will mark Viva!'s 25th anniversary as it celebrates all that veganism has to offer

April 12, 2019 1:05 PM

McDonald's Urged To Add Vegan Burger In US By New York Times Bestselling Author

Kathy Freston, who has written bestselling self-help and vegan books, launched a petition years ago - but it has just seen a surge of support following the launch of Burger King's Impossible Whopper

April 12, 2019 11:47 AM

Police Seize Calf From Vegan Family And Return Him To Farm - Condemning Him To Slaughter

According to police, the animal was removed from a farm. But activists say they were 'compelled to act' after seeing the seriously ill calf collapsed on the floor of a massive factory farm

April 12, 2019 10:59 AM

Texas Hunter Goes Vegan - And Hosts Plant-Based Dinner Parties For Hunters

Jack Castle, who hunted animals for decades as a fourth generation hunter, decided to stop killing animals - and speak up for them instead. He credits his wife for the huge change in his outlook

April 10, 2019 4:17 PM

US Vegan Meat Market To Reach $3 Billion by 2024, Says Report

The surge in plant-meat sales is commensurate with the growth of the vegan food sector - which topped $3.3 billion in 2018

April 10, 2019 3:30 PM

'30% Of British Meat Eaters Planning Meat-Free Easter Meal', Says Poll

More and more people are ditching animal products at meal times - but what impact will this have on the number of vegans?

April 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Fashion Giant Topshop Launches Vegan Shoe Line

The collection features 12 pairs of shoes in six different styles that come in two colors. They are made from animal-free fabrics and glue

April 10, 2019 11:51 AM

Farmers Furious As Pupils Encouraged To Eat Less Meat And Dairy

The initiative, which has been endorsed by the Irish Minister for Communications Climate Action and Environment, includes a resource pack which has been branded 'propaganda' by a farming organization

April 10, 2019 10:59 AM

Vegan Film 'Dominion' Viewed 55,000 Times In 48 Hours After Australian Protests

Animal rights campaigners across the country coordinated a series of actions aimed at raising awareness of animal suffering and asking people to watch the documentary - but politicians have responded angrily

April 9, 2019 4:16 PM

Vegan Pizzeria To Compete In World Pizza Championships For First Time

Purezza, which has outlets in London and Brighton, will be taking part in the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza this week in Parma, Italy

April 9, 2019 2:22 PM

Charity Urges People To Take Up Summer Vegan Pledge

UK-based animal protection agency Animal Aid, which is running its pledge for the second year running, will offer support and encouragement to those who take part

April 9, 2019 1:06 PM

Tofurky Raises $7 Million Investment As Vegan Meat Sales Skyrocket

The US plant-based brand says it is outpacing the growth of products in its own sector and will be using the investment to ramp up production

April 9, 2019 10:32 AM

Meghan Markle 'Wants To Raise Baby Vegan But Queen Says No' Say Reports

According to an unnamed 'royal insider', the Duchess of Sussex wants her child to eschew animal products. But reports say the move has created tension between her and her husband's grandmother

April 8, 2019 5:44 PM

Vegan Activists 'Bring Melbourne To Standstill' In Coordinated Nationwide Protest

Around 50 people have been arrested over the massive action, which has seen activists protest in cities and around slaughterhouses to mark the one-year anniversary of the release of animal rights documentary 'Dominion'

April 8, 2019 3:56 PM

EU Intention To Ban 'Meat' Names For Vegan Food Is 'Irrational And Damaging' Says Food Organization

Last week the European Parliament's agriculture committee approved a ban on naming meat-free foods after their traditional counterparts. If it's voted into effect, veggie burgers could be renamed 'discs'

April 8, 2019 1:07 PM

'Vegans Pay Up To 65% More For Restaurant Meals' Says New Report

Data from Caterer.com examines the dining habits of what it calls 'selective eaters' and just how much they're willing to spend

April 8, 2019 12:24 PM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed To Teach Class At Harvard University

The prolific animal rights advocate will also be speaking at a number of other leading American colleges including Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Yale, and Rutgers

April 8, 2019 10:53 AM

Dairy Exposé Reveals Abuse On Farm Supplying Nestlé

The footage documented by Compassion Over Killing (COK) exposes what the organization describes as 'senseless and violent abuse of mother cows and their defenseless calves'

April 5, 2019 6:17 PM

Billionaire Tycoon With Meat Industry Links Chairs TV Company Behind Anti-Vegan Documentary

Earlier this week, one of Australia's biggest TV stations released a program about vegan activism, featuring Joey Carbstrong - who has branded it 'ridiculous, biased garbage'

April 5, 2019 3:36 PM

Tesco To Sell Vegan Foods In Meat Aisle - To 'Promote Sustainability'

The major UK retailer wants people to make choices that are healthier for them and the planet, so it is encouraging them to 'enjoy a diet of eating more vegetables, less meat, and more plant-based alternatives'

April 5, 2019 1:29 PM

Vegan, Vegetarian, And Meat-Free Labels 'Reduce Food Sales', Says Study

Researchers say they have identified four kinds of language restaurants and the food industry should avoid, and three it should embrace, to 'accelerate the shift'.

April 5, 2019 12:02 PM

Iceland Launches Affordable Vegan Chocolate Melt Pudding

The frozen food specialist has hugely expanded its animal-free offering in recent years, with meat alternative products, pizza, and ready meals hitting its shelves

April 5, 2019 11:25 AM

Former Vegan Tim Shieff: 'The Next Step Is To Kill An Animal Myself'

The athlete, who recently revealed he has ditched his vegan diet following health issues, says killing an animal feels like 'the next stage'

April 4, 2019 5:49 PM

Vegan Cherry Bakewell Almond Butter Launches In UK

The palm-oil free spread, which is made by artisan nut butter brand Pip & Nut, will first launch in Ocado early next week

April 4, 2019 1:19 PM

Vegan Protestors To Urge London Restaurant To Ban Foie Gras

Animal advocates - including a giant 3.5-meter tall duck - will protest outside the restaurant at the weekend, as part of a larger nationwide campaign calling on the UK Government to ban imports of the product

April 4, 2019 12:00 PM

'Major Progress' As China Greenlights 2 Non-Animal Methods For Some Cosmetic Testing

The new methods pertain to tests for eye and skin irritation, and according to vegan charity PETA, they will 'will spare countless animals the agony of having substances dripped into their eyes and rubbed onto their skin'

April 3, 2019 2:21 PM

BAFTA Winning Vegan Film '73 Cows' Viewed 150,000 Times In 2 Days

The highly-anticipated short film, which tells the story of former cattle farmer Jay Wilde who gave his cows to a sanctuary to turn to vegetable farming, is now available to watch online

April 3, 2019 1:01 PM

Nestlé Launches Vegan Burger Saying 'Plant-Based Is Here To Stay'

According to the global food giant, the new patties 'don't compromise on flavor, texture and cooking experience'

April 3, 2019 11:05 AM

UK Supermarket Morrisons Launches Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

The coconut-based cheese sticks, which are coated in breadcrumbs, were created by the retailer after research revealed that cheese is the animal-product that vegans miss the most

April 3, 2019 10:42 AM

Vegan Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Wins Prestigious Prix Liberté

The outspoken environmental campaigner said she is 'grateful and honored' to have scooped the prize, and spoke about how much she admired her fellow nominees

April 2, 2019 1:26 PM

Pregnant Whale Washes Up In Italy: 49lb Of Plastic In Stomach With Dead Fetus

According to a marine non-profit organization, 'garbage bags, fishing nets, and other objects were found in the mammal's stomach

April 2, 2019 12:03 PM

'Plant-Based Valley' To Open In UK To Accelerate Vegan Businesses

Vegan businesswoman Heather Mills has major plans for the future of vegan production in the UK

April 2, 2019 11:32 AM

Bride Refuses To Cater For Vegan Wedding Guests: 'They Should Bring Food'

Her point of view sparked debate online, with people agreeing with her position, and others saying that if someone is important enough to invite, they should catered for

April 1, 2019 2:01 PM

Armed Police Attend Scene As Vegan Protestors Flood Jamie Oliver Restaurant

According to the police, the armed officers were not involved, and no firearms were drawn. No arrests were made

April 1, 2019 12:31 PM

Burger King To Launch 'Impossible Whopper' With Plant-Based Patty

The fast-food giant will release the sandwich this week in 59 Burger King outlets in St. Louis, Missouri, with the potential to roll out nationwide

April 1, 2019 11:13 AM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed Records Second TEDx Talk Of 2019

The prolific activist said this talk will be 'completely different' to the one he recorded in January, which is now available to watch online

April 1, 2019 10:43 AM

Butcher Of 15 Years Goes Vegan After Watching 'Earthlings'

He said he kept it a secret from his colleagues at first, as he 'was worried about them making jokes'. But eventually he ditched the job to work for a vegan meat company

March 29, 2019 5:46 PM

China To Launch Its First Mainstream Vegan Yogurt

The product, which has taken three years of research and development, will become available to consumers next month according to reports

March 29, 2019 3:48 PM

Art Show Drops Monkey Act After 20 Years Following Vegan Pressure

Campaigners from animal rights charity PETA urged the show ditch the capuchin performance to 'protect animals and audiences'

March 29, 2019 2:35 PM

Pizza Express Launches 'Long-Awaited' Vegan House Dressing In UK Stores

The pizza chain has been embracing the growing demand for vegan options in recent years, releasing a range of animal-free products both in its restaurants and in supermarkets

March 29, 2019 1:30 PM

Restaurant Launches Spaghetti Served In Bowls Made Of Vegan Cheese

The dish at Piatto in Cardiff Bay is of one many vegan options on the menu at the Italian eatery which was set up by 'Coronation Street' actor Luca Malacrino and his father Giovanni

March 29, 2019 12:39 PM

Vegan Rocker Bryan Adams Shows Off The 'Best Food On The Planet'

The outspoken animal advocate took to social media to share a picture of his avocado lunch - sprinkled with a very special spice

March 29, 2019 11:10 AM

Chef Waves Dead Animals In Vegan Activists' Faces During Protest

The animal rights campaigners, who were with grassroots organization DxE, had entered the restaurant in protest its inclusion of foie gras on the menu

March 28, 2019 5:46 PM

Oatly Recalling Batch Of Vegan 'Whole' Drink As It May Contain Metal

The potential issue affects a batch that was sold at Tesco and has a best before date of April 29, 2019. Oatly said the recall was a precaution and the risk is 'very small'

March 28, 2019 5:04 PM

Startup To Launch 'Clean Meat Pet Food' Early Next Year

The lab-cultured meat product, which was described as 'truly sustainable and humane' by its creators, was made without the use of Fetal Bovine Serum

March 28, 2019 1:13 PM

Pizza Express Expands Vegan Menu With New Starter And Main

The high street chain, which has been expanding its animal-free offerings in recent times, has now added two more dishes to its menu, both including houmous

March 28, 2019 10:41 AM

'I Am Vegan For Life' Says Moby As 'Confused Influencers' Leave Movement

The iconic musician has been a passionate advocate for animal rights for more than three decades - and he says he will never do anything that would contribute to the suffering of an animal

March 28, 2019 10:21 AM

Best Job Ever? £50,000 To Travel The World And Taste Vegan Food

A UK job listing for the role titled 'Director of Taste' says it is a 'unique and rewarding' job which has extensive perks - but that it is also very demanding

March 27, 2019 3:19 PM

IKEA Launches Vegan Strawberry Soft-Serve Ice-Cream In Europe

According to the Swedish furniture giant, the new treat, which will launch next month, is 'better for the planet

March 27, 2019 1:38 PM

'93% Of Flexitarians Won't Go Vegan Within 12 Months' Says YouGov Report

The organization's new white paper, titled Is the future of food flexitarian?, looks at how cooking habits and food attitudes differ between those who eat meat and those who don’t

March 27, 2019 11:19 AM

'We Can't Go On Eating Meat Like We Have' Says David Attenborough

The broadcaster, who was interviewed for the upcoming issue of Radio Times magazine said people need to be responsible when it comes to trying to keep the planet healthy

March 27, 2019 10:43 AM

Vegan Accuses Domino's Of 'Sabotage' Saying Cook Hid Meat On Pizza

The pizza chain has called the claim 'absolute nonsense' apologizing for what it describes as a 'genuine mistake'. The chain offered the customer a refund and free meal

March 26, 2019 5:54 PM

WATCH: Plant-Based Doctors Share What They Eat For Breakfast

From oatmeal to smoothies and tofu scramble - leading medical names reveal their food picks for the most important meal of the day

March 26, 2019 4:30 PM

International Vegan Film Festival Now Open For Submissions

The festival, which is in its second year, will showcase the best of the vegan film world. '73 Cows' - which went on to win a BAFTA - was the winner of the first festival

March 26, 2019 2:11 PM

Hawaii Takes Step Towards Becoming Cruelty-Free For Cosmetics

The state's Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act has passed the House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate for consideration

March 26, 2019 12:28 PM

US Milk Sales Plunge By $1.1 Billion: Veganism Cited As A Factor

More consumers are opting for plant-based milk; meaning non-dairy products are flying off shelves, as people start to turn away from traditional dairy

March 26, 2019 11:37 AM

Sainsbury's Expands Vegan Range With Pre-Prepared Jackfruit

The retail giant offers a wide range of foods that are suitable for those following a plant-based diet. Now it has added jackfruit - predicted to be a major food trend in 2019 - to its line-up

March 26, 2019 10:44 AM

Fast-Food Chain Red Robin Launches Plant-Based Impossible Burger Across US

The burger giant, which has 570 outlets across the States, already serves one veganizable burger. Now it has added the high-tech patty which is suitable for vegans if some tweaks are made to the order

March 25, 2019 2:19 PM

TV Star Tiffany Watson Launches Vegan Handbag Line

The former 'Made in Chelsea' celebrity launched her company threesixfive last year, selling a range of vegan leather-bound notebooks. Now she has expanded the line with a host of new accessories

March 25, 2019 1:54 PM

'Vegan Meat Sector Is Gaining Momentum' Says New Market Data

Information around consumer attitudes toward plant-based meat alternatives reveal significant interest and market opportunity in the meat-free sector - with some products more requested than others

March 25, 2019 1:16 PM

'Veganism Is Cruelty To Humans' Blasts Carnivore YouTuber

The meat-loving YouTuber told Plant Based News that he feels 'sorry for the babies dying' because of the misinformation around vegan diets - although his position flies in the face of nutritional science

March 25, 2019 12:02 PM

'Arrogance And Extreme Diets Are Common In Ex-Vegans' Says YouTuber

Health YouTuber Gojiman has made a video in response to the growing number of ex-vegans who have shared their news online - saying that these people tend to have a number of traits in common

March 25, 2019 10:30 AM

'Vegan Cooking Is Obviously The Future' Says Michelin Starred French Chef

Alexis Gauthier, who is the chef-patron of top eatery Gauthier Soho, used to sell kilos of foie gras in his restaurant. Now he has ditched animal products - and is convincing other chefs to do the same

March 22, 2019 2:56 PM

Vegan Marmite Peanut Butter Launching In The UK

The new spread, which is set to fiercely divide opinion, was created in response to customer demand

March 22, 2019 2:08 PM

Greggs Customers Overwhelmingly Prefer Vegan Sausage Roll, Says Poll

The popular high street bakery launched a poll on its Facebook page earlier, calling on respondents to pick their favorite option between its two famous pastry snacks

March 22, 2019 12:32 PM

Quorn Launches 'Ultimate Vegan Burger' In Major UK Supermarkets

The meat-free giant has been increasing its vegan offerings in recent times, with sausages, fishless fillets, and deli meat alternatives all hitting the shelves

March 22, 2019 11:39 AM

Heinz Beans Launches Vegan Pizza

The pizza was initially discontinued in the early 2000s. Now it has been brought back in a limited edition from Deliveroo - and this time there is a version free from animal products

March 22, 2019 10:31 AM

Shocking Campaign Uses Images Of Tortured Animals To Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The campaign was created by Sea Shepherd, which says it is committed to making sure the oceans don't become more full of plastic than fish - 'because if the oceans die, we die'

March 21, 2019 4:55 PM

New Eco-Friendly Vegan Sneakers Are Made From Pineapples

The kicks are made by Dutch footwear brand, Mercer Amsterdam, which says it is the first brand in the luxury sneaker segment to use innovative Piñatex® in its designs

March 21, 2019 1:44 PM

Lush Launches 'Zero Waste' Refillable Lipstick Case For Its Vegan Make-Up

The cruelty-free giant says the case, which is plastic-free and recyclable, has a 'vintage design'

March 21, 2019 12:54 PM

Vegans Buy Shares In Fashion Group - To Persuade It To Ditch Wool

Clothing giant boohoo recently U-turned on its decision to drop wool, following pressure from the wool industry. Now animal rights charity PETA will attend its annual general meeting to advocate for sheep

March 21, 2019 10:55 AM

McDonald's Acknowledges 'Rising Demand For Vegan Options' With New Launches

The global fast-food giant has launched a number of animal-free options in recent times. It says its customers are asking for more, and it's 'always open to suggestions'

March 20, 2019 6:03 PM

World's Biggest Vegan Fast Food Chain On Track To Open Over 200 Outlets

Copper Branch says it will hit the 50-store mark in April with 15 new restaurant openings in North America - with a further 150 to open by 2020

March 20, 2019 3:44 PM

Johnson & Johnson Ditches 'Forced Swim' Tests On Animals Following Vegan Pressure

The global giant says it will stop using the discredited 'swim tests' in the future, in its own laboratories, or outside ones

March 20, 2019 2:53 PM

Over 25% Of People Feed Their Companion Cats And Dogs A Vegan Diet, Says Poll

While most people agree that as omnivores, dogs can be very healthy on a well-planned vegan diet, there is more debate around cats, as they are natural carnivores

April 18, 2019 5:16 PM

Vegan Campaign Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Survivors

The donation was made by Million Dollar Vegan - the initiative which offered Pope France $1 million if he went vegan for Lent

April 18, 2019 4:07 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Tesco Confirms Its 75p Vegan Sausage Roll Launches Next Week

The news initially got out via a post on Accidentally Vegan UK. Now the supermarket giant has revealed more details about the highly anticipated snack

April 18, 2019 2:57 PM

Wagamama Launches Gaz Oakley's Vegan 'Egg' Dish Nationwide

The meal, which features BBQ glazed seitan, caramelized king oyster mushrooms, asparagus and other ingredients alongside the 'egg', was originally trialed in two stores

April 18, 2019 2:07 PM

'Breakthrough' Vegan Burger To Launch In Meat Aisle Of 2,000 Krogers Across US

The Don Lee Farms Organic Plant-Based Burger caused a stir when it launched in Costco - with 1 million of the patties selling within 60 days of its release

April 18, 2019 12:24 PM

Del Taco's Beyond Meat Vegan Tacos To Launch Next Week

The outlet is one of the latest fast-food eateries to expand its meat-free offering, as consumer demand for vegan and vegetarian food continues to grow

April 18, 2019 10:40 AM

North Sea Oil Rigs Urged To Go Vegan Ahead Of Earth Day

Animal rights charity PETA has written to Shell asking it to offset its environmental damage - by serving eco-friendly, animal-free meals to its workers

April 17, 2019 3:20 PM

Morrisons Launches Vegan 'Corndog-Style' Mini Hot Dogs

The supermarket chain has been expanding its vegan offering in recent times - launching its own affordable line of animal-free foods

April 17, 2019 1:55 PM

Illegal Fox Hunting Still Taking Place In Britain, Says Charity

The League Against Cruel Sports has said the scale of illegal hunt activity going on is 'shocking' - with reports of fox hills topping 40 over the last season

April 17, 2019 12:08 PM

Vegan Environment Activist Greta Thunberg Asks Pope To Tackle Climate Change

The prolific teenage campaigner is currently lobbying high profile figures in a bid to make politicians take action on the impending climate crisis

April 17, 2019 10:58 AM

Vegan Sub And Salad Launch At Subway Across The UK Today

The sandwich chain previously trialed the plant-based options - and has confirmed that they are now rolling out nationwide

April 16, 2019 5:39 PM

Vegan Politician Wins Seat In Australia’s NSW Parliament - Beating Pro-Farming Opponent

Emma Hurst has promised she won’t be 'some politician full of empty promises', saying she plans to do 'whatever it takes' to make changes for animals

April 16, 2019 4:39 PM

Vegan JUST Egg To Launch At US Chain Bareburger

The egg-alternative is available in a sandwich called 'The Wake-Up Call' featuring a Beyond Meat quarter pounder, American cheese, mayo, and 'vrioche' - as well as a tortilla

April 16, 2019 3:38 PM

Holland & Barrett Launches Own-Brand Vegan Ice-Cream

The company, which has 715 stores across the UK, says it wants to offer a vegan low-calorie option with its range which comes in three flavors - peanut butter, passionfruit, and salted caramel

April 16, 2019 12:09 PM

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Car - With Vegan Apple Leather Interior

The SUV, which will be available from 2021, was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this week

April 16, 2019 11:32 AM

Vegans Shocked To Find Beef Collagen In Marks & Spencer Fruit Drink

The 'Super Water Protein', which are flavored with fruit including orange and passionfruit, contain the beef to boost protein content, according to the store

April 16, 2019 10:56 AM

Linda McCartney's Launches New Vegan Sausages Made From Pea Protein

The new sausages are available from today from the freezer aisle of supermarket Tesco at a recommended retail price of £2.00

April 15, 2019 5:34 PM

Vegan Chain Veggie Grill To Expand To 50 Outlets Across US

The restaurant brand, which launched in 2006, was originally based in the west, with outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington among other cities. This year it is heading east, with plans to open in New York and Boston

April 15, 2019 4:13 PM

Major Australia Burger Chain Is Serving Only Vegan Burgers Today

The brand, which has 137 outlets across the country, is only serving vegan patties from Beyond Burger today - saying demand for plant-based food is 'very real'

April 15, 2019 3:48 PM

Undercover Investigation Shows Animals 'Beaten Bloody' In Egypt

Horses and camels are used to carry tourists on their backs and pull carriages in the hot sun in top tourist destinations including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara, and Luxor

April 15, 2019 2:08 PM

Tesco Launching Ready To Eat Vegan Sausage Roll In Its Bakery

The news, which was shared by Accidentally Vegan UK, comes from an unnamed source who shared an image from the retail giant's bakery team

April 15, 2019 11:29 AM

Dairy Farmer Admits Most Arguments Against Veganism Are 'Daft'

He said it's 'time for the farming community to get their head around veganism' as consumer tastes change and shoppers opt for more plant-based alternative products

April 15, 2019 10:00 AM

Canada Goose Reportedly Developing Faux Fur, Says Vegan Activist

The controversial coat company has been targeted by activists over its use of coyote fur and goose down in its coats - and blasted for its inhumane treatment of animals

April 12, 2019 3:55 PM

Vegan Chicken Caesar Salad Launched At Marks & Spencer

The high street store recently released its major Plant Kitchen line - and it keeps adding new products, saying the ones it has are 'flying off the shelves'

April 12, 2019 3:20 PM

Vegan Musician Morrissey Tells Canada Goose: 'Stop Killing Animals For Coats'

The singer is set to embark on a Canadian tour this Spring - he will be accompanied by campaigners from animal charity PETA collecting signatures on a petition

April 12, 2019 2:28 PM

Evanna Lynch, Heather Mills, And Robbie Lockie To Speak At Viva! Vegan Festival

The event, which will take place in Birmingham next month, will mark Viva!'s 25th anniversary as it celebrates all that veganism has to offer

April 12, 2019 1:05 PM

McDonald's Urged To Add Vegan Burger In US By New York Times Bestselling Author

Kathy Freston, who has written bestselling self-help and vegan books, launched a petition years ago - but it has just seen a surge of support following the launch of Burger King's Impossible Whopper

April 12, 2019 11:47 AM

Police Seize Calf From Vegan Family And Return Him To Farm - Condemning Him To Slaughter

According to police, the animal was removed from a farm. But activists say they were 'compelled to act' after seeing the seriously ill calf collapsed on the floor of a massive factory farm

April 12, 2019 10:59 AM

Texas Hunter Goes Vegan - And Hosts Plant-Based Dinner Parties For Hunters

Jack Castle, who hunted animals for decades as a fourth generation hunter, decided to stop killing animals - and speak up for them instead. He credits his wife for the huge change in his outlook

April 10, 2019 4:17 PM

US Vegan Meat Market To Reach $3 Billion by 2024, Says Report

The surge in plant-meat sales is commensurate with the growth of the vegan food sector - which topped $3.3 billion in 2018

April 10, 2019 3:30 PM

'30% Of British Meat Eaters Planning Meat-Free Easter Meal', Says Poll

More and more people are ditching animal products at meal times - but what impact will this have on the number of vegans?

April 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Fashion Giant Topshop Launches Vegan Shoe Line

The collection features 12 pairs of shoes in six different styles that come in two colors. They are made from animal-free fabrics and glue

April 10, 2019 11:51 AM

Farmers Furious As Pupils Encouraged To Eat Less Meat And Dairy

The initiative, which has been endorsed by the Irish Minister for Communications Climate Action and Environment, includes a resource pack which has been branded 'propaganda' by a farming organization

April 10, 2019 10:59 AM

Vegan Film 'Dominion' Viewed 55,000 Times In 48 Hours After Australian Protests

Animal rights campaigners across the country coordinated a series of actions aimed at raising awareness of animal suffering and asking people to watch the documentary - but politicians have responded angrily

April 9, 2019 4:16 PM

Vegan Pizzeria To Compete In World Pizza Championships For First Time

Purezza, which has outlets in London and Brighton, will be taking part in the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza this week in Parma, Italy

April 9, 2019 2:22 PM

Charity Urges People To Take Up Summer Vegan Pledge

UK-based animal protection agency Animal Aid, which is running its pledge for the second year running, will offer support and encouragement to those who take part

April 9, 2019 1:06 PM

Tofurky Raises $7 Million Investment As Vegan Meat Sales Skyrocket

The US plant-based brand says it is outpacing the growth of products in its own sector and will be using the investment to ramp up production

April 9, 2019 10:32 AM

Meghan Markle 'Wants To Raise Baby Vegan But Queen Says No' Say Reports

According to an unnamed 'royal insider', the Duchess of Sussex wants her child to eschew animal products. But reports say the move has created tension between her and her husband's grandmother

April 8, 2019 5:44 PM

Vegan Activists 'Bring Melbourne To Standstill' In Coordinated Nationwide Protest

Around 50 people have been arrested over the massive action, which has seen activists protest in cities and around slaughterhouses to mark the one-year anniversary of the release of animal rights documentary 'Dominion'

April 8, 2019 3:56 PM

EU Intention To Ban 'Meat' Names For Vegan Food Is 'Irrational And Damaging' Says Food Organization

Last week the European Parliament's agriculture committee approved a ban on naming meat-free foods after their traditional counterparts. If it's voted into effect, veggie burgers could be renamed 'discs'

April 8, 2019 1:07 PM

'Vegans Pay Up To 65% More For Restaurant Meals' Says New Report

Data from Caterer.com examines the dining habits of what it calls 'selective eaters' and just how much they're willing to spend

April 8, 2019 12:24 PM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed To Teach Class At Harvard University

The prolific animal rights advocate will also be speaking at a number of other leading American colleges including Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Yale, and Rutgers

April 8, 2019 10:53 AM

Dairy Exposé Reveals Abuse On Farm Supplying Nestlé

The footage documented by Compassion Over Killing (COK) exposes what the organization describes as 'senseless and violent abuse of mother cows and their defenseless calves'

April 5, 2019 6:17 PM

Billionaire Tycoon With Meat Industry Links Chairs TV Company Behind Anti-Vegan Documentary

Earlier this week, one of Australia's biggest TV stations released a program about vegan activism, featuring Joey Carbstrong - who has branded it 'ridiculous, biased garbage'

April 5, 2019 3:36 PM

Tesco To Sell Vegan Foods In Meat Aisle - To 'Promote Sustainability'

The major UK retailer wants people to make choices that are healthier for them and the planet, so it is encouraging them to 'enjoy a diet of eating more vegetables, less meat, and more plant-based alternatives'

April 5, 2019 1:29 PM

Vegan, Vegetarian, And Meat-Free Labels 'Reduce Food Sales', Says Study

Researchers say they have identified four kinds of language restaurants and the food industry should avoid, and three it should embrace, to 'accelerate the shift'.

April 5, 2019 12:02 PM

Iceland Launches Affordable Vegan Chocolate Melt Pudding

The frozen food specialist has hugely expanded its animal-free offering in recent years, with meat alternative products, pizza, and ready meals hitting its shelves

April 5, 2019 11:25 AM

Former Vegan Tim Shieff: 'The Next Step Is To Kill An Animal Myself'

The athlete, who recently revealed he has ditched his vegan diet following health issues, says killing an animal feels like 'the next stage'

April 4, 2019 5:49 PM

Vegan Cherry Bakewell Almond Butter Launches In UK

The palm-oil free spread, which is made by artisan nut butter brand Pip & Nut, will first launch in Ocado early next week

April 4, 2019 1:19 PM

Vegan Protestors To Urge London Restaurant To Ban Foie Gras

Animal advocates - including a giant 3.5-meter tall duck - will protest outside the restaurant at the weekend, as part of a larger nationwide campaign calling on the UK Government to ban imports of the product

April 4, 2019 12:00 PM

'Major Progress' As China Greenlights 2 Non-Animal Methods For Some Cosmetic Testing

The new methods pertain to tests for eye and skin irritation, and according to vegan charity PETA, they will 'will spare countless animals the agony of having substances dripped into their eyes and rubbed onto their skin'

April 3, 2019 2:21 PM

BAFTA Winning Vegan Film '73 Cows' Viewed 150,000 Times In 2 Days

The highly-anticipated short film, which tells the story of former cattle farmer Jay Wilde who gave his cows to a sanctuary to turn to vegetable farming, is now available to watch online

April 3, 2019 1:01 PM

Nestlé Launches Vegan Burger Saying 'Plant-Based Is Here To Stay'

According to the global food giant, the new patties 'don't compromise on flavor, texture and cooking experience'

April 3, 2019 11:05 AM

UK Supermarket Morrisons Launches Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

The coconut-based cheese sticks, which are coated in breadcrumbs, were created by the retailer after research revealed that cheese is the animal-product that vegans miss the most

April 3, 2019 10:42 AM

Vegan Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Wins Prestigious Prix Liberté

The outspoken environmental campaigner said she is 'grateful and honored' to have scooped the prize, and spoke about how much she admired her fellow nominees

April 2, 2019 1:26 PM

Pregnant Whale Washes Up In Italy: 49lb Of Plastic In Stomach With Dead Fetus

According to a marine non-profit organization, 'garbage bags, fishing nets, and other objects were found in the mammal's stomach

April 2, 2019 12:03 PM

'Plant-Based Valley' To Open In UK To Accelerate Vegan Businesses

Vegan businesswoman Heather Mills has major plans for the future of vegan production in the UK

April 2, 2019 11:32 AM

Bride Refuses To Cater For Vegan Wedding Guests: 'They Should Bring Food'

Her point of view sparked debate online, with people agreeing with her position, and others saying that if someone is important enough to invite, they should catered for

April 1, 2019 2:01 PM

Armed Police Attend Scene As Vegan Protestors Flood Jamie Oliver Restaurant

According to the police, the armed officers were not involved, and no firearms were drawn. No arrests were made

April 1, 2019 12:31 PM

Burger King To Launch 'Impossible Whopper' With Plant-Based Patty

The fast-food giant will release the sandwich this week in 59 Burger King outlets in St. Louis, Missouri, with the potential to roll out nationwide

April 1, 2019 11:13 AM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed Records Second TEDx Talk Of 2019

The prolific activist said this talk will be 'completely different' to the one he recorded in January, which is now available to watch online

April 1, 2019 10:43 AM

Butcher Of 15 Years Goes Vegan After Watching 'Earthlings'

He said he kept it a secret from his colleagues at first, as he 'was worried about them making jokes'. But eventually he ditched the job to work for a vegan meat company

March 29, 2019 5:46 PM

China To Launch Its First Mainstream Vegan Yogurt

The product, which has taken three years of research and development, will become available to consumers next month according to reports

March 29, 2019 3:48 PM

Art Show Drops Monkey Act After 20 Years Following Vegan Pressure

Campaigners from animal rights charity PETA urged the show ditch the capuchin performance to 'protect animals and audiences'

March 29, 2019 2:35 PM

Pizza Express Launches 'Long-Awaited' Vegan House Dressing In UK Stores

The pizza chain has been embracing the growing demand for vegan options in recent years, releasing a range of animal-free products both in its restaurants and in supermarkets

March 29, 2019 1:30 PM

Restaurant Launches Spaghetti Served In Bowls Made Of Vegan Cheese

The dish at Piatto in Cardiff Bay is of one many vegan options on the menu at the Italian eatery which was set up by 'Coronation Street' actor Luca Malacrino and his father Giovanni

March 29, 2019 12:39 PM

Vegan Rocker Bryan Adams Shows Off The 'Best Food On The Planet'

The outspoken animal advocate took to social media to share a picture of his avocado lunch - sprinkled with a very special spice

March 29, 2019 11:10 AM

Chef Waves Dead Animals In Vegan Activists' Faces During Protest

The animal rights campaigners, who were with grassroots organization DxE, had entered the restaurant in protest its inclusion of foie gras on the menu

March 28, 2019 5:46 PM

Oatly Recalling Batch Of Vegan 'Whole' Drink As It May Contain Metal

The potential issue affects a batch that was sold at Tesco and has a best before date of April 29, 2019. Oatly said the recall was a precaution and the risk is 'very small'

March 28, 2019 5:04 PM

Startup To Launch 'Clean Meat Pet Food' Early Next Year

The lab-cultured meat product, which was described as 'truly sustainable and humane' by its creators, was made without the use of Fetal Bovine Serum

March 28, 2019 1:13 PM

Pizza Express Expands Vegan Menu With New Starter And Main

The high street chain, which has been expanding its animal-free offerings in recent times, has now added two more dishes to its menu, both including houmous

March 28, 2019 10:41 AM

'I Am Vegan For Life' Says Moby As 'Confused Influencers' Leave Movement

The iconic musician has been a passionate advocate for animal rights for more than three decades - and he says he will never do anything that would contribute to the suffering of an animal

March 28, 2019 10:21 AM

Best Job Ever? £50,000 To Travel The World And Taste Vegan Food

A UK job listing for the role titled 'Director of Taste' says it is a 'unique and rewarding' job which has extensive perks - but that it is also very demanding

March 27, 2019 3:19 PM

IKEA Launches Vegan Strawberry Soft-Serve Ice-Cream In Europe

According to the Swedish furniture giant, the new treat, which will launch next month, is 'better for the planet

March 27, 2019 1:38 PM

'93% Of Flexitarians Won't Go Vegan Within 12 Months' Says YouGov Report

The organization's new white paper, titled Is the future of food flexitarian?, looks at how cooking habits and food attitudes differ between those who eat meat and those who don’t

March 27, 2019 11:19 AM

'We Can't Go On Eating Meat Like We Have' Says David Attenborough

The broadcaster, who was interviewed for the upcoming issue of Radio Times magazine said people need to be responsible when it comes to trying to keep the planet healthy

March 27, 2019 10:43 AM

Vegan Accuses Domino's Of 'Sabotage' Saying Cook Hid Meat On Pizza

The pizza chain has called the claim 'absolute nonsense' apologizing for what it describes as a 'genuine mistake'. The chain offered the customer a refund and free meal

March 26, 2019 5:54 PM

WATCH: Plant-Based Doctors Share What They Eat For Breakfast

From oatmeal to smoothies and tofu scramble - leading medical names reveal their food picks for the most important meal of the day

March 26, 2019 4:30 PM

International Vegan Film Festival Now Open For Submissions

The festival, which is in its second year, will showcase the best of the vegan film world. '73 Cows' - which went on to win a BAFTA - was the winner of the first festival

March 26, 2019 2:11 PM

Hawaii Takes Step Towards Becoming Cruelty-Free For Cosmetics

The state's Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act has passed the House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate for consideration

March 26, 2019 12:28 PM

US Milk Sales Plunge By $1.1 Billion: Veganism Cited As A Factor

More consumers are opting for plant-based milk; meaning non-dairy products are flying off shelves, as people start to turn away from traditional dairy

March 26, 2019 11:37 AM

Sainsbury's Expands Vegan Range With Pre-Prepared Jackfruit

The retail giant offers a wide range of foods that are suitable for those following a plant-based diet. Now it has added jackfruit - predicted to be a major food trend in 2019 - to its line-up

March 26, 2019 10:44 AM

Fast-Food Chain Red Robin Launches Plant-Based Impossible Burger Across US

The burger giant, which has 570 outlets across the States, already serves one veganizable burger. Now it has added the high-tech patty which is suitable for vegans if some tweaks are made to the order

March 25, 2019 2:19 PM

TV Star Tiffany Watson Launches Vegan Handbag Line

The former 'Made in Chelsea' celebrity launched her company threesixfive last year, selling a range of vegan leather-bound notebooks. Now she has expanded the line with a host of new accessories

March 25, 2019 1:54 PM

'Vegan Meat Sector Is Gaining Momentum' Says New Market Data

Information around consumer attitudes toward plant-based meat alternatives reveal significant interest and market opportunity in the meat-free sector - with some products more requested than others

March 25, 2019 1:16 PM

'Veganism Is Cruelty To Humans' Blasts Carnivore YouTuber

The meat-loving YouTuber told Plant Based News that he feels 'sorry for the babies dying' because of the misinformation around vegan diets - although his position flies in the face of nutritional science

March 25, 2019 12:02 PM

'Arrogance And Extreme Diets Are Common In Ex-Vegans' Says YouTuber

Health YouTuber Gojiman has made a video in response to the growing number of ex-vegans who have shared their news online - saying that these people tend to have a number of traits in common

March 25, 2019 10:30 AM

'Vegan Cooking Is Obviously The Future' Says Michelin Starred French Chef

Alexis Gauthier, who is the chef-patron of top eatery Gauthier Soho, used to sell kilos of foie gras in his restaurant. Now he has ditched animal products - and is convincing other chefs to do the same

March 22, 2019 2:56 PM

Vegan Marmite Peanut Butter Launching In The UK

The new spread, which is set to fiercely divide opinion, was created in response to customer demand

March 22, 2019 2:08 PM

Greggs Customers Overwhelmingly Prefer Vegan Sausage Roll, Says Poll

The popular high street bakery launched a poll on its Facebook page earlier, calling on respondents to pick their favorite option between its two famous pastry snacks

March 22, 2019 12:32 PM

Quorn Launches 'Ultimate Vegan Burger' In Major UK Supermarkets

The meat-free giant has been increasing its vegan offerings in recent times, with sausages, fishless fillets, and deli meat alternatives all hitting the shelves

March 22, 2019 11:39 AM

Heinz Beans Launches Vegan Pizza

The pizza was initially discontinued in the early 2000s. Now it has been brought back in a limited edition from Deliveroo - and this time there is a version free from animal products

March 22, 2019 10:31 AM

Shocking Campaign Uses Images Of Tortured Animals To Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The campaign was created by Sea Shepherd, which says it is committed to making sure the oceans don't become more full of plastic than fish - 'because if the oceans die, we die'

March 21, 2019 4:55 PM

New Eco-Friendly Vegan Sneakers Are Made From Pineapples

The kicks are made by Dutch footwear brand, Mercer Amsterdam, which says it is the first brand in the luxury sneaker segment to use innovative Piñatex® in its designs

March 21, 2019 1:44 PM

Lush Launches 'Zero Waste' Refillable Lipstick Case For Its Vegan Make-Up

The cruelty-free giant says the case, which is plastic-free and recyclable, has a 'vintage design'

March 21, 2019 12:54 PM

Vegans Buy Shares In Fashion Group - To Persuade It To Ditch Wool

Clothing giant boohoo recently U-turned on its decision to drop wool, following pressure from the wool industry. Now animal rights charity PETA will attend its annual general meeting to advocate for sheep

March 21, 2019 10:55 AM

McDonald's Acknowledges 'Rising Demand For Vegan Options' With New Launches

The global fast-food giant has launched a number of animal-free options in recent times. It says its customers are asking for more, and it's 'always open to suggestions'

March 20, 2019 6:03 PM

World's Biggest Vegan Fast Food Chain On Track To Open Over 200 Outlets

Copper Branch says it will hit the 50-store mark in April with 15 new restaurant openings in North America - with a further 150 to open by 2020

March 20, 2019 3:44 PM

Johnson & Johnson Ditches 'Forced Swim' Tests On Animals Following Vegan Pressure

The global giant says it will stop using the discredited 'swim tests' in the future, in its own laboratories, or outside ones

March 20, 2019 2:53 PM

Over 25% Of People Feed Their Companion Cats And Dogs A Vegan Diet, Says Poll

While most people agree that as omnivores, dogs can be very healthy on a well-planned vegan diet, there is more debate around cats, as they are natural carnivores

April 18, 2019 5:16 PM

Vegan Campaign Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Survivors

The donation was made by Million Dollar Vegan - the initiative which offered Pope France $1 million if he went vegan for Lent

April 18, 2019 4:07 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Tesco Confirms Its 75p Vegan Sausage Roll Launches Next Week

The news initially got out via a post on Accidentally Vegan UK. Now the supermarket giant has revealed more details about the highly anticipated snack

April 18, 2019 2:57 PM

Wagamama Launches Gaz Oakley's Vegan 'Egg' Dish Nationwide

The meal, which features BBQ glazed seitan, caramelized king oyster mushrooms, asparagus and other ingredients alongside the 'egg', was originally trialed in two stores

April 18, 2019 2:07 PM

'Breakthrough' Vegan Burger To Launch In Meat Aisle Of 2,000 Krogers Across US

The Don Lee Farms Organic Plant-Based Burger caused a stir when it launched in Costco - with 1 million of the patties selling within 60 days of its release

April 18, 2019 12:24 PM

Del Taco's Beyond Meat Vegan Tacos To Launch Next Week

The outlet is one of the latest fast-food eateries to expand its meat-free offering, as consumer demand for vegan and vegetarian food continues to grow

April 18, 2019 10:40 AM

North Sea Oil Rigs Urged To Go Vegan Ahead Of Earth Day

Animal rights charity PETA has written to Shell asking it to offset its environmental damage - by serving eco-friendly, animal-free meals to its workers

April 17, 2019 3:20 PM

Morrisons Launches Vegan 'Corndog-Style' Mini Hot Dogs

The supermarket chain has been expanding its vegan offering in recent times - launching its own affordable line of animal-free foods

April 17, 2019 1:55 PM

Illegal Fox Hunting Still Taking Place In Britain, Says Charity

The League Against Cruel Sports has said the scale of illegal hunt activity going on is 'shocking' - with reports of fox hills topping 40 over the last season

April 17, 2019 12:08 PM

Vegan Environment Activist Greta Thunberg Asks Pope To Tackle Climate Change

The prolific teenage campaigner is currently lobbying high profile figures in a bid to make politicians take action on the impending climate crisis

April 17, 2019 10:58 AM

Vegan Sub And Salad Launch At Subway Across The UK Today

The sandwich chain previously trialed the plant-based options - and has confirmed that they are now rolling out nationwide

April 16, 2019 5:39 PM

Vegan Politician Wins Seat In Australia’s NSW Parliament - Beating Pro-Farming Opponent

Emma Hurst has promised she won’t be 'some politician full of empty promises', saying she plans to do 'whatever it takes' to make changes for animals

April 16, 2019 4:39 PM

Vegan JUST Egg To Launch At US Chain Bareburger

The egg-alternative is available in a sandwich called 'The Wake-Up Call' featuring a Beyond Meat quarter pounder, American cheese, mayo, and 'vrioche' - as well as a tortilla

April 16, 2019 3:38 PM

Holland & Barrett Launches Own-Brand Vegan Ice-Cream

The company, which has 715 stores across the UK, says it wants to offer a vegan low-calorie option with its range which comes in three flavors - peanut butter, passionfruit, and salted caramel

April 16, 2019 12:09 PM

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Car - With Vegan Apple Leather Interior

The SUV, which will be available from 2021, was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this week

April 16, 2019 11:32 AM

Vegans Shocked To Find Beef Collagen In Marks & Spencer Fruit Drink

The 'Super Water Protein', which are flavored with fruit including orange and passionfruit, contain the beef to boost protein content, according to the store

April 16, 2019 10:56 AM

Linda McCartney's Launches New Vegan Sausages Made From Pea Protein

The new sausages are available from today from the freezer aisle of supermarket Tesco at a recommended retail price of £2.00

April 15, 2019 5:34 PM

Vegan Chain Veggie Grill To Expand To 50 Outlets Across US

The restaurant brand, which launched in 2006, was originally based in the west, with outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington among other cities. This year it is heading east, with plans to open in New York and Boston

April 15, 2019 4:13 PM

Major Australia Burger Chain Is Serving Only Vegan Burgers Today

The brand, which has 137 outlets across the country, is only serving vegan patties from Beyond Burger today - saying demand for plant-based food is 'very real'

April 15, 2019 3:48 PM

Undercover Investigation Shows Animals 'Beaten Bloody' In Egypt

Horses and camels are used to carry tourists on their backs and pull carriages in the hot sun in top tourist destinations including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara, and Luxor

April 15, 2019 2:08 PM

Tesco Launching Ready To Eat Vegan Sausage Roll In Its Bakery

The news, which was shared by Accidentally Vegan UK, comes from an unnamed source who shared an image from the retail giant's bakery team

April 15, 2019 11:29 AM

Dairy Farmer Admits Most Arguments Against Veganism Are 'Daft'

He said it's 'time for the farming community to get their head around veganism' as consumer tastes change and shoppers opt for more plant-based alternative products

April 15, 2019 10:00 AM

Canada Goose Reportedly Developing Faux Fur, Says Vegan Activist

The controversial coat company has been targeted by activists over its use of coyote fur and goose down in its coats - and blasted for its inhumane treatment of animals

April 12, 2019 3:55 PM

Vegan Chicken Caesar Salad Launched At Marks & Spencer

The high street store recently released its major Plant Kitchen line - and it keeps adding new products, saying the ones it has are 'flying off the shelves'

April 12, 2019 3:20 PM

Vegan Musician Morrissey Tells Canada Goose: 'Stop Killing Animals For Coats'

The singer is set to embark on a Canadian tour this Spring - he will be accompanied by campaigners from animal charity PETA collecting signatures on a petition

April 12, 2019 2:28 PM

Evanna Lynch, Heather Mills, And Robbie Lockie To Speak At Viva! Vegan Festival

The event, which will take place in Birmingham next month, will mark Viva!'s 25th anniversary as it celebrates all that veganism has to offer

April 12, 2019 1:05 PM

McDonald's Urged To Add Vegan Burger In US By New York Times Bestselling Author

Kathy Freston, who has written bestselling self-help and vegan books, launched a petition years ago - but it has just seen a surge of support following the launch of Burger King's Impossible Whopper

April 12, 2019 11:47 AM

Police Seize Calf From Vegan Family And Return Him To Farm - Condemning Him To Slaughter

According to police, the animal was removed from a farm. But activists say they were 'compelled to act' after seeing the seriously ill calf collapsed on the floor of a massive factory farm

April 12, 2019 10:59 AM

Texas Hunter Goes Vegan - And Hosts Plant-Based Dinner Parties For Hunters

Jack Castle, who hunted animals for decades as a fourth generation hunter, decided to stop killing animals - and speak up for them instead. He credits his wife for the huge change in his outlook

April 10, 2019 4:17 PM

US Vegan Meat Market To Reach $3 Billion by 2024, Says Report

The surge in plant-meat sales is commensurate with the growth of the vegan food sector - which topped $3.3 billion in 2018

April 10, 2019 3:30 PM

'30% Of British Meat Eaters Planning Meat-Free Easter Meal', Says Poll

More and more people are ditching animal products at meal times - but what impact will this have on the number of vegans?

April 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Fashion Giant Topshop Launches Vegan Shoe Line

The collection features 12 pairs of shoes in six different styles that come in two colors. They are made from animal-free fabrics and glue

April 10, 2019 11:51 AM

Farmers Furious As Pupils Encouraged To Eat Less Meat And Dairy

The initiative, which has been endorsed by the Irish Minister for Communications Climate Action and Environment, includes a resource pack which has been branded 'propaganda' by a farming organization

April 10, 2019 10:59 AM

Vegan Film 'Dominion' Viewed 55,000 Times In 48 Hours After Australian Protests

Animal rights campaigners across the country coordinated a series of actions aimed at raising awareness of animal suffering and asking people to watch the documentary - but politicians have responded angrily

April 9, 2019 4:16 PM

Vegan Pizzeria To Compete In World Pizza Championships For First Time

Purezza, which has outlets in London and Brighton, will be taking part in the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza this week in Parma, Italy

April 9, 2019 2:22 PM

Charity Urges People To Take Up Summer Vegan Pledge

UK-based animal protection agency Animal Aid, which is running its pledge for the second year running, will offer support and encouragement to those who take part

April 9, 2019 1:06 PM

Tofurky Raises $7 Million Investment As Vegan Meat Sales Skyrocket

The US plant-based brand says it is outpacing the growth of products in its own sector and will be using the investment to ramp up production

April 9, 2019 10:32 AM

Meghan Markle 'Wants To Raise Baby Vegan But Queen Says No' Say Reports

According to an unnamed 'royal insider', the Duchess of Sussex wants her child to eschew animal products. But reports say the move has created tension between her and her husband's grandmother

April 8, 2019 5:44 PM

Vegan Activists 'Bring Melbourne To Standstill' In Coordinated Nationwide Protest

Around 50 people have been arrested over the massive action, which has seen activists protest in cities and around slaughterhouses to mark the one-year anniversary of the release of animal rights documentary 'Dominion'

April 8, 2019 3:56 PM

EU Intention To Ban 'Meat' Names For Vegan Food Is 'Irrational And Damaging' Says Food Organization

Last week the European Parliament's agriculture committee approved a ban on naming meat-free foods after their traditional counterparts. If it's voted into effect, veggie burgers could be renamed 'discs'

April 8, 2019 1:07 PM

'Vegans Pay Up To 65% More For Restaurant Meals' Says New Report

Data from Caterer.com examines the dining habits of what it calls 'selective eaters' and just how much they're willing to spend

April 8, 2019 12:24 PM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed To Teach Class At Harvard University

The prolific animal rights advocate will also be speaking at a number of other leading American colleges including Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Yale, and Rutgers

April 8, 2019 10:53 AM

Dairy Exposé Reveals Abuse On Farm Supplying Nestlé

The footage documented by Compassion Over Killing (COK) exposes what the organization describes as 'senseless and violent abuse of mother cows and their defenseless calves'

April 5, 2019 6:17 PM

Billionaire Tycoon With Meat Industry Links Chairs TV Company Behind Anti-Vegan Documentary

Earlier this week, one of Australia's biggest TV stations released a program about vegan activism, featuring Joey Carbstrong - who has branded it 'ridiculous, biased garbage'

April 5, 2019 3:36 PM

Tesco To Sell Vegan Foods In Meat Aisle - To 'Promote Sustainability'

The major UK retailer wants people to make choices that are healthier for them and the planet, so it is encouraging them to 'enjoy a diet of eating more vegetables, less meat, and more plant-based alternatives'

April 5, 2019 1:29 PM

Vegan, Vegetarian, And Meat-Free Labels 'Reduce Food Sales', Says Study

Researchers say they have identified four kinds of language restaurants and the food industry should avoid, and three it should embrace, to 'accelerate the shift'.

April 5, 2019 12:02 PM

Iceland Launches Affordable Vegan Chocolate Melt Pudding

The frozen food specialist has hugely expanded its animal-free offering in recent years, with meat alternative products, pizza, and ready meals hitting its shelves

April 5, 2019 11:25 AM

Former Vegan Tim Shieff: 'The Next Step Is To Kill An Animal Myself'

The athlete, who recently revealed he has ditched his vegan diet following health issues, says killing an animal feels like 'the next stage'

April 4, 2019 5:49 PM

Vegan Cherry Bakewell Almond Butter Launches In UK

The palm-oil free spread, which is made by artisan nut butter brand Pip & Nut, will first launch in Ocado early next week

April 4, 2019 1:19 PM

Vegan Protestors To Urge London Restaurant To Ban Foie Gras

Animal advocates - including a giant 3.5-meter tall duck - will protest outside the restaurant at the weekend, as part of a larger nationwide campaign calling on the UK Government to ban imports of the product

April 4, 2019 12:00 PM

'Major Progress' As China Greenlights 2 Non-Animal Methods For Some Cosmetic Testing

The new methods pertain to tests for eye and skin irritation, and according to vegan charity PETA, they will 'will spare countless animals the agony of having substances dripped into their eyes and rubbed onto their skin'

April 3, 2019 2:21 PM

BAFTA Winning Vegan Film '73 Cows' Viewed 150,000 Times In 2 Days

The highly-anticipated short film, which tells the story of former cattle farmer Jay Wilde who gave his cows to a sanctuary to turn to vegetable farming, is now available to watch online

April 3, 2019 1:01 PM

Nestlé Launches Vegan Burger Saying 'Plant-Based Is Here To Stay'

According to the global food giant, the new patties 'don't compromise on flavor, texture and cooking experience'

April 3, 2019 11:05 AM

UK Supermarket Morrisons Launches Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

The coconut-based cheese sticks, which are coated in breadcrumbs, were created by the retailer after research revealed that cheese is the animal-product that vegans miss the most

April 3, 2019 10:42 AM

Vegan Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Wins Prestigious Prix Liberté

The outspoken environmental campaigner said she is 'grateful and honored' to have scooped the prize, and spoke about how much she admired her fellow nominees

April 2, 2019 1:26 PM

Pregnant Whale Washes Up In Italy: 49lb Of Plastic In Stomach With Dead Fetus

According to a marine non-profit organization, 'garbage bags, fishing nets, and other objects were found in the mammal's stomach

April 2, 2019 12:03 PM

'Plant-Based Valley' To Open In UK To Accelerate Vegan Businesses

Vegan businesswoman Heather Mills has major plans for the future of vegan production in the UK

April 2, 2019 11:32 AM

Bride Refuses To Cater For Vegan Wedding Guests: 'They Should Bring Food'

Her point of view sparked debate online, with people agreeing with her position, and others saying that if someone is important enough to invite, they should catered for

April 1, 2019 2:01 PM

Armed Police Attend Scene As Vegan Protestors Flood Jamie Oliver Restaurant

According to the police, the armed officers were not involved, and no firearms were drawn. No arrests were made

April 1, 2019 12:31 PM

Burger King To Launch 'Impossible Whopper' With Plant-Based Patty

The fast-food giant will release the sandwich this week in 59 Burger King outlets in St. Louis, Missouri, with the potential to roll out nationwide

April 1, 2019 11:13 AM

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed Records Second TEDx Talk Of 2019

The prolific activist said this talk will be 'completely different' to the one he recorded in January, which is now available to watch online

April 1, 2019 10:43 AM

Butcher Of 15 Years Goes Vegan After Watching 'Earthlings'

He said he kept it a secret from his colleagues at first, as he 'was worried about them making jokes'. But eventually he ditched the job to work for a vegan meat company

March 29, 2019 5:46 PM

China To Launch Its First Mainstream Vegan Yogurt

The product, which has taken three years of research and development, will become available to consumers next month according to reports

March 29, 2019 3:48 PM

Art Show Drops Monkey Act After 20 Years Following Vegan Pressure

Campaigners from animal rights charity PETA urged the show ditch the capuchin performance to 'protect animals and audiences'

March 29, 2019 2:35 PM

Pizza Express Launches 'Long-Awaited' Vegan House Dressing In UK Stores

The pizza chain has been embracing the growing demand for vegan options in recent years, releasing a range of animal-free products both in its restaurants and in supermarkets

March 29, 2019 1:30 PM

Restaurant Launches Spaghetti Served In Bowls Made Of Vegan Cheese

The dish at Piatto in Cardiff Bay is of one many vegan options on the menu at the Italian eatery which was set up by 'Coronation Street' actor Luca Malacrino and his father Giovanni

March 29, 2019 12:39 PM

Vegan Rocker Bryan Adams Shows Off The 'Best Food On The Planet'

The outspoken animal advocate took to social media to share a picture of his avocado lunch - sprinkled with a very special spice

March 29, 2019 11:10 AM

Chef Waves Dead Animals In Vegan Activists' Faces During Protest

The animal rights campaigners, who were with grassroots organization DxE, had entered the restaurant in protest its inclusion of foie gras on the menu

March 28, 2019 5:46 PM

Oatly Recalling Batch Of Vegan 'Whole' Drink As It May Contain Metal

The potential issue affects a batch that was sold at Tesco and has a best before date of April 29, 2019. Oatly said the recall was a precaution and the risk is 'very small'

March 28, 2019 5:04 PM

Startup To Launch 'Clean Meat Pet Food' Early Next Year

The lab-cultured meat product, which was described as 'truly sustainable and humane' by its creators, was made without the use of Fetal Bovine Serum

March 28, 2019 1:13 PM

Pizza Express Expands Vegan Menu With New Starter And Main

The high street chain, which has been expanding its animal-free offerings in recent times, has now added two more dishes to its menu, both including houmous

March 28, 2019 10:41 AM

'I Am Vegan For Life' Says Moby As 'Confused Influencers' Leave Movement

The iconic musician has been a passionate advocate for animal rights for more than three decades - and he says he will never do anything that would contribute to the suffering of an animal

March 28, 2019 10:21 AM

Best Job Ever? £50,000 To Travel The World And Taste Vegan Food

A UK job listing for the role titled 'Director of Taste' says it is a 'unique and rewarding' job which has extensive perks - but that it is also very demanding

March 27, 2019 3:19 PM

IKEA Launches Vegan Strawberry Soft-Serve Ice-Cream In Europe

According to the Swedish furniture giant, the new treat, which will launch next month, is 'better for the planet

March 27, 2019 1:38 PM

'93% Of Flexitarians Won't Go Vegan Within 12 Months' Says YouGov Report

The organization's new white paper, titled Is the future of food flexitarian?, looks at how cooking habits and food attitudes differ between those who eat meat and those who don’t

March 27, 2019 11:19 AM

'We Can't Go On Eating Meat Like We Have' Says David Attenborough

The broadcaster, who was interviewed for the upcoming issue of Radio Times magazine said people need to be responsible when it comes to trying to keep the planet healthy

March 27, 2019 10:43 AM

Vegan Accuses Domino's Of 'Sabotage' Saying Cook Hid Meat On Pizza

The pizza chain has called the claim 'absolute nonsense' apologizing for what it describes as a 'genuine mistake'. The chain offered the customer a refund and free meal

March 26, 2019 5:54 PM

WATCH: Plant-Based Doctors Share What They Eat For Breakfast

From oatmeal to smoothies and tofu scramble - leading medical names reveal their food picks for the most important meal of the day

March 26, 2019 4:30 PM

International Vegan Film Festival Now Open For Submissions

The festival, which is in its second year, will showcase the best of the vegan film world. '73 Cows' - which went on to win a BAFTA - was the winner of the first festival

March 26, 2019 2:11 PM

Hawaii Takes Step Towards Becoming Cruelty-Free For Cosmetics

The state's Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act has passed the House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate for consideration

March 26, 2019 12:28 PM

US Milk Sales Plunge By $1.1 Billion: Veganism Cited As A Factor

More consumers are opting for plant-based milk; meaning non-dairy products are flying off shelves, as people start to turn away from traditional dairy

March 26, 2019 11:37 AM

Sainsbury's Expands Vegan Range With Pre-Prepared Jackfruit

The retail giant offers a wide range of foods that are suitable for those following a plant-based diet. Now it has added jackfruit - predicted to be a major food trend in 2019 - to its line-up

March 26, 2019 10:44 AM

Fast-Food Chain Red Robin Launches Plant-Based Impossible Burger Across US

The burger giant, which has 570 outlets across the States, already serves one veganizable burger. Now it has added the high-tech patty which is suitable for vegans if some tweaks are made to the order

March 25, 2019 2:19 PM

TV Star Tiffany Watson Launches Vegan Handbag Line

The former 'Made in Chelsea' celebrity launched her company threesixfive last year, selling a range of vegan leather-bound notebooks. Now she has expanded the line with a host of new accessories

March 25, 2019 1:54 PM

'Vegan Meat Sector Is Gaining Momentum' Says New Market Data

Information around consumer attitudes toward plant-based meat alternatives reveal significant interest and market opportunity in the meat-free sector - with some products more requested than others

March 25, 2019 1:16 PM

'Veganism Is Cruelty To Humans' Blasts Carnivore YouTuber

The meat-loving YouTuber told Plant Based News that he feels 'sorry for the babies dying' because of the misinformation around vegan diets - although his position flies in the face of nutritional science

March 25, 2019 12:02 PM

'Arrogance And Extreme Diets Are Common In Ex-Vegans' Says YouTuber

Health YouTuber Gojiman has made a video in response to the growing number of ex-vegans who have shared their news online - saying that these people tend to have a number of traits in common

March 25, 2019 10:30 AM

'Vegan Cooking Is Obviously The Future' Says Michelin Starred French Chef

Alexis Gauthier, who is the chef-patron of top eatery Gauthier Soho, used to sell kilos of foie gras in his restaurant. Now he has ditched animal products - and is convincing other chefs to do the same

March 22, 2019 2:56 PM

Vegan Marmite Peanut Butter Launching In The UK

The new spread, which is set to fiercely divide opinion, was created in response to customer demand

March 22, 2019 2:08 PM

Greggs Customers Overwhelmingly Prefer Vegan Sausage Roll, Says Poll

The popular high street bakery launched a poll on its Facebook page earlier, calling on respondents to pick their favorite option between its two famous pastry snacks

March 22, 2019 12:32 PM

Quorn Launches 'Ultimate Vegan Burger' In Major UK Supermarkets

The meat-free giant has been increasing its vegan offerings in recent times, with sausages, fishless fillets, and deli meat alternatives all hitting the shelves

March 22, 2019 11:39 AM

Heinz Beans Launches Vegan Pizza

The pizza was initially discontinued in the early 2000s. Now it has been brought back in a limited edition from Deliveroo - and this time there is a version free from animal products

March 22, 2019 10:31 AM

Shocking Campaign Uses Images Of Tortured Animals To Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The campaign was created by Sea Shepherd, which says it is committed to making sure the oceans don't become more full of plastic than fish - 'because if the oceans die, we die'

March 21, 2019 4:55 PM

New Eco-Friendly Vegan Sneakers Are Made From Pineapples

The kicks are made by Dutch footwear brand, Mercer Amsterdam, which says it is the first brand in the luxury sneaker segment to use innovative Piñatex® in its designs

March 21, 2019 1:44 PM

Lush Launches 'Zero Waste' Refillable Lipstick Case For Its Vegan Make-Up

The cruelty-free giant says the case, which is plastic-free and recyclable, has a 'vintage design'

March 21, 2019 12:54 PM

Vegans Buy Shares In Fashion Group - To Persuade It To Ditch Wool

Clothing giant boohoo recently U-turned on its decision to drop wool, following pressure from the wool industry. Now animal rights charity PETA will attend its annual general meeting to advocate for sheep

March 21, 2019 10:55 AM

McDonald's Acknowledges 'Rising Demand For Vegan Options' With New Launches

The global fast-food giant has launched a number of animal-free options in recent times. It says its customers are asking for more, and it's 'always open to suggestions'

March 20, 2019 6:03 PM

World's Biggest Vegan Fast Food Chain On Track To Open Over 200 Outlets

Copper Branch says it will hit the 50-store mark in April with 15 new restaurant openings in North America - with a further 150 to open by 2020

March 20, 2019 3:44 PM

Johnson & Johnson Ditches 'Forced Swim' Tests On Animals Following Vegan Pressure

The global giant says it will stop using the discredited 'swim tests' in the future, in its own laboratories, or outside ones

March 20, 2019 2:53 PM

Over 25% Of People Feed Their Companion Cats And Dogs A Vegan Diet, Says Poll

While most people agree that as omnivores, dogs can be very healthy on a well-planned vegan diet, there is more debate around cats, as they are natural carnivores