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May 23, 2019 2:58 PM

Vegan JUST Egg Launches In Mainland China

The product is being offered by e-commerce, retail, and foodservice outlets in China, including Hema, Tmall.com, Hunter Gatherer, and FreshFresh.com among others

May 23, 2019 1:54 PM

UK's First Vegan Members' Club To Open In London Next Month

The facility, which is being opened by the team behind BRIGHT Zine, will feature a co-working and events space on Hackney Road

May 23, 2019 11:58 AM

Actor Teresa Palmer 'Lies To Wannabe Vegan Son' To Feed Him Meat And Dairy

The Australian star admitted that her five-year-old son is desperate to follow a vegan diet, saying he is probably inspired by 11-year-old half brother Isaac

May 23, 2019 11:20 AM

25% Of Brits Will Be Vegan Or Veggie By 2025, Says Sainsbury's

The UK supermarket giant made the prediction in its Future of Food Report, which looked at how the food landscape could change over the next century

May 23, 2019 10:08 AM

Vegan Activists Storm Nandos Playing Animal Abuse Footage

The campaigners used footage from a recent undercover investigation on a chicken farm, which they say showed workers 'standing on animals, breaking their necks, and leaving them convulsing into a painful death'

May 22, 2019 10:13 PM

Morrisons Welcomes Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pizza To Its Stores

The supermarket chain has expanded its plant-based offerings following the launch of its vegan ready-meal range

May 22, 2019 8:45 PM

Well-Being Of School Staff 'Dramatically Improving' Through Plant-Based Eating And Mindfulness Program

TeachStrong has created a three-month program it claims is 'essential for any school who want their staff to feel happier and healthier'

May 22, 2019 7:12 PM

Game Of Thrones Star Jerome Flynn Joins VeganNation's Advisory Board

The vegan actor and animal-rights activist said the company 'makes vegan lives simpler, more economical, and better for the Earth'

May 22, 2019 5:46 PM

Top Designer Prada Ditching Fur To Meet Demand For 'Ethical Products'

The fashion house joins a slew of others in dropping the unethical fabric, as consumers clammer for alternative options

May 22, 2019 3:23 PM

Vegan Celebrity Natalie Portman Denies Dating Moby: He Responds

The musician took to Instagram to post about actor and activist Portman, who said Moby's claims that they had dated in his recent book were not 'fact-checked'

May 22, 2019 2:20 PM

Vegan Joaquin Phoenix To Lead Funeral Procession For Dead Farm Animals

The event, which will commemorate the ninth National Animal Rights Day, will be attended by tens of thousands of people in 32 major cities around the world

May 22, 2019 12:51 PM

UK Government To Ban Sale Of Plastic Straws, Stirrers, And Cotton Buds From Next Year

People with a disability or a medical need for plastic will be able to get them upon request, according to reports

May 22, 2019 11:56 AM

Veganism Popularity At 'All-Time High in South Africa' According New Data

An analysis of Google Trends data looked at whether the popularity of the vegan movement reached the African continent - discovering that SA is 'the only African country with a sizable vegan following'

May 22, 2019 10:43 AM

Morrisons Launches Vegan Tuna - In Its Tinned Fish Aisle

According to the UK supermarket giant, 'so many customers want an easy alternative to tuna, that's high in protein and can be used in much the same way'

May 22, 2019 10:05 AM

UPDATED: Burger King To Launch European Version Of Its Plant-Based Impossible Whopper

The burger, featuring Impossible Foods' plant-based patty, was initially trialed in stores around Missouri. According to bosses, the trial exceeded expectations

May 21, 2019 8:56 AM

20 Year Severe Diabetic Transforms Her Life - Loses 21kg On A Plant-Based Diet

The patient was able to transform her health after following a plant-based diet called the NFI protocol

May 20, 2019 6:08 PM

Internet Trolls Invited To Taste Vegan Meat And Share Their Views

The taste test was captured on camera by plant-based startup This, which is launching meat alternative products in Holland & Barrett stores across the UK this June

May 20, 2019 4:35 PM

Farmer Blasts 'Vegan Vigilantes' Who Spread 'Lies On Social Media'

Countryfile presenter Adam Henson said he wants people to 'make informed choices' about what they eat - and that he wants an agricultural GCSE introduced so they can do that

May 20, 2019 2:53 PM

Budget Supermarket Aldi Launches New Vegan Meat Products

The new products include plant-based 'chicken' burgers, sausage rolls, no beef burgers, and superfood burgers made from quinoa, couscous, pumpkin seeds, butternut squash, red pepper, and sweet potato

May 20, 2019 1:38 PM

20 Year Severe Diabetic Transforms Her Life And Loses 21kg On A Plant-Based Diet

The patient was able to transform her health after following a plant-based diet called the NFI protocol

May 20, 2019 12:50 PM

A Lesser Of Two Evils: Animal Leather And Common Synthetic Vegan Leather Alternatives

Let's look at some of the assumptions surrounding leather, and see how it really compares to even the most unsustainable alternative to it‍

May 20, 2019 10:35 AM

Ultra-Realistic Vegan Sausages To Launch In Sainsbury's

According to the company behind the bangers, they will fool meat-eaters, as the texture and flavor is so similar to their traditional animal-based counterparts

May 20, 2019 9:23 AM

Vegan Activists Storm McDonald's And Cover It In Fake Blood

The animal rights campaigners with grassroots organization DxE said 'power we have over our fellow animals is not an invitation to exploit'

May 17, 2019 8:38 PM

Marks & Spencer Expands Its Plant Kitchen Range With Vegan Dessert Pots

The high-end retailer says it's making its plant-based range 'even sweeter' with its latest release

May 17, 2019 7:41 PM

Performing Baby Elephant Dies After Campaign For His Freedom Went Viral

The three-year-old elephant was branded the 'real-life Dumbo' after eye-witnesses claim he was 'forced to perform in unnatural and distressing shows'

May 17, 2019 6:32 PM

Romesh Ranganathan: 'People Hate Vegans Because They Know It's The Right Choice'

'Veganism has been shown to be like, one of the two best things you can do to save the planet. So why are you annoyed at me?'

May 17, 2019 5:32 PM

Pret a Manger 'To Buy Eat - And Turn 90 Stores Into Veggie & Vegan Outlets', Say Reports

Pret a Manger has 400 stores in the UK - including four 'Veggie Pret' outlets, based in London and Manchester

May 17, 2019 3:37 PM

Vegan Chris Packham Receives CBE At Buckingham Palace

The TV presenter and naturalist was appointed a CBE for his services to nature conservation

May 17, 2019 2:17 PM

100% Vegan Fashion Show Returns To London

The event, which will be held on Brick Lane, has partnered with industry giants including Paul Mitchell haircare and Kat Von D make-up

May 17, 2019 12:46 PM

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Dies Aged 7

The cat's human companions shared the news on Instagram, saying they were 'unimaginably heartbroken' by her death - which was the result of an infection

May 17, 2019 11:31 AM

Harvesting The Long-Term Power Of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

'The nature of the current livestock system is unsustainable. In order to combat this, the food supply system requires a variety of food tech advances, including new plant-based and lab-grown meat production strategies'

May 17, 2019 11:01 AM

How Plant-Based Innovation Is Turning Around A Food Industry In Crisis

Nadia and Athena are CEO and CMO at YFood, organisers of London Food Tech Week (20 – 24 May 2019) the world's largest week-long showcase and collaboration of the companies and trends transforming the food ecosystem using technology

May 17, 2019 10:27 AM

Fatburger Adds Vegan Cheese To Its Plant-Based Impossible Burger

The fast-food chain said it prides itself 'in being an early adopter of innovative new menu items' and anticipates that the new offering will perform well

May 16, 2019 9:34 PM

Parents Raising Children Vegan Should Be Prosecuted, Claim Belgian Doctors

A professor says vegan parenting qualifies as 'non-assistance to a person in danger' - a criminal offense that carries a prison sentence of up to two years

May 16, 2019 7:59 PM

Greta Thunberg On The Cover Of TIME: 'Now I Am Speaking to the Whole World'

The prolific climate-activist has been dubbed as one of the 'next generation leaders'

May 16, 2019 6:40 PM

Petition To Stop EU's Veggie 'Burger' Ban Exceeds 19,000 Signatures

The proposed rules have been described as an 'unnecessary and patronizing restriction which will stifle positive change'

May 16, 2019 5:11 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Lucy Watson Feed Me Vegan Ready Meals Launch At Ocado

All the meals, which launched in 155 Waitrose & Partners stores across the country last October, come in plastic-free packaging which is recyclable and biodegradable

May 16, 2019 4:30 PM

Donkey Abuse In African Abattoirs Revealed By Vegan Activists

A video exposé released today by animal rights charity PETA shows frightened animals being beaten

May 16, 2019 2:50 PM

Growing Concerns For The Planet Causing Eco-Anxiety

'A significant proportion of people are experiencing stress and worry about the potential impacts of climate change, and that the level of worry is almost certainly increasing'

May 16, 2019 1:46 PM

'You Don't Need Meat To Build Muscle', Says Vegan Bodybuilder

"The daftest thing I hear about veganism, and I hear it on a fairly regular basis, is that vegans can't make muscle, you need meat for protein. My argument is always, of course, 'why am I twice your size then?'."

May 16, 2019 12:32 PM

Sainsbury's Launches Vegan Cocktail Sausages And Sausage Rolls

The new items join eight Fry's products that launched in 524 Sainsbury's stores at the end of 2018, including artisan southern-style tenders, chargrilled beef-style strips, and a steak & ale country pie

May 16, 2019 11:19 AM

Number Of Vegans In UK Care Homes Skyrockets By 167% In 5 Years

Now advocates are calling for better provision of vegan meals in care facilities, saying there is still a lot of work to do

May 16, 2019 10:37 AM

Burger King Plant-Based Impossible Whopper Rolls Out To Three More Cities

The sandwich, which features the high-tech Impossible Burger patty, debuted in Missouri last month. Due to its success, it will become available across the States by the end of 2019

May 15, 2019 9:54 PM

Leading World Companies Vow To Prevent 10 Million Metric Tons of Global Plastic Waste

'Addressing the plastic problem in our oceans, rivers, and land is everyone's responsibility – including the companies that use much of the plastic in the world today'

May 15, 2019 9:00 PM

Beyond Meat Shares Soar After Tim Hortons Trials Its Vegan Sausage

It has been reported the company's shares increased by 'as much as 16%' and reached an 'all-time high of $93'

May 15, 2019 8:33 PM

Tesco Introduces Vegan Wine To Its Finest Range

The new collection includes an English White, a Mosel Riesling, a South African Cinsault, and a Chablis. It is priced between £7- £12

May 15, 2019 5:37 PM

Food Giant Behind Mr. Kipling To Launch Vegan Cakes And Desserts

The new releases are described as a response to changing consumer taste, as more people opt for animal-free offerings

May 15, 2019 4:26 PM

Piers Morgan Brands Vegans Hypocrites For 'Slaughtering Insects'

The controversial TV host made the comments on Good Morning Britain today, while speaking to a representative from animal rights charity PETA

May 15, 2019 2:28 PM

Vegans And Veggies To Rank Oxford University Colleges - According To Food

Voting, which opened on May 6 and runs til November 30, will be used to compile the 'Veggie Norrington' table - putting the 'need for good quality veggie food on the agenda in Oxford'

May 15, 2019 12:39 PM

Keto And Fasting Website Steals Vegan's Before And After Pictures

The man who appeared in the pictures described the made-up story as the 'ultimate in fake news' adding that people should be 'careful what they read'

May 15, 2019 11:20 AM

McDonald's Giving Away Free Vegan-Friendly Wraps In The UK This Week

The fast-food giant says it is celebrating National Vegetarian Week by giving diners the complimentary wraps

May 15, 2019 10:21 AM

Zimbabwe Tears Baby Elephants From The Wild For Export To Chinese Zoos

The global community, including many African nations, are increasingly in agreement on the need to conserve these precious animals. Yet Zimbabwe continues to allow the practice of ripping baby elephants from their families and homes and sending them to live and die in captivity

May 14, 2019 8:50 PM

Vegan Lucy Watson Slams Martin Clunes For Riding An Elephant

The British actor has also been axed as a patron for the animal-charity Born Free

May 14, 2019 6:58 PM

Vegan Brand Debuts 'Climate Positive' Sneaker Collection

'We wanted to create a company that not only delivered the perfect silhouette but also pushed the boundaries of how sustainable brands can help the planet'

May 14, 2019 5:27 PM

CO2 Levels Soar To Highest In Human Existence

'This increase is just not sustainable in terms of energy use and in terms of what we are doing to the planet'

May 14, 2019 4:12 PM

Fast-Food Giants 'Must Add Vegan Options - Or Face Consequences', Says Report

An article by Business Insider claims that evidence is mounting to show that eateries including McDonald's must cater to plant-based eaters as the diet becomes more mainstream

May 14, 2019 2:35 PM

'Plant-Based Meat Has Arrived' Says Expert As Impossible Foods Raises $300 Million Investment

The investment round is the largest ever funding haul for a plant-based meat company - and it highlights huge opportunities for new startups and big food companies according to the Good Food Institute

May 14, 2019 1:14 PM

BOSH! Scoop 'Publishing Oscar' For Smash Hit Vegan Cookbook

The vegan cookery duo picked up the Non-Fiction: Lifestyle gong, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi and Tom Kerridge

May 14, 2019 12:23 PM

Greggs To 'Launch More Vegan Options' After Sucess Of Sausage Roll

The vegan sausage roll became an internet sensation following its launch earlier this year - and was the high street bakery's most popular new item in six years

May 14, 2019 10:49 AM

Papa John's Launches Vegan Hot Dog Pizza With Cheese

The chain added vegan cheese to its menu earlier this year, after a petition was launched by animal rights organization Animal Aid in collaboration with Vegan Food UK

May 13, 2019 5:52 PM

Vegans Will.I.Am And Jaden Smith Invest In Plant-Based Impossible Burger

The tech startup raised $300 million in its latest round of funding - bringing its total raised to more than a staggering $750 million

May 13, 2019 4:00 PM

Fashion Giant H&M Ditches Cashmere Following Vegan Investigation

Investigators from animal rights charity PETA Asia filmed cashmere farms and in abattoirs in China and Mongolia and obtained footage of goats being abused and hurt

May 13, 2019 2:02 PM

Pastry Giant Ginsters Launches Vegan Pasty

The company has taken its award-winning vegetarian Moroccan Vegetable Pasty and reformulated the recipe so it is suitable for vegans

May 13, 2019 12:45 PM

Hunting Conviction Upheld In 'Landmark' Court Decision

A former fox hunter appealed his conviction for illegally chasing and killing a fox, trying to use a loophole in the law - but the judge upheld the ruling

May 13, 2019 11:42 AM

Extreme Suffering And Beatings Filmed On Red Tractor Chicken Farms

An undercover investigation filmed workers kicking and stamping on birds, as well as dead animals left to rot among the living - leading to cannibalism on at least one farm

May 13, 2019 11:03 AM

Kylie Jenner Launches Vegan And Cruelty-Free Skincare Range

The make-up mogul announced the line - which will be available to buy later this month - on Instagram

May 13, 2019 10:04 AM

70% Of British Children Want More Vegan And Veggie School Meals, Says Poll

According to the poll, 44 percent of school pupils have tried to cut meat from their diet, and 10 percent already live a meat-free lifestyle. Pollsters conclude that 'schools are under more pressure than ever to include more options on the lunch menu'

May 12, 2019 9:06 PM

Chick-Fil-A Is 'Looking At' Developing A Vegan Option

The food giant has hinted at launching 'some kind of alternative protein on a sandwich' to its menu

May 12, 2019 7:48 PM

Macklemore Hasn't Eaten Meat for 30 Days, Says He's 'In It For The Long Haul'

The celebrity rapper says he 'feels the same' since changing his eating habits

May 12, 2019 7:07 PM

Activists Urge Ukraine To Stop Animal Circuses After Lion Attacks Trainer

'It's time for countries without bans in place to step up and stop animals and people being put in harm's way'

May 10, 2019 5:51 PM

Thailand To Allow Trade Of Elephants To Foreign Countries

A campaigner has criticised the decision, saying 'elephants' risk of extinction is critical and any decision made regarding their future ought to be considered with full public and scientific scrutiny'

May 10, 2019 3:58 PM

Vegan Bodybuilder Eats A Pound Of Soy Every Day For 35 Days - Then Tests Testosterone Levels

Brian Turner said he wanted to counter the myth that soy lowers testosterone in men and reduces their muscle mass

May 10, 2019 2:19 PM

Vegan Cooks 'The Happy Pear' Replace Plastic With Compostable Packaging

The brand has a team dedicated to sustainable packaging, and says over the last year, they have 'extensively reviewed their packaging and moved to more sustainable solutions'

May 10, 2019 12:51 PM

Eating Recommended Amount Of Processed Meat Can Increase Cancer Risk, Says Sudy

New research shows that people eating red and processed meat increase their risk of bowel cancer even if the amount they eat falls within government dietary guidelines.

May 10, 2019 12:02 PM

Major Dutch Company Ends Near-Drowning Animal Tests After Vegan Pressure

The forced swim tests, which have been discredited by many people, involve putting mice, rats, and other small animals in inescapable beakers filled with water and forcing them to swim so they don't drown

May 10, 2019 11:09 AM

Politicians Urged To Highlight Vegan Diets As They Tackle Climate Crisis

The Vegan Society has sent formal letters to the major UK political parties, explaining the positive impacts a plant-based diet can have on both the planet and human health

May 9, 2019 5:38 PM

World's Biggest Food Tech Event Coming To London This Month

The event, which is the world's largest week-long showcase of its kind, 'celebrates and connects all the incredible people, companies and innovations in Food Tech'

May 9, 2019 5:04 PM

$13 Billion Invested In US Vegan Meat, Egg, And Dairy In 2 Years

'Shifting consumer values have created a favorable market for alternatives to animal-based foods, and we have already seen fast-paced growth in this space across retail and foodservice markets'

May 9, 2019 4:10 PM

45% Of Vegans Feel Discriminated Against At Work, Says Study

A law firm quizzed 1,000 vegans about their workplace - and revealed that a significant number also feel unfairly treated and even harassed at work

May 9, 2019 2:46 PM

Animal Welfare Party Fielding Candidates In EU Parliament Elections

The party is contesting the elections as part of 'Animal Politics EU' – a group of 11 European parties for animals, who have a 'shared fundamental principle of protecting the interests of the weakest against the might of the strongest'

May 9, 2019 12:20 PM

'Unprecedented Numbers Of People Are Going Vegan', Admits KFC In New Advert

The fast-food giant made the admission in a recent tongue-in-cheek advert promoting its new bacon burger - saying that this is a bad time to launch such a meaty option as more people opt for veggies

May 9, 2019 11:18 AM

100% Fat-Free Vegan Bacon To Launch In Sainsbury's Across UK

The product was created by Vivera, which currently sells a number of its plant-based products in UK supermarkets, including its 'breakthrough' steak

May 9, 2019 10:44 AM

Taco Bell Launching Limited Edition Vegan-Friendly Tacos In London

The Tex-Mex eatery will offer customers at three London locations the opportunity to try plant-based meat made from pulled oats in customizable veggie tacos

May 8, 2019 6:37 PM

Bernie Sanders Slams Factory Farming For Its Environmental Impact

The American politician has described factory farms as a threat 'to the water we drink and the air we breathe'

May 8, 2019 5:31 PM

Keto Diet Is Healthy - As Long As It's Vegan Says Leading Cardiologist

Dr. Kim Williams, the past President of the American College of Cardiology, previously said no one should follow the diet. But now he has added a caveat - saying the plant-based option can theoretically be healthy

May 8, 2019 5:30 PM

Man Admits Secretly Giving His Vegan Girlfriend Dairy Caused Her Acne To Return

'I thought I would prove to her that the whole 'dairy gives me acne' thing is in her head'

May 8, 2019 4:24 PM

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Show Off Customized Vegan Leather Shoes At Met Gala

The celebrity couple has been praised for being 'dressed (compassionately) to impress.'

May 8, 2019 3:26 PM

Del Taco Sales Increase Following Launch Of Vegan Beyond Meat Taco

The option was only added to the menu 11 days ago, but the brand has seen an increase in customer spending and traffic in that time period

May 8, 2019 1:21 PM

India's First Elephant Hospital Treats Neglected, Sick, And Injured Animals

Now finally at this specialized medical center neglected, sick, and injured gentle giants can receive proper treatment and rehabilitation, along with a lifetime of loving care

May 8, 2019 1:04 PM

Sainsbury's Is First UK Supermarket To Launch Vegan BBQ 'Ribs'

The retailer says it is 'always looking out for new ways to pioneer with its plant-based products' and is 'thrilled' to be offering its customers another vegan product

May 8, 2019 11:48 AM

The Next Wave Of Vegan Products: 5 Forecasts For 2019

From new vegan protein alternatives, artisan cheeses to the tipping point in perceptions of veganism, Kale United founder Måns Ullerstam on the five key plant-based growth trends for 2019

May 8, 2019 11:19 AM

Toy Giant Playmobil Urged To Launch 'My First Abattoir' For Kids

Animal rights campaigners believe the company has misled children about the conditions endured by animals within the farming system - and want it to create a more realistic portrayal

May 8, 2019 10:22 AM

New Vegan Bacon That 'Will Fool Carnivores' Launching In Stores Across UK

The product from startup THIS is made from a soy and pea base. It is one product in a wider range, which producers say was created to appeal to meat eaters

May 7, 2019 8:26 PM

Capri Cracks Down On Single-Use Plastic With New Ban

Tourists bringing non-recyclable plastic on to the island could face a €500 ($559) fine

May 7, 2019 7:02 PM

Seafood Boss Slams Vegan Tuna As 'A Slap In The Face'

Plant-based fish alternatives have been accused of being on the verge of 'false and misleading'

May 7, 2019 5:48 PM

Frankie & Benny's To Expand Its Vegan Offerings

The American-Italian-inspired chain's new plant-based items include a 'No-Cheesecake' and Vegan Scrambled Eggs

May 7, 2019 5:40 PM

5 Reasons Asia Is Ready For The Plant-Based Phenomenon

Global consumer tastes are changing, people are learning more about sustainability, and options are becoming more innovative and plentiful when it comes to plant-based food

May 7, 2019 5:16 PM

1 Million Species Under Threat Of Extinction - Because Of Humans

Our drive to create food and energy are the main drivers of the decline in nature - the speed of which has not been seen before

May 7, 2019 1:52 PM

Vegan Ground Beef Launching In Meat Aisle In Stores Across North America

The Lightlife Ground will hit shelves in thousands of stores across the US and Canada this Summer, alongside the brand's new Lightlife Burger

May 7, 2019 12:55 PM

47 Animals Rescued From War-Torn Gaza Zoo

The war on the Gaza Strip has been raging on for several years now, with local zoos and many animals caught in the crossfire. The Rafah Zoo in particular has become known as a 'zoo of horrors', with four lion cubs freezing to death earlier this year among other horrors