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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 11:40 AM

Zero Waste Vegan Market Coming To London This Weekend

The event will feature around 50 stalls selling sustainable products as well as food. There will also be a range of talks on offer on veganism activism and cooking among others

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 7, 2019 3:24 PM

Authorities Seize 'Pet' Monkey From Celebrity Rapper Swae Lee's House

The singer posted a video of his spider monkey dressed in a diaper and tiger costume

April 7, 2019 1:34 PM

Vegan Brand Perennial Debuts Dairy-Free Drink For 'Healthy Aging'

The company is founded by Brent Taylor, Co-Founder of vegan brand Beyond Meat

April 7, 2019 12:26 PM

Isle Of Arran Becomes First 'Plastic-Free Community' In Scotland

The island's efforts to reduce plastic consumption have been officially recognized

April 6, 2019 8:30 PM

#YouBetTheyDie: Grand National's Kill Count Sparks Outrage

Animal-rights organization, PETA, said 'horse racing is a stain on the UK's reputation as an animal loving nation'

April 6, 2019 7:02 PM

Vegan Eatery Yorica! Launches Dairy-Free Ice Cream In Major UK Retailer

The plant-based product, which is free from all 14 major allergens, is available to buy in selected Waitrose stores

April 6, 2019 6:15 PM

Tesco Denies Its New Flushable Wipes Are Harmful To Aquatic Life

The company has responded to online critics calling for a total boycott of its stores

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 9:53 PM

Asda Debuts Vegan Flatbread Pizza In UK Stores

The supermarket chain is expanding its own-brand plant-based offerings, following the skyrocketing demand for vegan food

April 4, 2019 8:42 PM

Greta Thunberg Calls Out Celebrities To Face Climate Crisis In Powerful Speech

The vegan activist said celebs have the influence to 'help turn individuals into movements'

April 4, 2019 7:24 PM

Vegan Diet Helps Prevent Disease, Study Claims

Research suggests that phytochemicals play an important role in the prevention of certain diseases

April 4, 2019 6:34 PM

Vegan Documentary About Devastation Of Fur Farming To Launch Online Today

In many countries around the world, markets for fur are closing down as demand wanes. But in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the government is putting its own citizens' wellbeing second to this controversial industry

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 3:35 PM

Vegan Burgers Could Be Called 'Discs' Under Proposed EU Food Rules

This week, the EU Parliament's agriculture committee approved a ban on naming meat-free foods after their traditional counterparts. If the proposals are voted into effect by the full EU Parliament in May, vegan and veggie burgers could become 'discs', and sausages 'tubes' among other products

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 8:50 PM

Vegan Brand Oatly Releases Dairy-Free Flavored Yogurt Range In Sweden

The company says its 'pretty progressive product' is a 'thoughtful choice for the planet'

April 3, 2019 7:15 PM

Ben & Jerry's Debut Vegan Cookie Dough Chunks In US

The ice-cream giant is expanding its dairy-free offerings with its latest 'snackable' range

April 3, 2019 6:38 PM

Taco Bell Trials Dedicated Vegetarian Menu In Texas

The fast-food company says it's aware that 'today's consumers are looking for different choices'

April 3, 2019 4:29 PM

WATCH: Goldfish 3 Second Memory - Fact Or Fiction?

Fish have long been seen as emotionless, and unintelligent. But this is far from the truth. Now more and more people are learning about the incredible feats these amazing creatures are capable of

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 3:47 PM

'We Have No Data To Show We Need Animal Products' Says Plant-Based Doctor

Physician Dr. Danielle Belardo is a Cardiology Fellow, and American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified Physician, who advocates for plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse heart disease

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 2:31 PM

'The Dinner Party' Unites Grieving People Over Food - But What About Dead Animals On The Plate?

Grief and loss remain taboo subjects in many parts of the world; opening up about it is sometimes considered revolutionary

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

April 1, 2019 9:49 AM

H&M Launches Collection Made With Vegan Pineappple Leather and Orange Silk

Innovative vegan materials are going mainstream, as a fashion giant takes new fabrics built to be sustainable and animal free to the British high street

March 31, 2019 1:03 PM

BBC Uncovers 'Hidden Mountain Of Drugs' Used On UK Chicken Farms

Campaigners fear the drugs could cause resistance to antibiotics that are medically important for humans

March 31, 2019 12:05 PM

Carnivore Eats Raw Squirrel At Vegan Market In London

Another anti-vegan stunt has backfired as even meat-eater asks 'why are you doing this?'

March 30, 2019 12:07 PM

Vegan Lucy Watson Blasts Horse Racing As Death Count Rises

The Made In Chelsea star, turned vegan entrepreneur, has urged her followers to not support the 'sport'

March 30, 2019 10:58 AM

Earthling Ed's TEDx Talk On Veganism Is Now Available To Watch Online

The activist, and co-founder of animal rights organization Surge, delivered the speech earlier this year

March 30, 2019 9:30 AM

From 'Protein Obsessed' To Vegan Chef: PBN Interviews EpiVegan In Latest Podcast

The insta-famous cook and author of 'What Vegans Eat' discusses privilege, poverty, and personal ethics

March 29, 2019 9:30 PM

World's Fastest Shark, Shortfin Mako, Moves Closer Towards Extinction

The species, which can swim over 40mph, has long been targeted for its meat and fins

March 29, 2019 7:46 PM

Tesco Trials Plastic-Free Fruit And Veg Aisle For Entire Month

The supermarket giant says it wants to 'remove as much as plastic' as it can from its products

March 29, 2019 6:26 PM

Papa John's Pizza Expands Vegan Options With Cheesy Wedges

Following the success of its vegan pizzas, the fast-food giant has added more plant-based offerings to its menu

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 11:28 AM

Important Facts Every Vegan Should Know About B Vitamins

These vitamins are essential for health - so why do we need them, what do they do, how much do we need - and where do we get it?

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 12:47 PM

Strong On A Vegan Diet: Smashing Protein Myths

'Most athletes don't need special protein foods or powders. The protein comes from food. Of course, bodybuilders or those with small stomachs or low appetites, etc. have special circumstances, but they are the exception and not the rule'

March 28, 2019 11:40 AM

White Lies: The Health Risks Of Dairy

Many people believe that cow's milk is essential in the human diet after years of the dairy industry promoting its product as a health product. But there are a number of health risks associated with consuming it

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 4:38 PM

Carnivore YouTuber Challenges Meat Eaters More Than Vegans

Millions of pigs are slaughtered for food every year in the UK. Their faces are hidden from the public. Sv3rige forces meat-eaters to accept that their food once had a face

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 2:29 PM

Leaked Internal Report About Nitrates Branded 'Highly Embarrassing' For Processed Meat Industry

The report, about nitrates found in products like ham and bacon, says they don't actually destroy botulinum bacteria as previously thought

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 11:30 AM

Ireland Holds Its First Ever Plant-Based Nutrition Conference

Medical experts in the field of cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and cardiovascular disease gave talks at the event

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 8:52 PM

TV Star Bruno Tonioli Credits Health Benefits To Cutting Down On Meat

The 63-year-old celebrity said he wanted to 'commit' to a vegan diet after feeling better from eating more plant-based food

March 26, 2019 8:00 PM

UK Supermarket Co-Op Expands Its Vegan Options With 'Incredible Burgers'

The Co-operative has also launched a ten-pack of breaded veggie fingers

March 26, 2019 6:21 PM

'Meat The Victims' - 100 Vegan Activists Occupy Australian Farm

The farmer was recorded telling protestors to 'Get off my f*****g country'

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 2:56 PM

'There's No Need For Vegan Organizations To Compete' Says New Animal Think Tank

The Think Tank wants to help activists become more effective in what they do by inspiring them to use theories of social change to guide their actions

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 12:58 PM

Plant Based News Joins Independent Press Regulator IMPRESS

Under the regulation scheme PBN has a proper procedure in place, which is displayed online, to deal with complaints and concerns

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 5:49 PM

'The Bible Says We Should Eat Vegetables And Fruits' Says Vegan Holistic Health Coach

Shanon Whittingham, who is currently training to become a Board-Certified Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, spoke to PBN Co-founder about veganism, spirituality, and more on the latest PBN podcast

March 25, 2019 4:47 PM

Plant Based News Honored With Award At London Event

The Compassionate Business Award was presented by PETA Founder and President Ingrid Newkirk in recognition of PBN creating a 'global news platform' to speak about vegan living

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 11:06 AM

New Names Added To Vegan Camp-Out 2019 Line-Up

The event will see a host of names from the vegan and plant-based worlds, taking to the stage, to offer information, advice, and entertainment. Organizers say they believe the event offers 'something for everyone'

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 24, 2019 2:31 PM

Fast-Food Chain Del Taco To Offer Beyond Meat In All Its US Stores

The Mexican-style eatery is permanently keeping its plant-based options after a 'successful trial run'

March 24, 2019 1:28 PM

Outrage At Anti-Vegan Who Ate Raw Pig's Head At VegFest

The stunt backfired as 'meat-eating members of the public' said they were encouraged to quit meat

March 24, 2019 12:12 PM

PETA Buys Shares In Levi's To Push Company Into Ditching Leather

The company has bought the minimum stake required to submit 'shareholder resolutions'

March 23, 2019 2:19 PM

Prince Charles Has Regular 'Meat-Free Days' To Maintain 'Trim Physique'

The 70-year-old royal has previously encouraged people to reduce their meat intake due to the environmental impact

March 23, 2019 12:58 PM

Mushrooms Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Decline, Study Shows

Researchers found the correlation 'surprising and encouraging'

March 23, 2019 11:58 AM

Vaquita Porpoise Faces 'Final Countdown To Extinction', Warn Conservationists

It's believed that there are only 10 of the world's most endangered marine mammal left

March 22, 2019 5:46 PM

Vegan Snowboarder Joins World Tour

Snowboarder Niki Kelly has been riding on mountains around the world, including Austria, Japan, Canada, and Andorra

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 1:26 PM

Global Fashion Brand Makes Vegan Shoes From Recycled Car Seats

Insecta Shoes, which has always been a vegan-friendly brand, offers a colourful, cruelty-free range. The company's products will soon be available all over the world

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