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May 29, 2019 3:13 PM

Levels Of Antibiotics In World's Rivers Are Dangerous, Says Study

The news has been described as 'worrying' by scientists who described drug pollution is one of the main ways bacteria can become medicine-resistant

May 29, 2019 2:28 PM

100% Vegan Hotel To Open In Scotland Next Month

The establishment, in Pitlochry, wants to 'offer travelers the opportunity to experience the Scottish Highlands without compromising on their ethics'

May 29, 2019 1:14 PM

Extinction Fears As Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino Dies

There are now fewer than 100 of the animals left in the world - with some estimates as low as just 30. They have reportedly been victims of habitat fragmentation

May 29, 2019 12:32 PM

H&M Wins Homeware Award For Its 'Conscious Collection' Vegan Wool Rug

The item was honored as part of animal rights charity PETA's third annual Vegan Homeware Awards, which also highlighted apple leather furniture, soy-wax candles, and bedding made from a recycled fiber down alternative

May 29, 2019 10:36 AM

DEBUNKED: Virpi Mikkonen Claims That Vegan Diet Caused Her Early Menopause

Looking at the story behind the headlines reveals that the blogger in question was following an extreme 'clean' diet - which was only 'mostly vegan'

May 29, 2019 9:46 AM

3 Reasons You're Practically Vegan Already

Vegans are just ordinary individuals who seek to be true to their feelings, even if that means going against the grain. And anyone can choose to do so

May 28, 2019 5:41 PM

Waitrose Launches UK's First Supermarket Vegan Seitan Burger

The upmarket supermarket said it is excited to be expanding its animal-free with the patty, which is aimed at meat-free diners over the barbecue season

May 28, 2019 4:57 PM

Vegan 'Dragon's Den' Business Pitching Event Returns For 2019 - Applications Open

Pitch + Plant, hosted by vegan events company Vevolution, invites plant-based businesses to pitch for investment

May 28, 2019 3:34 PM

'The Queen Of Vegan Cheese' Stars On New Episode Of PBN Podcast

Miyoko Schinner, the founder and CEO world-class vegan creamery Miyoko's, is considered to be a trailblazer who has long led the way when it comes to her sector

May 28, 2019 1:09 PM

Vegan Company Beyond Meat To Start Production In Europe Next Year

The company has partnered Zandbergen World's Finest Meat, and will use a new facility that's currently being built in the Netherlands, to produce plant-based meats

May 28, 2019 12:09 PM

Vegan Activists Reveal What Happened To Trembling Pig In Viral Video

The video showing the small frightened animal garnered millions of views across social media channels. The activists who filmed it share the heartbreaking story

May 28, 2019 11:18 AM

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Starstruck' To Meet Vegan Environmentalist Greta Thunberg

The pair met before and during the Austrian World Summit - Schwarzenegger's climate action organization lobbying to speed up the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement

May 28, 2019 10:07 AM

Boris Johnson 'Trying Vegan Diet' - Thanks To His Girlfriend

The Tory politician previously said he would never give up meat to save the planet - but now he appears to have changed his outlook

May 27, 2019 10:53 PM

Food Giant Alpro Debuts Range Of Low-Calorie Vegan Ice-Creams

The company has expanded its plant-based offerings with three new dairy-free ice-creams

May 27, 2019 9:13 PM

Global Footwear And Accessories Company Turns Fully Vegan

'While we are happy with this most recent step within our journey towards a better future, we also recognize that we still have work to do and are working on exciting sustainability initiatives to come later this year'

May 27, 2019 7:52 PM

25 Celebrities Feature In TV Ad Urging McDonald's To 'Stop This Cruelty'

'McDonald's, you have the power to make a difference. You have the responsibility to act'

May 27, 2019 6:42 PM

Plant-Based Meat Market Worth $27.9 Billion By 2025, Report Says

The market is estimated to skyrocket at a projected growth of 15 percent annually

May 26, 2019 9:49 PM

More Than 100 Exotic Animals To Be Rescued From 'Neglect and Cruelty' At Roadside Zoo

'Some of the animals were showing signs of significant psychological distress including compulsive, constant pacing'

May 26, 2019 8:23 PM

US Nutrition Experts Slam Belgian Doctors Over 'Misleading' Report On Vegan Diets

The controversial report has been heavily criticized for being 'erroneous and misleading'

May 26, 2019 6:49 PM

Little Caesars Trials Impossible's Plant-Based Sausage

CEO of the third biggest pizza chain in the US has said plant-based meats are 'here to stay'

May 24, 2019 9:16 PM

Simon Cowell Loses 20lb While Adopting A Vegan Diet

The celebrity claims he's resisted the craving for pizza and feels 'much better' since changing his eating habits

May 24, 2019 7:47 PM

Mediterranean Olive Harvest Kills Millions Of Songbirds Annually, Researchers Warn

Researchers are urging authorities to stop the nocturnal harvest before more birds are 'vacuumed' to death

May 24, 2019 7:11 PM

Wagamama Debuts Vegan 'Mini' Dishes For Kids

Following the success of its vegan range, the chain is expanding its plant-based offerings

May 24, 2019 5:20 PM

Vegan Bodybuilder Torre Washington Takes 4th Place At Major Competition

Torre, who has been working with film stars as a trainer, described representing plant-based athletes as an 'honor'

May 24, 2019 4:20 PM

Burger King Launches Vegan Chicken Burger In Sweden - Plus 'Unbelievable Whopper'

The fast-food giant seems keen to capitalize on the growing demand for vegan food, following its US 'Impossible Whopper' launch with these European options

May 24, 2019 3:12 PM

WATCH: Anti-Vegan Environmental Campaigner In Furious Debate

The unnamed campaigner ranted about abortion and how vegans believe they are morally superior during the rambling conversation

May 24, 2019 1:40 PM

Vegan Entrepreneurs To Run Marathon And Raise Money For Animals

Mike and Joe Hill are the father and son co-founders of frozen pizza empire One Planet Pizza. They reveal how they trained for the event - and who they are fundraising for

May 24, 2019 11:29 AM

Morrisons To Launch Plastic-Free Fruit And Vegetable Sections

The UK supermarket giant will offer its customers up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg plastic-free or in recyclable paper bags in the new sections

May 24, 2019 10:56 AM

Vegan TED Talk Eyes 1,000,000 Views Within A Week

More than half a million people watched the talk by Good Food Institute Executive Director Bruce Friedrich, who says meat alternative products are 'critical' when it comes to overhauling the food system

May 23, 2019 9:53 PM

Firefighter Takes Legal Action After Bosses 'Refuse To Provide Appropriate Vegan Food'

'Sometimes, they served me food with meat and dairy products, which I couldn't eat. Other days, they had no vegan food at all to serve me'

May 23, 2019 8:28 PM

Vegan Mince Made From Sunflower Protein To Launch In UK

The plant-based alternative to mincemeat has landed a deal with a major UK retailer

May 23, 2019 7:01 PM

London's 'Zoo Nights' Slammed For 'Blatant Animal Cruelty'

Activists are petitioning against the event 'where the zoo is basically turned into a nightclub for the night'

May 23, 2019 5:45 PM

Pret To 'Turbo Charge' Development Of Vegan & Veggie Stores After Buying Eat

The company's chief executive said the purpose of the deal - which saw Pret buy around 90 outlets of its smaller rival, is to 'serve a growing demand of vegetarian and vegan customers who want delicious, high-quality food and drink options'

May 23, 2019 5:19 PM

New Vegan Hot Dog Is 'Better Than Most Meat Versions' Says Washington Post

The hotdog, created by UK food tech company Moving Mountains, is currently available from Earthling Ed's Unity Diner

May 23, 2019 4:53 PM

New Vegan Pizzeria Opens In London - 90% Of Customers Are Non-Vegans

The outlet, in Hackney, offers a range of vegan pizza toppings, including cheese, white sauces, and potatoes among others

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

'Jokes About Lying To My Son About Vegan Food Were Taken Out Of Context' Says Actor Teresa Palmer

The Australian star says her five-year-old son follows a vegetarian diet - and sometimes gets mixed up, worrying that there will be meat in food that isn't vegan

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 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