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November 2021

Hooray Foods Nets $2.7 Million to Make More Plant-Based Bacon

Plant-based bacon startup Hooray Foods announced today it has secured an additional $2.7 million in extension seed funding to grow its operations. The fast-growing startup, launched just a year ago, has already landed its bacon in 1,000 store locations across the US, including Whole Foods Market, and recently entered 180 Canadian grocery stores. Founded…

Gigantic ‘Animals’ Beg Shoppers, ‘Let Me Keep My Skin’

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2021Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Atlanta – With the holiday shopping season in full swing, PETA’s larger-than-life sheep, alpaca, cow, and goose puppets will force shoppers to confront whom they are buying outside the stores at Buckhead Village, urging passersby to opt for vegan items and to leave wool…

Vegan Barbecued Meat Sandwiches Just Launched at 800 7-Eleven Locations in Hong Kong

International convenience chain 7-Eleven is upgrading its selection of plant-based grab-and-go meals with the launch of vegan barbecued meat sandwiches at 800 locations across Hong Kong. The new sandwiches are made with plant-based meat supplied by South Korean meat brand Unlimeat—which is made by food manufacturing company Zikooin. The Unlimeat Slice…

Tonight: Officials Urged to Vote No on Bid for Tiger Tent Near the Strip

PETA and CompassionWorks International Decry Cruel Parking Lot ProposalFor Immediate Release: November 30, 2021Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382Las Vegas – As the Winchester Town Advisory Board prepares to vote this evening on a land use permit that would allow magician Jay Owenhouse to exhibit tigers in a fabric tent near the Strip, PETA and locally…

Satisfy Your Budget and Your Heart with These 10 Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas

Are you searching for that perfect holiday present? Look no further! Mercy For Animals offers an assortment of vegan holiday gifts that will satisfy your budget and your heart. These gifts are absolutely adorable, and every purchase supports our vital work. Happy holidays from your friends at Mercy For Animals! Most Popular Products ‘Kindness’ Yoga…

JBS Wants a Future In Cultured Meat

JBS, the world’s biggest meat company, expects to launch cultured protein in the European market as early as 2024.The announcement follows its acquisition of Spanish startup BioTech Foods, which grows not cuts of cultured meat, but the building blocks that make a steak: protein, fats, and other functional ingredients, all without slaughter, in the…

Equinom: “We Simply Need to Make the Most of the Wonders That Nature Has Designed Over Millions of Years”

Israel’s Equinom is a company with a clear mission: to ensure the supply of nutritious and affordable alt proteins for a sustainable future. This year, the company celebrated a $20 million Series C funding round to help achieve that goal. Developing AI and plant breeding techniques to produce improved seeds without the use of genetic modification…

The Only Total Solar Eclipse of 2021 Is Happening This Saturday

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+ . If you missed that pre-Thanksgiving lunar eclipse, don’t worry. There’s another chance coming right up for you to stay up late and ponder the stars. On Saturday, December 4, 2021 there will be a total solar eclipse for nearly two minutes. The eclipse will take place around 2:42…

Chris Packham, Judi Dench, And More Urge 88 Countries To Help Save Dolphins And Whales

Reading Time: 2 minutes A host of high profile names including Dr. Jane Goodall, Dame Judi Dench, and Chris Packham have banded together to help protect marine life. At a virtual press conference held today, the member countries of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) were urged to back a new 50-year project that is out to save whales, dolphins…

Tune Into This All-Day Plant-Based Livestream to Learn About Healthy Eating

Plant Powered Metro New York (PPMNY) is giving back to the community once again, celebrating Giving Tuesday with an all-day live stream marathon about plant-based eating. The community-centric health empowerment organization will kick off its Plantathon event on November 30 to provide information, tricks, and guidance to people across both New York…

Poisonous Turtle Meat Consumption Leaves 7 Dead In Zanzibar

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seven people have died and three people remain in hospital after they ate poisonous turtle meat in Tanzania, Zanzibar. While it’s a traditional delicacy on the island of Pemba, the meat becomes toxic in a process called chelonitoxism.  The exact cause is unknown but is believed to be linked to a poisonous algae the turtles…

Berlin startup Perfeggt has raised €2.5 million for its vegan liquid egg

Advertisement Berlin food tech startup Perfeggt has raised €2.5 million for its vegan egg product. The corporation, established in 2021 by Tanja Bogumil (CEO), Gary Lin, and Bernd Becker (CPO), have delivered this as their first vegan product, comprising of a protein-rich, complex, plant-based framework, including fava bean, that can be prepared as…

Illegal Tiger Act Prompts PETA to Push for Animal-Free Shrine Circus

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2021Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382Evansville, In. – After the Hadi Shrine Circus knowingly used suffering tigers in a circus act on Thanksgiving, PETA sent a letter this morning to John Nelson, potentate of the Hadi Shriners, informing him that the act was unlicensed—violating federal law—and calling on him…

Salt Is Higher In Plant-Based Meat Alternatives, Study Claims, But What About Meat?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amid their soaring popularity, plant-based meat alternatives contain “significant” amounts of salt, a new study has uncovered. Concerningly, almost three-quarters of the assessed alternatives failed to meet current UK salt standards. And while the plant-based options boasted better nutritional profiles over their animal counterparts…

How ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Convinced ‘Baywatch’ Star Donna D’Errico To Go Vegan

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a recent interview, former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico touted the benefits of a plant-based diet. She also revealed that the late Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, was the one to convince her to go vegan nearly a decade ago.  D’Errico explained to Fox News that she was “in the dark ” about the reality of the…

City Considers Curtailing Fireworks—PETA Says Ban Them Altogether

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2021Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Newport, Ore. – As Newport considers an ordinance that would allow the city council to ban fireworks during a drought, PETA sent a letter this morning to Mayor Dean Sawyer and the members of the city council urging them to go a step further by banning fireworks year-round.PETA…

CULT Food Science Portfolio Company Biftek to Commercialise Animal-Free Growth Medium

CULT Food Science has announced that one of its portfolio companies, Biftek, has made significant progress towards commercialising its animal-free growth medium. Biftek says it will soon transport its first sample to a Singapore-based cultivated meat company. Called “Lyophilized Biftek Growth Medium Supplement”, the medium has been developed to…

Vegan charity needs your help to broadcast their first vegan TV advert

Crowdfunding isn’t new territory for Viva!; in recent years they have successfully raised funds to create and air the UK’s first vegan cinema advert, as well as raising £30,000 to create the multi-award-winning documentary HOGWOOD: A modern horror story. Speaking about the TV advert, Viva! Founder and Director, Juliet Gellatley, says: “To…

Mini Dairy-Free Spiral Veggie Tarts

These beautiful vegan mini spiral veggie tarts are perfect as individual little main dishes for the holidays. You can serve them with a big green salad, roasted brussels sprouts, or any of your favorite festive side dishes.The spiral pattern makes them captivating and totally unique, your friends and family will love these. And don’t worry, they might…

What Is Marine Life And Its Importance? Facts & Statistics

Reading time: 8 minutesThe Earth’s oceans are home to millions of animal and plant species, as well as potentially millions more that are so far undiscovered. They are delicately balanced ecosystems and their healthy function is key to the balance of all life on Earth. Many people see marine life as something altogether separate to life on land but…

Jack & Bry launches vegan meat products online

Advertisement Foodtech pioneer Jack and Bry has dispatched its plant-based range of meat products into the online store Ocado, making vegan meat options a more open reality for UK customers. The partnership will permit UK consumers to effectively add the award-winning plant-based brand into their weekly shop. The scope of jackfruit burgers, sausages…

Is your perfume vegan?

Perfume is the next frontier in vegan and ethical beauty. Currently, the safety of fragrance chemicals is not determined by any governmental agency globally in any comprehensive fashion. Instead the fragrance industry has been trusted to self-regulate, and to establish its own safety guidelines. Their research arm is a biased inside organisation that…

Man Reverses 12 Years Of Chronic Migraines, Credits Plant-Based Diet Rich In Dark Leafy Greens

Reading Time: 2 minutes A man who struggled with chronic migraines for more than 12 years has successfully ridden himself of them due to taking up a plant-based diet, medical experts report. The 60-year-old was advised to follow a plant-based diet rich in whole foods, known as the low inflammatory foods every day (LIFE) diet. This consists of lots of…

‘World’s Oldest’ Person Dies At 124: Family Says Vegetables Were The ‘Secret’

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Lola” Francisca Susano, purported to have been the oldest person in the world, has died at the age of 124. Susano’s family ascribed her longevity, in part, to a vegetable-rich diet.  The City Government of Kabankalan, Philippines, in Negros Occidental, where Susano lived, announced her passing online.  “It is with…

Piperleaf Launches Eggishh to “Eliminate Eggs” From India’s Plates

Vegan food company Piperleaf has announced the launch of Eggishh in India. The plant-based egg alternative comes in a premixed format, enabling a longer shelf life than liquid plant-based egg products. The average Indian eats 81 eggs per year, but only 4.5kg of meat. Despite this, India has far more companies working on alt-meat products than on plant-based…

Vegan Turkey Alternatives To Have On Your Table This Year

Christmas dinner for vegans is no longer a plate of veg and a possible nut roast. There are countless meat alternatives, and this article will highlight some of the best vegan Turkey alternatives available. SGAIA Garlic & Rosemary Stuffed Roast A ‘Christmas centerpiece to die for,’ this stuffed roast is handcrafted plant-based meat which is perfect…

Vegetarian Cem Özdemir to Become Minister for Food and Agriculture in Germany

November 30, 2021 1638276551 Categories Politics & Law Cem Özdemir © Sedat Mehder Vegetarian Cem Özdemir, a Green party member, is expected to become Minister for Food and Agriculture in Germany. The move comes as the new coalition government signed a declaration by all parties to promote alt protein innovations in the EU.  As Angela Merkel departs…

Naylor Farms Pioneers Upcycled Cabbage as Super Sustainable Protein

One of the largest coleslaw cabbage growers in Europe, Naylor Farms, has revealed plans to build what it claims will be the world’s first agricultural processing facility to transform cabbages into innovative new functional plant-based protein ingredients, creating 150 jobs in Lincolnshire, UK. Upcycling cabbage crop, trimmings, and leaf from coleslaw…

Beauty Kitchen Launches Reuse Model to Save 100 Million Bottles From Landfill

Beauty Kitchen launches reuse model to prevent plastic waste across the beauty and personal care sectors. Scottish personal care brand Beauty Kitchen has launched a “groundbreaking” reuse programme called Re to tackle the 95% of beauty packaging that is discarded after a single use. Companies signing up to the programme will use Re’s reusable…

Startup new culture raises $25 million to make vegan cheese

Advertisement San Francisco-based startup New Culture just brought $25 million up in a Series A investment round to assist with offering its revolutionary animal-free vegan cheese for sale to the public. The startup utilizes microbial aging to make animal-free caseins—the proteins that give animal-based cheese its unmistakable characteristics—that…

The future of vegan handbags is (finally!) here

High quality, sustainable through innovation and exclusive design are the distinguishing features of German-based label, Melina Bucher. The label has been changing the luxury world with vegan handbags since 2019. Founder, Melina Bucher, comments: "With my philosophy, I stand for honest, transparent and ethical luxury fashion. I want to inspire and encourage…

30 Women-Owned Vegan Businesses to Support Today

It’s time we put our money where our mouths are and support women entrepreneurs and innovators. Female-led companies don’t receive the same consideration as male-led businesses, receiving just 16 percent of business loans, despite employing over 8.4 million workers and generating $264 billion in payroll. These women-owned vegan companies are changing…

25 Accidentally Vegan Cookies

It’s common knowledge that Oreos are vegan (if you’re just learning this now, surprise!), but these iconic sandwich cookies aren’t the only animal-free option you’ll find down the cookie aisle. Store-bought vegan cookies are more common than you might think—you just have to know where to look. From soft-baked to crunchy, bite-sized to palm-sized…

Zesty Vegan Almond Orange Cardamom Cake

Serve slices of this springy cake from the Leon Fast Vegan cookbook up with mugs of warming chai to compliment the spices of this cake that’s sure to become a quick favorite. What you need: ½ cup cooking oil ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 1²⁄3 cups flour 1½ cups almond meal ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ⅛ teaspoon salt Zest and juice…

General Mills is First Major Company to Use Animal-Free Dairy

General Mill is officially testing cream cheese made with animal-free whey protein and has also launched a new Instagram page teasing ice cream With the introduction of Bold Cultr cream cheese, American food manufacturer General Mills has become the first major food company to use animal-free dairy proteins. According to its website, the cream cheeses…

Global Organic Wine Market Report 2021: Opportunities in the Advent of Vegan-friendly, Carbon-neutral, and Biodynamic Organic Wines – Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts to 2027 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Organic Wine Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report predicts the global organic wine market to grow with a CAGR of 10.6% over the forecast period from 2021-2027. The report on the global organic wine…

Global Mushroom Market Report 2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Mushroom Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Button, Oyster), by Form (Fresh, Processed), by Application (Food, Pharma), by Distribution Channel (Online, Grocery Stores), and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global mushroom market…

The Mighty Kitchen, First Cypriot Producer of Alt Poultry, Set for International Expansion

November 30, 2021 1638251874 Categories Companies & Portraits ©The Mighty Kitchen The Mighty Kitchen contacts vegconomist stating that it is the first producer of plant-based chicken in Cyprus, and that its Chick*n range and is seeing large scale expansion through a growing list of food distributors & producers, and restaurants. The company states…

The No-Brainer Gift Guide: It’s Wine

Buying a gift isn’t always easy. But if there’s one thing that usually lands, it’s wine. You know it. We know it. And celebrities know it, too. From the ever-growing list of celeb-owned beauty brands to A-lister-owned restaurants, Hollywood celebrities are proving their skills extend far beyond the big screen. And lately, wine is a business venture…

Unity Diner Launches Festive Vegan Menu With Moving Mountains

Unity Diner, co-founded by well-known vegan activist Ed Winters AKA Earthling Ed, has partnered with Moving Mountains for a vegan Christmas menu. To celebrate, Unity Diner — London’s biggest vegan restaurant — is offering a “No Pigs In Duvets” bottomless prosecco brunch. Interesting to note is that in October 2019 Unity Diner took over a Spitalfields…

To Improve Your Mood This Season, Try Baking, Studies Say

Breaking news: One way to quell anxiety around the holidays is as easy as buying a box of cake mix and a pint of frosting, and start baking. Several recent studies suggest rituals such as baking are calming and can help adults boost their mood, stay present, reduce anxiety and even help cope with grief. The key is to find something you can do to feel…

How It Feels When Your Restaurant Dream Goes Out of Business

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+ . Earlier this year, I wrote about Uplifters Kitchen, a vegetarian cafe in Santa Monica, California, purchased by chef-owner Salima Saunders amid the pandemic. Last month, Uplifters Kitchen announced a sudden restaurant closure. Here, founder Salima Saunders shares her journey as a first-time…

Black-Owned Baba’s Vegan Cafe Opens Brick-and-Mortar in South Los Angeles

If you’ve been in the LA vegan food scene for a few years, you’ll likely recognize the name Baba’s Vegan Cafe, which has been popping up in South Los Angeles for almost a decade. Earlier this month, Baba’s Vegan Cafe opened the doors to their first brick-and-mortar location at 67th and Western. Vegan Soul Food in Leimert Park For years, Baba’s…

Keep Warm and Look Great With These Vegan Styles for Men

Published November 29, 2021 by PETA. When the temperatures start to dip, you’ll want to bundle up while still making a style statement. It’s a good thing that fashion-forward vegan winter menswear options abound these days. Whether you’re shopping for a new coat, boots, or a backpack, you can stand up for sheep, cows, rabbits, and other animals…

Big-Cat Exhibitor Adam Burck Cited by Feds for Forcing Tigers to Live in Small Crates

PETA has obtained damning video footage from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection of Adam Burck — a scofflaw exhibitor and big-cat supplier to circuses such as Jordan World Circus — revealing tigers kept in crates so small that the animals barely have room to turn around as they pace back and forth, likely out of distress and agitation…

You Can Help PETA Get Under Urban Outfitters’ Skin

Human skin is “in.” That’s according to Urban Outraged, PETA’s new “store” featuring products made from human-derived leather. Built to appear like a real online shopping experience, its goal is to make visitors question why it’s deemed acceptable to use the skin of any living, feeling being for fashion. And yes, it’s as disturbing as…

Guerilla Market Sells ‘Human-Skin’ Jackets and Bags in Jab at Urban Outfitters

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2021Contact: Moira Colley 202-483-7382Philadelphia – “Style That Demands a Second Look.” That’s the tagline of Urban Outraged, a new online “store” pretending to sell jackets, boots, skirts, and bags made of the finest leather—that on second look, reveal human faces on the jackets, human teeth on the…

Provocative PETA Street Art Blitz Targets OHSU’s National Primate Center

Artwork Spotlights the Hidden Suffering of Monkeys at Oregon Health & Science University For Immediate Release: November 29, 2021Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382Portland, Ore. – Starting this week, Portland and Beaverton residents will be confronted by images of a traumatized baby monkey torn away from her family and abused by experimenters. Colombian…

No More Live Reindeer at Local Hardware Store After PETA Appeal

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2021Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382Sunriver, Ore. – After hearing from PETA that holiday displays are anything but merry for sensitive reindeer—who are trucked from one event to the next, roughly handled, and restrained and who become confused and worried by strange surroundings and crowds—Camp Abbot Trading…

Pringles Are No Longer Vegan: Here’s What to Buy Instead

One of the US’ most emblematic potato chip brands, Pringles, just announced that it will roll back its vegan products and begin adding milk to several of its ingredient lists. The company produces a huge selection of potato chip flavors that range from Texas BBQ to Sweet Chili, providing consumers with flavorful vegan snack options across the country…


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