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January 2022

Meet Tomi Makanjuola: The London-Based Vegan Chef Making Nigerian Food Deliciously Accessible

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10 Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Before diving into dumplings and spring rolls, it’s important to know the difference between Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year: Lunar New Year is celebrated across several Asian countries. For the vegan recipes below, we’re narrowing down the incredibly vast options and sticking to Chinese heritage foods. The multi-day celebration traditionally…

Purely Elizabeth Raises $50M in Series B to Expand Premium Oatmeal and Breakfast Mixes

Purely Elizabeth, a natural foods brand specializing in plant-based oatmeal, granola and pancake mixes, announces a $50 million Series B raise led by SEMCAP.  In the last five years, the company has grown at 55% CAGR and nearly doubled its retail locations from 8,000 to over 15,000 stores, according to a press release. The company’s products can…

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Dolce & Gabbana Plans to Ban Fur From Future Collections

Fur is quickly falling out of vogue. In recent years, fashion giants have joined the Fur Free Alliance, removing fur products from the runways worldwide. From Saint Laurent to Gucci, fashion houses have dropped animal-product from their collections. Now, Dolce & Gabbana is the second luxury fashion giant to ban fur this year following Moncler. The…

Plant Alternative: “Our Products Make Choosing Plant-Based Alternatives Easier; Because Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference”

Plant Alternative is absolutely unique in its USP: veganised versions of the UK’s favourite Indian ready meals, products that stand far out from other ready meals on the market due to their restaurant quality and authentic flavours, as well as their vegan “Shicken” meat which is quite unlike others on the market. The London-based family brand…

Vegan Lamb Maker Black Sheep Foods Raises $5.2 Million

3 Mins Read San Francisco startup Black Sheep Foods has closed a $5.2 million seed funding round. New Crop Capital and AgFunder participated in the round, among others. The move comes the company debuted its vegan lamb last year. Capital raised will be used to develop wild game and heritage breed alternatives. Expansion of existing lines into the foodservice…

Stop Hurting Your Dog: Throw Out Prong, Choke, and Shock Collars

Last year, a couple in Singapore did an experiment: They both tried on a shock collar and a prong collar to see what they feel like. They summed it up as follows:“I expected it to be uncomfortable but I had no idea how painful it would really be. I had to remove the shock collar immediately for fear of being shocked again. It’s not just the physical…

This Vegan Food Brand Has Seen Sales Double in the Past Year. Here’s Why

Veganism is frequently painted as an antithesis to “masculinity” or “manliness," but instead of letting stereotypes shroud the benefits of plant-based eating, Chefs Derek and Chad Sarno saw an opportunity to reframe that narrative. The brother duo founded Wicked Kitchen in 2018 to breathe excitement into veganism, breaking down archetypes…

‘Caution: Cat Vomit’ Signs and Wine Corks: Willow Biden’s ‘Out of the Box’ Gifts From PETA

For Immediate Release: January 31, 2022Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Washington – President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have almost certainly bought every luxury cat product on the market for Willow, the FFOTUS or “First Feline,” but what about the simple things cats seem to love the most? To fill that gap, PETA is sending Willow an “out…

A Vegan World Would Require 75% Less Farmland Than Present 

As more and more studies confirm the climate benefits of plant-based diets, new data suggests that if everyone were to opt for a plant-based diet, agriculture would need just a quarter of the land it uses today. Perhaps more useful to note is that a 50% eat reduction would result in 20% less gas emissions globally.  According to the UN Food and Agricultural…

California Bill Would Ban Single-Use Smoking Products

Californians could soon see fewer cigarettes littering the streets. A proposed bill aims to ban the sale of single-use tobacco components, such as vape and e-cigarette products and filters commonly found in cigars and cigarettes. The bill—Assembly Bill 1690—was introduced by Assemblymember Luz Rivas. If passed, it would prohibit “​​a person…

Bullfighting Banned In 5th Mexican State As Part Of Animal Welfare Reform

Reading Time: < 1 minute The state of Sinaloa in Mexico has become the fifth in the country to outlaw bullfighting, classifying it as animal cruelty. Campaigners are celebrating the decision, which was agreed upon unanimously. Sinaloa follows Sonora, Guerrero, Coahuila, and Quintana Roo in ending the cruel practice. However, there are 27 states remaining…

Ban On ‘Brutal’ Dog Meat Consumption Nears In Seoul, South Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes A council member has proposed a bill outlawing the consumption of dog meat in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. It follows ongoing concerns about animal welfare violations within the trade.  The municipal council member, Yang Man-gyu, urged Seoul’s mayor to implement a city-wide ordinance to ban consumption of the product…

Are Dairy-Free Yogurts Actually Healthy? What to Look For Before You Buy

You’re not imagining things. There’s an ever-growing collection of dairy-free yogurt options at the grocery store. As more people adopt a plant-based diet, the interest — and offerings — in non-dairy vegan yogurt and other plant-based products is expected to rise. But all dairy-free yogurt is not created equal and some are calorie bombs and…

Vegan Biscoff Puff Pastry Swirls

.tasty-recipes-quick-links { text-align:center; } .tasty-recipes-quick-links a { padding: 0.5rem; } Quick, easy, and absolutely scrumptious, these Vegan Biscoff Puff Pastry Swirls will become a go-to if you’re in the mood for a sweet treat. Sometimes you want a treat but you don’t want to be in the kitchen hours baking. Let me introduce Vegan Biscoff…

Oatly Adverts Banned By Watchdog Over ‘Misleading’ Environmental Claims

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld four out of five issues investigated in relation to complaints about Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly’s advertising in January last year. In total ASA received 109 complaints about the environmental claims made in Oatly’s 2021 ad campaign.  Along with complaints from the general…

Dolce & Gabbana Becomes the Second Luxury Fashion House to Ban Fur This Year

Another luxury fashion powerhouse is going fur-free. Dolce & Gabbana has announced that it is banning fur and angora from all future collections starting this year. Dolce & Gabbana has used the likes of fox, mink, and rabbit fur in its designs. But in recent years, it has embraced faux furs made with synthetic fabrics like polyester and acrylic. The…

Outstanding Foods: the origins and goals

Bill Glaser, Co-Founder and CEO of Outstanding Foods describes the origins and goals of his plant-based food company that creates tasty as hell products that everyone can love.I’ve been an entrepreneur ever since I was a kid. Back in the day, I would find things to sell so I got money to buy toys! In my post-childhood career, I founded a variety of…

Win one month’s supply of Sciiona: Next Generation Moringa worth £28.99

Win one month’s supply of Sciiona: Next Generation Moringa worth £28.99 Sciiona is the next generation of moringa. Moringa, sometimes known as the miracle tree, is one of the most nutrient dense and nutritionally useful trees on earth. It is rich in protein (including the nine essential amino acids) low in fat and has an abundance of vital vitamins…

Vegan Rice Cake Soup with Dumplings For Lunar New Year

9Tteokguk (or “rice cake soup”) is one of my most requested recipes. The minute people find out I veganize Korean food, they ask, “Hey, do you have a tteokguk recipe?” These days, most people assume that tteokguk includes dumplings; but, to be accurate, tteokguk is, like most Korean cuisine, a rather humble soup that consists of broth and rice…

Pacifica Beauty Receives Strategic Investment From Brentwood Associates, Appoints New CEO

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pacifica Beauty, the pioneer of 100% vegan, cruelty-free, clean beauty, today announced that it has received a strategic investment from Brentwood Associates, a growth-oriented middle market private equity investment firm. Brentwood’s investment coincides with the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer and Board…

Thai Union’s $30M Venture Fund and $9M Innovation Center Will Usher in Tuna Giant ‘s Alt Protein Future

January 31, 2022 1643629840 Categories Investments & Acquisitions Companies & Portraits OMG Meat ©Thai Union Thai Union Group – one of the biggest producers of tuna in the world – has set up a Global Innovation Center in Thailand to create an alt protein future for the multinational company. Based in Bangkok, the $9 million facility employs over…

The 32 Best Vegan Food Finds at Walmart: The Ultimate Guide

This go-to, one stop-shop for many people is quickly becoming a vegan haven thanks to a surprising number of plant-based products. The freezer section boasts cases packed with vegan brands such as Gardein, Field Roast, and Impossible Foods, and you can even find vegan tuna, chocolate chip cookies, and heat-and-eat bowls. With an abundance of options…

12 Vegan Valentines Treats That Ship Nationwide

Thanks to a little innovation and plenty of dry ice, Valentine’s Day treats are no longer restricted to convenience stores or a local vegan-friendly chocolatier. Many chocolates, cakes, and other swoon-worthy sweets can be shipped nationwide. The caveat: you have to plan ahead. Now is the time to order your treats for your partner, Galentine’s party…

Cheeze & Thank You: “Artisanal, Funky, & Interesting” Vegan Cheeses

Megan Schmitt began dabbling in plant-based cheesemaking six years ago, while she was transitioning from vegetarian to vegan. After receiving overwhelmingly positive responses from both vegans and non-vegans, her company Cheeze & Thank You was born. Schmitt found that nobody was making the kind of “artisanal, funky, and interesting” plant-based…

Whole Foods Switches Cheese on Its Plant-Based Pizzas to NUMU Vegan Mozzarella

January 31, 2022 1643612432 Categories Food & Beverage © NUMU Whole Foods US has swapped the Daiya cheese on its plant-based pizzas for NUMU vegan mozzarella. The change has taken place at all locations nationwide. NUMU was founded by New Yorker Gunars Elmuts, who was disappointed with the lack of vegan cheese at pizzerias when he first began eating…

Amazon Vegan Product Sales Increase by 61% in the UK

January 31, 2022 1643612404 Categories Companies & Portraits ©Dr Oetker Professional / Chicago Town Amazon vegan product sales surge in the UK as interest in plant-based lifestyles reaches an all-time high. Amazon UK has reported that the number of vegan options available on its site has grown by 23% since 2020. Additionally, sales of plant-based products…

How Switching to a Plant-Based Diet Can Prevent Heart Disease

Your heart beats an average of 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood through the body to deliver vital nutrients, fuel, and oxygen to your cells. Keeping a healthy heart and lowering your risk of heart disease is the main goal of a healthy diet and exercise, and the Cleveland Clinic wants Americans to start thinking about their heart health…

25 Accidentally Vegan Snacks You Can Find at Virtually Any Convenience Store

Snacks are truly a godsend—they can get you through a busy work week, a cram session in a dimly lit library basement, and even the kind of colossal breakup that leaves you ugly-crying in that same sad basement searching for something to eat your woes away. To our delight, a number of companies have been making accidentally vegan snacks for years…

The 70+ Essential Vegan Products at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s has become a cult-favorite grocery chain for a reason. From constantly keeping its customers on their toes with new product launches to making a firm commitment to reducing its plastic usage for the benefit of the environment, this chain knows how to stay ahead of the trend. Here is your definitive list of all the vegan items at this…

The rise of plant-based dog food brands in the UK

With veganism continuing its rise in popularity, many people are looking to make other amendments to their lifestyle. And in some cases, this change means a dietary shake up for their companion animals, moving them away from traditional meat food and onto plant-based brands. But can dogs survive on a plant-based diet?  Research shows that despite…

Vegan Playground Launches New Weekly Pop-Up Event in West Adams

With so many vegan pop-ups and food trucks in LA, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why events like Vegan Playground are so great! It gives foodies a chance to try grub from a variety of pop-ups all in one place. After hosting events in San Diego, Anaheim, the South Bay—and currently, the Arts District, Vegan Playground is launching a new weekly…

The East India Company bans civet coffee

Following communications with PETA, The East India Company, known for its exotic range of ingredients, has agreed to stop selling kopi luwak, a coffee that is sourced from the excrement of Asian palm civets. The palm civets, who are native to south and southeast Asia, are generally captured from the wild and left in cages for their whole lives. This…

Tesco Announces The Huge Increase In Vegan Sales This Year

Leading UK supermarket claims to have seen a rising demand for vegan food. Tesco has announced that the sales of Wicked Kitchen range have more than doubled this January compared to last. Wicked Kitchen is exclusive to Tesco stores and has continuously been expanding the range to meet the current needs of vegan consumers. Both vegan meat alternatives…

The 15 Best Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Chocolate

Don’t get us wrong! Chocolate is lovely, but if you’re looking for a gift that will last beyond one night or gets outside of the traditional range of Valentine’s Day gifts check out this list of 15 gorgeous, interactive, or self-care themed vegan products that will leave your special someone feeling extra special this February 14th.  In Good…

Vegan Creamy Italian Gnocchi Soup

You can sub a short pasta such as shells, orecchiette, or macaroni for the gnocchi in this recipe from the Fast Easy Cheap Vegan cookbook, based on what you have on hand.  What you need: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed ¼ cup flour  4 cups…

Insomnia Cookies Just Dropped a Vegan Red Velvet Cookie for Valentine’s Day

Attention red velvet lovers! Insomnia Cookies just dropped a limited-edition vegan red velvet cookie, available at stores nationwide. Insomnia Cookies’ Vegan Red Velvet Cookies for Valentine’s Day Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Insomnia Cookies is making red velvet lovers everywhere extremely happy with the release of their limited-edition…

Pinky Cole, Owner of Slutty Vegan, Releases New Plant-Based Cookbook

Pinky Cole, owner of Slutty Vegan, releases a new plant-based cookbook, and we are here for it! The Black, female entrepreneur is adding cookbook author to her impressive, vegan-friendly resume. Her upcoming book, Eat Plants, B*tch: 91 Vegan Recipes That Will Blow Your Meat-Loving Mind will be available for purchase in early summer 2022. Eat Plants…

Afro-Vegan Society to Offer Free Plant-Based Education Program This February

Celebrate Black History Month with the Afro-Vegan Society (AVS)! This February, AVS will be offering a month-long online vegan education program called Veguary that will provide resources and support to those in marginalized communities looking to make the switch to a plant-based lifestyle. Go Vegan with Support This February Veguary is Afro-Vegan Society’s…

Freebirds’ Pork-Free Chorizo, US Wins Veganuary, and More Vegan Food News of the Week

It seems that every week in the world of vegan food news is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. Some meaty vegan news this week included pork-free chorizo landing on the menu at burrito chain Freebirds; strongman Patrik Baboumian throwing his weight behind new plant-based meat brand GREENFORCE; and new beefy dishes launching from…

Tufts University Lab Amputates Frogs’ Legs: PETA Statement

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2022Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382Medford, Mass. – Please see PETA Vice President Shalin Gala’s statement regarding an experiment at Tufts University involving amputating frogs’ legs to see whether they could be regrown:Hacking off the legs of sensitive and complex frogs in a laboratory, as experimenters…

Texas Biomed’s Latest Money Grab to Fund Animal Torment: PETA Statement

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2022Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382San Antonio – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo regarding San Antonio’s proposal that $10 million of the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund—meant to help those in the community affected…

ICYMI: Natalie Portman Invests in Vegan Bacon, Chanel’s ‘Eco’ Line, and More

Academy Award-winning actor Natalie Portman has invested in a French vegan bacon startup. In case you missed it, the past week saw a lot of news in the world of vegan food.Natalie Portman is getting into the business of bacon. The Academy Award-winning actor has invested in a French vegan bacon startup. And Season 6 of Netflix’s Queer Eye is plating…

This Startup Just Raised $5.2 Million to Make Vegan Lamb And Other “Wild Game”

San Francisco-based vegan meat startup Black Sheep Foods (BSF) has raised $5.25 million in seed funding to bring new vegan meat options to the foodservice sector. The company introduced its first product, meat-free lamb, last fall and aims to create more vegan versions of animal meats that are considered wild game or heritage breeds. The funding support…

7 Easy Plant-Based Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Deciding what to eat for breakfast when eggs and bacon are out of the equation can be a head-scratcher, but we made it easy to enjoy a meat-and-dairy-free morning meal with these 7 plant-based recipes.Just because you eat plant-based doesn't mean you'll miss out on your old favorites: If you love the taste of eggs, try our chickpea-based frittata that…

Freebirds World Burrito Launching Abbot’s Butcher Vegan Chorizo in All Locations

Freebirds World Burrito has announced the chain is adding Abbot’s Butcher plant-based chorizo to its 70+ locations.   The burrito chain is offering the chorizo as an option for any of its customizable menu items, including the signature Freebirds monster and double monster burritos. The company is also adding Siete grain-free tortillas to accommodate…

What is Vegan Collagen? What You Need to Know and How to Boost It Naturally

Collagen is one of the hottest beauty trends these days, its claims to fame being healthier hair, nails, skin, bones, and joints. And although collagen is typically sourced from animal products, vegan collagen boosters are starting to roll out. So should you rush out to buy some? Not so fast, say experts. Here’s why.What is collagen?Collagen is the…

Victory! Airline That Flew Monkeys Involved in PA Truck Crash Ends Monkey Lab Shipments

Kenya Airways Informs PETA: Contract to Ship Monkeys ‘Will Not Be Renewed’ For Immediate Release: January 28, 2022Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382Nairobi – Kenya Airways, which has transported hundreds of monkeys from a Mauritius breeding farm to the U.S. to be used in laboratory experiments, has committed to ending this practice after its…

‘Regenuary’: Animal Farmers Take Aim At Growingly Popular Veganuary Campaign

Reading Time: 5 minutes As another record-breaking Veganuary ends, the backlash continues. This time, in the form of “Regenuary,” a campaign that promotes regenerative agriculture, especially animal grazing, as a solution to the climate crisis. Advocates of the initiative encourage the public to align with it in place of Veganuary. Why anyone would…


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