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Oatly Moves Into Sustainable Fashion With Vintage Clothes Drop: With More To Come

Reading Time: < 1 minute Swedish oat milk giant Oatly has launched its first-ever limited-edition collection of reworked vintage clothing. The denim jackets were released over a four-day window at $250 a piece: but the plant-based brand confirms there’s more to come on the sustainable fashion fron…

Why This Former Meat-Loving Engineer And Poultry Worker Launched A Vegan Chicken Brand

Reading Time: 3 minutes Asia’s leading food tech start-up Next Gen Foods has unveiled its flagship product in the US: a vegan chicken alternative called TiNDLE. According to the company, TiNDLE is the first plant-based chicken made especially for chefs. Its goal? To shake up the food system for th…

Vegan Halloween Cupcakes

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Halloween around the corner, you may be thinking what to give people who are treat or treating! Well these are surely a treat! (Even if they do look a bit scary) Ingredients 100 g gram flour 50 g potato starch or tapioca starch 30 g cocoa or cacao powder 100 g sugar 1/2…

Countries Push Back On Climate Commitments Ahead Of COP26, Leaked Docs Reveal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leaked documents reveal that Australia and Saudi Arabia have been lobbying the United Nations (UN) to minimize their loyalties in tackling the climate crisis. Countries dodge climate crisis commitments Described as a ‘huge’ leak, it was an investigative team from Greenpea…

Sodexo UK&I Commits To Making A Third Of Its Meals Vegan By 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes Catering giant Sodexo has pledged to make a third of its meals vegan by 2025. Sustainability concerns are driving the plant-based push, which will apply to the UK and Ireland arm of its business.  Sodexo’s emission goals Last week, Sodexo announced a comprehensive roadmap…

Fast-Food Giant Burger King Opens First 100% Vegetarian Restaurant

Reading Time: < 1 minute International fast-food giant Burger King is opening a 100 percent vegetarian restaurant in a first for the company. The chain debuts its Vurger King outlet in the Spanish capital of Madrid this month. Burger King’s meatless restaurant Announcing the news on Twitter this w…

Woody Harrelson And Owen Wilson Invest In Plant-Based Meat, And More Vegan Celebrity News

Reading Time: 3 minutes When celebrities speak, hundreds of thousands of people listen. So when high-profile names are placing their support behind the plant-based movement, the impact can be a large one. So, here are the latest updates in the vegan and veg-curious celebrity world. Actors Woody Harr…

Boris Johnson Pressed On ‘Glaring Omission’ Over Meat Consumption In Net-Zero Plans

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being pressed for ‘deliberately’ not mentioning animal agriculture and meat consumption in a vital environmental policy. Despite urgent calls for the PM to encourage slashing meat intake by half, there’s a ‘glaring omission’ in the N…

Prince Khaled And Matthew Kenney Champion Plant-Based Cuisine At Culture Festival

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vegan investor and environmentalist Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is championing plant-based food via the Four Season Hotel during the cultural festival, Riyadh Season, in Saudi Arabia. This is in partnership with renowned chef Matthew Kenney, following the launch of the Folia…

Hermès Urged To Ditch Crocodile Skin Due To ‘Horrendous’ Animal Cruelty

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thousands of people have banded together to urge Hermès to stop using exotic animal skins. The campaign comes as the luxury fashion house plans to open a new crocodile farm in Australia.  Hermès already owns at least five crocodile farms, according to the animal rights org…

Vegan Brand Allplants Secures ‘Record-Breaking’ £38 Million Investment, And More Plant-Based Business News

Reading Time: 4 minutes The plant-based, cruelty-free business scene just keeps growing. Most recently, record-breaking funding rounds and hefty financial backing from major investment companies made headlines. Even meat and dairy giants are keen to keep up, as key players dip their toes into the pl…

Lawmakers Urged To Stop ‘Painful’ Slaughter Tactics On UK Chicken Farms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fourteen animal protection charities are calling on lawmakers to stop illegal and ‘painful’ practices during the slaughter process on UK chicken farms. This week, the coalition signed a joint letter to MP Zac Goldsmith, minister of the Department of Environment, Food, and…

Oatly And Alpro Among Big Brands Joining Plant-Based Alliance

Reading Time: < 1 minute A host of vegan brands are joining forces to form a plant-based alliance, uniting efforts to expand the movement in the UK. Among the organizations in the new Plant-Based Food Alliance UK are Oatly, Alpro, ProVeg UK, Upfield, and The Vegan Society. Plant-Based Food Alliance…

Billie Eilish’s First Vegan Perfume Feels Like A ‘Warm Embrace’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grammy Award-winning musician Billie Eilish is set to launch her first perfume. The fragrance is made without animal products or animal testing, a nod to the 19-year-old’s own vegan lifestyle. The perfume, called Eilish, ‘opens with sugared petals’, a press release says…

EU Welcomes Sustainable Food System Strategy Despite Meat Industry Kickback

Reading Time: 2 minutes MEPs within the European Parliament have voted in favor of a green deal aimed at creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly food system. The Farm to Fork Strategy was adopted this week, despite receiving kickback from the meat industry. MEPs endorse sustainable food plans T…

COVID-19 Pandemic Put Thousands Of Zoo Animals At Risk Due To Limited Care, Says Report

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on captive wild animals in zoos, aquariums, and other animal facilities. The report predicts that animal welfare standards declined during this period, potentially impacting hundreds of thousands of animals.  Animal p…

Government Swiftly Deletes Document Advocating Plant-Based Diets Amid Climate Crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes A UK government agency document encouraging plant-based diets has been swiftly removed right after publication. The Net Zero: principles for successful behavior change initiatives paper was uploaded by the Behavioural Insights Team and commissioned by the Department for Busin…

Surgeons Transplant Pig Kidney Into A Human For The First Time, But Is It Ethical?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Surgeons in the US have managed to transplant a pig kidney into a human. It marks the first time the procedure has been completed without the human immune system rejecting it. Medical professionals say this could pave the way for future transplant procedures. But animal welfa…

Best Plant-Based Products? Here’s The PETA Vegan Food Awards 2021 In Full

Reading Time: 3 minutes The top plant-based brands according to PETA have been announced in its esteemed annual Vegan Food Awards. Now in its ninth year, the animal rights advocacy giant selects its best brands over 24 categories. “From fakin’ bacon to dairy-free desserts, every winner of PETA…

Plant-Based Food Market Sees ‘Exponential’ Growth In Australia, New Research Says

Reading Time: 2 minutes The plant-based food market is reaching new heights in Australia, according to consumer advocacy group CHOICE. Vegan and vegetarian products are claiming more space on supermarket shelves – but sometimes, at a greater cost to shoppers. The survey CHOICE surveyed 1,096 Austr…

Mark Hankinson Found Guilty Of Encouraging Illegal Fox Hunting

Reading Time: < 1 minute Top huntsman Mark Hankinson has been found guilty of encouraging illegal fox hunting in a series of private webinars. Hankinson is director of the Master of Foxhounds, which represents 170 foxhounds nationwide. Mark Hankinson fined The 60-year-old was fined £1,000 when West…

Whale Meat Is Being Dumped In The Ocean And Used As Dog Food

Reading Time: 2 minutes New documents have revealed that whalers in Norway have been struggling to sell whale meat amid declining demand for the product. As a result, the industry has been selling off its whale meat as pet food, or dumping it into the sea.  This is according to Norway’s largest a…

Top England Footballer Dele Alli Endorses Vegan Chicken

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tottenham Hotspur’s top player, Dele Alli, is backing a vegan chicken brand to help encourage Brits to try plant-based foods. The England midfielder invested in Next Gen Foods’ TiNDLE earlier this year. And now, he’s advocating meatless diets ahead of the brand’s 202…

A-Lister Fashion House Altuzarra Ends Use Of Exotic Animal Skins

Reading Time: < 1 minute Luxury fashion brand Altuzarra has confirmed that it has banned exotic animal skins.  The move came about after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent Altuzarra exposés on animal cruelty within the exotic skins trade.  One PETA Asia exposé showed industr…

8 Plant-Based Food Launches Not To Miss: Taco Bell, Follow Your Heart, And More

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week, the UK was in the money with plant-based food launches. But this time around, it’s time our friends in the US took their turn. We’ve got Taco Bell’s vegan beef doing the rounds, Miyoko’s Creamery looking after caramel-lovers, and a new pecan plant-milk bran…

Amsterdam Residents Urged To Go 50% Plant-Based By 2030

Reading Time: < 1 minute Amsterdam is debating a ban on fast-food outlets near schools in a healthy eating boost. And, plant-based is at its heart: with plans to help city-goers make at least half their daily diets plant-based between now and 2030. By 2040, it is hoped the diets of Amsterdammers wil…

TED Applauded For 100% Vegan Menu At Its 1st In-Person Climate Summit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Popular media organization TED just held its first in-person climate conference. The event’s menu was fully vegan, a move that was applauded by animal protection and climate activist groups.  Founded 37 years ago, TED amplifies the voices of thought leaders from various se…

Indonesian Court Jails Dog Meat Trader For 1st Time Following ‘Brutal’ Crimes

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Indonesian court has sentenced a dog meat trader to ten years in jail for the first time ever. This follows calls across the country for the dog meat trade to be scrapped. Dog meat trader jailed The trader was caught illegally transporting 78 stolen street dogs on the back…

Over 250 Vets Urge Politicians To Outlaw ‘Cruel’ Colony Cages In New Zealand

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Zealand vets in their hundreds are urging the government to outlaw colony cages. The ‘cruel’ cages are the size of a piece of A4 paper and pack 80 laying hens tightly together in intensive farms. And currently, more than 1.2 million chickens are confined inside them…

Achievements Of Women Of Color Celebrated At Vegan Business Event

Reading Time: < 1 minute An event celebrating the achievements of women in the global vegan business sector is witnessing a boost in women of color (WOC) finalists. Every year, The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) launches its Pathfinder, a summit and pitch competition focused on women in animal-free innova…

Texan Farm Transitions From Farming Chickens To Growing Hemp

Reading Time: 2 minutes A family farm in Cookville, Texas, has successfully transitioned from raising chickens for food to growing hemp.  TransFARMation  Mercy For Animals, an international animal protection non-profit, supported the farm through the transition.  It’s part of the charity’s…

World’s Largest Supermarkets Expand Vegan Portfolios Amid Surging Demand, Report Finds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Major supermarket chains are responding to growing consumer appetite for plant-based food, a recent report has displayed, with increased vegan options and climate-friendly commitments. The report The investor network, FAIRR Initiative, published the report last month. FAIRR a…

Queen Deplores Climate Crisis Inaction, ‘Irritated’ At Global Leaders Ahead Of COP26

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Queen has signaled she is ‘irritated’ by the inaction of global leaders over the climate emergency. “It’s very irritating when they talk, but don’t do,” she said in reference to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, COP26. Queen ‘irritated’ by climat…

Federal Judge Accepts Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Against USDA, Case To Move Forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes A lawsuit filed against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will move forward in court, potentially improving the lives of billions of birds in the food system. The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Farm Sanctuary sued the USDA in August 2020. The nonprofits argued that…

McDonald’s McPlant Burger Arrives In US: But There’s A Catch

Reading Time: < 1 minute McDonald’s first-ever vegan burger, the McPlant, is arriving in the US next month. But, it’s likely not what consumers will be expecting… It recently debuted in the UK and now, customers across the pond can get a taste of the co-created Beyond Meat patty. So why isn’…

New Online Database To Help Improve Animal Welfare Laws, And 5 More Vegan Business Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutes The cruelty-free business scene gets more crowded every week. From advancements in animal law, to cultivated seaweed meat, to millions of dollars being thrown behind plant-based food companies, here are the latest updates in the vegan business world. Jeremy Coller Foundation…

Prince William Says Billionaires Must Spend Money On Climate Action, Not Rockets To Space

Reading Time: 2 minutes Britain’s Prince William has called out the billionaire-funded space tourism race, stating that the funds should be redirected to conservation efforts on Earth. The Duke of Cambridge made the comments in a recent interview with the BBC. The space tourism race The space tour…

Meat Industry Spends €1.7 Million To Influence EU Politicians, Leaked Docs Reveal

Reading Time: 2 minutes An EU meat industry lobby giant has reportedly ‘waged a campaign’ against a strategy aimed at creating a more environmentally-friendly food system. Copa-Cogeca reportedly spent a staggering €1.7m on plans to influence MEPs, according to investigative journalism organiza…

Mushrooms Can Help Lower Risks Of Depression, Say Scientists In New Study

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mushrooms have been found to benefit mental health in a new US study. Penn State College of Medicine reveals that fungi may help reduce the risk of developing depression. Mushroom study For the study, Mushroom intake and depression: A population-based study using data from t…

China Bans UK Beef Imports Again Following Mad Cow Disease Outbreak

Reading Time: < 1 minute China has renewed a ban on British beef imports due to an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), aka mad cow disease. Following the case, reported on a Somerset farm last month, China reinstated the ban which it first put in place in the 1990s. China beef import…

Vegan Musician Bryan Adams Becomes Founding Member Of Dairy-Free Food Brand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Musician Bryan Adams has become a founding member of bettermoo(d), a dairy alternative start-up based in Vancouver, Canada.  Moodrink Bettermoo(d)’s flagship product is a ‘fully foamable’ dairy-free milk, called Moodrink. The beverage is free from BPAs, gluten, and car…

COP26 Is Fast Approaching. Here’s All You Need To Know About It.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, is just weeks away. This year, from October 31 to November 12, environmental experts will join global leaders in Glasgow to plan ways they can help fight the climate emergency. Here’s everything you need to know about it. What i…

Plant-Based Food Presents A Large ‘Commercial Opportunity’, Says Nestlé CEO

Reading Time: 2 minutes The CEO of Nestlé, Mark Schneider, has spoken about the major commercial opportunity presented by the plant-based food market. Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world, and also the world’s largest producer of dairy products.  Yet increasingly, the mu…

Australian Horse Racing Organization Faces Criminal Charges Over Animal Cruelty Allegations

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ‘world’s largest’ animal rights organization has filed criminal charges against a horse racing body in Tasmania, Australia. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed 14 charges against the state’s racing body, Tasracing, and a jockey who compete…

Ashton Kutcher Invests In ‘Innovative’ And Sustainable Slaughter-Free Meat Company

Reading Time: < 1 minute Actor Ashton Kutcher has placed his support behind a cultured meat company called MeaTech 3D.  Kutcher invested in MeaTech through his venture capital fund Sound Ventures, of which Guy Oseary (who managed Madonna and U2) is also a part of. Sustainable meat production Sound…

Beef Industry ‘Nervous’ At Growth Of Plant-Based Proteins, Claims Think Tank

Reading Time: 2 minutes The beef industry is becoming increasingly desperate to clutch onto its market position amid the plant-based protein boom. But Faunalytics, a research company specializing in animal advocacy, has examined the industry’s marketing tactics and claims it’s ‘nervous’ of t…

Prince Charles Talks Reducing Meat Intake, Ending Factory Farming, And Greta Thunberg

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prince Charles has revealed he’s stopped eating meat and fish for two days a week, and has so ‘for years’. He made the remarks in a major interview with the BBC, where he discussed environmentalism and deplored intensive animal agriculture, industrial fishing, and defor…

67% Of South Africans Are ‘Highly Likely’ To Try Plant-Based Meat, New Study Finds

Reading Time: 2 minutes New research has uncovered widespread consumer acceptance of plant-based and cultured meat in South Africa. South Africa-based Credence Institute and US-based North Mountain Consulting Group collaborated for the research. The findings were published in the peer-reviewed journ…

Hidden Camera Footage Shows Dogs Being Shot Dead At Hunt Kennels

Reading Time: 2 minutes Animal rights activists have released covert footage showing hunters shooting and killing their hunting dogs. ITV News shared the videos online. The company claims it is the first time footage of a hunt shooting its hounds has been shown publicly. Activists filmed the killing…

Chris Packham Says Arson Attack Won’t Stop Him Fighting Fox Hunting

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan environmental activist and BBC presenter Chris Packham reveals an arson attack on his home won’t stop him from advocating for animals. ‘I will not be cowed, I will not buckle’, he told his 496,000 Twitter followers. Chris Packham The Spingwatch presenter says that…


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