Veganuary Co-Founder Launches New Vegan Fried Chicken Brand VFC

3 Mins Read Co-founder of U.K.-based movement Veganuary, Matthew Glover, has partnered with renowned chef and restaurateur Adam Lyons to launch a new vegan fried chicken brand. Dubbed VFC, the company is described as a “positive rebellion” against the health, environmental and animal welfare impacts of factory farming by offering people a delicious animal-free choice.  Officially launched in […]

Veganuary Celebrates 1 Million Participant As Plant-Based Diet Goes Mainstream

3 Mins Read Veganuary, the U.K.-based campaign encouraging people to eat vegan for the month of January, has just hit the 1 million supporter mark since its inception in 2014. The achievement is testament to the growing plant-based trend, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has sent consumers all over the world looking for healthier, […]

Veg Capital: Veganuary Co-Founder Launches Not-For-Profit Vegan Investment Fund

3 Mins Read A new vegan investment fund, Veg Capital, has just been launched by vegan entrepreneur and co-founder of the plant-based campaign Veganuary Matthew Glover. Veg Capital will provide funding to plant-based and cultivated companies working on slaughter-free food substitutes, and all of its profits will be donated to animal welfare charities in Europe and the United […]

Veganuary 2020: The Most Impactful New Year’s Pledge You Can Make

3 Mins Read Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that campaigns at the start of each year to encourage people to try adopting a vegan diet for the January, and to take it beyond with their year-round resources and support. The pledge is 31-day long, and commits participants to avoiding all meat and dairy products throughout the first month […]

5 Reasons To Veganuary This January

3 Mins Read Veganuary is a plant-based phenomenon that started in the UK in 2014 and is now a massive global movement. Here’s the non-profit movement’s mission in their own words: “Veganuary aims to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January.” A record number of […]

KFC Sets Its Sights On Vegan Chicken Buckets For European Restaurants

4 Mins Read Following on from its original recipe Vegan Burger, KFC is looking to create a range of new products with Quorn including vegan chicken buckets. The first confirmed item is an animal-free tender. U.K.-based Quorn has been chosen as the chicken giant’s alternative meat partner thanks to the rapturous reception that its chicken burger patty received, […]

Lindt Brings Its Creamy Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate To the U.S.

3 Mins Read At the start of the year, Swiss chocolatier Lindt released two vegan chocolate bars in the U.K, to coincide with Veganuary. Canada followed in February and now, the U.S. is getting a taste of the original and salted caramel incarnations. It’s not clear whether the hazelnut variety, launched in the U.K., will be part of […]

Love Dunkin’ Donuts? Try These 7 Vegan Donut Shops

5 Mins Read Dunkin’ Donuts is an institution. The purveyor of sweet bready treats delighted U.K. vegans earlier this year by bringing not one but three plant-based donuts to its menus. But alas, they proved to be Veganuary-tapping releases that disappeared as soon as February began. If you love all things bready, fried and covered in sprinkles, you […]

Lupini Beans Are The Secret To Perfect Vegan Ice Cream, Says Wicked Kitchen

3 Mins Read Wicked Kitchen has unveiled a range of plant-based ice creams and frozen novelties powered by lupini beans. The brand says it has used the protein powerhouse in a way that no other ice cream manufacturer has, to date. The result is ‘extraordinary creaminess’ and mouthfeel. The chef-founded brand is heralding the development as a significant […]

UK Supermarkets Renege On Plant-Based Promotion Pledges With Hoards Of Cheap Meat Deals, New Research Shows

4 Mins Read The Eating Better alliance has levelled an accusation of hypocrisy at U.K. supermarket chains. It claims that Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are “bombarding” consumers with cheap meat offers on a weekly basis. These deals fly in the face of public pledges to educate consumers about the upsides of eating more plant-based foods, for the […]

5 UK Vegan Burger Chains To Get In A Pickle About

4 Mins Read News of Burger King transforming its flagship Leicester Square restaurant into a fully vegan eatery for one month has excited vegan diners. While the combination of Violife cheese, La Vie bacon and The Vegetarian Butcher patties will tempt many through the doors, what happens when normal service resumes in April? Thankfully, there are a host […]

Vegan Startup Growth & Investment Platform Vevolution Secures $330,000 For Fintech Improvements And Expansion

3 Mins Read London-based Vevolution has bagged $330,000 in a seed raise. The round was led by Capital V, Kale United and CULT Food Science. Funding has been earmarked for tech improvements, portfolio expansion and continued support of the plant-based and cellular agriculture industries.  Vevolution offers a diverse platform for all plant-based or cell-based companies. It facilitates investments, […]

As Humans Continue to Decrease Meat Consumption, So Do Our Animal Friends

4 Mins Read The rise of flexitarianism and veganism appears to be having a tangible side effect, other than improved personal and planetary health. According to recent vegan pet food sales figures, pet owners are increasingly switching their animals to meat-free diets. Researchers have drawn an irrefutable link between meat-eating and cancer risk. Similarly, vets have confirmed that […]

Amazon Adds 15 New Plant-Based Foods To Its Fresh Brand Line

3 Mins Read Amazon’s private label line, Fresh, has added 15 new vegan products. The newly named Fresh Plant-Based is available online and from Fresh store locations. The new meat and dairy alternatives include almond milk, nuggets, patties, and meatballs. Further expansion of the brand is expected later in the year. Starting with the basics Amazon Fresh Plant-Based […]

Groundbreaking UN Resolution Connects Animal Welfare And Environmental Sustainability For The First Time

4 Mins Read The United Nations Environment Assembly has adopted a resolution linking animal welfare to sustainability for the first time. The Animal Welfare – Environment – Sustainable Development Nexus resolution was accepted earlier this month after being sponsored by seven member states. The move is seen as historic and, potentially, a catalyst for widespread governmental action to […]

UK Activist Brand VFC Launches Vegan Fried Chicken In The US

3 Mins Read American consumers have new meat-free chicken options for the dinner table thank to U.K.-based vegan fried chick*n brand VFC, which has officially expanded into the U.S. market via online retail partners including GTFO and Vejii. The announcement comes after the company closed a $10.2 million seed round last month earmarked for global growth. VFC’s products, […]