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M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

3 Mins Read British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and plastic-free packaging materials. It comes amid a wave of announcements from major supermarket chains and CPG giants revealing ambitious plans to pursue the fast-growing alternative protein market in response to surging […]

Vegan On A Budget: 5 Easy Tips To Save Money During Covid-19

4 Mins Read COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes to our lifestyle, moreover, it has enabled us to rethink ways through which we can make our lives healthier and more cherishing. According to a recent report from Nestle, the sales of plant-based alternatives increased by 40% compared to other categories. The pandemic made people realize the hazardous outcomes of animal-based […]

Europe: Over 20% Now Flexitarian & Number Of Vegans Doubles, According To New Study

3 Mins Read Further evidence of the unstoppable flexitarian trend and shift towards plant-based eating, a new consumer study in Europe has found that nearly a quarter of the population in the region are now actively reducing their meat intake. Conducted by Berlin-based plant-based supermarket chain Veganz, the new research examined the changing attitudes of over 2,600 shoppers […]

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, […]

Google Trends 2020: Interest In Veganism At Record High According To New Report

2 Mins Read Interest in veganism has reached an all-time high this year, data from Google Trends shows. It reflects the notable rise in popularity of plant-based diets and vegan lifestyles around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, with consumers increasingly conscious of the dangers of the meat supply chain and prioritising health, safety and sustainability.  According to […]

Study: Switching To Plant Protein Could Remove More Than A Decade Of Emissions

4 Mins Read New research has shown that swapping out meat for plant-based protein sources such as lentils, beans and nuts could dramatically reduce the effect of more than a decade of carbon emissions on the climate. The paper also found that vegetation regrowth as a result of a plant-based shift would effectively double the Earth’s carbon budget, […]

6 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus Is Wrong About Veganism

4 Mins Read Singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus recently revealed that she is no longer a vegan, claiming that she has felt “sharper” after reintroducing fish into her diet in 2019 in a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. She first adopted a plant-based diet in 2014 and has since represented one of the high-profile celebrities […]

David Attenborough Urges People To Ditch Meat In New Film

3 Mins Read In his upcoming documentary, the legendary Sir David Attenborough calls for a mass dietary shift to plant-based foods in order to re-wild the Earth and save the planet. Called A Life On Our Planet, 94-year-old stresses in the film that humans can no longer wait to take drastic action if we are to avoid complete […]

Study: Choose Nutrient Dense Whole Plant-Based Foods For A Healthy Diet

3 Mins Read A new study finding variable nutritional quality of different plant foods highlights that not all plant-based options are “created equal” and that replacing meat consumption with whole plant foods is the best way to ensure a healthy diet. The research adds weight to the plethora of scientific evidence backing the health benefits of consuming a […]

Stanford Study: Swapping Meat For Plant-Based Alternatives Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors

3 Mins Read A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that swapping out animal meat for plant-based meat alternatives can help lower some cardiovascular risk factors. The findings defend plant-based meat substitutes developed by food tech brands against suggestions that these novel products are less healthy than conventional meat.  Published last […]

Plant-Based Diet Shift Could Bring 19 Million Jobs To Latin America

3 Mins Read Research has found that a net zero emissions future in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be primarily driven by a transition towards plant-based diets, which in turn will open up as many as 19 million new jobs in the region by 2030. Altogether, the researchers predict that if a carbon neutral economy is […]

Study Links Diets High In Plant Protein To Lower Risk Of Death From All Causes Incl. Heart Disease

2 Mins Read Researchers have found that diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes. The study authors say that these findings should support recommendations to increase intake of plant proteins in the general population to improve public health.  Published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal on July […]

10 Stats About Consumers & Their Plant-Based Food Habits During Covid-19

3 Mins Read New market research conducted by San Francisco-based F&B consultancy firm Mattson has revealed what consumers are thinking about plant-based foods amidst the coronavirus pandemic at a recent virtual education conference called SHIFT20. Here are some of the most interesting findings to emerge from the survey of U.S. consumers conducted in June, covering everything from what […]

Vegan-ish: Welcome To The Era Of The Part-Time Vegan

4 Mins Read While the concept of being a part-time vegetarian has been around for decades, the idea of dabbling in the 100% plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle is becoming more widespread than ever before. Dubbed by some as the “vegan-ish” trend, we are now seeing more everyday consumers, especially the eco-conscious younger generation, as well as high-profile […]

Plant-Based Versus Vegan: What’s The Difference?

5 Mins Read With so much buzz around plant-based and vegan diets, thanks to campaigns such as Veganuary, documentaries like The Game Changers and the significant uptick in consumers avoiding meat and dairy products for the planet, it’s easy to get the two terms mixed up. If you’re caught up in the confusion and wondering what the difference […]

UN To Investors: Get Ready For A Shift To Plant-Based Global Food System

3 Mins Read In a newly released forecast by the United Nations backed independent organisation Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), analysts warned investors to expect a global dietary shift toward a plant-based system amid our climate crisis. The report outlines that certain climate change mitigation policies, which include a drastic reduction in meat consumption among others, will inevitably […]