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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 […]

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, […]

Qatar Airways Now Serving 100% Vegan Range Of Gourmet Dishes On Flights

3 Mins Read Qatar Airways, the flag carrier airline of Qatar, has just launched its first-ever entirely vegan range of gourmet dishes on its flights as demand for plant-based options grows. The new range will be offered to premium customers on selected flights, while other passengers on all flights can still pre-order special vegan meals ahead of their […]

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 […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$3 Million Pre-Series A Round & Partnership With Impossible Foods

2 Mins Read Singapore based plant-based review and discovery app abillionveg has closed a pre-Series A funding round totalling US$3 million with injections by Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group, CloudKitchens and York Capital. In addition, Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari, has joined as an investor and advisor to the company. The startup also announced new partnerships with […]

Revealed: The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Veganism

3 Mins Read While veganism might be one of the hottest trends in the world right now, many are still not exactly sure about what it means. To be clear, veganism is a lifestyle that seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation, cruelty and consumption of animals for any purpose, from food to clothing. You might be wondering: […]

International Vegan Film Festival To Go Virtual For The First Time This Year

3 Mins Read The International Vegan Film Festival is going to be showcased online this year, marking the first time the annual event will take place virtually in its three-year history. Taking place from October 10 to 17, the event will screen a number of films that promote a vegan lifestyle for a more compassionate, healthier and sustainable […]

BeVeg Becomes First Vegan Certification To Be ISO Accredited

2 Mins Read BeVeg International, a Miami-based vegan certification organisation, has just become the first vegan standard to be accredited and recognised by ISO 17065, the international quality assessment for bodies that certify products, processes and services. It marks an important step in ensuring vegan quality assurance in products, from food to fashion.  BeVeg’s vegan certification program has […]

How To Stop Using Animal Names In Vein: 8 Cruelty-Free Idioms To Know

4 Mins Read PETA has previously been mocked for advocating for the replacement of certain idioms that are “anti-animal”. While many might see this as a bit of a non-issue, there’s perhaps a point to be made about the way some of the most commonly used idioms in the English language have normalised animal abuse. No matter where […]

Lindt Is Rolling Out Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Bars In Eco Packaging

2 Mins Read Leading Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will be launching a range of vegan chocolate bars made with oat milk this year. There will be three flavours and will be wrapped in 100% recyclable packaging. So far, the company has revealed that it will initially be available in Germany this November, with […]

Cameron Diaz & Katherine Power Launch Vegan Wine Brand

2 Mins Read Hollywood star Cameron Diaz and Clique Brands founder Katherine Power has just launched a new vegan wine company. Called Avaline, the brand offers plant-based and cruelty-free wines made with organic and clean ingredients, and is completely free from isinglass or eggs, which are commonly used in the winemaking process.  For now, Avaline stocks two wines […]

Nestlé Is Launching A Vegan Carnation Condensed Milk Made From Oats

3 Mins Read Swiss food manufacturing giant Nestlé has announced that it plans to launch a non-dairy version of the famous condensed milk product under its brand Carnation. Rolling out in three major retailers in the U.K. later this year, the move comes amid a tidal wave of mainstream brands introducing vegan-friendly products to cater to the fast-growing […]

Coronavirus Triggers Biggest Decline In Global Meat Consumption In Decades

4 Mins Read New data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is sparking the biggest fall in meat consumption in decades all around the world. The trend, which analysts predict will last for at least the next few years, represents good news for the environment, which has undergone severe degradation in large part due to the animal livestock industry.  […]

Is Your Sugar Vegan? Bone Char Filtration, The Industry’s Dirty Secret

4 Mins Read How’s this for a shocking fact: not all sugars on the supermarket shelf are vegan-friendly. Say what? Isn’t sugar from sugarcane? And isn’t that definitely a plant? Yes, but while sugar does not contain animal products, the process used to manufacture refined sugars can involve bone char – aka the bones of cows – making the […]