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New book: ‘Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions’

‘In recent decades, as more Jews have adopted plant-based lifestyles, Jewish vegan and vegetarian movements have become increasingly prominent. This book explores the intellectual, religious, and historical roots of veganism and vegetarianism among Jews and presents compelling new directions in Jewish thought, ethics, and foodways. The contributors, including scholars, rabbis, and activists, explore how Judaism […]

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More than one in five Brits will be meat-free by 2020, with number of vegans set to triple

Veganism will gain the most new followers in 2019, with numbers set to triple by the end of the year  A vegetarian diet is the cheapest on average, costing 26 percent less than a diet that includes meat Almost 12 million Brits (22%) say they will follow a vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian diet by the end of this year, […]

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Supermarket first: Sainsbury’s introduce meat-alternative section into meat aisles

Sainsbury’s will be the first UK supermarket to sell meat-alternatives next to the real deal Sainsbury’s to introduce a meat-alternative section into its meat, fish and poultry aisles. The new section will be trialled across 20 UK stores from 27th January. Plant-based products, such as vegetarian and vegan burgers, steaks, mince, and sausages will be available to […]

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Spanish startup creates 3D printed vegan steak from seaweed

Spanish startup NovaMeat is on a mission to transform the world of protein with its 3D printed seaweed-based vegan steaks. Founded by Italian bioengineer Giuseppe Scionti last year, NovaMeat has created a sustainable, nutritious alternative to traditional animal-based meat with the use of tissue engineering and bio-printing. The new plant-based product not only looks like steak, but it also has […]

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First ever app to help you go vegan released on World Vegan Day after half of Brits say they’d take the plunge

A first of its kind mobile app to help people go vegan is being launched today after research showed half of Brits would consider becoming vegan. The Vegan Society has released the free VeGuide app – which is now available on Android and iOS devices – to mark its 74th birthday this World Vegan Day […]

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Bristol is the vegan capital of the UK

Across the UK, people are spending more on vegan products, and plant based diets are trending more than ever online. Recent reports state a 360% increase in vegans in Britain between 2006 – 2016, and while some Brits take up the vegan lifestyle due to their beliefs on animal cruelty, research finds that nearly a […]

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UK rail companies urged to provide vegan food onboard trains

Vegan Society campaign aims to increase number of plant-based offerings for passengers. UK train companies are being urged to improve their onboard catering for vegan passengers and offer more plant-based food and drink options. The Vegan Society is asking its thousands of members and supporters to contact rail companies and request that they expand their ranges of […]

Tel Aviv shwarma restaurant turns forest mushrooms in to vegan “meat”

Well-known vegan chef Harel Zakaim opened Sultana, a new vegan shawarma shop in Tel Aviv, where he replicates lamb meat with forest mushrooms. According to Israeli media outlet Haaretz, the mushroom meat has a texture “reminiscent of chicken,” and promises to be the “original shawarma experience, only 100 percent vegan.” The shawarma is served with “all the usual components” including tahini sauce, […]

The Beyond Burger vegan burger will go on sale in Tesco in August. Photograph: Beyond Meat

‘Bleeding’ vegan burger to get UK launch in Tesco next month

Beyond burgers, which sold out on US launch, to be stocked on shelves alongside meat. A plant-based burger that “bleeds” from US brand Beyond Meat is to make its UK retail debut in Tesco in the first week of August. The Beyond burger – the company’s flagship vegan-friendly product which sold out after its January 2017 launch in the US – […]

Jamie Oliver to promote eating ‘less or no meat’ in vegan TV show

Famed UK chef Jamie Oliver is set to air a Friday night special featuring exclusively vegan dishes to celebrate plant-based eating and encourage viewers to eat ‘less or no meat’.  Parkour athlete Tim Shieff and television presenter Jimmy Doherty will also appear on the show. Click here to read the full story over on Plant Based News.

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