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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 […]

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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, […]

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‘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 – […]

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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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Tesco sells out of its first order of 40,000 Vivera vegan steaks in just days

‘Netherlands-based vegan food company Vivera reports that its “groundbreaking” plant-based steak has sold nearly 40,000 units after its debut at Tesco stores last week. Over 400 Tesco locations throughout the UK now carry Vivera’s plant-based steak, the world’s first vegan steak to be offered at retailers. In a press release, the company revealed that Tesco locations had nearly sold out of […]

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Vegan is the new kosher, rabbis worldwide declare

Rabbi David Rosen, one of the leading Jewish interfaith activists, would like Jews to consider veganism as the new kosher. He joins more than 70 rabbis worldwide who have signed a declaration urging Jews around the world to embrace veganism. Read the full CBC story here.

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Sixty senior rabbis call for end to ‘evil crime’ of live animal shipments

Chief rabbi of Beersheba says every rabbi should join protest; anyone buying such meat is complicit in activity that is against human and Torah morality, writes Sue Surkes in Times of Israel. Click here to read the full story.

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One third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated

Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated. Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics suggested that around 24 per cent or 141,000 deaths each year in Britain were preventable,  but most of that was due to smoking, alcohol or obesity. […]

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France bans use of ‘meat terms’ for products which don’t contain meat

As explained here by Vegan Life Magazine, under a new law in France, the use of terms including ‘sausage’, ‘burger’ and ‘steak’ for veggie products will result in fines of up to €300,000 (around £260,000). We would much rather see the French government ban the likes of foie gras which causes untold misery for ducks and […]

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe movement went mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare… what’s driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Written by Dan Hancox for the Guardian. Click here to read the full story.

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