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Live animal exports to be banned in England and Wales

Sending live animals abroad for slaughter will be banned in England and Wales under new government plans, writes the BBC: ‘Environment Secretary George Eustice said the ban could be in force by the end of 2021 in a post-Brexit break from EU trade rules. The RSPCA has welcomed the move, saying it would be “a […]

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Israel’s Remilk serves up dairy products made without animals

‘Israeli startup Remilk hopes to be the first company in the world to bring real dairy milk products to market without needing a single cow in the process. “Relying on animals to make our food is no longer sustainable,” said Aviv Wolff, who co-founded the startup up last year. “The implications of animal farming are […]

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The 3D-printed steak that could help us reduce meat consumption

A start-up firm in Israel, Redefine Meat, is using industrial-scale 3D-printing to produce a plant-based ‘alt-steak’ that it says has a structure and texture similar to that of the real thing. Click here to read the full story

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Ikea restaurant meals to be 50% plant-based by 2025

‘As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA is taking the next step towards making healthy and sustainable food more affordable and desirable to the many people. By adding more options to the menu in IKEA restaurants that are both more nutritious and delicious, IKEA hopes to inspire more healthy and sustainable choices. New […]

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12-year-old vegan entrepreneur Omari McQueen lands TV show on CBBC

‘Cookbook author, CEO and award-winning chef Omari McQueen has just landed his first mainstream TV show on the BBC’s children’s channel, CBBC,’ writes Vegan Food Living. ‘Budding entrepreneur Omari McQueen has many strings to his bow with prestigious awards, a restaurant, a line of dips and snacks, and a cookbook already under his belt at […]

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Number of vegans in Europe doubles

German vegan supermarket chain Veganz has conducted research into veganism in Europe and found that within four years, the number of vegans has doubled from 1.3 million in 2016 to 2.6 million in 2020. Read the full story here on the Veganz website. ⁠⁠

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Vegan menu coming to McDonald’s

‘Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced it will introduce a line of plant-based meat alternatives called “McPlant” in 2021. McDonald’s said it would offer plant-based burgers, chicken substitutes and breakfast sandwiches. Barclays Bank forecasts that consumption of meat alternatives might be worth $140bn (£106bn) by 2029. McDonald’s has tested out a plant-based burger in Canada […]

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Veganuary welcomes its one-millionth participant

Veganuary has just welcomed its one-millionth ever participant. That’s one million month-long vegan challenges over the past seven years. ‘Our founders, Jane and Matthew, first came up with the idea of Veganuary at their kitchen table back in 2014. That year, just over 3,000 people signed up. Now, look at how far Veganuary has come.’ […]

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Europe’s vegan meat & dairy market to reach €7.5 billion in the next 5 years

A new report reveals that Europe’s vegan meat and dairy market is growing fast as consumers embrace plant-based alternatives, writes Live Kindly: Europe’s vegan meat and dairy market is expected to reach €7.5 billion by 2025. The plant-based meat and dairy markets are small, but fast-growing. Retail sales increased by about 10 percent between 2010 […]

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UK gets its first ‘vegan butcher’ shop

‘If you’re wondering what exactly does a vegan butcher mean in practice? Well, you’ll be able to stock up on some of their vegan alternatives to meat including a rack of jack, lobstah salad, meatballs, chick’n lover pate or shredded BBQ pulled porc – alongside dirty burger patties, packets of baycon, cheeze sauce & chilli-non-carne. […]

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