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Scottish Government agrees to add non-dairy milk to free nursery school milk scheme

Following several years of effective campaigning by The Vegan Society with its Play Fair with Plant Milk campaign the Scottish Government has agreed to include plant-based milk alternatives on a government-funded nursery and early learning milk scheme. Play Fair with Plant Milk was set up in 2019, after the society recognised the inequality surrounding the […]

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The Vegan Society criticises plans to ban dairy words on vegan products

The Vegan Society has joined a coalition objecting to plans by the EU that could make it illegal for plant-based foods to be compared to dairy products in future. If approved, ‘dairy’ words such as ‘creamy’ or phrases like ‘alternative to’ could be stripped from almond milk and soya yoghurt to vegan cheese and butter. […]

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UK doctor group encourages patients to go plant-based

‘Plant-Based Health Online will focus on plant-based nutrition as a means to improve patients’ physical and mental health’, writes Liam Pritchett for LiveKindly… Two vegan doctors just created the UK’s first-ever Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered plant-based medical service. Dr. Shireen Kassam MBBS, FRCPath, Ph.D., and Dr. Laura Freeman MBCHB, MRCGP, DRCOG, CCFP, DipIBLM, launched […]

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Vegan meat brand secures £1.25 million in latest funding round as ‘demand soars’

‘Jack & Bry, which makes vegan meat using jackfruit, will use the financing round to expand its retail presence…’, writes Liam Gilliver for Plant Based News. Vegan meat brand Jack & Bry has secured £1.25 million in its latest funding round. The company creates meat-free alternatives to burgers, mince, and sausages using jackfruit. Its flagship pepperoni is […]

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Vegan chicken restaurant to open 1,000 locations in 10 years

Popular vegan burger joint Next Level Burger has now launched a vegan chicken chain called Next Level Clucker, writes Audrey Enjoli for Live Kindly. ‘Oregon-based vegan burger joint Next Level Burger launched the new plant-based chicken chain. Husband and wife duo Cierra and Matt de Gruyter founded the burger chain. It has locations in Washington […]

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Vegan cooking school to open in Las Vegas

The new vegan cooking school will feature beginner and advanced courses for all skill levels, writes Audrey Enjoli for Live Kindly: ‘According to its founders, Mindy Poortinga and Heather Heath, Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery is the first, non-accredited vegan cooking school and deli in the US. The non-accredited school has a target launch […]

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Vegan TV advert on Channel 4

A vegan television advert will air tonight on Channel 4 between 8.10pm and 8.30pm. Of the advert, creators Vegan Friendly UK have said, ‘We really hope it’s going to reach thousands of people and help them make the connection and switch to a plant-based diet’. You’ll also be able to see it for the next […]

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Michelin awards star to vegan restaurant for the first time in France

A vegan restaurant in south-west France has won a Michelin star, the first for an establishment serving only animal-free products in France. Claire Vallee runs the restaurant ONA – which stands for Origine Non Animale – in the city of Ares, near Bordeaux, which she launched in 2016 thanks to crowdfunding from supporters and a loan from a green bank. […]

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LEON launches the UK’s first carbon-neutral burger and fries range in its restaurants

Naturally Fast Food brand LEON is the first fast food brand to serve a carbon-neutral burger and fries range in its restaurants. Launching as part of a new menu on 13th January, the carbon neutral items will make it easier for guests to learn more about the environmental impact of their food choices and choose options […]

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BBC Horizon: Feast to save the planet

Not your average dinner party – Gregg Wallace and Hannah Fry examine the environmental cost of what we put on our plates in the latest BBC episode of Horizon. Click here to watch the programme.

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