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Heather Mills launches UK ‘vegan northern powerhouse’

‘Plant-based Valley’ could help lead consumers’ transition from ‘cattle culture diet’ Climate activists have welcomed the launch in the Northumberland countryside of a “vegan Silicon Valley”, which is aimed at helping to fight climate change. The 55-acre site, the brainchild of the entrepreneur Heather Mills, will offer manufacturing, storage and business space exclusively to vegan […]


House of Lords find no evidence “vegetarian burgers” are misleading for consumers

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee have raised concerns that an EU amendment to ban the use of words like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ to describe foods that don’t contain meat would in fact: ·         Reduce consumer clarity ·         Be a barrier to growth for a burgeoning sector of the food industry ·   […]


Look out for JVS at Vegfest London, discussing faith, culture and veganism

Vegfest London returns this October, and JVS has been invited along to participate in a new panel, exploring faith, culture and veganism. JVS Director Lara will talk about veganism from a Jewish perspective, and what it is like to be a Jewish vegan. Stay tuned for more details including the time of the session, which […]


JVS launches brand new networking initiative – Green Drinks: The Jewish Green Networking Event

JVS, together with Shema, The Jewish Environmental Network are excited to be launching Green Drinks: The Jewish Green Networking Event – A regular opportunity for people involved in the Jewish eco-sphere to meet, and find out what is going on in the community. It is a free event, aimed at professionals and lay people who are involved in green […]


JVS working with kosher caterers to ensure vegan options

JVS is delighted to be working with kosher caterers across the country to ensure vegan options are readily available. We have been asking caterers if they have vegan choices, if they are clearly labelled and, where there are courses, we have asked if there is always a vegan option. This information will be published on […]


Cricket club goes vegan to boost inclusivity

A cricket club has turned vegan to be more inclusive of dietary and lifestyle requirements – and players are complaining of resuming matches with “stomachs full of delicious food”. Earley Cricket Club in Reading is the world’s first cricket club to serve a fully plant-based menu after its chairman went vegan and found that match […]


Dr Martens’ profits soar by 70% over success of new vegan range

Dr Martens’ profits have soared by 70 per cent in the year to the end of March, thanks to the success of its new vegan range of boots. According to the footwear brand, online sales also rose by two-thirds to £72.7m, accounting for 16 per cent of total revenues for the company. The shoemaker’s chief executive, Kenny […]


Fry Family Food Co. Increases Plant-based Offering in Sainsbury’s

Plant-based food brand, The Fry Family Food Co. has announced four exciting new additions to its Sainsbury’s range of chilled vegan products. The introduction of the new products follows the continued success of Fry’s chilled and frozen vegan ranges in Sainsbury’s, which launched in October 2018 and includes chicken-style nuggets, meat free smoked hot dogs, […]


Vegan centre opens at Jewish Vegetarian Society

‘We want to use our space to showcase everything veganism has to offer’ The  Jewish Vegetarian Society officially launched its vegan centre at its Golders Green premises with an event attended by more than 300 people. Thanks to a generous philanthropist and crowdfunding, the JVS has transformed the ground floor of its HQ to also incorporate a […]


Sainsbury’s is UK’s first supermarket to stock 100% plant-based BBQ “Ribz”

Sainsbury’s customers can get their hands on the first-of-their-kind vegan ribz from Wednesday 15th May, in stores nationwide. Priced at £4, Plant Power’s® Sweet ‘n’ Smoky Ribz are made with tempeh. Sainsbury’s today announces that it will be the UK’s first supermarket  to stock 100% plant-based, BBQ “Ribz”, as Brits begin to gear up for […]

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