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What is Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)? Everything you need to know about TVP

Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) or Textured Soy Protein (TSP)  was one of the first commercially available meat alternatives for vegans across the globe. But what is TVP? Is it healthy? What does it taste like? Where can you buy it? How can you cook with it? Totally Vegan Buzz brings you the ultimate guide. What …

Retailer Boohoo exposed for advertising animal products as ‘faux fur’

Fashion retailer Boohoo has been warned by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) after it was caught advertising clothes containing animal products as fake fur. A complaint from Humane Society International (HSI) claimed the pom poms on a women’s jumper sold by Boohoo contained animal fur, yet the company was misleading customers by advertising it as …

Mark Zuckerberg throws weight behind groundbreaking lab-grown leather company

Mark Zuckerberg has thrown his considerable weight behind vegan biotech business Modern Meadow – a company developing lab-grown cruelty-free leather. The New Jersey-based business is aiming to disrupt the $100 Billion animal leather industry, and has now raised $54m funding since 2014. Modern Meadow’s materials are created with the company’s designed collagen protein, Zoa. According …

Pharma company AbbVie bans forced swim animal testing in groundbreaking move

Pharma company AbbVie has made a groundbreaking industry move to ban forced swim tests on animals. Forced swimming tests, also known as a behavioural despair test, are used on rodents to assess depression-like symptoms. It involves putting the mice or rats in a glass cylinder filled with water, from which they cannot escape. Abbvie, which …

BBC calculator confirms going vegan is the best way to save the environment

Going vegan is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint, a new BBC food calculator confirms. The calculator indicates the most damaging foods to the environment are meat, dairy, chocolate and coffee. The calculator asks users about their weekly food consumption and calculates how much you contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the …