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Vegan bacon startup raises $40 million – secures investment from Robert Downey Jr.’s venture fund

“Whole cuts of meats are the majority of the market and the next frontier for plant-based food companies” Celebrity activist Robert Downey Jr. has become an investor in plant-based meat company, Atlast Food Co. that raised a Series A round of $40 million USD to scale up production of its sell-out MyBacon products. Viking Global …

Starbucks’ Earth Month initiative slammed as ‘greenwash’

“Starbucks’ empty pledges to help save the planet are soured by its greedy decision to milk its eco-minded customers…” Starbucks has come under fire for its new Starbucks Earth Month Game. In celebration of Earth Month, the global coffee chain is offering its Starbucks Rewards members a year’s supply of free dairy-free drinks throughout the …

Burger King at University Hospital closed following doctor-led campaign

Former chief medical resident at University Hospital, Dr. Saray Stancic says: “Several life-threatening conditions are linked to high-fat fare like bacon cheeseburgers,” typically served at Burger King. Doctors of a New Jersey University hospital have managed to close down a Burger King outlet following a successful campaign. Hospital CEO, Shereef Elnehal, MD, confirmed that the …

Welsh farmer slams Lewis Hamilton for urging followers to stop eating meat

The F1 champ Lewis Hamilton is under fire after he shared a BBC article – headlined ‘Confessions of a slaughterhouse worker’ – on Instagram. A Welsh farmer has slammed Lewis Hamilton for telling his 21.8 million followers to stop eating meat. The F1 champion and vegan advocate recently shared a BBC article headlined ‘Confessions of …

22-year-old kinesiology student says vegan diet and exercise helped her shed 50lb

“I enjoy the vegan lifestyle because I have a lot of energy from eating tons of carbs, and I have less stomach issues as well.”  A kinesiology student says going vegan has helped her lose weight, transformed her life, and inspired her to become a ‘personal trainer’. Sharing her weight loss journey, 22-year-old Hope Peterson …

Lewis Hamilton urges 21.8 million Instagram followers to ‘please stop eating meat’

The vegan athlete cited a BBC article that states “100 million animals per month [are] killed in the UK.” Lewis Hamilton is urging his followers to ditch meat. The F1 champ, who regularly uses his platform to promote animal rights causes shared a year-old BBC article – Confessions of a slaughterhouse worker – on his …

Fossil launches eco-friendly cactus leather totes to celebrate Earth Month

Alongside its new eco-friendly tote bag, Fossil is also releasing a limited-edition solar watch is in celebration of Earth Month and as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. This week, classic accessory brand Fossil launched a “pro-planet tote bag collection” made from cactus leather. The new collection is in celebration of Earth Month and …

Birds Eye named official plant-based supporter of Team GB for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

“As the fastest growing meat-free brand, we have a relentless ambition to demonstrate the delicious power of plants, dispelling any lingering misconceptions around the meat-free category.” Birds Eye has been announced as the ‘Official Plant-Based Supporter of Team GB’, at the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The move will see packs sport a new union …

WHO calls for ban on market sale of live wild animals as an ’emergency public health measure’ against COVID-19

“Traditional markets, where live animals are held, slaughtered and dressed, pose a particular risk for pathogen transmission to workers and customers alike.” The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging food markets to stop selling live wild animals as an ‘emergency measure’ against emerging infections. The call comes after a WHO team visited China’s Wuhan city …

Amazon’s vegan cooking show wins two prestigious Taste Awards

Vegan cooking show New Day New Chef won two Taste Awards, including ‘Best Series Pilot’ and ‘Best Filmed at Home Episodes or Film’. A vegan show has won two honors at the 12th Annual Taste Awards held virtually. The annual Taste Awards (aka the TASTY Awards) are also known as the ‘Oscars’ of food, fashion, …

Vegan student wins case against college that said ‘study unit on farming or fail’

Fiji Willetts said the one-year animal management course was only advertised as ‘great for people who love animals’ and are ‘passionate about conservation’. A Bristol-based vegan student has won a discrimination case against her college after she was told that a unit on farming was mandatory and opting out would result in an ‘automatic fail’. …

Karl Lagerfeld uses cactus leather for new vegan designer handbag collection

The luxury fashion house releases its first 11-piece vegan and eco-friendly collection in partnership with model Amber Valletta. Fashion house Karl Lagerfeld has launched its first vegan leather handbag collection made from cactus and organic cotton.  The label collaborated with 1990s supermodel, actress, and friend of the late fashion mogul, Amber Valletta to debut a …