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UNIQLO becomes latest brand to ban alpaca wool following PETA exposé

Japan-based fashion manufacturer UNIQLO has banned alpaca wool after viewing graphic footage released by PETA. Following PETA’s “first-of-its-kind” undercover investigation exposing instances of animal abuse at an Alpaca wool farm, UNIQLO has banned the material from all of its 2,200 stores. The footage was obtained from the world’s largest privately-owned alpaca wool producer located in …

Factory farming is the ‘single most risky behavior’ for another pandemic, report reveals

‘Each new factory farm increases the risk of the next virus spillover – along with the next zoonotic pandemic.’ According to leading food awareness organization ProVeg International, intensive animal farming is the “most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics.”  In its Food & Pandemics Report, ProVeg explores the crucial connection between the current COVID19 crisis …

This time, KFC is launching Beyond Meat’s vegan fried chicken in California

KFC has now planned to test plant-based chicken nuggets from Beyond Meat at select outlets in South California to get customers reviews ahead of a possible nationwide launch. KFC is going to trial Beyond Meat’s vegan fried chicken in about 50 locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego next week for a limited …

IKEA to launch plant-based versions of its iconic meatballs in Europe

‘With the new plant ball we can now offer meat lovers a great tasting, more sustainable alternative – without compromising on the IKEA meatball experience that is loved by so many’ IKEA has announced the launch of new vegan meatballs- a plant-based version of its iconic meatballs. Called Plant Balls, the new meat-free versions are …

Shocking video exposes ‘deeply disturbing’ abuse of cows and sheep for leather trade

‘As the world reels from a deadly virus that originated in humans’ cruel treatment and butchery of animals, this deeply disturbing video footage should set off alarm bells’ A joint investigation by PETA Germany and journalist Manfred Karremann has exposed the extreme cruelty endured by animals like cows and sheep for the global leather trade. The …

Britain’s youngest vegan chef urges government to remove meat and dairy from school meals

‘It’s so important to eat tasty foods that keep us healthy and energised during the day, are kind to the planet, and don’t hurt animals’ 12-year-old Omari McQueen has appealed to the secretary of state for education asking for an end to mandatory meat in school meals. Britain’s youngest vegan chef has joined the PETA …

Oat milk sales surge by 113% at Waitrose

‘The demand from our customers for alternative milks continues to rise, with oat milk proving particularly popular’ Waitrose has recorded a staggering 113% spike in the sales of oat milk over the last year. According to the retailer with the lockdown shuttering cafes, most coffee lovers have been recreating their favourite drinks at home as …

Vegan population grows threefold as plant-based market booms in South Korea

‘People now care about the environment, and the rights of animals, and they are more cautious of what they eat.’ South Korea’s plant-based movement is gaining traction much like the trend’s growing popularity worldwide. The Korea Vegetarian Union (KVU) estimates that there are approximately 500,000 strict vegans in the country, and about 1.5 million who …

Starbucks launches vegan creamers to enjoy coffee at-home

Starbucks has added vegan creamers to its retail line in collaboration with Nestle. Starbucks is set to launch two vegan creamers across retailers nationwide The new creamers are a result of a collaboration between Nestlé and the international coffee giant as part of their global coffee alliance formed in 2018 to bring customers exciting new …

The largest ever ocean clean-up removes 103 tons of plastic waste

‘The oceans can’t wait for these nets and debris to break down into microplastics which impair the ocean’s ability to store carbon and toxify the fragile ocean food web’ Around 103 tons (206,000 pounds) of fishing nets and plastics trash was removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located between the coasts of California and …

Jaden Smith launches first vegan New Balance sneaker

The new vegan sneaker is a reflection of ‘Jaden’s passion for sustainability and progressive fashion’ Actor Jaden Smith has launched his first unisex sneaker made from vegan leather. The 22-year-old – who is known for his efforts in environmental and social activism apart from his connection with stardom collaborated with footwear brand New Balance to …

Plant-based meat sales spike by 23% when sold in meat aisles, shows study

‘The increase in sale demonstrates there is tremendous opportunity for plant-based meats to succeed everywhere’ Plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when placed alongside its meat counterparts at grocery stores, revealed a study by Plant Based Foods Association and U.S retail giant Kroger. As part of the study, PBFA- an association that represents 170 plant-based …