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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 …

Alicia Silverstone slams Starbucks again over vegan milk surcharge

“How can a company that has voiced a commitment to sustainability be so hesitant to make a simple change for the betterment of our planet?” Vegan actress and animal advocate Alicia Silverstone is back demanding Starbucks ditches its vegan milk surcharge The coffee giant offers a range of plant-based milks including oat milk, soy milk, …

Plant-powered mum calls for vegan options in schools across the UK

“More than one in a hundred people in the UK are now vegan, and the proportion is growing every year. It’s time our schools catch up and make sure all their pupils feel safe, welcome, and valued.” A vegan pupil’s mother has been campaigning to add vegan options to school menus across the UK. According …

Kim Kardashian to become vegan cooking instructor at ‘Poosh Your Wellness’ Festival

Kim Kardashian will host a vegan cooking tutorial at sister Kourtney Kardashian’s Poosh Your Wellness festival in May. Reality star, fashion mogul, and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian will be doling out cooking instructions during her sister Kourtney Kardashian’s second annual Poosh Your Wellness festival. On May 1, Kardashian will host a guided vegan cooking tutorial of …

Forager rolls out new line of organic, dairy-free ice cream made from cashews

“Our expansion into dairy-free ice cream is another step toward achieving our goal to make delicious, organic, plant-based food that leaves people amazed.” Plant-based company Forager Project is releasing its first line of organic dairy-free frozen treats made from cashew milk in the US.  According to the California-based brand, its all-new line of vegan icecreams …

‘Harry Potter’ star Evanna Lynch joins lawsuit to protect owls from deadly experiments

“There is overwhelming evidence that the results of most experiments on animals can’t be applied to humans. There can be no ethical justification for this grotesque cruelty.” Harry Potter actor Evanna Lynch is challenging a federal law that allows fatal brain experiments on owls. Johns Hopkins University (JHU) experimenter Shreesh Mysore is conducting these experiments …

Morrisons becomes first supermarket to stop selling plastic carrier bags

“We have been listening hard to our customers over the past year and we know that they are passionate about doing their bit to keep plastics out of the environment.” UK supermarket Morrisons has pledged to become the country’s first supermarket to ditch plastic carrier bags completely. While single-use 5p carrier bags were removed by …

World’s largest digital vegan marketplace Vejii launches in Canada

“By providing startups with exposure, we both help the brand and provide our customers with high-quality, plant-based alternatives that they may not have had access to before.”  Online marketplace Vejii has launched its Canadian platform offering a large range of vegan and plant-based products. According to Vejii, its multi-vendor platform ca.shopvejii.com aims to provide a …

Saks Fifth Avenue to ditch fur to match ‘customer preferences and societal shifts’

“Trends constantly evolve and the sale of fur remains a significant social issue. As such, eliminating it from our assortment is the right step for us to take at this time.”  This week, Saks Fifth Avenue announced it will stop selling fur and all animal-fur clothes and accessories will be off its shelves by 2023. …

American singer Loren Gray urges fans to watch Seaspiracy and ‘talk more about it’

Loren Gray is the latest celebrity to plug the anti-fishing Netlfix documentary to her 1.5 million Twitter followers. American model, singer, and social media star Loren Gray is urging her followers to watch Seaspiracy. The 18-year-old, who has millions of followers on social media, is among a slew of celebrities including Bryan Adams, Lucy Watson, …