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Major food investor targets plant-based market in bid to sustainably feed 10 billion people by 2050

A leading food technology-focused investment firm has announced its support for four plant-based companies as part of its bid to transform food sustainability. Blue Horizon Ventures has increased its focus on vegan businesses after securing shares in the vegan food and sustainability companies Algama Foods, Clara Foods, Human Food, and TIPA.   “These are the first …

Experts conclude Belgian doctors were wrong: Vegan diets ARE suitable for children

A group of health experts have concluded that advice given by Belgian doctors was incorrect, and that vegan diets are perfectly suitable for children. The team of health professionals and doctors of science was formed after the publication of the ‘alarmist opinion’ of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (RAMB) on vegan diets. In …

Beyond Meat launches plant-based sausages in UK supermarkets

Tesco has partnered with Beyond Meat to bring the company’s plant based sausages to 458 stores across the UK. After introducing the Beyond Burger last year, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain will add the Beyond Sausages on September 26. The vegan pork sausage packs in 16 grams of protein and has been created from peas, …

Angry customers demand Wendy’s adds vegan options

More than 25,000 customers have demanded fast food chain Wendy’s adds plant-based burgers to its menu. Lana Weidgenant, a college student, launched a petition urging the fast-food chain to catch up with the times and expand its menu with vegan varieties. She is unhappy with the restaurant’s failure to keep up with its competitors, many …

Pizza Express expands vegan range to meet a ‘shift in consumer behaviour’

Pizza giant Pizza Express has expanded its vegan range with the addition of three plant-based dishes this autumn.  The company has announced the new menu includes a cheesy vegan Calzone Verdure and a Baked Garlic Mushroom stuffed with vegan cheese. Pizza Express also says the new Risotto con Funghi can be veganised. The new dishes …

Vegan smoked salmon sandwiches launched at Waitrose

UK supermarket Waitrose has launched a vegan smoked salmon sandwich using smoked and marinated carrot strips in place of fish. The ‘Vegan No Smoked Salmon & Dill’ sandwich also contains lemon, dill, spinach leaves, meringued vegan spread and mayonnaise. Supermarkets are adapting to demand by introducing vegan variations to their popular meat options. Morrisons released …

Ireland first totally vegan supermarket has arrived

Ireland’s first ever 100% vegan supermarket has launched in Dublin to cater for a rapidly growing market. Veganic has opened its doors in St Stephen’s Green to make plant-based shopping easier while allowing customers to put their cash towards a fully vegan company. The company was launched by a team who explained: “We are organic …

Restaurant chain replaces beef with Beyond Meat in all dishes

New York-based restaurant chain Just Salad is ditching beef from its entire menu and replacing it with plant-based Beyond Meat as the company promises to put ‘planet over profit’. The restaurant chain has announced that its top-selling smokehouse steak salad will no longer be an option at any of its 40 locations. Instead, it has …

The US switching to plant-based meat would be like taking 60 million cars off the road

If everyone in the US ditched meat it would be equal to taking 60 million cars off the road while saving 35–50% of land needed to grow crops for animals, a new study has revealed. Gidon Eshel, lead author of study Environmentally Optimal, Nutritionally Sound, Protein and Energy Conserving Plant Based Alternatives to Meat, indicated …

Richmond launches vegan sausages

Sausage giant Richmond has announced it is launching a vegan version of its popular bangers. The Kerry Group’s brand is a top choice for many meat eaters, and the company announced its moving into the meat alternative market to meet unprecedented demand.  The vegan bangers will hit UK supermarkets at £2.50 for a pack of …

Vegan cheesesteak sandwich restaurant opens in London

A new vegan cheesesteak restaurant which offers Philly-style sandwiches stuffed with plant-based meat has opened its doors in London. Jake’s Vegan Steaks has opened a takeaway store in Highbury, and also stocks its sandwiches in The Horatia pub next door to the shop.  The company has run as a catering services in the UK capital …

Hemp tofu is the new high-protein, nutritious option taking the vegan world by storm

For some people, traditional tofu is off the menu due to allergies or simple taste preferences. But hang-on, have you tried the alternative version called Hemp tofu?  Or are you wondering if it’s worth the hype? What is hemp tofu?  Also known as Hemp-fu and Hefu, hemp tofu is simply tofu made from hemp seeds …