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Lewis Hamilton-backed vegan burger chain expands to the US

Neat Burger’s first US address will be Manhattan in New York City. Vegan food chain Neat Burger is set to open its first US location in Manhattan in New York City this Autumn. The vegan food chain, which is backed by F1 champ Lewis Hamilton, offers plant-based cheese burgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs, tater tots, …

Carl Icahn blasts McDonald’s for giving ‘hollow’ responses to ‘animal welfare violations’

The billionaire activist investor has been pushing the fast-food giant to stop pulling the wool over people’s eyes, and finally deliver on its animal welfare promises. Carl Icahn, a feared investor and animal welfare advocate has called out McDonald’s  leadership for “failing” its investors and misleading the public about its animal welfare practices. The 86-year-old …

42% of US campus menus to move towards plant-based

“Any sustainability plan that’s meant to create real change—and not just be greenwashing jargon—will center on shifting from a meat-heavy menu to one that’s focused on plant-based entrées.” Hundreds of universities across the US are set to have more plant-based menu options on their menus in the coming years. The move has been initiated by …

Vegan horrified after being served bacon in McDonald’s McPlant burger

He said he was ‘let down’ by the fast-food chain. Fast food giant McDonald’s has apologized to a vegan after he found a piece of bacon in a McPlant burger. According to Birmingham Live, the vegan diner bought two McPlant burgers from a McDonald’s in Sutton Coldfield on Wednesday morning. However, the shocked Brummie customer …

Vegan dog food is safer and healthier than meat, new study finds

The study revealed that dogs on a well-balanced plant-based diet exhibited fewer signs of poor health than those on conventional dog food regimens. According to a new study, feeding your dog greens or other nutritious plant-based meals, may be healthier and less hazardous than giving them a juicy steak or conventional diets consisting of commercial, …

KFC exposed for ‘misleading’ propaganda of ‘humane’ chicken farming

“We know the truth about how sentient beings are treated for KFC, we have to ask: Is the farm lying to KFC about its welfare standards, or is KFC lying to us?” KFC has come under fire for its “misleading” portrayal of chicken farming. The new investigation follows a short film KFC released last December …

Vegan diet relieves arthritis pain, says study

Study participants who went vegan and eliminated pain-triggering foods saw significant reduction in swollen joints and rheumatoid arthritic pain A low-fat vegan diet can relieve joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients and also help them lose fat, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. The research was conducted by …

Waitrose to sell new vegan ‘chicken wings’ with realistic ‘bones’

Biff’s hero product is a chicken-style wing featuring a fake bone. Waitrose will start selling a vegan chicken wing product featuring a realistic ‘bone’ from 6 April. The product has been created by vegan street food brand Biff’s and is part of a ‘whole damn range’ dropping at almost 300 Waitrose stores across the UK …

Dame Joanna Lumley faces pushback from angry farmers after warning of ‘animal cruelty’

Lumley, a vegetarian for more than 40 years, said the meat and dairy industries as the “greatest source of animal cruelty on the planet”. Dame Joanna Lumley has received pushback from angry farmers for speaking the truth about animal agriculture. The acclaimed actor delivered a lecture to a packed theatre at the Oxford Literary Festival …

Paul McCartney urges Starbucks to ditch the vegan milk surcharge for ‘the future of the planet and animal welfare’

“I sincerely hope that for the future of the planet and animal welfare you are able to implement this policy.” British rock legend Paul McCartney is urging Starbucks to ditch its vegan milk surcharge. The world’s largest coffee chain currently offers five plant milks: oat, soya, almond, coconut, and its exclusive Starbucks Original Nut Blend. …

Post-Brexit Australia trade deal means UK farmers must compete with ‘cruel and unsustainable’ farming practices

“Allowing our trade deal with Australia, a laggard on climate and nature, to be a blueprint for future trade deals would be a backward step for the environment.” The newly signed UK-Australia trade deal is going to have huge implications on the environment, undermine work done by UK farmers, and lower animal welfare standards, conservation …

These UK supermarkets are ‘bombarding’ shoppers with cheap meat despite climate pledges

“Supermarkets are making it even harder for us to eat less meat by encouraging us to buy more meat than we would have, if it hadn’t been on promotion.” Britain’s biggest supermarkets are heavily promoting cheap meat, despite pledging to lead the way towards a more sustainable food system for health and climate change reasons, …