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QUIZ: Most people can’t name all these fruits and vegetables – can you?

Fruit and veg. There’s no getting around it – if you’re a vegan, you’ll eventually have to eat one. But how many can you name by sight? Do you know your plantain from your papaya? Your guava from your garlic? Your radicchio from your rutabaga? (Some of these even we haven’t heard of.) Play the quiz …

Costco now sells vegan JUST Egg in bulk

Vegan company JUST Egg has launched its plant-based egg replacement in Costco.  The bulk sale chain will sell packages of 12-ounce bottles of the liquid egg product for $9.99 in 10 stores in California, and starting next week more locations in the Pacific Northwest will stock the egg replacement. JUST Egg is made from mung …

Vegan pizzeria spends profits on building homes for rescue pigs

 A vegan pizzeria is using all of the profits from a new plant-based pizza to build homes for rescued pigs. Purezza, the UK’s first all-vegan pizzeria, based in Brighton, UK has launched a limited edition pizza called The Laughing Pig, and the company will donate all profits to Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary.  The 10 acre …

IKEA’s vegan hot dogs are now cheaper than the meat version

IKEA’s sensational vegan hot dogs are now cheaper than the meat version at stores in Sweden. The popular Veggie Dog, which has been sold to two million shoppers in its first two months and five million since last August, is now the cheaper option despite sounding infinitely more appealing than its meaty counterpart.  The vegan …

Vegan Taste Test: Leon’s new pulled jackfruit nuggets

Fast food chain Leon recently expanded its vegan offering with a whole host of new plant-based treats, but how did the new Jack Wings stack up in the Totally Vegan Buzz vegan taste test? Leon upped its vegan game to coincide with the company’s 15th birthday, with a new menu which includes the Raspberry and …

Farmers plant 20 percent more peas as vegan meat replaces animal agriculture

Farmers in the US and Canada are upping the production of peas as the amount of crops grown for animal agriculture continues to decline. Farmers planted approximately 20 percent more peas this year, while the amount it corn, soy and wheat crops grown for feed in the animal agriculture industry has fallen by 3 percent. …

Jaden Smith’s new truck gives free vegan food to the homeless in LA

Jaden Smith has opened up a free vegan food truck for the homeless population of Los Angeles, US. The ‘I Love You’ truck opened this weekend in Skid Row – which has one of the largest homeless populations in the US. The 21-year-old rapper wrote on Instagram: “@ILoveYouRestaurant Is A Movement That Is All About …

Supermarkets in Asia have swapped plastic for banana leaves

A new environmentally-friendly form of packaging which uses banana leaves in place of plastic is catching on in Asia. The packaging has become a feature at many supermarket chains in Vietnam, inspired by a supermarket in Thailand which went viral for the ingenious idea. Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand became a Facebook sensation with eco-friendly …

Aldi launches ‘I Am Vegan’ range to meet ‘growing popularity for vegan options’

Aldi has launched a new plant-based range named ‘I Am Vegan’ to meet a growing demand among its customers for vegan food. The company’s UK supermarkets will feature new high-protein quarter pounder burgers which cost £1.99 for a pack of two.  The I Am Vegan range is a new own-label Aldi range, and the company …

MorningStar’s Corn Dogs are now totally vegan

Morningstar Farms has veganised its popular Veggie Classic Corn Dogs as the company continues its transition to veganism. The recipe has been reworked to remove eggs from the dogs and the packaging now features the official vegan symbol.  Earlier this year the Kellogg’s-owned brand announced it will remove animal products form its entire range, which …

KFC’s vegan Imposter Burger is back thanks to overwhelming demand

KFC’s plant-based Imposter Whopper has returned after selling out within three days of the initial launch. The fast food giant launched its plant-based chicken burger recently for an initial month-long trial, but it sold out due to overwhelming demand. But KFC has restocked in limited stores across the country – at least until stocks last.  …

Vegan taste test: Subway’s new plant-based sub with vegan aioli

This year Subway finally added a vegan sub to its menu. The new sandwich features a vegan patty made from red pepper, spicy chilli, garlic and red onion – but how did it hold up in the Totally Vegan Buzz taste test? The new sandwich comes with a choice of the fast food chain’s salad, …