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New Zealand government encourages plant-based eating

New Zealand’s government has included the promotion of plant-based eating in a groundbreaking report into the future of its health sector and sustainability. The Ministry of Health published report titled Sustainability and the Health Sector, which looks into the carbon footprint of hospitals and other healthcare providers. It suggests introducing new vegan menus, encouraging people …

Greggs to develop more vegan options due to staggering sausage roll demand

Due to overwhelming demand of its infamous vegan sausage roll, Greggs will roll out the product to all 1800 stores across the UK, and is looking into developing more vegan options. The vegan sausage roll, which has 96 layers of light puff pastry wrapped around Quorn filling, was launched on January 3 in 900 stores. …

Greggs to open 100 new stores thanks to vegan sausage roll success

The raging success of the Greggs vegan sausage roll has led sales at the budget baker to skyrocket. And now the UK business is set to capitalise on its success by opening 100 new stores in the rest of this year alone. Greggs already has nearly 2,000 locations, and while other high street food businesses …

Vegan pizzeria wins top award at World Pizza Championships

Pizzeria Purezza has claimed a sensational first ever vegan victory at the World Pizza Championships, coming away as an emphatic winner of the Pizza Classica category. The Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza, held in Parma, Italy, featured the world’s best pizzas from across the globe. Vegan company Purezza, which has sites in Brighton and London, UK, …

Man loses 100lbs on plant-based diet then opens a vegan restaurant

Doctors told father of three James McGee, from Texas, USA, there was not much hope for him to live for another year, but switching to a plant-based diet has turned his life around. McGee was suffering from such serious and complicated health issues that he was taking 22 medications, and given little chance of recovery …

11 year old award-winning vegan chef opens first restaurant

Award-winning vegan chef, Omari McQueen, is about to open his first restaurant at only 11 years old – making him perhaps the world’s youngest restaurateur.  The pop-up restaurant, Dipalicious, will be in Boxpark, Croydon, from August 17-24. Menu details have not yet been released, but McQueen has shown off his BBQ jackfruit and breadfruit chips …

The New Greggs Summer Menu Includes The Vegan Mexican Bean Wrap

Greggs has launched a new summer menu to be rolled out across the UK this year, and it includes the popular Mexican Bean & Sweet Potato Wrap which hit selected stores last summer. The wrap was first launched on the Greggs menus last summer but has been infamously hard to track down, and the new …

Vegan company’s meat alternatives saved 3.5 million animal lives last year

A leading vegan company estimates it saved the equivalent of 3.5 million animals last year as sales of its meat alternative range soared. The Fry Family Food Co. has estimated the number of animals saved by people opting for their range of plant-based alternatives instead of their favourite meat products – including prawn-style pieces, meat-free …

This ice cream is made with dairy grown in lab – and it sold out immediately

The agri-tech startup Perfect Day have launched an ice cream using 100% lab-grown dairy, which sold out within 24 hours. The product, available in $60 bundles of three flavours – vanilla salted fudge, vanilla blackberry toffee, and milky chocolate – was launched in a limited run of 1,000 pints, sold via the company’s website.  The …

Percy Piggate: Fanatics Are Furious Because The Whole Range Is Now Meat-Free, And Vegans Are Baffled

Marks and Spencer has tweaked its Percy Pig recipes to make the entire range meat-free, and lovers of the sweets have reacted with fury. Percy Pig sweets have achieved an almost cult-like status in the UK, with its Facebook appreciation society now boasting 215,000 members. The classic version contained gelatin and was therefore not suitable …

Vegan chef India Reynolds enters the Love Island villa

ITV2’s reality show Love Island has introduced a new contestant in the form of vegan chef and model, India Reynolds. Reynolds, 28, has more than a quarter of a million Instagram followers, and runs a second Instagram account where she posts vegan recipes.“India is exactly what the show needs at this point in the series,” …

Petition demanding Starbucks stops charging extra for plant milk gains momentum

Starbucks customers are sick and tired of paying to pay extra for plant milk and thousands have now written to the coffee giant demanding equal prices.  Starbucks thankfully now has a soy option, but charges vegans extra to opt for a dairy-free drink. A petition launched by PETA now has more than 42,000 supporters, who …