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NEW Phuture Foods Plant Based Pork for Hong Kong

Phuture Foods is looking to monopolize the Asian food industry by pioneering a plant-based pork substitute called Phuture Minced Pork to meet high demands for pork in the continent.  The start-up intends to sell vegan pork meat in Hong Kong with plans to expand in Malaysia and Singapore thereafter. With the plant-based pork being halal, …

Vegan JUST Egg to launch in 2,000+ Kroger stores across the US

Grocery king Kroger has partnered with plant-based startup JUST and will stock JUST Vegan Eggs in more than 2,000 stores across the US, reports CNN. Josh Tetrick- the Co-Founder and CEO of JUST, calls the launch with Kroger, ‘a big deal’.  Some Kroger stores already display the mung bean based bottled vegan egg, but the …

Eating Plant Based May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Globally, diabetes is on the rise! The World Health Organization reports that the number of people with diabetes has escalated from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Researchers studying diabetes have always stressed on following a wholesome diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts and keeping meat consumption to …

Footballer Blames Cattle Farming for Amazon Fires

Fires raging over two weeks in the Amazon are ripping the atmosphere apart and the situation is catastrophic. This year has been extremely bad for the Amazon in Brazil with over 72,843 fires torching the rainforest between January and August – a dramatic increase of 84 percent on the same period in 2018. Chris Smalling, …

Hunters to be Allowed to Shoot Almost Double the Amount of Black Rhinos in South Africa

South Africa can now hunt up to nine adult rhinos per year, almost double of what they were initially allowed after convincing the panel that the money raised will support conservation of the critically endangered species at this year’s CITES conference in Geneva.   The decision follows the recent upsurge of the black rhino population. The …

The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning Down

Wildfires in the Amazon are often re-occuring during the dry season in Brazil; however, this year in particular has been a lot worse than previous. INPE claims that the amount of wildfires are not to be blamed for the dry season entirely, as the amount of illegal deforestation fires increase for agriculture space.  Smoke from …

Half a Billion Bees Have Died in Brazil

More than 500 million bees died in four Brazilian states and that too in a span of 90 days, reported Bloomberg. In Rio Grande do Sul alone, 400 million bees dropped dead. On inspection, most of these insects were reportedly poisoned by insecticides containing neonicotinoids and fipronil that were officially banned by the EU in …

Vegan Haribo Sweets Now in Tesco

The soft, jelly, fruit flavoured candy comes in a cute golden 11-inch-tall bear-shaped container. Most of the German confectionery company’s recipes use non vegetarian glazing agents- beeswax, beef or pork gelatin.  However, Haribo’s latest candy has no traces of animal ingredients, appeasing vegans. The soft jelly sweets contain fruit juice concentrates from lemons, oranges, strawberries, …

80% of Americans plan to replace meat with plant-based alternatives

According to Numerator’s Infoscout Omnipanel data, 80% of US shoppers might replace a portion or all of their meat consumption with meatless alternatives. Results of the study indicated that 21% were ready to go completely vegan; 23% intended to replace a sizeable portion; whereas 36% were comfortable in replacing only a small portion of their …

Plant based KFC-style popcorn chicken pieces at Asda

Asda is wooing vegans with its plant-based array of dishes that are not only meat-free but tasty. UK’s second-largest supermarket chain now sells its own vegan, KFC-style, frozen, soy-based chicken pieces in a crispy southern-fried coating. The item is low in saturated fat and a source of protein, according to the product’s label. This meat-free …

Iceland Just Held a Funeral for its First Glacier Lost to Climate Change

We’re losing to global warming and Mother Nature is not impressed. Iceland commemorated the death of its Okjökull – a glacier spanning 16sq km (6.2 square miles) in 1892 but reduced to a mere 0.7sq km (0.2 square miles) in 2012. The glacier was declared dead in 2014 and its glacier tag, jökull, was dropped …

Vegans angry with UK supermarket for replacing bacon with carrot in BLT sandwiches

Morrisons in its zest to offer vegans variety introduced a variation on the classic BLT sandwich by substituting bacon with carrot, but the move has backfired and left passionate vegans fuming. The CLT also includes tomatoes, lettuce and vegan mayo, along with the smoky carrot strips all sandwiched between malted bread. It costs £2.20 and …