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Beyond skin founder Natalie Dean: How my vegan shoe brand has thrived for 18 years in a turbulent market

Eighteen years ago, founder of vegan designer shoe brand Beyond Skin, Natalie Dean, watched a ‘harrowing’ documentary about the dairy industry. This was her vegan breaking point, pushing her from vegetarianism to a full-on plant-based lifestyle. But she quickly realised changing her diet was only the beginning. “The documentary really upset me, it tipped me …

Piers Morgan branded a ‘misleading plonker’ for bizarre attack on vegans

Piers Morgan has been slammed for attacking vegans in a brash interview about Iceland’s banned Christmas advert. Morgan made bizarre comments about soy products and vegans during an interview with Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker about the supermarket’s anti-palm oil Christmas advert. The Good Morning Britain presenter grilled Walker about Iceland’s decision to campaign against …

World’s Biggest Meat Alternative Factory Opens In The UK To Meet Skyrocketing Demand

The worlds biggest meat alternative factory has opened in the UK, producing the equivalent of 1,600 cows a week in vegan and veggie products. Quorn Foods’ Belasis site in Billingham, North East England will double its existing production capacity, adding 20,000 tonnes a year. The company has recently invested £150m in veggie and vegan products …

A Farm’s 6,000 healthy hens will be slaughtered if they aren’t adopted before Christmas

A farm is racing against time in an attempt to rehome 6,000 hens before Christmas to avoid sending them to slaughter. Minskip Farm Shop in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, produces free-range eggs, but a flock of 6,000 are at the end of their commercial laying cycle. If the owners don’t find new homes for the hens …

A vegan was excluded from their family Christmas celebration for not eating meat, and the story is heartbreaking

Luckily, as veganism grows attitudes towards a plant-based lifestyle seem to be improving. But most vegans still know what it’s like to be made to feel as if you’re an inconvenience at meal-times. Uninformed meat-eaters may label you as being ‘picky’ without understanding the ethical, health and environmental factors which make veganism a no-brainer. Christmas …

Asda reveals vegan Christmas range including vegan cheese board

Asda is the latest supermarket to release a wide selection of vegan festive treats for this year’s Christmas dinner. One third of Brits are now cutting down on meat, and supermarkets are reacting to the trends by upping their vegan game. See Asda’s vegan selection below. Vegan Mushroom and Chestnut Nut Roast with Cranberry Star …

Co-op reveals exciting vegan Christmas range including pomegranate-glazed stuffing wreath

As Christmas draws closer, vegans will be searching the high street for the best offers in town. Co-op has revealed a wide range of 2018 offers for plant-based festivities to appeal to the vegan chef’s appetite. Main course For main course, the Irresistible Festive Stuffing Wreath with Pomegranate Glaze costs £4 for a 518g serving. …

Waitrose reveals festive feast of delicious vegan Christmas dinner options

Vegans can start getting excited for their plant-based Christmas dinners after Waitrose revealed its festive feast on offer this year. The supermarket has expanded its 2018 offer after vegan and veggie food sales rose by 85% this year. The selection for the 2018 holidays has plenty of mouth-watering options. See the vegan options on offer …

All hope was lost for these four battery hens, until a vegan opened her heart and home to them

Most battery hens live their entire lives in horrific conditions. But for a few, their terrible luck in life can turn around. Thanks to generous vegans like Dawn Needham, from Ripon, North Yorkshire, there is sometimes light at the end of the tunnel. After turning vegan last year thanks to influence of her daughter, Dawn …

Iceland’s ‘No-Turkey’ vegan Christmas dinner is an absolute bargain

Iceland has launched its vegan Christmas dinner centrepiece to give chefs a bargain option for the most important meal of the year. The No Turkey Christmas Dinner sets vegans back just £2.50, and will be available in Iceland stores and online from 18 November. The festive highlight contains Iceland’s ‘No Turkey’ slices as well as …

Frankie & Benny’s offers unlimited vegan nuggets for just £5.99

Frankie and Benny’s is offering all you can eat vegan nuggets this week (November 12-16) for just £5.99. The American-Italian chain, which recently added more vegan options to its menu, created the promotion to allow vegans to join in on National Nugget Day (November 13). The offer will run at 250 stores across the UK. …

A vegan host called a Christmas guest a ‘meat-eating NAZI’ for bringing ham to dinner, and the internet exploded

At Christmas, many vegans will sit around a table filled with meat and dairy products. There are many different coping strategies for vegans during the holidays. Some will passionately discuss their vegan values with friends and family without blinking an eye. Others will bite their tongues, quietly endure interrogations and avoid contentious topics to reduce …