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Pret has added 8 new delicious vegan dishes because it’s ‘what customers want’

Pret is upping its vegan range as the company makes a huge overhaul to adapt to changing consumer demands. The brand announced the biggest overhaul in its 33-year history, introducing 20 new recipes – eight of which are vegan. Smashed avocado, gluten free bread, roasted chestnuts and dishes inspired by Asian cuisine feature heavily on …

Naming vegan products ‘Sausages’ or ‘Burgers’ could be outlawed under proposed EU legislation

Products such as ‘veggie burger’ and ‘vegan sausage’ have become more and more prominent on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus in recent years, but they may be resigned to the history books across the EU if proposed legislation passes. On Monday the European Parliaments Agriculture Committee voted on regulations which demand that only products containing …

PizzaExpress has launched a vegan version of its famous house dressing to accompany a new vegan range

Leading UK restaurant brand PizzaExpress has launched a vegan version of its house dressing to accompany a new plant-based mezze pizza. The vegan version of the award-winning House Light Dressing will be available at restaurants and in Asda from April 11. The non-vegan version of Pizza Express’ house dressing has been a favourite for consumers, …

The US has pulled the plug on a ‘disturbing’ kitten slaughterhouse where scientists fed cats to other cats

A brutal kitten slaughterhouse where cats were fed to other cats is finally being closed down by authorities. The Agricultural Research Services (ARS) lab at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had been conducting horrific tests on cats, which were then euthanized, in efforts to tackle food-borne illness. The procedures involved infecting healthy cats with …

281 tonnes of antibiotics were used on UK chicken farms in just one year, BBC finds

The amount of antibiotic drugs used on UK chicken farms is far higher than previously believed, after the BBC revealed that 281 tonnes were sold in the UK in 2017. Campaigners fear the huge quantities of drugs used could heighten risks of drug resistant diseases and pose a risk to human health and the environment. …

Even Burger King fanatics can’t tell the ‘Impossible Whopper’ from the meat version as customers give rave reviews

Burger King has partnered with Impossible Foods to launch the vegan Impossible Whopper, and reactions to the burger are flooding in. Customers of the fast food giant have given rave reviews to the new plant-based offer, which is available in in 59 locations across Missouri, US and could yet be rolled out across the country …

Cultured Meat: UK Scientists have joined the global race to grow lab-grown bacon

UK scientists are attempting to grow animal cells on blades of grass to kick-start a meat industry free from slaughter. Scientists from the University of Bath are attempting to master cultured meat and keep up with similar projects around the world. Cultured meat attracts varied opinions among vegans – some argue it is not vegan …

April Fool’s: Healthcare company promotes infuriating ‘Vegan transition’ pill which reduces bacon cravings

A healthcare company played a bizarre April Fools joke yesterday, promoting a fake drug to help users transition to veganism. Drug and healthcare company Zava offered ‘Meata-blockers’ which promised to prevent meat cravings and increase empathy for animals. The product descriptions are potentially infuriating for vegans, as it is said to provide ‘all the nutrients’ …

A third of consumers are repulsed by the word ‘Vegan’

More than a third of consumers are put off buying a product purely by the word ‘vegan’, new research has revealed. A study by the World Resources Institute asked US consumers about language used in products. A shocking 35 percent of those questioned said that the word vegan – simply indicating it contains no animal …

A vegan film, music and art festival is coming to London

A vegan and environmentally friendly music and arts event in London will feature the UK’s first vegan film festival this year – and the world premiere of vegan documentary series Planet Vegan. Portobello Live runs from May 5-6 at Portobello Road, London, and will feature many vegan films, documentaries, vegan workshops and celebrity Q&As. The festival …

Carnivore mocked for accidentally promoting veganism after eating a raw squirrel at a vegan market

Infamous carnivore YouTuber Sv3rige has continued his anti-vegan tour of the UK by eating a raw squirrel at a vegan market, but the stunt has once again backfired. The raw meat fanatic targeted Soho Vegan Market on Saturday in a so-called ‘protest’ against veganism. He was accompanied by two other carnivores in a bizarre attack on …

Rescuers found an orangutan with 74 gunshot wounds, but they couldn’t save her baby

A rescued orangutan remains in a critical state after doctors found the animal with 74 gunshot wounds inflicted by poachers. Doctors are battling to save the life of the poor animal, which has been named Hope by her rescuers, but tragically her baby has died from severe injuries and starvation. The mother has been left …