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New cosmetics tests introduced in China will ‘spare countless animals from agony’

The Chinese government has made another step towards reducing animal tests by approving two non-animal methods for testing cosmetics products. Campaigners have celebrated the move which they say will save countless animals from horrific experiments. Until now animals have endured products being dripped into their eyes and rubbed into their skin to test the potential …

Want to prolong your life? A major study has concluded you should go vegan

A major study published in a leading scientific journal has concluded that living a vegan lifestyle is likely to prolong your life. The health benefits of veganism has been well-known for years. A plant-based diet is often rich in nutrients, can protect against certain cancers and lowers the chance of blood disease. And a new …

Leading vegan blogger ‘Minimalist Baker’ will now use meat and eggs, and people are furious

Food blogger Minimalist Baker has been a favourite for vegan chefs for years, covering hundreds of easily accessible plant-based recipes. The blog has amassed millions of followers with quick and simple vegan recipes which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, but fans have been left stunned after the chef behind the brand, Dana …

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 …