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Vegan journalist receives meat packages and death threats for exposing Waitrose’s William Sitwell

Vegan journalist Selene Nelson has been sent meat packages and death threats since exposing former Waitrose Food editor William Sitwell for his comments about ‘killing vegans’. Last month, in an email exchange, leaked to BuzzFeed News, the food journalist wrote to Sitwell to suggest a series on plant-based food trends. Sitwell responded by suggesting a …

Meat industry leaders declare war against vegan ‘fake news’

Meat industry leaders in Wales have declared war on vegans and vegetarians which they claim are spreading ‘fake news’ to damage beef and lamb sales. Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), or Meat Promotion Wales, said it plans to fight against ‘sensationalist and misleading health claims by the enemies of red meat’. The Daily Post reported comments …

UK government accused of ‘Failure’ to stick to the climate change act a decade after it became law

Just ten years after it became law the UK Government is failing to stick to The Climate Change Act, according to politicians and activists. In November 2008, with almost unanimous support from MPs, the UK ambitiously promised to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The ground-breaking legislation led to some short-term success, as carbon …

Plant-based canned vegan Tuna plans global launch

A plant-based canned tuna alternative with the texture of seafood is ready for the US market and set for a global launch. Atlantic Natural Foods, which specialises in healthy, shelf-stable food, has developed Tuno –  a protein-rich tuna alternative made with non-GMO plant-based ingredients. Light, flaky texture Tuno is gluten-free and Atlantic said it features …

Actor James Cromwell storms Utah capitol building holding dead piglet in animal cruelty protest

Actor James Cromwell stormed into the Utah State Capitol building holding a dead piglet in a protest against animal cruelty. The actor was joined by 200 Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) activists to demand action from the governor and attorney general in response to alleged animal cruelty at Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah. Cromwell, …

The film the weight loss industry doesn’t want you To see: Vegan documentary ‘Diet Fiction’ exposes corruption

A new vegan documentary claims to expose shocking facts, common misconceptions and misleading information propagated by the dieting industry. Ground-breaking feature-length documentary Diet Fiction dubs itself ‘the film the weight loss industry doesn’t want to see’, and will be released globally on January 1. It claims to provide new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence that …

Patchwork food co. secures $515,000 to provide vegan pâté to UK pubs & restaurants

A speciality pâté company has secured $515,000 funding to help provide vegan pâté to pubs and restaurants in the UK. The Patchwork Food Company has secured the funding to open a new product development kitchen. The company has launched four vegan pâtés earlier this year, which are available to restaurants and caterers. The vegan flavours …

Vegan Sair Khan eats emu meat on ‘I’m A Celeb’…even though she’s vegan

Coronation Street star Sair Khan shocked I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! viewers by eating emu meat, even though she’s a vegan. Last week the show was in ‘crisis’ after three vegans entered the jungle – musicians Fleur East, and James McVey with Corrie star Sair Khan. Typically the show’s ‘Bushtucker Trials’ require contestants …

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 …