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Vegan meat market to hit $140 billion in sales by 2029

According to financial firm Barclays’ estimation, the plant-based meat sector is poised to capture 10 percent of the $1.4 trillion global meat industry in the next 10 years.  According to new report “Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat”, analysts at Barclays predict that with the growing interest in alternative meat products, the plant-based sector could be …

Meat eaters are eating more plant-based foods than vegetarians and vegans, reveals study

A report released by the NPD market research firm has indicated that meat eaters are trying out more and more plant-based foods than vegetarians and vegans. The NPD group’s study –“The Future of Plant-Based Snapshot,” reveals that ninety percent of plant-based consumers are not vegetarian or vegan. According to NPD’s analysis, shifting consumer tastes, long …

OPINION: The hummus has betrayed us

or, Unconnected Thoughts on Industrial Food Production We are a community in crisis. At the beginning of November, Zorba Delicacies Limited, leading supplier of hummus to the UK’s supermarkets, announced a product recall due to the possible presence of salmonella. Some 80 hummus products, produced for retailers like Sainsburys, Asda, Lidl, Aldi, Morrisons, Spar, Safeway, …

OPINION: Eating fake meat doesn’t make you a hypocritical vegan

More than 2000 years ago, during the Han dynasty of China, a substance was created by curdling the milk made from ground soybeans, in a process analogous to that used to make cow’s milk into cheese. Nobody is precisely sure about the substance’s origin. Legends say it was developed by Prince Liú Ān of Huainan …

Opinion: You can be vegan and still take 200 flights a year

When I was but a lad, taking my first steps into full-fledged veganism after 11 years of mere vegetarianism, I would frequently encounter opposition from both my peers and my elders. “Aha! Your shoes are made of leather! How can you call yourself a vegan with leather shoes?” they would jeer. I would respond by …

‘Why all feminists should be vegan’

Feminists and vegans both aim to reduce suffering, battle objectification, restore dignity, and ultimately, prevent violence. So should all vegans be feminists, and all feminists be vegans? Historical similarities Karolina Skowron, of Polish group the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, argues the historical abuse of women and animals has many undeniable similarities. She believes solidarity between animal …

I’m a Supervegan: A Confidence-Building Children’s Book for Our Littlest Vegans

Dash! Zoom! Kick! Jump! Elizabeth wants to be a superhero when she grows up. But does she have what it takes? It can be tough for vegan children in a predominantly non-vegan world. This new children’s book from first time author Katie Clark is designed for children following a vegan lifestyle or transitioning to one. Through …

Vegan food at boxpark Shoreditch: what not to miss

While London is abundant with vegan choices, Boxpark Shoreditch leads the way for a one-stop shop to find something for even the fussiest vegan. Here’s why you should come here for all your vegan grub… EAT Chay Bahn mi, bao and bowls of bibimbap (oh my) – are just some of the offerings at EAT …

Top 10 pioneers of modern vegan high dining

Veganism has revolutionized the culinary world. It has launched a health kick into modern culture and, has shown the average person that the old adage “you are what you eat?” really is true. Most people think that being vegan is like having your 5 a day on steroids, a fairly bland life comprised of kale …

Why the ‘vegans take twice as many sick days’ research is just as stupid as ‘but bacon’

The anti-vegan brigade could not contain their excitement when a recent study suggested vegans take more sick days than those with other diets. Sensationalist headlines greeted this year’s Fisherman’s Friend Annual Cold & Flu Survey, as meat eaters found new ammunition to insult a compassionate lifestyle. It’s become the latest go-to brag about eating meat …

Why Is Everyone So Angry About The Vegan Protest In A Brighton Waitrose?

Vegans activists have faced an intense backlash following an anti-meat protest held in a Brighton Waitrose. But why are people so angry? This week activists from Direct Action Everywhere stood beside the meat aisle in the supermarket on Western Road. They read out provocative statements such as ‘you can’t shop in peace when you are …

Is a vegan diet healthy for dogs? Will they just survive, or can they thrive?

Many vegan dog owners will face the dilemma of whether or not their pet should follow a vegan diet. Ideally all vegans want to reduce animal suffering, so it makes sense to avoid feeding pets meat where possible.  But is a vegan diet healthy for dogs? Can they just survive or do they thrive on a …