Supermarket giant Tesco is embracing the growing plant-based sector with some seasonal products. The retailer is now offering traditional-style (vegan) chocolate coins, as well as a ‘selection box’, which includes a ‘milk’ chocolate bar, a chocolate and crispie bar, a white chocolate bar, and buttons in both white and ‘milk’ chocolate flavours. The pack retails…

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Plant-based food brand More Than Meat is launching two new products, a chorizo sausage and a joint of lamb, developed to help foodservice companies to easily offer more healthy vegan menu options. The Meat range uses a blend of plant-proteins and wholefoods to create foods that are high-protein and free from cholesterol, eggs, dairy and…

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Burglars have reportedly stolen cash and the till after breaking into a popular east London vegan café late last week. The incident at The Black Cat Café in Hackney, which operates as a co-operative, has cost the eatery thousands. Café owner Nacho told The Metro newspaper: “When we arrived we found a huge block of…

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Meat company Tyson has bought a five per cent stake in meat analogue company Beyond Meat. According to reports, Tyson paid an ‘undisclosed fee’ for the stake. Tyson describes itself as the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, and it annually exports the largest percentage of beef out of the United…

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The social media story sparked by an online rant about vegan cheese continues – and Vegan Life magazine was at the heart of the story. The rank was a result of supermarket giant Sainsburys releasing a range of vegan cheeses, including wensleydale, cheddar, Greek, and soft cheese. Alexa Masterson, Sainsbury’s product developer for Deliciously Freefrom…

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National broadcaster the BBC has created an online resource for those considering a vegan lifestyle. The page, entitled Is it safe for me to go vegan, includes a list of vegan celebrities and their reasons for choosing a cruelty-free lifestyle, as well as nutritional information. The page was launched because of the massive recent growth…

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An online petition calling for vegan food schools, prisons, and hospitals is gaining support. The petition, which was started by Judith Ward, says: “Over five per cent of the population is vegan and growing. A vegan diet is healthier, it conserves resources and protects the planet, and above all it’s cruelty-free. “The United Nations has…

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A new vegan frozen pizza range is being launched by a company based in Norwich, UK. One Planet Pizza aims to bring a vegan alternative to one of the most popular fast foods in the world. The company is being set up by a team of vegan and vegetarian entrepreneurs, and will use ethical and…

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