Beyond Meat

Vegan company Beyond Meat have announced that their plant-based meat burger alternative, The Beyond Burger, is now available in three times as many places as before. Each patty contains 20 grams of protein and zero cholesterol, and is also antibiotic, hormone, and GMO-free as well as being totally vegan, soy free and gluten free. The…

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Daiya

Canadian company Daiya, who specialise in making vegan cheese and other vegan alternatives to dairy such as Greek yoghurt and salad dressings, have been acquired for an eye watering $332 million. The buyers are Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (OPC). OPC is a Japanese pharmaceutical company with over 25,000 employees; earlier this year, OPC agreed a…

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Google

Technology giant Google has not been short of innovation in its 18 year history thus far – and now the company is in search of new ways to reduce its carbon footprint. Quite simply, Google recognises that animal agriculture contributes heavily to climate change and is looking to reduce the amount of animal products consumed…

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Tesla

Founded 14 years ago in July 2003, Tesla, Inc. took around five years to gain widespread recognition; the company released the first ever electric sports car (the Roadster) in February 2008, before the Model S, an electric sedan became their second vehicle in June 2012. Fast forward to December 2016 and the then-13-year-old automotive company…

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Brexit

The House of Lords has warned that Brexit could result in worse animal welfare standards in farming than are currently seen under EU law. This could be due to the UK being forced to accept cheaper, lower quality foods due to the trade deals which accompany Brexit. The report states: “The government’s wish for the…

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vegan advert

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a pro-vegan advert is not misleading consumers, despite receiving several complaints. The vegan advert appeared in a national newspaper in February as part of campaign group Go Vegan World — who raise awareness about the conditions of the animal agriculture industries. The ad included an image of…

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US delivery platform

The US delivery platform Grubhub named vegan as the hottest growing trend for the first half of 2017. The company revealed a 19 per cent increase in vegan food orders since 2017 started. It revealed that consumers are increasingly looking towards vegan options when ordering delivery food, with vegan orders emerging as one of the…

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Quorn

Meat-free brand Quorn Foods has announced unprecedented global growth for the first half of 2017. The company has seen sales up 19 per cent worldwide. Due to the huge growth, the firm is investing £150 million to double production at its main plant, which will create around 300 new jobs over the next five years.…

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vegan fast food chain

Veggie Grill, the US-based, vegan fast food chain has opened a brand new branch in Chicago, which is set to be the first location in the Midwest for the chain which originates from the West Coast. The move to expand to Chicago for the vegan fast food chain is in line with the brand’s ambitions,…

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dairy-free ice cream

Plant-based food as a whole is fast becoming more and more popular – and the market for dairy-free ice cream is no exception. According to Future Market Insights’, the superior nutritional value of plant-based ice-cream to its dairy-based rival is a considerable factor in this increasing growth in the market: “Higher protein content in plant-based…

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