Investments by influential businessmen such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio, known for his investments into sustainable businesses and raising awareness of environmental concerns alongside his acting career, are contributing to the success of sustainable industries that are revolutionising the meat industry and vegan food businesses. Bill Gates is known to have invested…

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Danone North America has reported that dairy alternatives are responsible for increased revenue from the first quarter of this year, and in the First-Quarter Sales Report, a 4.9 per cent ‘like-for-like’ growth for the year so far was reported. In the report it states: “Plant based foods and beverages again delivered strong sales growth, driven…

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Costco have sold 1 million vegan burger patties in 60 days, with the ‘breakthrough’ product being made by Don Lee Farms. The Organic Plant Based Raw Burgers have been popular with customers and exceeded expectations. Donald Goodman, President of Don Lee Farms, said; “Interest in our Organic Plant Based Burger gas just exploded. We are…

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Beyoncé co-owned meal delivery service, 22 Days Nutrition has just launched their meal planning service to promote plant based meals. The new feature uses artificial intelligence to connect customers to plant based meals that have been created by nutritionists. Other features include a customised cooking time, availability of cooking appliances and if customers are cooking…

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All primary schools in Edinburgh have adopted the Meat Free Monday campaign, which was started by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney. The campaign encourages people to reduce their meat intake and discover the alternative options available. The campaign has been going strong since 2009; however Edinburgh is the first area in Scotland to officially participate…

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Dairy UK have discredited claims that dairy is not sustainable following a report by Eating Better, that promotes a reduced intake of dairy. In the intro of the report, it states: “There are many elements to achieving this goal, but one is key – if we are to feed a growing and more affluent global…

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IKEA are promoting Earth Day that takes place on 22nd April with plant based recipes on their current newsletter. The recipes are also available to view on their website, with a green power juice, raw cashew cream and layered chia pudding, with plant based alternative ingredients listed instead of honey. The newsletter email said: “Celebrate…

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Costa Coffee have announced plans that they are pledging to recycle half a billion disposable cups by 2020, the same amount that they put into the market. They are subsidising waste collectors to collect the coffee cups and transport them to the paper mills that are able to recycle these cups. Waste companies that Costa…

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The countries of the Commonwealth are uniting in the fight against single use plastics, with New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana joining the UK in the Clean Oceans Alliance, which is an agreement between the member states to tackle plastic pollution. The alliance that is led by Vanatu is calling on other countries to take…

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A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive has found that there are almost 8 million people in the UK that no longer eat meat. The research also found that over the next 12 months 25 per cent on the population plan to reduce their meat consumption. The survey was conducted with over 2,000 people and…

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