The Animal Legal Defense Fund has settled in its consumer protection lawsuit against retail giant, Trader Joe’s. The company has agreed to pull it’s packaging from shelves nationwide as it’s been classed as misleading. Trader Joe’s packaging includes images of chickens roaming in open, green spaces, which gives consumers a false indication of the way…

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Heather Mills, vegan businesswoman, has invested in plant based milk brand Mylkman, and now joint owns the business with founder Jamie Chapman. Mylkman carries the traditional milkman concept and delivers plant based milk around London. Chapman delivers plant based milks around London with the product in glass bottles that will be sterilized and reused, after…

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An avocado-based ice cream has launched in Whole Foods stores across the US. The ice creams are made by Cado, and do not contain nuts or soy making them suitable for people with most common food allergies. Speaking to Refinery 29, co-founder Meghan Dowd, said: “We keep the ingredients list very simple. We love that…

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UK retailer Sainsbury’s has added 21 new vegan items to their stores from today, 27th June. The new products see their range increase by 10 per cent, with vegan ready meals and new products included in the selection. Naturli’ Foods are launching two new products: burger patties and mince. These items will exclusively be stocked…

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The dairy alternative market continues to grow, according to new research. In 2017 the global dairy alternative market was worth $9.8 billion USD, with a CAGR of 12.4 per cent for the forecast period of 2018 to 2025. The report published by Data Bridge Market Research identifies the rising consumer preference to a vegan diet…

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A recent legislation has been passed in the UK, banning the sale of products being sold that include microbeads, such as soap, shower gel and tooth paste. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic which are causing a damaging effect on the environment; one shower is believed to send as many as 100,000 microbeads down the…

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A proposed legislation banning animal testing in Canada, known as the Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Act (Bill S-214) has passed the Senate. This act will prohibit domestic animal testing for cosmetic products, as well as the sale of any products which have been tested on animals after the bill is passed. As it will now move to…

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The vegan cheese market has seen a spike in sales, according to new consumer research from The Nielsen Company. The report found that there was a boom in sales in several areas, predominantly for products that were alternatives to dairy. Vegan cheese, yoghurt and ice cream sectors reported a 45, 31 and 25 per cent…

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Bill Gates has invested in food tech company Apeel Sciences, who have devised a solution to the short life of an avocado. Avocados are renowned for being unripe to over-ripe in a short space of time, and this food tech start-up have been able to extend the shelf life of the fruit. Apeel Sciences have…

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