A study conducted by Onepoll.com has revealed that consumers are taking a more ethical and environmentally conscious approach to the Christmas period. More people are rejecting the consumerism that typically comes with Christmas, as people are opting for environmentally wrapping and presents. Poll results revealed that more than half the survey’s participants want to look…

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Vegan Christmas dinners are becoming a popular choice, following the drastic increase in people following plant-based diets. The information has come from Tesco, following the release of their Christmas report. According to Tesco, 18 per cent of hosts will be preparing food for guests following a meat-free diet, and twice as many people will be…

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A study conducted by Meerkat Meals, which is hosted by Compare the Market (comparethemarket.com), has found that customers using the reward scheme are increasingly opting for vegan meals. The study suggests that people are choosing more plant-based food, without any idea of what veganism is. Many people are still lacking awareness of what a vegan…

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US-based brand Gardein has announced that it will be launching into Sainsbury’s stores in the UK from January 2019. The meat-free company hasn’t disclosed which products will be available yet, but they have vegan chicken strips, vegan barbecue wings and sausages amidst their product range. The Instagram post read: “We’re bringing a whole new world…

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Palm oil has been in the spotlight due to the damage it is causing to rainforests around the world, leaving Orangutan’s homeless and at risk of dying. According to Greenpeace, Mondelez – a food giant behind the production of Cadbury’s chocolate, Ritz crackers and Oreo cookies – are responsible the destruction of 70,000 hectares of…

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Meat-alternative brand, Moving Mountains, has secured a deal with UK retailer Brakes. The deal will help more Moving Mountains distribute more meat-less ‘bleeding’ burgers, which have proven to be popular with both vegans, and non-vegan consumers. The ‘meat’ patty, which used beetroot juice to replicate animal meat, and sizzles, tastes and smells will be available…

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Swedish oat milk brand, Oatly, has announced that it will stop selling the oat residue to pig farms as animal feed for livestock. The plant-based milk manufacturer received backlash from the public when it announced that it was selling the by-product to the nearby farm. Oatly defended the decision at the time by saying that…

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Michael Gove, the UK Environment Secretary, has called on major football teams within the UK to take their commitment to the environment seriously, by way of including more vegan options at food stalls. Plant-based food has a considerably lower carbon footprint compared to meat, with fewer resources needed to produce it. Gove has shown his…

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Yesterday, Tuesday 20th November, PizzaExpress launched their new Christmas menu, which featured a vegan pizza and dessert. The popular Italian restaurant invited VTJ to sample their new vegan dishes – and we were pleasantly surprised by the high-quality ingredients used, and the authenticity of both dishes. The brands first ever festive vegan main, the Mushroom…

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