Italian food chain, Pizza Express, has announced the addition of a vegan version of its light house dressing in ASDA in April. The pizza chain has a retail range of products, and launched its vegan giardiniera pizza into supermarkets around the UK. The brand’s standard house dressing contains egg, with the new version being free…

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Swedish furniture store IKEA, renowned for its flat-pack furniture and innovative, modern designs, has announced the launch of vegan strawberry ice cream. The ice cream will be added to the Bistro menu in Europe from April 2019. IKEA launched vegan hotdogs in 2018, in efforts to reduce their environmental impact and be more inclusive of…

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A new survey from Modular Classrooms has found that more than half of the UK population would change their diet to help the environment. Modular Classrooms offer sustainable building solutions for growing schools and colleges, with their eco-friendly and energy efficient buildings. The survey also looked at what age parents think children should learn about…

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A new survey from Time Out has found that Londoners are reducing their meat intake, with 36 per cent of people choosing to eat no animal products or cutting down. The survey found that 11 per cent of people living in London are vegetarian, 5 per cent are vegan and 20 per cent are reducing…

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UK-based vegan milk and food brand, Qwrkee, has announced the launch of its new pea milk range, made using ‘the purest pea protein’. The range is called Pea M’lk and is available as unsweetened and sweetened varieties, retailing at £3 for each 1-litre carton. Vishal Madhu, Qwrkee founder, commented: “We founded Qwrkee with a clear…

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British frozen food brand Birds Eye has announced the launch of its debut vegan meat range. The brand currently makes frozen fish, chicken and meat-based ready meals, as well as selling frozen vegetables. The new range is called Green Cuisine, with meatballs, sausages and plant-based burger patties available. The main ingredients used to make the…

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Worldwide margarine brand Flora, has announced its switch to becoming a completely plant-based company. Flora previously offered a vegan spread, but now all items are dairy-free. The updated recipe has no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and is approved by The Vegan Society. It is available in four varieties – Original, Light, Butter and Dairy…

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Plant-based food brand, Oumph! has won three different awards at the World Food Innovation Awards 2019. Pulled Oumph! won Best Plant-Based Product, with the brand also winning Best Street Food Brand and Best Foodservice/Catering Product categories. The judging panel said: “Oumph! is an innovative, on-trend product with many versatile possibilities, satisfying the demand for vegan…

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In China, animal testing for cosmetics is rife, and all too common. The practice is unnecessary, and animal testing often yields inaccurate results, adding to the barbaric nature of it. However, the good news is that there have been developments which see that animal tests will not be routine for post-market products – post-market products…

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The NHS is being urged by The Vegan Society to include plant-based milk vouchers in its Healthy Start voucher initiative. At the moment, this only includes cow’s milk and vitamin D supplements derived from animals. The Healthy Start vouchers are available for pregnant women and for people who have a child under four years old,…

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