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Brussels Bans Production of Foie Gras

Archive for February 2017

Brussels Bans Production of Foie Gras

The capital of Belgium has banned the production of foie gras, which is made from the overgrown liver of force-fed geese. The reason behind the ban is symbolic because while production exists in Belgium, “there are currently no foie gras producers in Brussels, but the regional authorities hopes that others will follow its lead”.  …

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Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson to release cookbook

Former Made in Chelsea star and passionate vegan Lucy Watson is set to release a vegan cookbook later this year. Lucy started her vegan journey in 2015, having been vegetarian from the age of 5. She is a Peta ambassador and RSPCA campaigner, as well as having launched her own cruelty-free make-up range, Basic Bitch.…

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Ritter Sport Introduces Two New Vegan Bars

Ritter Sport have showcased their first vegan-certified chocolate bars recently at a trade fair. The products have been selling in Germany for a few months. According to VegNews, one is made with quinoa and the other with amaranth, with both containing Nicaraguan cocoa and hazelnut cream. The 100g bars are currently only available in Germany,…

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Harry Potter star, Evanna Lynch, plans to launch Vegan podcast

Actress Evanna Lynch, famously known for her role as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter series, has announced that she is working on launching a vegan-themed podcast. The podcast will focus on making veganism appealing and easy to understand, stating, “It’s not quite mainstream yet, but it’s getting there.” Evanna discussed her choice to go vegan…

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Groundbreaking vegan campaign launches in Milton Keynes

A new campaign highlighting the benefits of veganism has launched in Milton Keynes. The campaign urges viewers to research the issues being highlighted for themselves by downloading the campaign’s Free Vegan Guide. The Go Vegan campaign features powerful, highly thought-provoking messages and the award winning advertising campaign is designed to encourage people to question the…

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Winter Warmer: Thai Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup

Blogger Sophie Gordon’s Thai Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup is warming recipe to brighten up the dreariest of days, using creamy coconut yogurt as the star of the dairy, gluten and soya free dish.     Ingredients 1 medium sized butternut squash 3 carrots 1 leek 2 small garlic cloves Small knob of ginger – grated…

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New vegan-friendly releases from Linda McCartney

We’ve long enjoyed a vegan-friendly sausage sandwich courtesy of Linda McCartney, and now the range is expanding with two offerings we are very excited about. The two products will launch in March and April respectively – Vegetarian Scampi Bites and Vegetarian Mini Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls. A spokesperson said: “Expanding into new territory for…

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Vegan Kitchen: Cauliflower Pizza Base

cauliflower pizza base dough

Try swapping your traditional pizza dough with something different as we show you how to make a base made from cauliflower     Ingredients 500g (3 cups) cauliflower 3 tbsp flax seeds + 9 tbsp water 150g (1 cup) rice flour 150g (1 cup) chickpea flour 1 tsp salt 30g nutritional yeast ½ tsp garlic…

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Ian McDonald – Creator of Podcast ‘The Vegan Option’

Vegan Life talks to BBC-trained radio producer Ian McDonald on his podcast ‘The Vegan Option’ about bringing veganism to the radio.   “Our lifetimes may turn out to be the biggest step forward for animal ethics for centuries. One day, someone will produce our history too.” So says Ian McDonald, BBC-trained radio producer and creator…

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5 Zero-Waste Tips for Vegans

These five super simple tips will make a big difference in helping you towards minimising the amount of waste you throw away.   In America there’s approximately 254 million tonnes of waste per year. That’s enough to stretch to the moon and back 25 times. Following a vegan and plant-based diet already cuts down on…

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Number of vegan products in Australia grows by 92%

According to a new Mintel report, the number of vegan products in Australia has increased by 92% since 2014. In 2016, one in eight of all products in Australia carried a vegetarian claim, with 6% labelled ‘vegan’. The increase in plant-based products comes with the trend among Australians to avoid meat. In fact, one in…

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