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Which champagnes are vegan-friendly?

Archive for March 2017

Which champagnes are vegan-friendly?

No celebration is complete without a bottle of bubbly. However, not all champagne is vegan-friendly — and, worst yet, it’s not always easy to tell which varieties are from looking at their bottles.   Some champagne is processed with fining agents, which can include gelatin, milk protein, and egg white. So, while animal products won’t…

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yumsome is full of vegan recipes, anecdotes, and photographs of the food Nicole encountered during her travels (as of the beginning of 2017, Nicole has lived in 51 places around the world in 53 years). Her mission with yumsome is to demystify vegan fare, and to show that it doesn’t have to be full of unfamiliar,…

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Pret a Manger is opening a second all-veggie shop

Pret a Manger has just announced that they’ll be opening a second all vegetarian and vegan shop in London.   The second store will be similar to the first Veggie Pret, serving up online vegan and vegetarian food and drinks.   The store will be located on great Eastern Street in Shoreditch – thanks to…

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Asda becomes first supermarket to use the official Vegan Society trademark

Asda has become the first supermarket to use the official Vegan Society stamp of approval on its food – including bottles of vodka.   The supermarket giant has joined forces with charity, The Vegan Society, to give 16 items the official stamp.   Products including tomato ketchup, vegetable soup, peanut butter, and curry sauce.  …

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Large vegetarian food company to veganize ALL their products after activists campaign

Lightlife has committed to veganizing all of its products by the end of 2017 after pressure from activist groups.   Established in 1979, Lightlife’s tagline is “Meat without the Middleman: Made directly from plants, and not the animals that eat them.”   Lightlife’s marketing director, Brad Lahrman, told VegNews:   “Animals or animal byproducts simply…

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Update: London Café that ditched dairy now goes fully vegan!

Earlier this week, the Fields Beneath watched a YouTube video and subsequently ditched dairy.   Rise of the Vegan now reports The Field’s Beneath café is now fully vegan, so no meat, fish, eggs or dairy will be served at the café.   The café is ranked as one of London’s best coffee sports, and…

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Vegan Kitchen Snack: Watercress & Orange Tonic

watercress orange carrot tonic juice

This recipe for our watercress and orange tonic from issue 25 is a great way to use up some kitchen staples to pack in an extra juice boost Serves 1     Ingredients 1 bag watercress 150ml (2∕3 cup) fresh orange juice 100ml (½ cup) carrot juice 100ml (½ cup) tomato juice Dash of Tabasco…

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Sarah-Jane Crawford on her Transition to Veganism

Xtra Factor and radio presenter, actress and DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford talks to Vegan Life about her journey to plant-based eating   “It was spring of 2015. Veganism was just a fun thing I was testing out to talk about on my radio show. When you have a daily show you are always working to come…

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London café completely ditches dairy after watching YouTube video

Owners of a popular London café have decided to completely stop using dairy and are displaying a notice prominently in their window explaining why.   Kentish Town based café, The Field’s Beneath is ranked as one of the best cafes in London according to The notice reads:   LAST WEEK OF COW’S MILK This…

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Vegan Myth: “Vegan Diets are Dangerous for Pregnant Women”

vegan myth

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on If you’re nurturing a new life it stands to reason you need to be consuming the corpses and secretions of animals. Right? Right? Well actually, no. It is very much possible to have a healthy plant-based pregnancy, as many…

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Footballer Tom Folan Uses His Platform to Spread Vegan Message

Tom Folan

Although he’s considered by many to be one of the world’s finest freestyle footballers Tom Folan says he has more work to do. The Surrey-based athlete, who has visited a number of countries so far in his career, including the USA, Poland, and China, now wants to use his platform to promote the message of…

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Animal Testing – Are Your Buying Habits Affected by Parent Companies?

animal testing parent companies

A fiercely debated topic within many vegan groups is whether or not consumers should invest in products from businesses with parent companies of questionable morals when it comes to their record on animal testing, or selling animal products. A parent company is a company that owns enough stock of another firm to control its operation…

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