Today's Vegan News Roundup - Thursday 31st May 1

We’ve rounded up the top news from this week, with an abundance of new vegan product and food launches in the UK on the market.   KFC to trial meat-free options in UK branches KFC announced this week that they are working on meat-free options in a bid to work with Public Health England’s guidelines.…

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Diets Free From Meat Help Reduce Risk of Cancer by 40%, According to New Study 3

Diets free from meat, particularly red meat, processed meat and dairy can reduce the risk of some forms of cancer, according to a new study published by the World Cancer Research Fund. The non-profit cancer prevention research organisation released the information in the report titled Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: a Global Perspective. The…

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Flaming Grill Restaurants Offering Vegan Fish and Chips 4

Greene King Flaming Grill are now offering VBites ‘Making Waves’ vegan fish steaks at over 140 restaurants throughout the country. It will be served as a fried dish with capers, lemon wedges and fresh herbs, with chips. The addition of vegan options at Flaming Grill account for the growing population of vegans, with the option…

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New Vegan Burger to Debut in Oxford and London 5

A new vegan burger is debuting in Oxford and London, with the dish using the Moving Mountains B12 Burger. This burger patty is the UK equivalent to the Beyond Burger, and the dish is called the Vegan Mac Daddy and will be served at Dirty Bones. This is the first time that the Moving Mountains…

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Sainsbury’s Launch Vegan Jackfruit Wrap 6

Sainsbury’s have launched a vegan jackfruit wrap, ideal for those who are on-the-go. Love it or hate it, jackfruit is popular at the moment and another vegan option is welcomed, making the search for quick lunches whilst out and about easier. The retailer announced the product on Twitter with a video, saying: “The Sainsbury’s team…

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New Study Finds That Animal Products can Exacerbate Sleep Apnoea 7

A new study that was published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine has found that processed meat and other animal-based foods can exacerbate the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The NHS website describes OSA as “a relatively common condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing.…

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Animal Testing Rates Could Drop Due to New Testing Method 9

Animal testing rates in medicine have dropped due to a new testing method, as published in a study by Elsevier and Bayer. The study was published in the Journal of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology and it assessed over 1.6 million adverse effects that had been reported to the EU and US regulatory bodies. Researchers reported…

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Royal Lemon and Elderflower Cake 10

Ingredients Lemon Sponge 2.5 kg  self-raising flour 1.5 kg  caster sugar 4 Tbsp  baking powder  Zest of 8 lemons 2.5 litres non-dairy milk 1 litre vegetable oil 200 ml  Elderflower Syrup (recipe below) Elderflower Syrup 300 g sugar 350 ml  elderflower cordial Lemon and Elderflower Curd 175 ml lemon juice 75 ml elderflower cordial 125 ml water 250 g caster sugar 65 g cornflour 150 ml  soya cream 20…

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Jamie Oliver launches new vegan menu across restaurants 12

Jamie Oliver has announced that his restaurant chain, Jamie’s Italian, has launched a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu. The celebrity chef, who found fame with his Naked Chef television series, has been inspired by National Vegetarian Week to create a plant based menu. The Jamie’s Italian website says that “Jamie is passionate about how much…

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New vegan café to open in Norwich 13

A plant based café, restaurant and bar is opening in Norwich over the forthcoming bank holiday weekend. Erpingham House in Norwich is a new venture by entrepreneur Loui Blake. Blake, who spoke at last month’s Vegan Life Live Manchester, is creating the new business as a way to restore a historical building into a fresh…

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