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Vegan brand displays sustainability information on product packaging

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Vegan brand displays sustainability information on product packaging


Vegan German brand, Veganz, has responded to customer demand for sustainability information to be displayed on products by teaming up with Eaternity. Eaternity has been developed with the food service industry in mind, but as consumer awareness of the sustainability of food increases, their labels are starting to be applied to retail products, too. Vegan…

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Smoked Tofu and Curried New Potatoes

Smoked tofu is more robust and flavoursome than plain tofu so it makes a great meat substitute in dishes. This Smoked Tofu and Curried New Potatoes dish is no exception. Serves 2 as a generous main or 4 as a light main meal served with a side of salad Ingredients 500g new potatoes 1 ½ tsp…

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Artichoke Po’ Boys

This vegan take on the traditional New Orleans’ street food sandwich is deeply satisfying and makes for a hearty lunch. Or serve with fries for a an easy dinner. Serves 4   Ingredients For the filling: 280g jar sliced artichokes 240ml (1 cup) plant milk 2 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp pickle juice or caper…

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Gluten-Free Garlic Naan Bread

Try making these naan breads to serve with our recipe for Tandoori Tofu with Coriander and Mint Raita Makes 4 large or 6 small Naan Breads Ingredients 180ml (3/4 cup ) warm water 1 tsp active yeast 1 tsp caster sugar 250g (2 cups) plain gluten-free flour 1 tsp xanthan gum 1 tsp baking powder ½…

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Life Without Fear – Jacobs Ridge sanctuary

Vegan Life speaks to Julian Nicholson from Jacobs Ridge about the great work that is being done to improve the lives of over a hundred animals Jacobs Ridge is a sanctuary based in Mula, near Murcia in Spain. The sanctuary offers a safe and secure home to over 120 animals that have been rescued from…

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Fashion retailer Boohoo ditch wool following vegan exposé

boohoo ditch wool

Global fashion group Boohoo have announced that they are removing wool from their products following PETA investigations. The decision to stop using wool makes them the world’s first major fashion retailer to do this. PETA’s exposés of the Scottish wool industry influenced the Manchester-based brand to revaluate their use of wool, and all of the…

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Win Tom Odell tickets with Vibrant Vegan

Vibrant vegan african stew

Vegan food subscription service, Vibrant Vegan, have announced a competition to win an exclusive pair of Tom Odell gig tickets. The golden ticket will be hidden in one lucky customer’s Vibrant Vegan meal, reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the golden tickets. The ticket will be in one of the meals being shipped…

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Tandoori Tofu with Coriander and Mint Raita

This Indian classic is actually very easy to make at home. Prepare the marinade in advance and leave overnight for a speedy next–day supper. Try making our recipe for Gluten-Free Garlic Naan Bread to serve with this dish.  Serves 4 Ingredients 1 block tofu, drained and well pressed For the tandoori paste: Seeds of 5 cardamom pods…

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Vets warn designers showing fur at London Fashion Week breach show’s animal welfare guidelines

london fashion week fur protest

Leading veterinarians and #FurFreeBritain campaigners at Humane Society International (HSI) have highlighted that any designers showcasing pieces using fur at London Fashion Week (LFW) will be in breach of the show’s animal welfare guidelines. The British Fashion Council’s Positive Fashion guidelines include the Five Freedoms – this includes freedom from hunger and thirst, discomfort and…

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Calls for Johannesburg Zoo to rehome lonely elephant to sanctuary

A number of celebrities, including vegan activist Evanna Lynch and animal rights activist Joanna Lumley, are calling upon Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa to rehome their 39-year-old female elephant, Lammie, who lives alone after the death of her lifelong companion in September. Campaigners are asking the zoo to have a heart this Valentine’s Day, by…

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Live counter showing number of animals killed for food set up in London

A digital counter has been set up in Brick Lane, London as part of the Million Dollar Vegan campaign, to highlight the amount of animals killed every day in the UK for human consumption. The Million Dollar Vegan campaign was launched by the founders of Veganuary, Matthew Glover and Jane Land, and is asking for…

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Love is Chocolate

Our pick of the best chocolates to give to loved ones (or to eat yourself!) Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not treat your partner, or yourself to some delicious vegan chocolate treats? Lazy Day Foods Free From Millionaire’s Shortbread These GF, vegan treats are a real treat and are great for…

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