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Vegan Society turns heads with billboard takeover

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On 18 April The Vegan Society took over a 23-foot wall in East London, unveiling a mosaic to publicize its new Future Normal campaign. The...

Antibiotic use by SA-certified livestock farmers below national average

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A new report has revealed that organic livestock farmers certified by the Soil Association (SA) have much lower antibiotic use than average levels, achieved...

U.S. Plant-Based Retail Sales Top US$7 Billion As Mainstream Consumers Shift, New Data Shows

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Plant-based food retail sales in the U.S. grew double-digits to reach US$7 billion in 2020, outpacing sales of its animal counterparts for the third...

UK ‘eats the most junk food in Europe’

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In a survey by meal box delivery company HelloFresh, 15,000-plus citizens across nine European countries were asked about the frequency with which they consume...

Politicians protest over EU plant-based dairy ‘censorship’

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A group of 34 MEPs have called upon the European Commission and the Council to reject ‘plant-based dairy censorship’, following a vote in October...

Shareholder pressure pushes Tesco towards health targets

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‘Rising investor concerns’ over the health impacts of companies such as Tesco had led the supermarket giant to announce aims to increase its proportion...

Highlights from the Organic Trade Board AGM

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In the Organic Trade Board’s (OTB) AGM & Annual Members Briefing on 17 March a number of topics concerning the organic sector were covered...

Oatly unveils plans for UK factory

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Swedish plant-based milk brand Oatly is to begin production from its first UK factory in early 2023, creating at least 200 new jobs and...

One in three Brits want to see the Government promote veganism

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New data released by The Vegan Society reveals that one in three Brits think the Government should promote a plant-based diet to help tackle...

‘Wild, brutal, visceral’ nature celebrated in Green & Black’s ad

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A new Green & Black’s (G&B) advert has hit TV screens and social media channels across the UK in a campaign which demonstrates to...

Beyond Meat seals global three-year deal with McDonald’s

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As part of a new three-year agreement with McDonald’s Corporation, US brand Beyond Meat is to be the burger chain’s preferred supplier for the...

13,800 participants ‘e-meet’ at BioFach virtual event

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The organizer of the BIOFACH/VIVANESS 2021 eSPECIAL event, held digitally 17-19 February, has reported a total of 13,800 registered participants from 136 countries attended...
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#NotInMySupermarket, declares the Co-op

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Responding to a joint letter organized by Beyond GM and Slow Food in the UK, the Co-op has become the first supermarket to declare...

A ‘vote of confidence’ for Fairtrade

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As the Fairtrade Foundation marks its annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign (22 February to 7 March) the charity reveals that a boom in consumer demand...

Strong organic growth in Finland

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Sales of organic food and drink continued to grow at a strong pace in Finland during 2020. The total sales exceeded €400 million for...