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Beyond Meat delivers record Q2 sales following rapid switch to retail

Leading US plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat reported this week that second quarter net revenues rose 69% to a record $113.3 million. 

Intensive farming is the ‘single most risky behaviour’ for pandemics, report claims

"There is a fundamental and often-overlooked connection between pandemics such as the current COVID-19 crisis and our animal-based food system," claims a new report published today.

Plant-based meat sales rose 23% when sold in the meat aisle

A study by US trade group the Plant Based Foods Association in partnership with Kroger, found that plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when products were ranged in the meat department.

Beyond Meat partners with tech giant Alibaba to fast track China market entry

US plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat has unveiled a new partnership with Chinese tech giant Alibaba, which will see Beyond Burgers hitting supermarket shelves in mainland China for the first time.

How to be a joined-up vegan (with some help from HappyCow)

Global vegan restaurant recommendation and review website HappyCow has come up with a smart new way for vegans and veg-types to connect with each other during the era of social distancing and activism. 

Algaia’s VegAlg lines win new fans, help drive sales growth

French biomarine ingredients specialist Algaia has completed a €2.2m investment round to continue fuelling its double-digit growth. 

Plant-Based yoghurt labelling standards released, policy battles won

US trade group the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has released what is says are the first-of-its kind standards for the labelling of plant-based yoghurt in the United States. 

Spanish supermarkets respond to rising demand for plant-based meat during pandemic

Spanish supermarkets have responded to rising demand for plant-based meat during the Covid-19 pandemic by increasing their stocking levels of innovative meat alternatives. 

Meat consumption falls during pandemic

One in five Britons have reduced their meat consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey by The Vegan Society has found.

Hitting 30: Celebrations as Vegan Trademark reaches milestone

The Vegan Society – the group who originally coined the term ‘vegan’ – has begun celebrating 30 years of its internationally recognised labelling scheme, the Vegan Trademark.

Spanish activist plant-based startup Heura set for Chile launch

Barcelona plant-based startup Heura will begin a planned expansion into the Latin American market when it launches in Chile in June. 

‘100% beef free’ claim for plant-based Whopper was misleading, ASA rules

Claims made by Burger King on social media that its new plant-based Rebel Whopper product is “100% beef free” where misleading, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled this week. 

REVEALED: The most photogenic vegan eateries around the world

Eating delicious food can influence our mood for the better and presentation is a vital part of the mood-boosting mix, as this round-up of the world's most Instagramable vegan eateries proves.

‘Landmark moment’ as KFC joins Week Without Meat initiative

A branch of KFC in Rotterdam will replace all chicken with Quorn to mark a national ‘Week Without Meat’ initiative, which takes place across the Netherlands on 9-15 March. 

New guide will help employers meet needs of vegans at work

The Vegan Society is issuing guidance to businesses to help them avoid direct or indirect discrimination to vegan employees.