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Fuller’s Partners With Made in Hackney to Launch Plant-Based Burger in London Pubs

UK company Fuller’s Brewery has partnered with London community kitchen Made in Hackney to offer a plant-based burger at pubs owned by Fuller’s. The burger features a jerk patty made from mushrooms, quinoa, and beetroot, topped with smoky vegan cheese, tahini-dressed kale, balsamic beef tomato, and a secret sauce. It is served with triple-cooked chips. The collaboration is ongoing, and Made in Hackney will also be developing vegan Christmas dishes …

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Whoa Dough Airline Cookie Bars

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American Airlines Now Offering Plant-Based Whoa Dough Cookie Bars in First Class

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, is now offering Whoa Dough plant-based cookie bars for first-class passengers on domestic flights.  Whoa Dough’s popular gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor will be included in first-class passengers’ meal baskets. Made without artificial ingredients, Whoa Dough bars are crafted with allergy-friendly foods such as whole-grain oat and chickpea flour. Each bar contains 150 calories, 4 g of protein, 5 g of fat and …

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Ukraine’s Aquafaba.space Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Egg White Replacer

Aquafaba.space, a plant-based egg white replacer startup from Ukraine, announces the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on the platform Indiegogo to determine the demand for its product. Aquafaba.space announced the start of its crowdfunding campaign to gauge interest in its product. The campaign has a global reach due to the international interest in the company’s product creation. The company says that Ukrainian animal rights group UAnimals will receive 10% of …

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Temporary Victory in South Africa Where Seizure of Plant-Based Foods Has Been Halted

Plant-based advocates in South Africa are celebrating a temporary victory after succeeding at the Johannesburg High Court on Saturday in halting thousands of product seizures scheduled to take place today, 22nd August. The Food Safety Agency (FSA) was set to begin the seizure of thousands of plant-based meat alternatives from retailers across the country for using terms such as “burger”, “nugget”, and “sausage”, in a now familiar battle that plant-based …

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Kevin Hart’s Vegan Hart House Restaurant Opening Aug. 25, With Eye Towards National Expansion

Comedian Kevin Hart reveals his plant-based fast food concept, Hart House, will open its first location in LA’s Westchester neighborhood on Thursday, August 25th.  Serving a menu of burg’rs, chick’n sandwiches, salads, fries, and milkshakes, Hart House aims to “disrupt fast food” with healthier and more affordable plant-based options, Hart says.  Several Southern California locations are already in the works, and the brand is looking toward US national expansion, with …

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Emirates Becomes Latest Airline to Add Vegan Options Following $2Bn Revamp

Middle Eastern airline Emirates has added a vegan menu for first-class customers as part of a US$2 billion investment to enhance its inflight customer experience and offer a variety of service improvements. “Explore new flavours with our selection of inventive vegan dishes, whether it’s a full three-course meal or a movie snack. Enjoy dishes like our zucchini tart, jackfruit biryani or vegan mapo tofu. And you can look forward to …

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Million Dollar Vegan Rebrands to ‘Generation Vegan’, Plans to Expose Animal Ag Industry

International vegan charity Million Dollar Vegan has announced it will be changing its name to Generation Vegan, or GenV, with the new name intended to better reflect the organisation’s direction. The newly branded GenV sets out with the mantra, “Unite, Disrupt, Transform”. The non-profit was initially launched by Veganuary co-founder Matthew Glover as a campaign offering to donate $1 million to charity if a notable figure — such as the …

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How the Vegans of LA Food Bank is Using the Power of Plants to Fight the City’s Hunger and Food Waste

As rising inflation continues to push the cost of food, especially meat, to record highs, at least one Los Angeles organization is taking action to make fresh, healthy plant-based food accessible to those in need.   Launched in May 2022, the Vegans of LA Food Bank is the city’s first all-vegan food bank and provides fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and more to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Created in partnership …

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Haywards Heath Becomes First Town in Europe to Endorse the Plant Based Treaty for Climate Change

The town of Haywards Heath, in the English county of West Sussex, today becomes the first town in Europe to join the Plant Based Treaty initiative, following 17 municipal governments worldwide, including Boynton Beach in Florida and Rosario in Argentina. Haywards Heath Town Council is launching an Education and Business Environmental Awards Scheme, with the Plant Based Treaty and food waste reduction as cornerstones of these initiatives. Calls for Glastonbury …

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The Vurger Co Receives Investment From Chris Smalling’s VC Fund ForGood

Following a successful year which saw the opening of its largest ever restaurant location and expansion into new retailers, The Vurger Co has received funding from footballer Chris Smalling and his climate-focused VC consultancy, ForGood. The plant-based burger brand said it was “thrilled” to partner with Smalling and ForGood, which was founded last year in collaboration with Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, an early backer of The Vurger, and Rebecca Wheeler. “We …

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Clean Kitchen Club Raises Seed Round Funding of £2M

The young plant-based chain Clean Kitchen Club’s latest funding round has been topped to £2 million thanks to some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs. Starting out selling burgers from a small delivery kitchen, Clean Kitchen Club has grown into one of London’s most popular plant-based restaurant chains in less than two years. In November 2021, Clean Kitchen Club closed its seed round funding with a total of £1,4 million raised. …

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BREAKING! French Decree to Ban Plant-Based Use of Meat-Like Terminology SUSPENDED

The French Conseil d’Etat, France’s highest court, has just now expressed serious doubt about the legality of the proposed ban of meat-like terminology for plant-based producers in France, and deems it unjustified in terms of providing consumer information. The decree, intended to come into effect in October 2022, has now been suspended. Vegconomist has seen the document revealing the suspension ruling as signed by the judge last night, 27th July. …

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Alaska Airlines Adds ‘Soy Meets World’ Vegan Option

This summer, guests flying on Alaska Airlines will be able to select a vegan menu option called the “Soy Meets World”, a salad developed in partnership with Evergreens. “We’re thrilled to offer our guests more healthy and nutritious choices when they fly with us,” said Todd Traynor-Corey, managing director of guest products. “We built our menu thoughtfully to offer more plant-based, vegan and gluten-free options, which include a range of …

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Chef Spike Mendelsohn to Deliver Keynote at Plant Based World Expo NY

The Plant Based World Expo taking place in New York this September 8-9, announces that restaurateur, TV personality and food policy advocate Chef Spike Mendelsohn will keynote Day two of the event on Friday, September 9th. Chef Spike will be well known to our readers in the US, as a prolific vegan entrepreneur and investor and co-founder of the PLNT Burger chain which recently announced plans for widespread expansion throughout …

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Eatplanted Partners With TV Chef Gizzi Erskine For Plantstronomy Cooking Event

Swiss alt-meat brand Eatplanted has partnered with British chef and TV personality Gizzi Erskine to create a cooking event called Plantstronomy. The first Plantstronomy event was held at Leiths School of Food and Wine on July 12. Erskine used Eatplanted’s chicken and pulled pork alternatives to make two gourmet dishes — Thai Crispy Mock Duck & Watermelon Salad, and Braised Eatplanted Chicken Tacos with Pink Pickled Onions, Blackened Pineapple, Avocado …

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