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

Claims made by Burger King that its plant-based Rebel Whopper product is '100% beef-free' were misleading, the ASA ruled this week.

Jarvis Cocker creates limited edition brew for Dragonfly Teas

Dragonfly Tea has teamed up with musician, BBC 6 Music presenter and JARV IS... frontman Jarvis Cocker to launch a special edition tea.

Almost one in ten Tel Avivians identify as vegan or vegetarian

A new survey commissioned by Tel Aviv Global & Tourism reveals 4% of Tel Aviv residents identify as vegan and 4.5% as vegetarian.

Time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ on GMOs, supermarkets told

Supermarkets have been told it’s time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ and stop stocking foods produced from gene-edited crops and animals.

Lucy’s Wine opens to cater for rising demand for organic wines

Lucy’s Wine – described as ‘the new destination for natural, organic and sustainable wines’ – has opened its virtual doors to wine lovers.

Chefs challenged to ‘step up to the plate’

As part of the Soil Association’s annual autumn campaign, chefs are being urged to take up the Organic September Menu Challenge and ‘step up to the plate’ by putting more organic on the menu.

Califia Farms expands chilled drinks offer in UK

US brand Califia Farms has introduced a slate of new chilled almond-based drinks and ready-to-drink cold-brew coffees to the UK market.

Love Cocoa pairs avocado with chocolate

Love Cocoa has created what it claims is Europe’s first ever vegan avocado chocolate bar.

The plot thickens…

The Veggie Plot is a new brand of savoury yogurts that blend no-fat, no-added-sugar Greek yogurt with vegetables and herbs.

How the market turned us into ‘passive consumers of crap’

Pointless choice: Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson on 'how brilliantly the market excels at turning us all into passive consumers'. 

Brighton welcomes new plant-based burger delivery service

Brighton is to become the first location for new plant-based business Clean Kitchen Club, delivering vegan burgers to the doorsteps of local residents.

Veganuary hits the one million mark

The annual Veganuary campaign is celebrating hitting a major milestone as it passes one million official participants.

ProVeg Incubator puts call out for plant-based start-ups

The ProVeg Incubator is calling for pioneering food brands to apply for the chance to take part in its tailor-made accelerator programme.

Shareholder pressure pushes Tesco towards health targets

‘Rising investor concerns’ over corporate health impacts leads Tesco to increase its proportion of sales from healthier products to 65%.

Soil Association changes lives through £5.1 MN lottery win

Since The National Lottery Community Fund allocated £5.1 million to Food for Life, the SA reports its Get Togethers are already making an impact

Hodmedod harvests first UK organic lentils

The UK’s first commercial crop of Hodmedod organic lentils are set to hit retailer shelves in October

Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range

Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.

The BOOMs are back

Returning for 2019, the Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards will once again be open to entrants from Monday 7 January.

2020: a breakthrough year for ‘veganic’ agriculture?

Few vegans have given serious thought to the suggestion that fruit and veg might technically be 'un-vegan', but ‘veganic’ agriculture could change this. 

The Real Foodists start-up enters UK market

Start-up The Real Foodists has introduced its innovative plant-based Yo’ridge range into the UK, after securing a $2.5 million investment.