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Vegetarian and Vegan

Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest vegetarian and vegan news from around the UK and Ireland.

Vegan Plenny Pot meals from Jimmy Joy

Plant-based food brand Jimmy Joy has created a range of nutritionally complete Plenny Pot instant savoury meals.

Rude Health in rude row

Rude Health has found itself at the centre of a rude row following a controversial blog posted by co-founder and brand director Camilla Barnard.

Finnebrogue Artisan comes up with ‘game changing’ plant-based line

Naked brand has been extended with Britain’s first plant-based range to be high in fibre and protein, allergen-free and one of your five-a-day.

M&S vegan range under fire

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is under scrutiny due to its new vegan range, Plant Kitchen, bearing warnings that the products are ‘not suitable for milk or egg allergy sufferers’.

Spanish plant-based meat brand enters UK market

Spanish brand Heura has entered the UK ­- initially into The Vegan Kind and Planet Organic - with its range of plant-based ‘meat’ products.

Court to decide if ‘ethical veganism’ is a belief system

A vegan activist will this week bring a test case to court to have the term 'ethical veganism' recognized as a belief system.

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.

Love Cocoa pairs avocado with chocolate

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

Kallø creates protein-packed Veggie Cakes

Kallø has introduced an innovative new line of Lentil & Pea Veggie Cakes into the healthy, plant-based snacking category.

Veganism set to soar by 327%, survey finds

A survey by the comparison site finder.com predicts that the number of people following a vegan diet in Britain will soar by an astonishing 327% in 2019. 

UK start-up brings authentic Korean kimchi line to market

Roots of Kimchi is a newly launched company producing authentic kimchi using fresh, natural ingredients and traditional family recipes.

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. 

Getvov.com launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

Launched ahead of Veganuary, Getvov.com is a new plant-based online marketplace in the UK that combines convenience and sustainability.

Beech’s Fine Chocolates goes gourmet, launches Easter eggs

Lancashire-based heritage chocolate manufacturer Beech’s Fine Chocolates has launched a new 12-strong Gourmet pack range.

Moving Mountains ‘bleeding’ burger makes retail debut

Moving Mountains has announced the retail debut of its ‘bleeding’ Burger this month through a partnership with online supermarket Ocado.

Innovative cake line mixes it up

Alternative Foods is proclaiming its Alternative Cakes range a ‘new kind of ethical all-plant treat’ due to its use of the naturally occurring protein aquafaba instead of egg.

Veganuary hits the one million mark

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

Veganuary fights decision to ban bus ads

Two ads promoting veganism which were removed from buses by Arriva are to be reinstated after the Veganuary campaign successfully fought the decision.

Politicians protest over EU plant-based dairy ‘censorship’

MEPs are calling for the EC to reject ‘plant-based dairy censorship’ amid plans to further restrict the terms used for plant-based dairy.

Plant-based diets: more than just a 2018 trend

A new study, published under Current Developments in Nutrition shows ‘strong evidence’ that diets rich in plant foods offer the body protection from cardiometabolic disease.