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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Free-from soups from Free and Easy

Free and Easy has launched a range of Soil Association-certified organic soups, free from the 14 most common allergens, including wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts...

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.

Rubies in the Rubble whips up innovative new mayos

Sustainable gourmet condiment brand Rubies in the Rubble has created two inventive mayonnaises – Aquafaba Mayo and Chipotle Mayo.

Body and Mind Botanicals claims UK CBD first

British organic wellness brand Body and Mind Botanicals has introduced what it asserts is a UK first: Cannabis Infused Dark Chocolate Buttons.

Vegan tuna is the catch of the day from Loma Linda

American sustainable plant-based protein brand Loma Linda is launching its innovative plant-based seafood alternative, Tuno, at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.

Passage Foods brings award-winning vegan bowls to UK market

Australian brand Passage Foods’ latest UK launch is Passage to India 90 Second Veg Curry Bowls for a quick and easy vegan meal.

Battle Oats cooks up plant-based protein cookie

Battle Oats has added a new cookie range made using pea protein to complement its free-from high-protein oat bars.

One Planet Pizza creates first gluten-free option

Vegan brand One Planet Pizza has cooked up its first 100% gluten-free frozen pizza in the form of the new Gluten Free Three Cheezly Margherita.