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New Association Aims To Get More Plant-Based Food On Supermarket Shelves

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new initiative spearheaded by the Plant Based Foods Association [PBFA] aims to get more plant-based foods on supermarket shelves. The PBFA, a trade association that represents 90 of the US’s leading plant-food brands, engages in policy advocacy and outreach to promote the growing sector of plant-based foods. It was launched in March 2016. It has […]

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Oceans In Crisis: ‘We Must Protect Fish From Overfishing And Global Warming’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Both climate change and the fishing industry are posing a huge threat to fish and the Australian Federal Government must do more to manage the crisis, a leading fisheries expert has warned. Tropical waters are emptying out as marine species are moving towards cooler water, and commercial fishing increases, says Dr Daniel Pauly, a principal investigator at […]

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Global Plant Milk Market Set to Top A Staggering $16 Billion in 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global market for plant-based dairy alternative drinks is forecast top top a massive $16.3 billion dollars next year – up dramatically from $7.4 billion in 2010 – according to new data from Innova Market Insights.  Dairy-alternative drinks accounted for seven per cent of global dairy launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in 2016, up from […]

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A Plant-Based Diet Boosts Weight Loss Twice As Effectively As Traditional Diabetes Diet

Reading Time: 3 minutes A plant-based diet can lead to greater weight loss compared to a calorie-equivalent diabetes diet, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. The controlled study, which was carried out by Dr Hana Kahleova, Director of Clinical Research at the Physicians Committee, took a group of 74 adults with type […]

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New Vegan School Will Open In Ohio

Reading Time: 2 minutes A private vegan preschool and kindergarten will open in Cincinnati, Ohio in January 2018. According to one of the founders, Caroline Cadwell (whose daughter will attend), Heart Montessori will focus on empathy and compassion. The Montessori style of teaching combines yoga and meditation to build self-esteem and compassion, with following a traditional academic syllabus. “The main […]

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EU?Court?Says?Plant-Based?Products?Cannot?Have?’Dairy-Style’?Names

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vegan dairy-alternative products cannot be sold within the European Union [EU] under names including ‘milk’, ‘butter’ and ‘cheese’ following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice [ECJ]. The ruling follows a case involving German food company Tofu Town, referred by the German court. Tofu Town bosses said consumers were not misled by the names […]

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Starbucks Teams Up With Lady Gaga To Launch Four New Vegan Drinks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Born This Way singer Lady Gaga has teamed up with coffee chain Starbucks to create a line of vegan drinks. The range of four drinks is called the Cups of Kindness collection. A Starbuck’s spokesperson said: “[These are ] four very special drinks as delicious and refreshing as they are beautiful.  “Two new creations, Matcha Lemonade […]