There is no denying that veganism is on the rise - more than 90% expansion in 'vegan' searches, according to Google Trends, and 40% increase in vegan sales. Great news for the animals and the environment. But do we really care about the ethics? Or, is there something more? When I turned to plant-based lifestyle almost four years ago (WARNING: a cringy remark to follow), I entered the euphoric galaxy of ultimate enlightenment. Suddenly, the blurry interconnection between nutrition and overall health grew clear. Like many, I had had a long history of subconscious dieting, cleansing and starvation that always had the same grand finale of bingeing and gaining back double the lost weight. And, like for many, veganism was my last resort. I too, was well-aware of the dark secrets of t
Meet the meatless patties aiming to revolutionise the food market What if they told you that there is a burger that looks and tastes exactly like a burger, except that it does not include meat? The Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat SIlicon Valley startups seem to have made it happen. The days of flavourless seitan and mild tofu burgers are (almost) over, since the Beyond Meat CEO announced in October that he is planning to expand the meatless burgers to the UK in 2018. 100% plant-based and already circulating in US restaurants from 2013, they claim to recall the whole meat experience in taste, look and smell. Needless to say, the public has welcomed the meatless burgers with enthusiasm. The promising creation catalysed the media attention for its potential repercussions...
Since the vegan cheese announcement, there’s been lots of positive reaction, but it looks like Pizza Hut have made one huge mistake. “It was so sick I loved it,” is what, new vegan Akash Ruparelia, told the Voice of London, as one of the first people to try the vegan pizza. His sister, vegan as well, Shivani Ruparelia is “beyond excited,” and is going to go there [Pizza Hut] to show support, even though she “hates pizza.” Gareth Hopley, Head of Communications at Pizza Hut Restaurants, told the Independent: "We’re excited that all of our cheese-loving vegan customers will be able to grab a slice of the action and no longer have to miss out – we can’t wait to hear their thoughts!" This comes after an “amazing customer response” to Pizza Hut’s vegan cheese trial earlier thi
With more and more big name brands making the transition to cruelty-free beauty, we wondered what all the fuss is about and how to make our routines more bunny-friendly. There is no doubt that ‘vegan’ has been a hot word in the last few years. Thanks to celebrities and social media the vegan lifestyle has blown up and became one of the most popular trends in the world. So popular in fact, that The Vegan Society now estimates that there are over half a million vegans in the UK. So, naturally, it was only a matter of time until what we put on our faces took a turn for the green also. But what exactly is vegan and cruelty-free beauty, you may ask? Cruelty-free is the label used for products that are not tested on animals, and vegan products are those not containing any animal products. It’s