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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 28.8.20

by Laura Barns

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Welcome to your weekly dose of the best vegan stories from across the globe. Aka, your ultimate feel-good foodie news.

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1. Vegan Queen Lizzo Lands ‘Dream Come True’ Deal With Amazon

The vegan singer just signed a first-look production deal with Amazon Studios. The company made the announcement earlier this month during its virtual press tour. Lizzo will help develop exclusive content for the streaming service. “Lizzo is one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry, and it is such a pleasure to announce this new deal with her,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement.

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2. All Vegan Foodbank Opens In The UK To Help Feed The Hungry

Bath Vegan Food Bank was set up by Helen Wright after the coronavirus pandemic meant foodbank demand skyrocketed. The bank only offers vegan products, but will feed anyone who declares they are financially suffering, whether they are following a plant-based diet or not, providing food parcels with beans, fruit and veg, plant milk, and a treat.

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3. David Attenborough Urges Public To Ditch Meat And Encourages Plant-Based Diet In New Film

Veteran presenter Sir David Attenborough has urged the public to ditch meat and work towards a plant-based diet in his new documentary A Life On Our Planet. The film, which premieres in U.K cinemas for one night only on September 28, looks at the environmental changes that have happened on Earth over Sir David's lifetime and offers some solutions to the climate crisis.

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4. Ben & Jerry’s Launch New Non-Dairy Ice Cream to Help Fight Climate Change

“Unfudge Our Future” flavour vegan ice cream—coming exclusively to Australia—pressures the Australian government to ditch fossil fuels via personalized packaging. Ben & Jerry’s is targeting Prime Minister Scott Morrison, treasurer Josh Frydenberg, and energy minister Angus Taylor with its packaging. Each container requests that either Morrison, Frydenberg, or Taylor “make fossil fuels history!”

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5. IKEA's 'Meatier' New Vegan Meatballs To Launch In September

On September 28, furniture retailer IKEA will add a new plant-based Swedish meatball to its bistro menu at stores nationwide. Dubbed the “plant ball,” the new option—which builds on an existing plant-based meatball that IKEA launched in 2015—is made from yellow pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion, and apple. The new plant ball carries a mere 4% of the carbon footprint of IKEA’s traditional meat-based Swedish meatball.


By Laura Barns
Laura Barns

Laura is our Copywriter, who is obsessed with the Hearty Roots Stew (and has been known to eat a double serve for lunch on more than one occasion). On her day off you’ll find her walking her puppy Ralph, stopping off at bookshops and cocktail bars along the way. 

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