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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 04.09.20

by Toni Olukiran

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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. UK Named The Most Popular Country For Veganism In The World

According to Chef's Pencil, the UK is considered the most popular country for veganism in the world, followed by Australia in second place and Israel in third. The most popular vegan city in the world is reportedly Bristol, so if you're planning a trip sometime soon, be sure to check out our favourite restaurants there.

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2. Heck To Expand Its Vegan Range — Starting With More Sausages

Two products are expected to launch in Asda and Sainsbury's starting from the 14th September. Heck already has seven vegan sausages on the market now, with flavours ranging from 'Thai style' sausages to Indian inspired 'Bollywood bangers'. The new products to hit shelves will be a meat-free sausage and apple concoction, along with their highly anticipated veganised version of their already best-selling chicken Italia. Heck are also planning to produce their own brand of oat milk, sourcing the oats straight from the UK.

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3. September 1st Saw The Return Of National Tofu Day

Every year on the 1st of September is National Tofu Day, a day that encourages us to cook with our favourite soy favourite. Even though it's over, you can still absolutely get stuck in! Try out some of the recipes we have on Planted, including a tofu and mushroom stir fry, tofu and red pepper curry, and kimchi, brown rice and tofu soup to commemorate the fact we are well and truly in autumn now. Happy cooking!

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4. Grounded Release New Vegan Milkshakes

London based company Grounded has got the vegan sphere talking with the release of two new plant-based milkshake drinks, providing a vegan version of childhood favourites Frijj or Yazoo. It's currently sold only at its store, but will soon be sold in Selfridges and Planet Organic. Made using coconut milk, it comes in a chocolate and mint flavour, and is packed with protein. Its cartons are also fully recyclable and made from plants.

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5. Tiktok Becomes A Platform For Young Climate Activists

TikTok continues to take the world by storm, with over 800 million users as of July 2020. And now, a subsection of the online video sharing platform is dedicated to spreading awareness and starting conversations about climate change. Videos including the hashtag #climatechange have as many as 334.3 million views at the time of writing. This shows that despite global quarantines and lockdowns, young people are as engaged with matters of climate change as ever.


By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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