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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 18.12.20

by Fabian Jackson

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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.

1. Poll Reveals 20% of Brits Will Serve Up An Entirely Vegan Christmas Dinner This Year

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And just when you thought we were done with mind-blowing plant-stats for this year. A recent survey carried out by Applewood of two thousand Brits shows how the food landscape is turning ever more plant-based. This information doesn’t surprise us, but we’re thrilled to be able to share it nonetheless. 

Dominos to Launch Vegan-Meat Topped Pizza 

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In anticipation of Veganuary 2021, Dominos has unveiled plans to sell plant-based ‘chicken’ topped pizzas and nuggets next month to meet their vegan customers’ needs. These food items will be in addition to their two existing (and popular) plant-based pizzas on the menu. 

PETA name Carrie Symonds ‘Person of the Year’

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Leading animal rights group, PETA, named Carrie Symonds ‘Person of the Year’, UK, in their annual series of recognition. Symonds is vocal in calling out animal rights violations and the charity said ‘Carrie Symonds is a fearless force for good when it comes to making the world a kinder place for animals,'. She’s also been rumoured to enjoy an allplants. 

Meghan Markle Invest in Plant-Based Startup

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Actor, activist and sustainability champion, Meghan Markle, has this week invested in a plant-based coffee startup, Clevr blends. What was recently a Californian pop-up is now taking all of North America by storm and has plans to go international in the new year. The business was entirely self-funded until recently, which is apparently one of the reasons Markle took such a keen interest; along with it being entirely women-owned and sustainable, thriving on ethical choices. If you needed another reason to pay attention, Oprah loves them too.

Three-Quarters of UK Businesses Will up Sustainability to Recover Post-Covid

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A survey conducted this week revealed that UK businesses are looking to sustainability as a means of recovering the financial blows inflicted from the coronavirus pandemic. The survey, conducted by HSBC, involved 1000 UK businesses in a range of industries, and a number of them cited reasons around energy cost, efficiency and better consumer engagement for future sustainability measures. While the coronavirus crisis has obviously thrust people into uncertain times, it is still good news that sustainability is being shown as a way to get back to ‘normal’. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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