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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 06.11.20

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. More People Want Vegan Food Than Ever Before

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If you’re reading this, then the following numbers just might include you. Over the past five years the volume of people searching ‘vegan food near me’ have increased by a whopping 2,100%. Yep, you read that right – and when it comes to having vegan food delivered, the same time-frame saw stats up by 450%. 

Thortful.com (who’ve compiled the research) have said “It’s exciting to see that we’re expanding our horizons in terms of the food we are eating,” and we couldn’t agree more.

2. Health Professionals In The UK Have Called For Climate-Related ‘Meat Tax’  

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Recent developments from within the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change have seen heavy recommendations emerge that range from banning 2-for-1 deals on unhealthy foods to raising taxes on meat. The bid is to take control of public health, environmental issues and waste reduction. It’s a great time to go plant-based, even if it is to save a few pounds.  

3. Independent Online Book Collective To Rival Amazon

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This is being described as a revolutionary moment in the history of bookselling. US-based social-entrepreneur, Andy Hunter, has already had huge successes with ‘Bookshop’ in the states and as a result, has accelerated plans to open up (virtual) shop here in the UK. The site, which is now live, is acting as a hub for 130 independent bookstores across Britain. What a great place to do some early online Christmas shopping!

4. London’s Vegan Butchers Sell Out On Day Opening Day

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A few weeks ago we reported of the UK’s first entirely vegan butchers opening in North London. Rudy’s Vegan Diner made history yet again after it opened as the UK’s first fully vegan diner. Everything up for sale is plant-based and cruelty-free, including rack of jack to lobstah salad and meatballs shredded BBQ pulled porc. Their stock entirely sold out online and the store saw queues on hundreds of people lined up along the street.

5. UK’s Vegan Football Team Join Forces With Bovril

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The Forest Green Rovers, the UK’s only fully plant-based football team, will be serving a beetroot-based version of hot Bovril at their stadiums from 2021. Bovril is traditionally a beef-based spread, similar to marmite, that Brits love to drink diluted with hot water; ergo the ‘hot Bovril’. We’re always happy to hear that something’s been veganised and we’re keen to learn more, but the verdict’s still out as to who will be queuing up for seconds here.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns 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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