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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 13.11.20

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. Brighton Schools To Add More Vegan Meals 

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Brighton, considered one of the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities, has again been making waves in the plant-based scene. Brighton and Hove’s city council are making serious steps towards introducing daily plant-based meal options for all children after a plea from Brighton mother Jill Pearson-Kleinm has been thoroughly heard by Green councillor Hannah Clare. The council will be meeting with food contractors to discuss “how the request for more vegan options and a shift of emphasis towards a plant-based diet can be introduced.”  

2. McDonald’s Announce Vegan Burger Launch 

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From 2021 the giant fast-food chain will start selling a plant-based burger that will be part of the ‘McPlant’ range that could also include chicken substitutes and sandwich breakfasts according to McDonald’s. The burger is the result of a collaboration with Beyond Meat from sources at the vegan meat company, although McDonald’s are yet to confirm who they’ve been working with. 

3. Award-Winning Vegan Food Bank In West Sussex 

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The fully vegan food bank in Worthing, West Sussex, that was founded by Pia Offord in March this year has since received three awards in the last six weeks. The awards have recognised the bank’s exceedingly hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic ensuring food hygiene, flexible collection times and that enough food is reaching all of the right people in the area. The food bank has been recognised by the Sheriff of West Sussex and also internationally by the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association in Taiwan! 

4. Festive Indulgence With M&S Vegan Hamper

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We’re flying through November and it seems to be time to start thinking about Christmas presents again. The renowned highstreet retailer famed for their indulgent food hall has released a vegan Christmas hamper. The plant-based hamper includes a bottle of Mount Benson Shiraz, vegan Christmas pudding, mince pies, truffles, hazelnut chocolate spread and soft set raspberry jam, making it a wonderful gift for any loved ones over the holidays.

5. Vegan Hot Chocolate Launched From Galaxy

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A year on from Galaxy’s successful first foray into vegan chocolate bars (Smooth Orange, Caramel & Sea Salt, and Caramelized Hazelnut), the company is releasing a plant-based hot chocolate powder just in time for vegan chocoholics to get cosy with this winter. The drink has the brand’s signature smooth and creamy characteristics but is suitable for anyone plant-powered. 

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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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