Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 20.11.20
Welcome to your weekly dose of the best vegan stories from across the globe. AKA, your ultimate feel-good foodie news.
12-year-old Omari McQueen is taking his talents to TV, as this week his show ‘What’s cooking Omari’ premiered on children’s television channel CBBC. His move to TV comes after creating a highly successful youtube channel making plant-based food, publishing a cookbook, running a vegan popup stall at Boxpark and releasing a set of vegan dips named Dipalicious. He learnt to cook after his mother fell ill and became unable to make dinner, and as Britain’s youngest TV chef, he is aiming to encourage a ‘whole new generation of vegans’.
Great news for State-side — car manufacturing giants Toyota and Lexus have launched a built-in navigation feature; if the ‘destination’ button is pressed, you are connected to a representative who can direct you to vegan restaurants and cafes in the area. While this is only available in the US at this moment in time, Happy Cow is exploring the possibility of releasing the feature elsewhere too.
Pork is the most eaten animal protein in the world, and Impossible have set upon creating a vegan alternative to great success. Making it in Time’s list of best inventions list this year, Impossible pork is an extremely convincing vegan alternative, according to those lucky enough to get a taste. This is not surprising given how popular impossible burgers have become!
Formula one has put forward a plan to make the Formula 1 circuit more sustainable, pledging to be carbon neutral by 2030. This will mean everything from race track activity, to office spaces, to the transportation of staff and racers will be done sustainably. They also intend to eliminate single-use plastics and ensure all waste is reused, recycled or composted by 2025, which is a big step.
Burrito chain Tortilla has developed a ‘game-changing’ vegan chilli to be served at their outlets. Their ‘Chilli No Carne’ features a rich tomato sauce with pinto beans, vegetables and tempeh courtesy of our pals at the London-Based Club Cultured. We know this will be delicious; and they’re just the latest of high-street chains and restaurants to develop vegan options.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, 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 a last count) or playing tennis in the park.