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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 26.03.21

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.

1. Richmond Launch Vegan Mince And Sausages

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Irish brand Richmond have launched two new products this week that are completely plant-based. The new Richmond meatballs and mince are available now at Asda and will roll out on the 21st of April at Sainsbury’s. If they’re anywhere near as good as their meat-free sausages, then these will taste fantastic. 

2. Hospital In Beirut First In The World To Offer Exclusively Vegan Food

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Hayek Hospital in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has become the first in the world to serve only vegan meals to its patients, citing the reasons as health driven. The hospital said ‘We believe it’s well about time to tackle the root cause of diseases and pandemics, not just treat symptoms’, and are serving a veganised selection of both traditional Lebanese food and continental dishes. 

3. Eat Just Sells The Vegan Equivalent Of 100 Million Eggs

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The US food tech company Eat Just has sold the equivalent of 100 million eggs, marking a major milestone in the business and vegan food world. While the company is still yet to make its way across the pond, it’s latest investment round drew in 200 million, so we’re hoping they’re even closer to putting plant-based eggs on plates here in the UK. 

4. Costa Rica Opens Its First Vegan Hotel

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A vegan hotel has recently opened its doors, making it the first of its kind in Costa rica. Called Mother Earth Vegan, the hotel features a range of vegan amenities, including a vegan restaurant and bar, and vegan toiletries and cleaning products. If you’re looking for a sign to jet away post-covid, this is it. 

5. Cauldron Launches First Vegan Cheese

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Feta lovers, rejoice! Cauldron has done your salads, wraps and pastas a massive favour with the launch of their new greek-style vegan cheese. Made from sustainably sourced and organic soybeans, the feta-alternative is seasoned with spice and comes in a fully recyclable packaging. It will be available in Waitrose from April and in Sainsbury’s from May, so watch this space.

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Toni Olukiran
by 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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