International Vegetarian Union’s Guide to Vegan Nutrition for Adults for Healthcare Professionals

Marly Winckler, IVU chair and Dr Eric Slywitch, Director of the Department of Medicine and Nutrition announced with great pleasure the publication of the International Vegetarian Union’s Guide to Vegan Nutrition for Adults for healthcare professionals in its English version.  The Portuguese version, for healthcare professionals, was also released in February this year. Other versions […]

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Poisoned by Plastic

Plastic is poisoning life on Earth. It’s everywhere: in the rain, our food, even in the human placenta!  We have seen it choking life in the deepest oceans and on the highest mountains. Now, shocking studies are finding plastic pollution everywhere: in the rain, our food, our drinking water, even in the human placenta! It’s poisoning us […]

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An Interview with VEGANUARY Co-Founder Matthew Glover

Matthew Glover is a serial entrepreneur whose investment business, Veg Capital, has supported some of the most exciting and disruptive brands on the market. His latest venture, VFC (Vegan Fried Chicken) encapsulates his energy and optimism about the future. But first, we wanted to touch on one of his most impactful social interventions –  Veganuary […]

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A free report on plant-based food in Europe

The Smart Protein team has exciting news to share with you! A pan-European survey, published by ProVeg International, in partnership with Innova Market Insights, the University of Copenhagen, and Ghent University, as part of the Smart Protein project, has just been published and is available to download for free. Access the free report now! The pan-European survey has been published and analyzed in […]

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The reason behind rising global food prices that are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before. That’s according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)‘s monthly Food Price Index, which also found that global prices have risen by more than 3% since July, reaching levels not seen since 2011. The Food Price […]

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Bees

Billions of bees, butterflies, and beetles… are dying off, threatening ecological collapse. Toxic agricultural pesticides are among the key culprits, but now a European Citizen Initiative could get them phased out. One million signatures would force the EU to address our call, helping to save our bees from deadly pesticides. The insect apocalypse keeps unfolding – silently, […]

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We throw away one third of the food we grow

The COVID pandemic has shown the fragility of our global food supply chains, with many supermarkets and restaurants in almost every country having experienced food shortages. Millions of people in the UK alone have experienced severe food insecurity during COVID-19, according to a recent report by the country’s Foods Standards Agency. But food shortages were prevalent […]

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EU Rejects Controversial Amendment 171 to Restrict Plant-based Dairy Terminology

EU bodies have rejected Amendment 171 (AM171), the draft legislation which would have imposed new restrictions on the terminology used by the plant-based dairy sector. The EU has already banned the use of dairy-derived terms such as ‘almond milk’ or ‘vegan cheese’, and this amendment would have had further implications for the dairy alternatives sector, […]

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