Vegan news

Cult favourite Hourglass Cosmetics has announced today that it will sell vegan-only products by 2020. The makeup brand, which is cruelty-free, will eliminate animal-derived ingerdients such as beeswax, lanolin (a wax derived from sheepskin), and carmine (a dye made from beetles’ wings) from its collections.

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While many people think of vegetarianism and veganism as new trend, there is a surprisingly rich and lenghty history behind these movements. Seeing the huge potential of bringing this history to life, BBC-trained broadcaster Ian McDonald decided to create a podcast sharing the full backstory – all the way from the wandering ascetics of iron age to the vegan campaigns of the present.

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Veganism no longer feels like a niche choice: plant-based living is becoming more visible. You can see this growth on social media, but also ont he high street too, with more shops and restaurant catering to a growing vegan audience. Here’s our pick of 10 key stats that prove veganism is only set to get bigger. Such as: the boom in non-dairy milk sectore, big increase in Google searches for vegan related topics, more and more companies and restaurants offer vegan options.

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The Indian Ministry of Enviroment, Forest, and Climate Change has passed orders this week that ban the training and exhibition of wild animals in circuses countrywide.

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UK retailer Marks and Spencer has launched its Christmas sandwich collection this week – and the first time ever, it includes a vegan option.

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A new analysis by animal rights organization PETA and app-based guide HappyCow has revealed the most vegan-friendly cities in Europe. Berlin on top, with Amsterdam and London, and find out who else:

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UK retailer Marks and Spencer has released a meat-free range of products in celebration of World Vegan Month this November. The new range features 13 vegetarian and vegan products, including a sweet potato steak, beetrot falafel, and edamame bean burgers.

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Luxury apparel brands BCBG Max Azria and BCBGGeneration have announced their decesion to drop fur and angora from future collections. The BCBG brands now join together major fashion houses and retailers that have banned fur, including Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Armani, and H&M.

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