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[Vegan Products] Taste Testing ALL The New Vegan Items at Trader Joe’s 😋

   Have you tried any of these items?

[Vegan] Are Petroleum Products Vegan?

These days it seems that the list of things that are ‘not vegan’ is never-ending, with animal products finding their way into all kinds of things from McDonald’s fries to hardback books ! But is petrol vegan? Can you be vegan if you drive a petrol car? What about gasoline, petroleum, crude oil and diesel? This article explains all. Petrol (which is also known as gasoline) is vegan. It’s made from microorganisms that lived millions of years ago and no animals are purposefully harmed in the production of petrol. Some vegans may choose to avoid petrol because petroleum products are damaging to the environment and this, in turn, harms animal life. What is petrol made of? Petrol is a clear flammable liquid that is made from crude oil (also known as petroleum) and several chemical additives like alcohols, ethers and stabilisers. While the additives in petrol are not animal-derived, people may wonder about crude oil, believing that it is made from dead animals. There is even a myth that oil

[Business] Robert Downey Jr. Backs Vegan Bacon Brand As Part Of $40 Million Investment

  Downey Jr. created Footprint Coalitin Ventures to help finance technology companies that seek to help tackle the world's environmental problems Credit: Justin Brown Plant-based meat company, Atlast Food Co. , has announced it secured a $40 million investment to scale up production of its sell-out MyBacon products – and one of the backers is actor Robert Downey Jr . Atlast uses mycelium, a fiber found in mushrooms to create its vegan bacon – and thanks to the injection of funds, the next round of production can be sped up. ‘Incredible demand’ Among the investors were Viking Global, Stray Dog Capital, Downey Jr.’s Footprint Coalition Ventures, Applegate, Stonyfield, and Whole Foods. The investment follows ‘incredible demand’ for the product, which is part of the MyEats brand. Atlast’s President, Stephen Lomnes, said: “We are building the largest mycelium production facility in the US.” This is to provide consumers ‘a tastier alternative to their favorite animal proteins’, he added.

[Vegan Products] This Honey Is Made Without Bees. But Is It Vegan?

Food tech firm MeliBio is making honey without bees using biofermentation. It's identical to the real thing, but is it vegan? Food tech is a fascinating thing. Mung bean protein can yield a viscous, bottled liquid that scrambles like conventional eggs. Scientists can create meat alternatives using mycelium, the long, stringy root system of fungi. Someday soon, milk, butter, coffee creamer, and yogurt will be made with vegan milk proteins created via fermentation—ice cream like that is already on the market. And now, California-based MeliBio aims to sweeten the vegan alternatives market with honey made without bees. MeliBio recently announced the closing of an $850,000 pre-seed round funding. With this funding, the company will produce “real” honey that’s made without bees. Darko Mandich, MeliBio CEO, co-founder, and eight-year honey industry veteran, tells LIVEKINDLY that no bees are used during the production process. “The technology we are developing is powered by bio-fermentati

[Vegan Foods & Products] Fungi: Why Are We Ignoring Nature’s Hidden Solution? with Russell Brand

  This week I spoke with Merlin Sheldrake on my Under The Skin podcast!  Merlin is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures .  He has a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history and philosophy of science.  Fungi are a powerful force, why are we ignoring nature's hidden solution?  The full podcast is available on Luminary:  For more information on Merlin’s work go to

[Vegan Products] Taste Testing ALL The New Vegan Items at Trader Joe’s 😋

  Have you tried any of these items yet?

The 31 Best Vegan Food Products of 2021, According to Nutrition Experts

With the benefits of plant-based eating becoming more pronounced and impactful, it’s no wonder that so many have adopted this type of lifestyle. A growing community of vegans and vegetarians means more demand for high-quality plant-based products that deliver on both nutrition and taste. Gone are the days of boring vegan foods; food manufacturers and even restaurants and fast-food chains are taking notice and bringing innovation to this expanding food category. Experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute's Nutrition Lab test thousands of food products year round to give you the best of the best on both quality and taste. When determining which vegan products made the cut for this year's list, we focused on best-in-class ingredient lists, flavor and innovation. Check out the best vegan food products of 2021, handpicked by Registered Dietitians and taste testers... Continue

[Products] Vegan Leather is Gaining in Popularity But is it All Good News?

We’ve seen a flood of news concerning vegan-friendly alternatives to leather, and not the plastic variety but novel materials made from cacti, mushrooms, mangos and even grapes. Major fashion brands are getting in on it too, so why the sudden interest in animal-free leather and are there any downsides? Two start-ups producing animal-free alternatives to leather - Fiquetex and Desserto - have bagged awards this week from the University of Oxford and PETA respectively, with the former using fique plant fibres and the latter using the prickly pear cactus. Vegan leathers made from mushrooms, pineapples and other fruits have been around for some years now, but have until very recently failed to break into the mainstream. This is despite the findings of a report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) which pointed the finger at fashion as one of the most damaging industries in the world when it comes to the environment. According to UNEP, textile production accounts for 20 per