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Shaquille O’Neal and 13 Athletes Invest in Vegan Meat

Shaquille O’Neal and 13 Athletes Invest in Vegan Meat

Livekindly find out that NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal joins 13 other top athletes in investing in vegan meat brand Beyond Meat. The retired basketball player joins previously announced Beyond Meat investor, ambassador, and vegan athlete, Kyrie Irving. The Celtics point guard is considered one of the […]

New “Vegan Facebook” Brings Together Vegan Community

New “Vegan Facebook” Brings Together Vegan Community

Veg News revealed that Social network “VSOCIETY” recently launched in the United Kingdom to curate all things vegan into a single dashboard. The platform makes it easy for users to create a profile, scroll through a feed to discover new video content, shop its ethical […]

B&M LAUNCHES ‘PROUDLY VEGAN’ WINE SELECTION ACROSS UK

B&M LAUNCHES ‘PROUDLY VEGAN’ WINE SELECTION ACROSS UK

 

According to Livekindly Leading variety retailer B&M is now stocking Proudly Vegan wine. The find was spotted by the Instagram account accidentallyveganUK, which shared a snapshot of two bottles on social.

Both wines are made by the company Broadland Wineries, which launched its Proudly Vegan wine in three varieties merlot, sauvignon blanc, and rosé – last March. According to the brand, everything about the wine is vegan, including the ink and glue on the label. All wines are sourced from Chile’s Valle Central.

B&M appears to stock the merlot and sauvignon blanc. The former is described as having “fruit flavours of cherry and plum intertwined with sumptuous aromas of coffee and chocolate” that pairs well with pasta with tomato sauce and vegetables. The latter, which has “zesty and refreshing” tropical fruit flavors, is recommended with dairy-free risotto, roast cauliflower, and mushrooms.

 

Why Is Wine Not Vegan?
Although wine is made from grapes, the traditional wine-making process is not vegan. The filtration process – called fining – often makes use of animal-derived ingredients such as isinglass (the dried swim bladder of a fish) or even egg whites and milk.

Broadland launched its Proudly Vegan line to cater to the growing demand among consumers, which is on the rise this year, according to Bloomberg.

“We wanted vegans to be able to buy great tasting wine with the confidence that every element is 100% vegan,” Broadland’s Master of Wine, Dr. Arabella Woodrow, told Drinks Retailing News last March.

Organic South African winery Org de Rac removed animal products from the fining process last July, citing the “enormous rise in veganism as a way of life.” Vegan labeling on wine is also becoming more commonplace as companies recognize that it is a selling point for consumers and even vineyards in New Zealand’s iconic wine region are doing away with isinglass.

An organic, biodynamic vegan wine and record shop opened in Essex last December. Called Winyl, it boasts one of the largest vegan wine selections in the UK. “So we did our research and went to events like the wine fair in London and discovered there is a huge market for vegan and organic wines,” co-founder Whilmari Swift told the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.

Proudly Vegan Wine is available in stores at B&M and Ocado.

Vegan Diets Are Better For Athletes’ Heart Health, Says Review

Vegan Diets Are Better For Athletes’ Heart Health, Says Review

    According to Plant based news Vegan diets can benefit athletes in numerous ways – including improving heart health, performance, and recovery, according to a new review. The research, Plant-Based Diets for Cardiovascular Safety and Performance in Endurance Sports, was published in the journal Nutrients. One […]

BEYOND MEAT PLANS TO MAKE VEGAN BACON AND STEAK

BEYOND MEAT PLANS TO MAKE VEGAN BACON AND STEAK

    According to Livekindly Popular vegan meat brand Beyond Meat has plans to make plant-based bacon and steak, CNBC reports. The brand became a favorite around the globe when it launched its iconic Beyond Burger, a vegan patty made from pea protein that looks, cooks, and tastes like beef – […]

Boxer Bryant Jennings Competes to Become First Vegan World Heavyweight Champ

Boxer Bryant Jennings Competes to Become First Vegan World Heavyweight Champ

 

VegNews find out that Vegan boxer Bryant Jennings will compete against undefeated Colombian fighter Oscar Rivas tonight for the title of World Heavyweight Champion. Jennings adopted a plant-based diet in 2015 to improve his health and mental clarity. “I was a vegetarian before that, but I became a vegan for health reasons, based on particular additives and ingredients in food,” Jennings told The Guardian. “I just thought healthy eating, clean eating was much better. And it really has been great for me.” Jennings typically consumes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, whole grains, fruit and vegetables, and makes his own vegan burger patties from a combination of chickpeas, lentils, black beans, and quinoa. “I’m not fighting to prove anything,” Jennings said. “I’m just proud of who I am. When I have a great performance, I say, ‘See, I guess I don’t need meat.’ When I lift something that’s heavy that people say I couldn’t do, I say, ‘See, I guess I don’t need meat.” If Bryant wins tonight’s fight—which can be viewed on ESPN starting at 9:30 pm EST—he will become the world’s first vegan boxer to hold a heavyweight world champion title.

Planetary health diet: Developed countries must cut red meat eating by 80% to protect Earth

Planetary health diet: Developed countries must cut red meat eating by 80% to protect Earth

According to Independent Scientists have drawn up a “planetary health diet” to safeguard the Earth from environmental disaster and ensure enough food is available for its booming population to stay healthy. This would require red meat consumption to halve across the world but fall by more than […]