Veggiepharm was founded by Luc Lamirault and Kévin Bondiguel in 2017 as the very first pharmaceutical company to develop medicines certified without animal ingredients and not tested on animals. The two founders come from Medipha Santé, an independent French pharmaceutical laboratory that develops drugs and acts as a service provider for other French and international laboratories.
We covered the subject of vegan condoms (yes that’s a thing and no they aren’t usually vegan) back in 2018 when vegan was far less mainstream. These days we have a plethora of ethically made, cruelty-free adult products available at a click – so for this Sunday 14th of Feb, here are a few ways to have some 100% animal-free fun and feel good on all levels, including morally!
This week, the EU Commission published a new plan to fight cancer, stating a commitment to encourage a “shift to a more plant-based diet, with less red and processed meat and other foods linked to cancer risks and more fruit and vegetables.” Compassion in World Farming says to vegconomist that an earlier leaked version was more ambitious and indicated a phasing out of the promotion of red and processed meat. …
Raw Sport, a leading plant-based nutrition brand, based in the UK, anounces a new partnership with tree-planting and climate action funder Ecologi, for a new scheme that promises to match a tree to every product purchased, so that one order of three bags of ELITE Repair Protein Powder would result in three trees planted.
A ‘veganalysis‘ by leading UK health check service Medichecks cross referenced key biomarkers for both plant-based and omnivorous eaters, and found significant differences between the results in both groups. Vegans had a lower blood sugar (HbA1c) count, which means they have lower risk of type 2 diabetes Vegans showed reduced non-HDL (unhealthy) cholesterol and lower overall cholesterol than meat-eaters – meaning decreased risk of heart disease and stroke Vegans had …
A recent study has found that the global vegan supplements market will see growth at 10.9% CAGR between 2020 and 2028, and values the market at over US$ 17 billion. Vegan supplements are considered as being safer and healthier, while ethical concerns over the use of animal ingredients are creating growth opportunities.
allplants announces the introduction of a new Lighter Menu as part of its nationwide service which brings pre-prepared dishes direct to consumer doorsteps. The hugely popular UK brand operates Europe’s largest plant-based kitchen; a newly-opened 20,000 square foot kitchen in its London headquarters.
Fortification with micronutrients gives products additional health value, and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are by far the strongest category, according to Innova. In response, SternVitamin has developed special micronutrient premixes for this segment that upgrade plant-based drinks based on oats and other protein sources.
A new study from the EPIC-Oxford team suggests that vegans and vegetarians have a higher risk of bone fracture with sensational headlines declaring: “Vegans 43% more likely to suffer bone fractures, study suggests”. BUT the study authors themselves say more research is needed. Viva! here discusses the reality of the situation.
Supported by advisory Board Member Dr. Michael Greger, The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) International is increasing awareness in the medical community of the power of plant-based nutrition to treat and prevent disease. The online course has over 2,700 medical students in Munich signing up so far.