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Rebecca Bennett founder of "The Solid Bar Company"

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Interviews

The Solid Bar Company: “We See Enormous Potential for Growth in These Areas.”

In today’s society we assign a high value to natural personal care for our natural beauty. The young startup “The Solid Bar Company” goes one step even further and produces products which are not only plastic-free but also without the use of water, alcohol or any other chemical ingredients. They aim to create a product line, which is not only easy in use but also good for the planet. We had to take a closer look at this exemplary commitment and therefore talked with the founders about the company, the personal care market and their mission.

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Cosmetic giant L’Oréal takes over vegan natural cosmetics brand Logocos

The French beauty group L’Oréal has expanded its range, acquiring the cosmetics brand Logocos Naturkosmetik in order to enter the vegan beauty market. Plant-derived products are on the agenda, since customers are paying increasing attention to them. All brands by the German natural cosmetics manufacturer Logocon are vegan and certified organic. They are becoming increasingly popular with customers of the French L’Oréal Group. The number of consumers interested in natural alternatives to the chemical ingredients often found in such products continues to rise. “We at L’Oréal Germany are very pleased that by acquiring Logocos in a Western European market where the demand for natural cosmetics is particularly high, we have acquired a great deal of expertise in this area,” said Fabrice Megarbane, General Manager of …

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Products & Launches

NuttZo Bold BiteZ: High Protein & Low Sugar

The American company NuttZo, which specializes in organic nut and seed butters, recently introduced a new vegan snack. The snack bar Bold BiteZ will be available in the flavours ‘Peanut Pro Cacao Nibs + Probiotics’ and ‘Power Fuel Maple + Matcha’. The vegan bar is the ideal snack for health-conscious and sporty food lovers, due to its low sugar content and high protein content.

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Isaac Thomas – Founder of Vegan Nation

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VeganNation: Building a “Global Vegan Economy”

In these exciting and fast-moving plant-based times, many vegans feel strongly about the notion of belonging to an inclusive platform, where vegans can support each other on all levels and where no money is being contributed towards businesses involved with any animal ingredients or cruelty. As such, ideas and suggestions are being felt all around the world with regards to unified methods of progressing together and for businesses to collaborate financially.

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Products & Launches

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in the sustainable shoe brand Allbirds

The actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has long been committed to the environment and climate protection, has invested in his favourite shoe brand, Allbirds. The sustainable shoe manufacturer is developing a sole made of renewable sugar cane. DiCaprio’s foundation has already donated to the fight against climate change. According to People magazine, he is now proud to be supporting sustainable and environmentally friendly fashion with his latest investment. “Creating sustainable consumer goods requires strong commitment from brands who understand their role in solving our environmental crisis,” said DiCaprio. “Allbirds is leading the way in developing new materials that will serve as models for the footwear industry. This kind of innovation is crucial for a more sustainable future.” Unlike the plastic foam usually used to make sneakers, …

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Interviews

New study: “Clean Meat is the Future of the Meat Industry”

Clean meat is a seriously interesting topic which has generated massive amounts of publicity and debate in recent months, with biotech startups and cultured meat manufacturers such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods creating mass interest and global coverage with their brands of “bleeding” burgers. Faunalytics, a nonprofit research organization, recently conducted a study with the support of researchers from the University of Bath and the Good Food Institute, amongst others, called Messages to Overcome Naturalness Concerns in Clean Meat Acceptance: Primary Findings. Here we have the first interview with one of the research team regarding these enlightening insights.

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Amidori frounder Friedrich Büse

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Amidori: “Right from the Start We Have Focused Strongly on the Catering Sector.”

The company Amidori proves that vegan meat alternatives do not always have to be made of soya. With a base of sunny pea and oats, the company aims to produce meat alternatives with a firm bite – and to do so in a resource-conserving and environmentally friendly way. We interviewed founder Friedrich Büse about entrepreneurial developments and future plans in this sector.

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Dr. Bernadette Sütterlin

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Dr. Bernadette Sütterlin: “The Focus Should Not Be on the Production Method.”

So far, veganism has meant the absolute renunciation of meat. Thanks to the development of “laboratory meat” (so-called in-vitro meat), this could soon change. But though it sounds simple, most consumers will take some convincing. The research of Dr. Bernadette Sütterlin from the ETH in Zurich, which deals with the sustainability and acceptance of laboratory meat from the consumer’s point of view, also proves this. In this interview, we learned more about reactions to laboratory meat, possible stumbling blocks during its introduction and the future development of this segment.

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