Pivoting to a New Default with DefaultVeg

by Ilana Braverman Imagine a world where plant-based foods are served as the default menu option. Where nothing changes other than the way the items are presented on the menu. Meat and dairy options can still be included, but customers have to modify the item to include animal-based ingredients.  You order a latte and it…

5 ways to Jump Start a Plant-Based Lifestyle!

by Miriam Hahn Welcome to the Plant Based World! Powering your body on plants for optimal health and performance is a trend that is here to stay. Not only are we feeling more vibrant and alive, but we are also taking care of our environment and saving the lives of millions of animals. Move over…

Plant-Based Foods are on the Move in Canada

by Leslie Ewing America’s Northern Neighbour is Leading with Sector Innovation  If sales are any indication, plant-based foods is one of the most exciting categories in the United States. The industry is growing at a tremendous pace while making a dizzying array of product choices available to American consumers. But perhaps you’d be surprised to…

The Brownie We’ve All Been Waiting For (Review)

by Ben Davis Abe’s new chocolate chip brownies have gone above and beyond just a good “vegan” brownie option. These are quite possibly the best pre-made brownies you will ever try out of a package, hands down, regardless of ingredients. They are rich, full of gooey deliciousness and (hopefully) soon to be available at all…

Abe’s: The Official Muffin of Equality Launches at 7-Eleven

by Ben Davis Imagine being a kid at a birthday party, looking around at all of your friends enjoying a delicious cake and not being allowed to participate because of your food allergies. How frustrating and confusing would that situation be? That feeling of being left out, through no fault of your own… it’s something…

Greenhouses Instead of Slaughterhouses!

by Dr. Joanne Kong The global pandemic of COVID-19 has become a driving force for us to re-examine our place in the world. A new reality has set in, as we face threats to our survivability that are unprecedented in our lifetimes. These are frightening times not only because of the dire threats of the…

Finding Our Power On Our Plates

Adversity has always been our greatest teacher. As we begin looking beyond the tragedies, setbacks, and inconveniences we have been faced with this year… what will we find? Is there new information available to us? Is there a higher level of awareness we can utilize to live in greater balance with nature? Is there a…

PROLIFIC LONDON: Unilever Invests in Massive Research Facility

Food giant Unilever is making major plays towards sustainable innovation in the Europe market. This week it announced a £71m investment in the new Netherlands facility where the main focus will be development of plant-based ingredients and meats. Read more about the announcement and find a video here: Areas of research will include: plant-based ingredients…

MINDBODYGREEN: Plant Based Meals in New York Hospitals

One of the most blatant contradictions that becomes apparent as you begin to better understand human health is disconnect between food and our hospital system. How can we possibly be so backwards that we feed someone a cheeseburger the moment they come out of triple bypass surgery? Hats off to New York City for taking…

CNET: Nestle Adds Plant-Based Meat to Italian Product Lines

Nestle has announced a plant-based alteration to its classic Stouffer’s lasagna and Digiorno pizza. The new items will use Sweet Earth plant-based meat crumbles, but still contain cheese. It is exciting to see plant-based meat making its way into new product categories. I’ll keep an eye and be sure to snag one for myself when…