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Popular Burger Chain Debuts Vegan Beetnik Burger

While vegan options at Byron previously included no more than fries and sides, the United Kingdom-based chain stepped into the modern era with a falafel burger.

United Kingdom-based hamburger chain Byron recently launched its first vegan entreé, a beet-based falafel patty called the Beetnik burger. The new menu item is topped with baby kale, smashed avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, red pepper ketchup, and lime-dressed rainbow slaw. Prior to the launch of the Beetnik, the only vegan-friendly items on the chain’s meat-heavy menu were sides such as French fries, a house salad, and tortilla chips. A growing number of restaurants and supermarkets in the UK have recently added vegan items to meet consumer demand, including Patty & Bun’s vegan Whoopi Goldburger, Bierkeller Entertainment Complexes’ vegan Bavarian sausages, and Tesco’s 20 chef-crafted plant-based grab-and-go meals from vegan food brand Wicked Kitchen.

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NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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