Anthony Martinelli

Anthony Martinelli is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Vegan Herald, which launched in 2015 as a daily vegan news and information website.

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Impossible Foods Launches “Beef Lite”

Today Impossible Foods expanded its plant-based meat portfolio with a leaner version of its flagship Impossible Beef product: Impossible Beef Lite. According to a press release, Impossible Beef Lite is designed to be better than lean ground animal beef, featuring 21 grams of protein, no trans fat or cholesterol, and 75% less saturated fat as …

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After 3 Years of Development, OCHO Candy Perfects Vegan Caramel

When OCHO Candy started work on their plant-based caramel formula, they had no idea it would take them over 3 years to perfect. “We had no clue what we were getting ourselves into,” said Pat Rebro, the company’s Research & Development lead. “All we knew was that vegan and dairy-free consumers deserved a better caramel …

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Hershey Announces Nationwide Launch of Vegan Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s Chocolate Bars

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The Hershey Company announced in a press release that their new Reese’s Plant-Based Peanut Butter Cups is launching nationwide this month. The company also announced the forthcoming launch of Hershey’s Plant Based Extra Creamy with Almonds and Sea Salt, which will have a nationwide rollout in April. Both products are made using oat milk. The …

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Global Dairy Alternative Market Valued at $22 Billion, Anticipated to Grow to $61 Billion by 2029

According to a new report by Fortune Business Insights, the global market for dairy alternatives is valued at an eye-opening $22.25 billion. Even more eye-opening is the report’s prediction that this number will almost triple by 2029, growing to $61.43 billion. This would be a compound annual growth rate of 13.58% between 2022 and 2029. …

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Increasing Healthy Plant-Based Foods and Reducing Animal Products is Associated With a Lower Risk of Osteoporosis

A new study published by the journal Osteoporosis International has found that older adults “consume more healthy plant foods and reduce the consumption of animal foods and unhealthy plant foods, which was associated with a lower risk of osteoporosis.” Titled Association of plant-based dietary patterns with the risk of osteoporosis in community-dwelling adults over 60 …

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Vitalite Plant-Based Cheese Now Available at Over 5,000 Stores

Plant-based cheese brand Vitalite is expanding its distribution to more than 5,000 retailers in the U.S., including Albertsons, ACME, Safeway and Harris Teeter locations. The vegan-certified, dairy-free cheese launched in 2022 and its presence has grown rapidly since then. In a recent consumer survey by Wakefield Research for Vitalite, 68% of Americans report having tried a plant-based alternative, while nearly a …

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Starbucks Germany Announces End to Vegan Milk Surcharge

Starbucks Germany has announced that they will no longer levy an additional charge for customers wanting to replace animal-milk with plant-based milk in their drinks. “Change is in the air—after years of pressure from PETA and PETA Germany supporters, Starbucks Germany is ending its vegan milk surcharge!”, PETA announced in a post on their website. …

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Plant-Based Mozzarella Sticks by Farm Rich Launch Nationwide at Kroger and Walmart

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Plant-Based Mozzarella Sticks made by Farm Rich have launched nationwide at thousands of Kroger and Walmart locations. Farm Rich, which is one of the leading distributors of non-vegan cheese sticks, announced that it has expanded its “”Garden Inspirations” line of plant-based snacks and appetizers by launching Plant-Based Mozzarella Style Sticks. Farm Rich also offers meatless …

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