Vegan JUST Egg Sandwich Launches Today at All U.S. Barnes & Noble Locations

Barnes & Noble, the largest bookseller chain in the United States, has launched their first 100% plant-based sandwich in collaboration with JUST Egg.

JUST Egg Sandwich

The launch, which comes during Earth Month, includes all of the more than 500 stores in all 50 states.

The sandwich featured JUST Egg Folds topped with melted Violife cheese (smoked provolone), a plant-based aioli all on an onion ciabatta roll.
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Report: Vegan Steak Market to Grow from $598 Million Now to $1.1 Billion by 2033

A new report details the rapidly growing size of the vegan steak market.

The global market value for vegan steak is estimated to be $598.6 million in 2023, and is anticipated to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2023 to 2033. This is according to a report by Future Market Insights. The report anticipates the overall valuation of the market to reach up to $1.13 billion by the year 2033.

“As the trend for veganism spreads across these countries, the demand for vegan steak along with other plant based protein alternatives is rising exponentially in the global as well local markets”, states the report. “As people are willing to invest time in learning more about these new food alternatives, vegan steak is anticipated to garner more new consumers in the future.”
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Study: Vegan Diet Associated With 31% Lower Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in Hyperuricemia Patients

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrients found that a “vegan diet is associated with a 31% lower risk of chronic kidney disease in patients wth hyperuricemia”.

The study notes that hyperuricemia (elevated uric acid level in the blood) is a well-known risk factor for chronic kidney disease, and that little is known about whether a vegetarian or vegan diet is associated with a lower risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with hyperuricemia.

From September 5, 2005, to December 31, 2016, researchers retrospectively included clinically stable patients with hyperuricemia who received health check-ups at Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital. All participants completed a dietary habits questionnaire to determine whether they were omnivorous, lacto-ovo vegetarian, or vegan.
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Study: Greater Adherence to Healthy Plant-Based Diet Associated With Lower Risks of Total Mortality, Cancer, and Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, adherence to a healthy plant-based diet “was associated with lower risks of total mortality, cancer, and cardiovascular disease risk.”

healthy plant-based dietThe study was published in JAMA Network Open and was epublished by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It was conducted by researchers from Queen’s University (UK), the University of Barcelona (Spain), the University of Zurich (Switzerland), the University of Oxford (UK), the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre, Cowan University (Australia), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (France), and the University Hospital (Germany).

“Plant-based diets have gained popularity for both environmental and health reasons, but a comprehensive assessment of their quality in relation to risk of mortality and major chronic diseases is lacking”, states the study. The objective was to “examine whether healthful vs unhealthful plant-based dietary patterns are associated with mortality and major chronic diseases among UK adults.”
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Substituting Animal Protein for Plant-Based is Inversely Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Following a plant-based diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published by the Journal of Nutrition.

Titled Isocaloric substitution of plant-based protein for animal-based protein and cardiometabolic risk factors in a multi-ethnic Asian Population, the study was conducted by researchers at the National University of Singapore, Curtin University in Australia, The University of Newcastle and George Washington University in Washington D.C.

“Evidence is accumulating that intake of animal- and plant-based protein have different effects on cardio-metabolic health, but less is known about the health effect of isocaloric substitution of animal- and plant-based protein”, states the study. The aims of the study were:
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Oxford City Council Votes to Serve Only Vegan Food at Council Events

The Oxford City Council in the UK has approved an ordinance to serve only vegan food at internal council events.

Oxford Town Hall.

The ordinance was sponsored by Labour councillor Paula Dunne, and was passed unanimously by the full council. The effort was initially put forth by the Plant-Based Councils campaign, and was previously approved by the Oxfordshire County Council. The Oxfordshire Council also agreed to increase the amount of plant-based food available at local schools.

“In the UK we eat twice as much meat and dairy as the global average, which is not sustainable on a finite planet, as there is not enough land in the world to meet this demand,” said Paula Dunne at a recent Oxford City Council meeting. “The rate at which we are eating meat and dairy is the leading cause of modern species extinctions.”
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63% in Spain Would Try Lab-Grown Meat

According to a new study financed by the Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Science, a large majority of those in Spain would try lab-grown (cultivated) meat.

Lab-Grown MeatThe study found that 63% in Spain are willing to or have already tried lab-grown meat, sometimes called cultivated meat. While 63% would try it, 46% said they’d be willing to actually buy it themselves. The three primary reasons behind participants willingness to try this new type of meat was due to animal welfare (63%), environmental concerns (50%), and curiosity (48%).

The study was conducted by the Spanish technological institute Ainia.
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Report Finds India Vegan Food Market Valued at $1.3 Billion

According to a new report conducted by the IMARC Group the value of the India vegan food market reached $1.324 billion in 2022.

India Vegan Food

The report found that the market will likely grow to be worth $2.463 billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9% during 2023-2028.

“The vegan food market in India is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing awareness about the benefits of plant-based food over animal-based products”, states the report. “This is further supported by the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and the growing health consciousness among individuals.”

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