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In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Subway launches vegan steak sandwich; Danone invests $30 million into plant-based drink brand; Quorn reports huge 16% increase in sales; Bacteria found in animal products linked with rheumatoid arthritis; Government proposes ban on pet shop puppy sales; Co-Op to add 100 vegan wines to match consumer demand; Mark Wahlberg’s restaurant adds the Impossible Burger to menu; Former WWE star goes vegan; French producer creates vegan Camembert; BAFTA’s to serve vegan appetiser.

Subway Launches Vegan Steak Sandwich

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Following the successful Veganuary campaign, Subway has quietly launched the Vegan Delite at a number of outlets.

The Vegan Delite has been launched exclusively in Finland, with the regular meat filling being switched out for a vegan steak patty.

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Danone Invests $30 Million Into Plant-Based Drink Brand

Food giant Danone has invested $30 million into plant-based beverage company Harmless Harvest to capitalize on the growth of the plant-based market.

Managing Director Laurent Marcel explained how the investment means that Danone can capitalize on the growth of the plant-based market.

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Quorn Reports HUGE 16% Surge In Sales

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Quorn is now on its way to becoming a billion-dollar brand after seeing its revenue rise 16% over the past year.

The veggie brand made $205 million in revenue over the last year, reflecting the surge in meat-free diets.

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Bacteria Found In Animal Products Linked To Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A new study shows that consuming bacteria found in animal products such as meat and dairy has been linked to developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Scientists at the University of Florida have found a link between Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), and the chances of developing arthritis.

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Government Proposes Ban On Pet Shop Puppy Sales

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In a bid to improve animal welfare standards, Michael Gove has announced the Government is looking to ban puppy sales by pet shops and third-party dealers.

Speaking of the ban, Gove said: “We need to do everything we can to make sure the nation’s much-loved pets get the right start in life.

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Co-Op To Add 100 Vegan Wines To Match Consumer Demand

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During 2018, Co-Op will work with their current suppliers, with the aim of adding at least 100 new vegan wines to their supermarkets.

As more and more people become vegan, demand for vegan food and drinks has drastically increased. While it’s led to the creation of new vegan startups, established businesses are having to adapt to meet consumer demands.

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Mark Wahlberg’s Restaurant Adds Impossible Burger To Menu

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Celebrity owned chain ‘Wahlburgers’ has added the impossible burger to their menu, in participating restaurants across the United States.

The chain was created by brothers Paul, Mark, and Donnie Wahlberg in 2011.

The burger is vegetarian, however can be made vegan upon request, by removing the cheese and sauce, and also changing the bun.

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Former WWE Wrestler Goes Vegan

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Former WWE wrestler Eva Marie has gone vegan after completing Veganuary. She enjoyed it so much, she decided that she wanted to make being plant-based a permanent decision.

The WWE wrestler took to Twitter to reveal that she will continue her new ethical diet indefinitely.

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French Producer Creates Vegan Camembert

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Former WWE wrestler Eva Marie has gone vegan after completing Veganuary. She enjoyed it so much, she decided that she wanted to make being plant-based a permanent decision.

The WWE wrestler took to Twitter to reveal that she will continue her new ethical diet indefinitely.

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BAFTA’s To Serve Vegan Appetisers

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2018 BAFTA nominees will be enjoying a fully vegan appetiser at this years award show, consisting of celeriac cream and apple jelly appetiser served with pickled celeriac and apple, raisins, crackers, and toasted hazelnuts.

The vegan appetiser will be the only option for the nominees, with a vegetarian option possible for the main course.

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