In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Paul McCartney slams Donald Trump for being climate change denier; Pret’s vegan Christmas sandwich is back; Boris Johnson backs bullfighting and says ban is “political correctness gone mad”; An interview with vegan pro cyclist Christine Vardaros; Major dairy company suffers 91% drop in profits; Starbucks are set to include a lot more plant-based options; Fry’s release new range of grab-and-go vegan products; Tennis pro Marcus Daniell ditches meat; Seinfel styled restaurant to open in Glasgow.

Paul McCartney Slams Donald Trump For Being Climate Change Denier

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For years, Donald Trump has been an outspoken climate change denier. Now Sir Paul McCartney has slammed him over his beliefs.

In a recent interview with the BBC, McCartney said: “You’ve got someone like Trump who says that [climate change] is just a hoax.” 

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Pret’s Vegan Christmas Sandwich Is Back!

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Last year, Pret unveiled a Christmas baguette that was possibly my favourite of all time. Sadly, it was only around for the festivities, and I’ve been waiting eagerly for Pret’s vegan Christmas sandwich to return. Luckily, it looks just as amazing!

The Very Merry Christmas Lunch sandwich will be hitting shelves from today, and is as festive as a Christmas cracker covered in tinsel.

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Boris Johnson Backs Bullfighting And Say’s Ban Is “Political Correctness Gone Mad”

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Boris Johnson has angered many Spanish citizens and animal rights activists after claiming a ban on bullfighting is “political correctness gone mad”.

The Foreign Secretary made the comments at a dinner in Bath to celebrate Anglo-Spanish relations.

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An Interview With Vegan Pro Cyclist Christine Vardaros

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We were lucky enough to talk to Christine Vardaros, who’s a professional cyclist and who has been vegan since 2000.

Christine races cyclocross and has represented the USA at 3 World Cyclo-Cross Championships as well as over 25 Cyclo-Cross World Cups.

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Major Dairy Company Experiences 91% Drop In Sales

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Dairy company Dean Foods recently released their third-quarter financial report showing a massive 91 percent drop in profits.

According to Vegnews: “While Dean Foods—the parent company of dairy brand Dairy Pure—reported an income of $14.53 million last year, the company made only $1.38 million this year, with a net sales slip to $1.94 billion compared to $1.96 billion last year.”

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Starbucks Are Set To Include A Lot More Plant-Based Options

Following Starbucks’ release of their quarterly earnings report, CEO Kevin Johnson has revealed they will move towards more plant-based options to boost profits.

The report saw the coffee shop chain falling short of estimated profits and in an analysis, Johnson believed that now is the time to take advantage of the plant-based trend.

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Fry’s Release New Range Of Vegan Grab-And-Go Products

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Fry’s have launched 12 new vegan products, this time they’ll be targetting customers who are ‘on the go’ and want fast, accessible vegan food.

the South-African based food company are specialists in plant-based alternatives to typically animal-based foods.

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Tennis Pro Marcus Daniell Ditches Meat

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A handful of tennis players have already tried veganism, and Marcus Daniell is the latest to join in.

The professional tennis player from New Zealand has ditched meat from his diet for ‘environmental and ethical’ reasons, according to Plant Based News. 

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Seinfeld Themed Vegan Diner To Open In Glasgow

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New vegan diner ‘Serenity Now’ will be opening in Glasgow next month, with an entirely vegan menu that changes daily.

Named after an episode of the hit American sitcom, the vegan diner is set to open mid-November.

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