Sex Robots & Vegan Meat by Jenny Kleeman review – the future of food, birth and death? | Science and nature books

In a plain factory building in the San Marcos hills, north of San Diego in California, a technological revolution is under way. There, a team of AI experts are developing a new brand of woman that can smile, flutter her eyelids, make small-talk and remember the names of your siblings. Continue Reading

Finger Lickin’ Vegan: can KFC, McDonalds et al crack the plant-based market?- Tempemail

When UK bakery chain Greggs launched its vegan sausage roll last year it befell the wrath of Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan. The former Sun editor took issue with the eco-friendly pastry, describing execs at the high-street bakery as “PC raved clowns” and spitting out a sample live on-air. Continue Reading

‘Beanz Means Vegan’ – Heinz tweaks slogan for Veganuary campaign- Tempemail

Heinz Beanz has thrown its weight behind Veganuary by tweaking its familiar Beanz Meanz Heinz slogan to Beanz Meanz Vegan for a month-long campaign. The new marketing campaign has been devised by Havas London to reinforce the fact that the canned staple is vegan. A limited-edition range of tins will Continue Reading

Meat Loaf won’t go for vegan rebrand in Frankie & Benny’s spot- Tempemail

Italian restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s has subverted the inescapable barrage of vegan marketing stunts with a humourous spot featuring an increasingly enraged Meat Loaf refusing a veggie rebrand. The ad sees the Frankie & Benny’s PR team pitching the artist with a hair-brained scheme to change his name to Continue Reading

Asda warns against compromise in dark ad championing plant-based range- Tempemail

Asda’s new brand campaign has eschewed the dangers of compromise in a darkly funny spot touting its new plant-based products. ‘Deep Trouble’ saw couple Katie and Simon meet in the middle when planning a holiday. Katie seeks adventure and Simon just wants a mudbath. After some set-up, we cut to Continue Reading

OGGS vegan mince pies top iCrossing’s annual taste test

OGGS’ handmade mince pies have emerged victorious in a taste test conducted by digital marketing agency iCrossing, launched with the intention of determining the best mince pies this holiday season. The vegan delicacies were crowned the outright winner, beating competition from Tesco, Waitrose, M&S and Sainsbury’s. They were praised for Continue Reading