– [Narrator] This week,
Bristol’s oldest pub has made its entire menu vegan. California banes the sale of fur. And a new vaccine could spare up to 50
million chicks annually. All of this and more on
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like and comment below. Bristol’s oldest pub, The Hatchet Inn, now serves 100% vegan menu. The Hatchet was established
413 years ago in the year 1606. These days it’s known for
alternative rock and metal nights and its cozy atmosphere. “We stopped doing in-house
food earlier this year and instead welcomed out first ever “pop-up kitchen called Soy Ahoy.” events manager and bartender Keshia Davies told the “Bristol Post”. “Soy Ahoy” specializes in vegan
comfort food and pub grub, including tofu skewers, mac
and cheese, and burgers. It’s already a big success, it hosted its first
vegan Sunday roast dinner at The Hatchet on October
6, which sold out. Max Fry, the executive
chef and owner of Soy Ahoy, was working as a freelance vegan chef while putting together the
framework for his business. He came across an ad for a resident food vendor at The Hatchet. He then met with Drew
Short, the general manager. “I told him right away
that I only intended “to serve a plant-based
menu,” Fry told LIVEKINDLY. “I was just so tired of
producing food that didn’t “match my own ethical beliefs, “and to my surprise Drew
thought it was a great idea.” Fry says he has been pretty overwhelmed with the response from
our lovely customers, and not just from the
local vegan community. Bristol’s a very open-minded city, and I’ve some die-hard meat
lovers come and try the food, usually dragged along by their
vegan friends and family. The Hatchet isn’t the only pub embracing a plant-forward menu. This month, international
brewery chain BrewDog announced that it would turn
its Dalston pub in London into 100% vegan establishment. Britain now offers an
egg-free flu vaccine. The move has been praised
as a win for animal welfare, and could replace 50 million eggs a year. Vaccine production has
included eggs for 70 years. A virus in injected into
fertilized chicken eggs which are then incubated to allow the virus to grow inside them. Fluid is then extracted from
the egg to create a vaccine. Roughly four eggs are
required to make one vaccine. Britain is the first European country to offer the egg-free vaccine option. Instead of eggs, the vaccine is made using animal cells grown in a laboratory. The cells were taken from
a cocker spaniel in 1958 but can divide outside
of the animal’s body, meaning that an animal
is not needed anymore. The vaccine also contains gelatin, a protein obtained by boiling the skin, tendons, or bones of animals. The cell-based vaccine is
said to be more effective at fighting off illnesses, as the egg-based process
can trigger mutations. Cell culture technology has been used to produce vaccines for polio, small pox, hepatitis, and chicken pox. The new vaccine will be
available to all adults. Coming up, California
bans the sale of fur. Coming soon, apparel by LIVEKINDLY. Sign up using the link in the description to get 10% off your first order. Nestle, the worlds largest food company, has developed a vegan bacon cheeseburger. The multi-national conglomerate enlisted the help of food scientists and top chefs to bring the no-compromise vegan burger to life. According to Nestle, the
dairy-free cheddar cheese melts, and has the same taste as dairy cheese. The vegan bacon becomes
crispy and chewy when cooked, just like traditional bacon. The plant-based bacon cheeseburger is significantly lower
in fat and saturated fat, and has no cholesterol,
tying into the company’s goal of reaching zero net greenhouse
gas emissions by 2050. According to CEO Mark Schneider, the vegan cheeseburger was created to cater to the growing
demand for plant-based food. “We’re continuing to
make good on our promise “to offer consumers food
that is right for them “and right for the planet.” The burger will be offered to restaurants and food service outlets
starting next year. It’s possible McDonald’s will be one of the first to stock it. The leading fast food chain has teamed up with Nestle in the past
to launch vegan options. McDonald’s Germany launched a vegan burger called the Big Vegan TS earlier this year. The item features Nestle’s
incredible burger, a plant-based patty made
from soy and wheat protein. It contains 17 grams of protein, the same amount as the
meat options at McDonald’s. The state of California
just banned the sale of fur. Governor Gavin Newsom
singed the landmark bill into law this week after it passed a senate floor vote last month. – Californians will no
longer be able to sell or make clothing, shoes,
or handbags made of fur and that begins in 2023. – [Narrator] AB 44 was
presented by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman last December, the bill prohibits animal fur products from being solid,
manufactured, offered for sale, displayed for sale, traded, donated, or distributed in any way in the state. Those who breach the ruling
could face civil penalties. Prior to the bill’s passage, fur was banned in several
California cities, including Los Angeles, San
Francisco, and West Hollywood. The fur industry depends
on the slaughter of animals like coyotes, foxes, rabbits,
mink, and chinchillas. Though out animals like dogs, cats, rodents, and raccoons are sometimes used, and intentionally
mislabeled by manufacturers. Animals are gassed, electrocuted,
and beaten for their fur. Fur products are typically
treated with chemicals that can be hazardous to
human health and the planet. Formaldehyde, chromium VI,
alkylphenol ethoxylates, azo dyes, and chlorinated phenols are widely used in the fur
trade to preserve animal skins, according to ACTAsia, a
non-profit organization that works toward
sustainable social change through education. Research from last year found
dangerous concentrations of toxic chemicals in fur fashion items purchased from high-street
stores in China. One item contained chemical concentrations 250 times above the
levels permitted by law. Although faux fur is animal-free, it can be critiqued for
not being sustainable. It’s typically made from plastic like virgin polyester, or acrylic. Neither of these materials
are bio-degradable, but designers like Stella McCartney are helping lead the change
toward sustainable faux fur. – I think that the fashion industry can get away with a lot, and
it is getting away with murder. Fur is the most unnecessary
thing the world, those animals aren’t eaten, if they try and pretend
that the fashion industry animals are a byproduct, which,
by the way, they are not, they are bred to be killed
and to be made into bags. – [Narrator] At the designer spring 2020 fashion show in Paris,
model Natalia Vodianova wore a plush black coat
made from Koba fur, Vogue Business reports. Koba features 37% plant-based materials, including polyester blended
with a corn byproduct. True to McCartney’s sustainable ethos it can be recycled at the
end of the fur’s lifecycle. The Paris-based Faux Fur Institute is also working to bridge the gap between cruelty-free and
eco-friendly fashion. The organization developed Smart Fur, a roadmap to making vegan
fur more sustainable. It also launched Open Fur, a contest that challenges designers to develop sustainable fur, using vegetable-based
and synthetic fibers. The Faux Fur Institute is working
with several organizations including sustainable
vegan fur artisan ECOPEL, which created the Koba
fur used by McCartney. According to the company, Koba fur emits 63% fewer greenhouse gases than conventional polyester fur. Coming up, Shark Tank investor
Mark Cuban goes vegetarian. Food tech start up Aleph Farms is first to produce lab-grown
meat in outer space. Lab meat, also called clean
meat and cultured meat, is produced by in vitro
cultivation of animal cells. The end result is a product that is biologically
identical to real meat. – [Announcer] Our mission into space – [Narrator] The Israeli
clean meat company believes its product could
be a solution to the crisis. It set out to prove that clean meat – [Narrator] Aleph Farms
used equipment supplied by Russian company 3D
Bioprinting Solutions. Didier Toubia, co-founder
and CEO of Aleph Farms, said in a statement, “In
space, we don’t have 10,000 “or 15,000 liters of water available “to produce one kilogram of beef.” Clean meat is not yet
available to the public, but a growing number of companies are working to bring it to market. Australian company VOW wants to see its lab-grown kangaroo
meat in supermarkets by the end of 2022. IntegriCulture Inc.
says its slaughter-free foie gras will be available
in restaurants by 2021. The Japanese startup aims for its products to be available from the
consumer market by 2023. Shark Tank investor Mark
Cuban is vegetarian now. The reality series featured
Deborah and Jonathan Torres, co-founders of Los Angeles-based vegan fried chicken startup Atlas Monroe, on last Sunday’s episode. The meat-free chicken,
made from wheat protein, was a hit with all of the sharks. – I went vegetarian three months ago. So this is important to me,
and I love products I can eat, you’re obviously smart. – [Narrator] According to Deborah, yearly sales were $63,000,
net sales were $70,000, and gross sales were $76,000. This caused some confusion. – Wait that doesn’t add up. – That’s confusion. – I think you’ve got it backwards, your total sales are– – No, our total sales are $60,000. Despite questioning from Greiner, Cuban, and Barbara Cocoran, the Torreses said they
have orders coming in and interest from a
mainstream restaurant chain. That was enough for Cuban, and guest shark Rohan
Oza to offer them a deal. The two offered $1 million
dollars for Atlas Monroe, with a 10 percent
royalty for the Torreses. But, not wanting to give
up control of the company, they declined the deal. – Everybody in America wants
to be where you are right now, and you’re gonna walk out of here without a million dollars? – The fact that you guys
are even offering us a million dollars just lets me know that you guys do
understand where we’re at. – You’re right, no, you’re
right, you’re exactly right. – [Narrator] This isn’t
the first time vegan businesses have been featured on the show. Vegan honey, vegan dog
food, and vegan sushi are just some of the vegan businesses that have entered the tank. British discount supermarket chain Iceland just announced its upcoming
vegan Christmas range. The new frozen food line is palm oil-free and largely plastic-free. Iceland will offer party food like mini meat-free cheeseburgers, called No Bull Burger Sliders. The supermarket chain’s
No Duck Spring Rolls feature jackfruit,
vegetables, and hoisin sauce. Iceland’s Tempura Vegetable Selection offers cooked baby corn, green beans, courgette, and pumpkin pieces
in a crispy tempura batter. The No Duck Chinese Selection
comes with sweet plum gyoza, hoisin pastry cones, and
Szechuan filo crackers. For dessert, Iceland will offer
No Moo Chocolate Snowflakes. The snowflake-shaped puddings feature a hard dairy-free chocolate
shell and a gooey center. Many of Iceland’s Christmas options will be plastic-free this year. The chain revealed plans
to completely remove plastic from its own-brand
products by 2023. – We need to work together
to solve this crisis, which is a crisis for everyone. The Christmas food will
also be palm oil-free, following on from the
supermarket chain’s pledge to ditch the ingredient last year. Palm oil production causes
deforestation and habitat loss, which threatens orangutan populations. Iceland is the first
major supermarket chain in the UK to ban palm oil
from own-brand products. A new report predicts
that the beef industry and the dairy industry could
totally collapse by 2030. RethinkX analyzes and forecasts the scope, speed, and scale of
technology-driven disruption and how this disruption
will impact society. In a report titled “Rethinking Food and
Agriculture 2020-2030”, the independent think tank lays out how new technologies will
cause the beef industry and the dairy industry to fall. Other livestock markets, such as fish, chicken, and pig, will follow. The report says precision fermentation and a production model
called Food-as-Software are about to change the
food industry as we know it. This production system
sees foods engineered by scientists at a molecular level and then uploaded to databases. Food designers around the world, who will work like software developers, can access the databases. “Instead of growing a whole cow “to break it down into products, “food will be built up
at the molecular level “to precise specifications”
says a press release. “This will result in a
far more distributed, “localized food-production
system that is more stable “and resilient than the one
it replaces,” says the report. “The new production
system will be shielded “from volume and price volatility, “this is due to the
vagaries of seasonality, “weather, drought,
disease, and other natural, “economic, and political factors.” Switching to these foods
could have a profound impact on human health and save
health care systems billions. RethinkX explains that foodborne illnesses and diseases and health
conditions like heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes, which studies have all
linked with animal products, currently cost the U.S.
$1.7 trillion every year. The impact on the environment
will also be significant. Currently, animal
agriculture is responsible for a multitude of environmental issues. Greenhouse gas emissions are high, as are rates of deforestation; the Amazon rainforest fires are linked to cattle ranchers clearing
land for beef production. RethinkX predicts that U.S.
greenhouse gas emissions from cattle will drop
by 60 percent by 2030. By 2035, they could
drop nearly 80 percent. Modern foods will be up to 100 times more land-efficient than
animal-derived products. They will also be 10 to 25
times more feedstock-efficient, 10 times more water-efficient, and 20 times more time-efficient. That’s it for today, what do you think of
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