Anay Mridul

Anay is journalism graduate from City, University of London, he was a barista for three years, and never shuts up about coffee. He's passionate about coffee, plant-based milk, cooking, eating, veganism, writing about all that, profiling people, and the Oxford Comma. Originally from India, he went vegan in 2020, after attempting (and failing) Veganuary. He believes being environmentally conscious is a basic responsibility, and veganism is the best thing you can do to battle climate change. He gets lost at Whole Foods sometimes.
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E2JDJ Corey Jones and Stephanie Dorsey

Q&A: E²JDJ talks investment strategy, and the alternative protein market

Venture Capital funds targeting alternative proteins have seen a spectacular rise in numbers recently as more people look to invest in areas that confer...
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How are Quorn’s vegan nuggets different from the original?

Quorn launched its vegan nuggets in 2016, but how are they different from the original, vegetarian Crispy Nuggets? As one of the world’s foremost meatless...
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The 3 best vegan gelatin substitutes

The wonderful alternatives that make things like vegan jelly, sliceable cheese and marshmallows: here are the best vegan substitutes for gelatin. Gelatin is a staple...
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Dirty Vegan: Dirty Bones’s London site serving up plant-based junk food

In early 2020, Dirty Bones found a permanent home for its vegan junk food pop-up, Dirty Vegan, at Westfield London in White City. In 2018,...
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milkadamia’s CMO on all things vegan milk and environmental consciousness

Growing up in India, vanilla ice cream was a totally different phenomenon for me. Forget the trademark pale yellow shade (occasionally with the tiny...
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Animal-produced coffee: Why the practice is unethical and unnecessary

Coffee beans aren't always vegan. It’s something you never think about, because coffee, by nature, is a plant crop and, therefore, vegan. But coffee is...
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Bright Barley Introduces Barley Milk To The UK

Bright Barley has launched the UK’s first alternative milk made from barley, with an inaugural range of three vegan shakes. Developed by Jiali Jiang, an...
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Why alt-milk isn’t milk, according to the EU

Milk. M*lk. Mylk. Nut beverage. Plant-based alternative. Have you ever found it weird that Oatly sells ‘oat drink’ and not 'oat milk’? Or that Alpro sells...
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Plant-based milk surcharges: enough is enough

Coffee shops have always charged extra for dairy alternatives. It’s time to stop. As a barista at a busy café, I pour hundreds of flat...
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The Ultimate Guide to eco-friendly dairy alternatives in 2020

Plant-Based Milk: Which Alternative Is The Most Climate-Friendly? Dairy alternatives are all the rage now. But concerns about their environmental impact have cropped up lately....