Another week, another weekly news round-up. Let’s see what caught our eye in the last 7 days…

New York Cruelty Free cosmetics act passes state legislature

The New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act passed the New York Assembly by 143 votes to 1! The bill passed the Senate last week and will now be sent to Governor Kathy Hochul for final consideration. The bill prohibits the sale in the State of New York of any cosmetic product that has been newly tested on animals. Because of New York’s association with the fashion and beauty industries, passing the New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act could be the tipping point that leads to the passage of a federal Humane Cosmetics Act. Read more and support the bill by clicking here.

Oral care will reach $96.1 billion in the US by 2031

Like almost every market category, oral care has been reshaped by changing global consumer demands—alongside product innovation. Several examples are botanical, eco-package, recycling, eco product, sustainable and vegan. At XCellR8 we offer completely animal-free and vegan oral and gingival safety testing, get in touch now to find out how we can help you develop exciting new truly vegan products. Read the full article here.

The meat and dairy farmers who are going vegan

Dairy and cattle farmers may be considering going animal-free. After Laurence Candy lost most of his dairy herd to bovine tuberculosis that he decided he would no longer send animals to the slaughterhouse. “It made me wonder if we can justify the industrial slaughter of sentient beings,” says the 50-year-old looking back on the event in 2017. “As a society, we have to question this.” Read more here.

Labskin’s new seal of approval for microbiome friendly products

A balanced microbiome is increasingly recognised as being crucial to the skin’s health, which has led to an increase in consumer demand for products that help to maintain the natural balance of the microbiome. The Labskin seal of approval puts a certification system in place for this, not only for industry bodies but also as a badge of trust for the consumer. Find out more here.

Silab to track local plant biodiversity by using pollen collected by bees

In collaboration with the BeeOdiversity company, Silab will track local plant biodiversity by identifying surrounding plant species by analysing pollen collected by bees. Two hives have been installed onsite and are managed by a local beekeeper. Read the full story here.