Department of Transportation Ends Animal Testing Requirement!

This week, with encouragement from PETA, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) expanded its acceptance of animal-free skin testing. This change will encourage companies to use animal-free tests. Read here.



Veganism is on the rise across the globe – and no industry is growing faster within the vegan market than cosmetics. Labelling in the cosmetics industry can be confusing with varying terms not always being fully understood by consumers and businesses alike. The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark was created in 1990 to help make veganism more accessible and has set the standard for what makes a vegan product. Read the full article now.


Why sunscreen testing should respect all skin shades

Historically, darker skinned consumers have been woefully underrepresented in consumer testing for sunscreens, but retail chain Superdrug is pushing for change. Read now.


How can brands beat the rising tide of consumer cynicism?

Consumer cynicism is at an all-time high. Figures from Havas Group’s 2021 Meaningful Brands report found that while 73% of surveyed consumers say brands must act now for the good of society and the planet, 71% don’t believe brands will deliver on their promises, causing accusations of what the report calls “CSR washing”. Read the full story here.


Why are countries banning plant-based foods from using “meat”-like words?

The rise in the popularity of veganism and plant-based foods is considered, by some, as a threat to the meat and dairy industries, leading to some countries banning vegan and plant-based foods from using words like ‘burger’, ‘milk’ and ‘cheese’. Read more here.