VegNews Daily

Thanet Earth's Fruits and Veggies

UK puts “Frankenfood” on the market.

Tired of waiting until spring for your favorite salad ingredients? If you live in England, your wait is over thanks to Thanet Earth. On the 220-acre Isle of Thanet, the company is using greenhouse-like conditions to produce crops that taste, smell, and look like traditional farm-fresh fruits and veggies, allowing consumers to enjoy locally grown produce year-round. However, these science-manipulated plants grow without one considerable component: soil. Instead, they thrive in a closely-monitored, temperature-controlled environment in which they are drip-fed nutrient-enriched water. Sound like something out of the 21st century? Well, welcome to it. We'll be watching closely to determine if this futuristic food is safe and healthy.

 Comments

Smoothie King Introduces Two New Vegan Smoothies

Smoothie giant responds to demand for dairy-free options.
Read More »

Native Foods Café Opens First East Coast Location

The national vegan restaurant chain debuts in Washington, DC.
Read More »

World Vegetarian Day This Wednesday

October 1 marks the annual celebration of a meat-free lifestyle.
Read More »

PETA Nudges Dairy Industry to Aid California Drought

According to the animal organization, the dairy industry contributes heavily to the drought.
Read More »

Sacramento Hosts Vegan Chef Challenge

The 4th annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge debuts October 1 at 15 restaurants throughout the city.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »