We presented at MentesFest

We presented at MentesFest

Over the weekend we had the honour of having our CEO, István Miskolczi, give a presentation at the MentesFest event on Saturday, entitled “Change is on the agenda: is the future flexitarian?”. István gave the audience a comprehensive presentation on the health, environmental, and animal welfare implications of plant-based and flexitarian diets. On the issue of animals, it is important…

Mini-conference on sustainable public catering

Mini-conference on sustainable public catering

A mini-conference on the implementation of sustainable public catering in Hungary was held on 17 January 2024 in Budapest. The conference was supported by the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt), the Csermely Environmental Association and the Responsible Gastro Foundation. During the day-long programme, the participants were able to attend the following presentations: All the speakers…

This was the 1st year of NÉGYOSZ

This was the 1st year of NÉGYOSZ

The Hungarian Association of Plant-Based Food Producers and Distributors (NÉGYOSZ) started its work at the end of November, beginning of December 2022, just over a year ago. Here is a summary of what we have done and achieved in our first year. By human standards, it is still in its infancy, when we cling on and try to take our…

Vegan ready meals and restaurants checked by the National Food Chain Safety Office

Vegan ready meals and restaurants checked by the National Food Chain Safety Office

The National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) inspected home-delivered vegan ready meals last year. NÉGYOSZ supports and encourages this type of research and has already started discussions with NÉBIH on cooperation between the two organisations. Details in our article. At the end of November, news emerged in the press that NÉBIH experts had tested home-delivered vegan ready meals and found…

You Are What You Eat: the twin experiment

You Are What You Eat: the twin experiment

We recently wrote about how the Veganuary initiative is gaining momentum, with not only consumers, but also supermarkets, restaurants and product manufacturers joining campaigns for Vegan January. It’s hard not to see it as good timing for Netflix’s new series, which was added to the popular streaming service’s site at the beginning of January. After Game Changers, Netflix has now…

High quality presentations at the 1st MOTE Congress

High quality presentations at the 1st MOTE Congress

The 1st Congress of MOTE was sold out and even oversubscribed, with a series of high quality professional presentations. What is MOTE? The Hungarian Association for Health Maintenance and Lifestyle Medicine (MOTE) was founded in the spring of 2021 with the aim of making the latest evidence available in Hungarian as a domestic health organisation in cooperation with its American…

Vegan January – 5th time in Hungary

Vegan January – 5th time in Hungary

Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that started in January 2014 in the UK. Its aim is to raise awareness of the vegan lifestyle, including plant-based diets, along the lines of the 30-day challenge, which has become a favourite with many. The organisation provides a wealth of information and practical tips to encourage people to try out how easy and enjoyable…

The Plant-Based Manifesto has been launched

The Plant-Based Manifesto has been launched

The Plant-Based Manifesto was launched in the run-up to the European elections in 2024 to highlight the urgent need for Europe to transform its food systems to meet the European Green Deal and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Photo: EVU The Plant-Based Manifesto was presented on 7 November at a roundtable event entitled “EU Food Systems: sustainability for…

Global market for plant-based drinks grows at 11.7% CAGR

Global market for plant-based drinks grows at 11.7% CAGR

According to Research and Markets, the global plant-based beverage market will be worth $47.55 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR* of 11.7%. *Compound annual growth rate. Plant-based dairy alternatives from Alpro / Photo: Alpro Oat drink may be the common denominator The high prevalence of lactose intolerance and milk allergy, coupled with increased health awareness, will be a key…

Germany’s Lild launches the future by pricing its vegan products

Germany’s Lild launches the future by pricing its vegan products

In an interview with ProVeg International, Amali Bunter, Head of Sustainability at Lidl Germany, said that the group has set ambitious targets to achieve by 2030. In the interview, Amali Bunter said that Lidl is committed to promoting conscious nutrition, healthy and sustainable diets. The supermarket chain’s plans are guided by the “net zero targets*” and the “Planetary Health Diet”…