Plant Powered Planet issue 4 is now available!

26th April 2022

Plant Powered Planet issue 4 is now available to read online!

Issue 4 is embedded at the bottom of this blog, and features:

VegfestUK London 2022: Shaping up nicely…
– After Veganuary: What happens when the plant-based hype is over? by Jordi Casamitjana, Ethical Vegan
Building Collective Power through Community Kitchens, Micro Food Gardens and a book of Plant-Powered Recipes
– Environmental Injustice & Chorkor Chemuenaa in Accra, Ghana
– Tomi Makanjuola & the The Vegan Nigerian Kitchen
Lisa Gawthorne: Entrepeneur, Team GB athlete & vegan leader
Hench Herbivore: From YouTube & protein, to recovery & CBD
Heather Mills: VBites Foods, World Records & what the future holds
– Making friends & learning to be kind through animal sanctuaries
Hempen: Creating sustainable rural communities around the production of hemp
– How to travel as a vegan in Morocco
Yaoh Ltd. Celebrating 20 years with the gift of sustainable packaging
– ‘Must-Haves’ this Summer: A round-up by Karin Ridgers
Plant Based Health Online: One Year On
– Your Vegan Adventure Wardrobe: How to find Vegan Outdoor Adventure Clothing by Vegan Adventure Holidays
– Casa Vegan: Plant-Based Meat Substitutes in Lagos, Nigeria
GreenBay UK: A round-up for Springtime shoppers
– Veg Technology: Where non-sentient beings meet Engineers by Jordi Casamitjana, Ethical Vegan

A note from our editor Karin Ridgers:

Welcome to the 4th issue of Plant Powered Planet, and what another splendid collection of wonderful features and contributions it is, from our friends, both old and new.

Here we are in the spring of 2022 already, looking forward to a wonderful summer, before the highlight of the year for us in the autumn – our return to live events and Olympia Grand in London for VegfestUK London on November 12th & 13th. Included also is our very own Plant Powered Planet Stage, hosted by myself, featuring a number of fabulous guests including (we hope!) 4 of our interviewees for issue 4 – the most excellent Tomi Makanjuola, AKA The Vegan Nigerian, the inspirational Heather Mills of VBites fame, strongman Hench Herbivore and outstanding UK athlete and head of Bravura Foods, Lisa Gawthorne. You can read all about these fantastic four in Issue 4 as well as catch up with a roundup of vegan goodies both via GreenBay vegan supermarket AND my very own roundup of recommended vegan ‘must-haves’ this summer!

Plant Powered Planet Magazine is honoured to include some educational features from around the globe – including a piece on the exotic and tantalising delights of travelling vegan in Morocco. There’s a look at a new vegan plant-based ‘meat’ development in Nigeria with Casa Vegan and a report from Mart Tino in Ghana about some of the environmental problems faced by local communities in Accra, Ghana. Also a report from the Philippines about solutions-based projects providing food and stability to local communities – plus a lovely ‘Vegan Travel’ round-up from Emma Fry with some vegan outdoor apparel options forbudding vegan adventurers, and a food blog featuring residents from a local animal sanctuary!

Talking of solutions, Hempen feature prominently in this issue, with their UK-grown hemp crops and products, and there’s a quick catch up with Plant Based Health Online one year on from their formation. A focus on sustainability is the key behind the new Yaoh Hemp Products packaging for 2022, with a brief look at their new sugar beet biopolymer and potato bio-resin bottles and tubes. My very own MAD Promotions PR company gets a short profile, and we are honoured to welcome once again our guest writer Jordi Casamitjana – author of ‘Ethical Vegan’ – for not one, but two absorbing features, one looking at what happens after Veganuary is over, and an indepth look at vegan technology and farming developments.

That’s about it for Issue 4 – jam-packed yet again with something for everyone. Planning has already begun for issue 5, due out in late July.

Karin Ridgers
Plant Powered Planet Editor