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Sports Illustrated Name Vegan Weightlifter as One of 2017’s Fittest Athletes

Kendrick Farris was recently named as one of Sports Illustrated’s Fittest 50 Men at number 27. In a list featuring Cristiano Ronaldo; serial Tour de France winner, Chris Froome; the man who broke Michael Johnson’s...
Missouri Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Prohibit Plant-Based Meat From Being Labeled 'Meat'

Understanding The Future of Food and Increasing Popularity of Vegan Meats

Burgers, sausages, mince, chicken. All those things! Just, you know, vegan. Food science has come a long way over the years, and vegan food science is the one killing it right now – which is...

“The World’s Strongest Vegan Weightlifter” Reveals What He Eats in a Day

Clarence Kennedy is an Olympic Irish weightlifter who gets all his power from – you guessed it – plants. The vegan YouTube and Reddit star’s training lifts match most Olympians, but interestingly for a...

Men’s Fitness Claim You Can Get Ripped on a Vegan Diet

According to the people over at Men’s Fitness the principles of building muscle are the same if you’re vegan or not: after a workout, eat protein; balance your meals with fat, protein and carbs;...
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Keep Making Those Vegan Gains with New Shiitake Mushroom Protein

Naturex, one of the leading influential natural ingredients companies has agreed a global distribution deal with MycoTechnology – the start-up behind Pure Taste fermented shiitake vegetable protein. As a result of the new deal, the...

Vegan Athlete Smashes 20 Year Powerlifting Record

A twenty year old record for powerlifting has been broken by a vegan powerlifter. 36 year old Bill McCarthy is one of the most successful powerlifters in the US, winning at the US Open on...

Meat Loving Cardiologist Switches to Vegan Diet to Improve His Health

“I was a black belt in smoked meats”, are the words of John Teeters, M. D., chief of cardiology at Highland Hospital. Was. The meat loving cardiologist from North Carolina changed in spring of last year...

Are Right-Wing Politics and Veganism Incompatible?

Politics! No, wait, don’t run off. It’s fine. It’ll all be fine. Hopefully. Probably. That said, a recent study found that conservatives are far more likely to return to consuming meat after being on a vegan...

Sausages Found To Be Infected With Hepatitis: What Else is Hiding in Meat?

Thousands of people may have been infected with hepatitis E (HEV) through consuming pork products.

Touring Vegan Food and Drink Festival Arrives in NYC This October

The - does exactly what it says on the label - Vegan Food and Drink Festival is coming to New York in October. Featuring some of the best vegan food around!

Athlete Jermain Defoe Attributes ‘Unexpected Comeback’ To Vegan Diet

"The Premier League is back!": Words you may exclaim with joy, or sadness. Either way, the "best league in the world" is back for it's 25th season and, as is traditional, everything has all gone...
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Vegan Street Food Festival Coming To Glasgow

All day vegan event in Glasgow alert! Strathclyde Goes Vegan is a vegan street food festival happening on the 26th of August at Strathclyde's Student Union. And don't worry if you're not a student, you're...

The New Harry Potter Themed Hogwarts Hall That’s Gone a Little Bit Vegan

The University of Southern California has a brand new dining hall, in a brand new campus, complete with an expansive vegan menu. USC Village is the new campus opening today in Los Angeles and is...

Yes, It’s True, Vegans Can Be Terrible People Too

Vegans get a lot of flak often for being a bit preachy, or dull, or well… It’s a long list. And most of these stereotypes aren’t even close to being accurate. Are they history’s...

Amazing Irish Farmer to Save Herd of 70 Cows From Slaughter

A farmer in the South of Ireland is sending his herd of 70 cows to live on an animal sanctuary rather than being sold to slaughter. The farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous, explained brilliantly...

So Heartwarming! Vegan Pop Up Stopping Kids Going Hungry This Summer

This summer, a project in Leeds is ensuring that children don't go hungry over the school holidays and what's more, it's vegan. Old School Junk is a collaboration between The Light in Leeds and The...

700,000 Contaminated Eggs Force Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s To Recall Products

Following on from reports earlier in the week, the Food Standards Agency has dramatically revised estimates of the number of contaminated eggs from 21,000 to 700,000. The Dutch egg scandal - whilst sounding like a...

Hampton Creek’s New High Protein Vegan Scrambled ‘Eggs’ Can’t Be Beaten!

After a bizarre and confusing few months involving sabotage and mysterious anonymous letters, some excellent news for Hampton Creek as their latest product 'Just Scramble' has been given the green light from the FDA. Hampton...

International Airline Takes a Stance Against Meat for In-Flight Meals

In an innovative move to “reduce wastage, reduce cost and improve catering service” meat has been ditched from all economy-class meals on domestic Air India flights – which make up around 70% of the airline’s...

How Watching Cartoons Taught Me About Veganism and Cognitive Dissonance

Bojack Horseman - for those that haven’t seen it - is an animated sitcom on Netflix about a washed-up anthropomorphic horse who starred in his own sitcom back in the 80s. The show has...

UK Outraged to Discover KFC Has Joined Forces With PETA

Disclaimer: If satire is not your jam, click here KFC, a company previously known for killing at least forty chickens have now firmly aligned themselves with PETA and are seen by vegans as a bastion...