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The Word ‘Veganuary’ Has Been Recognized by Oxford Dictionary

You’d have to have been living under a rock not to have heard the word ‘Veganuary’ over the last few months. The project has really taken off this year, with a record breaking amount of sign ups from all over the world. Many restaurants, such as All Bar One and Bella Italia, have adapted their menus especially for the cause and the charity have even made it into London tube stations as well as public transport in Sydney, Manchester and Boston. So, with this in mind, it is no surprise that Veganuary has been recognised by Oxford Dictionary as...

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Animal Agriculture Hot Topic at Upcoming Environmental Exhibition

A new global warming and environmental protection exhibition is due to be held in Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo and plans to help educate people on the scale of the problems and what can be done to prevent it from worsening. The exhibition, which is being hosted by the Kota Kinablu Tzu Chi Foundation, will take place at the end of January and will be attended by an estimated 1,500 students from schools in the area. Organiser, CK Chong, said there will be a large focus on animal agriculture as well as educating people on the importance...

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Jermain Defoe Advises Young Football Players to Eat a Vegan Diet to Succeed

Back in August, it was reported that Jermain Defoe had credited his football comeback to his plant-based diet. It seems that the footballer is still standing by his decision to go mostly meat-free and now he’s telling up-and-coming players to consider making the change. As reported in The Daily Mail, Defoe said “last season I played every single game and I didn’t get a single muscle injury. I think I was the only player in the whole squad, and I’m one of the senior players.” He added, “this is me sending a message out to the younger players to say, if...

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Facebook Gives Employees Plant-Based Nutrition Education with Vegan Community

Recently, it was reported that Google has been embracing the vegan movement. Not only did the company kick off a new YouTube series ‘Talks at Google’ with specials guests Kip Anderson, the co-director of What the Health and plant-based cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn, but it has also been working on providing employees with more vegan options at lunchtime. Google isn’t the only tech company embracing a vegan diet.It turns out, Facebook has also been running a plant-based life group since 2016. It was initially founded by one of its female software engineers, Phaedra Anestassia. The engineer began the group...

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More Than Half of British Consumers Adopting ‘Vegan Buying Behaviours’

Veganism took the UK by storm last year, it crept into our pubs, restaurants, and our supermarkets. Everywhere you look, more and more vegan options seem to be appearing across the country. This is no surprise when a recent statistic from The Vegan Society is considered, the data shows that 56% of the British public are changing the way they shop and consume, adopting ‘vegan buying behaviours’. Undoubtedly, people are more aware than ever of the effects of their own actions on the welfare of animals, the environment and their own health. The recent growth in the UK has...

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Viewers Turning Vegan After Watching Australia’s New Lamb Ad

On 10th January, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) did the vegan movement a great service. The meat company released an advertisement for lamb, that was so shockingly awful, it seems to have persuaded some viewers to avoid meat altogether and go raw vegan. The ad depicts a musical face-off between political gangs, which some have noted is reminiscent of west side story, however, musical lovers and anyone with an appreciation for the arts may disagree. The commercial ends with a plate of lamb being brought out by a suburban mother which supposedly ‘unites’ the left and right political gangs,...

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‘Britain’s Favourite’ Brand Launches Vegan Jelly Pots

Recently, the world of plant based ice cream has seen a boom. Vegan Ben & Jerry’s has expanded to Asia, Halo Top announced they were to serve dairy free ice cream at their brand new scoop shop and Aldi have introduced two new vegan ice cream options. It has even been reported that the vegan ice cream market is on track to reach a market value of $2.5 Billion. But where is all the vegan jelly? The other half of the famous duo often seen at children’s parties, jelly and ice cream? Well, you need not panic and look...

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Judge Rules Ban on Filming Factory Farms a Violation of Free Speech

A ban on filming in factory farms in Idaho has been overturned by Judge M. Margaret McKeown. The judge stated the ban was in violation of free speech and investigative journalism. Back in 2012, the ban was initially instated as a response to shocking footage being released by the animal rights organisation Mercy for Animals. The group had managed to capture animal abuse at Idaho’s Bettencourt Dairy factory farm where the workers had been stomping on cows, kicking them and hitting them with sticks. Some legislatures, speaking of the ban at the time, equated animal rights groups to terrorists...

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England Set to Ban The Use Of Wild Animals in Circuses

In a move that sees the country dawdling behind Scotland, Italy, New York City and India, England have introduced a draft bill that will hopefully see them finally ban the use of wild animals in circuses. Michael Gove has stated that he intends to make the ban a reality after a draft bill was initially introduced by David Cameron back in 2013. Sadly, although the bill had support from members of parliament 5 years ago, it failed to become law. There are currently nineteen wild animals used in travelling circuses across the country, these include camels, reindeer and zebras...

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New Study Links Processed Meat Consumption With Breast Cancer

A new study from the University of Glasgow has discovered that women between the ages of 40-69 who eat three pieces of bacon a week have a higher chance of developing breast cancer. The study analysed the results from 273,466 British women to make the link, stating that eating nine grams of processed meat a week (the equivalent of three pieces of bacon), ups a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer by 20%. The study also found that even by consuming less than 9 grams of processed meats, you still increase your risk by 15%. Naveed Sattar, co-author of...

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Jamie Oliver is Heavily Promoting his Vegan Recipes to 7 Million People

Once upon a time, Jamie Oliver offered the vegan community a delightful backhanded compliment. He said, ‘vegans do annoy me, but I also do care for them.’ Charming. A vegan never forgets, Jamie. However, he now seems to be extending somewhat of an olive branch to the vegan movement by plugging Veganuary to nearly 7 million people on his twitter account. The celebrity chef joined the likes of Evanna Lynch and Bryan Adams when he used his platform to promote the vegan lifestyle, although it is not clear if the star is vegan himself or simply embracing elements of...

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Ocado Debut 100 New Vegan Items, Becoming the UK’s Largest Vegan Stockists

Online supermarket Ocado has announced the launch of their new vegan range, adding over 90 products to their metaphorical shelves. This means that the company now has the largest vegan offering of any supermarket in the UK. The new products include items such as Follow Your Heart organic Vegenaise and High Omega Bleu Cheese Salad Dressing. Ocado has even added new vegan items to their own brand range, such as spicy bean burgers, chicken style escalopes and chicken style nuggets! You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice the huge surge away from meat and dairy...

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Google Host Debate on Vegan Diets with “What The Health” Director

As part of their new ‘Talks at Google’ friendly debate series, Google released a new video on YouTube yesterday titled ‘The Ideal Diet: The Directors of […]’. The talk consisted of a discussion between ‘Cowspiracy’ and ‘What the Health’ co-director Kip Anderson, creator of the ‘bulletproof’ diet Dave Asprey, which includes meat, and plant-based cardiologist Dr Joel Kahn. The discussion revolved around what diet is the best diet to have. As you can imagine, as any discussion between vegans and meat-eaters goes, the talk was a lively debate. Dave Asprey began by claiming that the vegan diet did not...

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New Vegan Documentary Highlights Link Between Dairy, Meat and Leather Industries

In the past, India has been widely known as a predominantly vegetarian country, with 71% of people in 2014 following a meat-free diet. However, the link between animals and dairy products has not often been highlighted for what it is, deadly. This is where Deadly Dairy comes in, a new powerful documentary from Animal Equality India. The organisation state, ‘in a country like India where vegetarianism is widely known and practiced, many relate meat with cruelty and killing. Did you know that there are people who don’t consume milk at all and their numbers are increasing. Now you would...

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Airline Launches Award Winning In-Flight Vegan Menu

In the past, finding an airline with food suitable for vegans has been no easy feat. However, Jetstar airlines in Australia have recently decided they are going to make travelling as a vegan that little bit simpler, by adding not one, but two vegan dishes to their in-flight menu. The chief commercial officer of the airline, Catriona Larritt, said that the company had received customer feedback stating that it can be difficult to find vegan options when flying. So, Jetstar decided they were going to take action. Australian travellers flying with the airline will now have a choice between...

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Plant Based Meal Planner Tool Created to Help Vegans on a Budget

Have you taken the Veganuary pledge (it’s not too late to sign up now if you haven’t) or maybe just decided you’re going to eat less dairy and meat this year? Are you feeling concerned about how much your new lifestyle is going to cost? You need not look any further than the online resource, Plant-Based on a Budget. Founded by public speaker Toni Okamoto and photographer Michelle Cehn, the tool was launched last year and aims to counteract the common belief that going vegan is an expensive lifestyle. The pair write on their website, ‘Does spending as little...

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7 Easy Tips for Creating a Vegan Friendly Fridge This New Year

So ‘go vegan’ is your New Year’s resolution, but you just don’t know how to get going? Well, the beginning is a very good place to start and, as I’m sure Julie Andrews would agree, every great journey in life commences with opening the door to the fridge. Here’s a handy guide to address those niggling worries at the back of your head and have your fridge fully veganized in no time. 7 Easy Tips for Creating a Vegan Friendly Fridge This New Year ‘What about milk? I need my morning cappuccino, I can’t eat dry Weetos!’ Don’t panic!...

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7-Eleven Introduces Vegan Ice Cream Across All Gold Coast Stores

The truth is, vegan ice cream is slowly taking over the world. Vegan versions of Ben & Jerry’s have been rolled out in Asia and dairy free NadaMoo! has recently received a $4 million investment. Back in November, Future Report even estimated the global market for plant based ice cream will reach a staggering value of $2.45 billion in the next 10 years. The popularity of plant-based products has surged largely due to health concerns, as well as worries about animals and the environment. With this in mind, many people are now on the hunt for dairy-free versions of their...

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Sky News Challenges Vegan Myths in Support of the Lifestyle

In a new feature named The rise of the vegans – Are we falling out of love with meat?, Ceren Senkul of Sky News has encouraged people to give plant based eating a try. The article links the rise of veganism across the globe with the rise of the internet, stating that ‘the internet means people can share videos, photos, articles, opinions and recipes with virtually anyone who happens to stumble across their page. It means that you cannot escape hearing news stories about heart disease and cancer.’ It also busts myths that have always surrounded veganism, such as...

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Pieminister Introduces Its First Ever Vegan Pie

We need to talk about Kevin. Kevin the vegan pie that is, from popular UK pie chain Pieminister. The company was created back in 2003 and they have always had veggie options, but now they’re branching out with a new vegan recipe that includes butter-free pastry. The pie experts have been working away for the best part of the year, experimenting and testing out different ingredients in order to get Kevin just right. Pieminister said of their new creation, ‘we believe that everyone should be able to indulge in a good pie, and having nailed our gluten free and...

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Dairy Company Admit that Industrialized Dairy Farming is Unsustainable

Recently reports have shown that the people of New Zealand are becoming increasingly concerned about animal agriculture and the effects of producing meat and dairy products on the environment. This is reflected in the rising number of vegans amongst the country’s population. This growing consciousness is impacting huge businesses in the country, with dairy giant Fonterra releasing its first sustainability report regarding its environmental performance in 16 years. The report openly acknowledges public concern about the dairy trade and the detrimental effect it currently has on our planet. Although the admission of the impact of dairy farming on the...

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7 Vegan Friendly Activities for Backpacking Around Southeast Asia in 2018

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to travel more and you’ve got your sights set on the wonders of Southeast Asia, there are many attractions and activities you can do to give back to the animals. 7 Vegan Friendly Activities for Backpacking Around Southeast Asia in 2018 Get up close (but not too close) with the Elephants at Elephant Nature Park, Thailand. One of the biggest attractions of Thailand is the Elephant and understandably so. They’re beautiful, majestic animals that everyone wants to get close to if given the chance, because of this the exploitation of elephants...

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All Nepal’s Known Dancing Bears Have Now Been Rescued

The last two known illegal dancing bears in Nepal have finally been saved by World Animal Protection, the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal and the Nepali Police. One 17 year old female bear, Sridevi, and her companion Rangila, a 19 year old male bear, were located by tracking their previous owner’s mobile phone. The pair were found in a state of extreme distress and were clearly traumatised by their experiences. They have now been liberated and are on their way to the safety of Amlekhgunj Forest and Wildlife Reserve in Nepal. Manoj Gautam of the Jane Goodall Institute of...

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Serena Williams’ Backed Vegan Frozen Food Company Secures $43 Million Funding

Vegan meal delivery company Daily Harvest, backed by several celebrities including Serena Williams, has raised $43 million in a Series B round of funding. Daily Harvest is a female-led subscription service based in New York, founded by Rachel Drori. The company specializes in healthy and nutritious frozen foods, because sometimes life is just too busy to prepare all your meals from fresh. On the quest to prove that frozen doesn’t always equal less healthy, Daily Harvest have won over investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and VMG Partners. They have also gained celebrity support from actor Haylie Duff, athlete Shaun White and...

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Italian Vegan Croissants Set to Roll Out Across The UK

San Giorgio began as a small family business in the 1980s, based in Castel San Giorgio, near Salerno in Italy. Their baked goods can now be found across Italy and in many coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and delicatessens abroad too. The company’s wellness line includes vegan and gluten free products which have already rolled out across Italy and will soon be available in the UK! The company states the line is ‘dedicated to those who love a healthy lifestyle or to those with special dietary requirements.’ Their vegan range includes different types of croissants, including the ‘vegan curved croissant...

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MANIC PANIC Release Vibrant Vegan Eyeshadow Palette

Have you been trying to get back to your New York City punk rock roots but just cannot find the cruelty free eyeshadow palette that allows you to do it? Well, sit down. Your search is officially over. MANIC PANIC is a brand created by Tish and Snooky, two of the original members of world famous American punk band Blondie, and they have just released exactly what you’ve been looking for: a vibrant vegan eyeshadow pallet. The duo has teamed up with Hot Topic to bring a vegan-friendly Amplified Eyeshadow Palette to the market with 12 different colours to choose...

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New Vegan Video Recipe Series Launched by Sarnos Bros and Veganuary

Derek and Chad, aka The Sarno Bros. of Wicked Healthy Food, have teamed up with Veganuary to bring you ‘wicked awesome recipes’ for each day of January. The brothers who describe themselves as ‘proud graduates of the university of common sense and kitchen smahts’ are on a mission to make your Veganuary journey as simple as possible by doing all the hard work for you. The ‘plant-powered’ recipes will show you how to make classic dishes such as Ramen, Pizza and Pasta vegan, delicious and healthy. Veganuary is all about making the transition to veganism easy and enjoyable, because...

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Vegan Eateries Drive Rise of Flexitarianism in New Zealand

Back in August, it was reported that the meat industry of New Zealand was facing an uncertain future. Now, that future seems to be looking even more shaky, with the flexitarian lifestyle becoming more and more popular across the nation. This is all down to the delicious plant based food alternatives on offer in the country claims NewsHub. Favoured establishments like the vegan fast food chain, Lord of the Fries, are showing people you don’t need to live under a rock and eat spinach to be vegan. Bruce Craig, co-owner of LOTF, said ‘We get a lot of people...

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4 Essential Tips for Surviving (and Enjoying) Christmas as a New Vegan

Ah, it’s finally Christmas. A time to relax with your friends and family, watch films, drink wine, and eat. Except, as a new vegan, this can all seem quite intimidating. Unless you’re surrounded by like-minded people, making the choice to maintain a completely cruelty-free diet and lifestyle can seem like a bit of a mission at Christmas time. 4 Essential Tips for Surviving (and Enjoying) Christmas as a New Vegan 1. How to explain your decision to go vegan to people who don’t get it. Well, firstly, it’s important to realize that not everyone is going to understand your...

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Vegan Diet Used by U.S. Prisons for Rehabilitation

Prisons have not always enjoyed a vegan friendly reputation in the US. Peter Young, an animal activist jailed for releasing minks from a fur farm, stated recently that his time in prison was incredibly difficult in terms of maintaining his plant based diet. He said, ‘three times a day, the slot on my cell door opened, delivering trays piled with every variety of animal flesh and byproduct. The trace amounts of iceberg lettuce barely pushed my caloric intake into the double digits.’ However, times may now be changing as Pennsylvania state prisons have recently begun to trial 200 volunteer...

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Why Eating Chicken Isn’t Actually Good For You After All

It has become widely accepted in recent years that if you want to consume meat as part of a healthy diet then chicken is your holy grail, your essential, your ultimate go-to. The bird is so popular that in the United States and the United Kingdom, chicken meat consumption makes up roughly half of overall meat consumption. But how accurate is the belief that chicken is the health queen? Modi Mwatsama is the director of global health at the UK health forum and her view is that too much emphasis has been put on the consumption of chicken in...

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New Vegan Street Food Fair To Arrive In Auckland This Weekend

New Zealand is quickly becoming quite the vegan hotspot, with recent reports stating that a quarter of the population could be completely meat-free by 2025. These dizzying heights could not be reached without the rise of plant-based products in the country such as Sunfed Meats, Beyond Meat and of course local events such as The Vegan Vault. The Vegan Vault is an all vegan market held monthly in Wellington, keeping the cities vegans fed and nourished all year round. Now, it’s Auckland’s turn. The city will be getting their very own slice of vegan food fair fun and it...

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35 L.A. Schools Commit to Vegan Lunch Menu Due to Student Demand

Following speculation, The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have stated they are officially going to be rolling out vegan lunch menu options to 35 schools as of January 2018, according to VegNews. Vegan options for LA students began has a pilot programme at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year and has been a roaring success. Since the beginning of the trial, the participating schools in Los Angeles have sold a staggering 31, 204 vegan meals for lunch. Initially, there were 5 dishes on offer, including chili, and teriyaki burgers made from soy. Joseph Vaughn, the Food Services...

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Vegan “Impossible Burger” Pushes for Expansion in America’s Favorite Restaurants

Impossible Foods has launched a campaign, ‘Impossible Demand’ whereby customers can request their local restaurant to feature the burger on their menu, and in return, the restaurant will receive a discount off their first order. The burger looks and tastes just like an ordinary beef burger, it even bleeds. However, as you’ve surely heard by now, the burger was made with zero animal products. If you love the taste of meat, but you love animals more, then this burger is your saving grace. The brand made headlines back in September after it promised to work towards the ultimate goal...

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5 Vegan Friendly Gifts For Men With Beards Like Santa Claus

There is no doubt about it, 2017 has seen somewhat of a beard invasion. Whether it be your dad, friend, brother, uncle, boyfriend or husband, the bushy beard will have entered your life in some manner over the last year or so. But what is the perfect, wonderfully vegan friendly gift you can give a beard lover in your life this festive season? See below for stocking filler suggestions! 5 Vegan Friendly Gifts For Men With Beards Like Santa Claus 1) The ‘Arctic Gale’ Beard Balm from Manmane Manmane opened back in November 2015, the brand sells plant based...

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Animal Sentience Urged to be Recognized When Enforcing New UK Laws

Last month saw the nation panic about Britain’s stance on animal cruelty when it was claimed that British MPs had voted against the idea of animal sentience. The nation’s MPS decided against the incorporation of part of an EU treaty that gave recognition to animals’ abilities to feel emotion and pain into the EU Withdrawal Bill. However, in a move that the Green party have labeled a ‘screeching u-turn’, British Environmental Secretary Michael Gove has now quashed the rumours regarding the government’s attitude to animals. His statement follows the publication of a new draft law from the government that...

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New Vegan Documentary Praised by Leonardo DiCaprio to Debut in 2018

Following the success of films such as Okja and What the Health, a new powerful vegan documentary named ‘Eating Our Way To Extinction’ is set to be released next year. The film has been created by Broxstar Productions, a production company run by two London based brothers behind the recent short Facebook film ‘Planet Earth – As We Eat Our Way To Extinction.’ The Facebook film brings great promise of what is to come from the brothers, it was described by Leonardo DiCaprio on Twitter as ‘the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today.’ Eating Our Way...

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Chefs Identify Vegan Food as Top Restaurant Trend in 2018

Chefs at over 80 restaurants have said that plant-based food will be a top restaurant trend in 2018, with many menus featuring more meat-free options. Top vegan chef James Kenney recently announced his belief that chefs have the same responsibility as doctors when it comes to keeping us healthy. Kenney observed, “A world that largely thrives on plants, that at least becomes plant-centric, is a better world, a happier world, a healthier place, and it is a world changed. I firmly believe that chefs have the ability to do this. They are the ones buying, cooking, and serving the...

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Vegan Donut Brand Opens Store Due to Hugely Successful Pop-Up

Back in 2014, Kharisma and Kyra Mayo made the decision to go vegan. Now, just three years later, the choice is proving to be the best they ever made. The sisters launched their new pop-up venture ‘The Vegan Doughnut Company’, with an aim to take care of the golden trio: the planet, their health, and the animals. And why not do so with a little indulgence? Because what life is like without vegan comfort food we just donought want to know. Since their initial launch, the venture has been nothing short of a delicious success, with their first ever...

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Game of Thrones’ ‘Missandei’ Rocks Funny Vegan Christmas Sweater

Nathalie Emmanuel, aka Game of Thrones Sweetheart Missandei, has been a proud vegan for four years. Back in August, the star was putting protein myths about veganism to bed, showing us just how easy it is to get plant-based protein into your diet with shakes. She stated ‘I’ll make something that’s packed with calories. I’ll put a banana in it, a bit of almond milk or coconut water, spinach. I also like a bit of matcha powder in there – all of that fun stuff! Add a bit of vegan protein powder and that would be my shake.’ See, simple! Now...

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Chefs Have The Same Responsibility As Doctors, Says Top Vegan Chef Matthew Kenney

Recently, the health benefits of a plant-based diet have been under the spotlight, with many doctors claiming that eating meat- and dairy-free is the way forward for a healthy future. Top vegan chef, Matthew Kenney, claims that in addition to the medical profession, chefs too have a responsibility to promote a plant-based diet. In his book, PLANTLAB: Crafting the Future of Food, Kenney states that chefs have both a powerful voice and an influence that previously the profession has not enjoyed. It is “a great opportunity, but also a great responsibility” according to Kenney. A positive experience in a restaurant...

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Seinfeld Star Releases Vegan Recipe Tips for Hanukkah

Carol Leifer is best known for her work in comedy on hit shows such as Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live. However, the star has another important passion besides making people laugh and that’s saving the animals. This holiday season, passionate vegan Carol has teamed up with People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to show us just how a vegan Hanukkah is done best. In an easy to watch video that lasts just over 2 minutes, Carol offers helpful tips to make butter-free latkes and egg-free sufganiyot. Joined by two little helpers, the comedienne sits down for a...

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Vegan Fast Food Chain to Open in Biggest Mall in USA

Back in 2014, the first ever vegan fast food restaurant and drive thru opened its doors in San Antonio, Texas. Just four years later, Earth Burger is expanding into the biggest shopping mall in the United States of America, Minnesota’s Mall of America (MOA). The establishment prides itself on bringing ‘healthier options to your everyday choices’ with a 100% vegan and nutrient-rich menu. You can grab yourself a Fish-less Sandwich, served in a whole wheat bun with the classic accompaniment tartare sauce. Or perhaps share a Chik-n Tender Basket, which features five crispy delicious fried chik-n tenders, with an...

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Award Winning Vegan Brand Launches Christmas Beauty Baubles

Ethical beauty brand Bloomtown officially has the answer to all your secret Santa woes! If you’re looking for a stocking filler or just a tree decoration with a little bit of a twist this festive season, Cornwall based Bloomtown is spoiling us with these new limited-edition, luxury, beauty baubles. Back in 2016, Preyanka and Medwin returned from two years in Indonesia. Whilst in South East Asia, the pair witnessed the mass destruction to the environment that sadly comes with the production of palm oil used in many beauty products. Concerned for the negative effects this has on tigers and endangered...

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UK’s Vegan Meat Market to Grow 25% Within the Next 4 Years

2017 has seen the rise of many meat substitutes, proving that to have a vegan diet you don’t have to take all your inspiration from a guinea pig. Big lump of hay with a side of carrot and kale anyone? No disrespect to the latter, but we’ll decline the hay, thanks. Back in October, the news broke that UK giant Waitrose was to partner up with a plant-based ‘butcher’ aptly named The Vegetarian Butcher. Chloe Graves, the vegetarian buyer of the nationwide supermarket stated that she had ‘little doubt’ that plant-based proteins would play a vital role in the...

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Vegan Alternatives Favoured by Companies Creating Probiotic Products for Kids

Once upon a time, it was commonly fed to children, that in order to grow up big and strong, your bones need milk and cheese and all things dairy. However, this is no longer the common belief amongst many doctors. Due to the galactose present in milk, the consumption of the white stuff is actually now associated with cancer, hip fractures, and premature death. So, it seems that dairy is not actually bone or kid or anyone friendly after all. These findings are reflected in the supermarkets with a notable absence of probiotic dairy products aimed at children. Parents...

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P!nk’s Former Makeup Artist Opens Vegan Beauty Studio

Former make-up artist to the stars, Carrie Jones, has opened a new vegan make up studio in Liverpool. Carrie, who is used to hanging out with the likes of pop royalty P!nk, DJ Calvin Harris and fashion forward Gok Wan, has now turned her skilled hand to cruelty-free cosmetics. Named Unpretty, Carrie said her new project is all about creating confidence and encouraging people to find their own look and style without causing harm to anyone, especially not animals. She said to the Liverpool Echo ‘It’s all about enhancing natural beauty and promoting individuality while also keeping vegan and...

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Ireland Warns Dairy Farming Has Serious Environmental Impact

Aside from the United States of America, every country in the world has recognised climate change and is currently working to fight against it under The Paris Agreement. In an attempt to pinpoint areas that could be improved, Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report this week that recognises the impact of the dairy industry on the planet and acknowledges it is not a risk that should be taken lightly. Over the last 4 years greenhouse gas emissions have increased in Ireland by 8%, this correlates with a growing number of dairy cows in the country which...

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Doctors Urged to Prescribe Healthy Vegan Food to Patients

A seminar that focuses on the health benefits of plant-based foods in preventing some of the world’s most prevalent diseases is due to be held in Detroit, Michigan on December 7th. This comes after Dr Greger’s revelation that 8 out of the top 10 causes of death can be prevented through the adoption of a vegan diet. The Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG) will be hosting the event, whose founder, Paul Chatlin is a keen ambassador for the positive effects a plant based diet can have. Paul ditched the animal products whilst awaiting heart bypass surgery and has...

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Veganism is Key to Survival on Mars According to Scientists

The question ‘can we ever live on Mars?’ has been hanging over scientists since before we first landed on the moon, with the first mission launching in 1964. From David Bowie to Hollywood movies, Mars has been a hot topic across the globe. There are many questions that surround Martian travel, with one of the main being ‘if we got there, how would we continue to survive?’. Well it appears Scientists have now come up with an answer: we’d all be vegan. Nasa botanist, Bruce Bugbee, has played a key role in helping many astronauts grow plants on board...

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