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Senior Editor, UK | Southsea, United Kingdom | Contactable via charlotte@livekindly.com

Charlotte has an upper second class honors in History from Oxford Brookes University and a postgraduate certificate in Cultural Heritage from Winchester University. She loves music, travel, and animals. Charlotte resides on the South coast of the UK.

Is Soy Bad For You and the Environment?

Humans have consumed soybeans for centuries; Chinese farmers first domesticated the crop more than 3,000 years ago. Since then, soybeans have soared in popularity around the world, but production has accelerated in the last...

Yoplait Launches Vegan Go-Gurt Squeezable Yogurt

General Mills-owned yogurt brand Yoplait is launching vegan Go-Gurt. The new dairy-free squeezable yogurt tubes will be available initially in just one flavor: strawberry. The new release follows last years' launch of Oui Dairy-Free Yogurt,...
Europe’s Investment Group Delists Brazilian Meat Giant JBS

Europe’s Investment Group Delists Brazilian Meat Giant JBS

Nordea Asset Management has dropped JBS SA over the Brazillian meat giant's links to deforestation and corruption. Concerns over employee health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were also a factor. Based in Helsinki, Nordea...
UK Vegan Food Trademarks Increased 128% In One Year

UK Vegan Food Trademarks Increased 128% In One Year

The number of trademark applications for new vegan and food drink products is rising. From 2018 to 2019, there was a 128 percent increase in companies successfully applying for trademarks on vegan products. According to law...
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Can Your DIET Help You LIVE TO 100? (And What Are BLUE ZONES?)

Could a plant-based diet help you grow old in good health? Around the world, there are communities where people live long lives without high rates of chronic illnesses typical of the west. Many of these people exercise frequently, maintain close social bonds, and eat a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet. In Okinawa, Japan, for example, women live longer than any other women on the planet. For every 100,000 inhabitants, the string of islands has 65 centenarians, which has earned it the nickname “the land of immortals.” Only two percent of the Okinawan diet is made up of meat. There is a similar relation between plant-based foods and longevity across Dan Buettner's Blue Zones, as well as other regions shrouded in legend. Let's take a closer look at plant-based diets and longevity.

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Bills Take On Large-Scale Factory Farming

Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill that would safeguard factory farm workers “from unpredictable, high-speed catastrophes.” The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren , Richard Blumenthal , Dianne Feinstein Kamala...

Popular LA Fast-Food Chain Burgerlords Goes 100% Vegan

Popular Los Angeles fast-food chain Burgerlords now offers a completely vegan menu. Currently, Burgerlords has two locations, in Chinatown and Highland Park. Any future locations of the chain will also only offer vegan food. Founder and...
Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh Just Launched Vegan Brand Imagine Meats

Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh Launch Vegan Brand Imagine Meats

Bollywood couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh are launching a new vegan brand in India called Imagine Meats. The acting duo has teamed up with the Good Food Institute (GFI) India, a nonprofit that promotes plant-based...

Kate Mara: The State of Our World Right Now Is Turning More People Vegan

American actor Kate Mara may be best known for her onscreen roles in “House of Cards,” “24,” and “American Horror Story,” but her most transformative roles? That may just be her offscreen work with...

Morrisons Just Launched £2.50 Vegan Pepperoni Pizza

Morrisons just launched vegan 'No Pepperoni' pizza. At £2.50, it's less than a quarter of the price of Pizza Hut's similar Veggie Pepperphoni option. Morrisons' vegan pepperoni "tastes just like the real deal," but it's...
Starbucks to Serve Oat Milk in Nearly 3,000 Locations

Starbucks to Serve Oat Milk in Nearly 3,000 Locations

(Updated July 23, 2020) | Starbucks is launching vegan oat milk in all stores across Canada this fall, totaling more than 1,400 locations. The stores will serve Starbucks Oat Beverage, which is made from Canadian...
What Is Foie Gras?

What Is Foie Gras?

Made from fatty duck and goose liver, many consider foie gras to be a delicacy. From French to English, it translates to "fat liver." But, what is foie gras and how is it made? While...

’The Cove’ Star Runs the World’s First Captive Dolphin Rehab Center

Camp Lumba Lumba in Indonesia is the world's first permanent rehabilitation center for captive dolphins. The center—located in Kemujan, Karimun Jawa—was constructed by the Central Jakarta Forestry Department, the Jakarta Animal Aid Network, and the...
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7 Things SHARK WEEK Gets Right And Terribly WRONG

Here are 7 things Shark Week gets right and wrong about sharks. Shark Week is an iconic series that has been running on the Discovery Channel for over 30 years. Originally meant as an educational platform, shark experts have openly criticized the series for becoming too sensationalized. Great White Sharks thrash in the waters, camera crews entice them to approach with bait, and a large focus of the series is on shark attacks - an event that is actually pretty uncommon. On the other hand, Shark Week has put sharks in the spotlight, has amplified the need for shark conservation, and has inspired generations of viewers. Let's take a deeper dive into what Shark Week gets right and wrong about sharks.
This Vegan Kitchen in the African Bush Feeds an All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit

This Vegan Kitchen in the African Bush Feeds an All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit

In Zimbabwe's Lower Zambezi Valley, the world's first all-female, vegan anti-poaching unit, called Akashinga, is thriving. The community-driven unit—part of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), founded by former sniper Damien Mander—protects the land and its...
How One Plant-Based Meat Brand Set Out to Transform the Future of Food

How One Plant-Based Meat Brand Set Out to Transform the Future of Food

Led by food industry veterans, the LIVEKINDLY co. collective of heritage and startup brands is on a mission to become one of the biggest plant-based food companies in the world and make plant-based eating...

Starbucks Now Offers Vegan Caramel and Hazelnut Creamers

Starbucks has added two vegan options to its existing range of creamers. The dairy-free drinks—Caramel Flavored Non-Dairy Creamer and Hazelnut Flavored Non-Dairy Creamer—feature a blend of oat and almond milk. According to Kristin Salacky, news editor...
New Environmental Documentary Takes a Hard-Hitting Look at the Planet in 2050

New Environmental Documentary Takes a Hard-Hitting Look at the Planet in 2050

Over the past few years, a number of environmental documentaries have made us stop and think about our impact on the planet. From “Blue Planet 2,” and its portrayal of the plastic pollution crisis,...
Is a Vegan Diet Safe for Cats? What Every Pet Lover Needs to Know

Is a Vegan Diet Safe for Cats? What Every Pet Lover Needs to Know

Vegan diets are rising in popularity among humans. A growing body of research suggests that going plant-based is one of the healthiest ways to live, reducing the risk of chronic disease. But while humans...

Struggling to Eat Your Greens? This Naked Nutrition Powder Can Help

Staying healthy means eating your greens, and there’s a reason behind that. It’s not just a coincidence that green vegetables are good for you—they get their color from chlorophyll, a potent antioxidant that helps...
Are Coconut Products Ethical? Thai Monkey Labor Exposed

Are Coconut Products Ethical? Thai Monkey Labor Exposed

A recent animal rights investigation claims that two of the biggest coconut milk producers in Thailand force monkeys to pick their coconuts. As a result, a number of retailers—including several major UK supermarkets—have pledged...