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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.

80% of South Koreans Want An End to Animal Testing

More than 80 percent of South Koreans want to see an end to animal testing, according to a new Realmeter poll. Animal protection organization the Humane Society International (HSI) commissioned the survey. The results showed that...
Prada and Miu Miu Just Banned Kangaroo Leather

Prada and Miu Miu Just Banned Kangaroo Leather

The Prada Group, which owns Prada and Miu Miu among other brands, has banned kangaroo leather. The group confirmed to Italian animal rights organization LAV that it "no longer plans to purchase new kangaroo leathers."...
Can You Guess the 45 Million Reasons These Vegan Low FODMAP Foods Exist?

Can You Guess the 45 Million Reasons These Vegan Low-FODMAP Foods Exist?

More than 45 million Americans use online dating websites. Roughly the same number have student loans. And do you know what else? More than 45 million Americans also suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)....

Rhino Poaching Falls By 63% in Namibia

Rhino poaching has fallen 63 percent year-on-year in Namibia. According to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, there were 46 incidents reported in 2019. This year, there have been 17 so far. This is a...

What Is Life Really Like For Thailand’s Elephants?

If you’ve been to Thailand—or you’re planning a trip there when the world has recovered from coronavirus—you may already know that elephants are kind of a big deal. They’re the country’s national animal, significant...
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7 THINGS You May Not Know About ELEPHANTS

Elephants are incredibly fascinating creatures, and we still have so much to learn about them. Our understanding of these gentle giants is constantly evolving. From the way they move, to how they look, to how they interact with humans and other animals, everything about elephants intrigues us. Here are 7 facts about elephants that will make you love them even more than you already do. Watch the video to find out more about these powerful, gentle and intelligent creatures.

Starbucks Just Launched Vegan-Friendly Peanut Butter Frappuccinos

Starbucks UK has launched a new Peanut Butter Cup Frappuccino, and with a few small changes, the drink is vegan-friendly. The new frappuccino, which features an "icy cold" blend of peanut-butter flavored sauce and chocolate...

This German Supermarket Saves 2,000 Tonnes of Food Waste a Year

Berlin supermarket chain SirPlus sells expired products and wonky vegetables in a bid to reduce food waste. According to the World Economic Forum, it saved around 2,000 tonnes of food waste in one year. In Germany,...
Cargill Is Launching Vegan Scallops in China

Cargill Is Launching Vegan Scallops in China

Meat giant Cargill is launching a range of new vegan products in China, including plant-based scallops. The products will be released under PlantEver, Cargill's plant-based brand. At the moment, PlantEver has two plant-based options available...
Shift to Vegan Food Would Create 19 Million Jobs in Latin America and Caribbean

Shift to Vegan Food Would Create 19 Million Jobs in Latin America and Caribbean

Shifting to a predominantly vegan food system could create millions of job opportunities across Latin America and the Caribbean, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Inter-American Development Bank...
8 Vegan Cruelty-Free CBD Products to Get You Through a Summer in Lockdown

8 Vegan Cruelty-Free CBD Products to Get You Through a Summer in Lockdown

Looking for new ways to relax? Using cannabidiol (CBD) is one way to unwind at the end of the day. And these vegan, cruelty-free CBD wellness products can help. CBD is a cannabinoid sourced from...

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...