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Musician Gary Barlow Teams Up With BOSH in New Vegan Recipe Video

British musician and ex X-Factor judge, Gary Barlow, has teamed up with BOSH to create a vegan dinner on their YouTube channel, BOSH TV. The duo behind BOSH, Ian and Henry, who have a new vegan cookbook coming out soon, showed the star how to make a ratatouille roulade. Gary was impressed with the final product, calling it a ‘winner’ and stating that although it involved putting in a little bit of effort, he would definitely cook the dish at home. He said, ‘I will make that, it looks delicious.’ Following the video, the star posted on Instagram, ‘one of...

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Animal Welfare Module Introduced in Schools Across China

Much like in other parts of the world, concern for animal welfare in China is growing. Back in December, the sale of ivory in the country was banned and it was also recently predicted that the Chinese vegan market is expected to grow by 17% by 2020. Now, the Ministry of Education have introduced a new module in animal welfare to the school curriculum. The module will focus on all animals, not just pets, and teachers will be encouraged to educate their pupils on the harm that occurs to farm animals bred for human consumption. There is no current...

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Wicked Healthy Brothers New Vegan Cookbook Coming This Spring

The brothers behind Wicked Healthy food, Derek and Chad Sarno, have announced the launch of their highly anticipated vegan cookbook due to hit the shelves on May 8th. The book, entitled, “The Wicked Healthy Cookbook: Free. From. Animals.,” will feature a forward written by award-winning actor and longtime vegan, Woody Harrelson. At the end of last year, Harrelson partnered with fellow animal rights enthusiast, former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, to create a short anti-meat film encouraging people to try out veganism. The Sarno’s book, written along with David Joachim, will contain 129 recipes, all plant-based, and for many culinary occasions. So,...

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Does It Matter How Long You Have Been a Vegan?

In short, the answer is no. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a vegan, your views are still valid, and your efforts still valued, even it’s your first day of going completely “cruelty-free”. Ultimately, we live in a world that has long been geared up for meat eaters and to an extent, vegetarians. But vegans? Not really. Arguably up until this point in time, it has been incredibly difficult to live a cruelty-free lifestyle easily and many people have seen an exclusively plant-based diet as simply an unattainable goal for them. In the past, it has often felt...

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Two Major Non Profits Join Forces to Spread Vegan and Animal Rights Message

Two of Washington DC’s finest animal rights groups, Compassion Over Killing (COK) and international Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), have announced they have joined forces. The collaboration has been agreed in order to strengthen the groups’ combined message and speed up progress in the ongoing fight for animal welfare. COK began in 1995 as a high school club made up of volunteers, from these humble beginnings, as stated on their website, the group are ‘evolving into a national voice for animals.’ FARM has achieved much the same feat and is the result of activism that began nearly 40 years...

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First Ever Vegan Starter To Be Served At BAFTA’s

This year’s BAFTA ceremony will, for the most part, be going ahead as it has every year before. Everyone will be dressed to the nines, maybe some questionable designer gowns will make an appearance and there will be speeches, lots of speeches. However, one thing has changed, and it involves the food. This year, the stars will be served an exclusively vegan starter and it looks both beautiful and delicious. The new menu was dreamt up by the executive chef of Grosvenor House, Nigel Boschetti and the Head Chef of BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, Anton Mangaaro. In the past, vegan...

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Melbourne Hosts One of the Largest Vegan Animal Rights Campaigns Ever

This month, a report was released that named Australia as the proud owner of the third fastest growing vegan market in the whole world. So, it is no surprise that the animals right campaign, Be Fair Be Vegan, has chosen Melbourne as the next on their list to host their advertisements. It looks set to be one of the biggest animal rights initiatives yet and is likely to be viewed by over 2.5 million members of the public. The campaign is proudly brazen and direct, by displaying hard hitting images and slogans in major cities it makes its message...

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Coca-Cola to Launch Vegan Smoothie Range Across the UK

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) are looking to get in on the current plant-based boom by introducing three dairy-free smoothies to Europe. The Latin American brand titled Adez, is fruity and soy-based and will be on the UK’s shelves this March. The product was first introduced in 2006 by Unilever. However, this turned out to be an unsuccessful endeavour as the demand for dairy-free and plant-based products simply wasn’t as high then as it is now. Adez will give Brits a choice of three delicious sounding flavours to try: Mighty Oat Strawberry-Banana, Amazing Almond Mango-Passionfruit, and Courageous Coconut Berry. Simon Harrison,...

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Tyson Foods Invests in Clean Meat Brand, Memphis Meats

Following its recent investment into popular plant-based meat brand, Beyond Meat, Tyson Foods has now made a another investment into the clean meat brand, Memphis Meats. It seems even the largest meat producer in the United States is aware that the future is looking vegan. Memphis Meats is a brand for meat lovers who enjoy the taste but aren’t such a fan of the negative effects meat production and consumption has on the environment, animal welfare, and our own health. CEO of Memphis Meats Uma Valeti said of the investment from Tyson Foods, “we are excited that Tyson Foods will...

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Goldman Sachs Invest in Vegan Pea Milk Brand, Ripple

Ripple Foods is an expert in the world of peas, yellow peas to be exact, and the production of pea milk specifically is their speciality. Their aim is to aid the vegan movement and make going dairy-free as simple and as healthy as it can possibly be, with their pea milk containing 8x more protein than almond milk, they’re definitely on to a winner. Writing on their site, the company said, ‘we think good food should be simple. And for food to be good, we think it needs to taste great, nourish your body and leave a small footprint...

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Amazon Host Their First Ever Completely Vegan Event

London’s Amazon HQ have officially held their first ever vegan event for all their employees. The event was hosted by The Social Bee Shoreditch in honor of Veganuary and to promote the launch of their very exciting new book. The book is titled ‘How to Go Vegan: The why, the how, and everything you need to make going vegan easy’, it aims to show people just how simple the transition to veganism is now. Naturally, the event demonstrated this too, with many stalls offering vegan delights and people on hand to answer questions. Even a vegan lunch was served...

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Petition to Ban The Export Of Live Animals to be Debated in UK Parliament

A petition to end the export of live animals after Brexit is due to be discussed and debated in Parliament by MPs at the end of February. The petition states, ‘the transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government. The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals.’ Although the petition does say that the Government should favour a ‘carcass only trade’, protecting live animals from suffering in this way would be a positive step forward for the UK. The government...

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Pretty Little Liars Star Reveals Her Cruelty-Free Lifestyle

Pretty Little Liars star, Torrey DeVitto, has spoken about her attitude towards what she puts both on and inside her body and, it turns out, she tries to keep things very cruelty free. The actor, who played Melissa in the popular teen mystery and currently stars in Chicago Med, stated that she is currently ‘vegan in my fashion and vegetarian in my food.’ Torrey, who also volunteers for a hospice in her spare time away from acting, explained that she wouldn’t dream of wearing anything that had come from an animal. She said, ‘I don’t buy any leather goods or...

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Argentinian Presidential House to Reintroduce Meat Free Monday Initiative

How do you get meat loving Argentinian politicians to try plant based foods? Reverse psychology, claims chef to the presidential office, Dante Liporace. Last year, Liporace was instructed by none other than the nation’s president, Mauricio Macri, to cook up exclusively vegan meals for his staff on Mondays. The request was made in an attempt to make his office healthier. The idea, Liporace told The Independent, was to force people into changing their diet for one day. He said, ‘It was decided to make the Monday menu totally vegan. That way, people didn’t have the chance to say, ‘I...

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Noel Gallagher’s Daughter Anaïs Urges ‘Don’t Eat Animals’ in Vegan Campaign

Top London model Anaïs Gallagher, who is just 17, is the new face of PETA’s new advertisement campaign entitled ‘Meat Free Revolution.’ The model, who is the daughter of musician Noel Gallagher and Meg Matthews, is photographed as she works on new posters for the animal rights group. The slogans on the posters read ‘Don’t Eat Animals’ and ‘Go Veg’. Gallagher said, ‘my dog Ziggy is like my best friend, but all animals feel pain and fear, so if you wouldn’t eat your pets, why would you eat another animal?’ She added, ‘animals…need you to speak up for them....

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James Cameron Documentary States Vegans Have Better Sex Lives

You may have heard about the golden trio of benefits that comes from converting to a vegan lifestyle; there’s the positive impact it has on your health, the environment and the welfare of animals.  But are there any other benefits that come from veganism? An improvement in your sex life perhaps? James Cameron’s new documentary entitled ‘The Game Changers’ makes a good argument for this. The film, which currently has no release date, has an emphasis on how the adoption of veganism can benefit athletes in their career and in their, um, personal lives. Very personal lives. Three college...

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Viral Video of Vegan Bacon TTLA Sandwich Causes Whole Foods To Up Supply

Actress and designer, Tabitha Brown, has caused a run on a vegan sandwich in Whole Foods Markets across the US after she shared a video of herself eating the sandwich and exclaiming her love for it. This is not a drill. The actress has officially caused distribution to be expanded for the sandwich in question, the TTLA (tempeh, tomato, lettuce and avocado) and caused #TTLAchallenge to begin trending. In the video Brown enthuses, ‘whoever thought of this?! Right now we all together wanna pray for you!…what you’ve done in this sandwich, y’all gonna set souls on fire!’ The star...

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Racing Car Driver Debuts New Car With ‘Vegan Strong’ Slogan

Strong ethical vegan and professional racing car driver, Leilani Münter, is about to debut her brand-new racing car design in Florida at the Daytona Speedweeks. Last year, Münter drove a ‘vegan powered’ car, this year she’s opting for the ‘vegan strong’ slogan to be exhibited on the front of her vehicle. Münter studied biology before turning her hand to racing car driving and she is also a keen environmentalist and animal rights activist. The driver has used her sport to communicate many important messages about animal rights and saving the environment, including driving a car with images of the...

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Endocrinology Physicians Recommend a Vegan Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

Last month, we reported that the American Diabetes Association had recommended the consumption of a plant based diet for those who were suffering from the condition and for those who are pre-diabetic. It has also been stated by the Physician’s Committee of Responsible Medicine that ‘a plant-based diet can prevent, reverse, and manage diabetes.’ Now, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) have joined the club. The association have recently released their guidelines for this year, stating that if you suffer from type 2 diabetes the best diet you can put into your body is plant based. They have...

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Meat Industry Has Bigger Impact on Environment than Oil, Suggests New Study

It has long been accepted now that the cars we drive have a big impact on the planet we live on. There is no getting away from it, gas guzzling cars have a negative effect on the environment. But, what is not so commonly understood is that animal agriculture has an effect that is equally as bad, if not worse, than cars and the oil we pump into them. A recent study from multiple organisations such as The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), GRAIN and the Heinrich Boll Foundation, has found that meat producers JBS, Tyson and...

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Zimbabwe’s New President Places Ban on Live Elephant Trade

UPDATE January 25, 2018: Conflicting messages on this story from the Zimbabwe government led us to report inaccurately on January 21st, 2018, that a final decision had been made on the country’s ban of exporting elephants. The government has since clarified that no such formal announcement was made and the situation is still under review. Once LIVEKINDLY has confirmed details, we will update this story.  The new president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has banned the trade of elephants along with endangered animals such as rhinos, lions and pangolins. The president believes the protection of the environment and the animals...

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Popular Pizza Chain Firezza Adds Vegan Chorizo to The Menu

Firezza has become the latest pizza chain in the UK to add a new vegan option to their menu and it looks mouth-wateringly good! The chain which began in Battersea and now has 20 locations across the country, prides itself on creating authentic Neapolitan pizza that is served by the metre. Now, vegans can get in on the action with Firezza’s new cruelty- free creation. The pizza consists of vegan cheese, red peppers, wild rocket and the star of the show, vegan chorizo. Firezza joins major UK chains Pizza Hut and Zizzi in its decision to offer vegan pizza...

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Major French Supermarket Adds Vegan Gardein Products to Shelves

A new-found interest in veganism and plant based eating has been sweeping across the globe over recent years, and in the last month or so, this has intensified with the rise of Veganuary in particular. British and US supermarkets such as Aldi, Tesco, Sainsburys and Walmart amongst others have been quick to jump on the trend, stocking up on vegan items and releasing new plant based ranges such as Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen and Aldi’s Earth Grown. Now, the popular French supermarket Carrefour have hopped on the band wagon, just in time for any French citizens taking part in Veganuary...

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Vegan Food Top Wedding Trend as Plant Based Menus Boom

Who doesn’t love a wedding? The free-flowing bubbly, the atmosphere and the food all make for a great day. However, if you’ve been a vegan guest in the past you may know that the latter can sometimes be a little tricky. But it seems this could no longer be the case. Last year saw more and more people choosing plant based options for the menu on their big day, top fashion magazine Vogue even named their top wedding trend of 2017 as vegan food. The proof for this is in the pudding says cake shop owner Amy Alward, who...

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Welsh Government Issue Statement of Support for Animal Sentience Laws

There has been much talk recently over the concept of animal sentience and how the British government is going to proceed in terms of protecting against animal cruelty. Michael Gove has previously stated that animals will be treated as sentient beings in the eyes of the government despite concern and a draft bill has been issued to back this up. The MP said last month, ‘we are a nation of animal lovers, so we will make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too.’ The Welsh government have announced today that they...

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Vegan U.S Senator Cory Booker Announces New Podcast

Cory Booker, the U.S senator who hails from New Jersey and just so happens to be a vegan, has launched a new podcast. Booker decided to make the leap into veganism back in 2014 and has never looked back. He said of his decision at the time, ‘when you find yourself trying to avoid the truth about something because it’s inconvenient, because you know it doesn’t align with your values and your moral compass…I wasn’t living my truth.’ Now Booker is using his voice to stand up for humans as well as animals. The new podcast will be titled...

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FroYo Chain Menchies Launch New Vegan Dessert Options

Back in November of last year, one of India’s favorite yogurt companies, Cocoberry, announced the launch of 5 new vegan-friendly options. The new addition was all thanks to a partnership with the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisation (FIAPO). In a campaign titled #CorporateOutreach, FIAPO has stated that their main aim is to encourage Indian companies to consider using more plant-based, cruelty-free ingredients in their products. The animal rights organizations efforts have paid off once again, as they have achieved great success with another yogurt company, Menchies. The head of the Corporate Outreach campaign at FIAPO said this partnership...

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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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