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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.

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...
One of Spain’s Biggest Meat Producers Just Launched Vegan Veal

One of Spain’s Biggest Meat Producers Just Launched Vegan Veal

Noel Alimentaria, one of Spain's leading meat companies, is launching vegan veal and chicken. Four years ago, Noel Alimentaria became the first major meat company in Spain to offer plant-based options. Called Nature, the range...
COVID Frontline Doctor Has Rescued 1,000 Abandoned Dogs

COVID Frontline Doctor Has Rescued 1,000 Abandoned Dogs

Susana Somali is a clinical pathologist, a mother of two, and a hero to the animals. She's been working on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic while simultaneously running Pejaten Animal Shelter in Jakarta, which...

Heinz Just Launched a Vegan DIY Ketchup Sorbet Kit

Love ketchup? Now you can have it for dessert too—Heinz has launched a vegan DIY ketchup sorbet kit. In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, the company has created a limited edition range of Heinz...
Jammie Dodgers Are Now 100% Vegan (Again)

Jammie Dodgers Are Now 100% Vegan (Again)

Following a recipe change, Jammie Dodgers are now vegan. The popular jam biscuits were suitable for vegans once before. Owner Burton's Biscuits added milk protein to the recipe in 2016. Now, following another recipe reformulation, the...
Zac Efron’s Netflix Series ‘Down to Earth’ Examines the Climate Crisis

Zac Efron’s Netflix Series ‘Down to Earth’ Examines the Climate Crisis

(Updated July 21, 2020) | Zac Efron's new Netflix series "Down to Earth" is all about finding solutions to the climate crisis. Along the way, he shares his love for plant-based food. In the new...
The International Space Station’s Antenna to Protect Wild Animals

The International Space Station’s Antenna to Protect Wild Animals

An antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) is transmitting data that could help protect wild animals. The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS), a German-Russian observation system for animal migration, involves hundreds...
Lidl Is Now Selling Beyond Burgers

Lidl Is Now Selling Vegan Beyond Burgers

Lidl stores in the UK are now selling California-based brand Beyond Meat's vegan Beyond Burgers. A Sheffield-based shopper recently spotted the pea protein plant-based patties and took a photo. Vegan Food UK posted the image...
3D-Printed Robot Sloth Created To Protect Endangered Species

3D-Printed Robot Sloth Created To Protect Endangered Species

A botanical garden in Atlanta, Georgia is the new home of a robot slot. Over the next few months, robotic engineers are trialing SlothBot near Atlanta Botanical Garden's Canopy Walk. Just like a real-life sloth,...
Vegan Chef Tabitha Brown Lands a Talk Show on the Ellen Network

Vegan Chef Tabitha Brown Lands a Talk Show on the Ellen Network

Ellen DeGeneres' Ellen Digital Network (EDN) has partnered with vegan influencer Tabitha Brown to make a brand new show. Called "All Love," the new show will see the TikTok star give advice on things like...
Vegan Butter Chicken Just Launched at Target

Vegan Butter Chicken Just Launched at Target

Sweet Earth Foods has launched two new vegan entrée bowls exclusively at Target: Awesome Bulgogi and Butter Chik'n. The latter features Korean-inspired vegan Awesome Ground and the latter is a creamy tomato curry with...