Jodi Monelle

Celebrating One Year of Living Kindly – A Letter From the Founder

Hi, friends of LK! Today is LIVEKINDLY’s first birthday. I can’t believe it’s been a year…I’m overcome with joy, gratitude, and a wee bit of exhaustion! This time last year I was teaching myself basic publishing, hoping to create a small sanctuary of positivity on the Internet for anyone curious and passionate about the benefits of veganism for humanity and our planet. When I started LIVEKINDLY there was nothing else like it, a one-stop-shop of advice and facts for like-minded game changers, with a strong sense of community. Supporting each other, as opposed to the judgment and shaming we’ve...

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Will.i.am Hints That he Went Vegan for the Animals and Joins the #VEGANG

After making headlines recently regarding his dramatic weight loss and improved health following the adoption of a plant based diet, Black Eyed Peas lead and the Voice judge Will.i.am has now shared his own voice on the matter. (Well, Tweet) The star took to Twitter earlier today (Jan 5) with a rather symbolic message. ‘No’ chicken, eggs, fish, crabs, chickens (again), turkeys, ducks, cows, pigs, squid, and shrimp. Will ended the Tweet with a ‘#Vgang’, a term (and now part of the Ethcs clothing brand) created by ethical vegan athlete Timothy Shieff. Although it was reported that Will.i.am reported that became vegan for health, his...

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Bryan Adams Promotes Veganism to Millions of Fans in Latest Facebook Post

Canadian singer-songwriter and long term vegan advocate, Bryan Adams, recently took to his Facebook page with some words of wisdom and an insight into his lifestyle. “I stopped eating animals including fish when I was 28 and I’ve never looked back. (You can get all the protein you need from plants.)” Bryan writes. “It’s great to see the change that is happening as people embrace a more plant based diet, but we still have a long way to go. If you want to see your health improve and you care about the planet, go vegan 🌱🌏 PS: you can’t be a true environmentalist...

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Thank You, From us, on Behalf of the Animals

Well, it seems like only yesterday that we watched LIVEKINDLY’s first article go out into the world ..ahem. We weren’t sure what to expect, but, well, since then it’s pretty much been a whirlwind. I started this mission because I felt in my heart we need a place where we can go to feel good about who we are, the progress the world is making, and how we can take part in it. It’s easy to get bogged down in negativity and to feel hopeless when everything we hear from the media focuses on exactly that. Chaotic, desperate, confusion....

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CCTV Will Be Compulsory and Unrestricted In British Slaughterhouses

The British government appears to want to tighten up on poor animal welfare across the country and have insisted that CCTV installation in slaughterhouses will be non-negotiable by 2018. With plans to better-monitor animal welfare standards, the new rules will allow the FSA (Food Standards Agency) to view the footage upon request. Recording equipment will be set up with the ability to keep tabs on the treatment of livestock and reveal to the FSA whether the abattoir is meeting welfare laws and codes of practice. These rules cover everything from how the animals are fed, their general living conditions,...

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Kellogg’s Launch Vegan Cereal Line Due to Demand for Plant Based Food

International food giant, Kellogg’s, who are predominantly known for their breakfast cereals have announced that they will be launching a new range of vegan-friendly foods in the UK. W.K Kellogg’s plan to release their new fully vegan cereal line January next year and will include two flavours of organic wholegrain cereals (raisin and original), two flavours of granola (apricot, pumpkin seed, coconut and cashew and almond) and a super-grains granola in a cranberry, sultana, and spelt flavour. Kellogg’s note that they do already have a couple of foods in their existing range which are vegan. These include Crunchy Nut Fruit & Nut Granola,...

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Vegan Soap Brand Dr Bronner’s Donates $600,000 to End Animal Suffering

Family owned natural soap brand Dr. Bronner’s is  celebrating World Vegan Day this year with a generous $600,000 donations to stamp out unnecessary animal suffering. “When I chose to adopt a vegan diet over 20 years ago, I concluded that though I have the capacity to forget, shut down, and not care about my consumption choices, I want to live in compassionate alignment with the vision that what we choose to eat matters,” “Now, many years later, I’m proud that my family is committing resources over the long-term to take on the terrible plight of factory-farmed animals and to...

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Starbucks Debut its First Vegan Dessert Option with New Passionfruit Cupcakes

Vegans of Florida rejoice! Starbucks is due to add vegan cupcakes to its menu in a number of select stores throughout South Florida. From 16 October, Starbucks’ baked goods case will supply passion fruit cupcakes created by Miami-based vegan bakery Bunnie Cakes. “The treats are 100% vegan and gluten-free, and the addition is huge news given that it’s Starbucks’ first offering of an allergy (and animal!) friendly dessert option.” says Latest Vegan News. Starbucks has recently come under fire for their lack of vegan options with news anchor and animal rights activist Jane Velez Mitchell campaigning for more animal-free choices at...

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Natalie Portman Explains Why She’s Vegan in a Heart Warming Speech

Hollywood actor and passionate animal rights advocate Natalie Portman recently took to the stage at the Environmental Media Association awards after receiving recognition for her ongoing commitment to sustainability. In the speech, Portman opens up about why she is vegan and how it relates to creating a more environmentally friendly future. “Factory farming is responsible for most of the air, water [and] land pollution that disproportionately affects our poorer communities” She explains, before stating to the crowd that “we get to make decisions three times a day [about] what we do with our planet and can make a difference by even once a day or once a week choosing not to eat animals or animal products” Vegetarian since childhood, Natalie says she has been following a vegan diet for over 6 years and that it has been an incredible influence in her life. Portman’s new film ‘Eating Animals’ had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year and is based on the book that inspired her to adopt a vegan diet; also named Eating Animals. The documentary takes an in-depth look at the realities of modern-day factory farming and the methods used to mass produce meat, dairy, and eggs. At the awards, Natalie explains how she feels that “the way we treat animals is powerfully connected to our relationship with the world itself” and that thinking about food in terms of what’s fastest...

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Ryan Gosling Rocks Vegan Leather-Replicant Jacket in Blade Runner 2049

Do Androids Dream of Faux-Sheepskin Jackets? The future of food and the future of fashion are closely intertwined it seems with more and more vegan Replicants arriving on the market every day. Blade Runner 2049, (a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 American neo-noir science fiction film) depicts what life could be like in the future when we inevitably rely more heavily on artificial intelligence to go about our daily lives. Hollywood “heartthrob”, Ryan Gosling plays Officer K in this latest sci-fi blockbuster and according to QZ has been leaving “style-conscious guys transfixed” by his “shearling” coat since the first movie trailer;...

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America’s Most Loved Vegan Brand ‘Follow Your Heart’ Arrives at Sainsbury’s UK

  Vegan superbrand Follow Your Heart from California has announced that it will be hopping across the pond to the UK in just two days time! Launching three of its products throughout 130 Sainsbury’s locations this weekend, the US brand will be offering a selection of their eggless mayonnaise, aptly named ‘Vegenaise’. Perhaps in celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Follow Your Heart company was originally just a humble country-style market serving health-conscious, vegan and vegetarian goods. Today they offer a wide selection of their own vegan products including the Vegan Egg (now sold at Holland & Barrett) , cheeses and salad dressings. This news...

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Jason Derulo Tells Men’s Health He’s “Gone Vegan” and Already Feels Healthier

American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, now joins the growing list of celebrities adopting a plant based diet. “Yeah, so I’m vegan now,” said Derulo in an exclusive video interview with Men’sHealth. The fit-conscious celebrity who has experienced weight issues in the past tells the men’s wellness publication “I feel lighter. I feel healthier. My eyeballs are super-white.” Derulo’s brighter eyes and could be put down to the fact he’s not only opted for a vegan diet, but an optimal whole foods plant based one which is packed full of nutrient dense vegetables. In the interview he goes into detail about some...

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Vegan Black Rice Sushi Wrap Added to Morrisons Meal Deal Range

Like many popular supermarkets in the UK such as Tesco and Sainsburys, the country-wide favorite ‘meal deal’ usually includes a sandwich, crisps or a snack and a soft drink. But now, in an effort to introduce more ‘exotic’ foods to their selection, Morrisons has rolled out a new assortment of ready-to-go convenience foods inspired by foreign cuisine. Sian Ayling, Morrisons Meal Deal Buyer said: “Customers have told us they want all lunch items included in our meal deal. They also want more exciting foods, such as those they’ve eaten in restaurants or on holiday.” The British supermarket giant has revamped...

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TV Anchor Teams with Animal Rights Group to Request Vegan Menu at Starbucks

Animal rights group Compassion Over Killing and acclaimed TV Anchor and animal rights activist, Jane Velez Mitchell are teaming up in the Tag Starbucks challenge to advocate for more vegan options at Starbucks locations. After Starbucks recently launched its first vegan-certified lunch option – Vegan Lentils and Vegetable Protein Bowl with Brown Rice, many were finding it difficult to locate this new option in their own local. The campaign focuses on expanding the options to more locations by asking participants to write “Vegan food, please” on a reusable Starbucks cup, take a picture, and upload to social media with...

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Coming Soon! Nando’s Hint at Cheeky New Vegan Menu Options

Nando’s – Not necessarily the place you’d associate with vegan diners, the casual restaurant chain specializes in South African style peri-peri chicken dishes with eateries located across the globe. At present, their menu is far from vegan friendly however they do offer some items such as the veggie wrap (just remember to hold the dairy) and the soy burger which may or may not be vegan dependent on the franchise – clearly not the simplest menu to navigate however vegan free runner Tim Shieff will show you how it’s done. Nando’s also say: “Our bastes are all meat, egg...

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New Non-Graphic Vegan Documentary “Empathy” Now Available on Vimeo

Empathy. A new documentary commissioned with the intention to change societal habits that are causing harm to animals. What happens when someone who is completely unaware of our detrimental behaviour is asked to make a film on this very topic? “Alien to the animal-loving culture” filmmaker, Ed is followed in the process of making the documentary as he connects the dots between his daily habits and the impact they have on the animals. The film is based on a series of conversations between Ed and his friend Jenny, a collaborator of the animal foundation that commission the film. Jenny plays...

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Evanna Lynch Debuts Vegan Podcast The ChickPeeps This Month

Animal rights supporter and Harry Potter star, Evanna Lynch announced earlier this year that she will host a podcast with a group of vegan friends with the aim to inspire her young fanbase to go vegan. Lynch’s podcast, named “The ChickPeeps” will also be run alongside her three co-hosts which include ocean conservation enthusiast Momoko Hill, vegan actor and fitness enthusiast Robbie Jarvis, and a fellow vegan activist Tylor Starr (who is also co-founder of animal-rights organization The Fantastic Beasts Foundation) “I feel like we just have a good mix of voices there,” Lynch tells VegNews, “and they’re all really...

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Natalie Portman’s Vegan Documentary “Eating Animals” Confirms 2018 Release Date

Earlier this year, the new film ‘Eating Animals’ narrated and produced by Natalie Portman had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, who co-wrote the film with its Director Christopher Dillon Quinn, the documentary takes an in depth look at the realities of modern day factory farming and the methods used to mass produce meat, dairy and eggs. In the book, Foer writes: “Pigs clearly have rich minds and just as clearly are condemned to miserable lives on factory farms. The analogy of a dog kept in a closet is fairly accurate, if somewhat generous. The environmental case against eating factory-farmed pork is airtight and damning. “For similar reasons, I wouldn’t eat poultry or sea animals produced by factory methods. Looking into their eyes does not generate the same pathos as meeting eyes with a pig, but we see as much with our minds’ eyes.” Since the premiere, Deadline have published an exclusive announcement on the documentary’s release, stating that Sundance Selects have acquired the North American rights to the feature length film. “We could not be more thrilled to partner with the incredible team of Natalie Portman, Christopher Dillon Quinn and Jonathan Safran Foer to release what we consider to be one of the most important documentaries of our time,” said Sundance Selects/IFC Films co-presidents Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz....

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Starbucks Veggie Wrap Named Best Vegan Sandwich of 2017

Among many other well known brands to receive recognition this week, Starbucks were “Best Sandwich” at the PETA 2017 Vegan Food Awards. “We are delighted to have won the Best Sandwich award at PETA’s 2017 Vegan Food Awards for our delicious Kale, Jalapeño and Slaw Wrap. We will continue to develop vegan options for our customers, and we recently introduced our tasty new Five Grain Porridge and smoothie bowls for autumn.” Said Starbucks’ Senior Manager of Product Innovation for food, Alex Whittle PETA note that the demand for vegan food has never been greater than it is today and as more...

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Sopranos Star, Edie Falco, Opens Up About Going Vegan for the Animals

Emmy Award Winning, Edie Falco, best known for her roles as Carmela Soprano in HBO’s hit “The Sopranos”, was recently interviewed by Parade about her new role as famed attorney Leslie Abramson for Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. The star also briefly spoke about her life and more specifically about her recent transition to veganism after being a vegetarian for over 16 years: “I work with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). That’s one reason I became vegan. It’s hard to justify working for animal rights when you eat animal-based foods. Animals are mistreated...

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Nestlé Says Vegan and Plant-Based Eating is a Growing Trend and Here to Stay

Recently, at its investor’s summit in London, Nestlé, the largest food company in the world, detailed how it intends to deliver ‘industry leading volume growth’ by capitalizing on consumer trends, including plant based diets. According to Patrice Bula, EVP of strategic business units, marketing and sales, “We want to bring a vegetarian offer to consumers in Europe and the Western World and ride on this trend that we believe is here to stay and amplify”. His assessment concluded that plant based products appealed to three groups of consumers: flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans, and stated that, although Nestlé will be...

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Vegan Video Van Tours UK’s Biggest Cities to Expose the Reality of British Pig Farming

British animal rights charity, Viva! is set to tour some of the UK’s biggest cities with a mission to get the public to re-consider their dietary choices. They say: “As a nation of animal lovers, it is not surprising that Britain is seeing a steady decline in the demand for animal based products. Bristol-based animal welfare charity, Viva!, want to encourage more people to opt for a compassionate lifestyle and are using an unconventional technique to reach the masses.” The video van will display footage exploring the “stark comparison between the lives of pigs on a sanctuary to those...

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New Vegan Documentary “Dominion” Uncovers Shocking Industry Norms

We recently caught up with Chris Delforce to talk about his new documentary Dominion. Writer, producer and director Chris told us that Dominion, the follow up to his 2014 film Lucent, will cover a much broader spectrum of animal welfare issues throughout society. While Lucent focused on the life of pigs within the Australian pig farming and slaughterhouse industry, Dominion takes a much broader look at the industries prevalent in our society, exposing the animal welfare shortcomings in each of them. As Chris explains, it explores “the ways we use animals and the scale of it, to show just...

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Multi-Million Dollar Company Unilever Promote ‘Game-Changing’ Vegan Diet

Unilever president, Amanda Sourry, has contributed a piece to Huffington Post praising plant-based diets. ‘Plant-Based Diets: A Game-Changer For Our Food System, Our People And Our Planet,’ says Sourry’s headline. There is much evidence to back up this claim. Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president of the PCRM and author of The Cheese Trap, declares, “Food-related illnesses are now the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, accounting for seven in every 10 deaths, and 86 percent of our annual health care spending.” It has been widely acknowledged that veganism is a better choice for ourselves and...

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Ditch Meat for Jackfruit Tacos and Better Health

Hollywood actor, Mila Kunis recently spoke with Today in an interview about her and husband Ashton’s diet. Kunis, certainly not known for her vegetarianism, said that:  “I’ve been on a vegetarian kick at the house because I’m trying to cut down on the amount of red meat that my husband consumes. I’m trying to make flavorful, vegetarian meals.” Driven by a push to improve the health of her partner in crime, Mila claims that whilst not everyone is as enthusiastic about her new veg-friendly meals, she is aware that it’s important to do so if you want to avoid...

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Dr Oz Interviews Vegan “What The Health” Stars Kip Andersen and Dr Neal Barnard

Arguably one of the most impactful documentaries of the modern era, What the Health, is coming to daytime TV. In an upcoming episode of Dr. Oz, WTH star and director Kip Andersen along with plant-based doctor and warrior against animal testing, Dr. Neal Barnard, will be having conversations which are sure to get people talking. It’s no surprise that Dr. Oz would present this on his show as he’s recently shown support for plant-based lifestyles. In an August interview with V-103 Atlanta, Dr. Oz came out strong for veganism, stating that older people often incorrectly believe that their best...

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Impossible Foods Plan to Eliminate All Animals from Food Production by 2035

“Imagine eating fish … that isn’t really fish.” A recent press report revealed that Impossible Foods, creators of the innovative plant based “Impossible Burger” are potentially venturing into a new realm of vegan alternatives; this time with the hopes to replicate fish with plant based ingredients. Biochemist and CEO Pat Brown, said that the company is working to eliminate all animals from methods of food production by 2035. “We are working on producing all foods that we get from animals.” As much as vegan food is high in demand, achieving this goal would be no mean feat. But is it Impossible? When...

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The Guardian Asks: “Is it Time to Stop Wearing Wool?”

In an interview with Ingrid Newkirk, the co-founder and president of PETA, The Guardian pose the question – “is it time we stopped wearing wool?”. For most people, the connection between meat and ending the life of an animal is pretty clear. Whether someone consumes meat or not, it is generally understood in society that an animal must be killed in order to obtain it. When it comes to other animal by-products however, it is less obvious as to whether practices can be considered humane. One example of this is wool, after all sheep are not killed in order...

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Walmart Advises Suppliers to Sell More Vegan Products to Meet Consumer Demands

Sales of vegan food products have grown 8.1% in the last year alone and retailers are unable to ignore this latest consumer trend. The huge rise in demand for vegan-friendly food is pushing major companies to stop and take notice. This could be considered the start of the biggest shift in the mainstream market towards pioneering a more plant-based future thus far. Even international ice cream manufacturers Ben and Jerry’s brought out a new vegan ice cream in an effort to expand their consumer base by reaching the ever-growing population of vegans (and the 75% of people who are...

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New Family Friendly Vegan Book Gives Guidance to a Simple Happy Kitchen

Simple Happy Kitchen is the first ever fully illustrated vegan guide which makes nutritional information fun and easy to understand. It can be hard to know exactly how much of each food you should be eating and giving to your family and this new book helps you prepare healthy, balanced meals using the friendly illustrations and infographics. It’s not just another cookbook through, it has so much information regarding protein sources, B12, iron as well as recipe ideas. Simple Happy Kitchen launched on Kickstarter a week ago and is already in the Top 10 Kickstarter campaigns. They hoped to raise...

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Sainsbury’s Expand Vegan Cheese (aka Gary) Range Due to Overwhelming Demand

UK supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s have announced they will be extending the line of vegan cheese options following an overwhelming demand from customers. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Gary’ by British vegans after a Facebook comment suggesting the cheese range wasn’t actually cheese (and therefore could be called anything), the Huff aptly notes that “The supermarket saw the funny side and decided to adopt the name and a year on, Gary is about to get some new milk-free, coconut-based friends.” A year on since the arrival of ‘Gary’, the Sainsbury’s Deliciously FreeFrom range has seen significant growth, leading to their ‘Freefrom’ sales increasing by...

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World’s First Lab Grown Fish To Hit Shelves By 2019

Finless Foods was founded last year and the lab has only been in production since March but already they have produced the worlds first lab grown ‘clean’ fish. Founded by biochemist uni friends, Mike Selden and Brian Wyrwas, who are at the forefront of lab fish production, Finless Foods has developed  the world’s first lab made fish. As reported in the Guardian: “Fish cell culture was really not a thing. Human cell cultures – we do that all the time and there’s all sorts of papers on animal culture, but for fish, Brian had to invent a protocol to do that.” They went...

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Pret A Manger’s New Vegan And Veggie Fall Menu Has Arrived

Pret’s WonderFall menu is back in all 84 U.S stores and this year it includes a glorious vegan balance box, a vegan bisque and their signature barista developed seasonal drinks. The Falafel & Turmeric Cauliflower Balance Box consists of falafel, roasted cauliflower, dijon brussels sprouts, beet hummus, and a brown rice, red quinoa and chickpea grain mix, served over fresh spinach and paired with a turmeric miso ginger dressing. If you fancy something heart and warm then opt for the velvety Pumpkin Bisque with coconut milk, apple cider, sea salt and a seasonal spice blend. They also have a hot...

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TGI Fridays Add Vegan Burger to Their Menu Following Partnership with Beyond Meat

Following TGI Fridays’ recent partnership with Beyond Meat, The Beyond Burger will soon be a welcomed addition to their traditionally meat-heavy menu. TGI Fridays will be featuring the plant based patty on the menu as part of an eight-week trial with expectations to rollout the new menu item early next year. Earlier this year we saw the Beyond Burger triple its distribution growth within just a mere two months of operating and more recently, the company signed a deal with the U.S largest food distributor, Sysco, to enable further expansion across the country. Beyond Meat produce vegan meat with a similar...

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500 New Vegan Advertisements Displayed Across The UK

‘Go Vegan World‘ has launched 500 new vegan advertisements across the UK, from huge billboards to back of the door adverts in public toilets at nationwide train stations. Go Vegan World is a public advertising campaign run by ‘Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, Ireland‘; it’s the first large scale national public campaign in Europe. The organisation gained prominence earlier this year in a landmark ruling by the Advertising Standards Agency which cleared their advert ‘humane milk is a myth’, rejecting the dairy industries complaints and ruling that the advert was not misleading. In addition to these 500 new billboards they’ve had...

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Kat Von D Reveals Latest Pictures of Her Upcoming Vegan Shoe Line

Celebrity shoe-fiend and animal lover, Kat Von D, has had many of us eagerly awaiting the launch of her new vegan footwear line since first glances were revealed back in July this year. This week, we take another stilettoed step closer to that day. In a recent Instagram post, Kat shows a snap of herself at the Italian shoe manufacturers sizing up heels for a pair of “post apocalyptic asymmetrical vegan leather heels” she personally designed. Combining some of her biggest passions, the self confessed shoe enthusiast (owning an entire closet dedicated to footwear) also runs a cruelty free cosmetics brand in...

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Avatar Director James Cameron Launches New Vegan Protein Company

Oscar-winning film director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron have just announced their investment in an organic pea processing plant in Vanscoy near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The couple have founded a new company Verdient Foods Inc. which once fully operational will handle 160,000 tonnes of organic pea protein, making it the largest of it’s kind in North America. Suzy Amis Cameron said they had been looking for a pulse-processing business for over 3 years. They already have investments in organic farms in New Zealand and Santa Barbara, California and hope this latest investment will help the Canadian agriculture industry...

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Delicious New Vegan and Gluten Free Meat Brand Comes to Whole Foods UK

Adding another string to their vegan bow, UK Whole Foods will now stock Oumph! products. The American chain, which currently has 9 stores in the UK, will initially offer four variations of the Swedish meat substitute: Pulled Oumph!, Thyme & Garlic, Kebab Spiced and The Chunk. The brand, which creates plant-based meat alternatives suitable for vegans, won the Food Product of the Year Award last year and has been creating quite an impact in Sweden. The soya based products are entirely gluten, nut and dairy free. Oumph! has two ranges on offer, Pure Oumph! and Spicy Oumph! Pure Oumph!...

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Campaign to Reduce Bowel Cancer Deaths Urges People Toward a Vegan Diet

‘Meat Free Week’ in Australia runs from 18-24th September and the campaign, which is run by Bowel Cancer Australia, raises awareness of the risks of eating meat by challenging people to have a meat free week. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics has found that the average Australian consumes 27.9kg of pork per year and around 27.9kg of beef per person every year. The World Cancer Research Fund found that the  risk of bowel cancer increases by 17% per 100g of red meat consumed each day and that risk of bowel cancer increases by 18% per 50g of processed...

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Cholesterol Free Vegan Hard Boiled Egg Developed by Students

There aren’t many things you can’t get as a vegan – plant based cheese, dairy free milk, vegan candy, meat-free meats – you name it, there’s an animal friendly version for everything. That is with the exception of the perfect hard boiled egg. Whilst an alternative to scrambled eggs can easily be mimicked with tofu and balanced seasoning, and you can do the same with egg-mayo sandwich filling, the same can’t be said for the boiled variety. Now though, students of University of Udine, Italy, have developed a recipe with both the appearance and texture of a genuine hen-layed...

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Lewis Hamilton Latest To Try Veganism After Watching What The Health

Lewis Hamilton took to Snapchat to announce that he is on a “mission” to go vegan. He is another in the string of famous celebrities, musicians and sportspeople to try veganism after watching the documentary What The Health. Three time Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton MBE currently races for Mercedes AMG Petronas and has won the GQ Men’s Sportsman of the year two year’s in a row; he’s famed both for his racing and life outside of the track. Lewis announced on Snapchat this week: “Going to watch What the Health Tonight. I’m on a mission to go vegan, people....

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Blink-182 Star Transitions Towards Veganism and Sings for Animal Rights

Best known for his pop-punk performances in the early 2000’s, Blink 182 bassist and American singer-songwriter Mark Hoppus has recorded a new song entitled “Not all Dogs Go to Heaven“. Inspired by Dinky from National Lampoon’s Vacation Mark wanted to create this record because of his love for animals. He discussed the recent release, which was recorded with Blink band mate Travis Barker, in an interview with Forbes and opens up about his experience of adopting a beagle who had been abused by his previous owner. Hoppus says: “There are so many animals in need of help and in need of a...

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New Vegan Tuna Sushi Rolls Come To Whole Foods Market

New vegan tuna sushi rolls hit the shelves of Whole Foods Markets in New York and Los Angeles this week. Produced by vegan seafood specialist Ocean Hugger Foods the “Ahimi” tuna is a tomato based vegan substitute to raw tuna perfect for sushi, poke bowls or ceviche. It’s made from just 6 natural ingredients and is free from mercury, PCB’s and other toxic chemicals usually found in tuna, as such it’s safe for pregnant women, nursing mothers and anyone looking for a tasty, healthy vegan alternative to raw fish. Heralded as the world’s first fishless tuna it’s been designed to...

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New “Supersize Me” Sequel Exposes Chicken Industry Marketing Ploys

The new documentary, “Supersize Me 2: Holy Chicken!” claims to expose the marketing tactics within the one of the largest food industries in the world – poultry. 13 years since the hugely successful Supersize Me was released, which earned Director Morgan Spurlock an Oscar nomination, the team have shone the light on the chicken industry. By opening an ‘ethical’ fast food chicken truck at the Toronto International Film Festival they claim that they’ve exposed the big marketing campaigns and misleading labelling that the poultry industry, Government, and many restaurants and shops are all implicit in. By opening his own...

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Nestlé Buys Vegan Meat Company In a Bid to Expand Healthy Food Range

Today, Fortune reported that the World’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé has moved forward with the acquisition of veggie food company Sweet Earth. The award winning organic food makers specialize in vegetarian and vegan products, with its entire range being 100% meat-free. Currently sold across at least 10,000 stores in the US, including in major chains such as Target and Whole Foods, Sweet Earth’s product line is comprised of healthy artisan bowls, plant based ‘breakfast meats’, veggie burgers, ground meat and conveniently wrapped burritos for those eating on-the-go. Whilst their range is not yet entirely vegan, this acquisition is certainly a...

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Cheers! Top 10 Vegan Beers For National Beer Lover’s Day

It’s National Beer Lover’s Day in the U.S., it’s nearly the weekend and who doesn’t enjoy a crisp cold beer? So we thought we’d celebrate by showcasing our favourite Top 10 Beers from around the world. Whether you love a crisp lager, a wholesome stout or a good IPA we’ve got something for everyone. Many breweries have made the move away from using isinglass, a gelatin like substance made from the swim bladder of fish, and of course some still use other animal derived ingredients like honey. As more and more adopt the German approach of purity, where only water, grain (barley or wheat),...

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Report Suggests Kids Need More Dairy To Combat Deficiencies – But Where’s The Science?

A new study published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, found that children’s nutrition is suffering on school days. The research found that children were consuming one third of their recommended daily intake of calories at school yet key nutrients like calcium and vitamin A and D were found to be lacking during school hours. Perhaps not surprising they also found that children were consuming high levels of sugary drinks, salty snacks and candy during school hours. The study used data from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey involving 4,827 children across Canada between the ages of six and 17....

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Vegan Harry Potter Themed Eyeliner Brings Magic Muggles Makeup Bags

Want your eye makeup game to be as strong as Hermione’s at the yule ball? You may just be in luck. This Harry Potter inspired liquid eyeliner is probably the closest us muggles can get to achieving perfect cat-wings. No selfie-hocus-pocus in Photoshop required! Storybook Cosmetics‘ have not only designed the wand to assist in more accurate application; the liquid is also 100% vegan and cruelty free. Magic! “The custom made gold metal feather quill comes complete with a hollow brush stand to protect the precision point liquid eyeliner brush. The water resistant matte black eyeliner is vegan, cruelty-free,...

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Supermarket Giant Encourages Customers to Take On Vegan Challenge!

British supermarket retailer, Asda, have published a 7 Day Vegan challenge in their latest issue of Asda Good Living Magazine. The printed publication is complete with daily meal ideas and practical tips for those keen to test the waters with a vegan diet and even includes a little description about what it means to be vegan. “There are vegan versions of everything you can think of, from sushi to scrambled egg as well as alternative products like milk, cheese and ice cream”. Earlier this year, Asda became the very first supermarket to commit to using the official ‘Vegan’ trademark...

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Natalie Portman Credits Vegan Diet Over Vegetarianism For Curing Acne

Oscar winning actress and passionate environmentalist Natalie Portman was recently interviewed by The Cut, where, amongst other things, she spoke out about her enviable radiant complexion. Crediting her newly adopted vegan diet, Portman said: “I’m vegan and I found my skin is much, much better than when I was a vegetarian. [I] cut out dairy and eggs, and I never had a breakout after.” Adult acne is a problem for many, celebrities included. Whilst blemishes to the skin may seem minor to those lucky enough to only get the odd pimple, the side effects of acne can be much more stubborn...

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