Nadia Murray-Ragg

World’s Largest Pork Processors Remove All Crammed Gestation Crates

Smithfield Foods inc., the largest pork processor in the world, has finally stopped forcing pregnant sows to inhabit gestation crates so small they can’t even turn around. Animal rights activists have fought against this cruel practice for decades, with an increased focus on welfare in recent years. The company made a promise ten years ago to transition away from the restrictive crates in every U.S. supplier – a promise that has now been fulfilled despite the deadline being dropped then renewed and many doubted the company’s commitment along the way. Changing the outdated system to the new group-housing systems came...

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Beef Industry Admit Fear of Richard Branson’s Vegan Investments

Big name celebrities are increasingly choosing to put their money into investing for a plant-based future. Like many businesses and start-ups with a mission, to be successful you need a passionate investor. For the vegan marketplace, investment has come from everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio and General Mills to Nestlé. In the apt words of Beef Magazine: “they’re rich, they’re famous, and they’ve got an agenda — to eliminate meat, dairy and eggs from the dinner table.” Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates is one of such investors who is changing the food system for good. Alternet actually listed him as number...

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First Ever Vegan Magazine from India Arrives in Stores Across the Globe

India’s first ever vegan magazine, VegPlanet has gone global. This magazine is expected to be found at markets, bookstores and newsstands across America – from this weekend onwards, folks with a preference for paper-based reads can get a physical copy rather than viewing VegPlanet through the confines of a digital screen or traveling to vegan cafes in India for a plant-powered read. Whole Foods Markets, Barnes & Noble bookstores and health food stores in both America and Canada will also stock copies. VegPlanet has gained large popularity in a short space of time, they have only been running for one...

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Ad for Vegan Health Documentary Screened to Thousands in Times Square

New Yorkers looking up at the digital Times Square billboard for the past two weeks, may have seen an ad posing the question: “Where do you get your protein?” Its aim is to promote the documentary film “From the Ground Up,” which looks at athletes going vegan to enhance performance. The filmmakers told LIVEKINDLY the billboards have already made an estimated 490,000 impressions in two weeks. “In the feature documentary ‘From the Ground Up,’  former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within—this time, as a vegan,” The film’s website says . “As he meets...

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Australia is the 3rd Fastest Growing Vegan Market in the World

Euromonitor International, a market research company has revealed some plant-positive data. Australia’s packaged vegan food market is currently worth about $136 million, a figure which is set to rise to $215 million before 2020 and makes ‘down-under’ the third-fastest growing vegan market in the world. Australia’s vegan food labeling market is currently only behind the US ($1.75 billion), Germany ($614 million), Britain ($507 million). Ewa Hudson, the head of health and wellness at Euromonitor International said: “[a]n increasing number of companies are expanding their consumer appeal by staying away from animal ingredients whenever possible”. Hudson adds the rising demand for vegan and...

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New Zealanders Outraged by the Introduction of Sheep Milk

Recently, a controversial new farming venture has been dividing Kiwi opinions – are sheep the new cash cows? Sheep milk isn’t new. It is only after a TV segment this week and a push from farmers for sheep to be milked that the idea has gained nationwide interest. Some argue that NZ is overpopulated with sheep, saying by farming these animals take up land space which could be used more wisely. On the other hand, there is now an abundance of plant-based alternatives out there that are healthier for our bodies and the already damaged environment. Additionally, dairy prices in...

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Panera Bread Adds Two New Vegan Broth Bowls to Menu

Panera Bread recently added two new items to their comforting menu: Vegan Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl and Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Edamame. For those wondering, there are no animal products to be found in either dish, making these meals not only great for animals but the environment and consumer health too. This winter has been especially cold. Now, customers can hit Panera Bread for a nourishing broth bowl to warm up from the inside out, which just so happen to be vegan. Contrary to the misconception that vegan food is bland, there’s only an abundance of flavor here! The...

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Recovered Drug Addict Turns Vegan Ironman and Adopts Pet Pig

Todd Crandell is not your average plant-based athlete, for he has a touching story that has helped many others overcome addiction, just as he once did. Thus far, Todd has competed in 28 different Ironman events (ultra-triathlons), in 15 countries across six continents, all of which he not only finished but had great success at. He credits his stamina and physical health to his vegan diet and his motivation to overcoming a 13-year addiction with hard drugs and alcoholism; crossing the finish line every time to represent his years of sobriety. Todd Crandell spent 13-years in the trenches of drug...

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First Ever Vegan Kids TV Series Set to Air in Australia

The launch of a Vegan Kids TV series in production by Vegan Kids Magazine, was announced this week. The show will be in the style of a family-friendly talk and game show, hosted by John Nikolaidis. Vegan Kids TV is based in Australia and the company is currently seeking vegan kid guests, ideally between ages six and eleven in the Melbourne region to feature on the episodes. In a Facebook post by Vegan Kids Magazine announcing this new venture, the page said: “[e]ach month we will interview and play games with guests and talk about all things vegan!”  For those who can’t...

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Ellie Goulding Ditches Dairy and Pledges to Go Full Vegan

In an interview with The Cut, hit singer and songwriter, Ellie Goulding revealed she is becoming a full-time vegan. “I’m trying to be a full vegan, I’ve been a vegetarian for six years. I was a vegetarian all the way through my teens as well. I’ll definitely never eat fish or meat again,” said the star. British indie-pop singer Goulding also mentioned her love for running, a hobby she fuels without meat. “I feel very lucky to have this natural motivation where I get up in the morning and I know I’ll feel so much better if I do a workout...

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Vegan Celeb Steve-O Rescues Street Dog in Peru

In a video titled “Finding True Love!“ vegan celebrity Steve-O, best known for his risky antics on shows like “Jackass” shows off his lighter side, by feeding stray dogs and making one his life-long companion. The star recently went to Peru to mountain climb for a TV series. And while he intended to find a street dog as a temporary companion for the trip – long story short, he got a lot more attached than he anticipated. On his first day, he bought some dog food and went around the streets feeding dogs. “None of them wanted anything to do with me....

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Yakult Bans All Animal Experiments on Probiotic Supplements

Yakult Honsha, a Tokyo-based company that manufactures probiotics has just taken a huge step to “empty the labs” and end all of its own animal testing related practices. This move comes after animal rights organization PETA pressured Yakult to ban the studies they were doing on animals. While not required by law, Yakult used animal testing to make health claims about its products, however, as humans and animals are genetically very different, comparing what happens to animals as it would happen to humans is irrelevant and inaccurate. PETA took action after learning how Yakult’s cruel experiments involved feeding mice probiotics, then...

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What Damian Lillard Should Eat to Maintain Weight on a Vegan Diet

News has just hit that Damian Lillard has downscaled his fully vegan diet to be more flexitarian, in order to maintain his weight. “I did it, but I started to lose a little bit too much weight with all the games and practices and all that, I had to balance it out, so now I’ve been mixing it up a little bit more, having vegan meals, still mixing it up with other stuff,” Says Lillard. Weight loss can be one of the many benefits when first transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, yet for some, this is not a desirable...

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Domino’s Vegan Pizzas Made Permanent Following Overwhelming Popularity

Following a vegan cheese trial run and the release of a selection of new vegan menu items, Domino’s Australia has confirmed vegan cheese will permanently be available on their menu. Domino’s Australia told LIVEKINDLY “[w]e have been overwhelmed by the popularity of our Vegan Cheese…We’ve received great feedback about having vegan cheese and it will stay on the menu”. Upon release of Domino’s vegan pizzas, the company hinted that Follow Your Heart’s vegan cheese will string up on the menu for good if customers love it as much as the food testing “LuvLab” does. “Our customers have been delighted with...

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96-Year-Old Grandma Beats Cardiovascular Condition With Vegan Diet

This adorable plant-strong grandma, Anne Fraser, is youthful well beyond her years. However, her health hasn’t always been shining. After swapping her diet of animal products for a healthy vegan diet three weeks before aging gracefully into her 96th year, Fraser beat her cardiovascular condition. Fraser used to suffer from an irregular heartbeat (medically known as AFib). To help ease the effects of this she was prescribed medicine that she claims made her very tired and her legs feel like lead – other medicines and treatments were deemed unsafe for someone with as many years under her belt. Using...

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Vancouver Aquarium Finally Stops Keeping Dolphins and Whales in Captivity

Following many decades of protesting, campaigning and taking steps to “free the tanks”, animal rights activists and tourists can now rejoice – Vancouver Aquarium is ending their captive dolphin and whale program, for good. The widespread and consistent public disagreement with keeping sea animals in tanks is constantly receiving greater support. Attraction parks that hold animals in captivity are branded as inhumane by many customers, as a result, profits are plummeting fast. For The Vancouver Aquarium, this outcry was hindering conservation efforts. CEO John Nightingale said staff at their non-profit dolphin and whale tank attraction will learn the cetacean program is...

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Vegan Beyond Burger Replaces 2 Meat Options at all Bareburger Restaurants

US burger chain, Bareburger announced yesterday that all 12 NYC locations will be serving Beyond Meat‘s ‘bleeding’ plant-based, soy-free and GMO-free patty. It’s not just those in the Big Apple that can pick up a vegan Beyond Burger; by the end of next month, Bareburger said all 39 of its stores will be serving the vegan burger. The chain says a fully plant-based Bareburger location is also in the works. In addition to adding the plant-based burger, this popular burger chain is adding vegan entrees to its traditionally animal-heavy menu. A black bean burger, the Impossible Burger, and a quinoa patty will...

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Dairy Farmers Turn To Growing Hemp Crops Amid Plummeting Milk Sales

For many decades, the New Zealand dairy industry has been considered a key backbone to keeping the economy alive. However, as consumers are ditching dairy at record rates, some farmers are now choosing to trial hemp crops instead of raising animals. One farming family, the Rangitikei-based Welch’s, have farmed the same land for over 90 years, a business that has run through three generations. But instead of farming a herd of cows this year, they are giving their hand at growing hemp and pumpkin. Tom Welch told the New Zealand Herald that their horticultural move comes with something he...

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Dairy Milk Sales to Drop 11% in Western Europe as Consumers Continue to Choose Plant-Based Milk

A recent report by global market researchers Mintel estimates dairy milk popularity will drop 11% in Western Europe by 2020. The report comes as plant-based milk sales rose 19.1% over the past year in Europe. Vegan milk sales in the U.S. also rose by 61% in the past five years. With a declining demand for dairy products, the number of dairy herds has dropped, too. UK government statistics show that during the decades between 1995 and 2015, the number of farmed dairy cows decreased by 700,000, as an estimated 10 million people ditched dairy from their diet. Between 2014 and...

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V&A’s Latest Exhibition Reveals The Fashion Industry’s Ethical Future

If it seems like fashion owns the world, one thing’s for certain: fashion owns animals in more ways than one — from leather and fur to feathers and bones — animals aren’t just on our tables; they’re in our closets, too. Now, the topic of sustainability and promoting vegan materials is set to be the focus of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s next major fashion exhibition – Fashioned from Nature, which will feature 300 items on display showing the trajectory of fashion from its exploitive roots to its ethical future. Some historic items on display include 1870s earrings made from the whole...

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Turkish Draft Law Could See Animal Abusers Jailed for up to Seven Years

Following increasing reports of animal abuse in Turkey, the country has made a huge move to potentially tighten up their laws in an effort to deter people from torturing or killing pets or stray animals. The new draft law would allow for sentencing from two months to upwards of seven years for anyone found guilty of these crimes. Gülay Yedekçi, the deputy of the Republican People’s Party said the current law has punishments that are too lenient, hence she has requested the Turkish parliament put this bill forward, protect animals and help encourage a kinder country for all. Yedekçi also asks...

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Quorn Launch New Video Series Spotlighting the Benefits of a Vegan Diet

An informative new video series by meat alternative producers, Quorn, was recently released. The first video in the series features English broadcaster and writer Ben Fogle alongside vegan athlete and football star, Jermain Defoe – the two discuss how eating meat has a huge impact on our health and the environment. Jermain has spoken out about his diet previously, saying since reducing meat in his diet, then going vegan, his energy levels and performance on the field have improved. Fogle tells viewers as a life-long meat-eater, he had no idea the impact his diet had on the environment. “The...

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10 Vegan Female Athletes Smashing The Vegan Protein Stigma

There has long been a stigma that consuming a vegan or vegetarian diet increases the risk of protein deficiency. As endless benefits are acquired from a plant based diet, such as reduced inflammation, faster recovery time, and overall improved health – the science speaks for itself upon the optimal diet for those gains and wellbeing… If this hasn’t inspired us enough to get out and get our gym workout on, will anything? 10 Female Athletes Who Are Smashing The Vegan Protein Stigma 1. Naturally Stefanie It may come as no surprise that this vegan fitness YouTuber was named UK and...

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Tarte’s New Foundation is a Vegan Makeup Lover’s Dream

Tarte’s Shape Concealer has proven so popular, the company has now launched a Shape Foundation to go with it. Considering a Shape Concealer is sold every 20 seconds, Tarte is anticipating the foundation to be eagerly snapped up by vegan-makeup loving customers. For $39, this new Shape Tape Foundation can be yours later this month. However, that’s not all the beauty brand is adding to its collection; the foundation will have two formula options, Matte (purple strip under bottle cap) and Hyrdating (blue strip under bottle cap). A new Shaper Contouring Sponge and Double Duty Beauty Paddle Brush ($28)...

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26 Million Vegan Meals to be Served by New Conscious Eating Program

Mercy For Animals’ Conscious Eating program, which encourages people to eat more plant-based meals, has been gaining significant momentum over the past year. Policy commitments from schools, universities, and social service agencies were secured. This means, in total, more than 600,000 plant-based meals will be served every week, a grand total of 26 million vegan meals per year, give or take a few. These millions of meals would have otherwise been laden with animal products, yet thanks to Mercy for Animals’ new program, animal products have taken a back seat in favor of nourishing plant-based food, and in doing so save half a million...

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Vegan Options Are Required by Law in Portugal

In 2016, a petition launched by the Portugal Vegetarian Society (Associação Vegetariana Portuguesa) gathered over 15,000 signatures, in support of making it mandatory for all public institutions and eateries to serve at least one, if not multiple vegan and vegetarian options. Last year, to the delight of many meat-free eaters, this law was finally legalized and implemented by the Portuguese parliament. Ever since, all schools, canteens, universities, hospitals, prisons and all other public buildings have been legally required to serve plant-based food. Three left-wing parties were a major cause of the law’s approval, as well as the animal-passionate citizens. A spokesperson...

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Lush Launch 23 Romantic Vegan Bath and Beauty Products for Valentine’s Day

Lush has announced the launch of a new range of vegan bath and beauty products. This vegan range is 23-products strong, all of which are designed for a romantic, loving Valentine’s day or some relaxing self-care time. Lush is renowned for its luxurious and luscious-smelling products, which many compare to mesmerizing works of art; this ethically-sourced Valentine’s range is no exception. For those looking to reduce their environmental impact and be kind to marine life, there are “naked” (no packaging) options and all glitter is plastic-free. Additionally, everything from Lush is at least vegetarian, if not vegan (the company uses...

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Brand Launches Vegan Dairy-Like Butter Created From Chickpea Juice

Aquafaba, the brine in a can of beans keeps a relatively low profile, sans the affinity of what seems to be every millennial, and modern vegan. However, a new “Faba Butter” product could send faba-fanatics skyrocketing. Food Navigator reported Andrew McClure and Aidan Altman, both based in Brooklyn dreamed up Fora Foods as they recognized the wasted aquafaba created by hummus production and turned it into an innovative, usable and vegan-friendly spread. This gel-like ‘bean juice’ knows no end to versatility – although when making hummus, is simply unnecessary and gets thrown away. Fora Foods have uncovered the secret...

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Boiling Lobsters Alive Has Now Been Made Illegal in Switzerland

Switzerland has just made a huge step in the right direction for sea animals in the food industry – a new animal welfare regulation will make boiling lobster and all other crustaceans alive completely illegal. Transporting lobster alive in ice or icy water will also be banned, as the Swiss Government has ruled they need to be kept in their natural environment. The regulation will come into effect from March 1st. Many restaurants import live lobsters to their kitchens in ice or ice water, before boiling them alive for customers to eat. Italy’s Supreme Court banned lobster from being...

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Dairy Company Turns Vegan and Launch Milk Made From Peanuts

A new plant-based nut milk has hit the dairy-free market in America and is soon to be stocked on shelves near you. This innovative milk, with its focus ingredient farmed in Georgia, is made with a peanut base; the first of its kind, according to the creating company. There are currently plenty of existing vegan milks on the market, with many eateries carrying at least one, if not multiple options – soy, almond, coconut, and oat being the most common. Even alternative plant-derived milk bases, including quinoa, pea and pecan milk are gaining increased marketplace traction, while dairy sales decline. While peanut...

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12 Brands and Designers That Use Vegan Fur

Many consumers are looking to be more ethical whether it be in terms of their food choices or fashion choices. However, when it comes to clothes, the industry can be a minefield with companies selling items that are labeled as fake fur, which are actually made from real fur, or a blend or fake and real. (If you’ve already got fur items but want to confirm if they are real or faux – you can find a fur test here.) In contrast to what some people believe, the fur industry has nothing to do with population control or survival of...

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Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA Launches Vegan Clothing Line

Bring da ruckus y’all because RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan has just launched a brand new line of thirty-six clothing and accessories – all of which are PETA-approved as vegan-friendly, and all Wu-Tang banger style. RZA’s new range of vegan-friendly merchandise includes shirts, jackets, socks, vegan leather wallets and cosmetic bags, pins, tote bags, vinyl, CDs, necklaces, hats and an iconic “wu seal”. The range may be free of animal products, but the pricing will set you back more than a mere dolla dolla bill y’all: fans can get their hands on one of these latest chamber releases for a minimum of...

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DJ Khaled Ups His Vegan Meals in a Bid to Lose Weight

For those keeping up with DJ Khaled’s Instagram stories, you may be aware the star has been making some positive changes to his diet and lifestyle. Through the WeightWatchers program, Khaled has been incorporating many more vegan meals into his diet, which he is more than happy to show off to his nine million followers on his Instagram story. Khaled recently shared his vegan “soyrizo” tacos, made with a plant-based chorizo alternative, paired with an avocado arugula salad, vegetable soup, black beans, sprouted tortillas and “just a little lime water” – a feast which equalled 12 points. Next came vegan...

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Global Vegan Chocolate Market Set for Dramatic Growth

Vegan food is a hot trend right now, and chocolate is no exception. A new market research report has shown the vegan chocolate market is set for a sweet future. The report showed people, especially Millennials, are doing a bulk of their purchasing online, a large factor in the expected vegan chocolate market segment growth. With everything from baked treats, candies, milkshakes, and indulgence foods having many chocolate-flavored options, opting for a vegan chocolate option only comes naturally. Additionally, health and wellness trends are taking the world by storm – as plant-based foods and beverages are free of cholesterol and...

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5 Easy Swaps to Make Your Favourite Vegan Junk Food Healthier

Veganism has an endless multitude of benefits. However, despite common beliefs, vegan food doesn’t always mean healthy food. Vegan food can still be deep-fried, packed with sugar and covered in salt. Thankfully, that doesn’t always have to be the case. If you’re looking to make healthier choices that still taste very close to your favorite comfort foods, these five easy swaps are for you. 5 Easy Swaps to Make Your Favourite Vegan Junk Food Healthier 1. Ice Cream Tubs for Nice Cream Big ice-cream companies such as Häagen-Dazs, Ben and Jerry’s, Jeni’s and Halo Top now offer vegan-friendly flavours, which...

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Vegan Milk Sales in America Have Increased 61% as Dairy Declines

Recent research by Mintel has shown non-dairy milk sales in the US increased by 61%, between 2012 and 2017 and 19%, or almost one in five, of the Americans surveyed said they are drinking less dairy milk for health concerns. Unlike dairy milk, plant-based milk is free of hormones, pus, and cholesterol (plus, there are so many different bases to try!) With many people trying veganism this month, this year is already set for the demand for vegan food to surpass expectations. Whether it’s heading down to TGI Friday for Meatless Monday or picking up a carton of almond...

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TGI Friday Partner with Meatless Monday to Meet Demand for Plant Based Food

Meat-centric restaurant chain, TGI Fridays recently announced a vegan burger with Beyond Meat’s “bleeding” patty is permanently available at nearly 500 locations across America. Now, as part of the food chain’s pro-plant-based movement, the ‘Meatless Monday’ campaign has joined forces with TGI Fridays, to provide customers with meat-free meals, every Monday. Aside from upping the advertising of TGI Fridays’ new vegan burger option, this partnership means will result in a huge push for customers to choose meat-free options will be hitting TGI Fridays’ social media accounts, especially Facebook. A 2017 survey by DDG Research for The Monday Campaigns revealed 29% of...

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Oprah Raves About Veganism: Here’s Why She Would Make a Great Vegan Herself

Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech at 2018’s Golden Globe awards has taken the world by storm, in the most uplifting way possible. With her articulate words on hot-topic issues that truly matter and the now-famous speech that represents so much compassion and kindness towards others – it seems only natural that this industry-changing, honest and inspiring celeb would be willing to align her values with actions. In light of this, we’re here to talk about Oprah’s previous efforts as an empathetic eater, her advocacy for the vegan lifestyle and why Oprah would make one of the greatest vegans to date. 7...

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12 Easy Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Go Vegan Stick

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to go vegan in 2018 but worried you’ll fall off the wagon? If this sounds like you, fear not, here are 12 simple steps to help you keep on track. 12 Easy Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Go Vegan Stick Mistakes Happen, Learn From Them If you make a mistake (which are inevitable for newbies and even the most long-time vegans), it’s okay, don’t sweat the small stuff. Learning from slip-ups and mistakes is what matters. As vegan queen Miley Cyrus once said “you live and you learn it”, everything becomes...

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4 Things You Should Know About the Future of Animal Testing

For centuries, animals have been used in the name of science, medicine, clothing, entertainment, and food. However, with a significant rise in conscious consumers opting to purchase ethically, non-cruelty-free cosmetics and beauty products are being left on the shelf. Yet, to this day, medical science continues to use animals for research. From the medicine we take, the behavioral and biomedical studies we hear about – to even at-home medical supplies, animals are a part of this process. However, it is accepted by many that this is an outdated practice. As aptly put by NAVS: “Those who defend the use...

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Dominos Launches 3 Cheesy Vegan Pizzas – and One With Avocado!

Following a record number of Australians choosing to eat vegan last Christmas – popular pizza chain Dominos have officially launched not one, but three vegan pizzas in their Australian stores- with vegan garlic bread to go with it. All of Dominos’ vegan pizzas come with Follow Your Heart’s vegan mozzarella (which is also gluten-free, preservative-free, non-GMO, cholesterol-free, and soy-free), a deal consistent across all locations in Australia. Prices start at $7.95 – customers can choose from The Vegan Avocado Veg, The Vegan Margherita, and The Vegan Spicy Trio. Arguably the star of the show, Dominos’ Vegan Avocado Veg comes with fire...

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A Step by Step Guide to Pre and Post Workout Nutrition on a Vegan Diet

As vegan diets are known to increase energy levels and decrease recovery time, eating plant based is often associated with exercise, balance and a healthy lifestyle. While the classic view of modern veganism can often be more of a cliché than reality, understanding exercise nutrition, including what and when to eat before and after a workout is important to help maximise your performance and get the most of any workout – for vegans and non-vegans alike.   A Step by Step Guide to Plant Based Pre and Post Workout Nutrition When Should You Eat Before and After a Workout?...

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7 Ways to Help Keep Animals Safe During This Cold Stretch

For the Northern hemisphere, this winter has been cold, brutal and is stretching on for what seems like forever. During this freezing season, which has been called “the worst yet” – human folks can rug up, light the fire and make a hot drink – but animals aren’t quite as fortunate. On a daily basis, animals left outside are literally freezing to death – dogs, puppies, guinea pigs, foxes and more, without homes or a warm shelter. How can you help keep animals safe, without endangering yourself? These 7 educated pieces of advice by animal-rights organization PETA are here....

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UK Supermarket Pledges to Provide 100 Vegan Wine Options in 2018

A UK supermarket is working with winemakers to put an end to animal fining agents to being used in the production of the wine it sells. Last year was considered by many as the greatest year for veganism yet and 2018 is already stacking up to be even better. A record number of people have pledged to go vegan this January and many people are looking to ditch traditional western diets that are full of animal products in place of a plant based diet, vegan alcohol included. The Co-op, a popular UK supermarket that is known for its commitment to providing...

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29 Simple Vegan Breakfast Recipes from Around the World

No matter what your dietary preference, everyone needs a good, hearty, and nutritious start to the day, so why not sit down to a delicious vegan breakfast? If you’re a fan of international food, trying new cuisines and cultures, or just want to mix it up from your usual peanut butter toast – these 30 recipes are the veganized version of popular breakfasts in different countries. 29 Simple Vegan Breakfasts from Around the World Vegan American-Style Pancakes Just like a cloud in your mouth… Get the recipe here. Aloo Paratha “An unleavened Indian flatbread, typically stuffed with variety of...

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Vegan Tacos from Impossible Foods Arrive in Chicago

Impossible Foods’ latest addition to menus has just hit Chicago: The Southwest Impossible Taco. Chicago could potentially be known as the secretly vegan city, with more and more city folks opting for plant-based meals over the traditional (very non-vegan) American midwest diet of meat, potatoes, and more meat. Last fall, Impossible Burgers arrived in Chicago and ever since, they have been satiating the taste buds of meat lovers and vegans alike. The Southwest Impossible Taco is made possible by a tasty partnership between Tallboy Taco and Impossible Foods. Although it wouldn’t be guessed based on taste – this taco...

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Vegan Protein to Surpass Demand for Organic Meat This Year

A report by Bite UK and UK-based Eurostar Commodities has concluded that the demand for vegan protein is expected to surpass the demand for organic meat this year. Jason Bull, the sales director at Bite UK and UK-based Eurostar Commodities told Global Meat News that as plant-based proteins have fewer calories than meat, vegan protein appeals to a wider audience; those doing moderate exercise, rather than intense bodybuilding. Plant-based diets are reputable for being the optimal diet for human health, as well as being free of cholesterol and the harmful carcinogenic contents of processed meat. This report states: “We predict...

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Starbucks Debuts New Vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Wrap

Starbucks has just announced its latest food addition – a BBQ Vegan Wrap with Jackfruit and Slaw. If you were excited to hear the recent news that international Starbucks stores will now carry oat milk as part of the four dairy-free milk options but wonder why Starbucks hasn’t caught up food on its options to meet the demand of arguably the biggest global trend right now – your requests have now been answered. Whether you’re veg-curious, looking for take-out food to help your through Veganuary or are running late for work, in dire need of a quick pick-me-up, you...

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Iconic Vegan Cheese Company Announces 3 New Cream Cheese Flavors

After the recent announcement by vegan dairy-style cheese brand Miyoko’s Kitchen that it’s releasing a Philadelphia-style cream cheese and upscaling production – the plant-based company has shared a sneak-peek of the three new flavors coming to its lineup. Miyoko’s captioned a drool-worthy snap with a description of each flavor, which also boasts the company’s new packaging. Plainly Classic: “Creamy luscious bagel spreads and cheesecake here we come! This Philadelphia-style cream cheese is thick, creamy and perfect in a savory or sweet application. Did someone say cheesecake?” Un-Lox Your Dreams: “The perfect Lox schmear for your bagel. It’s smoky, rich, creamy, and well,...

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Lush Announces 16 New ‘Moody’ Vegan Bath Oils

Lush has announced it will release 17 new bath oils, 16 of which are vegan, and all of which are tailored to complement or calm specific moods. Yes, these aren’t your average pop in the bath and be mesmerized while you watch the colors (and plastic-free glitter) swirl around, – once you smell them, who couldn’t be feeling all the vegan moods? From new bath oils such as Revelations (intended to put a smile on your dial), Furze (this is almost too pretty to melt), Happy Thoughts (alike namesake, helps brighten your mood), Delight (this is infused with pine...

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