Nadia Murray-Ragg

‘Perfect’ Vegan Bacon (with Fat Streaks) is Being Created by Students at Berkeley

The University of California’s Alternative Meats Lab students presented their most recent projects this week, and one group brought vegan bacon to the table. Students had to present innovative solutions to topical food system issues such as the texture, moisture, and taste of vegan meat, helping the alternative meat industry get closer and closer to an identical replica of traditional meat. According to Berkeley Engineering, “Projects ranged from recognizable “meat” products such as deli slices, bacon, fish cakes, and beef jerky replacements, to the highly technical, such as engineering better plant-based fat.” In response to many people who do not favor...

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9 Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes for Guests With a Sweet Tooth

Are you having a sweet-toothed vegan over for Christmas dinner? Struggling to find something they can not only eat but really enjoy? Then these 9 decadent vegan Christmas dessert recipes are for you. If you’re looking for snacks you can always try these 11 Christmas cookie recipes! Even non-vegans will be begging for seconds. 9 Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes for Guests With a Sweet Tooth 1. Vegan Sugar Cookies Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without sugar cookies. Get the recipe here. 2. Chilled Dark Chocolate Pie with Toasted Almond Crust and Strawberry Vanilla Compote This pie sounds pretty fancy, but...

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B.C Bans All Hunting of Grizzly Bears, After Major Public Outcry

A huge policy shift has just been announced in Vancouver: all hunting of grizzly bears, for trophies or food, is now completely illegal. The ban, which was announced by the New Democratic Party (NDP) today (18th December), comes into effect straight away across British Columbia. During the election campaign, the government and candidates fell under immense pressure to end trophy hunting for good. All trophy hunting of grizzly bears within the Great Bear Rainforest was already banned in August, yet food hunts were still permitted and legal. Some trophy hunters used food hunting to cover their true intent, so it was suggested...

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‘Clean Meat’ Could Provide Solution to Organ Shortage

‘Clean meat‘ has made news many times this year, making leaps and bounds in development and also receiving investment from some big names. Clean meat involves growing muscle tissue identical to animal tissues from stem cells. Although there is some debate about where lab-grown meat fits in with a vegan lifestyle, due to the fact that animals must initially be used to collect stem cells from, this process eliminates the need to breed, keep and kill livestock. This is beneficial to the animals and also to the environment, as animal agriculture uses a lot of the earth’s resources to sustain demand....

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UK’s First ‘Bleeding’ Vegan Burger to Arrive at Stores Nationwide

Moving Mountains, a new UK-based company is set to launch a ‘bleeding’, non-GMO, vegan burger. The patties are made with high-end technology that has taken over two years to perfect and they contain absolutely no cholesterol. The company claims its products, named the B12 Burgers, are the closest vegan replica to animal meat yet, although the B12 burgers are aimed at a meat-eating target market, not just vegans. Moving Mountains’ plant based patties will hit supermarket and shop shelves across the UK next year, as well as being served at restaurants and eateries. These new burger patties are made from...

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Chewbacca Has a Vegan Epiphany in the Latest Star Wars Movie

For Star Wars fans who had been patiently awaiting the long-anticipated latest film installment – The Last Jedi – Chewbacca’s vegan epiphany likely came as a complete surprise. What are we talking about? The brown-furred, large creature who has become somewhat of an icon throughout the Star Wars films was shown in a scene by the fire, eating a casual meal. However, this meal came with an animal rights twist. Chewbacca shows a flux of emotion over eating a chicken-like dead animal from the planet. For the duration of The Last Jedi, Chewbacca and the ‘Porgs‘ are seen together...

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Vegan Doctors Launch Plant Based Health Podcast with Celebrity Guests

The podcast, ‘The Exam Room’, dubbed ‘The Healthiest Podcast Ever‘, was launched last month. The series will see vegan doctors examining what we need to know about how to live a long and healthy life, and also covers relevant medical news. Co-hosting the podcast is Chuck Carrol and Dr. Neal Barnard. Carroll is known as “The Weight Loss Champion” for his sustained loss of a staggering 265 pounds, saving him from his morbid obesity. His weight loss is accredited to his 8-year-strong vegan diet. The now-healthy man has made his present career from using his experience to help people get healthy...

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Vegan Butcher’s Meat Hits High-End US Hotel Chain

Hotels can often be lacking in vegan options, but Loews Minneapolis Hotel is going above and beyond to accommodate all diets as they will now be serving The Herbivorous Butcher‘s vegan meats! This US-based, nationwide hotel chain has announced their new vegan meat range as part of the initiative, ‘Flavor by Loews Hotels‘. These vegan meats will be available at Loews Hotel’s breakfast and dinner menus from next month onwards – right in time for New Year travelers who are looking to honour their new year’s resolutions while they enjoy a trip to Minneapolis. The Herbivorous Butcher is local to the hotel...

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9 Ways You Can Still Eat Salmon When You’re a Vegan

There’s nothing fishy about these vegan ‘salmon’ alternatives. All of them are perfect for pescatarians wanting to make the leap and give up fish, or salmon lovers who want to give veganism a go. It’s amazing how many vegan alternatives there are on offfer for meat and fish, you can even recreate tuna! So, go on – don’t bait around and have that vegan salmon and cream cheese bagel you’ve been craving for brunch! 9 Ways to Eat Salmon as a Vegan 1. Vegan Smoked Salmon, 2 Ways With one ‘salmon’ made from carrot and the other tomato, your...

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11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa

Christmas is often reputed as being a time of happiness – filled with family, friends, love, relaxing and of course, food. At any good festive social, dinner party or get-together, food is a common must-have, especially indulgent foods. Whatever your table spread may consist of this Christmas day, cookies are as important as the vegan-friendly mulled wine, okay, maybe more. If you’re hosting someone who is vegan or has special dietary requirements, or if you’re vegan and keen to show your guests how truly delicious eating plant based foods can be – we strongly recommend starting with a batch...

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9 Nooch Filled Vegan Recipes for Nutritional Yeast Addicts

Nutritional yeast, known by hardcore fans as ‘nooch’, is a strain of yeast that is grown on a sugar carrier, such as molasses or sugar cane. After the yeast is grown, it is heated, dried and crumbled into powder or flakes; the final product is a deactivated form of yeast, so you couldn’t make a loaf of bread from this type of yeast. Despite a common bad rep, nutritional yeast is not as bad for you. Fortified nutritional yeast is actually a great source of B12 and loved by many for adding a nutty, savory and, most importantly, cheesy...

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Ruby Rose to Create Vegan Alternative to Prada’s New Leather Handbag

For fans of popular series, Orange is the New Black and many in the vegan community – the knowledge of Ruby Rose’s vegan status may not be new information, yet a recent Tweet might be. Rose has spoken to her 1.3 million-strong Twitter followers, saying she will launch a vegan leather handbag with her face on it. The Australian actress, who plays Stella Carlin in OITNB made her claim after high-end fashion brand Prada released a handbag with a face printed on it, that bears in canny resemblance to her own. The Prada bag is made from genuine (animal) leather. According...

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13 Calcium Rich Vegan Recipes That Help Build Strong Bones

Can vegans food give you enough calcium to grow strong, healthy bones? Are vegan calcium sources really good enough? Yes, in fact, some studies show that casein, a protein found in cow’s milk, may actually stop the body from being able to absorb calcium, leading to compromised bone health. Thankfully there are plenty of vegan foods that give you the calcium you need. Here’s 13 recipes to get you started on a calcium kick! 13 Calcium Rich Vegan Recipes That Help Build Strong Bones 1. Spicy Black Bean Soup An easy-to-make, hearty, flavorful and filling soup which is rich...

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7 Simple Steps for the Ultimate Vegan Hanukkah Celebration

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place over eight days and eight nights. While Hanukkah is said to be a holiday without great importance other than its proximity to Christmas, in modern years the holiday has gained great affinity by many people, if for no other reason than those addictive potato pancakes. According to ThoughtCo, “The name [Hanukkah] reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.” Hanukkah is a celebration of oil as the story goes that a small amount of oil —...

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Joaquin Phoenix Campaigns for Ethical, Vegan Fashion

A huge, new advertisement featuring Academy Award nominee, Joaquin Phoenix, wearing a Brave Gentlemen vegan wool suit, has just gone public. The ad is run by animal rights organization, PETA, who says you can find it “at the intersection of Broad and Third streets in downtown Columbus, near the Ohio Statehouse and several upscale menswear stores”, right in the “heart of Columbus”. This campaign comes at the perfect time for holiday shoppers, especially those considering buying woolen products this year which are so often a festive favorite. Phoenix’s campaign encourages people to reconsider their choices saying “Cruelty Doesn’t Suit Me. Wool Hurts. Wear...

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Former Chef for Blink-182 and Ellie Goulding to Open Vegan Deli

Orlando, Florida, is about to get an exciting new vegan deli next April with the opening of the Heirloom Deli. Mary Mattern, half of this vegan eatery’s founding pair, is a vegan chef who has cooked on tours for the band Blink-182, musician Ellie Goulding, Entourage actor Jeremy Piven, Emily Deschanel, Travis Barker and more vegan celebs. Mattern has also written “Nom Yourself”– a book about ‘”simple vegan cooking” and is currently writing her second cookbook. The cafe’s other half is Neil Westfall, Mattern’s fiancé, who plays guitar in the band A Day To Remember (ADTR). This coming-soon vegan deli is set to serve...

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New Vegan Jerky Brand to Beef up 2018’s Plant Based Snack Game

A new startup based in New York, Beyond The Shoreline, is set to launch its vegan, non-GMO vegan jerky made from kelp into the mainstream marketplace in January 2018. This beef-less vegan jerky is made from the stems of mushroom, sugar kelp, pea protein, brown rice flour, sea salt and nutritional yeast. The manufacturing process is similar to beef jerky, just with 100% vegan ingredients instead of animal products. The ingredients are ground up, blended and then dehydrated and you are left with a chewy, savory jerky. Co-founder Courtney Boyd Myers told Food Navigator USA that she was blown away by...

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Vegan Reggae Star Macka B is Making Healthy Living Cool, Says Vogue

6’3 Macka B adopted a vegan diet over 30 years ago, which he still follows, proudly, to this day. His catchy song, ‘Wha Me Eat’ quickly became what is now known as an anthem for reggae-loving vegans everywhere, due to the many plant based foods he raps about. His all-positive approach has seen attention from big-name celebrities. Naomi Campbell and Tracee Ellis Ross both shared Macka B’s rap about cucumber, and Vogue has claimed that Macka makes plant based cool. Twice a week Macka B posts raps on his Instagram to show just how cool plant based foods are...

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Vegan Milk Company Launch Limited Edition Holiday Drink Range

Following a $15 million investment earlier this year, producers of vegan milk – Califia Farms have added not one, but two exciting new drinks to their seasonal holiday range. This year, Chocolate Mint Cold Brew Coffee, and Spiced Cranberry Cocktail will join Califia Farms’ existing Almond Milk Holiday Nog, Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Creamer and Mint Cocoa Creamer. Califia Farms’ website states “[j]ust a sip of our non-dairy Holiday Nog and you’ll be enveloped by the holiday spirit. Made with our creamy, dreamy Almondmilk and a smack of ginger and nutmeg, it’s a lighter take on...

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13 UK Chains to Add New Vegan Food to Their Menus This January

With 2018’s Veganuary (go vegan for the month of January) soon arriving, many people are gearing up to take the month-long vegan pledge, for animals, the environment and (or) personal health. Perfect for a “New Years’ Resolution”! On the same day that the next Veganuary launches (December 28th), the organisation will also be launching a book – titled ‘How to Go Vegan’. This book is jam-packed with quick tips for readers to make the transition to veganism an easy and fun affair – in hopes participants will commit to a long-term vegan lifestyle at the end of the month....

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Vegan Menus Becoming the Norm at World’s Top Luxury Hotels

Think you have to sacrifice your preference for vegan food when dining at luxury hotels? Think again. Three top luxury hotels based in the destination cities London, New York, and Beverly Hills, are offering vegan menus — and these aren’t just your side salads and yam fries. These menus feature a various assortment of fresh, local produce and ingredients that shine in innovative dishes. Shaun Rankin, a Michelin-star chef at London’s Flemings Mayfair Hotel has an affinity for how versatile vegetables are. Vegetables take center plate as Rankin highlights them in experimental dishes like Green Asparagus with Truffle, Wild...

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Alicia Silverstone Shows Off Her Son’s Favorite Vegan Cheese

Actress, author, and founder of mykind Organics, Alicia Silverstone is a long-time vegan and loving mother to Bear, her six-year-old son. In a recent post on Instagram, the Clueless star showed off her son’s latest favorite vegan cheese – from her favorite vegan cheese shop, LA’s Vromage. In a 2015 post on Silverstone’s blog, TheKindLife.com, the actress gushed about Vromage, noting that then 3-year-old Bear loved it. Silverstone said, “Bear was freaking out! He had this pizza–basically a cracker bread (almost like matzah) with ricotta and fresh heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, and arugula… He loved it so much he had two!” Three...

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5 Ethical Ways to Have a Dog for Christmas (and any Other Time of the Year)

No matter your current or in-progress plans for this gift-giving holiday season, sometimes a bit of puppy love from “[wo]man’s best friend” is the key to ultimate happiness, or at least brightening your day. In reality though, when it comes to giving pets as gifts, many dogs and other animals suffer the consequences of being treated like disposable objects rather than a living creature.  In the UK alone, 3 pets are abandoned every hour around the Christmas period. Some things to consider before getting a pet of any kind are: 1) Do I have the time to train and...

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Trader Joe’s Launches Vegan Yellow Jackfruit Curry Ready Meal

A convenient and vegan-friendly curry has been added to the line of Trader Joe’s frozen entrees – Yellow Jackfruit Curry, complete with jasmine rice. This frozen dish is perfect for those who are pressed for time to cook, not keen on making meals from scratch or are transitioning to a plant based diet and in need of a little inspiration. The best part – it’s only $2.79! This new Yellow Jackfruit Curry by Trader Joe’s can be found in the frozen food aisle nearby other vegan entrées such as Trader Joe’s Vegan Tikka Masala and Vegan Vegetable Pad Thai. Alongside jackfruit,...

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Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan Wants People to Stop Using Reindeer for Entertainment

Peter Egan, the 71-year-old actor who plays Hugh MacClare (‘Shrimpie’) in Downton Abbey has spoken out against using reindeer and other living animals for Christmas festivities. According to The Sunday Times Egan said the use of live animals, such as reindeer and camels within Christmas activities is “inhumane” and shows a “poverty of imagination”. Egan is a vegan, during the filming of Downton Abbey he refused to have meat on his plate or be filmed handling a gun. He stated, “Reindeer and camels deserve compassion and respect.” The outspoken animal rights advocate and vice-president of the RSPCA said animals are exploited for...

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Vegan NFL Star Derrick Morgan Inspired Titans to Go Plant Based, Says ESPN

NFL team, Tennessee Titans, are known for being a strong and successful team, however, the team’s recent successes could be credited to the vegan diet many of the team members are taking on thanks to Derrick Morgan. Derrick Morgan, a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans adopted a vegan diet ten months ago, alongside his wife Charity. Derrick’s wife was so supportive of this dietary shift for the pair, she re-taught herself culinary practice, to be a vegan chef. I think it’s time I get an assignment 😩! I’m so passionate about what I do I don’t think of the...

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Rainn Wilson Confirms He Went Vegan as He Loves Pigs More Than Bacon

In a recent appearance on an American talk-show Conan, Rainn Wilson reveals he has pet pigs – of whom he loves more than bacon. The Office star’s affection thus lead Wilson to adopt a vegan diet. Wilson talked in his interview on Conan about how his wife loves to rescue animals. Recently, the pair rescued two pot-bellied pigs named Snortington and Amy. The two pigs live in the couple’s backyard during the day but come through a what Wilson calls a ‘piggy door’, to sleep on their indoor piggy beds at night. In a powerful and completely unplanned moment,...

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Mayim Bialik’s 7 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes You Must Try This Holiday

Following on from longtime-vegan and Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik’s peaceful Thanksgiving, Bialik also celebrates a plant based Hanukkah with her family and children, as she is what she considers an observant Jew. If you’re also celebrating Hanukkah this year (or just want to try something different) then just like Mayim, you can too, as she’s been kind enough to share her recipes. Mayim Bialik’s 7 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes You Must Try This Holiday Mayim’s Vegan Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) As those who celebrate Hanukkah are celebrating oil, fried food is pretty much essential. What better excuse for a...

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Vegan Brand “Field Roast” Acquired by Canada’s Largest Meat Producer for $120M

Maple Leaf Foods Inc, the largest distributor of packaged meats in Canada, has announced it has purchased U.S. vegan meat producer, the Field Roast Grain Meat Co, for $120 million. Michael McCain, Maple Leaf Foods’ CEO, said this move is part of the company’s shift toward achieving its vision of becoming a leader in sustainable protein. “The acquisition of Field Roast complements and expands our portfolio in the fast-growing North American market for alternative proteins,” McCain said in a statement. “It also aligns with our vision to be a leader in sustainable protein and create shared value through making a...

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Hampton Creek’s Vegan Scrambled Egg to Arrive in U.S. Restaurants

For diners at Flore in the Castro District of San Francisco – the ‘eggy’ mushroom spinach scramble is not what it may appear to be at first. The delicious scramble certainly tastes like a familiar favorite, but it is completely plant-based, thanks to Hampton Creek’s vegan Just Scramble — an “egg” which closely rivals the taste and texture of chicken eggs. But it’s made entirely out of plants. Its secret? The apparently mighty mung bean. “I walked down the street from my home in San Francisco to grab breakfast. On the menu? A dish that could change the multi-billion-dollar...

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Marvel Superhero Rocks Ironic Vegan “Handbag of Death” (and You Can Have One)

If you’re having Thor: Ragnarok withdrawal as cinemas are ceasing to show the film – you can now get your fix of everyone’s favorite serial murderess, Hela. Her iconic handbag is now available for diehard fans to purchase. Hela’s handbag may be the bag of death on the big screen, but IRL it’s is made of vegan leather (polyurethane) — no dead animal skins required. And for just $69.99, this loving tribute to the Goddess of Death can now be yours (so – kill em’ with style — Hela-style, that is). This bag has a metallic green appliqué inspired...

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Vegan Celebrity Moby Donates $250K to Animal Rights Organizations

In his 30 years of being vegan, electro-pop artist and kind living advocate, Moby has helped and saved countless animals – now, he’s at it again. Moby has revealed in his latest Instagram post that he and one of his restaurants, Little Pine, are donating $250,000 towards various animal rights organizations. Moby captioned the image with: “As today is #givingtuesday I’m proud to announce that this year @littlepinerestaurant and I will be donating $250,000 to a wide range of #animalrights organizations. As you know, 100% of little pine’s profits go to animal rights groups. Including @mercyforanimals @humanesociety @thehumaneleague @physicianscommittee @peta...

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Vegan Beyond Meat “Beast Burgers” Arrive in New Zealand!

In an exciting Facebook update from New Zealand’s major supplier of all things vegan, The Cruelty Free Shop, it has been revealed that the first ever Beyond Meat Beast Burgers are now available for Kiwis to purchase. This announcement comes at perfect timing for NZ’ers to chuck a few on the BBQ as Southern Hemisphere summer starts tomorrow. Beyond Meat’s largest competitor, Impossible Foods are yet to hit NZ shelves. The Cruelty Free Shop captioned “NEW!!!! First in NZ! Beyond Meat BEAST burger patties, now in stock!” and attached a photo of the mighty burger itself, looking as juicy,...

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Mexico Bans Fishing From 57,000 Square Miles of Ocean

An impressive marine reserve has just been created by the Mexican government. The reserve surrounds a group of islands inhabited by hundreds of species of marine life and the government has imposed a complete ban on fishing, meaning it will be illegal for whales, sea turtles, and rays to be caught. Off the south-east coast of Mexico, a group of volcanic islands called The Revillagigedo Archipelago is located, consisting of San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida, and Clarion. There are hundreds of beautiful species which use this area to breed, however, fishing is taking a big toll on the natural lifecycle of...

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Vegan Food Gets a Major Upgrade Thanks to a 3D-Printed Zero-Calorie Fiber

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Yissum Research Development Company have just unveiled a futuristic, extremely impressive breakthrough for 3D printing technologies – personalized foods made using an edible, high-tech fiber with zero calories! This versatile fiber is known as nanocellulose. According to the President of Yissum and CEO Yaron Daniely, “[t]he idea [of this 3D printed food technology] is to enable full control of the substances used for the purpose of creating healthy and tasty meals that can be eaten immediately. This has the potential to address a variety of challenges facing the field of nutrition.” Foods such as...

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T.U.K. Launch Expanding Vegan Shoe Collection Due to High Demand

25 years ago, California-based T.U.K Shoes opened its first retail store in 1991, soon becoming home to unique, edgy, and totally punk-rock (and often vegan) footwear for consumers with eclectic taste. Soon after the first store opened, demand for these funky, yet out-there shoes soared, and the brand now retails worldwide. Yep, UK residents, Aussies, Americans and more – you too can reflect quirkiness through footwear, if that’s your jam. Despite a wide range of shoe looks, styles, and designs to choose from (many of which have no animal products in production, making them completely vegan-friendly), the most popular...

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Vegan Activist James Aspey to Host Public 5-Day Fast for Animal Freedom

Between December 4th to 9th, a fast and justice camp are set to take place outside Australia’s Diamond Valley Pork’s slaughterhouse – arranged and hosted by Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV) and outspoken vegan activist, James Aspey. The founder of ALV, Patty Mark, will be fasting alongside James Aspey, who took a vow of silence for 365 days during 2014 to ‘speak up’, for animal rights. The fast will last 5 days and 5 nights, Mark and Aspey encourage anyone and everyone to join them. However, if someone is unable or unwilling to fast, there is no pressure to. Instead,...

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Mya Urges Her 1 Million Twitter Followers to Go Vegan for the Animals

In honor of World Vegan Month this November, Mya has urged her close to 1M followers on Twitter to take a vegan pledge. A passionate vegan herself, Mya even attached a friendly graphic and mentioned how ditching meat for a month saves 30 animal lives.   A vegan pledge is where someone chooses to go vegan for a set amount of time, with the view to continue that lifestyle after their pledged time ends. Most places, such as The Vegan Society and PETA encourage a 30 day pledge, which is said to be enough time to notice the positive...

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Fear of Closure as Meat Sales Plummet for UK BBQ Chain “Grillstock”

Grillstock, an American-style BBQ restaurant in Britain has gone into administration. The restaurant serves smoked meat, meat and more meat – which is becoming increasingly undesirable by British consumers who are developing quite the appetite for plant based cuisine. Just over a week ago, “Leading UK supermarket, Tesco announced it will be closing its meat and seafood counter at six of its UK locations due to lack of customer interest”, said Jill Ettinger for LIVEKINDLY. Grillstock was established seven years ago, back in 2010 – before the release of groundbreaking documentaries What The Health, and Forks over Knives which enabled the...

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Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her Vegan Thanksgiving With a Tofurky Baby

Miley Cyrus is long known as a passionate animal activist. Earlier this year, the singer even chose staying at home with her pigs over touring. This Thanksgiving, the proudly vegan celeb has openly talked about her vegan lifestyle and turkey-free traditional holiday. Cyrus is certainly not shy about her veganism and is known already for being vocal about it on Instagram and Twitter where she is followed by millions. In good timing and in good humor, she posted a snapshot of Friends’ only vegetarian character, Phoebe Buffay. Cryus’s gentle but frank approach to animal rights will definitely be planting...

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

New vegans and experienced vegan-foodies alike can enjoy these recipes which are delicious veganized versions of traditional recipes which many who celebrate the holiday will be familiar with. Whether it’s snowy and so frozen outside you have to defrost the ice off your car or sunny and beautiful where you live, any good Christmas is likely to require a good feast. Rather than tucking into meat and other animal products this year, why not turn tradition on its head and opt for an entirely cruelty free Christmas? LIVEKINDLY have rounded up one recipe for every day this month, all of...

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30 Ways Moby Has Helped Animals During His 30 Years of Being Vegan

Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall), has just celebrated his 30 year veganniversary, a lifestyle he has followed since 1987. Moby is a longtime animal rights activist and kind living advocate, who gained fame from his career as a record producer, DJ, musician, author, and restaurateur. Best known for his electro-style music, vegan lifestyle and efforts towards animal rights – Moby gained international fame with his fifth studio album, Play. To date, this star has sold more than 20 million records across the globe. So, we’ve rounded up one amazing way Moby has helped animals for every year of...

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Vegan Fast Food Chain Takes Over Burger King Location

For the people of Encinitas, California, the local Burger King has permanently closed its doors and the building reopened – this time, as a vegan fast food joint. The new franchise is called Plant Power Fast Food, and customers can expect to find a glorious selection of 100% vegan milkshakes, burgers, faux chicken tenders, and fries. Not too different to the options Burger King offered before but without any animal products. Replacing the previous BK store is a symbolic sign of the times, that veganism is taking over the hearts of consumers and a global shift to a plant...

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The Office’s City of Scranton Gets a Vegan Cafe Even Dwight Schrute Would Love

For fans of the popular mockumentary sitcom, The Office – the city of Scranton will certainly be familiar. Despite the show actually filmed in California, it is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania and the references to “Scranton ‘what’ the electric vegan city” are abundant. Most of the character’s favorite eateries are actual places in ‘the electric city’, or at least a recognizable spin on the real locations. Heck, even Michael Scott’s favorite place, where the actors frequently eat at – Chili’s can be visited by dedicated fans. According to recent news, two stars of the show, Rainn Wilson and Craig...

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Natalie Portman Shares Her Vegan Diet and How to Live in France Without Cheese

Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman — a long-time vegetarian who has now gone vegan. Recently, she debuted “Eating Animals” – a documentary film based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of the same name, which she narrated and produced. Aware of the personal benefits of a vegan diet, during a recent interview with InStyle Natalie was asked how she keeps her skin so ‘luminous’, to which the actress credited her vegan diet. Portman says, “Diet is a big part of it. I’m vegan, and I drink a lot of water. If I have dairy, I break out immediately.” After living in Paris for a couple of years, Natalie Portman, her 5-year-old son, and husband Benjamin Millepied, are now living in Los Angeles. Paris is renowned as the city of rich foods, however these generally rely heavily on dairy and other animal products. When asked how she coped without cheese in France – Natalie responded: “All the baked goods are made with butter, so I don’t have croissants either, which is a challenge.” But has she faulted her vegan lifestyle as a result? From what we can tell, a resounding no. Portman adds that being vegan in Paris is totally possible “if you know where to look” adding that the city has improved in terms of vegan options a lot over the past few years. In a recent Harper’s Bazaar article all about what...

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New Vegan Documentary on Plant Based Athletes Arrives Next Month

Already known for being a brilliant plant-powered ultra-endurance athlete, Rich Roll has now announced his involvement with an exciting new project. Rich will be part of a documentary which highlights why an ever-increasing number of athletes are going vegan. The film is called “From The Ground Up” and judging by the trailer it’s going to be a great watch. Rich shared his excitement about the documentary on social media this week, stating in a Facebook post that the film will premiere next month from December 8-14 before becoming available on demand as of January 9th. He also promised to keep his followers in-the-know as...

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Deadpool 2 Speculated to Feature a “Devout Vegan Superhero”

Following the great success of 2016’s Deadpool, a sequel is set to grace screens and theatres across the globe – this time with the installation of Deadpool 2. A new trailer has just come out and the word on the street with clued up fans is speculation that a character, new to the Deadpool series will be a powerful, plant-strong vegan. This character technically goes by the name Neal Shaara, however, he is known more commonly as Thunderbird. Vianne Ilagan writes: “In the “X-Men” world, Neal Shaara is the first Indian “X-Men” member and the third to take on the...

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Bryan Adams Credits Vegan Diet to Not Getting Sick

Many celebrities are known to follow a plant based diet to fuel their fast-paced lifestyles. Woody Harrelson, Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Chastain – plus an increasing number of professional athletes. Bryan Adams is also part of this group and the Canadian musician has eaten solely plant based foods since 1989. Adams even credits his vegan diet to no longer getting sick, saying: “Vegan diet strengthens the immune system. Since I eat vegan, I was no longer sick”. As plant based diets deliver quality nutrients with none of the nasties like cholesterol or IGF-1, a healthy vegan diet even posses disease-fighting qualities; and...

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Vegan “Brain Food” Created to Help Boost Mental Performance

A new product hit the market last month, called IQ Bars which have been created by the founder, following his Harvard education in neuroscience and phycology, plus a love of snacks (of course). Currently, these IQ Bars are available in 3 flavours – Almond Cacao, Blueberry Walnut and Matcha Hazelnut. The founder, Will Nitze is seeking investment to increase production, therefore the distribution of his company’s product. Nitze claims his product is the “first energy bar optimised for sustained mental energy and performance.” He adds how most other existing bars on the market are packed with carbs and sugar,...

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5 New Vegan Milk Trends to Look Out for in 2018

It might only seem like yesterday that you were popping the champagne bottle for New Year, but somehow 2018 is fast approaching. While 2017 has been a fantastic year for the global plant based market, next year could be leaps and strides better, especially if these vegan milk trends live up to expectations. Here are five plant milks you can expect to start hitting shelves in 2018. 5 Vegan Milk Trends to Look Out for in 2018 1. Barley Milk A very new type of milk, barley milk is being made by a startup company called Canvas – utilizing...

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