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Oxford scientist develops “World’s First Meat Patch” to help people going plant-based curb bacon cravings

Plant-based food company Strong Roots has collaborated with a scientist to design a patch that can help people trying a plant-based diet curb their meat cravings. Drawing inspiration from nicotine patches that help smokers wean themselves from smoking, Oxford professor and author of Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating, Charles Spence has created a patch for meat …

Vegan journalist convinces former Waitrose editor who joked about killing vegans to try veganism for a week

William Sitwell who had to step down as Waitrose Editor after his nasty comments on vegans went viral agreed to ditch animal and dairy products for a week. After vegan journalist Selene Nelson who leaked Sitwell’s controversial email on vegans last November published her book Yes Ve-gan!—a blueprint for vegan living, she challenged her vegan …

Gaps in regulatory standards continue to allow contaminated meat and poultry to enter the food market

A US report on food recalls has highlighted concerns about the current food safety system after meat and poultry recalls continue to remain ‘sky-high’. A food report- “How Safe is Our Food”  issued by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund analyzed 8 separate instances of food recalls in the past decade and found that lapses in …

String of puppy deaths convinces legislators to introduce ban on pet shops and commercial breeders

A string of deaths to newborn puppies has convinced legislators to introduce a bill aiming to ban puppy mills and the retail sale of puppies and kittens in Colorado. The last couple of years has seen dozens of people in Denver buy puppies from pet stores, but the animals have died from illnesses within days. …

Fury as slaughterhouse exposed for violent abuse passes Government inspection

Animal rights activists are furious with the Government’s response to footage which exposes horrific abuse at a farm in Essex. Welfare group Open Cages claimed undercover footage revealed harrowing conditions for animals at Moorah Farm in Great Totham. Activists described their discovery as ‘nauseating’ after finding workers had broken live chickens’ necks and hurled them …

Almost 70% of Brazil beef plants tested positive for bacteria, study reveals

According to study results, 9 of 13 beef plants sampled in Brazil have been found contaminated with strains of Listeria bacteria. A study published in the journal Microorganisms analyzed fifty samples from beef plants in Mato Grosso, Brazil- the largest producer and exporter of beef in the country. Currently, more than 70 countries import fresh …

Climate Change report calls for a 20% cut in meat and dairy consumption

According to the UK government’s official climate advisers, the country has to curb emissions from farming practices, agro-forestry and consumer habits if it has to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. In a report prepared by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the government’s official advisers insisted that the UK needs to reduce 64% of …

Crocodiles electrocuted and skinned alive to make designer handbags, investigation reveals

An investigation by PETA has revealed how crocodiles are brutally abused and killed in Vietnam to supply the designer handbag industry.  The animal welfare group has released shocking footage and imagery from reptile farms in the US, Vietnam and Africa. PETA explained how the farms are used to supply ‘luxury’ brands, and revealed harrowing eyewitness …

Investigation launched into Red Tractor pig farm after activists find ‘dead babies everywhere’

Animal rights activists in Northern Ireland have secured the release of a pig who was set for slaughter after a standoff with a farmer which lasted for several hours.  The ‘Meat the Victim’ activists arrived at the pork farm at 4.30am in Ballymena, County Antrim and occupied the farm, demanding a pig should be released …

Fish caught off Britain shores travel 10,000 miles before reaching supermarket shelves in the UK

The British fish farming industry has their catches sent on a 10,000-mile round trip to China and back again only to reduce processing costs. In a bizarre arrangement, which produces thousands of tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions each year, cod caught in the North Atlantic is transported to China for processing before being shipped back …

Coca-Cola wants to keep using plastic bottles because people want it

Coca-Cola has declared that it will continue its use of plastic bottles because consumers find it easy to carry and convenient to use. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bea Perez, the brand’s head of sustainability, told the BBC that customers like the drinks served in plastic bottles because they reseal and are …

Meat eating Brits are fuelling deforestation of the Amazon, claims report

A report released by Greenpeace has highlighted that increased chicken consumption in the UK is contributing to the destruction of wildlife-rich forests in South America. In a report titled “Winging it: How the UK’s Chicken Habit is Fuelling the Climate and Nature Emergency,”  the environmental charity presents a correlation between the rise in UK’s chicken …