Anu Kondal, Author at Totally Vegan Buzz
Stories collection by Anu Kondal

Is a vegan diet healthy for dogs? Will they just survive, or can they thrive?

Many vegan dog owners will face the dilemma of whether or not their pet should follow a vegan diet. Ideally all vegans want to reduce animal suffering, so it makes sense to avoid feeding pets meat where possible.  But is a vegan diet healthy for dogs? Can they just survive or do they thrive on a …

What is Seitan? Everything you need to know about Seitan

Seitan is a popular soy-based food often used as a meat replacement in vegan and vegetarian dishes. But is seitan healthy? How do you make it? Where does it come from? Totally Vegan Buzz brings you the definitive guide to seitan. What is seitan? Seitan is also known as wheat gluten, vital wheat gluten, wheat …

Abused racehorse rescued from slaughterhouse and given beautiful new life

When former racehorse Gias Eternal finished her injury-stricken racing career, followed by a gruelling 10-year stint pulling a carriage, she seemed destined to end her unfortunate life at a slaughterhouse as she was no longer of use to either industry. But Jamie Castano, owner and founder of Freedom Farm Animal Rescue in New Jersey, saved …

How Gordon Ramsay went from tricking vegetarians into eating meat to embracing veganism

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s attitude towards veganism has shifted radically over the years. For most of his career, he’s been well-known for the his hatred of vegans and vegan food. But significantly, even the man who famously said he was part of PETA – ‘People Eating Tasty Animals’ – has been forced to adapt to …

7 Vegan bodybuilders proving plant-based muscle power is ‘not only possible, it’s optimal’

Some meat-eaters may still be, even in 2019, under the illusion that a vegan diet is fundamentally lacking in protein. To help blow this misconception out of the water, Totally Vegan Buzz takes a look at seven top vegan bodybuilders who are proving the endless potential of plant-power. Erin Fergus Erin Fergus was titled as the …

How much damage is veganism really doing to the dairy milk industry?

There’s no doubt that veganism has well and truly entered the mainstream. Popular culture is welcoming new vegan food launches, clothing lines, supermarkets, fashion weeks and celebrities. But how much impact is this shift really having on the dairy milk industry?  Demand The market for plant-based milk has expanded over recent years, with new options available …

The mind-blowing statistics behind the vegan boom as interest in veganism outstrips meat

The days when veganism was dismissed by mainstream culture are well and truly gone, and there’s plenty of evidence that the plant-based surge is set to continue and here to stay. The first month of 2019 saw an explosion in the popularity of veganism, with Twitter predicting ‘vegan’ to be the biggest trend this year …

The brutal realities of leather: one billion animals slaughtered and abused every year

Every year the skin of a billion slaughtered animals is turned into leather for our wallets, jackets, handbags, shoes and furniture. Yet for a product so visible in society, misconceptions about the industry behind it are still incredibly common.  Many people assume leather is sourced only from cows, and therefore simply a by-product of the meat …

Waitrose adds 14 new plant-based products as interest in its vegan range doubles

UK supermarket Waitrose has increased its vegan offer with 14 new products, bringing the total in its new plant-based range to 65. The move is a reaction to skyrocketing demand, as the retailer revealed searches for ‘vegan’ on its website have doubled in the last year, and increased by 67% for the word ‘vegetarian’. Chloe …

Mars Set To Be First Vegan Planet After Scientists Develop Technology To Grow Vegetables In Space

Scientists have developed technology to grow vegan food in space to cater for long missions, including the first trips to Mars. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has developed high-tech planters which could grow beans and other vegan food in the International Space Station (ISS) by 2021. Astronauts currently eat freeze-dried and vacuum-packed …

‘Cruel and Tacky’ ice skating with Penguins event cancelled after backlash

An event offering the chance to skate alongside penguins has been cancelled after animal rights activists branded the event ‘cruel and tacky’. Queens Skate Dine Bowl planned the event, which was supposed to go ahead on January 19 in London, UK. It allowed attendees to skate on the same rink as five Humboldt penguins, with sections …

The creators of the Impossible Burger are set to launch a vegan beef steak

Impossible Foods is set to launch a vegan beef steak following the raging success of the Impossible Burger. In an interview with The Spoon, Pat Brown, founder of the plant-based company, shared plans to launch a fully vegan steak. “The next categorically new product that we are going to launch is almost certainly going to …