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COVID-19 positive mink ‘likely’ to have infected Dutch farm worker

‘End fur farming in the Netherlands, before one more mink or worker picks up this deadly virus.’ In a letter addressing the parliament, the Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten admitted that a farmer “likely” contracted coronavirus from an infected mink. According to Reuters, Schouten accepted that her office’s initial assessment of humans not getting infected …

Vegan orders shoot beyond 100% in Hong Kong amid COVID -19

Plant-based protein food demand has surged dramatically in Asia as consumers, particularly in Hong Kong and Mainland China prefer to stay away from meat in wake of coronavirus’ impact. In Hong Kong, online food delivery service Deliveroo recorded a year-on-year growth of 104% in vegan food orders with the order volume up by a further …

Leonardo DiCaprio launches $2 million fund to protect Africa’s heritage gorilla park

The actor has helped raise $2 million in funds to protect the Virunga National Park and its endangered mountain gorillas. Leonardo DiCaprio is raising funds for the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has contributed a part of the initial $2m (£1.65m) funding through Earth Alliance, a group co-founded by the …

New plant-based containers that degrade in a year could soon replace plastic bottles

‘This plastic has very attractive sustainability credentials: uses no fossil fuels, can be recycled and degrades in nature much faster than normal plastics do.’ Dutch biochemical company Avantium is busy developing plastic made from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels and has been backed by beverages giants Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and The Absolut Company, and L’Oreal …

Dunkin’ to offer ‘viable vegan donut options’ to customers soon

Dunkin’ CEO has hinted the company will be expanding its vegan options in response to increasing consumer demands. In a recent shareholder’s meeting, Dunkin CEO David Hoffman admitted the brand was “investigat(ing) a viable vegan donut option and “looking at it closely” when asked about the possibility of adding more vegan options to the brand’s …

China will pay farmers to grow plants instead of breeding wild species in COVID-19 crackdown

The Chinese government has launched initiatives to help wildlife farmers transition to alternative sustainable livelihoods. According to plans published last week, farmers of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces will be compensated if they quit breeding exotic animals and switch to growing fruit, vegetables, tea plants, or herbs for traditional Chinese medicine.  The farmers could also opt …

Papa John’s is launching a vegan breakfast sausage pizza with Heinz beans

Pizza giant Papa John’s has announced a limited-edition vegan Breakfast Pizza for customers to binge on over the upcoming bank holidays. After receiving an “overwhelming response” to the Breakfast Pizza it released over the last bank holiday weekend, Papa John’s is releasing a plant-based version for the upcoming ones. The new limited-edition Vegan Breakfast Pizza …

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix to welcome their first baby this summer

The vegan celebs have yet to officially confirm the news of them expecting their first child together. According to Page Six, Rooney Mara is six months pregnant with Joaquin Phoenix’s child. Although the couple has not confirmed the news, Mara was recently spotted wearing baggy clothes to cover her bump and the couple is likely …

Cruel lab forces pregnant monkeys to eat lard and become nicotine and booze addicts

PETA has taken a US research laboratory to court for conducting painful and tormenting experiments on monkeys. According to PETA, The National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro, based at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), has been performing ‘cruel’ experiments on pregnant monkeys including force feeding them lard, and addicting them to nicotine and alcohol. …

New study shows vegans outdo meat eaters in endurance and strength tests

The study has highlighted that vegans have better endurance capacity than omnivores and can effectively maintain muscle strength on plant-based diets.  A new study by Montreal researchers finally debunks the popular misconception that vegans have lower endurance levels than omnivores and that meat is essential for stamina and strength. The ‘Is a vegan diet detrimental …

Joaquin Phoenix and 200 others warn of a greater global ecological collapse if urgent actions not implemented to preserve the planet after COVID-19

Robert de Niro, Cate Blanchett and other artists, film makers and thought leaders have joined the actor in urging leaders and citizens to reconsider their value systems before returning to normal life. In a letter titled “No to a Return to Normal,” actor Juliette Binoche with French physicist and philosopher Aurélien Barrau has penned a …

Vegan diet can help prevent pandemics like COVID-19, 300 UK doctors say

‘All of the recent major disease outbreaks have been caused by tampering with animals’ 300 leading doctors of the UK have joined hands with No Meat May, a campaign that urges people to go meatless for 31 days to improve health, end factory farming and save the planet. Last week, physicians and members of the non-profit organization …