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Vegan population grows threefold as plant-based market booms in South Korea

‘People now care about the environment, and the rights of animals, and they are more cautious of what they eat.’ South Korea’s plant-based movement is gaining traction much like the trend’s growing popularity worldwide. The Korea Vegetarian Union (KVU) estimates that there are approximately 500,000 strict vegans in the country, and about 1.5 million who …

The largest ever ocean clean-up removes 103 tons of plastic waste

‘The oceans can’t wait for these nets and debris to break down into microplastics which impair the ocean’s ability to store carbon and toxify the fragile ocean food web’ Around 103 tons (206,000 pounds) of fishing nets and plastics trash was removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located between the coasts of California and …

Jaden Smith launches first vegan New Balance sneaker

The new vegan sneaker is a reflection of ‘Jaden’s passion for sustainability and progressive fashion’ Actor Jaden Smith has launched his first unisex sneaker made from vegan leather. The 22-year-old – who is known for his efforts in environmental and social activism apart from his connection with stardom collaborated with footwear brand New Balance to …

Plant-based meat sales spike by 23% when sold in meat aisles, shows study

‘The increase in sale demonstrates there is tremendous opportunity for plant-based meats to succeed everywhere’ Plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when placed alongside its meat counterparts at grocery stores, revealed a study by Plant Based Foods Association and U.S retail giant Kroger. As part of the study, PBFA- an association that represents 170 plant-based …

Kate Hudson to launch plant-based body nutrition company: ‘I’m So Excited to Bring This to You’

‘We really wanted to make sure that there was something for everybody and that it could be versatile’ Last week, Hollywood star Kate Hudson announced that she is set to launch a plant-based “body nutrition” company next month. Her new business venture called INBLOOM is “a natural extension” of what she’s been building with Fabletics- …

Trafalgar Square fountains turned blood red by vegan activists demanding end to animal farming

‘We demand that the government prevent future pandemics by ending animal farming and transitioning to a plant-based food system’ Animal rights activists poured non-toxic red dye into two Trafalgar Square fountains in central London, in a move to protest the government’s inaction against factory farming. Some of the demonstrators stood in the water carrying placards, …

24-year-old, who spent £10,000 on acne remedies clears her skin ‘by turning vegan’

‘After years of trying different treatments for my skin, I decided to completely change my lifestyle and habits’ Make-up artist Ivana Kostova, from Bow, east London has cleared her chronic acne issues by turning to a vegan diet and drinking more water. The 24-year-old first broke out in spots at the age of 11. To …

Joaquin Phoenix calls meat workers to anonymously report slaughterhouse abuses through online tip portal

‘Workers are putting their lives at risk for corporate bottom lines. We want them to know they can report illegal or dangerous conditions anonymously and we will take appropriate action.’ Joaquin Phoenix has backed a whistleblower campaign launched by animal-rights group Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) for meat industry workers and animal welfare.  The animal advocacy …

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Butterfly Twists just launched vegan ballerina flats

‘I know that it’s an important consideration for many women and I’m happy I can create something that is sustainable without sacrificing style.’ Catherine Zeta-Jones has launched her first footwear collection made from vegan leather. The Oscar winner and fashion maven collaborated with British vegan footwear brand, Butterfly Twists to unveil – Casa Zeta-Jones x …

Bali opens world’s first centre to aid captive dolphins return to the wild

‘It’s very exciting. It’s the first dolphin sanctuary anywhere in the world and a model that can be duplicated’ Bali has opened the world’s first permanent rehabilitation centre for dolphins under a project initiated by Indonesian authorities in collaboration with animal activists. Ric O’Barry, an animal activist and founder of The Dolphin Project is in …