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Laird Superfood secures $10million investment deal from food giant Danone

‘We look at developing the next phase of delicious, innovative, plant-based products for all to enjoy’ Plant-based company Laird Superfood secured a $10,000,000 funding from French food giant Danone through its investment arm Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV). Laird Superfood- a five-year-old company was founded by serial entrepreneur Paul Hodge, big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, and his …

Starbucks launches new ready-to-drink vegan coffees in the UK

Starbucks U.K. has expanded its vegan ready-to-drink coffee range with Coconut Cocoa Cappuccino and Oat Vanilla Macchiato. Popular coffee chain Starbucks debuted 2 more vegan ready-to-drink coffees to join its earlier released Almond Iced Coffee beverage in the UK. The new drinks are available at Morrisons, announced The Grocer while posting an image of the new …

Bill Maher slams factory farms calling them ‘as despicable as wet markets’

‘You can’t trash the environment, including animals, and not have it come back and kill you’. On Friday evening’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the talk show host likened China wet markets to America’s factory farms. Referencing his recent rant, in which he received bilateral praise for bashing China on reopening its …

Beyond Meat shares soar as coronavirus stalls meat plant production

While US meat plants struggle to operate amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Beyond Meat has witnessed its biggest weekly percentage gain since last year. Last week, Beyond Meat recorded a 12 percent hike in Friday trading even as other businesses are facing massive losses amid the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the company clocked its biggest weekly …

Vegan cooking pair raises over £6,000 in funds for charities fighting COVID-19

‘We’ve been thinking of ways we can do our bit to help’ Roxy Pope and Ben Pook, creators of So Vegan, one of the world’s popular vegan recipe channels have launched a charity ebook titled The Lockdown Cookbook in order to support charities working for COVID-19 relief. Fans can download the ebook that contains “10 …

Factory farms responsible for breeding contagions like coronavirus, say Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara

‘Such practices have brought humanity to the point that the WHO now estimates that more than half of all human diseases emanate from animals.’ In a recent Op-Ed for The Washington Post, Phoenix and Mara blamed factory farms for “routinely create conditions for the proliferation of superbugs and zoonotic pathogens,” and called for a  ban …

Dairy farms struggle to survive as demand dries up amid coronavirus

Many dairy farmers are facing major losses following the closure of restaurants and cafes across the country due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Dairy farmers across the UK are struggling to stay afloat as demand for milk from cafes, restaurants and offices have plummeted following the ongoing pandemic.  While oversupply of milk has reduced  prices down …

Graphic footage show black cats being boiled and ground into paste to make COVID-19 remedy

‘Our human fears about this pandemic should not be used as an excuse to treat defenceless animals who look to us for protection, with utter contempt.’ According to horrific footage obtained by No to Dog Meat charity, black cats are being boiled, skinned, and then grounded into a paste sold as a new cure to …

Leonardo DiCaprio says it is ‘most important’ to end wildlife trade now

‘This is among the most important decisions… to prevent another pathogen from jumping from animals to humans and spreading around the world.’ Leonardo DiCaprio  has called for a global ban on illegal wildlife trade and consumption in order to prevent future pandemics similar to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The actor turned environmentalist took to Instagram …

Spain’s running of the bull festival cancelled over COVID-19

The annual running of the bulls festival in Pamplona has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spain’s massive San Fermin bull run festival  is celebrated each July in the northern city of Pamplona, Navarra. The eight-day long fiesta which involves religious parades, concerts, bullfights as well as the daily bull runs attracts millions of …

Courteney Cox says illegal wildlife trade is to blame for coronavirus spread

“We can stop the illegal wildlife trade which has caused the deadliest diseases of our lifetimes including HIV, SARS and Covid19,” wrote Cox. Earlier this week actor Courteney Cox took to Instagram to wish her fans “Happy Earth Day” and discuss the importance of protecting our ecosystem and putting an end to the illegal wildlife …

Tyson Foods closes largest pork plant due to coronavirus

Several meat processing plants, including Tyson Foods have been shut down indefinitely Tyson Foods, one of the biggest meat producers in the U.S., has shut its pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa after struggling to contain the number of positive coronavirus cases at the plant. According to the county’s health department nearly 182 of the …

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