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Vegan vending machines launched at Canadian hospitals

Vegan vending machines have been launched at hospitals in Canada. Staff, patients and visitors can benefit from a variety of healthy plant-based snacks at any time of day or night thanks to the new initiative in Canada’s Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC.   The Green Moustache Organic Café installed its vegan vending machine as …

Traffic lights in Berlin tell drivers to go vegan

The rise of veganism knows no boundaries, it seems, after traffic lights in Berlin started promoting the plant-based cause. As the red lights flashes drivers are told to “stop meat” as they wait patiently, while green order them to “go vegan”. Traffic lights across Berlin-Mitte and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Germany’s capital have been flashing the messages …

EU told to ban Brazilian beef to save the rainforests

The European Union has been urged to ban beef imports from Brazil to build pressure for action over the Amazon fires. After witnessing unprecedented fires in the Amazon, Finland, which holds the European Union’s rotating chairmanship, released a statement urging the EU to act. “Finance Minister Mika Lintila condemns the destruction of the Amazon rainforests …

World’s largest hotel chain Marriott bans single-use plastic toiletries

After phasing out plastic straws and stirrers last year, the world’s largest hotel chain will stop the use of single use plastic bottles to reduce its environmental impact. Marriott, which owns 7,000 properties worldwide including brands Sheraton, Westin and Ritz-Carlton, plans to replace all of its single-use plastic toiletry bottles with larger pump bottles by …

Delaware becomes first state to achieve ‘no kill’ status for shelter animals

Delaware has become the first US state to be recognised as a ‘no kill’ area for shelter animals due to its outstanding record for rehoming unwanted and stray cats and dogs. According to Best Friends Animal Society, Delaware saved 11,900 animals out of the 12,800 that entered shelters, with others being unavoidably euthanized due to …

Tesco to ditch products which use ‘excessive’ plastic

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, has announced it will stop stocking products which use excessive plastic in a bit to cut down on its environmental impact. After eliminating 4,000 tonnes of hard-to-recycle materials from its own-brand products, Tesco is now on to the second phase of its Remove, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle initiative. It …

Vegan Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn to expose factory farming in new documentary

Game Of Thrones star Jermone Flynn is to present a new UK documentary which exposes the truth behind factory farming.  The documentary named Hogwood Farm is produced by vegan company Viva! after the charity launched a crowdfunding campaign and raised more than £10,000 in just 24 hours. Documentary Hogwood: A Modern Horror Story will aim …

Governments consider introducing meat tax

Governments are considering the results of an influential report which suggests introducing higher taxes on meat. Reports from Fitch Solutions Macro Research suggest governments are weighing up the introduction of a ‘sin tax’ on animal products to save lives, combat climate change and raise billions to pay for healthcare. The levy is typically a fee …

Snoop Dogg is loving KFC’s ‘Finger lickin’ vegan chicken

American rapper Snoop Dogg has hinted he may have been the inspiration behind KFC’s launch of vegan chicken. KFC launched its vegan nuggets and boneless wings trial this week, which are made from Beyond Meat vegan chicken, leading to rave reviews and immediate sell-outs. And Snoop, a Beyond Meat ambassador, has posted a video in …

Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘loves’ plant-based food ‘much more than meat’

Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed a drastic switch in his muscle-building dietary preferences in a new interview. The world’s most famous bodybuilder features in an interview in the latest preview of The Game Changers, releasing on September 17, in which he discusses the reasons he’s fallen in love with plants. Sharing details of his earlier lifestyle, …

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