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Vegan meat giant calls on UK prime minister Boris Johnson to support a plant-based diet for us and the planet

“The refusal to mention the importance of diet in climate action plans …is extremely harmful for both humanity and the planet.” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being urged to make plant-based diets part of climate policy. The politician has received a letter from Spanish brand Heura – the fastest-growing vegan meat company in Europe. …

Scientists honour Sir David Attenborough by naming 49-million-year-old ‘beautiful beetle’ fossil after him

“This fossil, unique in its preservation and beauty, is an apt specimen to honour such a great man.” Sir David Attenborough has been honoured in the naming of a new beetle species believed to have lived 49 million years ago. A fossil species of frog-legged beetle is now, officially called “Attenborough’s Beauty” or Pulchritudo attenboroughi. …

Lewis Hamilton blasted for flaunting dog’s vegan diet – while on a private jet

Hamilton’s bulldog Roscoe has been on a vegan diet for the last two years. Lewis Hamilton has come under fire after flaunting his dog’s vegan diet – while sitting on a gas-guzzling private jet. The pro racer turned vegan advocate first announced his bulldog Roscoe was following a ‘fully vegan’ diet last year and described …

24% of chemicals in plastic products are toxic, study shows

Out of the 10,500 chemicals used in plastics, about a quarter—2,480—are potentially hazardous. A further 39%—4,100—of the chemicals, could not be categorized because there is no data on their safety or toxicity. Nearly a quarter of all chemicals including additives, processing aids, and monomers that are used to make plastic products are toxic, according to …

Climate crisis ‘unequivocally’ caused by humans, UN report says

“We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” Human-induced climate change has caused ‘unprecedented’ and ‘irreversible’ damage to the environment, scientists warn. According to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, humans are “unequivocally” responsible for the rapid changes in the …

Suffering and misery exposed at farms supplying Morrisons’ “welfare assured chicken”

“Morrisons cannot sell them, profit off their deformed, weak bodies, and then claim to take animal welfare seriously.” An undercover investigation of a major chicken supplier to supermarkets such as Morrisons has exposed the miserable and extremely painful short existence of the birds, the Mirror reported. Animal rights group Open Cages filmed footage at four …

Dole commits to zero waste goal by turning its pineapple waste into upcycled vegan Piñatex leather

The world’s largest producer of fruit and vegetable has partnered with a vegan textile startup to upcycle its fruit waste into vegan leather. The Dole Sunshine Company has announced its partnership with plant-based startup Ananas Anam who has created the innovative vegan pineapple leather Piñatex. The collaboration is part of Dole’s efforts to achieve zero …

Greenland’s major ice melt event last Tuesday was enough to cover Florida in two inches of water, scientists warn

“It’s a very high level of melting and it will probably change the face of Greenland, because it will be a very strong driver for an acceleration of future melting, and therefore sea-level rise.” Greenland is rapidly losing vast amounts of ice this melting season, which usually lasts from June to August. Last week, the …

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown backs tax on meat consumption

“For a few dollars at the centre of your plate, you can communicate what you’re about,…you can start by just doing something really simple, which is changing the protein at centre of your plate.”  Beyond Meat boss Ethan Brown is in favour of a tax being levied on meat consumption because of its impact on …

Farmers support National Food Strategy’s call to reduce meat consumption

“The reality is that people in developed countries do need to eat less meat overall…” A coalition of farmers and farming groups are backing the recommendations of Henry Dimbleby’s food strategy and urging the government to implement the contentious target of reducing meat consumption by 30% by 2032. The association includes livestock and arable farmer …

McDonald’s rolls out reusable coffee cups at select locations in the UK

McDonald’s new initiative of reusable coffee cups is part of the fast foods giant’s ‘commitment to accelerate the circular solutions needed to keep waste out of nature and protect our planet for communities today and in the future’. McDonald’s has rolled out reusable coffee cups in selected outlets in a bid to minimize the impact …

Scotland builds first-ever ‘beaver tunnel’ under railway to protect local animals

The railway engineers built a ‘beaver pass’ to make sure the animals can safely pass under the tracks without damaging railway embankments. Scotland’s Network Rail engineers have constructed UK’s first-ever ‘beaver pass’ under the Highland mainline.  It has been built to allows animals near Gleneagles- part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated …