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UK government report calls for 30% cut in meat consumption to tackle carbon emissions

The second instalment of the National Food Strategy report outlines measures including slashing meat consumption by 30% and increasing fruit and vegetable uptake to tackle the climate crisis and improve public health. British citizens must slash their meat consumption by 30% by 2032 to help UK achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and to bolster food …

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs, scientists warn

“The forest is no longer growing faster than it’s dying. This is bad – having the most productive carbon absorber on the planet switch from a sink to a source…” The Amazon rainforest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it is able to absorb, according to a new study. Hundreds of aerial readings of …

Countryfile star Adam Henson brands vegan diet ‘disastrous’ for the environment whilst promoting dairy

“It’s about understanding where your food comes from and making informed choices, not having a kneejerk reaction because you’ve read something on social media.”  Countryfile star Adam Henson has claimed avocados and almond milk are “disastrous for the environment” and climate-conscious individuals would be “better off” drinking cow’s milk. In an interview with the Radio …

KFC unveils plans for ‘zero carbon restaurant’ by 2040

“I passionately believe that we cannot address the urgent action [for climate change] that’s needed in the world today without businesses pulling their weight and playing their part.”  KFC UK and Ireland has announced plans to develop a ‘KFC zero-carbon restaurant’ by 2040. Its new target forms part of an updated climate action strategy called …

Alan Cumming says meat on COP26 menu is like ‘serving beer at an Alcoholics Anonymous’

The Scots actor called offering meat on the summit’s menu ‘irresponsible’ and likened it to ‘serving beer at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting’. Actor and activist Alan Cumming has demanded plant-based foods be served at the COP26 – an environment-focused political event to be held in Glasgow this November. He compared serving meat at the conference …

Footballer Christian Pulisic under fire over bizarre stunt with giant fish

“Abusing a threatened goliath grouper for a social media video is a new low, ”an animal rights group said reacting to the footballer’s viral video. Chelsea and USMNT midfielder Christian Pulisic has come under fire after posting a video of him doing kick-ups above a goliath grouper in the water whilst on holiday. In the …

France bans the use of glue traps for bird hunting

“Finally, we’re turning the page on this hunting practice from another time and are entering the 21st century that is more respectful of the environment.” The Council of State of France has banned the practice of using glue traps to hunt birds. The country was the last EU member that still allowed the use of …

Crackdown on vegan café for painting interiors with pro-vegan infographics

“We’ve always believed the best way to promote is to provide tasty plant-based food and provide raw factual environmental information!” A vegan café has been ordered to remove ‘vegan propaganda’ graphics off its interior walls, Vegan Food UK reports. Trading Standards have asked Plant Hustler in Bournemouth to remove all pro-plant-based information graphics off the …

Famous photographer Mike Ruiz says ‘leather is someone’s skin’ in major new billboard campaign

“The leather industry kills over a billion animals every year, pollutes the environment, and produces items that are as unexciting as they are cruel.” A major new billboard campaign in New York features celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz reminding people that leather is someone’s skin. Vegan charity PETA has constructed a 70-foot-high billboard in the middle …

Keeping elephants at zoos or safari parks to be banned after reports suggest animals suffer mental illnesses in captivity

“The complex needs of this exceptionally intelligent, sensitive and social species can never be met in a zoo – captive elephants can suffer physically and psychologically.” UK zoos and safari parks could soon be prohibited to keep or import new elephants into existing locked-up populations. The new legislation is said to be introduced by Environment …

Rolls-Royce announces plans to make all products compatible with net-zero targets by 2030

“To combat the climate crisis, that power must be made compatible with net-zero carbon emissions.” British engineering company Rolls-Royce has pledged that all of its new civil aircraft engines will be compatible with net zero targets by 2030. The move is part of the company’s decarbonising plans that depend on replacing fossil fuels with synthetic …

Scientists use bacteria to transform plastic waste into vanilla flavouring

“Using microbes to turn waste plastics, which are harmful to the environment, into an important commodity and platform molecule with broad applications in cosmetics and food is a beautiful demonstration of green chemistry.” Scientists have developed a novel way to convert plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring using genetically engineered bacteria. According to the researchers, this …