Health – Totally Vegan Buzz

Vegan dog and cat food as healthy as meat, says vet

“Dogs, cats and other species have requirements for nutrients, they don’t need meat or any other particular ingredient.” New research has found that vegan diets are just as healthy for cats and dogs as meat-based pet food. University of Winchester veterinary professor Andrew Knight said his research shows that plant-based diets carefully formulated with additional …

WHAT: Pig kidney is successfully transplanted into a human

“Pigs aren’t spare parts and should never be used as such just because humans are too self-centered to donate their bodies to patients desperate for organ transplants.” US surgeons have successfully attached a pig’s kidney to a human body in what is being hailed as a ‘watershed moment’ in the decades-long mission to one day …

Rosario Dawson credits vegan diet for better health, flexibility and less inflammation

The 42-year-old vegan actress has been focusing on her gut health since her father’s cancer diagnosis. Actress, producer and environmental activist Rosario Dawson has been following a vegan diet for years to ensure that she’s prioritizing her health over everything else. In 2019, the Dopesick actress opened up to PEOPLE about her decision to cut …

THAT’S RIGHT: 1 In 3 Brits now drink plant-based milk

“The plant-based trend continues to gain momentum in the UK, fuelled by environmental and health considerations.” A growing number of Brits are ditching dairy and switching over to plant-based milk options. According to Mintel, one in three Brits are now consuming non-dairy alternatives  – a record high. The global market research company polled 2,000 people aged …

BREAKING: EU votes to end cruel lab animal experiments

“A coherent approach is essential to achieve safety and sustainability, without animal testing. We need to use science. Not animals.” The European Parliament has voted to stop laboratory experiments on animals and replace them with modern science. An overwhelming majority of cross-party members voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the European Commission …

Men on a plant-based diet experience flatulence 7 times more than those on a standard western diet, study finds

According to scientists, more flatulence on a plant-based diet indicates healthier gut flora and better colon health. A new study has found that men eating a plant-heavy diet pass more gas in comparison to those who eat a meat-based diet. According to the researchers, plant-based foods do actually cause men to fart more and have …

51% of Brits willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, new survey finds

Respondents cited health, animal welfare, and environmental concerns as primary motivations for reducing their meat consumption. More than half of Brits are willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, according to research by  Appinio. The research platform surveyed 1000 British adults of which 69% identified themselves as omnivores. 11.4% said they were flexitarian, 8.7% vegetarian, …

‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Star Joanna Lumley urges University to stop ‘traumatizing’ experiments on baby rats

 “And what do these tests do besides traumatising animals? Absolutely nothing,…” Joanna Lumley is urging the University Of Bristol to end its “ghastly” use of the forced swim test. The BAFTA-winning actor and staunch animal rights activist has written a letter to the University’s vice-chancellor and president, Hugh Brady – requesting to forgo the ‘traumatizing’ …

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 …

Plant-based diet slashes risk of CVD and atherosclerosis, study finds

“Results of this study give people concrete swaps to make in their diet that are supported by research.” Plant-based foods can slash the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and atherosclerosis when compared to diets that include animal products, a new study finds. In the study review published in Cardiovascular Research, scientists analysed cohort studies and …

Bears rookie Justin Fields goes plant-based, says ‘My job is to invest in my body’

The National Football League player says eating plant-based has helped his body recover faster and resolve his constipation issues. NFL rookie quarterback Justin Fields has adopted a plant-based lifestyle saying his job is to “invest in my body”. The American footballer made the comments in an interview with Insider. The 22-year-old revealed he went plant-based …

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 …