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Vegan ultrarunner won ‘world’s toughest footrace’ for the second time

Vegan runner Harvey Lewis has won the 135-mile Badwater endurance race in under 26 hours and 100°F heat.  Vegan athlete Harvey Lewis has just won the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon – the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. He won the event for the second time. He’d previously won in 2014, …

‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John goes plant-based to improve health following cancer relapse

The 72-year-old British-Australian actress has also launched a fund to support research on cancer treatment using plant-based medicine. Grease star Olivia Newton-John has adopted a plant-based diet to improve her health following her breast cancer diagnosis. The 72- year-old star has been battling cancer since 1992 when she was first diagnosed with the disease. She …

Plant-based diet reduces menopausal symptoms by 84%, says new study

The study is being touted as a ‘gamechanger’ for postmenopausal women who can ‘now get prompt relief from the most severe and troubling menopause symptoms without drugs’. A plant-based diet rich in soy has been found to reduce moderate-to-severe hot flashes in postmenopausal women by 84%. The data comes from a study published by the …

Skin allergy tests to go animal-free following ‘first-of-its-kind’ toxicology testing approval

“We can expect to see an immediate global shift away from using animals in skin sensitization tests.” A ‘first-of-its kind’ toxicology test that could potentially save countless animals from suffering in experiments has been approved. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has approved a three-pronged approach developed by BASF and the Swiss fragrance …

Somerset council urged to instate two meat-free days in primary schools

A plant-based educationist wants to introduce plant-based meals into schools as it would be ‘a big step towards meeting the Council’s climate targets’ and help the next generation ‘learn to eat more healthily and sustainably’. A former primary school teacher from west Somerset has petitioned the County Council to instate two meat-free days a week …

Brian May hopes Nestle’s vegan KitKat will edge him ‘further in the direction of being a proper vegan’

The Queen guitarist and songwriter says he ‘remained loose about being completely plant-based for most of last year’ after suffering a heart attack. Brian May is extremely pleased with Nestlé launching a vegan version of its iconic KitKat chocolate bar. The Swiss conglomerate debuted its highly anticipated dairy-free chocolate bar in the UK earlier this week. …

Chelsea Handler says she won’t go vegan because ‘vegan people fart a lot’

The 45-year-old follows a vegetarian diet and is open to ‘not eating animals’. Chelsea Handler has cited one of the most outlandish reasons for not adopting a complete plant-based diet. According to her ‘vegans fart a lot’, and is a strong enough reason to put her off. The comedian gave her opinion during a WIRED …

Plant-based eaters are more protected against severe Covid-19, new study finds

The study examining data of nearly 3000 healthcare workers from six countries to explore the connection between dietary patterns and COVID-19 found plant-based eaters had 73 % lower odds of a ‘moderate-to-severe’ course of infection. Plant-based eaters are considerably more protected against severe COVID-19 in comparison to meat-eaters, according to a new study. The research …

Vegans are happier than meat-eaters, new survey finds

A survey of more than 11,500 Americans found that vegans are happier and meat-eaters with higher happiness ratings are more likely to go vegan in the future. A new report suggests that vegans are happier than meat-eaters and pescatarians. Research firm Tracking Happiness surveyed 11,537 Americans to study the connection between diet and mood in …

New study claims children on vegan diets are shorter with smaller and weaker bones

The study claims that children aged five to ten who eat plant-based diets are on average three centimetres shorter than those who eat meat. A new study has claimed that children eating trendy vegan diets grow up shorter and with weaker bones. According to research conducted by University College London’s Great Ormond Street Institute of …

Ovarian cancer patient credits vegan diet for keeping her alive after given only a year to live

“Whilst my body is fighting cancer I need to do everything in my power to make sure the food I eat have sufficient amounts of goodness and vital minerals to help support my immune system.” A UK woman has revealed how adopting a vegan diet and other holistic treatments have kept her alive after doctors …

Tokyo Olympics urged to go vegan following exposé of official supplier’s ‘hen hell’ farm

The footage documented by PETA Asia exposes what the charity describes as ‘rampant abuse and horrifying neglect’. The upcoming Tokyo Olympics is being urged to go vegan after whistleblower footage has revealed ‘hen hell’ on an official supplier’s chicken farm. PETA Asia’s exposé of Japan’s largest egg producer, ISE Foods—which is certified to sell eggs …