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Doctors say cheese ‘should have cancer warning’

A group of doctors and physicians has urged the US Government to place breast cancer warning labels on dairy cheese. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has submitted a petition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to instruct cheese manufacturers to include a statutory warning stating: “Dairy cheese contains reproductive hormones that may …

Scientists urge governments to stop serving meat in schools and hospitals

A group of scientists has urged governments to restrict meat and dairy consumption in a bid to offset the looming global climate issue. More than 60 scientists from 11 countries signed an open letter urging city mayors worldwide to set a limit on the quantities of meat and dairy served in public canteens and to …

Jaden Smith ditches veganism after his ‘skin turns grey’, but he was only eating one meal a day

Jaden Smith’s family staged an ‘intervention’ to stop him following a vegan diet after noticing his skin starting to turn grey, but the singer has revealed he was only eating one meal a day. The 21-year-old’s parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have said in an interview they were concerned their son was not eating …

12,000 doctors say “guidelines promoting cow’s milk are harmful to children”

12,000 doctors and physicians have demanded an end to current recommendations for children to drink cow’s milk in the US. The American Heart Association (AHA) currently has guidelines recommending cow’s milk as a healthy drink for kids younger than five years old. The “Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids” approves both human breast milk and cow’s milk …

Study: Vegan diet boosts weight loss without restricting calories

A plant-based diet promotes healthy intestinal flora which may promote fat loss without restricting calories, a new study has discovered. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine conducted a new study to explain the mechanism that aids vegans in potentially losing twice as much weight as non-vegans while consuming the same number of calories.   In a …

Half of US adults now replace meat and milk with vegan alternatives

A recent survey on eating habits in the US indicated that nearly half of adults choose plant-based alternatives in place of meat and milk.  A new survey by consulting agency Cultivate Insights found a rise in veganism, as 48 percent of adult participants said they had ditched meat and dairy meals for plant-based alternatives between …

Experts conclude Belgian doctors were wrong: Vegan diets ARE suitable for children

A group of health experts have concluded that advice given by Belgian doctors was incorrect, and that vegan diets are perfectly suitable for children. The team of health professionals and doctors of science was formed after the publication of the ‘alarmist opinion’ of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (RAMB) on vegan diets. In …

Vegetarians are even worse for the environment than flexitarians, study concludes

Vegetarians who eat high amounts of dairy are even worse for the environment than flexitarians who reduce their meat intake, according to new research. Major research by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, America modelled the impact of vegetarianism, veganism, flexitarianism and meat eating. In line with other leading research, veganism is by far …

Kevin Smith dismisses anti-vegan trolls: “I took away meat to save my life”

American filmmaker Kevin Smith has revealed he is regularly targeted with abuse from online trolls after switching to a vegan diet, but says he isn’t bothered as veganism ‘saved my life’. Smith turned vegan thanks to influence from his daughter Harley Quinn Smith earlier this year after he suffered a heart attack. He has since …

1 in 5 Brits think chicken eggs and goats milk are vegan

The British population has an incredible lack of understanding of what a vegan diet consist of, new research has revealed. A HelloFresh survey found that 22% of Brits think goat’s milk is vegan and 20% believe chicken eggs are suitable for a plant-based diet Researchers quizzed 2,004 UK adults with questions related to their food …

School adopts meat-free lunches for health and environmental benefits, but parents are furious

A new school has come under fire for only serving vegetarian meals at lunchtime, even though parents were informed of the policy when their children enrolled. The Swan School in Oxford has explained that the lunch menu, which features dishes such as lentil lasagne and Quorn sausage and potato bake, would be far lower quality …

Hemp tofu is the new high-protein, nutritious option taking the vegan world by storm

For some people, traditional tofu is off the menu due to allergies or simple taste preferences. But hang-on, have you tried the alternative version called Hemp tofu?  Or are you wondering if it’s worth the hype? What is hemp tofu?  Also known as Hemp-fu and Hefu, hemp tofu is simply tofu made from hemp seeds …