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Meat demand in Europe falls by 20% in just 3 months.

Demand for meat has fallen dramatically in recent months, a meat industry expert has warned. Speaking at a conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, Jeff Grant, a red meat sector representative of New Zealand, warned that Europe’s meat demand has reduced by 20 percent in less than three months. Grant said that the ‘biggest issue in …

Choline: Misleading reports claim veganism ‘robs brain of crucial ingredient’ and lowers IQ

Mainstream media outlets have used a report from a nutrition expert to claim that veganism robs the brain of a crucial ingredient and leads to a lower IQ. A report from Dr Emma Derbyshire published in journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health discusses dietary choline – which influences liver function and is crucial for the …

Vegan takeaway food sales grow by 388% in 2 years

Vegan meals are fast becoming takeaway favourites in the UK with meatless alternatives rapidly growing in popularity in comparison to animal products. The British Takeaway Campaign conducted research which found that orders of plant-based takeaways grew a staggering 388% between 2016 and 2018.  “As people look for healthier and more diverse eating options, they aren’t …

Eating plant based can reduce cardiovascular risks up to 32%

Numerous studies have documented the cardio-metabolic health benefits of plant‐based diets; this new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association corroborates these findings. Researchers explain that eating more vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains and fewer animal products may increase your lifespan by not only decreasing your risk of dying due to …

Chef Eddie Huang turns vegan because of Amazon rainforest fires

Huang—owner of NYC’s BaoHaus restaurant and former host of Viceland’s Huang’s World—vowed to have eaten his last meal of beef on Friday. He took to Instagram to make the switch official, where he wrote: “After watching videos of the Amazon on fire this week, Ive decided that this corned beef I ate at Junior’s last …

Eating plant based may help prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Globally, diabetes is on the rise! The World Health Organization reports that the number of people with diabetes has escalated from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Researchers studying diabetes have always stressed on following a wholesome diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts and keeping meat consumption to …

80% of Americans plan to replace meat with plant-based alternatives

According to Numerator’s Infoscout Omnipanel data, 80% of US shoppers might replace a portion or all of their meat consumption with meatless alternatives. Results of the study indicated that 21% were ready to go completely vegan; 23% intended to replace a sizeable portion; whereas 36% were comfortable in replacing only a small portion of their …

London university bans beef on campus to fight climate change

London’s Goldsmiths University has banned the sale of beef in all cafes and shops on campus in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. When the new academic year starts this September, no food outlets will stock beef as the university attempts to become carbon neutral by 2025. The campus will also introduce a 10p …

Adidas launches new 100% recyclable vegan shoe made from ocean plastic

Adidas has expanded its range of eco-friendly vegan shoes with the launch of the Terrex Two Parley. The new offer is part of a line in partnership with Parley for the Oceans which is created entirely from plastics recovered from the ocean, and is 100% recyclable.  Earlier this year the sportswear giant pledged to release …

World’s first vegan rugby club forms in the UK

The first ever all-vegan rugby club has launched in the UK and is currently looking for new players.  The Green Gazelles has been formed to prove the potential of plant-power, and is both scouting male and female players.  Founder Brendan Bale is looking for players of all abilities and already has interest from some high …

New Zealand government encourages plant-based eating

New Zealand’s government has included the promotion of plant-based eating in a groundbreaking report into the future of its health sector and sustainability. The Ministry of Health published report titled Sustainability and the Health Sector, which looks into the carbon footprint of hospitals and other healthcare providers. It suggests introducing new vegan menus, encouraging people …

Arnold Schwarzenegger says you don’t need meat to build muscle

Arnold Schwarzenegger has dispelled the myth that you need meat to build muscle in a new documentary which showcases the benefits of plant-based eating for elite sports stars. The Game Changers is a ‘revolutionary documentary about meat, protein and strength’ which is set to be released this year. The documentary features high profile sports stars …