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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 …

Zoo animals to get experimental vaccine against COVID-19

Over 100 mammalian species will receive a vaccine developed by veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis using an experimental drug. Nearly 70 zoos across the US are inoculating over 100 mammalian species including big cats, great apes, bears, skunks, badgers, and ferrets among others against the coronavirus with an experimental vaccine. They include zoos in Denver, Oakland …

Eating red meat increases risk of heart diseases by 18%, mega study says

The Oxford study found a strong association between red and processed meat consumption and increased heart disease risk. Red and processed meat increase the risk of heart disease by nearly one-fifth, a new study has found. The study published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition is one of the largest systematic …

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. …