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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 …

Doctor achieves 97% success rate using plant-based treatment for type 2 diabetes patients

A new plant-based method for treating type 2 diabetes has achieved incredible success in its early stages, with doctors reporting a 97% rate of patients going into remission. Dr. Janka Lejavova, MD has been guiding patients to use her Natural Food Interaction (NFI) protocol, which treats diabetes patients with a combination of whole plant-based foods …

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 …