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Is David Attenborough vegan? Here’s what we know

The legendary naturalist’s work focuses on animals, climate change, environmental destruction – but does his diet conform to his environmental views? Sir David Attenborough is well known for his passion for everything planet and his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy in protecting and restoring nature is unparalleled.   Naturally, with him being such a force …

What is selenium and are you getting enough of it as a vegan?

Here’s everything you need to know about this critical micronutrient… Selenium is a trace mineral, which means humans don’t need a huge amount to stay healthy. But don’t underestimate its powers; it’s an essential nutrient and critical for the proper functioning of our bodies. According to The Royal Society of Chemistry, our bodies contain around …

66 year old athlete says he is ‘visual proof that being vegan long-term is beneficial for our minds, bodies, and self-respect as a species

The vegan athlete as a young child was warned that he had less chances of surviving because of his dietary choices. John Machin has been a lifelong vegan. He has never eaten meat and dairy. He is 66 years now, but as a young child was warned that he had less chances of surviving because …

Funny Girl’s Lea Michele campaigns against horse-drawn cruelty in New York taxi-top ads

The Broadway star has joined forces with PETA to urge New Yorkers to boycott horse-drawn carriages.  Funny Girl’s Lea Michele is appearing on New York taxi- tops urging people  to boycott horse-drawn carriages The Broadway star is the face of PETA’s new ad campaign, which urges people to ‘ get horses off busy #NYC streets!” …

Do kids enjoy plant-based meat?

A study shows that kids’ perception of food is influenced by product composition and sensorial aspects such as appearance, aroma, texture, and taste. Plant-based meat has been widely accepted globally as alternative meat products continue to generate buzz. And, with a new wave of conscious consumerism, more and more people are reducing meat consumption for …

Over 70% of EU citizens say milk alternatives should be added to school canteens

“It is high time schools start a meaningful transition towards healthier and more sustainable diets, ingraining good habits early on in younger generations.” 72% of EU citizens clearly stated that the union should fund plant-based milk alternatives in canteens under their scheme, which supports the distribution of fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products to school …

James Cameron has a new word to describe vegans – what do you think it is?

“I tried to come up with a good term for it because vegan has all those connotations.” Award-winning director James Cameron believes  that calling those who eschew meat and dairy ‘vegans’ or ‘plant-based’ doesn’t go far enough. According to him, there is a better word to describe this community. Moreover, the terminology around vegans and …

UK PM Rishi Sunak appoints vegan as head of green policy

Downing Street hopes the new hire will make Sunak sound more authentic on environmental issues, the Guardian reports. Rishi Sunak has reportedly appointed a vegan as his head of environmental policy. According to the Guardian, No 10 has approached Meera Vadher to overhaul the prime minister’s image on the environment. Vadher is a former special …

King Charles bans foie gras from all royal residences over cruelty concerns

The 74-year-old royal has long condemned the French delicacy as unethical and even ordered chefs at his personal residence not to use it while he was Prince of Wales. King Charles has finally banned foie gras from being served at all royal residences due to animal welfare concerns. According to insiders, the King removed the …

PETA launches its first-ever Christmas ad to encourage people to spare turkeys this festive season

The animated commercial calls for a peaceful and vegan Christmas Vegan charity PETA has created its first-ever Christmas advert to urge viewers to leave turkeys off their plate this festival. It is shot from the point of view of a turkey and follows young Toby’s narrow escape from an abattoir-bound lorry into the loving home …

This vegan snack brand just won Channel 4 TV show Aldi’s Next Big Thing

“It goes to show that vegan and free-from can be mainstream.” A UK vegan snack brand has won Channel 4’s newest reality contest.  Snack producer Crave won TV Show Aldi’s Next Big Thing. The six episode series touted as Dragon’s Den meets Masterchef, pitted 36 small-scale businesses looking to become the next big thing against …

42% of consumers believe plant-based food will replace meat by 2032

 “Plant-based diets are on the rise in all regions of the world, and consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the link between climate change and food choices.”  New consumer research has found that four out of 10 consumers worldwide think most people will ditch meat for plant-based food in the next decade. The study was …