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7 Vegan bodybuilders proving plant-based muscle power is ‘not only possible, it’s optimal’

Some meat-eaters may still be, even in 2019, under the illusion that a vegan diet is fundamentally lacking in protein. To help blow this misconception out of the water, Totally Vegan Buzz takes a look at seven top vegan bodybuilders who are proving the endless potential of plant-power. Erin Fergus Erin Fergus was titled as the …

How much damage is veganism really doing to the dairy milk industry?

There’s no doubt that veganism has well and truly entered the mainstream. Popular culture is welcoming new vegan food launches, clothing lines, supermarkets, fashion weeks and celebrities. But how much impact is this shift really having on the dairy milk industry?  Demand The market for plant-based milk has expanded over recent years, with new options available …

Greggs launches ‘vegan sausage roll locator’ amid plans to stock in all 1,950 stores

UK bakery chain Greggs has launched a Vegan Sausage Roll Locator to help customers finally get a taste of the elusive plant-based treat. The vegan sausage roll caused mass hysteria on release at the start of the year, and customers across the country have been at times left disappointed as Greggs struggled to keep up …

Meet the school children inspiring thousands to skip class to demand climate change action

A global wave of school strikes is set to continue this week as young people urge world leaders to make significant commitments on climate change. Renowned Swedish activist Greta Thunberg began the movement, which encourages students to walk out of class in organised mass protests aimed a catching the attention of powerful decision-makers. Last year, …

Victoria Beckham has banned exotic skins from her luxury fashion brand

British fashion icon and designer Victoria Beckham has pledged to ban exotic skins in her luxury fashion brand. The company confirmed a new policy prohibiting alligator, crocodile, ostrich, and snake skins. The brand affirmed its fur-free status in a statement: “Victoria Beckham will cease the use of exotic skins in all collections as of AW19. “The Victoria …

The mind-blowing statistics behind the vegan boom as interest in veganism outstrips meat

The days when veganism was dismissed by mainstream culture are well and truly gone, and there’s plenty of evidence that the plant-based surge is set to continue and here to stay. The first month of 2019 saw an explosion in the popularity of veganism, with Twitter predicting ‘vegan’ to be the biggest trend this year …

The brutal realities of leather: one billion animals slaughtered and abused every year

Every year the skin of a billion slaughtered animals is turned into leather for our wallets, jackets, handbags, shoes and furniture. Yet for a product so visible in society, misconceptions about the industry behind it are still incredibly common.  Many people assume leather is sourced only from cows, and therefore simply a by-product of the meat …

Vegan Manchester United footballer Chris Smalling is ‘constantly getting stronger’ since switching diet

Manchester United footballer Chris Smalling has seen dramatic improvements in strength and endurance since adopting a vegan diet. The 29-year-old defender has consistently improved on physical tests carried out by the club, and said he is ‘constantly getting stronger’. In an interview with Sky Sports, he said: “We did a test of our hamstrings and I’ve …

Sacked vegan battles to have veganism protected by law as a ‘philosophical belief’

A vegan who claims he was sacked for his beliefs has crowdfunded £33,000 for a landmark case which will decide whether veganism is protected by law. A former employee of League Against Cruel Sports, Jordi Casamitjana, argues he was discriminated against by the company for being vegan. He claimed he was fired after he exposed …

Waitrose adds 14 new plant-based products as interest in its vegan range doubles

UK supermarket Waitrose has increased its vegan offer with 14 new products, bringing the total in its new plant-based range to 65. The move is a reaction to skyrocketing demand, as the retailer revealed searches for ‘vegan’ on its website have doubled in the last year, and increased by 67% for the word ‘vegetarian’. Chloe …

Pope Francis offered $1m if he goes vegan for lent

Vegan campaigners have challenged Pope Francis to go vegan for Lent, with the promise that if he does they will donate $1m to a charity of his choice. Million Dollar Vegan, led by 12-year-old Genesis Butler, aims to encourage the world to go plant-based to help the environment and to combat climate change. Butler has …

The meat pasty shop where vegan cakes outsell steak pasties

Pasty shop owner Ian Baldry is not vegan, nor is his wife, but yet he seems to have caused quite a stir among Brighton vegans at his shop which is (IMHO) the unlikely home of the best vegan cakes in the city. Cornish pasties do not evoke vegan connotations, so how is it that The …