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Post-Brexit would strengthen trade ties with the US which could force the UK’s meat and dairy industries to spiral into abusive practices.
Journalist Fiona Harvey shares her experience of the changing face of climate denialism and the emerging, impassable wall of truth.
The state’s streams are drying up, and animal agriculture is a major culprit. Lowering the demand for meat and dairy could save essential water sources.
Despite the cruelty of shark finning, the sale of shark fins is legal and in high demand in Hong Kong where it is seen as a delicacy and status symbol.
In the past ten years alone, two major development banks have pumped a massive $2.6bn into meat and dairy despite the harm this has on the environment.
Governments are beginning to look critically at the meat industry who are responsible for the bulk of climate-change, causing carbon emissions.
CEO of one of the worlds most successful alternative meat companies, Beyond Meat, predicts a future where plant-based options replace meat.
Activists say they have reason to believe that meat-plants experiencing large coronavirus outbreaks are using legal loopholes to hide their numbers.
What attitudes do we now have that our children’s children will see as bewilderingly immoral? One answer will be factory farming and the treatment of animals.
Meat-plants have become synonymous with the COVID-19 virus after hundreds of workers at meat-plants across the country became infected.
Thirty thousand meat-plants across the US and Europe have been impacted by massive COVID-19 outbreaks which have been linked to poor working conditions.
US imports could bring factory-farmed meat, chlorinated chicken and could potentially harm local farmers who maintain high standards.
German Billionaire and owner of COVID-19 infested meat factory accused of worker exploitation as nearly 1500 “temporary” workers test positive.
The major tech company is taking a pledge to become more environmentally conscious and to fund a way forward for sustainable food.
A study conducted at George Mason University shows that communities of colour, who are the most impacted by climate change, also care the most.
These farmers have found innovative ways to switch from farming meat and dairy products to farming sustainable vegan produce.
Among other suggestions to lower one’s chances, the ACA recommends eating less meat, particularly red meat and moving towards a plant-based diet.
The US Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate dietary guidelines include dairy as a part of a healthy diet, but these doctors are urging them to change that.
Brexit threatens UN protections for UK’s bees and signals possible imported meat trade-deals with the US that doesn’t meet health standards.
The Amazon rainforest has been at war for years with the industrial meat industry, which has been destroying the forest to make way for meat farms.
New research suggests that coronavirus not dangerous to humans unless multiple strains come together, such as in a wild-life market.
The harm done to the environment in the name of meat spills over to impact us all, as new diseases are introduced, and pandemics claim lives.
Teenage climate-activist, Greta Thunberg, says that the climate crisis must be dealt with the same urgency lent to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sir Paul McCartney is celebrating his 78th birthday today. He said that more than anything, he wanted Peace on earth for everyone including the animals.
Factory farming has consumed and dominated animal farming for years, but as consumers become more conscious of what they eat, could this be the end?
Large-scale, industrial farming often requires the use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals that are pushing insect species to extinction.
With vegan alternatives to meat becoming more mainstream things look positive, but will it last, and can it replace real meat?
The United Nations’ Sustainable Business chief, Lise Kingo, says that the crisis should motivate us to create a world that is equitable and sustainable.
The meat industry that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak has made way for alternatives to meat, including the sale of tofu.
Meet 39 lucky chickens who were saved from certain death! Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit the meat industry, thousands of animals have been culled.
China has committed to ending its exploitative wild-animal trade, but to what extent can the government successfully do so?
The dairy giant has plans to produce “a range of plant-based products” at the factory, including vegan milks and yoghurts.
This innovative start-up is set on making vegan, plant-based meat that is cheaper than meat to encourage consumers to eat better.
Could it be possible that the pandemic is convincing consumers to choose vegan alternatives over meat? That seems to be the case.
Famed primatologist and animal-rights activist Jane Goodall wants us to take better care of wild-life and the environment to prevent another pandemic.
This comes after an investigation found that in 2019 alone, 25 foreign trawlers had spent 2,963 hours fishing in Marine Protected Areas.
Industrial animal agriculture is a significant cause of deforestation and disease, leaving scientists concerned that pandemics will become more frequent.
Damien is an Iraq war veteran and sniper. Travelling through Africa, he was inspired by the work of rangers and the plight of wildlife.
With the Coronavirus pandemic hitting China hard, a Chinese politician is calling on the Chinese Political Consultative Conference to encourage organizations to go meatless.
Investors are increasingly looking for more sustainable plant-based meat options as consumer demand increases and the Coronavirus pandemic sows chaos in the meat sector.
Animal rights group PETA wants to see an end to a cruel fashion trend that uses ostrich skin to make luxury handbags by designer brands such as Hermès, Prada.
As meat plants close and the pandemic wreaks havoc on animal agriculture, plant-based “fake meats” are seeing an increase in sales.
Music mogul Simon Cowell could be about to release a vegan cookbook after losing 60 pounds on a plant-based diet.
For years the ‘meat-loving man’ has been a stereotype. Now a new study suggests that things may be changing.
Comedian Kevin Hart recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.” He told Rogan that he regards himself as a “plant-based eater” and says he feels better for eating mostly vegan foods. Hart told Rogan that he doesn’t eat red meat, fish, or any...
Sir David Attenborough has warned that climate change has been “swept off the front pages” by the coronavirus pandemic.
Omnipork is targeting an Asian audience and knows exactly what to bring to the table. Could this be the start of Asia’s vegan revolution?
Shi Zhengli, affectionately known as Bat Woman, bravely called out political leaders for not co-operating to stop epidemics caused by wild-life trade.
After banning its wild animal trade, China makes move to reduce wildlife farming in the country by offering buy-out to farmers.
The Meat Safety Act, which lists wild animals for consumption, shows we have learned nothing from COVID-19 which was caused by the demand for animal meat.
Liz Pachaud describes what she witnessed when she went undercover at a meat farm as an investigator at animal protection organisation Mercy for Animals.
Explosive report reveals that thousands of wild animals are being taken out of the country and sold for profit thanks to failing regulatory procedures.
Health professionals in Britain launch “No Meat May” campaign to urge public to give up meat in order to prevent pandemics such as COVID-19.
The stork will soon be delivering a very vegan baby to two of our favourite celebrity vegans – Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix.
Workers in Irish meat-plants describe feeling let down. Many have contracted COVID-19 in unsafe work spaces where there is disregard for social distancing.
Meat industry may suffer a loss of $13.6 billion due to COVID-19 outbreak, say National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA); but that’s not all.
Thirty meat-plant workers and four health inspectors have died after contracting the disease at meat-plants across the county.
More and more fast-food outlets are stepping up and adding vegan options to their menu to meet consumer demands. Could this be a vegan food revolution?
The Advertising Regulatory Board has ruled that Fair Cape Dairies ‘happy cows’ advertisement which claims dairy farming is “humane”, is misleading.
Financial analyst and TV host, Jim Cramer, believes that the COVID-19 outbreak and meat shortages are bound to push consumers towards plant-based meat.
The Farm System Reform Act was proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, and it aims to transform how agriculture is done in the USA.
Veganism – once associated with hippies eating lentils – has come a long way! No longer considered weird and for people living in communes, it is now the most go-to lifestyle worldwide.
“The times they are a-Changin” as Bob Dyland sang all those years ago. Who knew that in mid-2020 an all-vegan hotel would be opening on Mykonos?
A large composting site, akin to a mass grave, erected for the carcasses of hogs euthanized after meat industry is impacted by COVID-19 outbreak.
BeVeg International Law Firm have filled a legal petition in the hopes of stamping out live-animal markets in New York City.
We are running out of time to save what’s left of the Brazilian Amazon. Policies by Jair Bolsonaro, Present of Brazil are making it worse by the day to save the unique biome
Meat companies fear the impact that COVID-19 will have on the meat industry, punish workers and animals by trying to maintain normalcy.
Brazil looks to military to intervene in deforestation of the Amazon, but environmentalists worry this isn’t a long-term solution.
As global labs scurry to learn more about COVID-19 and how to fight it, animals suffer the most, say animal rights activists.
While meat-plants have had to shut down due to rampant and out of control COVID-19 cases, meat alternatives like Beyond Meat have seen a boost in sales.
Animal rights organisation files lawsuit against US Department of Agriculture for the lack of regulation of disease contributing factory farms.
As the coronavirus crisis rages on, there’s another threat facing humanity: climate change. How do we do our part to save the planet? What can be done to help the environment?
Fridays For Future, the international youth movement founded by Greta Thunberg, has released a new climate crisis-focused ad.
Labour unions have since raised concerns about worker health, claiming that very few safety measures have been put in place.
Trump demands the reopening of meat plants despite the high COVID-19 risk involved. This has prompted outrage from rights experts.
Rather than cull millions of livestock, let’s end Animal Agriculture once and for all. The whole situation is an incontrovertible nightmare.
The country’s potato industry has been hard hit by COVID-19 prompting the potato growers’ union, Belgapom, to urge buyers to eat potatoes “twice a week.”
Beyond Meat has announced that it will be appearing at the 10th year anniversary virtual event of Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America.
Montana’s youth suing the state over fossil fuels should also look to the Animal Agriculture Industry which is a huge driver of Climate Change.
Greta Thunberg is not only a fighter for the planet but is also stepping up to help protect children from the pandemic with the purchase of soap, masks and gloves in association with a campaign launched by the United Nations.
The campaign is pro-farmer and anti-cruelty: Advocates want farmers to keep subsidies if they provide eco-services, which would in turn improve their income.
Canadian meat association expresses concern over looming supply shortages as more and more suppliers close or slow down operations.
The study conducted by the University of Oxford shows that agriculture would be reduced by 75% if people were to go vegan globally.
A survey conducted by Impossible Foods shows that if Americans ate 50% less meat 72,000 square miles of land could be saved per year.
The impact of deforestation has often seemed distant enough to ignore, but the COVID-19 outbreak is a warning of whats to come if we don’t save the forests.
Long standing and outspoken animal rights advocate Leonardo DiCaprio speaks out against the continuation of wild life markets despite COVID-19.
The petition urges the World Health Organisation and United Nations to push governments to implement policies that would reduce demands for wild-life.
An eye-opening report by Feeding Ourselves Thirsty has confirmed that meat production is the largest cause of water pollution.
A virus that originated in animals has upended life across the globe. But the next deadly pandemic could make this look like “a warmup. To truly solve the underlying conditions that fuel zoonotic pandemics, experts and wildlife conservationists are also calling for a...
Environmental organisation has urged the EU to cut its meat consumption by 71% over the next 10 years if it wishes to successfully combat climate change.
An international coalition of animal rights activists have called for animals to be spared from testing and research of COVID-29 in labs.
A new film was just released about the world’s only all-female anti-poaching unit. The documentary, entitled “Akashinga: The Brave Ones,” is produced by three-time Academy Award-winning director James Cameron and directed by Maria Wilhelm. The short film—which is a...
As details of China’s experience with the coronavirus emerge, a number of things are becoming clear. The first is the dystopian brutality of the lockdown imposed on the Chinese people by their authoritarian government.
New Zealand Animal rights group wants COVID-19 prompted economic plans to consider innovative ways to revolutionise the way we get our food.
The innovative idea for a plant-based pork range has helped inventor Jack Yap attract meat-lovers to his vegetarian restaurant.
The coffee giant is set to implement a vegan menu in various Chinese stores. The project will feature brands such as Beyond Meat, Omnipork and Oatly.
Despite COVID-19 and the country’s animal cruelty problem; China is a key player in the development of the technology needed for protein-based alternatives.
The demand from young Chinese for food that is both ethical and sustainable has been growing since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to these five experts in their respective fields; the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic might ensure a more sustainable and conscious world.
Despite international outrage and calls to put a permanent end to Asia’s disease infested wild-life markets; the trade continues.
The Australian government is calling for the G20 countries to take action on wildlife wet markets, calling them a “biosecurity and human health risk”.
Nielsen data has revealed that sales in alternative milks and vegan, plant-based meats has surged. Vegan meats experienced a 280% increase in sales.
A proposed trade deal could see US meat find its way to shelves in the UK. However, there are concerns that the meat doesn’t meet the country’s standards.
We need to move away from consuming animal products and embrace a plant-based lifestyle but that doesn’t mean farmers should see this as a threat. Instead, it could provide a wonderful opportunity for them to transition from farming animals to growing produce for vegan food.
Deforestation of the Amazon is happening at an alarming rate, despite COVID-19 which is shown by data from Brazil’s National Space Research Institute.
Fish farming and the seafood industry are just as destructive, damaging and polluting to the environment as the meat industry.
We became comfortable with bad systems which led to the current disaster according to Dae-oup Chang, author of Capitalist Development in Korea.
There is no better time than Earth Day 2020 to consider what we can do to make a positive contribution to the health of the planet and all who live on it.
The world renowned conservationist has blamed “disrespect for animals,” and destructive behavior towards nature for the coronavirus outbreak.
As social distancing increases, and markets & restaurants begin closing their doors to customers sea-food suppliers are seeing the bottom of the barrel.
Crispy Vegan bacon made from carrots becomes an instant internet hit as Chef Tabitha Brown’s video goes viral on streaming platform TikTok.
It isn’t just in sci-fi films and comic strips anymore: Soon enough labs could replace farms, and this change will save the planet.
20% of the meat served in schools and hospitals in the UK will be cut from the menu to narrow animal agriculture and address the climate crisis.
Calves who are just a few weeks old are often forced to travel for long distances in hot trucks. They suffer immense torture and some even die.
The world’s most trafficked animal, the pangolin, might see an end to its misery as COVID-19 ushers in fresh critique of Asia’s wild-life trade.
The influential conservationist called for a ban on the wild-life trade saying that we must protect wild-life to protect the future.
Pork plant Smithfield Food Inc. has become a breeding ground for COVID-19, and is now responsible for over 500 cases of the virus.
Have a Zoom Meeting with Magnolia, the cow, and other rescued farm-animal ambassadors and help fund school trips to animal sanctuaries.
The company received donations of $113 million from business heavy-weights such as Bill Gates, Jack Ma and even former US Vice president Al Gore.
Dog meat does not make it to Chinese “white list” of animals for consumption that was put together by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs.
Japan sees boom in vegan restaurants and vegan meal options as they set their sights on hosting the Olympics and Paralympic games.
Humans like to think of ourselves as separate, superior even, to nature. Despite this, protecting nature is the only way to save us from deadly pandemics.
Environmental activist, Aili Kang from the Wildlife Conservation Society has reason to believe it will happen in just a few short months.
China has placed a permanent ban on its lucrative wildlife trade, but environmentalists are skeptic of loopholes in the ban.
A small vegan company, Rebel Kitchen, has made a donation of 14 000 vegan milkshakes to food banks, and hospitals battling the coronavirus crisis.
Bear-bile has no scientifically-proven health benefits, and extraction is a cruel process. This hasn’t stopped Chinese health authorities from promoting it.
It has taken an emergency like the coronavirus outbreak to show that Government responses to social ills must be changed permanently.
Nielsen report finds consumer habits have indicated a public awareness of the dangers of meat as vegan products become food of choice.
Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.
The major UN climate change summit (COP 26) which was set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed until 2021.
The vibrant city houses over eighty wild animal “wet” markets. Activists and campaigners are afraid of what this might mean in the future for public health.
Terry used to hunt animals, but now he is vegan and its changing his life by improving his health. See what he has to say.
The Chinese Government has pomoted the wild animal trade for the past 40 years as rural economic development. But,with the outbreak of COVID-19 that has changed.
Supply chain disruptions and declining exports identified by the Dutch bank Rabobank as reasons for China’s drowning dairy industry.
A Chinese animal wellness organisation, Vshine Animal Protection Association, estimates that tens of thousands of pets have been abandoned or worse killed.
Agricultural drivers were responsible for 50 % of deadly zoonotic diseases that emerged in human populations—”proportions,” they wrote, “that will increase as agriculture expands and intensifies.”
Impossible Foods, a company that designs and makes plant-based meat alternatives, says that it plans to one day design something that will replace meat.
Vegan-friendly fashion retailer, Primark, becomes the first fashion company to gain vegan certification from TÜV Rheinland.
Vegans have long spoken of the health benefits they encountered when switching to a plant-based diet, but what does this look like in statistics?
From eggs to fish, its no longer just about the beef. Plant-based alternative are diversifying and these exciting creations could be on your plate soon.
Simon Cowell, America’s Got Talent creator and Number 1 dog lover, has donated $32.6K to shut down South Korean Dog Meat Farm.
San Francisco food manufacturing company producer of the vegan JUST Egg, are getting inquiries from Chinese companies seeking animal-free protein sources.
At an Indonesian market known for its wildlife offerings, bats, rats and snakes are still being sold despite a government request to take them off the menu.
“In terms of the Earth’s climate, we have gone beyond the point of no return. There’s no doubt about this.” says a leading Brazilian scientist.
Fankuai Dog Meat company tells people to eat dog meat to show cultural confidence as bill is proposed to ban the practice amid COVID-19 health concerns.
The permanent ban on China’s wildlife trade has led to the shut down of hundreds of farms breading wild animals – revealing the extent of the industry.
As scientists prepare for man to go into space, they have come to the conclusion that only plant-based foods can be grown in space.
While humanity may have been a metaphorical virus in this scene, a literal virus is now teaching us a sorely needed lesson.
It is a case of change or go broke says Lord Alan Sugar as he told businesses to offer vegans options or go broke.
Lewis Hamilton recently visited WIRES wildlife rescue in New South Wales, Australia to visit animals affected by the bushfires.
What does a large rise in veganism among New Zealanders mean for the country that is reliant on animal agriculture for its economy.
Coronavirus has spread with a speed that no one could foresee. Whole countries are under lockdown and the death toll is steadily climbing
The coronavirus outbreak has done something peculiar- it has put something as simple as health and hygiene at the forefront of our minds
With the vast spread of the COVID19 all over the world, people are looking for options to switch to vegetarian food to avoid the use of meat
The heart-warming story of how a third-generation cattle rancher became the founder of a sanctuary where cows like little Hope can live a full, long life.
The impact of climate change; natural disaster, floods, heatwaves and rising temperatures, are a bigger threat to human life than the coronavirus.
Unwanted horses are imported, by the thousands, loaded in cramped crates then flown across the ocean to Japan, to end up as a sashimi dish.
After pressure from PETA the Red Cross have agreed to stop using leather hand gloves, and to instead opt for a more ethical option.
Plant-based “vegan meat” and vegan fast-food options are all the rage at restaurants as consumer demand grows.
China has approved a permanent nationwide ban on the consumption and illegal trade of wild animals.
Veganism is more popular than ever. With the help of social media and vegan stars making headlines, more young people are opting for the lifestyle.
As Australia panics over coronavirus, pet owners are asking vets to euthanise their animals even though the WHO has said that dogs are unable to spread the virus
Tennis icon Serena Williams is right on trend with the release of a vegan leather line for more environmentally-conscious consumers. According to her, it is her way of helping inspire people to take part in saving the environment. This is as new market research...
We have a virus that we don’t seem to understand or are able to control and all because of the trade and consumption of wild animals.
Two of our favourite celebrities, Ricky Gervais and Esther The Wonder Pig are in a relationship! Seriously though, the Happily Esther After Farm Sanctuary, home to celebrity animal Ether the Wonder Pig, will receive from Parallel 49 beer company thanks to Ricky...
Stellar fashion designer Stella McCartney has taken her commitment to the animals and the planet a step further with her latest show.
Internet search trends suggest that the conversation around animal agriculture, cruelty and climate change is having a real impact on Canadian interests.
The food of the future could soon be produced by being printed with a 3D machine.
No mainstream food publication has declared itself a beef-free zone in the interest of cutting out the single most emissions-heavy food on the planet.
The Chinese are now known for the love of animals and it is not only humans who are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. Family pets, a fairly new phenomenon in China are also suffering as a result of owners abandoning their animals through...
In a statement by CEO, Kevin Johnson, the retail coffee giant outlined plans for an environmentally-friendly menu, including the use of plant-based milk.
Hip-hop musicians have been making headway as vegan icons. As a result black communities are the fastest growing vegan demographic in America.
The entertainment giant is said to have partnered with Impossible Foods to bring plant-based burgers to its theme parks and cruises.
No drastic diets required. That’s the word from Jamie Oliver aka The Naked Chef who has lost 26 pounds recently without going on a drastic diet
Corned beef is a simple and delectable household staple we all grew up with and its now available completely cruelty free and 100% delicious.
Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai were captured together earlier this week. Greta has also been photographed with other change-makers.
Wildlife farming was promoted as an easy way for rural Chinese people to get rich, but little was known about the actual scale of the industry.
The Vegan Society has been pushing for more inclusive workplace policies to be implemented, which would accommodate those who go cruelty-free.
Thailand’s biggest animal agriculture firm, CPF, find themselves looking to plant based products as the demand for meat-free options grows.
Americans lack information about the link between food and climate change. A poll reveals that many would go vegan had they been given the education.
A number of UK Universities have sliced meat off the menu in favour of popular plant-based options due to concerns for the environment.
The Spanish government makes an important move towards sustainability by providing funding to a vegan meat alternative startup.
Some US dairy farms will be converted into oats fields to assist with environmental efforts including protecting bio-diversity and biodynamic ecosystems.
New research has revealed that 1 in 5 people in Britain think chicken eggs and goats milk are vegan.
Jane Goodall will be turning 86 this year, but she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, there’s a renewed sense of urgency to her activism.
He is telling the stories of the forgotten animals who land on our plates every year – stories the animal agriculture industry tries to hide from us.
CR Vasco da Gama, one of Brazil’s top football teams, has partnered with VeganNation to promote sustainability initiatives within the sports industry.
Joaquin Phoenix has been applauded by Formula 1 Champion, Lewis Hamilton after he used his Oscar acceptance speech to criticise the meat and dairy industry.
The global demand for animal proteins, whether from domesticated or wild animals, is growing and becoming unsustainable.
The BBC recently announced a new documentary series that will follow Thunberg’s international campaign to bring light to the climate emergency.
Lena Dunham says Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech made her go vegan.
We are head-over-heels for these plant-based actors, athletes, supermodels, and leaders who are making the vegan lifestyle look so polished and cool.
And the Oscar goes to ….. Planet Earth?
Women take the blame for lack of water and other resources. Women also often become victims of manipulation and coercion.
Bees are essential to the functioning of America’s titanic almond industry – and billions are dying in the process It’s like sending bees to war.
Further evidence from experts that eating two or more servings of red meat, processed meat or poultry per week is linked to a higher risk of heart disease.
Risking ridicule to advocate profound social change. Joaquin Phoenix has paved the way for one of the most progressive Oscar acceptance speeches in living memory.
From meaty maitake mushroom salad to bourbon-spiked salted caramel milkshakes, take a look at the plant-based spread at this year’s Oscars after-party.
It was a night of triumphant moments for vegans, with Joaquin Phoenix, Billie Eilish and Natalie Portman being among the vegan celebrities who attended.
Long before the recent record-breaking fires in Australia, koalas were already in danger of extinction due to rampant deforestation.
According to a recent survey, 77% of Canadian consumers understand the harmful environmental impact of eating red meat.
The award-winning actor appeared in short film, Guardians of Life, to help launch Mobilize Earth, a new campaign working to fight the climate crisis.
From plant-based meals to repeat tuxedos and water bottle bans, Hollywood has come to embrace sustainability in an awards season usually known for excess.
A few years ago, vegan fast-food choices were limited – yet now the vegan sausage roll is a high-street staple.
Public health and infectious disease experts are sounding the alarm about climate change making the risk of other novel afflictions much more explosive.
Swedish fashion giant H&M is to launch a vegan alternative to leather, made from the byproducts of wine.
Queen legend Brian May has announced he will stay plant-based during February after ‘loving’ Veganuary.
The vegan actor took to the streets of London and unveiled a huge banner that read: “Factory farming destroys our planet. Go vegan.”
As cultured meat moves toward commercialisation, Aleph Farms is opening its doors to show visitors how meat is made without killing animals.
Physicians Committee dietitian, Minh Nguyen, MS RD, recommends Americans should be eating more plant-based foods rather than a low-carb diet.
Recent research found 53% of respondents liked the taste of plant-alternatives and 47% believe that plant-alternatives are better for the environment.
A record 400 000 people pledged to go vegan in January 2020. This included 50 000 vegan pledges made by Americans for Veganuary’s first US-based campaign.
With the new strain of coronavirus rapidly spreading, the Chinese public and scientists are urgently calling for a permanent ban on wildlife markets.
NovaMeat, which creates realistic meat alternatives by 3D-printing plant-based proteins, has just developed a new version of its meat-free steak.
France has said that from 2021, the practice of culling male chicks by live-shredding them will be banned in the egg industry.
Harvard Law School, one of the world’s most prestigious Universities has just launched a program to teach law students how they can fight for animal rights.
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine has ditched her beloved furs for a sustainable faux fur coat designed by top British designer Stella McCartney from her upcoming Autumn 2020 collection.
What do meat-eaters really think of Veganism? According to a new study, the perceptions that they have of veganism may well be changing.
According to the symbolic Doomsday Clock which predicts how close our planet is to complete destruction, is now only 100 seconds from midnight. That is less than 2 minutes! The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) said on Thursday that the change was made due to nuclear proliferation, failure to tackle climate change and “cyber-based disinformation”.
Meat-free food firm launches bacon-scented ‘scratch and sniff’ patch to stop newly vegans overcome cravings
A plant-based food firm has invented a skin patch for smokers to help those trying to adopt a plant-based diet, overcome their cravings for bacon
How the Middle East's water shortage drives demand for live animal imports. The increasingly dry region relies on imports of sheep and cows from as far as Brazil to satisfy the rapidly growing population Cows are waiting in pens, on sweet-smelling fresh straw. They...
Until factory farms housing millions of animals are eliminated and live animal markets permanently shut down, human diseases will continue to arise.
Popstar and animal activist Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. Eilish triumphed in all of the Grammys “big four” marquee categories – song of the year, record of the year, album of the year and best new artist.
This marks the largest funding moment in the history of the cell-based meat industry, confirming that the sustainable food industry is on fire right now.
World leaders at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, have been slammed by Greta Thunberg for their for continued inaction on the climate.
Greta Thunberg clearly outmatched Donald Trump at Davos when it came to knowledge about climate change.
As Australians choked on smoke and discovered their homes had been destroyed this summer, climate change denialism got a boost on Facebook.
The UK’s anti-terrorism police force has listed animal rights and environmental protection groups in the same category as Satanists, Jihadists, alt-rights groups etc comparing these groups to terrorists. The idea that Animal rights groups are dangerously deluded psychos is being pushed by the alt-right all over the world.
A new report urges world governments and communities to drastically reduce waste or risk global disaster if we continue to treat the world’s resources as if they are limitless.
Robert Downey Jr. has said he is going plant-based. If ever there was proof that plant power is unstoppable, this is it.
New research is clear that red and processed meats should not be on the menu if you want to be healthy and save the environment.
If you’re concerned about eating foods sourced sustainably and ethically, here’s a round-up of some of the foods to be aware of or steer clear of in 2020.
Faux meat companies will need to perfect their production and processing systems and figure out how to get all that fake meat to the masses.
We all need to stop consuming meat, but we also need to eat seasonally and get all the nutrition we need from sources not too far from our doorsteps.
You think the world is a chaotic place now? Just wait. As bad as you think climate change might be in the coming decades, reality could be far worse.
Every year, the United Nations promotes something it believes warrants attention, and it has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health.
Pet food can be converted to vegetarian or vegan food. This could extend the lives of our pets while saving millions of animals from slaughter each year.
Joker star and vegan activist Joaquin Phoenix has won Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role at the SAG Awards, his fourth major prize.
The National Trust is going to plant trees on 44 000 acres of land. Around half of this land is used by farmers, who will have to reduce their herds.
Another high-profile Oscar-season event will be going vegan this year. WME will be serving an all-plant-based menu at its pre-Academy Awards bash.
Reducing animal agriculture would significantly impact emissions targets. Therefore, our global meat consumption must peak by 2030, and then drop significantly.
Due to growing concerns around land use and livestock emissions, expect plant-based diets to feature heavily in future roadmaps for food sustainability.
2019 saw the rise of plant-based burgers and an increase in flexitarian diets. So what will 2020 bring to your plate?
Inspectors at slaughterhouses in the Netherlands regularly encounter pigs drowning in piping hot water baths, kicking and screaming.
Over the next decade, Prince William, will award 50 environmental heroes with an Earthshot Prize.
Eden Project in Cornwall, England, a structure designed to represent three distinct climates of the world. has launched a pop-up restaurant with vegan food.
The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will now also be serving a vegan menu as part of its sustainability commitment.
For nearly his whole life, Joaquin Phoenix been an outspoken advocate for animals, but recently he has let his vegan flag fly prouder than ever before.
Up to 100 000 sheep were killed in bush fires on Kangaroo Island and at least 25 000 more livestock perished in fires on mainland Australia.
The journal Nature Climate Change has found that by 2070 all of Madagascar’s rainforest will be gone due to deforestation and climate change.
The issue of introducing a meat tax in Germany has been raised again, this time by the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
The Golden Globes award winner was arrested shortly after giving a moving speech about animal agriculture and climate change at the Fire Drill Fridays protest.
The 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards are going vegan too! The award ceremony decided on a plant-based menu for environmental reasons.
“Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet,” looks at how meat has damaged the planet and how agriculture could be changed for the better.
Brits are going meat-free claims new research which found the number of vegans in the UK grew by 62% in 2019.
Two doctors have dramatically improved the health of a small village in Canada after convincing the community to take up a vegan diet.
Rebellyous plans to save billions of birds by making vegan meat cheaper than meat produced in factory farms.
Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board with the launch of a brand new vegan option on its menus for the month of January.
In 2008, the Garnaut Climate Change Review said Australia would face a more dangerous fire season by 2020.
Scientists are replacing crops and livestock with food made from microbes and water. It may just save humanity’s bacon, says George Monbiot.
Lovers of dumplings who also happen to be vegetarians or vegans can rejoice! Impossible Foods just announced their new product – Impossible Pork.
Waitrose & Partners is set to double the amount of vegan products in its range with the launch of 30 new vegan products during the course of the year.
Guests at last night’s Golden Globes awards enjoyed an all-vegan menu for the first time in it’s 77-year history.
Dozens of plant-based stars, including Joanna Lumley, Peter Egan and Chris Smalling, share their favourite vegan dishes for Veganuary.
The Akashinga is the first fully armed, all-women, anti-poaching team in Africa and they show their communities that you don’t need meat to be healthy.
If 350 000 people worldwide go vegan for January 2020, it will save the carbon dioxide equivalent of 450 000 flights and more than one million animals.
Climate change is making Australian wildfires larger and more frequent because of its effects on dryness and fire weather.
Whether we like it or not, the environmental movement is going to have to become more politicised to keep up the momentum it has acquired so far.
Veganuary is growing in strength with increasing numbers signing on to its pledge to eat only plant-based products for January.
Queen guitarist and songwriter Brian May, who often uses his platform to speak out about animal-rights, has announced he will be doing Veganuary.
2019 brought the climate emergency into the mainstream with dire warnings from scientists and protests bringing city centres to a standstill.
Harvest reduction of a staple cooking oil due to extra rains, colder temperatures and a bacteria that affected the trees are all part of climate change.
The vegan company’s stock performance is expected to match that of Netflix in the 2020’s due to a consumer shift toward environmentally friendly foods.
One documentary cannot change the world, but it appears that the Game Changers has hit us where we feel it most – in our stomachs.
Even if you avoid industrial farm produce it’s likely that your vegetables will have been grown with the help of manure and other animal products.
Some big numbers from nature made news in 2019. They were enough of a shock to get people talking about life on Earth, and what to do about it.
Food historian reveals how diners went from a sparse meal of root veg in the 1920s to quaffing Prosecco in this decade.
Vegan alternatives to the traditional Christmas roast are flying off the shelves at Waitrose and Sainsbury’s as Brits seek a more ethical festive fare.
animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion by Ingrid Newkirk will launch on 7 January 2020.
Nando’s has announced it is launching a plant-based version of its top-selling PERinaise, which will be available from 1 January 2020.
Bryan Adams has always been vocal about choosing the lifestyle for the sake of the animals and our planet. He has also been vegan for 30 years.
The vegan meat company’s CEO Ethan Brown hints that Beyond Meat is planning to debut vegan poultry products in 2020.
Greta Thunberg’s journey from a ‘quiet teenage schoolgirl’ to the figurehead of a global climate movement has been captured for an upcoming documentary.
Lonely Planet, one of the world’s largest travel guide book publishers, has come out with a plant-based travel guide called The Vegan Travel handbook.
Mars, the company who owns Pedigree and Whiskas, is developing meat-free pet food to tackle the environmental impact of farming.
Investors are starting to give meat suppliers a warning: make better progress in tackling climate change or risk being shunned.
Scientists have warned that livestock production needs to reach its peak within the next decade in order to tackle the climate emergency.
Even though animal agriculture has been proven to be a leading cause of climate change, policies are being signed that will increase animal production.
A federal judge has restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products.
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.
For every person who signs up at MillionDollarVegan.com, the nonprofit will donate $1 to selected charities, while aiming to 'Make America Healthy Again.' Some of America's leading physicians and nutritional research scientists are supporting a campaign urging...
Frozen II is a Disney movie without a villain. In the end, everyone is facing the same threat – environmental disasters from a world thrown out of whack.
Joaquin Phoenix and Alicia Silverstone, are joining high-profile environmentalists, including George Monbiot, in supporting the Veganuary 2020 campaign.
It’s now possible to have all your favourites, from pigs in blankets to mince pies and roasts without harming any animals. But does any of it taste nice?
Half a million Australians are shifting to a meat-free Christmas and supermarkets and retailers have responded to the rapid demand for plant -based options.
A recent survey found that 60 percent of Scottish dairy farmers are “not so confident” or “not at all confident” about the future of the industry.
Swedish actor and martial artist, Dolph Lundgren, told TV host, Piers Morgan, on the British TV show “Good Morning Britain”, that he is now vegan.
4 masterpieces from the Prado collection have been selected to highlight the environmental consequences of various phenomena attributed to climate change.
Earth-friendly, plant-based options can reduce the carbon footprint of a 500-person event by 10 tons of greenhouse gas equivalents.
A recent study published in the BMJ has found that adults who consume the most dairy, compared with the least, are at the highest risk for early death.