Vegan bodybuilder Niamai Delgado - who will appear in upcoming film The Game Changers- is the latest big name to appear on the Plant Based Newspodcast. During the interview with PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie, Delgado revealed that he's never eaten meat, and talks about the physique he biult without the use of steroids. According to the athlete, both of his parents - who he describes as 'amazing' - are converted Hindus who raised him as a lacto-vegetarian. "I was raised with a
LSE’s student union has voted to petition the university to join Goldsmiths and the University of Cambridge in implementing a ban on beef across campus. Student activist Phoebe Woodruff lead the initiative which will see the university replace beef with vegan options. “More students than ever are looking to limit their environmental footprint – and cutting out meat, eggs, and dairy is the best and easiest way to do that,” she said. “It’s encouraging to see LSE take a stand to
“Eat local.” It’s a recommendation you’ve probably heard before. Environmental advocates and even the United Nations have hyped a “locavore” diet as a way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the climate. The basic idea is that more transportation leads to more emissions, so you want to reduce the distance your food has to travel to get to you. And certainly, if you can eat local, that’s great. But it’s not the most effective way to reduce your food’s carbon footprint. Th
A Dutch animal welfare organization is speaking out against long-running European Union subsidy programs that support the animal agriculture industry. The Wakker Dier Foundation claims that propping up the beef, pork, and chicken businesses ostensibly puts the EU in a position of contributing to the global climate crisis. “Where the EU tries to stimulate meat consumption, the Netherlands is trying to discourage meat consumption through policy,” the group says in a statement.
A “sustainability charge” on meat to cover its environmental damage could raise billions to help farmers and consumers produce and eat better food, according to a report. The levy, which would increase the price of a steak by about 25%, would be phased in over the next decade. The report focuses on EU countries and was produced for the Tapp Coalition of health, environment and animal welfare organisations. It says “fair pricing” for meat should be included in the forthcoming
Hollywood is going green (again). Though it might seem antithetical to the incredibly wasteful entertainment industry as a whole, the non-cynical side of me thinks that every sustainable action — even if considered moral grandstanding or virtue signaling by naysayers — is good news. This time, the focus is on food. The Academy of Motion Pictures announced on Jan. 7, that food served at Oscar events will be almost entirely plant-based. Both the annual luncheon for Oscar nomine