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We grappled with whether we should still run No Meat May during a global crisis.

We questioned if it was appropriate to run a behaviour change challenge while many people are without work, and many of our partner businesses have closed their doors.

With lives and livelihoods being lost, we wondered whether the world would have capacity for our humble challenge.  But after much deliberation, we decided pushing on is the right thi...

3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.

US sales of plant-based food surged by 11 percent in 2019, bringing the total plant-based market value to $5 billion, according to new data released today by the Good Food Institute (GFI) and the Plant Based Foods Association.

During the same period, dollar sales for the total U.S. retail food market grew just two percent in comparison.

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The UK’s meat industry will be campaigning and protesting this month with the hope of replicating the success of Veganuary. To combat this, a group of ‘beefy’ Brits have been gallivanting around central London, handing out Meatless Farm’s beetroot beefcakes burgers to Londoners on their lunch breaks to show them that plant-based burgers can be just as juicy, ‘meaty’ and tasty as traditional burgers.

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2 Mar 2020

The accelerated super growth of factory farmed chickens is a result of special breeding programmes by genetics companies, driven by profit and a desire for cheap chicken by supermarkets, restaurants and shoppers. 

This has devastating effects with the bodies of the baby birds having damage to their legs, hearts and lungs. Their legs cannot cope and buckle and break, leaving the birds stranded in their own mess on barn floors, u...

25 Feb 2020

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...

24 Feb 2020

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 sa...

20 Feb 2020

“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 ef...

16 Feb 2020

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 consum...

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...

5 Feb 2020

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...

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic says his vegan diet is the secret to his success. Djokovic—who is currently ranked the world’s No.2 best in men’s singles tennis—comes from a family of food-lovers; his parents used to own a pizza restaurant in Kopaonik, Serbia. He still loves food and has even opened his own vegan restaurant, Eqvita, where he lives in Monte Carlo.

But for Djokovic, food isn’t just gustatory pleasure. It’s t...

For environmentally minded consumers, the news is hard to swallow: almond milk is not healthy for the planet and the popular milk substitute is especially hard on bees. Our recent investigation into the connection between California’s industrialized almond industry and a record 50bn commercial bee deaths created quite a buzz. The widely read story prompted one primary response from readers: “What should we be drinking instead?...

From smaller portion sizes to swapping steak for cauliflower or a chicken sandwich for a plant-based one, more and more Americans are eating less meat. According to a new Gallup Poll, nearly one in four Americans (23%) reported eating less meat in the past year than they had previously.

The findings are part of a Gallup telephone poll conducted among U.S. adults, between September 16 to September 30, 2019. But while the survey...

“How do we take care of ourselves? How do we govern ourselves? How do we regain the wisdom of our ancestry? And how do we reclaim our health,”.... The answer is to take the reins of ones’ own body. “There’s a huge movement around decolonizing the diet. There is disease related to diets heavily reliant on meat and genetically modified crops and monocropping. How do we extricate ourselves from that? It’s revolutionary.”

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