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Red kites thriving in England 30 years after reintroduction

In July 1990, 13 red kites had to be flown by British Airways jet from Spain before they could grace the skies of the Chilterns. Thirty years on, nearly 2,000 breeding pairs of red kites display their distinctive forked tails as they soar over virtually every English county, in what has been hailed as one […]

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Plant-based diets can promote healthy aging, says new article in nutritional journal

Plant-based diets can promote healthy aging, according to a new editorial published in a nutritional journal. The article, titled Plant-Based Diets for Healthy Aging, appears in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. You can read the full story on Plant-Based News.

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Are coconut products ethical? Thai monkey labour exposed

A recent animal rights investigation claims that two of the biggest coconut milk producers in Thailand force monkeys to pick their coconuts. As a result, a number of retailers—including several major UK supermarkets—have pledged to stop selling products from these companies. Thai officials dispute the claims that the coconut industry abuses monkeys and uses their […]

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Lewis Hamilton reveals his dog is now ‘fully vegan and super happy’

Lewis Hamilton has revealed his dog Roscoe is now ‘fully vegan’ – and is ‘super happy’. The Formula 1 champion shared the news via the British Bulldog’s Instagram account. The breed famously suffers from a slew of health issues, due to years and years of inbreeding to achieve specific characteristics. These include breathing problems, heart defects, and autoimmune […]

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UN report links factory farming to increased pandemic risk

A new United Nations (UN) report sets out ways to prevent future pandemics – and lists intensive farming as a risk factor. The report, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission, was collated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). You can read the […]

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Vegan film platform launches listing over 200 movies

A new film platform sharing 200 vegan-interest movies launched this week. VegMovies lists movies with ‘a vegan message, a vegan character, the goal of reducing or exposing animal suffering and exploitation, a focus on climate change, or a focus on sustainability that does not specifically recommend consuming or exploiting animals’. You can read the full […]

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13 Black start-ups changing the food system

There are a number of Black-owned vegan startups that are actively working to revolutionize the country’s food system. From businesses looking to bring affordable plant-based foods to low-income communities to companies that provide healthier options to those battling food-related illnesses—here are 13 Black vegan startups that are looking to change the world through food. Read […]

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Africa’s been at this vegetarian thing longer than most of the world

As vegan meat, dairy, and other alternatives gain an increased presence in Western supermarkets, one might get the idea that plant-based diets are something new. But in many regions across the globe, eating little to no meat has been a cornerstone of national cuisine. Africa is one example. For centuries prior to European colonization, food […]

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Lidl is now selling vegan Beyond Burgers

Lidl stores in the UK are now selling California-based brand Beyond Meat’s vegan Beyond Burgers. A Sheffield-based shopper recently spotted the pea protein plant-based patties and took a photo. Vegan Food UK posted the image to its Instagram account. The burgers—priced at £3.99—are stocked in the freezer section. It’s not the first time Beyond Burgers have been […]

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WeFil launches online shop

WeFil, North London’s own zero waste shop, is now online! Their website is full of delicious and useful waste-free offerings, including spices, grains, pulses, snacks and household cleaning and beauty products. Items come in exchangeable jars or reusable paper bags, which means that every order is plastic-free. All their products are vegan, ethically and sustainably […]

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