Conscious Consumption - A New Trend?

Kylie Barton | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Consumerism in that sense connotes material consumption. Consumption however, is also a word used to describe the act of eating and drinking. We are all consumers in that sense whether we choose to subscribe to the capitalist model of conspicuous consumption of superfluous material goods or not.

World Vegan Month: Top Vegan Restaurants in Edinburgh

Sarah Moyes | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Moyes

Have you ever considered going vegan? Well if it's something you've thought about, then World Vegan Month is here to help. All throughout November there's lots of different things happening to educate people about veganism, and help those who want to make the transition to this lifestyle.

Meat's as Much of a Drag on our Health as Tobacco

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Even if the government pushed for warning labels on meat and dairy products only half as hard as it pushes for plain-packaging on cigarettes, more people would realise that tobacco isn't the only cancer-causing thing you can put in your mouth - and hopefully take that warning to heart.

Vegans Rejoice! You'll Soon Be Able To Drink Guinness

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the first time in its 256-year history, Guinness is set to become vegan-friendly. The company has previously used isinglass - a byproduct crea...

What Vegans Have to Put Up With From Everybody Else

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Snowdon

I have never eaten meat. Ever. When people find this out the reaction that follows is often one of incredulity, mixed with confusion... So for this year's World Vegan Day, here are 10 of the most common reactions I've had from people after they've discovered that I don't eat meat or dairy.

Vegan Student Claims She Was Refused Catering Job For Not Wearing Leather Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A vegan student has claimed she was refused a catering job at her university because she would not wear leather shoes for ethical reasons. Dominika...

Vegan: All or Nothing?

Laura Hemmington | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hemmington

There are many reasons for adopting a vegan lifestyle (or, to be more direct, becoming a vegan), from the straight-up rejection by ethical vegans of the use of animals for any purpose, to the dietary and environmental vegans - and everyone else in between.

The 5p Plastic Bag Versus The Steak on Your Plate

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jasmijn de Boo

The Climate Change Act 2008 gave the government a mandate to impose a fee for plastic carrier bags in an attempt to cut down on waste and global warming. In England this measure has now been implemented. While the step in itself is laudable, its environmental benefits will be negligible.

Can Vegans Date Meat Eaters?

Rachel Canty | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Canty

I doubt a vegan would even allow meat in their fridge, let alone cook it. But that is just the start, there is no denying that being a vegan seeps into every part of my life, food is just the start and it's so important to find someone that understands it.

Animals Deserve Even More Than a Vegan Shadow Minister

Alasdair Cochrane | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alasdair Cochrane

The appointment last week of a vegan - Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy - as shadow DEFRA Minister has caused something of a stir. Perhaps predictably, farming groups and representatives are said to be shocked that someone with such views could hold such a role.

A Beginner's Guide to Going Vegan: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Turned to the Dark Side

Kate Menear | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Menear

In this piece I volunteer myself as your plant-based sensei. If you're thinking about going vegan or have done so recently, here are 10 helpful insights I wish I knew before I turned to the dark side...

The Face of Veganism Is Changing

Damien Clarkson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

I see hope in the movement everywhere and everyday I hear of Vegan's doing extraordinary things from running ultra marathons, cycling their bikes the height of Everest in a day to being fantastic educators and Mums and Dads.

Peanut Butter 'Raweos'

Emma Hollingsworth | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hollingsworth

These peanut butter Raweos are, in my humble opinion, a squillion times better than their unhealthy counterparts. They only have SIX ingredients (that's 17 less than the PBOs' 23) and there's nothing genetically modified about them (if you check the back of a PBO packet you'll see that a number of their ingredients are GM - scary).

14 Vegan Bodybuilders Who Prove You Don't Need Meat To Build Muscle

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Meat may be a great source of protein, but eating it isn't the only way to gain muscle. To prove the point, the team at BuzzFeed have created a run...

I'm Coming Out: Spilling the (Soya) Beans on Being Vegan

Emma Sinclair | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Sinclair

Despite saving my wardrobe, there is one notable downside: veganism has apparently ruined my ability to think. I have had to accept that despite my age and experience, my friends and family think I can no longer read or speak English when it comes to ordering food.

The Pegan Diet May Get Fast Weight Loss Results But Is It Healthy?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The pegan diet, in the tradition of celebrity couple mash-up names, is supposedly a mixture of the paleo and vegan diet. Although this might sound...

Pregnant Sarah-Jane Honeywell Makes A Statement In Trafalgar Square

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

Former CBeebies host Sarah-Jane Honeywell has posed nearly nude as 'mother Earth' after teaming up with PETA to highlight the benefits of going vegan....

Fox-Hunting Ban: What Makes Foxes So Special?

George P. Simmonds | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
George P. Simmonds

Earlier this month the Prime Minister saw his plans to relax the ban on fox-hunting scatter to the four winds as if themselves hounded by a pack of fr...

The Ultimate Chocolate Toffee 'Fridge-Cake' With a Big Difference!

Victoria Leith | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

The cake is absolutely decadent but the great news (and the big difference!) is that the toffee won't break your teeth, the colours are from beetroot, rather than beetles and there is no white refined sugar in this recipe!

Yulin Dog Meat Festival: If We Want to Be Heard, We Also Need to Listen

Louise Mead | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

At the same time, this is the argument we should be listening to ourselves. There is no justice in declaring ourselves voices for the voiceless whilst ignoring the plight and cries of the individuals we personally oppress. If we cannot listen to pleas we stop harming animals in our own country, we shouldn't be at all surprised if those in Yulin will not to listen to us.

Beyoncé Criticised For 'Boring' Announcement

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Beyoncé has been mocked by otherwise adoring fans for making a "boring" announcement. Her news? She's going vegan (again). Ahead of an interview w...

A Tight Squeeze: A Fast Food Nation Searches for Meaning

Damien Clarkson | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

Whilst at the theme park I desperately searched for some healthy food and the best my vegan arse could muster was a very sad looking jacket potato and a spoonful of beans. Everywhere you turned burgers, chicken, pizzas, chips were available.

Forget the Labels - It's Time to Eat Kind

Lliana Bird | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lliana Bird

I've decided to do my best to "eat kind". Like sexuality believe there is no black and white and that labels aren't really helpful any more. Fluidity is. So I'm dispensing with "vegan"/ "vegetarian"/ "pescetarian" etc. If I want to eat some cheese or yoghurt I will.

Don't Be Caught Grinning at Your Lamb Chops

Tom Burns | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Tom Burns

So-called 'extreme hunters' like giraffe killer Rebecca Francis regularly and deservedly receive public shaming, but few of us think twice about grinning at our lamb chops come dinner time.

'I've Been Vegan For Three Months'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Adam Richman, known for gluttonous eating challenges on Man Versus Food, debuted his new slimmed-down physique in a naked photo shoot for Cosmopo...