Veganism

Facing the Future of Antibiotic Resistance - The Change Starts Here

Juliet Gellatley | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Juliet Gellatley

If we don't act now, we could render medications that are effective on septicaemia, tuberculosis, pneumonia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and meningitis useless - as well as live in that time in the not-too-distant future when having a routine operation means putting your life on the line.

There's An Overpopulation Problem, But Not the One You Might Think

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierson

There's an overpopulation problem alright, but not the one you might think. There are seven billion people on our planet, but times that number by 10 ...

The Best Things About Being Vegan, As Explained By Vegans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More people in Britain are choosing to adopt a vegan lifestyle than ever before. There are now over half a million vegans in Britain; a growth of 350%...

Brexit Impact on Veganism

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jasmijn de Boo

Whether you voted Remain or Leave in last week's referendum, the Brexit outcome will have ramifications beyond direct financial, political and socio-economic impacts.

What To Eat Each Day On A Vegan Diet

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Veganism has never been more popular with more than half a million Brits now choosing to avoid food derived from animals. If you're one of the people ...

It's Time For More Men to Go Vegan

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jimmy Pierson

We tell boys to be brave, to 'man' up. If they are gentle or show emotion they are often called a 'girl', as if that was a weakness. Compassion is seen as a feminine characteristic, undesirable in men - with tragic consequences.

Veganism Vs Eating Disorders

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

In an ideal world obviously I would love for everyone to be vegan, so I don't want this post to be seen as telling people with eating disorders to run off and bite the nearest sheep immediately. What I am saying is that if you are vegan or have a friend who has recently turned vegan, be sure to question it (especially if they have a history of eating disorders), and be fully aware of why that choice has been made.

The Vegan Zombie Apocalypse

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

I inadvertently cut my finger while chopping vegetables and didn't notice it until I had accidentally bled into the veggie bolognese. Which was to be eaten by a vegan. What to do?

Animal Agriculture's Environmental Impact Is Still Being Ignored

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierson

Why has animal agriculture been brushed conveniently under the carpet? There is of course intense pressure from an extremely powerful meat and dairy lobby, the extent of which should not be underestimated. There also remains historical links between consuming meat and social status, and misinformation about the need for animal products in a healthy diet.

Harambe May Be Dead, But Our Sense of Entitlement Lives On

Louise Mead | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Louise Mead

Whilst I will always argue that the motivation for asking such questions should be in the interests of the animals who we exploit, I don't think it hurts for me to make my next point. Which is, unless we can put aside our arrogance and realise we must exist alongside, rather than in control of, other species, chances are we'll be joining the endangered list soon enough ourselves.

Vegan Cafe Patrons Attacked By Meat-Wielding 'Neo-Nazis'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

A vegan cafe in Tbilisi has been targeted by far right extremists who threw meat and sausages at patrons at the weekend. Alleged neo-Nazis became viol...

A Vegan Died on Mount Everest, Papers Are Keen to Tell Us - Not That She Was an Academic, A Wife, And an Experienced Climber

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Kathryn Snowdon

Three people died in as many days on Mount Everest this weekend. One was a vegan. Maria Strydom wanted to "prove that vegans can do anything and more" by climbing seven summits in seven continents. How foolish of her.

How Many Vegans? One of the Fastest Growing Lifestyle Movements

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

For the last decade, The Vegan Society has been asked on a weekly basis how many vegans there are, and all we've been able to say in recent years was that we thought numbers would probably have doubled since 2006. On occasion, I've also replied that everyone eats vegan food on a daily basis, but that vegans just eat a little more plant-based than others.

The Number Of Vegans In Britain Has Soared In The Past Decade

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are now over half a million vegans in Britain, according to new research that highlights how many people avoid food derived from animals in the ...

Strawberry and Wild Blossom Mousse: Light, Vegan and Easy to Make

Fi Bird | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Rhubarb crumble is a well tried and tested pudding and stem ginger is an interesting addition in a fool or jam . Historically, the herb sweet cicely was cooked with rhubarb. The clue is in its name; sweet cicely conquers the tartness of the rhubarb plant

Veganism as a Case for Modern Environmentalism

Damien Clarkson | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Damien Clarkson

I will keep campaigning for affordable trains and re-nationalisation of public transport. This is my bargain with myself. This Earth Day ask yourself what is important to you? And do something about it, I suggest trying veganism, you might just like it.

Jaffa Cake Granola

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Have you noticed a bit of a theme going on here? Chocolate and Orange AGAIN? Well, it is my favourite chocolate combo and when you can healthily eat chocolate for breakfast with the sprightly zest of orange, what could possibly be wrong with that?

Twenty-Two Vegan Recipes for Easter

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Whether you love to indulge in chocolate bliss over Easter, or savour sweetly spiced hot cross buns, or maybe you love a healthier indulgence, this ro...

Why We Should Boycott the Egg Industry for Good This Easter

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierson

The great irony of Easter, a time of new life, is that we celebrate it with death; our culinary traditions at odds with spring's blooming plants and wildlife, lambs being born and chicks hatched. Society has normalised eating eggs. Very rarely do people question what they really are - hen's periods. Unfertilised menstruation. Not for me, thanks.

Zizzi Launches UK's First Vegan Pizza With Cheese Substitute

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A major restaurant chain has launched the UK's first vegan pizza with a dairy-free cheese substitute. Zizzi restaurant claims it is the first in the ...

It's Time We Reconsider What We Define as Humane

Louise Mead | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Louise Mead

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'll keep saying it until people choose to listen. None of this is necessary. We have no need to use and kill animals for food, clothing, entertainment, or any other reason. To harm and kill another being without necessity is profoundly unjust, no matter how you paint it. There is only one way to bring this injustice to an end; and that is, my fellow animal-lovers, for each of us to be the change by being vegan.

Stop Confusing Veganism with Clean Eating (and Pass Me That Vegan Donut...)

Katy Beskow | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

Just like any diet, a vegan diet must be balanced in order to be healthy. A vegan who lives off vanilla soya lattes and vegan donuts alone isn't fulfilling their nutritional needs, similarly to the vegan who lives off a plate of lettuce.

The 10 Best Vegan News Stories of 2016 (So Far)

Maya Esslemont | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Esslemont

When a succession of critics are happy to bemoan your dietary choices, it's easy for vegan foodies to lose hope. Well, plant-lovers of the UK, rejoice! We're only a month and a half into 2016 and news outlets have already printed a huge number of victories for dairy-free eaters. Here are the best stories so far.

Slaughterhouse CCTV: It's Time to End the Apathy

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

Anyone concerned with campaigning against animal abuse will be used to hearing that the UK is a 'world-leader' on animal welfare. If these are anything other than empty words, then the government must follow Israel's lead and make independently monitored CCTV mandatory for all slaughterhouses.

It's Time for Veganism to Embrace the Past to Build the Future

Damien Clarkson | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

As someone who cares deeply about the planet we leave behind for future generations. I find myself thinking about how can veganism- a movement for environmental and social justice for humans and animals avoid falling into the traps of 21st century throwaway capitalism?