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Is Lab-grown Meat a Vegan Friend or Foe?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

When the first lab-grown beef burger was developed in 2013, it challenged the future of agricultural farming. Suddenly, we could start to picture a world where 50 billion chickens alone weren’t slaughtered every year to feed the global demand for meat.

Veganuary Not Making You Feel Better? We Might Know Why

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Veganuary 2021 is well underway, with more than half a million people from across the globe pledging to give up animal products for the first 31 days of the year. This means half a million people finally embracing the many benefits of an animal exploitation-free lifestyle, which could just be the stepping stone to a vegan future. Or so we hope.

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UK Government Authorises Use of Bee-Killing Pesticide by Sugar Beet Farmers

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Bees are responsible for pollinating essential crops, supporting the growth of wildflowers and protecting delicate ecosystems - and are widely considered to be the most important species on Earth. Despite this the UK Government, post-Brexit, is allowing bee killing pesticides, banned in the EU, to be used in the UK.

The SAS Goes Vegan: Plant-Based Eating Rises in the Armed Forces

By Tyler, Global Vegans

It was recently reported that 30% of new SAS recruits follow a vegan or vegetarian diet - news that will surely please the UK’s plant-based community!

Chicago Start-up to Produce Vegan Protein from Yellowstone Microbes

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The future of ‘meat’ is here. Introducing Fy Protein, a completely vegan protein produced using volcanic microbes from geothermal springs found in the USA’s Yellowstone National Park.

Plant Based Grocery & Lifestyle Business Revs Up Growth

By Global Vegans

We wanted to tell you about a vegan small business success story. Founded in 2016, Vegan Fine Brands, opened its first retail location in the Riverwalk section of Ft Lauderdale, FL. It not only survived the 2020 pandemic but also has just announced an equity crowdfunding raise.

Live Exports to be Banned by England and Wales

By Tyler, Global Vegans

In a positive step for animal welfare, the UK government has announced its plans to ban the live exportation of animals for both slaughter and fattening from England and Wales.

Could Veganuary 2021 be our Stepping Stone to a Vegan Future?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

For many Vegans and plant-based eaters, January has now become synonymous with Veganuary - the month-long pledge that saw 400,000 people sign up to adopt a Vegan diet during the first month of 2020.

Is Greenwashing Vegan Exploitation or a Necessary Evil?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Earlier this year, it was reported that Cadbury - one of Britain’s oldest chocolate manufacturers - is planning to release a Vegan alternative to its classic Dairy Milk chocolate bar.

Global Vegans Welcomes the Age of Aquarius and a Transformative Era for Veganism

By Tyler, Global Vegans

After what can only be described as a demanding and somewhat relentless year, it’s no surprise that so many people are clinging on to the hope that 2021 will bring stability and positive change.

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Q2 2020 Sees Major Growth and Expansion of Vegan Vitamin Product Lines

By Global Vegans

Future Kind, the vitamin company especially for vegans, flexitarians and reducetarians, has announced an expanded line of vitamin products will be introduced throughout the summer and available for purchase in North America.

Chinese Ban Consumption of Wild Animals

By Global Vegans

Human consumption of wild animals, along with its associated trading activities, were banned this week by the Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

Black Americans are Almost 3 Times More Likely To Be Vegan Than White Americans

By Global Vegans

A recent BBC report which cites a Pew Research Centre survey claims that 8% of black Americans are strict vegans or vegetarians, compared to just three percent of the rest of the U.S population.

Is animal farming, eg mink, worth the risk of a global pandemic and the consequential human and economic devastation?

By Global Vegans

The repercussions of our abuse of animals and the natural world extend far beyond the lives of those animals and our shared environment.

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Using Vegan Products Is More Popular Than Actually Being Vegan

By Global Vegans

A recent study into the buying habits around vegan products has concluded that just under one-tenth of British women exclusively buy vegan beauty products.

Vegan Film Festival Announces Free Online Film Streaming

By Global Vegans

With the spread of COVID-19 and the international quarantine, the International Vegan Film Festival - World Tour has come to a halt.

Bucking Tradition takes home Grand Prize at 2019 Ottawa International Film Festival

By Global Vegans

The second annual Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival (OIVFF) took place at The Chamber Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this evening and the organization is proud to announce this year’s winners in the film and photo categories.

Vegan Food Consumption Growth - Passing Trend or the New Normal

By Global Vegans

Even before the Covid19 pandemic struck, forcing people to lock-down at home, experts had already predicted plant-based sales growth in 2020. The pandemic has led to increased sales of food and the plant-based sector has shared in this growth.

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Conservation in Crisis - Ecotourism Collapse Threatens Communities and Wildlife

By The Guardian

From the vast plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya to the delicate corals of the Aldabra atoll in the Seychelles, conservation work to protect some of the world’s most important ecosystems is facing crisis.

Chinas Wildlife Farmers Offered A Buy-Out To Transition Away From Breeding Wild Animals

By Karen Lapizco, World Animal News

Wildlife farmers in two provinces in mainland China are being offered a government buy-out to facilitate a move away from breeding wild animals for consumption, as part of the country’s crackdown on the wildlife trade in the wake of COVID-19.

Four Lion Cubs Kept in Squalid Conditions Freed Thanks to British Campaigners

By ByNada Farhoud, The Mirror

Horus, Dadou, Thea and Cersei, also known as the Lions of Lyon, were found in appalling conditions in France after they were taken from their mothers by the exotic wildlife trade.

What to Know about Vegan Diets

By Medical News Today

A vegan or plant-based diet excludes all animal products, including meat, dairy, and eggs.

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Beyond Meat Obtains 150M USD Credit Facility to Facilitate Global Growth

By Vegconomist

In what looks like the world’s biggest plant-based overdraft facility, Beyond Meat has obtained $150 million five-year secured revolving credit facility through JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Silicon Valley Bank.

Milkadamias Jim Richards - What We are Witnessing is Not Solely a Food Movement

By Vegconomist

In the last of our end-of-year guest posts, plant milk brand Milkadamia’s founder and CEO Jim Richards talks about his year in food.

Our Cruel Treatment of Animals Led to the Coronavirus

By David Benatar, The New York Times

The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.

Conservation in Crisis Why Covid-19 Could Push Mountain Gorillas Back to the Brink

By The Guardian

Once a step away from extinction, their survival was a rare success story. But groundbreaking gorilla conservation is now in peril.

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The Meat they Eat is a Pandemic Risk Too

By Sigal Samuel, Vox

“If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms.”

Why are Women More Likely to Go Vegan Than Men

By Euronews

There has been an extraordinary upsurge in the number of people deciding to go vegan over the past 10 years.

Burger King 'Plant-Based' Whopper Ads Banned

By BBC

Burger King has been banned from showing adverts suggesting its Rebel Whopper, which is cooked alongside meat and contains egg, is vegan-friendly.

'Fake' Meat on the Menu as China Reopens Restaurants

By BBC

As China reopens restaurants and cafes, more plant-based "fake" meat products are popping up on menus.

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