Is it just us or do you choose where you shop based on how vegan-friendly it is?
Sainsbury’s have a good freezer section, Tesco sell lots of accidentally vegan products throughout their store, Co-op is the place to go to for vegan wine and of course them jammy doughnuts. But what about the flurry of German supermarkets that now seem to be in every town?
The classic tinned baked beans and sausages has now been veganized.
Suma Wholefoods have taken a huge step forward in the convenience food market by producing this student and festival-goers classic.
Nothing seems to stop PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) from turning the world vegan, one town at a time.
Now PETA have their eyes set on Tasmania, Australia, where there is one location in the Huon Valley called ‘Eggs and Bacon Bay’ that they want to rename ‘Apple and Cherry Bay’. But how will the locals feel about this?
Many meat eaters, when asked why they eat some animals and not others respond that they wouldn’t eat an intelligent animal, because it’s immoral.
Pigs are an inconvenient truth. They’re as clever if not cleverer than dogs, but outside of the Far East a dog is only on the breakfast table if he’s misbehaving, unlike pigs who are considered to be one of the most edible animals in the world.
A study by scientists from the universities of Lancaster and Edinburgh tested this inconsistency. In one study they established that many meat eaters consider the intelligence rule to be a very important one. However, subsequent studies found that while people think that learning about pig intelligence will lead to high levels of moral concern, when they themselves learn about pig intelligence, moral concern remains low.
Where do you get your protein? It’s one of the most common questions vegans are asked. It’s also one that endurance athletes have to consider if they want to give their peak performance.
But it’s not just the query that vegans and athletes have in common – a growing number of sportspeople have turned their back on animal protein when it comes to beefing up. The Williams tennis sisters are both vegan, as are Olympian Lizzie Armitstead, boxer David Haye and track star Carl Lewis.
Swapping meat and eggs for lentils and nuts could add years to your life, a major new study suggests.
Scientists found eating less protein from animal sources such as red meat and dairy products, and increasing plant proteins from cereals, beans and soya, substantially reduced death rates.
Mortality from heart disease fell 12 per cent, and deaths from all causes fell by 10 per cent, for every three per cent increase in calories from plant protein, the researchers found.
Insecta Shoes is an eco-friendly company in Brazil that turns recycled vintage dresses and plastic bottles into shoes.
Despite the competitive leather industry and the continuing recession in the country, the firm – established in 2014 – has sold thousands of vegan shoes and earned its first million reais ($300,000; £230,000) last year.
Owner and co-founder Barbara Mattivy says her shoes, which are made out of colourful patterns, sell well because they are “eco-sexy”.