In last night’s Horizon programme ‘Should I Eat Meat? - The Big Health Dilemma’, Dr Michael Mosley investigated the health effects of red and processed meat. He was to conduct an admittedly unscientific experiment on himself by eating an increased amount of red meat for a month and then assess the effects.
Do you wish to eat healthily and start loving your greens and pulses, but stuck on exciting culinary ideas or lasting ways to sustain a lifestyle change? The brand new Viva! 30 Day Vegan Pledge is perfect for you!
We are honoured that Viva!life – our supporter’s magazine – is up for best publication at the 2014 Vegfest Awards. And on our 20th anniversary, too!
Please vote for Viva!life (plus all your other vegan favourites) at http://www.vegfest.co.uk/vote.
A new study from Oxford University, looking at how diet affects cancer risk, has revealed that people who don’t eat meat have a much lower risk of getting the disease. The 15-year study followed 60,000 British men and women of which over 18,000 were vegetarians and 2,246 vegan. They found that cancer incidence was 11 per cent lower in vegetarians, but a whopping 19 per cent lower in vegans.
The magazine Marie Claire has published a story urging people to eat red meat, Viva!Health say this is bad advice, we should be encouraging people to cut back or omit red meat from the diet! The article ‘8 Food Rules to Ditch Now’ in the June 2014 edition of Marie Claire says that it is a myth that eating red meat is bad for you.
30-Day Vegan Takes Over from Veganuary
The hugely successful Veganuary campaign – an invitation to people to try going vegan for the month of January – has been followed up by Viva!’s 30-day Vegan. With no date limits, this new Viva! campaign offers non-stop support to everyone who wants to try changing their diet. It’s free and all they have to do is sign up.
Viva! investigates: A cage is still a cage
Another side of egg production was the battery cage – a byword for cruelty for decades.
However, they are now being replaced across Europe by – yes you guessed it – another cage. Optimistically described as ‘enriched’, hens are still packed into wire prisons – prisons with a little more space. There is some cursory ‘environmental enrichment’ but there is no escaping the fact that it is still a cage.
A MASSIVE three billion* fewer meaty meals were eaten in Britain in 2011 when compared to 2005, according to new government statistics released this week.
Agriculture in the UK, 2011, reveals that the average person is eating around 47 fewer meat-based dishes annually compared to in 2005.
Europe's largest vegetarian and vegan group, Viva!, is delighted to announce Red Star Hand Crafted Soaps, Vegetarian Shoes and the Redwood Wholefood Company as the recipients of their Awards for Excellence and Innovation. The Awards are a special, one-off event and part of Viva!'s celebrations of its 10th anniversary on 26 October 2004.