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Viva! Health: Children Don’t Need Meat or Dairy Say Major Health Bodies

Viva! Health: Children Don’t Need Meat or Dairy Say Major Health Bodies

The British Nutrition Foundation has released a new health advice leaflet for infants stating veganism can be healthy with the right supplements and endorsing conflicting advice.
Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Each year in the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed, bringing the total number of current cases up to about a million, with tens of thousands of people dying from the disease...
Chiquito’s Launches Huge New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Chiquito’s Launches Huge New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

The UK’s largest Mexican chain, Chiquito, is launching a huge new vegan menu on July 9 th – taco ‘bout exciting!...
Audrey Eyton Obituary

Audrey Eyton Obituary

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this tribute to Audrey Eyton (nee Gray), who died at her home on 30 June 2019, age 82. You may not know her face or her name because she avoided publicity like the plague, preferring to tirelessly work behind the scenes to protect animals. But she was...
Listeria Outbreak: Stop Bugging Me

Listeria Outbreak: Stop Bugging Me

I was deeply saddened to hear of the five deaths from the recent Listeria food poisoning outbreak in UK hospitals. The listeria was traced to sandwich fillings supplied by North Country Cooked Meats, based in Salford.
Vegan Recipe Club: Top Five Plastic-Free Recipes

Vegan Recipe Club: Top Five Plastic-Free Recipes

This International Plastic Bag Free Day, more people are realising the impact their choices have on the environment more than ever before. People and governments alike are waking up to the fact we all need to take responsibility for our actions if we want to preserve the world for future...
Wrong Person in the Wrong Job: UK Food System Reviewer Attacks Benefits of Veganism

Wrong Person in the Wrong Job: UK Food System Reviewer Attacks Benefits of Veganism

Henry Dimbleby, restauranteur and food writer, has been appointed as a food tsar by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. He will lead the first major review of the UK’s food system in nearly 75 years...
Farmed Animal Abuse Could See 5 Year Prison Sentence Under New UK Bill

Farmed Animal Abuse Could See 5 Year Prison Sentence Under New UK Bill

Yesterday, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a new Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill to enable tougher prison sentences for the worst cases of animal abuse, including gross neglect of farmed animals.
Die for Coke: What Happens to Dairy Cows and How We Can Change This

Die for Coke: What Happens to Dairy Cows and How We Can Change This

Recent investigations into Coca-Cola’s dairy brand, Fairlife, revealed the life of dairy cows was anything but fair – so what can be done about it?...
Is the KFC ‘Imposter Burger’ Really Vegan-Friendly?

Is the KFC ‘Imposter Burger’ Really Vegan-Friendly?

Following hot on the heels of Gregg’s vegan sausage roll, KFC have launched a trial of their own vegan offering. But should vegans be flocking to support it?...
The Five Best Reasons to take on Meat-Free Week

The Five Best Reasons to take on Meat-Free Week

Want to tackle environment problems, animal rights issues and health problems? Here's why you should take part in Meat Free Week...
More Than Half our ‘Meat’ Won’t Come From Animals by 2040, Report Says

More Than Half our ‘Meat’ Won’t Come From Animals by 2040, Report Says

A new report says 60 percent of 'meat' won't come from animals by 2040 due to consumers caring more about animal welfare, their health and the environment...
Fast Food Chain Leon’s New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Fast Food Chain Leon’s New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Launching on June 13, Leon will be offering a number of new vegan dishes, snacks and sauces to satisfy your cruelty-free cravings.
Swine Fever – should we be worried?

Swine Fever – should we be worried?

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs which is currently spreading across Asia, eastern and central Europe.
Why We Still Need Vegan Activism

Why We Still Need Vegan Activism

Walk down your local high street and it can almost seem as though the vegan battle has been won. Gregg’s has its famous vegan sausage roll, Subway is currently rolling out their ‘Vegan Your Way’ adverts about their new vegan sub and salad, rumour has it McDonald’s and KFC...
How to Turn Your Web into a Vegan Safe Space

How to Turn Your Web into a Vegan Safe Space

Does searching for vegan products make you feel like Indiana Jones sometimes? The number of vegan products are rapidly increasing – great. Retailers step up their game for better product labelling – excellent. And yet, finding vegan products can be a challenge, especially online. The...
MooFree May: Our Fave Dairy-Free Products

MooFree May: Our Fave Dairy-Free Products

Going dairy-free in 2019 is not about martyrdom or missing out, far from it. It’s about simple swaps for maximum yum. Essentially it’s just reaching for the kinder options on the supermarket shelves which also happen to be delicious. That way everyone’s happy, including the cows...
Running 'Til The Cows Come Home: One Planet Pizza Take on Liverpool Marathon

Running 'Til The Cows Come Home: One Planet Pizza Take on Liverpool Marathon

Mike and Joe, the father and son team behind the UK's first vegan frozen pizza company - One Planet Pizza – are far more comfortable running a small family business than running blister-inducing marathons...
Which Plant Milks are Best For People, Planet and Animals?

Which Plant Milks are Best For People, Planet and Animals?

This MooFree May, Viva! are encouraging people to try dairy-free and make simple swaps to live a kinder life to animals, the environment and themselves.
Jerome Flynn: 'The Wonderful Juliet Gellatley Came to Stay [...] and I've Been Vegan Since'

Jerome Flynn: 'The Wonderful Juliet Gellatley Came to Stay [...] and I've Been Vegan Since'

Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones actor and long-time vegan activist, has credited Viva!'s founder and director Juliet as helping him in his final few steps towards veganism...