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Tofu trumps meat

Tofu trumps meat

Justine Butler |13/02/2020
This week’s vegan-bashing article award goes to the Independent who have published an astonishing piece claiming that tofu 'could' be worse for the environment than meat – according to farmers! Their arguments are getting increasingly ridiculous as the number of people ditching...

Fifty Shades of Green!

Well, no actually. Important as these are they’re fairly pale shades of green and save about 960 Kg of greenhouse...

Charity Director Responds to Climate Strikes – Vegan Now

Friday, September 20, 2019

Following the huge turnout at the nationwide climate strikes, vegan charity director Juliet Gellatley has published an urgent call for a global switch to vegan diets in The Telegraph.

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Palm oil – What You Need to Know

Palm oil – What You Need to Know

Justine Butler |19/03/2019
Palm oil is big business – found in around half of all items on supermarket shelves from margarine to lipstick. But some people are refusing to buy products containing palm oil – what are the issues and should we avoid it?...
Call a spade a spade: vegan diet is climate-friendliest

Call a spade a spade: vegan diet is climate-friendliest

Jeanette Di Leo |09/09/2016
What if doctors told you that smoking caused cancer, but you’d probably be fine if you didn’t smoke more than one cigarette a day? Luckily, they don’t, because even small amounts of smoke are harmful . So why don’t climate scientists follow the same principle?...
Meet the Big Killers Driving Species Loss

Meet the Big Killers Driving Species Loss

Jeanette Di Leo |11/08/2016
While scientists are still debating what killed the dinosaurs, the results are in on what is currently fuelling the decline of animal and plant species: overexploitation and agriculture.
This Earth Overshoot Day, Leave Animals Off Your Plate

This Earth Overshoot Day, Leave Animals Off Your Plate

Jeanette Di Leo |08/08/2016
It comes around sooner and sooner every year: Earth Overshoot Day , previously known as Ecological Debt Day . It’s the day on which we’ve used up more natural resources (through deforestation, emitting more CO 2 than forests can store, and overfishing) than the Earth can regenerate. It...
Don’t Be Too Quick To Celebrate, Sceptics.

Don’t Be Too Quick To Celebrate, Sceptics.

Jeanette Di Leo |05/08/2016
When a new study prompts media headlines like " Being vegan isn’t as environmentally friendly as you think ", it's time for a closer look at the science. By Dr Jeanette Di Leo...