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Guest columnist John Robb
There you are backstage in a room lit by those energy sapping, curious strip lights full of dead flies. You have been sat in the back of a van for ten hours. Your only break, the occasional motorway services with their strange luminosity – and that’s just the food...
Death... it’s a lifestyle choice!
Dr Michael Greger is a physician, author and internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues. He runs the popular website, a non-profit, science-based public service. He introduces his superb new book How Not to Die
​ Make no mistake, a vegan diet is the healthiest possible for infants, children, women, the elderly and men – yes, men! There is no magic ingredient in meat or dairy that benefits men’s health. In fact, the saturated fat, growth hormones and harmful chemicals in meat and dairy are...
Be sure about Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 helps make red blood cells and keeps the nervous system healthy. A deficiency can lead to extreme tiredness, lack of energy, pins and needles, muscle weakness, depression and impaired memory, understanding and judgement. It can lead to raised levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which...
Viva! Poland...
By Cezary Wyszynski, Manager
Juliet Gellatley, founder of Viva!, goes undercover to witness first-hand the tragic life of British egg-laying hens
GISELLE SANCARI. an Argentinian living in Mexico City, has launched TODO VEGANO, an online directory for vegan ventures in Latin America and an educational YT channel in Spanish. Just launched – international house sit and house swap website for vegans and vegetarians: KINDRED SPIRITS HOUSE...
Chicken threat grows
UK poultry producers have increased their use of antibiotics related to drug-resistant bacterial infections
If you can’t beat ‘em…
A couple of years ago, Unilever (owners of Hellmans) declared legal war on a small San Francisco outfit called Hampton Creek, a company set up specifically to develop innovative new plant foods. Its crime was to introduce a product called Just Mayo which, Unilever argued, was unfairly stealing...
BAFTA – the award goes to a vegan dinner Head chef of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts ( BAFTA ), Anton Manganaro , served up a superb vegan dinner choice for celebrities at the February awards...
So What’s the Real Reason, Greenpeace?

So What’s the Real Reason, Greenpeace?

In a recent piece entitled Cows, Conspiracies and Greenpeace , Greenpeace’s UK campaigns director, Robin Oakley, tried to explain why his organisation avoided the word ‘vegan’...

Nearly 3,000 people attend Viva!'s Vegan Festival in Birmingham!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Headline talk from world-renowned nutrition authority Dr Michael Greger

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Art For F---s Sake

Art For F---s Sake

They’re dairy cows called Ailsa and Meadow Sweet and that’s only the start of the deception being perpetrated in Bristol by an ‘artist’ called Nessie Reid...
Inspired by Earth Day? Be green, eat green!

Inspired by Earth Day? Be green, eat green!

Eat your way to a better planet, inspired by Earth Day! (Which fell on the 22 nd April) . After all, in a world affected by rising global temperatures - with recent Nasa statistics showing that 2015 was even hotter than 2014, a previous record-setter – action needs to be taken to stop...

Northern Vegan Festival in Manchester this weekend

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This weekend: Manchester city centre's Northern Vegan Festival teams up with National charity Viva! for its Saturday April 23 event and expects that unprecendented public interest in veganism will lead to a record attendance by omnivores, vegetarians and

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Being Vegan

Being Vegan

By Viva! India Contact BY HJSRIKANTH At the end of 2011 I went vegan. Having been a vegetarian since birth I was surprised to discover that giving up dairy was such a big step for me; but it was a step I had to make, as I was becoming a vegan for ethical reasons. While transitioning into a vegan...


Juliet goes undercover to witness first-hand the tragic lives of British chucks