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IKEA Launch Conservation Themed Kids Range

Archive for April 2018

IKEA Launch Conservation Themed Kids Range

IKEA have launched a new conservation themed collection, aimed at children and teenagers. The collection includes some of the world’s most iconic animals that are a threat, including lions, elephants, tigers, pandas and orangutans. There are two collections, DJUNGELSKOG and URSKOG with one designed for children and one for teenagers. The new DJUNGELSKOG range has…

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EU Bans Insecticides Contributing to Honeybee Losses

Member countries in the European Union have voted to ban the use of insecticides that are contributing the loss of honeybees. The insecticides are also linked to the loss of other types of bee populations and colony collapse disorder. Neonicotinoid pesticides have been restricted in the EU since 2013 after research showed that it had…

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UK Government Propose Banning Live Animal Exports after Brexit

The UK Government are proposing to ban live animal exports after Brexit. Currently, under EU law the UK has to comply with ‘movements of goods’ regulations, which in 2016 alone saw 4,000 sheep sent to slaughter in Europe. Following Brexit, the UK Government has the chance to end this trade, and no longer send animals…

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Vegan ‘Avo-lato’ Launched in London

Vegan ‘avo-lato’ has been launched in London, with the dessert looking and tasting like avocado. The avocado flavoured gelato is only available from Snowflake in the Selfridges store on Oxford Street, and it is completely plant based. The gelato is served in a real avocado shell, and the stone is made from flaxseed and peanut…

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UK’s First Fully Recyclable Bed Launched by Happy Beds

The UK’s first fully recyclable bed has been launched by Happy Beds after working with German company Room in a Box. The bed is made from corrugated cardboard, and it is the first bed in the UK that can be completely recycled. It is made from 70 per cent recycled materials, and the entire product…

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Richard Branson Announces New Plans to Work on Dolphin Sea Sanctuary

Richard Branson has announced new plans to work on a dolphin sea sanctuary of his company Virgin with the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The sea sanctuary will house the aquarium’s seven dolphins, and this follows Virgin’s pledge in recent years to drive change in the entertainment industry. Virgin pledged to commit to working with businesses…

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Sticky Coconut Black Rice with Mango and Lime

Ingredients 2 tsp. Vita Coco Coconut Oil 380g reduced fat coconut milk 20g lemon grass, cut in half 2 tbsp light brown sugar Pinch of salt 180g black rice 1⁄2 tsp chili flakes 1 ripe mango 1 lime 1 large sweet potato Method Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Peel and cut the sweet potato…

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Link Between Meat-Free Diets and Childhood Companions Identified in New Study

The link between meat-free diets and sharing the duration of childhood with companion animals has been identified in a new study, conducted by two professors of psychology at the University of Albany. In the study, they write: “Plant based and vegetarian diets have been shown to have diverse health and environmental benefits and also serve…

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France Ban Use of Meat Terms on Meat-Free Items

France have banned the use of meat terms on meat-free products such as meat-free sausages and other items, with a fine in place if companies fail to adhere to the new measures. The new rules apply to vegan products that are marketed as dairy alternatives. Failure to comply with the new rules can lead to…

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