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Holland & Barrett to Open Fully Vegan Store

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Holland & Barrett to Open Fully Vegan Store

Holland & Barrett are set to open a fully vegan store, in light of the rise of health-conscious consumers and the growing vegan population. The plans were announced in an interview conducted by The Times with Peter Aldis, the CEO of Holland & Barrett. Aldis said: “Today there is a trend towards veganism. We are…

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Delaware Passes Bill to Ensure Retired Lab Animals are Rehomed

Delaware has passed a bill to ensure that retired lab animals are rehomed, as opposed to being automatically euthanized when they are no longer used in labs. The Senate Bill 101 requires healthy cats and dogs to be put up for rehoming, and Delaware is the eighth state to bring in this policy. Other states…

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Fat Gay Vegan: “Veganism is not a Weight Loss Tool”

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Fat Gay Vegan writes about body shaming, kindness and how veganism should not be used as a method for weight loss   Living as a vegan means you have chosen to reduce your dependence on animal-derived products as much as possible.   Simple, right? Veganism, first and foremost, is about reducing harm to non-human animals.…

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Mushroom Pho

Serves 1 Ingredients 40g Close cup mushrooms, stalk removed. 50g Noodles, cooked 1 Bok choy, cut in half 2 Spring onions, finely chopped 1 Red chilli, de-seeded and chopped 20g Green beans, cut in half 10g Basil leaves 3 shallots, finely sliced 1tbsp sunflower oil For the broth: Stalks from mushrooms 1 Star anise ½…

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Warm Mushroom Salad

Serves 2 2 Portobello Mushrooms, sliced 100g Butternut squash, cut into thin slices 50g Green Lentils, cooked 20g Kale 1 small Red onion, cut into wedges 6 Sage leaves 2tbsp Olive oil 10g Mixed seeds ½ Pomegrante 20g Baby spinach For the dressing 2tbsp Olive oil 1 small garlic clove, crushed 1tsp Dijon mustard 2tbsp…

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Pea, Spinach and Kale Soup

Serves 4 Ingredients 205g (1 ⅓ cup) frozen garden peas 1 onion 3 celery stalks 1 garlic clove, crushed 160g (1 ¼ cup) spinach leaves 100g (½ cup) kale, chopped and large stalks removed 235g (3 cups) pre-cooked cannellini beans 250ml (generous 1 cup) vegetable stock Sea salt and black pepper, to taste Dollop non-dairy…

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Mexico City Bans Dolphinariums

Mexico City has banned dolphinariums, aquariums that only keep dolphins captive, putting an end to the practice within the city’s vicinity. The ban includes sea lions, and all animals present within the city must be relocated to sanctuaries within the next six months. Those who do not comply with the law face a fine of…

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Thomas Cook Urged to Cut Ties with SeaWorld After Failed Audit

Thomas Cook are being urged again to cut all ties with SeaWorld after the marine park failed an audit. Thomas Cook is Britain’s biggest tourist operator, took an audit based on the ruled animal welfare rules set out by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). Thomas Cook sell over 10,000 trips a year to…

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New Start-Up Provides Formula to Help Save Bees

A new start-up, BeeFlow, has started to provide a formula that helps to save bees, and prevent the loss of bee populations. Honeybees and other species of bees are crucial for successful crop pollination, and in turn, feed the human population. In North America, pollinators allow 90 per cent of commercially grown crops, and honeybess…

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New Zealand Nursery Wins UNESCO Award for Vegan Menu

A New Zealand nursery has won a UNESCO award for their vegan menu. Since 2015 the Rotorua’s Tiaki Early Learning Centre has been serving students a vegetarian menu, however a recent shift in efforts to become zero-waste and more environmentally friendly has seen a menu change to only vegan food being served. Their efforts have…

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