Powered byInfoNET

on 02 February 2018

Vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud announced this month on social media his intent to open vegan restaurants across the Middle East in an effort to combat the region's obesity epidemic. "By 2020 we are aiming to have a minimum of 10 restaurants/cafés," Prince Khaled said on Facebook. "Our region occupies parts of the top 10 most obese counties in the world. This is crazy and frankly a joke we have reached this level. I'm not saying opening 10 restaurants will solve this issue, but you better believe it's a step in the right direction." Prince Khaled joined JUST's Board of Directors last year to bring his expertise in the area of finance and animal rights to the food-technology company. "Industrial animal agriculture is poisoning our planet, depleting resources, contributing to a global health crisis, and causing animal suffering beyond anything most of us can imagine," Prince Khaled said in September. (vegnews.com)

on 25 January 2018

According to a new poll by Voucher Codes Pro, one in 12 U.K. parents is raising vegan children. In response to a high number of searches for discounts on vegan and vegetarian products, the company surveyed over 2,200 people with children under 12. Of the parents raising their children vegan, 61 percent said the main reason for ditching animal products was health, while 35 percent said it was for ethical reasons concerning animal welfare. All the parents of vegan children said they were also vegan. Raising a vegan child is truly one of the best decisions a parent can make. A 2015 study found that going vegan at an early age significantly lowers one’s risk of heart disease. With the health benefits of a plant-based diet firmly established, many schools are offering more vegan meals. In fact, over 50 school districts nationwide observe Meatless Monday. And all 1,800 public schools in the New York City district now offer at least one vegan option. (mercyforanimals.org)

on 19 January 2018

Dr. Neal Barnard, of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), has just announced the release of a new vegan cookbook next month, designed to provide readers with knowledge and recipes to help reverse and prevent diabetes. This book, called “Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes” will be available for purchase from the 27th of February. Type 2 diabetes (also called hyperglycemia) is a life-long condition that affects mostly overweight people and those over 40 years old, once diagnosed, patients need to inject themselves multiple times per day and/or take prescription medicine. This condition is caused when bodies are unable to process insulin properly and their glucose levels (blood sugar) spike to higher than normal, or erratically. Dr. Neal’s book takes a different, more modern approach to treating diabetes – his secret is in the diet. “Finally an approach to managing diabetes that is not based on pills or injections, but on food – the most delicious “prescription” you could imagine”. Although changing up a diet can seem daunting or un-appetizing, this new book contains the healthy vegan recipes for everyone’s favorite recipes: muffins, pudding, burgers, onion rings – just to name a few. In addition to recipes, this book contains easy to understand explanations of the link between diabetes and nutrition. (livekindly.co)

on 12 January 2018

A recent debate at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) addressed the question of whether meat eating would be a thing of the past in 2100, or whether it will always be something certain members of society participate in. As part of the debate, the conference heard from vegans and farmers to get their perspective on what the future of farming held for the next few generations. Environmental campaigner George Monbiot claimed that adopting a plant based diet would become commonplace by 2100, just like the ‘motor car replace the horse and carriage, or the computer replaced the typewriter.’ Also in support of meat-eating disappearing by 2100, Philip Lymbery from Compassion in World Farming spoke, arguing that in order to feed the world’s growing population we must stop eating meat and put the land to better use. Although at the end of the debate the motion, “This House Believes Eating Meat Will Be A Thing of the Past By 2100”, failed it still received 120 ayes (to 276 noes). Veganism has been growing in popularity across the globe, the UK alone saw a 360% increase in veganism in 10 years between 2006 and 2016, who knows what 2100 holds. (livekindly.co)

on 05 January 2018

Bryan Adams has welcomed 2018 with a shout out to veganism. The musician and activist shared a "happy new year" message across multiple social media platforms, adding "go vegan".The comment comes after a particularly positive year for the vegan movement, with more consumers than ever opting for vegan diets, decreased sales of animal products and plant-based records being broken around the globe. In response to Bryan Adams’ post, one Instagram user wrote: "I went vegan in 2003 cause of you saying ‘if you love animals, you don’t eat them’." Other fans commented that they are considering the change to plant-based eating, following Bryan Adams’ frequent encouragements regarding veganism (even his Instagram bio mentions going vegan!). (livekindly.com)