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Nup to the Cup

We’re Saying ‘Nup To The Cup’. Here’s Why & How You Can Too

The ‘Nup to the Cup’ Movement is no longer just a trend. It’s a groundswell movement sweeping Australia. Why not join it? Sydney vegan restaurant, Bodhi was one of Australia’s first restaurants to say ‘Nup to the Cup’, holding an annual lunch that eschewed the national horse race and instead raised money for animal welfare. […]

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Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic… What Does It All Mean When It Comes To Wine?

Ten years ago, it was a little voice in the wilderness. Today it’s a roar. Organic and biodynamically produced chardonnays and cabernets are the fastest growing wine market across the world, fuelled by claims that they are better for your health and better for the planet. In a report released late last year, wine and […]

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pig vigil

What Happens At LA Animal Save’s Pig Vigil?

It’s late on a Sunday night in downtown Los Angeles when we set off in the dark, with some trepidation, to attend a pig vigil outside Farmer John’s slaughterhouse in Vernon organised by the Save Movement. I’m travelling with my business partner, Sally, and we’re in LA for Vegan Fashion Week and to meet with other […]

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium for Optimum Health?

It’s not unusual for a naturopath or nutritionist to have a favourite nutrient, and, hands down, mine is magnesium. I’m certain I’m not alone in that as magnesium is having a distinct moment in the sun, (which, by the way, I wholly support). This mineral is truly amazing and I’m about to tell you why. […]

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meat free week

How I Survived (And LOVED) Meat Free Week

I’ve always skirted on the edge of vegetarianism – once, I didn’t eat meat for 13 years – and ‘vegan-curious’ is a word I’ve actually used in conversation. Then two small kids come along and, well, to be honest it all seemed a bit too hard. Which is why, when I decided to sign up […]

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11 Reasons Going Vegan Will Save The Planet

Top Environmental Benefits For Going Vegan Can choosing plants over animal products really decrease your environmental footprint? Some scientists argue that eliminating meat from your diet is the single greatest thing you can do to help the earth. We’ll go over the top 11 ecological impacts of animal agriculture and how switching to eating plants […]

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Can You Have A Big Fat Vegan Wedding?

Your wedding day is supposed to be right up there among the best days of your life so what if you want to do the whole thing on a vegan ticket? Organising a wedding can be pretty stressful so add another set of must-haves into the mix and it might just push you over the […]

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Vegan Natalie Portman To Play The Role Of Thor

All you movie buffs out there, be on the lookout for the new Marvel movie in the making, the next instalment of the Thor franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder. Not only will Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson be returning to star in the film – feminist, vegan superstar Natalie Portman will play the role of […]

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Sign Up For Meat Free Week 23-29 September 2019

Meat Free Week is kicking off in a few weeks and as one of the original founders, I’m thrilled that this campaign is still going strong. Meat consumption is something close to my heart. We eat too much. Period. And it’s having a devastating impact on the planet – animal welfare, the environment and yes, […]

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Tesla Joins Luxury Car Market With Fully Vegan Interiors

Eight out of 10 vegans prefer electric cars. Well, that’s not actually a stat, more of a guess. Isn’t it a no-brainer though, that people who care about the planet should be more inclined to ditch the gas guzzler and get around in a clean green vehicle? Of course unlike other Western countries, the Aussie […]

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Is The Impossible Burger Too Good To Be True?

 This giant in the world of meat alternatives has received plenty of criticism recently, but is it justified? The Impossible Burger, the signature product of Impossible Foods Inc., has come under scrutiny in recent weeks within the vegan community. On the surface, it seems as though the company has goals that fit perfectly within the […]

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New Movie About Vegan Athletes Blows Up The Protein Myth

Oscar-winning director James Cameron and Formula One racing star Lewis Hamilton have teamed up to make a documentary about plant-based vegan diets in sports. The film, The Game Changers, which has been described as “dramatic, powerful and amazing” also lists Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan as co producers, and will feature several other elite-level athletes, including […]

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world plant milk day

Celebrate World Plant Milk Day – August 22 And Every Day!

Did you know that a plant-based diet can put an extra 10 years on your lifespan? Yep, if you lead a healthy lifestyle, eating plants is proven to improve your overall wellbeing. So for this reason and others (read on), World Plant Milk Day seems a good time take a closer look. World Plant Milk […]

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vegan nutritional deficiencies

5 Common Vegan Nutritional Deficiencies & How to Avoid Them

Veganism might do wonders for us, for animals and for the planet, but truth be told, there are some essential nutrients that are hard to obtain from a vegan diet. This is because they are not as widely available in plant-based foods or their bioavailability in plant sources is low. This of course doesn’t mean […]

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Hear What Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg Thinks About Veganism

Greta Thunberg became a household name last year when she started a one-person school strike outside Swedish Parliament, protesting lack of action to prevent climate change. Since then, at the age of just 16, she has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, given speeches at the UK Houses of Parliament, and been called the […]

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Raising Children On A Plant Based Diet – The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Shares Her Thoughts

A social post went viral recently in which a lady rants at Wellington vegan café owners about their customers not getting the right nutrients from a vegan diet. Well, we’re all perfectly capable of making the right decisions on good nutrition for ourselves, thank you. But when it comes to parents raising children on a […]

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Vegan Hotel

Vegan Hotel Opens For Business In Scotland

The world’s (arguably) first vegan hotel has opened in Scotland. Saorsa 1875 flung wide its doors last month in Pitlochry, a Highlands village that’s a popular stop for travellers on their way to the famous Loch Ness. The 11-room boutique hotel caters to eco-conscious vegans (or those interested in in being so). “The vegan philosophy […]

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How To Fly The Vegan Flag (Literally)

Looking for something to jazz up your street frontage? The vegan flag was officially adopted by the international vegan community in June two years ago. You may have come across it before but if not, here’s a little recent history lesson. The vegan flag is what’s known as a civil flag, one that is flown […]

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Plant Based Diet Behind Wimbledon Win

Was Novak Djokovic’s plant based diet a factor in his Wimbledon win? When men’s tennis champ Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win his fifth title at Wimbledon, the epic final went on for nearly five hours, earning it the record of the longest Wimbledon singles final ever. Despite the marathonic nature of the five-set, three […]

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Woody Harrelson At Wimbledon Is A Huge Mood

Everyone’s fave sexy older vegan, actor Woody Harrelson, disrupted the press coverage of tennis’s top event yesterday, as reported by News.com.au, when he got locked out of the big match by officials. Woody, who’s been a vegan warrior since his early twenties and in 2012 won PETA’s Sexiest Vegan title, got out of his seat between serves […]

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