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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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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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Lab-Grown Meat Is The Future. Here’s Why

Throughout history, people have eaten meat as a large component of their diet. Vegans, on the other hand, eat plants. This is no revelation. The reasons for this difference are typically based in ethics, with vegans not wishing to fund the suffering and slaughter of conscious beings such as livestock. Environmental factors also rank highly […]

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Do Protests Further Or Hinder The Vegan Cause?

Wow, what a week. Animal rights activists in Australia put veganism front and centre of rolling news coverage. For those of you who missed it (where were you?), a group of animal rights activists staged protests around the country, notably shutting down Melbourne’s CBD, to mark the one-year anniversary of Dominion, an Australian doco that […]

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Veganism vs. Ethics – Where Do We Draw The Line?

For many vegans, this might seem like a fairly obvious statement. The definition of veganism, wherever you may find it, is pretty clear-cut: one who avoids animal cruelty in all aspects of their life. Easy, right? Well, yes and no. On an immediate level, it’s a walk in the park; we don’t eat meat or […]

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Eating A Plant-Based Diet Is Not The Same Thing As Adopting A Vegan Lifestyle. Here’s The Difference.

Dieting has been ingrained in our culture for centuries. Countless different types of diets have been popular over the years including the Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Zone Diet, Paleo Diet… the list goes on and on. What these and all “diets” have in common is that although they can lead to quick results, they ultimately […]

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Camille Pierson, Founder Of The UK’s Float Spa, Shares Her Journey To Embracing A Vegan Lifestyle

Before becoming a vegan, I knew the local butcher by name.  I always insisted on the best organic free-range meat and dairy products thinking this was the best option for my health, animal welfare and the environment.  Being surrounded by people who had already embraced a vegan diet helped me to realise that this wasn’t […]

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Minimalism: Do We Need To Downsize Relationships Too?

Lately, I find myself reevaluating the people with whom I choose to spend my time and energy. Minimalism is funny like that. What started as a quest to eliminate clutter and reduce stress, has turned into a full blown lifestyle adjustment. And not surprisingly, my relationships are in for a tune-up as well. Minimalism isn’t […]

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The Many Faces Of Veganism

Vegan ˈviːɡ(ə)n/ n. a person who does not eat or use animal products. adj. using or containing no animal products. The definition of veganism is pretty clear and concise, not too many grey areas lurking amongst a nuanced description that is numerously interpretable. Society, however, has different ideas about what constitutes our lifestyle of choice. […]

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Finding The Change To Vegan Hard? Hang In There – It Gets Easier

Perception is a funny thing. Every change seems hard, before we do it. And every change seems easy, after the fact. Just like when we become vegan. Before I became vegan, I remember thinking that it was impossible. Only when I actually took the plunge, did I realise just how simple veganism was. At first, […]

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There’s Lots Of Talk About Conscious Living. Here’s Why It Matters

It took me 26 years before I sat down and put some thought into what I valued most in life. That’s a pretty long time to be living with no real understanding of what fulfilled me. Looking back I can see myself as a bit of a floater in my early 20’s. I’d breeze in […]

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The Lion Whisperer, Kevin Richardson, Tells Us About His Unique Calling

Kevin Richardson was interviewed by Australian author Veronica Farmer prior to coming out to Australia for his recent Speaker Tour. I was born on the 8th October 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa. I spent my childhood in the suburb of Orange Grove, far from the African bushveld that I now call home. At around the […]

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What Happens When The Son of A Cattle Farmer Marries A Vegan?

I warned my wife when we first met that although she does not drink, smoke, party or eat meat, I have always been infamous for all of those things. I am a boy from the bush, the son of a stud cattle farmer. My beautiful wife launched and grew a global charity called Meat Free […]

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