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In This Week’s News – Usher Goes Vegan & More

This week we’ve seen more celebrities praising vegan diets for their health benefits, including Usher and Simon Cowell. Additionally, Covid – 19 continues to prompt discussions about the viability of meat as part of a healthy diet. Here are our picks for three of the most impactful stories of the week.  PETA receives mixed reactions […]

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Bees Thrive As Pollution Drops & Other News Stories

What’s happening in the news this week? Reports of bees thriving in response to the decrease in pollution, Snoop Dogg voices his support for a plant based diet and (in some not so good news), Covid-clusters emerging from slaughterhouses in Australia and the US are shining a light on the filthy and unsafe working conditions. […]

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Vegan News – Are We Headed Towards A Kinder World?

With all that’s been happening, it’s easy to feel hopeless in the fight against animal cruelty. However, this week the world has seen some really massive positive steps being taken by politicians, celebrities and individuals alike to help steer us towards a vegan world. Here’s a wrap up of some of the most important stories. […]

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In Vegan News, Arnold Schwarzenegger Throws A Birthday Party For His Donkey

A wrap up of weekly vegan news. This week a lot of people and publications have been talking about veganism – mainly focusing on the effects of coronavirus on animal industries. However, celebrities have also been having some clean, vegan fun. Here’s our wrap up of some of the most important vegan news stories of […]

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Everyone’s Talking About…A Wrap Up Of Vegan News

As another week in quarantine begins, a whole range of excellent, plant based initiatives are being taken up around the world. Here’s our wrap of vegan news that has everyone talking. Celebrities speak out against factory farming and wet markets Former ‘Friends’ star Courtney Cox posted on Instagram earlier this week, professing her stance against […]

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Bees Are Integral To The Survival Of Our Planet. Here’s Why

Bees are the most important species, according to research that reveals how wild bee health impacts the environment more than colony collapse disorder. Insects—pollinators, in particular—are integral to a healthy environment and the planet’s survival. According to the international conservation nonprofit Earthwatch Institute, bees are the most important species on earth. The declaration was made […]

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What 2019 Meant For Veganism

In years to come, we may well look back and see that 2019 was the year the vegan movement went mainstream. Long gone are the days when vegans were a fringe group, made up of stereotyped skinny, hemp-wearing hippies. With more than 57 million #vegan posts on Instagram right now, it’s safe to say that […]

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Formula One Driver, Lewis Hamilton, Is Asking Mercedes To Ditch Leather

Lewis Hamilton is asking Mercedes to go vegan and ditch its animal-based leather. Several other major car manufacturers have already made the change. The vegan Formula One driver has said that he will speak to his Mercedes team about making cars with animal-free interiors. He added that he wants to aim for more sustainability, in […]

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The Queen Of England Is Going Fur-Free

Queen Elizabeth has ditched fur for the animals following activist pressure. She will replace fur fashion with faux fur alternatives. The Queen’s personal advisor and senior dresser Angela Kelly, who has worked for the Royal Household for 25 years, revealed the wardrobe update in her new memoir, “The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, […]

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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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Millennials Are Driving The Vegan Movement

Millennials are going vegan at a rapid rate. And now that they’re reaching parenting age, the number of vegan kids is growing, too. Impossible Foods — the plant-based meat company responsible for the Impossible Burger — just released an insights report detailing the rising popularity of vegan eating among young people. Impossible Foods commissioned an […]

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Ireland Joins Growing List Of Countries Banning Fur

News out of Ireland has them set to be the 15th country in the EU to phase out the barbaric practice of fur farming. A national poll late last year showed four in five people backed an end to fur farming and while the proposed legislation is still to be confirmed, mainstream Irish press has […]

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So Decadent! Byron Bay Cookie Company Launches Its First Vegan Cookie

When craving a sweet treat, vegans often need to consult Google recipes and bake them ourselves. But those days are officially over with the launch of Byron Bay Cookie Company’s delicious Maple & Pecan Vegan cookie (which also happens to be gluten free). Crammed with pecans, walnuts, cranberries and chia seeds, the cookie is enhanced […]

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Beyond Beyond Meat… Aussie Alternative Enters The Supermarket Showdown

So we’ve all heard heaps about Beyond Meat… and we’ve all heard a fair bit about Impossible Meat. And now there’s a true blue Aussie company that’s making a big difference in the vegan space, too. The Alternative Meat Co. products are 100 per cent Australian made and 100 per cent plant based, and not […]

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Vegan Tuna ‘Too Much Like the Real Thing’

There’s a new tuna in town and it’s ruffling feathers (or should that be fins?). Vegan tuna. It’s plant-based which means it’s seafood-free, mercury-free and gluten-free, yet packed with nutritious omega 3s and features the light, flaky texture of the real thing. Created in collaboration with seafood industry experts to help address the growing crisis […]

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They’re A Bit Late To The Party, But Finally McDonald’s Is Catching Up

Vegetables? No thanks! Or that’s what McDonald’s said when it debuted the McVeggie in Australia back in 2011. It was gone from the regular menu in less time than it takes to say Supersize Me! due to “lack of demand”. Now, McDonald’s has revised its opinion and joined other fast food chains – including Hungry […]

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Breaking News – Animal Justice Party Candidate, Emma Hurst, Wins Seat In NSW Upper House

Animal Justice Party representative, Emma Hurst, has won a crucial seat in the NSW upper house and will hold the balance of power alongside others on the crossbench, including former Labour leader Mark Latham. This is the Animal Justice Party’s second seat in the NSW Legislative Council. Ms Hurst, who has a master’s in psychology, is […]

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Plant-Based Eating Goes Mainstream With Meat Free Monday At Grill’d

Wondering where to have lunch or dinner today? Here’s a suggestion – Grill’d. Because today, all their restaurants are going meat-free! We recently reported on Grill’d’s Beyond Burger and their clever marketing tactics encouraging carnivores to try a plant-based burger. Grill’d’s new burgers feature patties by Beyond Meat – a US based company backed by some heavy weight […]

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The Beyond Burger By Grill’d Encourages Meat Eaters To Take A Day Off. Now That’s Clever!

Grill’d has made a smart decision in how it has marketed the new Beyond Burger patties, explains Josh Berg. Grill’d has announced the introduction of the Beyond Burger patty for four of its most popular burgers, a plant-based alternative to a regular meat patty. Upon hearing the news, my little vegan ears wiggled in excitement. […]

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BREAKING NEWS… China Finally Puts An End To Animal Testing In Cosmetics!

You may recall a few months back, that we posted a story celebrating the beauty industry for being the most active and sincere when it comes to animal testing. First it was NZ, then Australia and now we see China, which was potentially the last bastion of animal cosmetic testing, banning the abhorrent practice completely. That’s […]

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There’s A NEW VEGAN MAGNUM & There’s Never Been A Better Time To Enjoy Ice Cream!

When The Vegan Company got word that MAGNUM was releasing a vegan version of its luxury ice-cream, a certain team member (naming no names, but a dedicated MAGNUM lover who gave them up when becoming vegan), went off in hot pursuit. It wasn’t easy, as these things have been selling out fast. She traipsed around […]

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Stop The Press! Vegan Senator Cory Booker Is Running For President In 2020

On Friday, New Jersey Democrat Senator Cory Booker threw his hat into the ring for his bid at Presidency. He also happens to be the first vegan senator to ever do so and notably, is the only vegan serving in the Senate. A long standing advocate of plant-based, cruelty-free eating, Sen. Booker commented in a […]

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Australia Leads the World in Vegan Searches

As we approach Australia Day, a time when we’re encouraged to eat lamb and “throw another shrimp on the barbie”, it’s heartening to see that Australians are googling the word “vegan” in record numbers – more than any other country in the world! Google Trends shows that an analysis of searches from around the globe during […]

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It’s Official. 2019 Is “The Year of The Vegan” (Like We Didn’t Already Know That)

This is the year we’ve all been waiting for – vegans, vegetarians and mostly, all the innocent, sentient animals that are slaughtered daily to feed “the masses”. On the eve of 2019, respected US publisher, The Economist published a news-worthy article outlining all the totally legit reasons why 2019 will indeed be “The Year of […]

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Meet The Australian Vegan Make-Up Brand That Took Over New York Fashion Week!

It’s not every day an Aussie vegan make-up company is asked to create make-up looks for major designers at New York Fashion Week, but Aussie maquillage brand INIKA ORGANIC isn’t just any ordinary vegan make-up brand. As a long-time beauty editor and writer, I can personally vouch that INIKA Organic is a standout make-up brand. […]

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Plant-Based Meats Are Now Appearing In The Meat Section At Your Local Supermarket. Here’s Why It’s A Good Thing

For those who choose not to eat meat, the thought of going into the meat section to buy a plant-based product may seem bizarre. But for animals, this is a huge step. Here’s why … This is where non-vegetarians will find it (when they’re looking for meat). For people who aren’t already eating plant-based meals, […]

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