The campaign to expose the harmful, violent, and destructive reality of the animal agriculture industry.
Browsing Category

ENVIRONMENT

Environment

The new makers of plant-based meat. Big meat companies?

DAVID YAFFE-BELLANY: 'With plant-based burgers, sausages and chicken increasingly popular and available in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores across the United States, a new group of companies has started making meatless meat: the food conglomerates and meat producers that Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods originally set out to disrupt. In recent months, major food companies like Tyson, Smithfield, Perdue, Hormel and Nestlé have rolled out their own meat alternatives, filling supermarket shelves with plant-based burgers, meatballs and chicken nuggets. Once largely the domain of vegans…

WHEN THE TRUTH HURTS: Lewis Hamilton Slammed For Saying Only Way To Save Planet Is By Going Vegan

EMILY BROWN: 'Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton has been criticised for saying the only way to save the planet is by going vegan, while continuing to make a career out of a ‘gas-guzzling sport’. The 34-year-old, who is on the verge of winning a sixth Formula One world title, took to Instagram to share his concerns about the planet... In a lengthy plea to his followers, Hamilton wrote in part: "I urge you to do some research, find the compassion I know you have within you to recognise what you are contributing to in terms of what you eat which keeps the meat and dairy industry…

Countries form ‘Vegan World Alliance’

GHANIM AL-SULAITI: 'As ‘The Year of the Vegan 2019' continues, four countries have taken a huge step for the industry by uniting to form an alliance, known as the ‘Vegan World Alliance (VWA)’. The alliance aims to promote vegan values on a global scale. The VWA consists of four activist groups from The Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia. The alliance envisions a world in which all people agree that all animals (human and non-human) are or maybe sentient beings that are subjectively aware of, and able to value their own lives. VWA says “Everyone understands that animals…

Meatless meat is becoming mainstream — and it’s sparking a backlash

KELSEY PIPER: 'When the Impossible Burger launched quietly in upscale restaurants a few years ago, the coverage was mostly positive, with some reviewers even calling it the future of meat. Now, Impossible products have hit Qdoba, Burger King, and supermarkets. Another plant-based meat company, Beyond Meat, is featured in Carl’s Jr, Subway, and now McDonald’s. It’s a sign that the new wave of meatless meat is approaching mainstream status — an encouraging development if you care about changing our meat-centric food system. But if the emergence of meatless meat a few years ago was hailed…

THE REAL INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Animal agriculture severely under-reported in climate change news coverage

SOPHIE KEVANY: 'There’s an expectation that information worth knowing will find its way into the headlines. War, famine, disease, hurricane paths... and, more recently, climate change. It’s all there. One item, however, regularly escapes scrutiny: the role our animal-centric food production plays in global warming and environmental pollution. Estimates vary, but animals reared for beef, milk, cheese, eggs and other consumer products create between 14.5% and 51% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to a recent study published by Sentient Media, a more realistic figure could be…

Jonathan Safran Foer: What if Fighting Climate Change Is As Easy As Giving Up Meat?

INKOO KANG: 'Given the outsize role that animal agriculture plays in global greenhouse gas emissions—estimates range between 14.5 percent and 51 percent of emissions, with the latter figure considering meat production’s role in deforestation — refraining from consuming animal products, argues Jonathan Safran Foer, is one of the most significant actions individuals can take to help prevent global warming, along with driving less, flying less, and having fewer children. “We must either let some eating habits go or let the planet go,” he writes. “It is that straightforward, that fraught.”…

Vegans hold candlelight vigil in memory of animals slaughtered for meat at London’s Smithfield Market

LARA KEAY: 'Vegans activists from Animal Rebellion occupied the iconic east London meat market yesterday evening... forcing out meat traders from London's famous Smithfield Market, covering their stalls with fruit and veg and shouting 'beef equals grief' as they arrived at work,... and staging a 'people's assembly' with speakers including TV presenter and animal lover Chris Packham, they demanded the Government oust all meat traders from the market and make it exclusively for fruit and veg sellers. Dozens camped out overnight waiting for traders to arrive in the early hours - only to stop…

Fake Meat Fight: Can the Plant-Based Movement Get Past the ‘Processed Food’ Debate?

JENNY SPLITTER: 'Though sales of plant-based foods grew by 11.3% in 2019, a growing chorus of critics say these foods are too processed for their liking, vegan junk food with a plant-based health halo. That rejection has to sting just a little if you’re Beyond Meat. Unlike Impossible Foods, which gets its beefy taste from genetically engineered yeast, Beyond embraced the non-GMO label as a way to straddle the nature-tech divide. The move failed to win over critics, but the critics may have missed the mark too, lost in their obsession over processed food. Can the plant-based movement get…

Heather Mills: ‘Vegan revolution driven by big business and environmentally aware youngsters’

EXPRESS & STAR: 'The vegan revolution has been driven by big business as well as better informed young people who want to eat healthily and save the planet, campaigner Heather Mills has said. The businesswoman, who runs the successful Vbites food range, was speaking at the launch of Plant-Based Valley – on the site of a former cosmetics site in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland – which she hopes to develop into a powerhouse for the meat-free sector, and bring much needed-jobs to the region... Vbites produces 140 products and employs 300 people in the North East, but she hopes that could…

BLOODY ‘GREEN’ HYPOCRISY: 10,500 Steaks Served at Democrat Presidential Candidates’ Steak-Fry Party

HANNAH BLEAU: 'Democrat presidential candidates took part in the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry in Iowa Saturday, which featured thousands of sizzling steaks. Their participation follows weeks of climate change alarmism from the presidential candidates, many of whom have signaled support for limiting beef consumption in order to combat what they say is a looming climate catastrophe. According to reports, organizers were prepared to grill roughly 10,500 steaks plus 1,000 vegan burgers. Seventeen candidates attended the event, including: Joe Biden (D) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Sen.…