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Is Sugar Vegan? Bone Char Filtration, The Industry’s Dirty Secret

3 Mins Read Is sugar vegan? Why wouldn’t it be, right? How’s this for a shocking fact: not all sugars on the supermarket shelf are vegan. Even while sugar comes from the sugarcane plant and does not contain animal products, the process used to manufacture some refined sugars can involve bone char—cow bones. At this point, you might […]

KFC’s “Utterly Misleading” High-Welfare Claims Exposed By Activist-Led Vegan Chicken Brand

5 Mins Read KFC is being called out for a deceptive marketing campaign by vegan chicken brand VFC. The fried chicken giant launched its ‘behind the bucket’ film, which showed imagery of healthy, happy chickens living in high-welfare conditions from KFC suppliers. The British vegan chicken brand VFC became suspicious about the film’s validity following its own experiences […]

Octopus Farms Raise Massive Ethical And Evironmental Concerns

5 Mins Read By Alexandra Schnell, University of Cambridge, Heather Browning, London School of Economics and Political Science, Jonathan Birch, London School of Economics and Political Science When you imagine an octopus’s world, you might well see a curious creature in a complex undersea environment.  Yet the reality of life for some octopuses is existence within a barren tank, inescapably surrounded by humans and other […]

Groundbreaking UN Resolution Connects Animal Welfare And Environmental Sustainability For The First Time

4 Mins Read The United Nations Environment Assembly has adopted a resolution linking animal welfare to sustainability for the first time. The Animal Welfare – Environment – Sustainable Development Nexus resolution was accepted earlier this month after being sponsored by seven member states. The move is seen as historic and, potentially, a catalyst for widespread governmental action to […]

European Farmers Are Struggling With Animal Welfare Concerns They Can’t Talk About, Study Suggests

3 Mins Read A study published last December has highlighted a growing unease amongst European farmers: increasing moral concerns surrounding the practice of animal agriculture, alongside an inability to voice them for fear of ‘betraying’ the industry.  The peer-reviewed report, published by Elsevier (which is facing its own climate-related woes), revealed other surprising trends. Avoidance of meat products […]

UK Activist Brand VFC Launches Vegan Fried Chicken In The US

3 Mins Read American consumers have new meat-free chicken options for the dinner table thank to U.K.-based vegan fried chick*n brand VFC, which has officially expanded into the U.S. market via online retail partners including GTFO and Vejii. The announcement comes after the company closed a $10.2 million seed round last month earmarked for global growth. VFC’s products, […]

Are Psychedelics The Next Big Trend In Cellular Agriculture?

4 Mins Read Chicago’s Back of the Yard Algae Sciences (BYAS) has revealed it is on the brink of an ecologically significant breakthrough. The company, which uses cellular agriculture to create zero-waste food additives, claims to have reproduced toad parotoid glands and 5-MeO-DMT. The latter is a naturally psychedelic venom produced by toads that has become a popular […]

Why Vegetarian Singer Sia Is Excited About The Meat Industry

5 Mins Read Singer and songwriter Sia took to Fortune this week to share her thoughts on the food system, and why as a vegetarian, she’s excited about the future of the meat industry. “I’ve always loved animals, ever since I can remember,” Sia, whose full name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, wrote in the op-ed on Fortune. […]

The 7 Best Vegan Books To Ease Into Eating Less Meat

5 Mins Read There’s no getting away from the fact that documentaries are great resources. They can provide a lot of information quickly and with minimal effort. They can also be harrowing, detailing animal cruelty and the industry’s impact on the planet. If you want the facts about meat consumption, and some practical tips on how to reduce […]

California’s Pork Industry Promised a ‘Bacon Crisis’. Where Is It?

4 Mins Read It’s been more than three years since California voters passed Prop 12, one of the nation’s strictest animal welfare laws. The pork industry pushed back, saying regulations would make meeting demand for products like bacon near impossible. Is a bacon crisis really coming? And with all the innovations in vegan and cultivated meat, will it […]

Living Long And Prospering: The Science (No Fiction) Behind The Pack’s New Plant-Based Dog Food Campaign

4 Mins Read The Pack is a UK brand that specialises in plant-based nutrition for dogs. It has just unveiled  a new ‘dog-first’ advertising campaign, educating human companions about the safety and benefits of meat-free food. The company worked with B-corp-certified agency Library to compose the ‘Hey Humans! Hey Doggies!’ artwork. The project is designed to raise brand […]

Italy’s Fur Farming Ban Is the Latest Blow to a Dying Industry

3 Mins Read December 21 2021 saw the Italian Budget Senate Committee approve a permanent ban on fur farming. 10 mink farms currently operate in Italy. Each will be closed within six months. The news comes after extensive campaigning for the Human Society’s International (HSI) and European branches.  Alongside the closing of farms, the breeding of fur-bearing animals […]

Jane Goodall Supports Call For Global Charities To Stop Harmful Animal Gifting Initiatives

3 Mins Read Alongside prominent scientists, celebrities, and religious leaders, Dr. Jane Goodall is calling for an end to animal gifting. A well-meaning practice used by numerous charities, the primatologist says it’s unsustainable. Recipients are often plunged into debt trying to feed an extra mouth. Animal suffering has also been identified as a consequence. Animal gifting sees live […]