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World Vegan Day: 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Vegan

5 Mins Read Today is World Vegan Day! The annual event (which has become a month) is meant to shine a light on all the benefits of going plant-based, from ethics to health and the environment. Every year, we’re seeing growing numbers join in to celebrate veganism as more people make the switch. If you’re still bucking the […]

10 Ways To Celebrate #WorldVeganDay

5 Mins Read November 1st marks World Vegan Day and the start of World Vegan Month, where all of us join in to celebrate all things plant-based and the wonderful benefits of a vegan lifestyle, from saving the planet to being kind to animals and your own health. Whether you’re a long-time herbivore or a budding flexitarian, here […]

Global Experts Urge Vegan Diet Shift For Climate at Plant-Based Asia Summit

3 Mins Read Leading global experts on health and sustainability are set to take the stage at the upcoming Plant-Based Asia Summit to urge for a mass shift towards vegan diets. The virtual event will feature panel discussions to empower attendees with the latest research on how plant-based food choices are part of the solution in fighting climate […]

I’ve Been Plant-Based for 12 Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

10 Mins Read By: Theresa “Sam” Houghton August 2021 is my 12-year “veg-versary.” It’s been an interesting journey. I first dipped my toes in the veg-curious waters as a teenager who thought going vegan would be a great way to lose weight—because we all hear vegans are thinner, right? (We won’t go into what a silly reason that […]

Vegetarians Score Better Health Biomarkers Than Meat-Eaters, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Researchers have found that people who are vegetarian have a healthier biomarker profile compared to meat-eating folk. The British study’s findings, presented at the recent virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), is consistent despite age and weight factors and crucially, is unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption.  University of Glasgow researchers have found a consistent […]

85% Of Global Veganuary Participants Plan To Make Plant-Forward Diet Permanent

4 Mins Read More than 8 in 10 people who joined the Veganuary pledge for the first month of 2021 plan on making their newfound plant-forward diets a long-term habit. The findings, revealed in the annual survey released last month, also showed record-breaking levels of participation this year, spanning 582,000 people across 209 countries and regions globally, with […]

Nearly 90% Of Vegans Changed Their Diet For Animal Welfare, Global Survey Finds

4 Mins Read A new global survey involving more than 8,500 participants across over 100 countries reveals that animal welfare is the top reason motivating people to go vegan. While nearly 90% of respondents cited animal welfare, more people are now also going vegan due to sustainability reasons, as consumers begin to couple their diet to their environmental […]

Denmark Recommends Carbon-Friendly Foods In New Dietary Guidelines

4 Mins Read Denmark’s updated dietary guidelines includes recommendations on consuming more carbon-friendly foods like vegetables, fruits and legumes as part of the country’s climate action plan. The new official dietary guidelines also suggest lowering intake of meat and dairy products, which are carbon-intensive to produce.  Published by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in January this year, […]

Cats Fed Plant-Based Diets Can Live Healthy Lives, New Study Suggests

3 Mins Read A new study suggests that contrary to popular belief, cats fed plant-based diets that are nutritionally sound do not appear to be adversely affected at all. In fact, researchers found that cats who were on vegan diets had more ideal body condition scores than their meat-eating counterparts. While the paper acknowledges that further observational studies […]

Plant-Based High-Carb Diet Does Not Lead To Weight Gain, NIH Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds that contrary to popular belief, high-carb and low-fat plant-based diets do not necessarily lead to any weight gain. While the study was only conducted on a small-scale, the findings do suggest that factors resulting in overeating and weight gain are far more complex […]