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How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

The UK has a problem with food waste. Here are some statistics I found on the government website: We waste around seven million tons of food every year The average household throws away £470 worth of food per year Bread, fruit and vegetables are the most wasted foods Businesses are guilty too – the manufacturing … Read More

The UK’s First Vegan Music Festival is Coming

The UK’s First Vegan Music Festival is Coming

These days, there are tons of vegan fairs and festivals around, some of them featuring live music. But these events are mostly centred around vegan food and products. Now, the UK is finally getting an all-vegan music festival. Green Heart Events is a new company organising both public and private eco-friendly events. Its four-strong team … Read More

Should You Follow Your Dreams or Be Realistic?

Should You Follow Your Dreams or Be Realistic?

When, as kids, we tell the adults in our lives what we want to be, their responses tend to be predictable. If we want to do something artistic, creative or entrepreneurial, then our aspirations may be called unrealistic. More tactful adults might say, “That’s nice, but you need a plan B in case it doesn’t … Read More

Animals Who Escape Slaughter: Why Do We Cheer Them On?

Animals Who Escape Slaughter: Why Do We Cheer Them On?

Most of us rarely think about the plight of the animals we eat. Their lives and deaths are hidden from us, and we spare them little more than the occasional guilty thought. But every so often, something happens which brings these animals into the public eye. Over the years, various animals have escaped on their … Read More

Vegan Activism…with Inflatable Animals!

Vegan Activism…with Inflatable Animals!

I’ve taken part in many types of vegan activism over the past couple of years, but last Saturday was a new experience. A group of us gathered in the city centre to raise awareness of animal rights issues – using giant inflatable animals. There were four – a pig, a sheep, a cow, and a … Read More

What Can You Use Instead of Eggs?

What Can You Use Instead of Eggs?

A while back, I wrote a post about why eggs are inhumane, regardless of whether they’re caged, free-range or organic. At the end of that post, I promised to write one on how to stop eating eggs. So here it is! What can you substitute for eggs? What you use instead of eggs depends on … Read More

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

We humans like to flaunt our superiority over other animals. But not only do I think this superiority is a myth, I also think there’s a lot we could learn from our fellow earthlings. Dolphins are a great example. As I mentioned in the post linked above, they have even more developed brains than we … Read More

Health Outcomes: Why They’re (Probably) Not in Your Genes

Health Outcomes: Why They’re (Probably) Not in Your Genes

As a kid, I remember hearing that one in three people would get cancer in their lifetimes. It terrified me – cancer is almost undoubtedly the most feared illness in Western countries. But I consoled myself with the thought that almost no-one in my family had ever developed cancer. Maybe we just weren’t genetically predisposed … Read More

What Activists are Doing Wrong

What Activists are Doing Wrong

If you are an activist, you probably spend a lot of time encouraging people to stop doing things. I know I do! ‘Stop supporting animal exploitation’, ‘don’t use disposable plastic’ and so on. And sometimes this approach does a lot to raise awareness and get people thinking. But is it really effective activism? All too … Read More

Does Going Against the Grain Bring Social Strain?

Does Going Against the Grain Bring Social Strain?

A few years back, I went to a friend’s dinner party. Knowing that vegan options would be scarce, I’d eaten beforehand. What I hadn’t foreseen was the awkwardness of sitting at a table surrounded by people who were tucking into dinner and dessert, trying not to feel left out. There were several people at the … Read More