In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Are Pret A Manger’s vegan options disapearing?; Kate Hudson clears her acne by living vegan; The vegan forced to vaccinate her children; Vegan animal rights MP seen eating seafood; Why taxing meats could save human lives; What do food expiry dates really mean?
Now I’m not bashing Pret. They’re great. This is more a disappointed parent kind of approach I’m taking. I’m not angry, I’m just becoming more and more disappointed.
Pret seemingly started the vegan revolution in high street ‘grab-and-go’ stores. First they announced their vegan and vegetarian line. Next, their awesome vegan christmas options came. Then they opened their exclusively Veggie Pret and have now recently opened the second in Shoreditch.
The problem I have is that although they might’ve been one of the first to make these drastic changes, it feels like their effort is dwindling.
It’s no secret that veganism can work wonders for your skin. Cutting out dairy is one of the best ways to clear up inflammation and spots, and celebs are starting to realise this.
Kate Hudson went vegan last summer, and claims that her skin is now the best that it has ever been.
“When I went vegan last summer, my skin was the best it’s ever been—skin tone, pores, everything,”
Hudson also claims that the paleo diet did the opposite to her skin, not surprising seeing as it’s a diet filled with meats and fish, with limited/no carbs.
All over the internet for the past week or so, has been a story about a Vegan mother who was forced to vaccinate her children. Strangely, all media outlets focused on the fact that she was vegan, insinuating that this is the sole reason why she risked the health and wellbeing of her children.
The case was taken to court, with the mother losing. Both children will now be vaccinated for diseases including measles, meningitis, polio and diphtheria.
An Australian MP has been spotted eating seafood alone. Nothing spectacular, however this is an animal rights activist, the only MP for the Animal Justice Party (AJP), and claims to be almost completely vegan! This animal rights MP, Mark Pearson, has understandably faced a large amount of backlash.
His political party advocates for people to follow a plant based diet, yet he has been spotted eating oysters, snapper and sashimi.
The use of antibiotics in meat production is a major contributor to one of the biggest threats facing human health in the 21st century: antibiotic resistance. Finding a solution to this requires us to start taking responsibility for our actions. While one person eating meat has an imperceptible effect on antibiotic resistance, multiply that by millions of people around the world and you have a global crisis.
How often do you use expiration dates to decide whether something is safe to eat or not? This infographic from Lakeshore Convention Centre takes you through everything you need to know about the real meaning of expiration dates and explains the confusion surrounding them.
With 40% of the U.S food supply being thrown away every year because food is deemed to have expired, it really is an area that needs examining. Something clearly doesn’t add up and it is obvious that consumers are taking food expiration dates too literally.