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In today’s Vegie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Pepsi refuse to clarify their none vegan ingredient in Diet Pepsi; Portugal passes law to legally provide vegan food in schools, hospitals and prisons; A look at the latest vegan sporting superstar, Tia Blanco; Our review of Vegan Athletic Apparel’s cycling wear; Go Vegan World respond to the National Farmers Union; What The Health is released!

Worryingly, Pepsi Won’t Confirm Why Diet Pepsi Isn’t Vegan

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Diet Pepsi is, for some reason, not vegan – but PepsiCo won’t say what’s actually in it.

Rather disturbingly, the soft drink giant is refusing to reveal what animal ingredient is used in their diet version that makes it unsuitable for those following a vegan diet.

This is despite repeated requests to PepsiCo to reveal what the offending ingredient is, in case people have religious concerns or allergies.

A spokeswoman told Metro.co.uk that they would not reveal any part of their ‘recipe’ because it’s considered ‘commercially sensitive information’.

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Portugal LEGALLY Must Provide Vegan Food In Schools!

Portugal is leading the way in the vegan revolution. Not only must they by law provide vegan food in schools, they must also in hospitals and prisons.

Not only is this good for those who are already vegan, it is also good for the image of veganism. It shows that being vegan isn’t a shallow choice and that we our dietary needs must be catered for. Places funded by the government ensure there are meals for religious requirements, so why not ethical?

It also makes veganism much easier and attainable as a lifestyle. For younger vegans, taking food to school is not always an option, so may sway towards food offered to them. However, vegan food in schools ensures that you no longer have to plan ahead or watch friends eating, while feeling left out.

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Tia Blanco | The Superstar Vegan Surfer

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There’s plenty of vegan olympians and athletes but there’s also a pretty famous vegan surfer. Tia Blanco is a 19 year old, surfing superstar.

She’s ranked in the top 50 female surfers in the world by the World Surf League, took the first place Gold medal at the 2015 International Surfing Association (ISA) Open Women’s World Surfing Championship in Popoyo, Nicaragua, and came back in 2016 to successfully defend her title by winning the 2016 Championship in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica.

Fair to say, she’s pretty big news.

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Vegan Athletic Review

Now, this might seem like a sponsored post. Like I’m being paid to say this. I’m not. This is genuinely the best sports kit I’ve ever worn.

Late last year I managed to get hold of a black jersey, fluro pink jersey and a black pair of bib shorts. They’ve since launched a few new colours and designs which we’d love to get our hands on.

Set them freeeeeeeeeee!

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I’ve been sitting on the Vegan Athletic kit for a while, waiting to get some decent weather. I’ve taken it out on a fair few rides and now I know what this stuff is really made of. Gold.

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Why You Should Boycott Cheltenham 2017

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I remember watching Cheltenham on the TV as a kid, and asking why they put plastic sheets around the horses when they fell. Once I learnt the truth about horse racing, I realised there’s no justification for it. There are hundreds of reasons why you should boycott Cheltenham 2017, and here are just a few.

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Go Vegan World Respond To National Farmers’ Union

Go Vegan World  has accused the National Farmers’ Union of “entirely missing the point” in its recent criticism of the campaign which has been appearing across the UK and Ireland on billboards, taxis, motorways and at underground stations as well as full page adverts in national newspapers.

The campaign features powerful, highly thought-provoking messages such as Dairy Takes Babies from their Mothers, Humane Milk is a Myth: Don’t Buy It and Vegetarianism is Not Enough for male chicks who are killed at birth by the egg industry.

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GVW Campaign Director – and Founder of the Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary – Sandra Higgins said: “For the NFU to defend the dairy industry by referring to animal welfare and benign treatment entirely misses the point of the campaign.”

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What The Health Is Released

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.

With heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time. With the help of medical doctors, researchers, and consumer advocates, What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.

Click here to watch it now!

 

 

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Nat comes from a background of cycling and fitness. After eating a regular diet for most of his life, he came accross the vegan lifestyle 3 years ago and has never looked back. Nat considers himself an animal activist, environmentalist and keen cyclist, while promoting the vegan lifestyle along the way. He's now a registered personal trainer, gym instructor and currently working his way towards a Sport, Fitness and Coaching degree.

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