In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Vegan Ben and Jerry’s launches in the UK; China plans to reduce meat consumption by 50%; Canada pushes plant foods in latest dietary recommendations; Charlie Sheen goes vegan; Outrage over Alicia Silverstone feeding her son a vegan diet; Beef found containing horse microchips; Vegan activists demonstrate at Pamplona bull festival; Plant-based intimacy enhancer hits the market; Pro wrestler slams the current food system; Vegan brand becomes first zero-waste company of its kind.
We’ve been asking for it ever since it was launched in the United States. Now, we can confirm that vegan Ben and Jerry’s will be arriving in the UK very shortly.
Ben and Jerry’s confirmed on their website that the vegan ice creams will be arriving in the UK “soon” however, they failed to state an exact timeframe or the flavours that will be launching.
The Chinese government has outlined plans to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It details new recommendations that will be delivered to the 1.2 billion people living in China.
The recommendations state that the public should look to decrease their meat consumption by at least 50%.
Having around 1/7 of the world’s total population, the move is considered another last ditch effort to stop runaway climate change.
Canada’s new dietary guidelines are now asking people to consume less meat and dairy products in favour of plant-based foods.
The Canadian government published the new set of dietary guidelines for its citizens which now suggests a large change in many people’s diets.
The recommendations now suggest a “regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and protein-rich foods, especially plant-based sources of protein,” while the guidelines also recommend consuming less meat and saturated fat from animal-based sources.
Charlie Sheen hasn’t always been a picture of health, however, after coming clean about his diagnosis of HIV, he seems set on changing his ways. You may never have thought you’d see the day Charlie Sheen goes vegan, but it looks like it may have actually happened.
Sources have told TMZ that the actor has been cutting out meat and dairy, as well as practising yoga and swimming every day. He is also rumoured to be consuming plenty of rice and veggie burgers, washed down with coconut water coffee.
London-based businessman Andronicos Sideras has been accused of adding 30,000kg of horse meat to beef in order to sell it for burgers and ready meals.
Following the accusations, tests were carried out on the meat. Those tests revealed microchips from three different horses, with a number of horses involved in the scandal described as ‘significant’.
Bullfighting has to be one of the cruelest and most unnecessary forms of animal cruelty in today’s society. Animals are tortured and publicly killed, all in the name of entertainment. At the Pamplona Festival in Spain, bulls are first chased through the streets, before being killed in front of crowds.
However, this year’s event has been upstaged by some amazing vegan activists. Once the bull was stabbed and was bleeding to death, the activists entered the arena and attempted to comfort it in its final moments.
Kama Cream is described as a new ‘intimacy enhancer’ that is completely vegan and made from 6 edible ingredients. The cream is largely based around hemp oil and is entirely plant-based.
All five ingredients that make up the recipe are organic or GMO-free; organic coconut oil, avocado oil, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, organic hemp seed oil.
Professional wrestler, Austin Aries, is a well-known vegan, environmentalist and animal activist. In his new book “Food Fight: My Plant-Powered Journey From the Bingo Halls to the Big Time,” professional WWE wrestler Austin Aries questions everything, especially what’s on our plates.
“I was subscribing to conventional wisdom – meat for protein to build muscle, and that chicken is ‘better’ for me than red meat,” he says. “I remember the day when I looked at it all and said, ‘This is disgusting. I’m done.”
Earth Island, the manufacturing facility for vegan brand, Follow Your Heart, became the first plant-based company to receive Gold Level Zero-Waste certification from sustainability watchdog group Green Business Certification Incorporated.
Over the past 12 months, the business has made changes in order to reach the high standard demanded. They now divert 97 percent of their waste from landfills through reusing materials, recycling and composting programs, and employee education about reducing waste.