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New Vegan Magazine - Plant Powered Planet

June 2 2021 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

New Vegan Magazine - Plant Powered Planet In the launch edition of Plant Powered Planet vegan chef Tony Bishop-Weston issues a call to arms to make sure all pubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels have good value for money delicious and exciting vegan options on their menu as Covid restrictions finally ease.  Plant Powered Planet Magazine - Read More More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Party Party: Vegan Diamond Jubilee 75 Years of Veganism

May 21 2019 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Party Party: Vegan Diamond Jubilee 75 Years of VeganismThe whole world has been caught up in a whirlwind of veganism with delicious vegan food literally on every street corner, even seemingly "Carry on vegans, nothing to see here" traditional Dingly Dongly ice cream vans. In fact the other day I asked for the vegan option (jokingly) and he asked "Which one?" 2019 is year of the vegan, a Diamond Jubilee Vegan year. It's 75 years since the word vegan was first officially used and The Vegan Society was founded. If that doesn't call for a party, or should I say parties  - all over the world, then I really don't know what you are all waiting for. 75 years since Vegan was born - Diamond Jubilee 2019 For the first time since I can remember National Vegetarian Week just completely managed to pass me by unnoticed this year. There just doesn't seem much point anymore. Just going vegetarian doesn't stop animal cruelty, doesn't sort climate change and doesn't hugely impact on health if you just swap meat with cheese. No wonder the Vegetarian Society Approved quality assurance and labelling scheme now offers a vegan version. Although my vegan sandwich, finalist in the British Sandwich Awards , wasn't the overall winner, Marks & Spencers, Greggs the bakers and Crussh all won awards for their new vegan products. and many others got a mention. I feel my job there is done, I can't think of anywhere there is no vegan sandwich option now, even our local gym. Nearly everywhere has at least a fallafel/­­hummus/­­chick pea offer and most have something more exciting leaving all the Pret vegan hallabaloo as all very last year. A Star is Bun, Vegan Christmas Dinner Star Bun - FinalistAnyway, get organising, have a party, organise an event, vote for your favourite new vegan things, let's celebrate 75 years of veganism, especially the last few years More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Biggest most influencial #WorldVeganDay #WorldVeganMonth set to Rock the World

October 31 2017 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Biggest most influencial #WorldVeganDay #WorldVeganMonth set to Rock the WorldYour help is need to reach over a million new potential vegans during #WorldVeganMonth which is kick-starting on #worldveganday 1st November. Please click on the link below to the one time vegan thunderclap 2017 has been a phenomenal year for the worldwide vegan community, google trends show interest in vegan in the UK has quadrupled since early 2015 Vegan interest quadrupled since Jan 2015 In 2015 there were around 30 Vegan Fairs, this year in 2017 there were 150 vegan fairs and festivals and yet despite this VegfestUK London was bigger than ever before with 280 exhibitors, hoards of caterers and a new vegan trade show tacked on. Vegan fairs and festivals more than quadrupled since 2015 I worked hard last year and the beginning of this year to encourage retailers to make sure they followed Pret's lead and stocked a vegan sandwich. I think everyone now sells a vegan sandwich or wrap apart from Asda who say they are "working on it". Marks and Spencers renowned for putting dairy in everything whether it needed it or not (even the Sushi!) now have a great vegan range. Asda now only supermarket with no vegan sandwich/­­wrap I've now turned my attention to pubs whose accessibility for vegans has been made a lot more accommodating by Guinness taking the fish fining out of their world famous stout (Yes Draught Guinness is now Vegan). Luckily BidFood (formerly Bidvest 3663) one of the biggest wholesale  distributors to the catering trade has introduced some vegan desserts, vegan cheese and some vegan savoury items which has left no excuses for the On trade/­­Pub trade. Brewers Fayre  - No Vegan Christmas OptionOther new vegan products this include new palm oil free vegan margarine by Flora , Ben and Jerrys vegan ice creams, new vegan dairy free cheeses by Tescos, Sainsburys and in Waitrose, a range of new vegan products by Quorn meat alternatives as well as a universal move to remove the egg from supermarket vegetarian products that would otherwise be vegan. Vegan pizzas are not just being sold in Pizza Express, Zizzis and Ask but also beginning to appear in supermarkets too starting with Sainsbury's. Independent vegan cafes and restaurants have had to work hard to keep up with the new level of quality and choice now available on the high street. The coconut craze has meant a whole new generation of ice creams, milks, yogurt and desserts that has left consumers with no excuses but to ditch dairy. Oat products from Oatly such as the new Creme fraiche and the barista milk has further eaten into  dairy sales making the dairy industry less and less viable every week. The advertising standards authority finding that the slogan "There's no such thing as Humane Milk" was indeed legitimate was a massive blow to Dairy Farmers who faced with Brexit and loss of subsidies are literally at the end of their tether. Smart dairy farmers in  Canada and the USA have moved on to Pea Milk which has more protein than other plant milks and more calcium than cow's milk. Look out for new brands in 2018. Omega 3 rich flax milk is also a thing now. Please help keep the momentum going and encourage all your non vegan friends to try going vegan for #WorldVeganMonth. 2-3 clicks is all it takes via facebook or twitter or just cut and paste the link More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

EU Last Law: Ham Sandwiches to be Banned in Schools Hospitals

April 1 2017 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

EU Last Law: Ham Sandwiches to be Banned in Schools HospitalsHam Sandwiches to be Banned in Schools and Hospitals Embargoed until April 1st In an uncharacteristic liberal style move the Govt has been in secret talks to ban ham, burgers, sausages and other processed meats in NHS hospitals and schools by 1st April 2018. In a 9th hour move the EU managed to sneak this new vegan law into the statute books before article 50 was invoked this week by PM Theresa May and thus automatically uploaded into our statute books via The Great Repeal Bill  New EU Vegan Rules on Meal Deals April 1st Until relatively recently ingredients such as testicles, rectum and udder were allowed in school sausages but regulations have been tightened up. A typical recipe for school/­­hospital sausages ("pork product" made "down to a price" to win a local authority contract - Guardian May 2003) now looks something like this; ?         50% "meat", of which 30% is pork fat with a bit of jowl ?         20% mechanically recovered chicken meat ?         17% water ?         30% rusk and soya ?         soya concentrate ?         hydrolysed protein ?         modified flour, dried onion, sugar, dextrose, phosphates, preservative E221 sodium sulphite, flavour enhancer, spices, garlic flavouring, antioxidant E300 (ascorbic acid), colouring E128 (red 2G). Casings: made from collagen from cow hide In the light of the World Health Organisations re categorisation of processed meat products (Risk: Highest -  Processed meat causes cancer IARC. WHO. BBC Oct 2015) and perhaps fearing resultant legal action from parents and school governors, heads of education and health departments have been discussing banning processed meat products. Ham Sandwiches become Vegan Hahm Sandwiches from 1st April The proposed plan is to replace all processed meats with like sounding plant based vegan products reveals junior health minister Ms Simmo Lay Leading Nutritionist Dr Bin MaFoud says In reality most of any beneficial nutrients in typical local authority purchased processed meat products comes from soya anyway so a move to plant based alternatives makes sense The food industry is now awash with very realistic processed meat alternatives that have same or better taste, texture and protein content than existing products. Patients and schoolchildren probably wouldnt even realise they are being given plant based alternatives. Menus would need to be re written with just omitting or adding one letter for trade description reasons so thus sausage becomes sossage, chicken becomes chikken, mince and burgers stays the same as does Hot Dog, ham becomes hahm and chorizo becomes Chorriso Says professor of food psychology Professor Joe King Many sandwich providers are ahead of the game already offering Vegan options School Packed lunches will not escape in case children swap food and schools risk being held responsible for future cancer risk. Ham sandwiches will join the school ban on chocolate and crisps that already exists in schools along with salami, sausages, bacon, beefburgers and hamburgers, chicken nuggets and pepperami. Ofsted will have the policing of new health standards in schools added to their list of responsibilities but it is not yet clear who will police the standards of food in hospitals as currently hospitals dont appear to have many standards for the quality of food. A Daily Mail reader, Ivor Beef, 68, from Barking, Essex said "If the EU thinks my son is going to eat more vegetables then they've go another think coming. Eating sausages and bacon and ham is a basic British human right along with bent bananas and blue passports. If  British citizens want to increase their risk of heart disease, stroke, cancers and diabetes than that's their sovereign right and the Euros can bog off back across the channel with their daft liberal ideas about saving the planet and national health. Karin Ridgers Founder of VeggieVison TV adds, Luckily there is a plant based version of everything nowadays so no one need miss out on taste and texture, the animals and planet will thank you and you could live longer too. http:/­­/­­­­about-cancer/­­causes-of-cancer/­­diet-and-cancer/­­how-healthy-eating-prevents-cancer Date:  April 1st More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Vegan Call for Marmite Label to say 100% vegan

December 23 2016 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Vegan Call for Marmite Label to say 100% veganMarmite Vegans ask; Please change marmite label to read 100% vegan not 100% vegetarian. Please note exploding vegan trends and come out of the closet on marmite's vegan status. Please Sign petition to Marmite via Is Marmite Vegan ? Yes! Why doesn't it say 100% vegan?Interest in veganism double in two years, then doubled in 12 months and at the beginning of 2017 during Veganuary doubled again. VegfestUK Vegan Festivals have seen record numbers of visitors despite many new vegan festivals springing up all over the UK,  It's time Marmite took note and changed the label to 100% vegan. Please sign petition via this link here  - https:/­­/­­­­p/­­philippa-atkinson-marmite-brand-manager-change-marmite-label-to-100-per-cent-vegan-instead-of-100-percent-vegetarian?recruiter=197089711&utm_­source=share_­petition&utm_­medium=copylink Rates of interest in veganism have seem phenomenal increase not just in the UK but Globally It's time Marmite took note More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Starbucks to go 100% Vegan says Vegan Chef

March 31 2016 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Starbucks to go 100% Vegan says Vegan Chef Starbucks To Go Vegan By The End Of The YearLondon, Friday April 1st 1am BST Reacting to news that the UK Government is now considering extending the ban on smoking in cars with passengers under 18 (to include processed meat products for Stoptober 2016), Starbucks have revealed their intention to be 100% vegan by the end of the 2016. This also supports NHS efforts to encourage people to eat at least 5 a day portions of fruit and vegetables following revision of The Eatwell Plate and Dietitians recommendations on cutting back on meat to no more than twice a week.  Interest in 'Vegan' now double that of 'Vegetarian' reveals Google Trends   Crest of a Vegan Wave UK Vegan guru and health food consultant chef Tony Bishop-Weston from Foods for Life Health and Nutrition Consultancy says Starbucks are not alone. Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream, Guinness, Quorn, Zizzi Restaurants, Pizza Express, Linda McCartney, Tescos, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, Costa Coffee and Loving Hut had all added new vegan products recently. Tesco have a wide range of dairy free vegan cheeses. Grocery retailers were awash with vegan chocolate Easter eggs this Easter.  Fear of Litigation Starbucks UK is apparently nervous that if the meat free Stoptober plans go ahead one of their customers could be prosecuted for consuming a Starbucks processed meat product in their car just because they like carcinogenic food and they have a child passenger. This would be a PR nightmare and these days with all the mobile phones and in-car videos its only a matter of time before someone is captured risking their life and a huge fine by eating a processed meat product with Starbucks branding.  Bishop-Weston announced that Starbucks UK vice president Jess Star called early Friday and said Weve taken the bold step to go completely vegan!. Commercially and logistically it makes sense said Bishop Weston if Starbucks offer is suitable for vegans, then by default its suitable for vegetarians, those following the 5 a day diet, Jewish or Muslim patrons (who dont eat pork) and vegetarian Hindus (who dont eat egg) thus suitable for everyone, even Veggans sometimes called Conveniegans but are actually vegetarians who eat eggs but not cheese  Starbucks New All Day Vegan Breakfast Muffin - 1st April 2016 New Starbucks Vegan All Day Breakfast Muffin We have struggled, not to find vegan alternatives, but to find vegan products at the very low prices that Starbucks need to make a profit in such a competitive market. admits Bishop-Weston. The solution was for Starbucks to make some of the new vegan products themselves using Aquafaba (a versatile bean juice froth discovered by Goose Wohlt in the USA) and 5 portions of fruit and vegetables. We have managed to make delicious egg free fried egg, soysages, dairy free cheese and meat free bacon all from Aquafaba and put them all together into an all-day vegan full English breakfast muffin which will be Starbucks UK new flagship vegan product Boaty McBoatface Vegan Iceberg Fruitcake Other new products could include a dessert tribute to the Boaty McBoatface  National Environment Research Council (NERC)  ?200 million polar research vessel with a meringue iceberg made with Aquafaba and a berry fruit cake boat cracking through it. Also planned is a dark chocolate Dunkin Doughnuts style vegan chocolate mars bar fruitcake  See Vegan Recipes at Flavour Photos More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Vegan Challenge to Scotland's Doctors, Midwives, Nutritionists and Dietitians

November 30 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

RushPRNews: Vegan Challenge to Scotland's Doctors, Midwives, Nutritionists and Dietitians VegfestUK comes to Glasgow SECC Scotland this weekendMore Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

News: Chef Searches for 1990s Fans After The Vegan Cookbook Nominated for Award

September 23 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

RushPRNews: Chef Searches for 1990s Fans After The Vegan Cookbook Nominated for Award Vegan Chef searches for former guests of award winning boutique and idiosyncaratic Highland hotel Taigh Na Mara Vegan Guesthouse Nr Ullapool. He has apealled to newspapers such as The Herald and The Scotsman to try and track down thousands of guests from mainly Glasgow , Edinburgh and all over the USA from cities such as New Yoork and San Francisco The chef , Tony Bishop-Weston (nee Weston) wants former guests to vote for his cookbook, The Vegan Cookbook, published by Hamlyn that has been nominated for 'The Best Vegan Cookbook Award' by VegfestUK to be presented at Vegfest London at Olympia on Saturday 10th October. Former fans of Taigh Na Mara Guesthouse Lochbroom can vote here http:/­­/­­­­vote for the next few days only More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Half Price: Digital Copy of Cowspiracy The Movie that inspired thousands of people to go vegan

August 6 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Half Price: Digital Copy of Cowspiracy The Movie that inspired thousands of people to go veganToday, The Movie that inspired 1,000s of people to go vegan all over the world is now available for half price. Only $4.95 if you go here https:/­­/­­­­buy# and use the code VIP2015 Cowspiracy - the ultimate sustainability moviePlease share this movie with your friends and family More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

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April 1 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

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10 Reasons why you should invite your friends to Vegfest

January 14 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

10 Reasons why you should invite your friends to vegfest 1) It's fun. There's something for everyone whether they  are into food, music, politics, film, the environment,  human rights or just meeting people 2) There's no pressure. They can just walk around tasting stuff, It's no like a dinner party, if they don't like what they've tasted they can just move on. Most visitors are not vegan. 3) Expert Advice. Vegfest is awash  with expert advisors so any questions can be quickly answered 4) Bargains. Most exhibitors run show offers and special prices so its the cheapest place to kick start a new vegan lifestyle 5) Affordable.  A day at Vegfest is only a fiver if you buy tickets online and if you buy early enough there are BOGOF offers 6) Fairtrade. A vegan diet is fairer for animals, for people for the planet and fair on your body too. 7) Sustainable.  A vegan diet needs less water, less land, less fuel, less electricity and less destruction than a meat based diet. 8) Health. Vegan diets men decreased risk of heart disease Stroke, diabetes, some cancers and food poisoning 9) Kids go free. Vegfest UK has always strived to help vegducate the next generation to help them understand why they should try to avoid making the same mistakes as the previous generation. 10) Feel Good Factor It feels good to shake off apathy and adopt a philosophy that is making a difference, making things better not worse More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Interest in Vegan Diets in UK Doubles in Two Years

November 15 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Interest in Vegan Diets in UK Doubles in Two YearsGoogle Trends reveals that interest in veganism over the last two years has more than doubled. Interest in vegan diets has been steadily rising over the last 10 years but stories in the press about the horse meat scandal, the dire situation about the environment, plus health scares about eating meat and dairy, have led to a phenominal increase in interest in veganism in the UK Interest in veganism and the solutions it provides have been noted all over the world. The UK is not the only place to have seem dramatic increase in interest in vegan diets, Australia, Canada, Germany and Israel have also seen ubiqitous changes. UK interest in Vegan doubled in 2 years Dramatic increase in Vegan awareness all over world Whilst Vegfest UK couldn't claim to be the sole reason veganism has grown so quickly in theUK since 2012 Vegfest has undeniably played a very big part in the jigsaw. In straw polls taken at Vegfest 20% of those interviewed said they would be changing their diet following their visit to Vegfest UK. Time to get a Vegan Cookbook? "Clearly any food manufacturer investing in NPD  and wanting to break a new product into the UK market would be shooting themselves directly in the foot by not making it to VegfestUK and engaging with the thousands of visitors looking for new solutions" says consultant Tony Bishop-Weston This year, in a new bigger venue, VegfestUK offers even more reasons for visitors to visit with political debates and a conference on sustainability. This emerging market offers unique investment opportunity for all types market opportunities and those with creative ideas on healthier, more sustainable versions and vegan alternatives to products we know and love but can no longer justify. Products that are healthy, more environmentally friendly and more ethically produced win hands down if they are of the same quality of experience (eg Taste) and competitively priced. http:/­­/­­­­sponsorship http:/­­/­­­­vegfest/­­mediabrighton2015/­­ http:/­­/­­­­stall-prices http:/­­/­­­­press-releases Brighton - Bristol - London More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

World Vegan Month starts with a BANG!

November 5 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

World Vegan Month starts with a BANG!2014 has seen unprecedented amount of coverage in the national newspapers for World Vegan Day enjoying over a year's worth of publicity for The Vegan Society's 70th Birthday over just one weekend. A great way to kick start World Vegan Month in the UK. The only blot on the vegan landscape is that once again Google decided to snub world vegan day and refuse to do a Vegan Google Doodle Voogle to celebrate the day. That would have been the icing on the egg free dairy free cake , buy hey, just look at the list of successes below ! The BBC http:/­­/­­­­news/­­uk-scotland-29845663  Vegan just so Rock 'n' Roll http:/­­/­­­­news/­­uk-politics-29900765  Vegan MPs in Parliament - "Chips are down!" The Daily Mirror http:/­­/­­­­news/­­ampp3d/­­world-vegan-day-ten-horrifying-4558702 Very amusing - cleverly gets main vegan points across in a tongue in cheek way http:/­­/­­­­news/­­weird-news/­­sexy-lettuce-lady-trying-give-4573592 Sexy Vegan lady dresses in lettuce leaves The Guardian http:/­­/­­­­sustainable-business/­­2014/­­oct/­­31/­­world-vegan-day-vegetarian-businesses-help-carnivores - Businesses challenged to be more vegan The Daily Mail http:/­­/­­­­femail/­­food/­­article-2819654/­­ANNE-SHOOTER-SAVVY-SHOPPER-Make-bonfire-night-banger-sausages-doughnuts-tastiest-Guy-Fawkes-treats.html Dee's wholefoods Healthy inspired vegetable based vegan sausages for National Sausage Week and World Vegan Month are 'scrumptious' http:/­­/­­­­news/­­article-2817912/­­Dozens-PETA-supporters-strip-central-London-protest-against-meat-eating-World-Vegan-Day.html Girls strip nude - public nudity in London The Telegraph http:/­­/­­­­article/­­TMG11195396/­­Best-vegan-fashion-shoes-and-handbags-brands.html - Vegan fashion shoes and handbags http:/­­/­­­­article/­­TMG11204981/­­What-To-Eat-Now-a-vegan-diet.html Nutritionist Ian Marber tries a vegan diet for the weekend with help from vegan chef Tony Bishop-Weston ;-) The Independent http:/­­/­­­­life-style/­­food-and-drink/­­from-mediterranean-tomato-tart-to-raw-caramel-peanut-pie-recipes-for-world-vegan-day-9831502.html Recipes http:/­­/­­­­news/­­uk/­­home-news/­­world-vegan-day-2014-naked-peta-protesters-lie-covered-in-blood-at-trafalgar-square-9833195.html Naked teenagers bare all in public Evening Standard http:/­­/­­­­news/­­londoners-diary/­­londoners-diary-bye-bye-bacon-as-vegan-mps-seize-control-9838202.html And all sorts of other places http:/­­/­­­­politics-society/­­one-day-better-world-croydon-marks-world-vegan-day/­­ http:/­­/­­­­2014-11-01-world-vegan-day-celebrities-who-are-vegan http:/­­/­­­­n3/­­1046934-world-vegan-day-7-best-vegan-protein-sources/­­ http:/­­/­­­­kathy-stevens/­­countdown-to-kindness-a-r_­b_­6075994.html http:/­­/­­­­articles/­­297502-edinburgh-vegan-food-and-restaurants-on-world-vegan-month/­­ More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

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Watch Free Lego Movie In Full - Everything is Awesome NOT

July 21 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Watch The Lego Movie for free in full Here's the everything is awesome (NOT) Lego movie in full - for free to download and share. Greenpeace made this to highlight the deal between Lego and Shell Oil effectively supporting the tragic disaster movie about to happen in the Arctic driven by selfish greed and oil blindness. See the movie on YouTube NB Youtube took the Lego movie down following a complaint by Warner - it's now back up - if You Tube takes it back down see The Movie  here - Greenpeace  Read more at Greenpeace The Guardian   The Daily Mail Huffington Post More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

So You want to be Vegan but Love Cheese?

July 10 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

So You want to be Vegan but Love Cheese?So you want to be vegan but love cheese? And your problem is? Why would you give up cheese ? There are so many vegan cheeses on sale now, in fact more dairy free vegan cheese than you can shake a stick at!  Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses - Vegusto Swiss Vegan CheeseMade from rice, soya, nuts., peas, oats, seeds, potatoes and all manner of other things dairy free vegan cheese is rocking the world and shaking up cheese boards and pizza restaurants and cheese toasties and filled rolls. Sales are partly drived by lactose and dairy protein intolerance concerns, partly by ethical and environmental and health concerns but mainly because some vegan cheese is so good that many people prefer it to cow's cheese! Even Tesco supermarkets sell vegan cheese now but if you've not had a chance to taste a good dairy free cheese then get yourself along to a vegfest or vegan festival happening near you soon! More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Marks and Spencer's Vegan Salad Sandwich Goes Viral

January 31 2017 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Marks and Spencer's Vegan Salad Sandwich Goes ViralFood manufacturing, food service hospitality and retailers should take note. Apparently now all you have to do is bring out a salad sandwich and it's National News! Finally after many years of badgering Marks and Spencers /­­ M&S made a sandwich without a little bit of dairy in it, a habit which has been annoying vegans for a very long time. Huff Post Metro DublinLive TheSun DailyMail ColchesterGazette ClearlyVeg More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Interest in Veganism Treble Interest in Vegetarian as Vegan Trend Doubles in 12 months

April 14 2016 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Interest in Veganism Treble Interest in Vegetarian as Vegan Trend Doubles in 12 monthsNo stopping the rise in vegan nowAccording to Google trends, interest in the search term 'vegan' has doubled in the last 12 months alone having already quadrupled in the previous 4 years. Interest in Vegan quadrupled, then doubled again since April 2015Record number of Vegans  VegfestUK exhibitions and festivals are seeing record crowds even though many other vegan festivals and shows are popping up in cities all over the UK and Ireland. Interest in vegan food, clothing, cosmetics and fashion as well as vegan politics has never been so high. Similar vegan trends are being seen all over the world, not just Europe and the USA. Treble Top  Interest in veganism is now running at nearly three times than of the search term 'vegetarian'  . All restaurants need to re think their menus as a vegetarian lasagne just doesn't cut it anymore. Just substituting the meat for a bit of Feta, Goats cheese or Haloumi is ..Yawn, just, Yawn, too lazy. More than double the interest in vegan , often treble vs vegetarian Eating Out Vegan  Eating out has never been easier with a number of Restaurant chains introducing new vegan menus. Pizza Express has had a Vegan Pizza for some time but now Zizzis has launched a Vegan Pizza with Dairy Free Cheese which has left Domino's missing the boat on their chance to introduce the vegan pizza that they sell in Israel to UK high streets. A string of household mainstream brands have announced their intention to bring out vegan versions of their most popular products, even Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Guinness. Dietitians the new 'Extremists' It's only a few years ago when local government and NHS health trusts were calling Meat Free Mondays a step too far. Now health professionals are saying it's not far enough. Respected dietitians, nutritionists and dietetic scientists have become overwhelmed with the scientific evidence that is bombarding them and reluctantly overturning years of post war indoctrination and revising guidelines. Leading Dietitians around the world and public health officials in Holland are now recommending meat only 2 times a week - That's five days less a week than Paul McCartney's Meat Free Mondays,  Meatless Monday and Meat Out Days Science uncovering inevitable truth Scientists have discovered and isolated the distinctive taste of red meat is from haem iron that they have replicated from iron rich plants. Soon you will be able to buy a veggie burger that not just tastes like but bleeds like a piece of an animal flesh. What excuses then for encouraging and sustaining the torture of animals with your shopping budget? London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston Says "anyone who says they 'need' meat are deluding themselves, unless they mean it in a ' I need a drink' kind of a way It's never been so easy to be vegan and more and more people are running out of excuses to stop increasing the risk to their health and the health of the planet as well as the inexcusable cruelty and death to millions of animals. What excuses are there left for not going vegan? http:/­­/­­­­tabs/­­blog/­­2016/­­4/­­veganism-doubles-again-since-april-2015 More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Veganuary 2016 Media Storm For a Happy Vegan New Year

January 10 2016 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Veganuary 2016 Media Storm For a Happy Vegan New Year We doubt the people behind Veganuary, Matthew Glover and Jane Land,  the 'start the year vegan' , go vegan, be vegan , stay vegan campaign,  could have dreamt of a better beginning to 2016.  There has been unprecedented publicity for the vegan campaign that rides on a crest of a wave of New Years resolutions and fanatical January detoxing. Veganism has always been the big white elephant in the room it offers so many solutions for those wanting to live more ethical lives and be kinder to health, the environment and of course animals, fellow earthlings. Something seems to have clicked this year though and it seems to have captured everyone's imagination and sense of reason and logic with a resounding 'Why not?' Predictions so far, are, that at least 50,000 people will go vegan this January Veganuary. That's more than the total of all the visitors to the 100% vegan VegfestUK festivals in  Brighton, Bristol, London and Glasgow in 2015 which averaged about 10,000 people per show (London Vegfest at Olympia saw 12,000 through the doors) Here's a round up of just some of the amazing Veganuary coverage so far. In the Daily Mail http:/­­/­­­­femail/­­article-3382763/­­New-campaign-Veganuary-sees-vegan-curious-cutting-meat-fish-dairy-month.html Hello Magazine http:/­­/­­­­cuisine/­­2016010729062/­­veganuary-january-vegan-diet/­­ The Daily Telegraph http:/­­/­­­­foodanddrink/­­foodanddrinknews/­­12078341/­­Thousands-giving-up-all-animal-products-for-a-month-as-part-of-Veganuary.html http:/­­/­­­­foodanddrink/­­healthy-recipes/­­11298797/­­Veganuary-three-mouth-watering-vegan-recipes.html The Metro http:/­­/­­­­2016/­­01/­­04/­­10-delicious-vegan-breakfast-recipes-ideal-for-veganuary-or-any-time-of-year-5598713/­­ http:/­­/­­­­2016/­­01/­­08/­­10-delicious-and-filling-vegan-dinner-recipes-5600980/­­ http:/­­/­­­­2016/­­01/­­02/­­the-best-high-protein-vegan-meat-alternatives-in-the-supermarket-5593893/­­ The Times http:/­­/­­­­tto/­­opinion/­­columnists/­­article4653771.ece The Sunday Times ( Out Daily Mailing the Daily Mail with a pathetic attempt at dismissal) http:/­­/­­­­sto/­­newsreview/­­features/­­article1654185.ece ABC News http:/­­/­­­­Health/­­veganuary-vegan-full-month/­­story?id=27924338 The EastBourne Herald http:/­­/­­­­news/­­columnists/­­helen-burton-new-year-new-vegan-diet-1-7144327 There's even a Veganuary Soundtrack as have put together a collection of Vegan Veganuary Songs. Google Trends now shows twice as much interest for vegan as vegetarian and not just in the UK but all over the planet. The features and PR for Veganuary have not been confined to the UK either. There have been Veganuary articles in The USA, Canada, India , Australia and New Zealand too. It seems the whole world is becoming more vegan friendly Of course not all the PR has been favourable Harpers Bazaar managed to find a bizarre nutritionist to bizarrely agree to equate protein rich lentils with doughnuts, whilst Time Out magazine equally bizarrely equated Veganuary with eating vaginas....? More sensibly lots of new Vegan Society registered products are hitting the shop shelves too for veganuary. Joining Ikea's new Vegan Meatballs, the Vegan Quorn Chicken-less Pieces and the Pizza Express vegan Pizza is the Costa Coffee fruit slice. Costa Coffee's new Vegan Society registered fruit slice out for veganuary More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Vegan Overtakes Vegetarian as Doctors, Midwives, Dietitians and Nutritionists Urged to Seek Facts

September 27 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Vegan Overtakes Vegetarian as Doctors, Midwives, Dietitians and Nutritionists Urged to Seek FactsInterest in vegan diets has finally overtaken vegetarian in the UK as a combined effort from public events such as VegfestUK, the work of the UK Vegan Society and documentaries such as Cowspiracy, Forks Over knives and Earthlings has swayed public opinion. Vegan Overtakes Vegetarian in UK. Doctors & Dietitians Urged to Seek FactsDespite the mounting evidence that a balanced vegan diet is much healthier than average a worrying stubborn hard-core of Doctors, midwives, dietitians and nutritionists continue to discourage patients from continuing on a vegan diet or even from breastfeeding. This contravenes all health professional guidance on due diligence and best practice. Governing bodies of health professionals are urged to ensure that their members are aware of all the latest evidence based facts on vegan diets including the availability of nutritional tools such as vegan Vitamin D3 from Lichen and Omega 3 EPA and DHA from algae. Presently only one professional body, The British Dietetic Association, has publicly undertaken to work with the UK Vegan Society to ensure it's members are fully up to date with the facts on vegan diets rather than the urban myths that abound. Vegfest UK at London Olympia on 10th October and Glasgow SECC on 5th December will be hosting a health summit, bringing together leading dietetic and nutrition experts to help health professionals bring their knowledge up to date with the facts and evidence based research on vegan diets. Details on the Health Summits can be found http:/­­/­­ More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Vote for vegan cookbook nominated best vegan cookbook

September 2 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Vote for vegan cookbook nominated best vegan cookbookPlease please vote for The vegan Cookbook nominated  Best vegan cook book by Vegfest UK http:/­­/­­­­vote Cookbook is available on kindle too for only a few ?s Please vote for the vegan cookbook More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Health Summit for Health Professionals at VegfestUK Vegan Festival London Olympia

August 4 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Health Summit for Health Professionals at VegfestUK Vegan Festival London Olympia As part of the continuing efforts to Vegducate as many people as possible about the vegan solutions to avoidable world problems that threaten our planet VegfestUK is now hosting a Health Summit for Health Professionals at London Olympia on Saturday 10th October. Sadly there are still many health professionals that are unaware of the evidence based science that supports the solution of a healthier balanced plant based diet to common health problems and the vegan diets suitability for all age groups. Harley Street nutritional therapist Yvonne Bishop-Weston reveals "I am frequently contacted by mothers at their wits end because of pressure put upon them by Doctors to start eating meat and cheese and feed animal products to their children, like there is some magical ingredient that can only be found in meat and dairy. It reveals a lack of understanding about basic nutrition and the nutrients found in food" "Yes a person may fair better on a diet higher in protein, may have some health condition that requires extra omega 3 EPA and DHA, or vitamin B12 or vitamin D3 or probiotics but there are now excellent plant based versions of all of these nutritional tools." Earlier this year The Vegan Society reached a historic agreement with The British Dietetic Association. The Vegan Society and The British Dietetic Association have agreed to collaborate to bring  reliable plant based nutrition information to every community in the UK. Tony Bishop-Weston, executive consultant Vegan Chef and Author of The Vegan Cookbook,  has helped VegfestUK bring together some leading lights in Nutrition and Dietetics to provide a line up of distinguished speakers to provide evidence based science that backs up the argument for vegan solutions to the scourge of avoidable self inflicted health problems we face. Chef says "For too long many health professionals, GP's, midwives, dietitians, nutritionists, health workers have written off plant based diets as unnatural and exclusionary. This may be partly because of the way vegan diets were better known for what wasn't vegan, what they didn't eat rather than what vegans do eat - messages were full of negative messages, not this, don't eat that, no no no rather than yes yes yes and motivational provocative messages focused on delicious and dynamic vegan solutions. That's all changed. Bookshops are awash with beautiful vegan cookbooks with deliciously inspiring vegan recipes. The supermarkets now sell edible melting vegan cheese, vegan sausages, dairy free ice cream in fact everything from plant based caviar to vegan haggis. Thanks to 70 years of UK veganism there's now plenty of people to prove that a vegan diet can be far healthier than the average UK diet" Speakers at The VegfestUK Health Summit for Health Professionals include Professor Thomas Sanders  Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics Kings College London who will be talking about his CRESSIDA study and it's relevance to those on vegan diets Prof Tom Sanders Professor of Nutrition Kings College LondonDr Emma Derbyshire, PhD, is a registered public health nutritionist government adviser on nutrition and diet matters and award-winning nutrition and health writer.  Dr Emma Derbyshire NutritionistSandra Hood RD - A specialist dietician for the NHS Sandra runs education sessions on diabetes for patients and health professionals. Sandra is author of 'Feeding your Vegan Baby with Confidence' published by The Vegan Society and has had numerous articles published in magazines. She worked closely with Plamil Foods to produce Infant Case Histories to prove the efficacy and benefits of a plant food based diet for infants. Sandra is currently working on nutrition material for the Vegan Society and BDA collaboration. She will be joined by Nutritional Therapist Yvonne Bishop-Weston Sandra Hood registered Dietitian Dr Nina Bailey -BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, ANutr: Nutrition Scientist - Head of Clinical Nutrition Igennus Healthcare Nutrition - Dr Nina Bailey is a leading expert in marine fatty  acids and their role in health and disease. Dr Bailey holds a master's degree in Clinical  Nutrition and received her doctorate from Cambridge University and is a published scientist,  regularly featured in national health publications. Dr Nina Bailey Nutrition ScientistMikkel Jungersen - Scientific Advisor in Scientific Affairs at Chr. Hansens  Health & Nutrition Division where he is responsible for scientific issues for Chr. Hansens  probiotics Mikkel Jungeresen - Scientific Advisor  Other speakers include Paul Appleby from the Oxford University/­­European EPIC Study, Dr Tushar Mehta from Toronto, motivational expert Brian Jacobs and yoga guru talking about and demonstrating yoga as a tool to alleviate some of the effects of stress. http:/­­/­­­­prof-tom-sanders http:/­­/­­­­dr-emma-derbyshire http:/­­/­­­­sandra-hood http:/­­/­­­­yvonne-bishop-weston http:/­­/­­­­dr-nina-bailey SATURDAY Health Professionals Health Summit Talks Room 12:00 - Dr Emma Derbyshire - Protein and Calcium Solutions on a Vegan Diet 1:00 - Prof Tom Sanders - King's College London CRESSIDA Study 2:00 - Sandra Hood RD Yvonne Bishop-Weston BSc DipION mBANT - Safer Vegan Pregnancy & Childrens health 3:00 - Mikkel Jungersen, MSc - Probiotics and Women's health 4:00 - Dr Nina Bailey - Essential Fats and Vegan Diets 5:00 - Dr Tushar Mehta - Vegan is the Answer: What's The Question? SATURDAY Health Professionals Health Summit Workshop Room12:00 - Paul Appleby  - Oxford Uni EPIC Study and Vegan Findings 1:00 - Debate - Raw food vs Cooked food 2:00 - Dr Tushar Mehta & Peter Gleave - Can you reverse Diabetes? 3:00 - Christine Bailey - Good Fats, Healing Fats.  Its time to Feel Good About Healthy Fats 4:00 - Brian Jacobs - Solutions for motivational strategies for encouraging healthy eating 5:00 - The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre - Stress Management Free certificated CPD for Health Professionals will be on offer. Contact your professional body for more details. More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Brighton MP Caroline Lucas to open Vegfest UK

February 6 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Brighton MP Caroline Lucas to open Vegfest UKEco Woman, voted most Ethical Politician Caroline Lucas MP to open Brighton Vegfest Caroline Lucas MP has been voted the UK's most ethical politician in 2007, 2009 and 2010 by readers of the Observer, in 2008 was judged one of the Guardians top eco-heroes, received Red magazine's Woman of the Year Award 2010 in the ethical/­­eco category and is in the Environment Agency's Top 100 Eco-Heroes of all time. ..... and she's opening Vegfest UK in Brighton !! Caroline Lucas MP - to open Brighton Vegfest More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All

November 16 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at AllOver 6 Billion Farm Animals will Die This ChristmasWeapons of Mass Destruction Whilst not wanting to diminish the fantastic efforts of the Band Aid musicians and pop stars for their efforts to reduce the suffering of people in West Africa suffering with Ebola ( Go buy the BandAid30 track if you haven't already), and I agree with Bob Geldof, a disease that prohibits you from comforting and touching loved ones is most abhorrant, meanwhile billions of other Earthlings' lives face torture and death unnecessarily, every Christmas, every year, every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, every second. Every year it's estimated 56 billion farm animals (that's not even including all marine life e.g. smoked salmon  prawns, dolphins and whales) are tortured and killed just for fun. Just for our culinary entertainment, just to ammuse our tastebuds, just because we are too lazy and set in our ways to find vegan alternatives that taste just as good, are usually healthier , undoubtably have far less detrimental impact on the planet are fairer and just as nutritious. Do the animals know it's Christmas ? No! So here are some new vegan /­­ vegetarian lyrics to the Feed the World Christmas song to highlight that there are billions of lives of animals who don't know that it's Christmas time at all and it's business as usual for the people with the electric prods and stun guns and bolt guns and knives and saws sloshing about in a sea of blood. Feed the World (more healthily and more sustainably and more ethically) Its Christmas time - if you're an animal you should be afraid At Christmas time - 5 billion will die,  for the food that's made Yet in our world of plenty - we could spread a smile of joy If we ate, like herbivores At Christmas time So say a prayer - pray for 'the other ones' At Christmas time - s' not that hard , you can still have fun Theres a world outside your window - and its a world of dread and hate If you're not a pet they'll kill you - and you could end up on a plate And the Christmas bells that ring there - are the clanging chimes of doom Well tonight 'thank God it's them instead of you' ( ?) There's No peace and joy this Christmas time in Burger King Nor MaccyD's or KFC or Pret..... woah Where all Santa brings is fear It's the same thing every year How can they know its Christmas time at all? What to do? Change your diet everyone! Save the world And the children yet to come! Let them know its Christmas after all Feed the world - Change your plan for dinner time Save the world - Change your plans for dinner time Heal the world - Let them know its Christmas time again Vegan Parody, Meme - Lyrics by Bob Geldof, Midge Ure BandAid30 and Tony Bishop-Weston Free Video coming soon - watch this space New law on parody by the European Copyright Directive October 1st 2014 allows parody for humour and /­­ or mockery as long as it isn't offensive i.e. Racist Buy someone a vegan cookbook  this Christmas For more information about a plant based vegan diet check out these sites and free videos http:/­­/­­­­ https:/­­/­­­­try-vegan/­­how-go-vegan http:/­­/­­­­be http:/­­/­­­­30dayvegan http:/­­/­­­­evolve/­­default.aspx  Free Video http:/­­/­­­­ Free Online Health Program + support http:/­­/­­­­health/­­diets/­­ffl/­­ffl-the-power-of-food-for-health http:/­­/­­ Brighton Bristol London Vegan Vitamin D3 /­­ Omega 3 EPA DHA  /­­ Probiotics More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Vegfest says Share the Love this Christmas

November 13 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Vegfest says Share the Love this Christmas Share the Love the Christmas with VegfestUK - Buy One Get One Free Offer Buy a Ticket to VegfestUK as a gift for a friend or colleague and get a free extra ticket for them to give to another friend to share the love this Christmas time. There is a free digital Christmas card to send them to let them know about your gift of life as tickets will be sent out 2 weeks before the festival *****  var bannersnack_­embed = {"hash":"bxtjwpj1e","width":300,"height":250,"t":1415899823,"userId":15961266,"bgcolor":"#3D3D3D","wmode":"opaque"}; -***** You could also buy your friends and colleagues a fantastic vegan cookbook gift this Christmas /­­ Thanksgiving and spread the love that way? Buy someone a vegan cookbook  this Christmas. In paperback or on Kindle Share the love - share a Vegan Cook Book More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Vegan Google Doodle Voogle to Celebrate 70 Vegan Years

October 8 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Vegan Google Doodle Voogle to Celebrate 70 Vegan YearsPlease ask the Google Doodle people for a vegan Google Doodle ( Voogle ) A Vegan Google Doodle Voogle for world vegan day? To celebrate 70 years of vegan on World Vegan Day 1st November 2014 Please send a request to Google asking them to design and post a google doodle , a Voogle, on and  on November the 1st See the  World Vegan Day Facebook Page for more information and to submit your suggestions Email Google Tweet Google @GoogleDoodles N.B. Lake District UK pacifist Donald Watson created the word vegan and founded the world's first Vegan Society at a meeting in London in Early November 1944 after being denied permission to set up a sub group of the UK Vegetarian Society for those who wanted to avoid all animal cruelty and exploitation. He advocated a 100% plant based diet adding cheese, eggs and honey onto the Vegetarian list of foods to leave with their producers. 70 years on Scientists have discovered that a vegan diet is not just kinder for animals and nurtures a more compassionate understanding psyche but is also better for the planet and human health with vegans far less likely to suffer from avoidable chronic conditions such as diabetes, bowl cancer and heart disease. Leading philanthropists such as Bill Clinton and Bill Gates are suggesting that we all need to be more vegan for the survival of the planet and the human race More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Free From For Free - Meat & Dairy Reducers Open Invite at Vegfest UK

August 20 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Free From For Free - Meat & Dairy Reducers Open Invite at Vegfest UK Meat and Dairy Reducers welcome at VegfestUK London this September Last Chance - Buy One Get One Free on Tickets With all the recent publicity about the health and environmental benefits of reducing ones meat and dairy consumption, people all over the UK are actively seeking to replace their meat and dairy with decent vegan options - but where to start? Look no further than VegfestUK London - the UKs biggest vegan event and full of inspiration to help even the most hardened meat lovers amongst us. Making Sense on The Horizon Giving up meat and dairy - or at least reducing our consumption - makes perfect sense on paper, but the reality can be somewhat different. says VegfestUK organiser Tim Barford. The recent BBC coverage of the health and environmental effects of meat and dairy consumption have influenced a large part of the UK population, and many are now actively seeking to give up meat and dairy. VegfestUK events offer a huge selection of food, cookery demos, films, talks, shopping and entertainment, all of it plant based, and can help provide the ideal stepping stone for those who have made a decision to cut back on meat and dairy consumption. VegfestUK events are inclusive and welcome people from all backgrounds regardless of the current dietary status. Around 30% of  our visitors eat meat and dairy, and around 30% are vegetarian, with around 40% already vegan, so theres a fantastic mix of people at all our events. Green Flag Family Event Billed as one of Europe's flagship veggie food festivals and a must-visit by many foodies across the country, VegfestUK London has almost everything for everyone, from superb cuisines and excellent shopping options from around 200 stalls, to captivating live entertainment from comedians, musicians and kids activities, on top of health and lifestyle information from nearly 100 talks and cookery demos. Vegfest UK VIPs and Vegan Celebrities  Star gazers will have a field day meeting face to face the likes of presenters Sarah-Jane Honeywell (CBeebies) and Amanda Hamilton (GMTV), alongside high-achieving vegan athletes such as Brendan Brazier (former professional Ironman triathlete), Patrik Baboumian (the world's strongest  man), Neil Robinson (ex-Everton and Swansea City FC) and Fiona Oakes (North Pole Marathon and Antarctic Ice Marathon Champion in 2013), plus Goldblade frontman John Robb and Australian musician Vegan Smythe (making his UK debut at the show) along with many other interesting special guests.   Vegan Harvest Festival - Early Bird Free Tickets Taking place at the West End of London at Kensington Olympia (West Halls) on September 27th this event costs ?10 for adults and ?6 for claimants and OAP's for tickets bought in advance, with free entry for kids under 16. With the BOGOF offer in place until August 23rd BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offer running till September 15th bring your pals, kids, spouses and workmates along to sample the delights of vegetarian and vegan food and lifestyle! To take advantage of these amazing offers, buy your advance tickets at­­ticket-info VegfestUK London event programme is now available at:­­programme For further queries, email . Follow the event on Facebook and­­VegfestUK VegfestUK London is kindly sponsored by: rawLicious, Equinox Kombucha, the Vegan Society, Magpie, Fry's Vegetarian UK, Great Food, Yaoh, JASON, VBites Foods, Bute Island Foods, Vegusto, Nakd Wholefoods and Out of Hand More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

The Trouble With The Vegan Society & Vegans

July 19 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

The Trouble With The Vegan Society & VegansThe Vegan Society has rebranded itself as a charity that likes to say 'Yes' Vegan Diets - Sustained growth in interest - Vegan trends Many many years of blood, sweat and tears with volunteers or frugally paid staff at the front end of cutting edge veganism is reaching it's climatic end. Vegan Cheese? you got it! Vegan caviar? you got it! The Vegan Society has gone from a charity obsessed with what it is against to one that stands up and speaks out about what it is for. Some would ask what is it for? A membership organisation dedicated to providing information about veganism and how to be vegan when now you can just google the word and have your ipad spew out 39 million pages in less than a second? But someone or some body has to be guardians and keepers of the word 'vegan' , defend Donald Watson's definition of the word vegan in the face of those who argue that honey is vegan or that breast milk isn't vegan or those who just generally miss the point. Some body has to be caretaker for the history of veganism and curate the volumes of scientific research that support the case for veganism and a vegan diet. To be brutally honest The Vegan Society is now, on an every day, day to day level, at street level , largely defunct, almost redundant as a support network because the job of making a case for a vegan diet and a vegan lifestyle  is almost done. Veganism has been well and truly unleashed from Pandora's box, the cat's out of the bag, Being Vegan is almost normal. Big supermarkets such as Tescos are now labeling products vegan and trialling vegan shelf talkers, Ocado has a whole vegan section online. Big investers such as Microsoft's Bill Gates and Twitter's Biz Stone are investing in vegan meat free alternatives and vegan cheeses. Scientists and biochemists are genetically engineering yeasts to make true dairy free vegan cheese.  TV moguls such as Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood gentry such as James Cameron speak out for sustainable healthy veganism. Doctors, physicians and health professionals prove that a health vegan diet can cure heart disease and reverse diabetes. Even McDonald's chomping presidents of the USA such as Bill Clinton now follow a vegan diet. A normal person , on a normal day could read in The Daily Mail that a vegan diet is good for your heart problem or good for diabetics wander into a  supermarket and fill up their trolly with vegan ice cream, vegan pancake mix, vegan cakes, vegan cheese, vegan sausages, vegan chicken, vegan chocolate, vegan mousse and spend half an hour trying to choose which dairy free vegan milk to buy - soya? Henp milk? oat? almond? flax omega 3 milk? coconut? rice milk? tigernut milk? hazelnut ? the list just keeps growing. Then they can go recover and pick up a Soyaccino at Costa Coffee or Pret a Manger. They could even pop into Ikea on the way back and pick up some vegan caviar. There will inevitably be those animal rights extremists who morn the day their little niche, quirky organisation with it's 5,000 members turned into a mainstream organisation with millions of supporters but lets face it - Wallmart, McDonalds, Unilever, Kraft, Pizza Hut, Kentucky fried chicken, Coca Cola, Pepsico, Doritos, Subway, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Burger King, Nestle - they don't care about the thousands - they think in millions. Now there are millions of customers of vegan foods they are listening. Donald Watson would be very pleased indeed that so many people now agree with his logical philosophical thoughts over 70 years ago a great way to mark 70 years of veganism. Vegan Chef Tony Bishop-Weston can be found on; Twitter https:/­­/­­­­BishopWeston Facebook https:/­­/­­­­TonyBishopWeston.Author Linked In https:/­­/­­­­in/­­tonybishopweston See also http:/­­/­­ More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

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