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I Am A Flexitarian - Jessica Carter

I Am A . . . Flexitarian: Jessica Carter

Where do you live? Upstate New York Current Diet? Flexitarian – I eat meat once a day or less, and when I do it is locally raised or wild caught. The vast majority of the meat my family eats is wild caught. What was your motivation to start eating less meat? A bit of everything. […]

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I Am A Flexitarian - Sophie Peters

I Am . . . Flexitarian: Sophie Peters

Where do you live? Bristol Current Diet? Usually Flexitarian, currently having a go at Veganuary. What was your motivation to start eating less meat? Sustainability. I have always been a bit of an environmentalist, conscious about the planet. At uni, I studied Environmental Science, an interdisciplinary course that discussed the effects of almost everything on […]

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World Pulse Day 2017

Global Pulse Day

Small but mighty pulses are considered to be an invaluable food for a healthy and sustainable future. So much so that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declared 2016 Year of The Pulses. As we step into 2017, we prepare to celebrate Global Pulse Day on January 18th. Pulses are low in fat, high […]

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How Changing The Way We Eat Can Help Preserve UK Wildlife

How Changing The Way We Eat Can Help Preserve UK Wildlife

You may have heard of the State of Nature report. Launched in 2013, the report provides an compelling annual snapshot of how wildlife is doing in the UK, in its seas and in the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. It draws on data and expertise provided by more than 50 nature conservation and research organisations […]

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vegcurious

Time to Get #Vegcurious

“Don’t worry honey, I’ll cook the meat”. As soon as the weather warms up and the barbecue comes out, men from all ages reclaim their special relationship with meat and fire. It started as far back as prehistoric times when we evolved from scavengers to hunters and later discovered fire. In Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with […]

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I Am . . . Flexitarian: Steph Landymore

I Am . . . Flexitarian: Steph Landymore

What is your name? Steph Landymore Where do you live? London Current Diet? Flexitarian, mostly cooked from scratch. What was your motivation to start eating less meat? It’s been a gradual shift over several years, starting with efforts to seek out higher welfare meat  in my very early 20s, probably thanks to awareness-raising campaigns such as […]

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I Am . . .  Flexitarian: Ceri Thomas-Haigh

I Am . . . Flexitarian: Ceri Thomas-Haigh

What is your name? Ceri Thomas-Haigh Where do you live? Cumbria Current Diet? I am trying to shed the last of my baby weight on the 5:2 diet What was your motivation to start eating less meat? It was a gradual thing. I never used to think that a meal should always mean meat and […]

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#TurnYourNoseUp at Pig Factories

#TurnYourNoseUp at Pig Factories

I always find writing about animal welfare very difficult. My research often includes shocking articles to read or footage to watch. Time and time again, I am bewildered by the amount of cruelty that goes on in factory farms. That’s why I am so glad to help spread the word about the new #TurnYourNoseUp at Pig Factories […]

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Eddie Shepherd

5 Questions To: Eddie Shepherd

Described as “the Heston Blumenthal of the vegetarian world”, Eddie Shepherd is an award winning modern vegetarian chef based in Manchester, who made his name by creating exciting and unique dishes. His experimental style and use of new modern cuisine cooking techniques won Eddie Shepherd the prestigious Cordon Vert’s “Chef of the Future” competition in 2009. Expect to […]

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The Hidden Soy In Our Diets

The Hidden Soy In Our Diets

Praised for its health benefits, soy has, traditionally, been consumed in Asia as soybeans, tofu, tempeh, soy milk, soy sauce etc.. A staple of vegetarian and vegan diets, soy is high in protein (it is a complete non-animal protein), low in fat and a good source of fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin Bs and omega-3s. Its protein […]

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