Diversifying the Movement: Recognizing Black Vegan Activists

 Veganism has for too long been associated as a lifestyle for well-off white people, and collectively we have done little to remedy this stereotype. Some of the leaders of this movement are white men like James Aspey, Earthling Ed and Joey Carbstrong. There is no doubt these men have been incredibly effective in mobilizing others…

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“I’m Not Vegan Anymore”

There is a disturbance in the world of Vegan YouTubers and influencers. One after another, Internet famous personalities are coming out of the closet to confess that they are no longer vegan. While this phenomenon is certainly concerning, this type of pushback is unsurprising in a world where veganism is quickly gaining favour. “Why I…

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Vegan Muscle?: Plant-Based Gains

   Building muscle has long been associated with the consumption of meat, milk, and eggs. As a culture, we have been led to believe that we need animal products to build muscle mass. While this appeared to be true for some time, today more plant-based athletes are emerging in order to dispel this muscle myth and…

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Canada Food Guide 2019: Feeding the Future

The Canadian Government recently released its Food Guide for 2019. For the first time since its inception in 1942, industry was not consulted in its creation. This marks an unprecedented shift away from industry influence and towards evidence-based nutrition. While the Canadian animal agriculture industry may see this new food guide as an assault on…

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Raising Vegans: 3 Families Thriving on a Plant-Based Vegan Diet

All parents want the best for their children and they make it their mission to give their kids the best start to life. But many parents seem to simply regurgitate the same patterns of consumption they inherited from their parents. This can be troubling when it comes to the food that fuels us. Good food…

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Clean Meat: Will you Join the Groundswell?

  While plant-based burgers like Beyond, Impossible and Nestle’s soon to be Incredible Burger are shaking up the protein paradigm, the inevitable rise of clean meat will redefine the way we think about not only food but animals as well. So what is clean meat exactly? In short, clean meat, milk, and eggs are animal products…

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Celebrities Culture meets Veganism

Whether we like it or not, celebrity culture is ingrained into the psyche of our society. With millions of adoring fans eager to dress, talk and eat like their favourite A-Lister, the impact celebrities have cannot be understated. While some choose to promote partying, drinking and unattainable displays of wealth, others are using their influence…

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2019: New Year, New You?

        While every day is an opportunity to improve, New Year’s Resolutions are particularly popular when it comes to personal goals for the coming year. We could opt for a new diet that we will likely ditch after a few months, but why not aim for a lifestyle change that will be…

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The Merits of Milk: Got Truth?

      Advertisements have long been used to promote the virtues of drinking milk, like its benefits to growing bodies and the ability to create strong bones. But are these commercials simply sharing truth or spreading misinformation about the benefits of drinking cow’s milk? Despite what we have been told time and time again…

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Running on Empty: Vegan Chef Shortage

As Veganism is taking the UK by storm, restaurants are left scrambling to find chefs who can provide delectable plant-based meals for patrons looking to avoid animal products. With 7% of Britain identifying as vegan and even more reducing their meat consumption, the culinary industry is ripe for change. But are there enough qualified chefs…

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