Category: <span>Food & Health</span>

Q&A with Ryan Alexander, Co-Founder of Campaign and Charity, No Meat May

Q&A with Ryan Alexander, Co-Founder of Campaign and Charity, No Meat May

An environmentalist and CPA-qualified accountant working in the not-for-profit sector, No Meat May co-founder Ryan Alexander gave up eating meat after a successful year of “meat minimisation”. Keen to make a positive difference to global food security, animal welfare and the natural world, Ryan, along with his partner multimedia artist and long-term ‘vego’ Guy James...

Dutch Brand Introduces Plant-Based Fish Substitute in Response to Seaspiracy

Dutch Brand Introduces Plant-Based Fish Substitute in Response to Seaspiracy

Dutch food business Schouten is releasing 100% plant-based, wheat-and-rice fish sticks this month in response to growing demand for fish substitutes as a result of Netflix’s eye-opening documentary Seaspiracy on the global fishing industry and its role in the declining state of the oceans. “We have noticed that the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy has made a...

Thank Fork: Australia’s First Zero Waste, Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service

Thank Fork: Australia’s First Zero Waste, Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service

A new meal delivery service has launched to make plant-based food a part of the average Australian diet – and without all the disposable plastic packaging waste. The brainchild of Faith Forster, who turned to a plant-based diet on the advice of a doctor after suffering from pregnancy-related diabetes which resulted in insulin resistance, Thank Fork is...

Australian Demand for Plant-Based Proteins Soars, New Report Reveals

Australian Demand for Plant-Based Proteins Soars, New Report Reveals

A new report 2020 State of the Industry: Australia’s Plant-Based Meat Sector reveals that Australian demand for plant-based meat products grew exponentially last year, despite the COVID-induced economic downturn. The report by Food Frontier, an independent think tank on meat substitutes, shows that retail sales increased by 46% in the year to June 2020, with manufacturing...

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

All over the world, reducing meat consumption is seen as one of the most significant ways individuals can mitigate their impact on climate change. The livestock sector accounts for 14.5% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, and studies reveal that beef production especially has a negative impact on the environment, with...

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for African Vegan Recipes and Plant-Based Eats

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for African Vegan Recipes and Plant-Based Eats

Veganism has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years. Whether in real life or social media, everywhere you look, there’s a campaign calling for more people to eat vegan. The market has clearly responded because the number of restaurants, cafes, businesses and individuals embracing vegan food has swelled. Of course with this...

7 Top Tips for Eating Less Meat and Dairy

7 Top Tips for Eating Less Meat and Dairy

It’s week two of Veganuary and if you’re undertaking the challenge and feeling a little overwhelmed, let us be your vegan lifestyle guide. First, a gentle reminder to be grateful that you have a choice in what you eat (since almost a billion people go hungry each year), that you have the opportunity to become...

10 Easy Plant-Based Meal Ideas If You’re Doing Veganuary

10 Easy Plant-Based Meal Ideas If You’re Doing Veganuary

If you’re an omnivore who has committed to going meat-free and dairy-free for the Veganuary challenge, you’ll need some inspiration on what to cook and what to eat, especially if chicken, eggs and dairy milk were everyday staples in your diet. The key to transitioning to plant-based eating is to cook the meals you usually...

18 Self-Care Activities for Your Mental Health

18 Self-Care Activities for Your Mental Health

In the ‘sustainability’ community, most people focus on activities associated with minimising environmental impact by reducing waste and switching to eco-friendlier habits such as composting kitchen scraps, avoiding single-use plastic items, carrying zero waste kits, offsetting carbon and even investing money in ‘cleaner’ projects. What many often overlook is the importance of self-care as a...