Veganuary 2021: One year on

Wow, a whole year has passed since Veganuary 2020. And now I am here to write about Veganuary 2021. And let me tell you, what a difference 12 months makes – especially when those 12 have been spent predominantly in isolation. I started off last year’s post by explaining how bad at being vegetarian I …

Smart Shorts III: Can eating Quorn help you save the planet?

Have you ever sat down for dinner, started tucking into a Quorn lasagne, escalope or the best of the best (in my opinion) the Quorn nugget, and wondered to yourself… What is this? Well, I have! So to answer my own question (and hopefully satisfy your curiosity too), this blog post will cover what Quorn …

Dairy, developments and GM cows

The global dairy industry is a huge one. The EU, US and New Zealand account for almost half of global dairy production, and the largest 13 dairy corporations emit as much greenhouse gases as 6.9 million passenger cars generate in a year (Sharma, 2020).  Because it is so colossal, sustainability issues are plentiful within the …

Sustainability and veganism III: the economy and society

Veganism is supported by many as a way to increase the sustainability of our food system, all the way from production to consumption. The dietary and environmental implications of this have already been discussed (see part I on nutrition, and part II on environmental impacts), but such a huge change in the way we see, …

Sustainability and veganism I: nutrition and health

What is veganism? “Food consumption is an environmentally significant behaviour, accounting for around 20-30% of Western greenhouse gas emissions” – Beverland, Wahl & De Groot, 2015 Veganism has been suggested as a solution to many of our sustainability problems; including climate change, biodiversity loss and antibiotics resistance. As such, over 1% of the UK over-15 …

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