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Veganism, Vegetarianism: For or Against Climate Change?

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in Glasgow, now more than ever, planet Earth is on our minds. The damages done to our planet is very visible. Heatwaves are getting worse summer after summer, sea levels are rising drastically, and there have been numerous floods all over the world. While Greta […]

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Students VS climate change: Should you go vegan?

It has been reported that there are currently between 750,000 and one million ‘dietary vegans’ in the UK. This is a rough estimate, but it gives us an idea of how widespread veganism is. In a recent survey, it was found that concern for the environment was the second-most popular reason given for turning vegan, […]

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Veganuary: why this lifestyle doesn’t always equal ethical

Veganuary: it’s back and bigger than ever, giving us the greatest opportunity to start the year with an ethically-conscious mindset. However, as veganism has become integrated into society, it is interesting to consider how the ‘vegan’ label has been interpreted and solely associated with ‘healthier’, even though there are plentiful vegan fast-food options that suggest […]

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Beef ban on campus, my apologies for not co-signing

As some of you may have heard, on Thursday a motion was passed titled as follows: “Motion to cease the sale of all beef products in Students’ Association Cafes and Restaurants”. The petition to cease such sales had over 530 signatories. What this means is that the motion will now go to an online ballot.  […]

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Should we participate in Veganuary?

250,000 people signed up last year for Veganuary, with more to be expected this year. But why is the month so popular? Veganism has seen a huge surge in recent months, with many fast-food restaurants bringing out vegan alternatives for January such as KFC, Wagamama and Papa John’s. Environmental and ethical benefits aside, one of […]

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The growing popularity of ethical veganism

Ethical veganism has become a philosophical belief, allowing it to fall under the Equality Act and potentially offering vegans better protection against discrimination in future. Veganism has always been embroiled with a damaging rhetoric that endorses stereotypes; ethical veganism avoids all products that involve animals, whereas dietary vegans focus solely upon avoiding animal food products. […]

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Veganism should be ‘sexy’, says Stella McCartney

In recent years, increased numbers of celebrities have been using their unique platform to highlight the danger the fashion industry poses to our environment. Fashion designer Stella McCartney has cited the greatest challenge to reversing some of the damage is an inaccessibility of ethical and sustainable fashion, promoting ‘education’ as essential to this venture. Indeed, McCartney […]

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Vegan toolkit: a guideline for all new or curious vegans

Veganism is an increasingly popular lifestyle, with over 250,000 sign-ups to Veganuary in 2019. With so many reasons to give up eating meat, whether it be for the environment, animals, or your health, this upsurge in popularity is hardly surprising. However, as with any diet, there are certain things to consider when making this lifestyle […]