Vegan Life July 2021

The ultimate vegan food and lifestyle magazine written for vegans by vegans. Inspiring recipe and lifestyle articles to help you become vegan and stay vegan. Through compassion for living creatures helping the environment and a desire for a healthy life, vegan life is the must read, multi-award winning publication.

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Welcome to July! Yes… July. This year has flown by, and already, we have spent six jam-packed months of 2021 bringing you all there is to know about vegan activism, food and living. This month, the Vegan Life team met with a profoundly motivational vegan — Alfredo Meschi. The Italian-born performer, artist and activist is covered with tattoos — 40,000 X’s to be precise. Why? Because every single second, that is the number of animals that are killed for human consumption. When the artivist told us this fact, we were quite taken aback — and it affirmed within us that the vegan path is the right one. Make sure to check out his interview — and the awe-striking images that accompany it. Our columnist Maria Slough also caught up with a notable…

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why am i vegan?

NAME: Anthony Browne AGE: 76 NUMBER OF YEARS VEGAN: 22 years LOCATION: Bedfordshire, UK I WENT VEGAN BECAUSE… I started to be vegetarian in the mid 80s and joined the Vegetarian Society. I then became vegan in the late 90s — not so easy in those days. However, I knew it suited me and I still enjoy it. I joined the Vegan Society in March 2000. MY ADVICE TO OTHERS BECOMING VEGAN IS… Do your best to stick with it, as it takes time for your mind and body to adjust. You will eventually, in many ways, become aware of its benefits. MY HOPE FOR THE FUTURE… Is the general realisation that one of the many ways to save our planet for future generations, is for vegans to work hard to change the still current attitude…

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hippeas® introduces the uk’s first vegan chickpea tortilla’s

HIPPEAS® chickpea snacks are branching outside of the puffed crisp category for the first time, with the launch of the UK’s first Chickpea Tortilla Chips, available nationwide ( The tasty new range is packed with plant-based power — they’re vegan and gluten-free with no artificial ingredients, no palm oil and no MSG. With 7g of protein and 2g of fibre on average per 40g serving, they’re good for you, too! HIPPEAS® Chickpea Tortilla Chips come in four deliciously moreish flavours, including Rockin’ Ranch, Cheesy Nacho Vibes, Chilli Kicks and Straight-Up Salt. Sophie Higgins, marketing director at HIPPEAS® UK says: “We are so excited about the launch of HIPPEAS Chickpea Tortilla Snacks. As the first chickpea tortilla chip in the UK, it’s great to be entering the market with a product offering the nutritional…

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new vegan restaurant powerplant opens its doors in camden

A new vegan eatery has arrived in Camden, London — Powerplant (, which is event and travel company Selina’s ( first outpost of its new restaurant brand. The restaurant will serve a range of innovative, delicious vegan dishes that are anything but boring. Following on from a successful opening, the brand will be expanding globally, with further openings hopeful for Washington DC, US, and Lisbon, Portugal. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner you’re after, Powerplant can supply — with exciting menu items including the Falafel Waffle served with fresh tomato, fermented turnip, aubergine and cucumbers, in a mango curry dressing with onions, tahini, and micro herbs; Berber Jackfruit served with tahini and kale-slaw in a soft Yemen pancake, and Grilled Watermelon served with ‘feta’, oregano, and pickled onions. In a statement sent…

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3 of the best…vegan snack bars

TREK TREK’s Protein Nut Bar in Blueberry is packed with peanuts, antioxidant-rich blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Deliciously sweet, with 10g protein and packed with slow-release energy, it is the ideal pick-me-up. £1.10, Nakd Nakd’s newest bar in Almond Macaroon is a delight for almond dessert lovers. With no added sugar and counting as one of your five-a-day, it’s also guilt-free! 75p, CLIF Bar This is an energy bar of dreams — coming in delicious Crunchy Peanut Butter and containing 11g of protein to help you rise to any occasion. £1.65,…

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uk commits to recognising animal sentience but fails farmed and laboratory tested animals

At the beginning of May, the UK government announced plans to recognise animal sentience included in their Action Plan for Animal Welfare. In this, it acknowledges the ability of animals to have feelings including pain, hunger and suffering, and that they are aware of what is happening to them, in law through the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill. This move will be a massive step for animal treatment nationwide and will position the UK as a leader for welfare, hopefully causing other countries around the world to follow suit. Following the announcement, it was later revealed by environment secretary, George Eustice, that this measure would be applying only to vertebrates and would not concern animals like squid and octopus. Eustice also revealed that it would not affect hunting, fishing or road-building projects…