Cosmetics Animal Testing Banned!

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Labor has promised to enforce a ban on cosmetic products tested on animals! Finally, Australia is moving forwards and taking animal cruelty seriously following other countries, such as New Zealand, where after similar bans are already in place. …read more

Soap is not vegan!?

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We all use a bar of soap everyday without even thinking about it. But the question we SHOULD be asking is – what is IN this bar of soap? Are the ingredients derived from animal by-products? Or are the ingredients even good for us? …read more

Bones In My Sugar

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Sugar is carbohydrate that is found in plants and fruits. Once the juice is extracted from a plant, it needs to be processed to remove any impurities, such as colouring and minerals. In some instances, the manufacturer will use bone char. …read more

The Leather Work

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In attempt to bring consumer attention to skins used in fashion, PETA Asia (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) launched their own leather popup store in Bangkok, Thailand. As usual, PETA did it in true style. Watch the video posted below to see some of the customer’s reactions. …read more

Top 5 Green Vegetables

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Worried about getting enough nutrients, e.g. iron and protein, in your diet? We run through the top 5 green vegetables that should be on everyone’s plate – what are their nutritional values and what are the health benefits to eating these vegetables. …read more

Natural Flavours Vegan?

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If you have ever looked at the ingredients on food packaging, as most people (especially vegans) have, you may have come across ‘natural flavours’ as a listed ingredient. What are natural flavours? What determines if a flavouring is natural or not and what are it’s origins? Is natural flavouring vegan? …read more

Palm Oil: Vegan or Not?

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We’ve all heard or seen this before – vegan products advertising that they are palm oil free; or vegans on forums stating that products aren’t vegan friendly due to the inclusion of palm oil in their ingredients list. But wait a sec, why palm oil? Isn’t palm oil derived from plants? If palm oil isn’t from an animal or derived from animals, why are some vegans so adamant that it is not vegan friendly? …read more

What’s in my drink!?

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So it is clearly obvious that now that you’re on a vegan diet, you need to avoid things like sausages, cheese and eggs. But what about less obvious things like alcohol? Is alcohol vegan friendly? Can you still enjoy that glass of wine over dinner? …read more

Omega-3 for Vegans

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Omega-3 is a type of fatty acid that is mainly found in fish, e.g. salmon and tuna. It is important for our well being and health, however, it is a substance that must be consumed as our bodies cannot make them. Since it is mainly found in fish and fish products, omega-3 nutrition has always been a hot topic for vegans. …read more

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