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Shoddy science stokes stroke panic

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:06 pm | Vegan Society

A recent report stated that the EPIC dietary study of heart and stroke disease incidences found that vegans had a higher rate of stroke than meat eaters. Contrary to the media report, the main outcome from this study is entirely consistent with nearly all previous ... More >>

Media hype on vegan health continues

Monday, 9 September 2019, 8:23 am | Vegan Society

The BBC recently published an article stating that vegans had a higher likelihood of stroke. Nothing more than sensationalist headlining, but it was leapt upon by media outlets worldwide, loudly proclaiming “oh your vegan diet, not so great after ... More >>

Vegan World Alliance

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:03 am | Vegan Society

In a world first we are delighted to announce that the vegan societies of four different countries have come together to form a Vegan World Alliance. New Zealand has joined with the Netherlands, Canada and Australia to create a shared vegan vision. Together ... More >>

The future of dairy is plants

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:01 am | Vegan Society

As Fonterra is projecting multi million dollar losses for the second year in a row, it is clear the writing is on the wall for dairy as more and more Kiwis turn to plant milks. 22nd August is International Plant Milk Day and there is now a different plant ... More >>

Animal Advocates MARCH to call out animal exploitation

Friday, 16 August 2019, 1:08 pm | Vegan Society

What : ‘The Official Animal Rights March Auckland NZ’ March in Auckland CBD When : Saturday 17 August 2019, 11:30am onwards Where : Mahuhukiterangi Reserve (beside Spark Arena) 13-19 Mahuhu Crescent, via Queen Street to Myers Park 379 Queen Street ... More >>

Big losses for dairy giant as plant milk popularity increase

Friday, 16 August 2019, 11:13 am | Vegan Society

As Fonterra is projecting multi million dollar losses for the second year in a row, it is clear the writing is on the wall for dairy as more and more Kiwis turn to plant milks. 22nd August is International Plant Milk Day and there is now a different plant ... More >>

UN Calls for Plant Based Farming

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 11:56 am | Vegan Society

The latest IPCC report clearly outlines the absolute dire necessity for the world to come together to reassess it's land and water use. The focus is very much upon food production systems and how we simply cannot continue to farm animals for food ... More >>

Ministry of Health Promotes Vegan Path to Sustainable Future

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:13 am | Vegan Society

A report just released by the Ministry of Health encourages plant-based eating as a key strategy for reducing our national health sector’s carbon footprint. Sustainability and the Health Sector is all about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within ... More >>

Report finds NZ ran out of natural resources on 6th May

Monday, 29 July 2019, 7:28 am | Vegan Society

Every year Earth Overshoot Day gets closer, when we need it to be getting further away. This year it is 29th July, the earliest to date! More >>

July is Vegan Cheese Month

Monday, 1 July 2019, 4:04 pm | Vegan Society

In a world first, the Vegan Society Aotearoa has declared July to be Vegan Cheese Month in New Zealand, to celebrate the incredible array of plant-based cheeses now available to Kiwis. These tasty and versatile cheese alternatives are made instead ... More >>

Sausage Award Winners

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:09 am | Vegan Society

The inaugural Vegan Society Sausage Awards were held today at the end of Meat Free Week with over 30 100% plant based sausages entered, all available right here in New Zealand! More >>

Eating Meat is Killing the Planet

Monday, 17 June 2019, 4:48 pm | Vegan Society

It's the even bigger inconvenient truth! Eating meat is killing our planet! Although Kiwis have reduced their red meat intake over the last 10 years, dropping from 85 to 72kg, p.a, it's still way above new world health guidelines which suggest just ... More >>

Call for the NZ government to declare a climate emergency

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 11:43 am | Vegan Society

We call upon the government to live up to the climate agreements it has made internationally. By making methane a special case in the Zero Carbon Bill, we are creating a loophole for our dairy industry to carry on “business as usual”. A 10% reduction by 2030 ... More >>

Call for the NZ govt to declare a climate emergency

Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:25 am | Vegan Society

We were interested to hear about the Zero Carbon Bill, hoping that it would show leadership for the world on how we tackle our emissions. Unfortunately, the Bill does not go far enough to actually make much difference. In spite of a 70% increase ... More >>

Feb-No-Dairy; time to reduce dairy in our economy and health

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:34 am | Vegan Society

The Vegan Society Aotearoa is calling on the New Zealand government to reduce the importance of dairy in our economy and our health. It was exciting to hear Jacinda Ardern speak about the future of our world, sharing a stage at the Climate Summit ... More >>

12 Years Til Planetary Destruction

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:04 am | Vegan Society

The science is in, there is no doubt that we have less than 12 years to change the way we live on this planet! No kidding! Since 2006, the UN has been telling us that the only sustainable way of feeding the world is through small scale, organic, plant ... More >>

It’s time to listen as Plant Milks make an impact worldwide

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:35 pm | Vegan Society

The New Zealand Vegan Society is celebrating World Plant Milk Day 22 August 2018. Research is now showing that the switch to plant-based milk is a great choice for your health, the environment and for animals. More >>

Plant-based proteins gaining traction, take heed farmers

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:14 am | Vegan Society

The future is plant-based protein! A cutting edge conference regarding the future of protein in New Zealand is being held in Auckland on 24th July. Aimed at the farming community and developers of plant-based foods, this innovative event is a first in ... More >>

Vegan Society also has its ‘mock’ beef with Air New Zealand

Monday, 9 July 2018, 9:33 am | Vegan Society

The New Zealand Vegan Society has announced its delight in seeing Air NZ acting responsibly and looking to offset it's emissions from flights, by using innovative new plant-based foods to win over its passengers. And having congratulated Air NZ for their foresight ... More >>

Meat consumption is killing our planet

Monday, 11 June 2018, 9:00 am | Vegan Society

World Meat Free Week kicks off in New Zealand today (11th -17th June) and the seven day global initiative encouraging people to improve the health of our planet, by the simple act of going meat free, is supported here in NZ by New Zealand Vegan Society. ... More >>

 

 

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