The German magazine SPIEGEL recently commissioned ecologist Joseph Poor of the University of Oxford, UK, to calculate the carbon footprint of a German vegan. The results showed that vegans produce nine tons of greenhouse gases instead of eleven, with an otherwise unchanged lifestyle.
Drones are becoming ever more powerful, and their prices continue to fall. Additionally, ever smaller and more powerful video equipment is becoming available, which allows for precise recordings even at higher altitudes. The agricultural industry is exploiting these advantages under the name “precision farming”. But other players are also increasingly turning to drones.
A new European study has looked at the water consumption of various diets, with consumers and their dietary habits playing an important role. According to the report, a healthy meat-free diet would significantly reduce water consumption, and thus benefit the environment. The study, published in the journal “Nature Sustainability”, is the work of a scientific team from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. According to the researchers, the avoidance of meat could reduce water consumption for food production by about half in some cases. Even if all the inhabitants of Germany, Great Britain and France switched to a healthier diet which included meat, water consumption would be reduced by up to a third. Although reducing water use is important for the environment, there …
Companies and investors have long used so-called “green investments” to invest in renewable energy and clean environmental solutions. Now, some investors are going one step further and specialising – for ethical or economic reasons – in the rapidly growing vegan sector. Willem Blom – entrepreneur & investor – only makes vegan investments with his capital. In this interview, he talks more about this new type of investment.
Weis supermarkets have launched a campaign to inform customers about vegan products and healthy nutrition. This is intended to promote their vegan product range and introduce consumers to health information about a plant-based diet.
The growing popularity of the vegan lifestyle, combined with stricter animal welfare laws worldwide, is driving market growth for vegan cosmetics.
In a recent market research report, British market analyst Technavio forecasts annual growth of around 7% for the global market for rennet between 2018 and 2022. Due to the worldwide trend towards a more conscious plant-based diet and lifestyle, Technavio also sees high growth potential for animal alternatives such as microbial rennet, plant-based rennet and FPC.
The two Indian vegan magazines Vegan First and Veg Planet have started a joint venture. They will pool their resources to jointly publish Vegan First Magazine in the country with the world’s largest vegetarian population.