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Make a Real Difference on Climate Change
Aug23

Make a Real Difference on Climate Change

You have probably heard the statement that going meat-free helps save the world from climate change, yet do you really know why. Actually, some say that it is possibly the greenest thing you can do. But how can the simple process of switching our diet have such a global impact? Let’s try to explain. Animal agriculture impacts on climate change in two main ways. Firstly, massive deforestation takes place to make way for pasture...

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The Questions – The Answers by MEP candidates
May23

The Questions – The Answers by MEP candidates

We asked MEP candidates to answer our ten questions. All the ten questions are all related to vegan and animal rights issues. Below the answers we are updating the answers of those that actually answered. Alternattiva Demokratika: Mina Tolu | Carmel Cacopardo Partit Demokratiku:  Godfrey Farrugia Partit Laburista: Fleur Vella | Felix Busuttil | James Grech | Lorna Vassallo Partit Nazzjonalista: Michael Brigulio Brain Not Ego: Antoine...

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Top 10 Powerful plant-based animals
May15

Top 10 Powerful plant-based animals

When you take the plunge to switch to vegan or vegetarian, or even decrease your meat intake (flexitarian), there is an attach by meat-eaters. You will be inevitable asked from where you will be getting your protein. And that protein is important for strength and muscles. You will be told to look out as you might get feeble and break your bones. Let’s burst the bubble. After all the largest and strongest animals on our planet...

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Tell them how you will vote, before we vote for you!
Apr30

Tell them how you will vote, before we vote for you!

Animal Liberation Malta and VeggyMalta have twinned to ask MEP candidates ten key questions in a campaign we are calling “Tell them how you will vote, before we vote for you”. These ten questions are being sent to all candidates contesting the MEP elections, which answers (or lack of response) will be made public. All the ten questions are all related to vegan and animal rights issues. In our press release, Darryl Grima, VeggyMalta...

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What would Jesus say?
Mar05

What would Jesus say?

What would Jesus say about factory farming today? Many a time when I talk to fellow Catholics, they all mention the number of instances that animals are killed in the bible to justify their eating habit. Few know that in the book of Genesis it is clearly suggested that eating animals came after Adam and Eve ate a forbidden apple from the Tree of Knowledge. Upon creation God stated I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout...

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What would have made you become vegan? The survey results.
Feb23

What would have made you become vegan? The survey results.

One thing I disagree with that vegans do is show footage of farm animals suffering. Before I went vegan, my experience was that such shocking videos do one of two things: either they make you feel sorry for a little while followed by a full recovery as if you never saw anything, or they make you feel defied and want to retaliate by going to the other extreme and saying mean things about animals. But after I became vegan, as I started...

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I believe that 2019 will be a great year for the veggy movement
Jan01

I believe that 2019 will be a great year for the veggy movement

Happy New Year to all our readers. It’s that time of year when you look forward at the fresh new year and at the same time look back at what you did last year. It’s a strange thing actually, as after all it’s just another day in a another week. Yet it doesn’t seem just another day! We think of fresh beginnings, new starts and we all try to look forward (hoping for better days). I would like to look back at 2018...

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Wales – land of castles, sheep and vegan food!
Aug06

Wales – land of castles, sheep and vegan food!

It’s summer and when the mercury starts to creep up beyond tolerable numbers, it time to try to escape the Maltese summer heat and (try to) go to a cooler climate further up north. This year the family vacation was planned for Wales. Whilst I have been to England, Scotland and also Northern Ireland, I had never ventured to Wales. I guess if ever there was a time it was now. Before the Brits leave the EU and the sun finally sets...

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Introducing flexitarian – a healthy and flexible approach to eating less meat and more plant based food
Jul27

Introducing flexitarian – a healthy and flexible approach to eating less meat and more plant based food

Veggy Malta looks at this relatively new word and tries to explain how easy it is to go flexitarian in today’s busy world.  Merriam-Webster dictionary included the work in 2012, with the meaning “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”.[1] So what is a flexitarian diet? As the name well suggest it is a flexible diet. Whilst some vegetarians and vegans label flexitarians as lazy and...

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Raw vegan diet – an introduction, benefits and considerations
Apr27

Raw vegan diet – an introduction, benefits and considerations

Veggy Malta looks into a topic that is gaining popularity; raw veganism. So what is raw vegan? Essentially raw veganism is the combination of veganism with raw foodism. Being vegan on one part, that means that it will exclude all food and products that are of animal origin and this even includes by products like honey or cheese. On the other hand it excludes any food which is cooked above 48 °C (118 °F). [1]  A raw food diet, usually...

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The French Parliament declares that only meat sausages can be called sausages
Apr24

The French Parliament declares that only meat sausages can be called sausages

So we have just heard that the French parliament has enacted legislation that obliges food producers not to use the words “steak”, “sausage” or whatever other meat term to describe products that are not partly or wholly made up of meat. In short this is a move targeted against the healthy meat free and dairy free industry. Companies that fail to comply can get fined up to €300,000. The French MPs have voted...

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5 tips to having vegan plane food on your next flight
Feb20

5 tips to having vegan plane food on your next flight

So you are planning to go abroad and enjoy a much deserved break. The only snag is … will your plane ride be vegan? Here are some tips that might help you get your desired vegan plane food and ride. The same tips that apply for vegans will apply for fellow vegetarians. Tip 1: Book your vegan meal with your ticket. Unless you are travelling on a no frills, no nothing airline, you probably can pre-book your food online....

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This Lent what are you going to give up?
Feb16

This Lent what are you going to give up?

What does a vegetarian or vegan give up in lent? After all you are not eating any meat, and neither fish (on a Friday) so you cannot say that you are making any sacrifice because of your plant-based diet! So for those that have embraced a year long fast from meat, what can you abstain from this Lent? Could it be dairy (for vegetarians) or could it be chocolate? Well, how about abstaining from plastic? I think this would be a great...

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Honey for your honey on Valentine’s Day
Feb14

Honey for your honey on Valentine’s Day

Friends of the Earth Malta have a campaign to help save local pollinators, including the Maltese honey bee. Basically for only €50 you can help sponsor a bee hive.  Wouldn’t this make a great Valentine’s present! So what is all this fuss about bees and pollinators? The reality is that bees are essential, as they pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. Bees are the most important pollinators, yet with them there are...

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PETA’s Holy 2018 Super Bowl Advert Redemption is out
Feb04

PETA’s Holy 2018 Super Bowl Advert Redemption is out

Super Bowl 2018 has arrived and every year PETA (international animal rights charity) makes its Super Bowl advert.  It never actually makes the air and is not transmitted during the Super Bowl. A 30 second advert during the Super Bowl costs a whopping $5 million. This years PETA’s advert is called Redemption. It features actor James Cromwell, better known for his part in the pig film Babe. Interesting is when the confessor says...

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