The EU renews the use of the herbicide glyphosate – FOE Malta
Nov29

The EU renews the use of the herbicide glyphosate – FOE Malta

Friends of the Earth Malta issued a press release regarding the controversial 5-year licence renewal for the controversial weed killer. Friends of the Earth Malta stated that the European Commission and EU Member States have failed to halt the use of the herbicide glyphosate by supporting a new five-year licence for the controversial weed-killer, missing the opportunity to ban it completely and make European food and farming safer and...

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Chicko – another tragic case of animal cruelty
Nov16

Chicko – another tragic case of animal cruelty

The vegetarian, vegan and animal lover community in Malta is shocked at the barbaric action that led to the death of against Chicko. Chicko was a young husky, who only mistake in life was to enjoy running in field. yet another case of animal cruelty. It seems that Chicko was running in the fields near Maghtab, in the zone better known as Ta’ Zwejt.  The dog was shot by a hunter. In fact the x-ray showed that the Chicko was full...

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Vegan Cooking Classes by FOE Malta
Nov15

Vegan Cooking Classes by FOE Malta

FoE Malta is collaborating with Judy Wilmot who will be leading the cooking class. She is experienced in vegan cooking and would like to share her ideas so that more people might consider this change in lifestyle, for the benefit of their personal health, the environment and animal rights. The purpose of this demonstration is to help people make the transition to a healthier diet with the minimum of fuss and effort. It can be done...

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Meat Free Monday
Nov11

Meat Free Monday

Listen to this inspiring interview with Paul McCartney!    

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Influenza is coming – vegetarian power-up
Nov10

Influenza is coming – vegetarian power-up

Winter is coming! Forget Game of Thrones… Influenza time is coming! And if all the effects from down under are to be considered as a benchmark for this winter, then we should be expecting a tough one this year. So lets start building our vegetarian immunity! The signals coming from the other side of the globe are that this years influenza will be a tough one. Malta will not be spared! So how do we vegetarians and vegans power-up...

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Bee Sustainable Activist Camp
Nov09

Bee Sustainable Activist Camp

Friends of the Earth Malta is organising this event between 1st December and 3rd December. Bee Sustainable is a 2-day live-in workshop that will provide participants with the fundamental tools for creating pollinator-friendly gardens in Malta. In this 2-day activist camp we will go through the basics of the importance of environmental sustainability, looking at systems holistically through a permaculture mind-set, pollinator species...

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Best vegan and vegetarian pet to have
Nov08

Best vegan and vegetarian pet to have

Some might argue on ethical perspectives whether a vegetarian or a vegan should actually have a pet! Most of us tend to agree that it is fine to have a pet as long as you love and treat the pet well.  Having said this, the question many ask is, can I have a vegetarian pet? After all, those of us who choose this lifestyle would like to have a house free of meat.  Even if the meat is for your pet. On the other hand many dog and cat...

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As a bonus we also get to save the planet
Nov08

As a bonus we also get to save the planet

Whilst many choose a vegetarian lifestyle for heath reasons, it is good to remind all that there are a number of environmental benefits in being a vegetarian. A vegetarian lifestyle reduces the impact of climate change. It also decreases rainforest destruction and pollution whilst at the same time saves water consumption.  Did you know that raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gasses than all of the cars, planes and other...

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What do you eat?
Nov07

What do you eat?

Many people who consider switching to a vegetarian lifestyle ask the question, what do you eat? I can assure you that vegetarians are not dying of hunger! And be certain that vegetarians have an ample choice of food. Whilst a vegetarian (and vegan) diet is healthier, it does not mean that it is less fun. Vegetarian diets usually include grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, diary products, eggs and soya based products. Many...

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