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Jess Parsons

Vegan burger at McD's - Are we lovin' it?

Jess Parsons | April 30, 2015 | International

Read More: activism, advertising, boycott, childhood obesity, children, cruelty to animals, employment, industry influence, junk food, McDonald's, rainforest, vegan

News flash on the local Auckland vegan network: you can get vegan burgers from McDonald's now! In some very limited outlets, you can use a touchscreen to create your own gourmet burger. Guacamole, mushrooms, tortilla strips, lettuce, tomato and...

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN

A Tale of Two Leaping Animals

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN | July 2, 2014 | Animals, International

Read More: Heifer International, PETA

It has officially been a year since I've purchased shoes made with leather. I didn't really mean for it to happen, but it did. I'm always quick to clarify that I'm not a vegan; I merely follow a whole...

Sarah Taylor

The Traveling Vegan: France

Sarah Taylor | October 27, 2013 | Food, International

Read More: France, Paris, Vegan, vegan travel

France … the land of 35 hour workweeks, 2 hour lunches and Michelin 5 Star restaurants.  With the focus so heavily on food, you would expect the French would have come a long way in the realm of vegan dining,...

John Davis

Why Dresden? The Origins of IVU

John Davis | December 19, 2012 | International

IVU was founded in Dresden, Germany, in 1908 which is not the most obvious location that we might think of today, so this is how it happened. According to the Vegetarier Bund Deutschland the first Dresden Vegetarian Society was founded...

John Davis

The Vegan Food in Vegetarian Paradise

John Davis | December 12, 2012 | International

While we were in Los Angeles recently, Hazel and I were privileged to stay at the home of our friends Zel and Reuben Allen. Zel has been writing great vegan cookbooks for many years, and between them they run the...

John Davis

Veg*ism in Australia

John Davis | December 5, 2012 | International

Some of those going to the 41st IVU World Vegfest in Malaysia, 2013, will have family and friends in Australia, and it’s very easy to get there from Kuala Lumpur, so you might like to go on down and see...

John Davis

Vegan Views - the interview

John Davis | November 28, 2012 | International

A few months back, the editor of Vegan Views magazine (a member of IVU) asked me if I’d like to do an interview about my blogs, and the e-book compilation of them: ‘World Veganism – past, present and future’. I...

John Davis

The last leg - India and home

John Davis | November 21, 2012 | International

Just before the 41st IVU World Vegfest, Malaysia, 2013, will be a Vegan Festival in India. Anyone thinking of making the stopover might like to see the one I went to in 2010 - that one was called a 'Vegetarian...

John Davis

A Visit to Malaysia

John Davis | November 14, 2012 | International

If you are thinking of making the trip to Malaysia next year, for the 41st IVU World Vegfest, October 3-9, 2013, you might be interested in some views of Kuala Lumpur from my visit a couple of years ago.  On...

John Davis

Blog of blogs

John Davis | November 7, 2012 | International

I’ve been posting these blogs for almost three years now, putting up one a week on all sorts of things. The stats show some getting ten times more hits than others – but of course that doesn’t tell me how many people actually read them...

John Davis

The Future of the Movement?

John Davis | October 31, 2012 | International

Two years ago I wrote these thoughts about where we’re going in promoting veg*ism worldwide – not necessarily what I think should happen, just what it appeared was already happening. I’ve updated a couple of minor points, otherwise it still...

John Davis

Brighton - veg capital UK?

John Davis | October 24, 2012 | International

For about the last 20 years I've bought my shoes from 'Vegetarian Shoes' in Brighton, a small city on the south coast of England. It was developed by the Victorians as a seaside escape from London, and now has about...

John Davis

. . . and then to something completely different

John Davis | October 17, 2012 | International

I’m writing this at about 33,000 feet, somewhere over the North Atlantic. The first major IVU visit to California is now over, next year we’re off to another first in Malaysia. San Francisco and Los Angeles were very different events...

John Davis

Congress is dead - long live the Vegfest

John Davis | October 10, 2012 | International

I’m writing this from California. The first part of the 40th IVU ‘big event’, in San Francisco, is now over, and a lot of us are heading for Los Angeles for part two. For the last 104 years IVU has...

John Davis

California here we come!

John Davis | October 3, 2012 | International

The first ever IVU World Congress/Vegfest to be held on the West Coast of North America is about to begin. We start in San Francisco from Friday, October 5, then down to Los Angeles for October 11-14. This will be...

John Davis

Throwing the lion to the Christians - Veg*ism and Religion

John Davis | September 26, 2012 | International

I have absolutely no religious inclinations at all - which might have made me an odd choice for a speaker at a conference of the Christian Vegetarian Association UK (CVAUK) back in August 2010. As IVU Manager, I try to treat...

John Davis

East Meets West and West Eats Meat - Veg*ism and Music

John Davis | September 19, 2012 | Celebrities, International

[updated for 2012] As a musician myself, I had often noticed that there seemed to be a lot of other veg musicians around. So a couple of years ago I did some historical research and put the results online. I...

John Davis

Wild Food Foraging, and the Veg Cookery School

John Davis | September 12, 2012 | International

Last week I had the opportunity to join the staff of the Vegetarian Society UK on their team-building day out, learning about foraging for food in the wild, then cooking it. As a trustee (board member) of the society it...

John Davis

Go Veg - and see the World!

John Davis | September 5, 2012 | International

[updated September 2012] The main reason for the creation of the International Vegetarian Union, way back in 1908, was simply to help veg*ns in different countries communicate with each other.  This was done mostly by exchanging newsletters, journals and personal...

John Davis

Vegan Camp - 31 years of a simple idea

John Davis | August 22, 2012 | International

Last week I had the opportunity to drop into the Vegan Camp, which has run for a couple of weeks every year, in all parts England, Scotland and Wales, since 1981. This year it was near the Lake District in...