Does avoiding meat in pregnancy cause substance abuse in adolescents?

It’s World Vegetarian Month and there have been lots of stories about the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet. That said, there are occasionally news articles that give us pause and have the potential to make us question our decision to cut out animal products. In one study, researchers claim to have found a link…

Animal-based research and a plant-based diet – the links.

Guest blogger Helen Marston is Chief Executive Officer of Humane Research Australia (HRA). She has been with HRA since the start of 2005, and prior to that worked for Animals Australia and produced a TV program about animal welfare and rights issues. Founded in 1979, HRA is an Australian not for profit organisation that challenges…

Why I choose to be plant-powered

Guest blogger Aaron Brunet won Masterchef NZ in 2013 with his creative and wholesome approach to food. He writes a plant-based food column in the NZ Herald Bite magazine and is excited about the future of super-healthy food. As a plant-powered guy, Aaron is one of the new breed of passionate foodies who have embraced…

New Zealand, Veganism and a Kinder Life – 11 Questions With James Cameron

Just in time for October’s World Vegetarian Month, acclaimed director and NZ resident James Cameron, speaks at length about the plant-based lifestyle he and his family choose to follow and about his Greytown café; Food Forest Organics. The Vegetarian activist, who recently teamed up with Terminator friend Arnold Schwarzenegger to encourage the world to eat…

Happy New Year! 2013 in review

Happy New Year, and here’s to a great 2014 for the animals! Happy New Year! Thank you so much for all your support this past year, we really appreciate it. 2013 was a whirlwind of activity for SAFE. From Cruelty Free Week, to a powerful vigil for chickens during Stop Factory Farming Month, to winning…

What’s the beef with the “World’s First Lab-Grown Burger”?

On Monday, scientists in London unveiled the world’s first lab-grown burger, serving it to volunteer taste testers. The burger was made using strands of meat grown from muscle cells taken from a living (or dead, depending on what reports you read) animal and then mixed with the usual ingredients you’d find in a burger (herbs,…