Stella McCartney has been a vegetarian since she was a child

09f3b1d400000514-3010084-image-a-35_1427233713888Stella McCartney has long held the torch for the ethical treatment of animals in fashion and food.

The fashion designer uses no animal products in her designs and has been a vegetarian since childhood, a lifestyle that was championed by her mother Linda and father Paul.

But the 43-year-old is now calling on fellow consumers to pay more attention to what goes into their meals and garments – by thinking about that final product came from.

In a new interview with The Business Of Fashion (BoF) magazine, she said: ‘The consumption of animals – whether you’re wearing them or eating them – is extraordinarily damaging to the planet.

‘There are over a billion animals killed a year for food, half of which don’t even get eaten. And there’s over 50 million animals killed just for fashion.’

‘If you’re mindful of how you’re approaching your life, then you see the connection. You can’t avoid the connection.

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Source: DailyMail.com

Soulgood to Debut at the 2015 Texas Veggie Fair

TTexas Veggie Fairexas Veggie Fair is coming to Reverchon Park in Dallas on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Thousands of folks from across the state will travel to Dallas to find some of the hottest vegan vendors in the country. Soulgood, the new vegan and vegetarian pop-up restaurant, will be on hand serving up down home vegan goodies with a side of Motown.

“We are excited to be a vendor at this year’s Texas Veggie Fair,” states Soulgood founder and head chef, Cynthia Nevels.

Soulgood is a hot new fast food pop-up restaurant that is currently building its first organic vegan and vegetarian fast food truck. On Saturday, patrons will have a chance to try our famous organic oatmeal for breakfast, our Vin Diezel Dogs (fully loaded vegan chili dogs), Naked Dogs (vegan hot dogs) and our signature Fruitcups (organic vegan cupcakes) for lunch.

Drop by to see us on October 17, 2015 to try our tasty treats and learn more about our eco-friendly fast food truck. Support the #foodtruck #crowdfunding campaign online just click here.

Cutting down on meat? Be careful what you replace it with.

To add protein to a meatless diet, sprinkle chickpeas onto a salad. (Gil Guelfucci/GETTY IMAGES/FLICKR)

If you are trying to eat less meat, you have plenty of company. Our cultural tide is flowing steadily in that direction. Just look around — there are multiple best-selling books touting the benefits of plant-based eating; theMeatless Monday campaign has gone mainstream, with awareness and participation climbing rapidly over the past decade; and the word “flexitarian” is now in the Merriam-Webster dictionary (meaning “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”).

Americans still eat about triple the global average of meat, but consumption trends show we are starting to back off. And people no longer consider beef-, pork- and poultry-free meals a fringe idea: 47 percent of those polled by the Vegetarian Resource Group said they eat at least one vegetarian meal each week, and the group reports one in four people says he or she is a “meat reducer,” actively trying to eat less of it. It’s a trend supported by our country’s top nutrition advisory committee which, in its recent report for the Dietary Guidelines update, recommended we cut back on meat for the sake of our health and the environment.

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