ROCKY STAR Dolph Lundgren Is VEGAN | Vegan News | LIVEKINDLY

ROCKY STAR Dolph Lundgren Is VEGAN | Vegan News | LIVEKINDLY



– [Narrator] This week Rocky star
Dolph Lundgren goes vegan,
Canada shuts down three
major slaughterhouses,
and the largest vegan taco in the universe
comes to Las Vegas.
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Martial artist and actor Dolph Lundgren
adopted a plant-based diet after watching
The Game Changers documentary.
The Swedish star of action
films such as Rocky IV
and The Expendables series
was featured in an interview
on English talk show Good Morning Britain.
When asked by co-host Pierce Morgan
how he looks so fantastic
at 62, Lundgren replied
that he recently adopted
a plant-based diet.
His Expendables co-star
Arnold Schwarzenegger,
executive producer for The Game Changers,
helped inspire the switch.
The actor said he is already experiencing
health improvement,
including reduced fatigue
and more stable blood sugar levels.
When asked whether he will stay vegan,
Lundgren simply said, “I like it.”
He added that he feels lighter now,
and that a plant-based
bodybuilding diet is more fun
than boring chicken and rice.
“You can have a little more
fun with your diet as a vegan,
“you can have those
Beyond Burgers,” he said.
The Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr.
tried a $50 chicken nugget
during a recent segment
on the future of the meat industry.
“We all know that Americans
love the hamburger,”
the segment opened,
“but now, scientists are
trying to cancel beef.”
Wood sits down with Michael
Pollan, author of the 2006 book
The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
The food expert says that eating beef
is as harmful as burning fossil fuels.
“While we can’t convert the energy system
“to sustainable alternatives, we can all
“slightly modify our diet.”
Wood pushes back with a
slippery slope argument,
“Asking people to eat less meat
“to lower their carbon footprint devolves
“into making meat illegal,
underground meat markets,
“and the next thing you know,
“you’re sucking (beep) for a
Baconator behind a Walgreens.”
Pollan suggests trying plant-based burgers
to stave off meat cravings.
“There’s this new generation of
“very sophisticated food
science,” Pollan explains,
“which makes vegan burgers look at taste
“like the real thing.”
The Daily Show correspondent sets out
to determine which burger is better,
a traditional farting cow burger
or the stupid nasty (beep) plant sandwich.
But, it turns out he
can’t tell the difference.
Frightened by food tech,
he claims that he needs to find real meat
that isn’t bad for the environment.
That lands him at San Francisco-based
headquarters for JUST,
where he tried a cultured chicken nugget,
slaughter-free meat grown
from real animal cells.
Wood is skeptical of CEO
and founder Josh Tetrick’s
explanation of the process,
but Tetrick insists,
“When you taste it, you’re gonna see,
“this is real meat
without the consequences
“that come from killing lots of animals.”
The Daily Show comedian agrees
to try the cultured chicken nugget,
and is sold on the taste.
At the moment, a single cultured
chicken nugget costs $50,
but JUST is working on
making the process scalable.
Coming up, New Jersey
bans shark fin sales.
The Canadian Food Agency shut down three
major slaughterhouses
following an E. coli outbreak.
Activists have also accused
the Toronto-based meat packers
of cruelty to animals.
Ryding-Regency Meat Packers,
Canadian Select Meats Inc.,
and The Beef Boutique
Inc., lost their licenses
after giving false or
misleading information
about the E. coli lab results.
Following the outbreak, major supermarkets
were forced to pull
products from their shelves.
Walmart, FoodLand, and
Whole Foods stopped selling
nearly a thousand types of beef and veal.
Beef Farmers of Ontario, which
represents the province’s
19,000 beef farmers, said the closures are
a major blow for the
beef sector in Ontario.
Additionally, Animal Save
Movement, a global network of
groups who document animals
within the food system,
exposed horrific animal cruelty violations
at Ryding-Regency via hidden cameras.
Armaiti May, a
California-based veterinarian
who watched the footage, told The Star,
“I was horrified to see
fully-conscious, alert cows
“writhing and flailing in agony
“as the blood drained
from their slit throats.”
New Jersey has banned the
sale and trade of shark fins.
The process of finning a shark
is illegal in U.S. waters, however,
the import and sale of
shark fin from elsewhere
remains legal across several states.
“This critical law will ensure
“that the ecologically
wasteful and cruel trade
“will be prohibited within
New Jersey’s borders,”
said Brian R. Hackett,
New Jersey State Director
for the Humane Society
of the United States.
Shark finning involves
pulling sharks from the water,
cutting off their fins,
and then throwing them
back into the water.
Most sharks then either
drown or bleed to death.
The process is not only cruel,
but it’s driving sharks to extinction.
According to the Humane Society,
around 73 million fins
are traded every year.
Sharks are being killed 30% faster
than they can reproduce.
Like New Jersey, 13 states have banned
the sale of shark fin, including
California and Illinois.
It could soon become
illegal in every state.
The federal Shark Fin
Sales Elimination Act
recently passed the United
States House of Representatives.
It now moves on to the Senate.
Las Vegas-based restaurant Tacotarian
has launched the largest
vegan taco in the universe.
According to the business,
it already serves
the largest selection of
vegan tacos in the universe,
so it decided to go one step further
and add the world’s biggest
vegan taco to the menu.
The gian vegan taco
measures seven inches long
by seven inches wide, and is
stuffed with vegan protein,
French fries, beans, vegan
cheese, crema, and pico de gallo.
“We’ve definitely
succeeded in getting people
“excited about vegan food,”
Tacotarian managing partner
Kristen Corral said.
“Our social media is flooded with people
“posting pictures of it and coming back
“multiple times with friends.
“It’s not just vegans raving
about the new menu item,
“but meat eaters, too,” Corral continued.
“Most of our customer
base isn’t plant-based,
“they just love having healthier
versions of Mexican food
“that doesn’t lack any of the flavor.”
While originally a monthly
special for November,
Tacotarian will keep it on the secret menu
for a few months due to its popularity.
Coming up, Stella McCartney launches a new
vegan Stan Smith shoe.
Volkswagen unveiled a new electric car
featuring a vegan leather interior.
The Space Vizzion concept made its debut
at the Los Angeles Auto
Show earlier this month.
As well as the vegan interior,
Volkswagen ditched chrome
in favor of chrome-like paint.
Chrome tanning was invented in 1858
and quickly became popular
due to its low price.
However, chrome has dire
impacts on the planet.
Space Vizzion is currently just a concept,
but the German automaker says
it will launch the vehicle
to market in the next few years,
including a wagon-like
shape for European markets
and an SUV-inspired model
for the United States.
60% of Scotland’s dairy farmers believe
the industry is suffering.
A recent survey revealed that
60% are not so confident,
or not at all confident, about
the future of the industry.
According to Kite Consulting,
many of Scotland’s dairy farms
have been cash-negative for a while,
and some are on the edge of shutting down.
A poll taken at The
Oxford Farming Conference
earlier this year found
that 40% of attendees
believe vegan food is the future.
Journalist and farmer
Darragh McCullough wrote that
“It’s time for the farming community
“to get their head around veganism.”
He continued, “Farmers
need to stop claiming
“that if we had to rely on
vegans to feed the world,
“we’d all go hungry.
“It’s a lame attempt to
ignore the real point.
“Equally, claims that you
cannot get enough nutrients
“from a vegan diet ignores the fact
“that a big chunk of
the world’s population
“in places like India have
effectively been living
“off a vegetarian diet for centuries.”
Stella McCartney and Adidas have launched
a second pair of vegan
Stan Smith sneakers.
Similar to the original design,
the new version of the
eco-friendly trainers
includes brightly-colored rainbow laces.
The two brands first collaborated
on a pair of vegan Stan Smiths last year.
They were a hit with many, including
celebrities Emma Thompson, Madonna,
and Stella’s dad, Sir Paul McCartney.
According to the designer,
it was her own love of Stan Smiths
that brought about the
initial collaboration.
“A few years ago, my
husband commissioned Adidas
“to make me a special pair
of vegetarian Stan Smiths
“for my birthday, as he knew how much
“I love the iconic trainer.
“It got me thinking.
“Every time I saw the Adidas team, I’d say
‘Why can’t you make all
your Stan Smiths veggie?'”
After much convincing, Adidas agreed
to make McCartney’s dream come true
and collaborate on vegan Stan Smiths.
According to the designer, the end product
brought her a whole new consumer base.
“So many young people came into our stores
“to inquire about the Stan
Smith,” she explained,
“asking questions about what
the trainer was made with,
“telling our staff about
why it was important to them
“to choose a vegan shoe
over a leather one,
“and what it represented.
“This is the future.”
James Wilks, retired
English mixed martial artist
and star of the 2018 vegan
documentary The Game Changers,
recently sat down with comedian
and podcast host Joe Rogan
to discuss criticisms of the film.
They discussed veganism
for nearly four hours.
Wilks and Rogan were
joined by health coach
Chris Kresser, who raised
concerns with the film
on a previous episode, accusing it of
being full of misleading
statements, half-truths,
flat-out falsehoods, flawed
logic, and absurdities.
During the discussion,
Wilks passionately defended
the documentary against
Kressor’s criticisms,
including his claim that
there was zero evidence
that B12 was fed to cattle
through supplements.
After showing evidence that
B12 is indeed fed to cattle,
Wilks said to Kressor, more
than an hour into the debate:
– You said there was no evidence
that cattle are given B12, and you said
that all my statements
were absolutely false.
Do you at least admit
that you were wrong there?
– [Narrator] In a recent
post on Instagram,
Rogan explained that Wilks
defended his point so well
he was considering taking
the original discussion down.
He wrote, “James knocked
it out of the park
“and defended himself and
the film quite spectacularly.
“So much so, that I’m actually considering
“taking the original breakdown
of the film offline.”
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