The author These posts were written by Dr Justine Butler I joined Viva! as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. My scientific training helped me research and write numerous reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelt out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. We were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports. Click here for more info.
More and more parents are choosing to raise their children vegan but sensational headlines supposedly highlighting the plight of vegan infants can scare the life out of you. Be reassured, the vegan kids are alright!
News headlines today say that honey may be a better treatment for coughs and sore throats than antibiotics – which are usually useless for treating a cough! So is there any truth behind the hype for honey?
Do you think that our little canine teeth show that we are natural meat-eaters? If so, you are not alone, but you are wrong. Consider how carnivores eat, you might not (literally) have the stomach for it.