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Monday, 21 February, 2022

The psychology of veg*nism: why people become, continue or give up being veg*n

Researcher Network member Sarah Gradidge and Dr Magdalena Zawisza, unpack the reasons for why people go vegan from a...(Read More)

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Thursday, 17 February, 2022

Research briefing: Book review – Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions

Researcher Network member, Gelareh Salehi, reviews Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions by RAC member Dr Shireen...(Read More)

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Tuesday, 8 February, 2022

Vegans continue to be at risk of iodine deficiency across time

Researcher Network member, Elizabeth Eveleigh, investigates iodine deficiency in vegans.(Read More)

thank you; plant
Thursday, 16 December, 2021

Research News returns in 2022

Thank you for your interest and support in reading about vegan-related research and study throughout 2021. We are...(Read More)

Tomato and basil
Friday, 19 November, 2021

Argentinian vegan food: The place of the dissident

Researcher Network member, Florencia Alvarado Torres, provides an update on their PhD research on the place of vegan food...(Read More)

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Thursday, 4 November, 2021

The Expert Series - Autumn/Winter 2021: Vegan for the Animals

In this Autumn/Winter edition of The Expert Series, RAC member Kristof Dhont (University of Kent) & colleague, Maria Ioannidou...(Read More)

Faces of people joined together as a puzzle
Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Speciesism is endemic, systemic and institutional

Researcher Network member, Cara Langford Watts, discusses the links between racism and speciesism, highlighting the institutional and systemic forms...(Read More)

law; legal; justice
Thursday, 14 October, 2021

New publication: Law and Veganism

RAC member, Dr Jeanette Rowley, introduces a new publication on the relationship of law to veganism in different parts...(Read More)

Girl and pig
Wednesday, 13 October, 2021

Is speciesism inevitable? Lessons from early development

In this autumn edition of The Expert Series, RAC member, Dr Jared Piazza asks if speciesism is inevitable, looking to...(Read More)

Map of the world made from grains and pulses on a plate
Tuesday, 5 October, 2021

Sustainable food transitions and veganism as a social movement

In this new paper for our autumn series of articles, Researcher Network member, John Andrews, explores how we should...(Read More)

Field landscape and an open book with grass
Wednesday, 1 September, 2021

New Book Released on Vegan Geographies

Researcher Network member, Catherine Oliver, introduces hew new book on vegan geographies.(Read More)

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Monday, 23 August, 2021

Special Feature: Newcastle University project: Ethics, the climate crisis, and vegan diets

Jan Deckers from Newcastle University responds to a Q&A about the ethics of the climate crisis and the role...(Read More)

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Friday, 20 August, 2021

Transpersonal reasons for going vegan

Researcher Network member and doctoral researcher, Micheal Daw, examines the under-researched area of transpersonal reasons for going vegan. (Read More)

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Friday, 20 August, 2021

The Relational Rights of Social Non-human Animals

Dr Steve Cooke, Associate Professor of Political Theory, University of Leicester and RAC member introduces his new paper...(Read More)

Chopping raddish
Friday, 20 August, 2021

Research briefing: A comparison between animal-based and plant-based foods

Researcher Network member Gurmeet Kaur Matharu makes a comparison between animal-based and plant-based foods.(Read More)


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