Plant-powered tennis star Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal

Plant-powered tennis star Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal

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Plant-powered tennis player Novak Djokovic secured a place in the Wimbledon 2018 finals after a victory against old rival Rafael Nadal, The Telegraph reports. The Serbian tennis player will now proceed to a final bout against South African tennis player Kevin Anderson. In what was described as a “sensationally high-quality match,” Djokovic edged past Nadal after an intense five-hour, …
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Meat and dairy companies to surpass oil industry as worlds biggest polluters report finds

Meat and dairy companies to surpass oil industry as worlds biggest polluters report finds

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‘There’s no other choice. Meat and dairy production in the countries where the top 35 companies dominate must be significantly reduced’ Meat and dairy companies are on track to be the world’s biggest contributors to climate change, outpacing even the fossil fuel industry, according to a new report. To arrive at this conclusion, non-profit organisations the Institute for …
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Calgary Stampede: Torturing cows and horses is wrong, outdated and illegal

Calgary Stampede: Torturing cows and horses is wrong, outdated and illegal

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Camille Labchuk is an animal-rights lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice Canada There’s little doubt that using animals for entertainment is rapidly becoming unacceptable. Shifting public perceptions first forced Ringling Brothers to retire elephants from circuses, and soon after compelled SeaWorld to end its orca shows. The fleeting entertainment we may experience at seeing animals perform tricks …
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Dean Foods to close Illinois dairy plant

Dean Foods to close Illinois dairy plant

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HUNTLEY, Ill. — The milk giant Dean Foods is closing one of its Illinois facilities this year. A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter sent by the Texas-based corporation says 131 people will lose their jobs at the Huntley dairy plant and office. The Northwest Herald reports that the layoffs will occur Sept. 14-28. The facility …
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Young Canadians lead the charge to a meatless Canada

Young Canadians lead the charge to a meatless Canada

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Canadians love meat. Many of us have been dedicated to our favourite protein source for years. But other sources of protein are emerging as potent alternatives to animal protein. Demand is up for vegetable proteins like pulses, as well as for fish and seafood. Loblaw has even started selling cricket flour, apparently trying to take insect consumption mainstream. …
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