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Destroying the Oceans

When you read the words ‘plastic pollution’, I bet there are a number of framed images your mind conjures – an olive ridley sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck up his nostril; a small estuary sea horse riding the current of polluted waters grasping a discarded cotton bud; or a fl ock of wedge-tailed shearwater fl edglings on Lord Howe Island with hundreds of plastic fragments being pulled from their stomachs. They’re the distressing signals of a crisis at hand – a direct result of our ‘single-use convenience’ and consumerism.

Not enough recycling

Since the 1950s, more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced. It’s a highly versatile, lightweight and durable material that’s easy to mould and shape. We use it in life-saving medical equipment such as disposable syringes, intravenous blood bags and heart valves; renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar cells; and hygienic packaging for the transportation and sale of food and drink. It’s a material that fl oods our homes, our work places, our entire existence. Yet, shockingly, only nine per cent of it has ever been recycled!

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The April issue of Vegan Food & Living is a true celebration of Easter, featuring recipes from homemade chocolate Easter eggs and cakes to savoury delights to enjoy on the day itself. Also this issue, we show you how to make vegan Brie and mozzarella in just 1 hour, cook up a Friday night curry and get creative with pulses. This issue we also reveal the winners of our very first Vegan Food & Living Awards, take a look at why plastic straws aren't actually the biggest danger to our oceans and explore the concept of what veganism means to you. Download the issue today

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Vegan Food & Living
As a self-confessed chocoholic, this time of year is
EVERY ISSUE
Lauren True keeps us up to date with all the latest vegan news, products and happenings
Indulge yourself with sweet treats that are easy to make and tastier and healthier than shop-bought
Make sure you’re meeting your nutritional needs with our section dedicated to getting all the good stuff into you...
Make sure you’re getting the right stuff from your plant milks
FEATURES
Charlotte Willis looks at what defines us as vegans
Celebrate Easter with fantastic savoury recipes to balance out all the sweet chocolate treats
Viva!’s Dr Justine Butler examines the recent media reports about fat and reveals the truth behind the sensational headlines
Grains and pulses are the basic building blocks of diet and these recipes are creative and flavourful
Alessandra Felice reveals the therapeutic qualities found in the humble mushroom
Follow this simple chart to get enough of all the nutrients your body needs
Spruce up your midday meals with a touch of colour...
VFL Awards
It’s time to celebrate the people, products and companies that you voted as your favourites
One-hour cheeses
No long maturing times are needed for Claudia Lucero’s one-hour cheeses
Vegetable butchers
Megan Tatum meets the new breed of butchers cutting up vegetables
End the day on a culinary high…
Curry night
curry Reach for the spices and make yourself a curry that tastes better than any takeaway
Family time and plenty of good food – the two ingredients you need for the perfect lazy weekend…
Dinner party
Francesca Klottrup from the College of Naturopathic Medicine serves up the perfect dinner menu
Add the perfect finishing touch to a midweek dinner or just enjoy a tasty afternoon pick me up…
Sara Kidd joins us every month to share her essential advice for making your bakes rise to the occasion
Vegan guide to Japan
Vegan may not be the fi rst thing that springs to mind when you think of Japan, but as Sofi a Santos discovered there's not much that the Japanese can't turn their hands to, including vegan food.
From tasty lunch options to picnic ideas and breakfasts on the hop, we've got it all covered!
Carole, a former veterinary nurse, is fulfi lling a true vocation to rescue, protect, heal and care for unwanted farm animals