Simply Vegan Podcast Episode 2, Series 4

Read Time:   |  10th August 2021

“There was so much that concerned me. Factory farming is so problematic on every level." Former pig vet, Dr Alice Brough

 Holly and Molly discuss the IPCC climate change report and why going vegan is one of the best things we as individuals can do to minimise our impact.

They also chat about the Met Gala’s plant-based menu before reviewing the new vegan range at Lidl and the new sausage, beans and cheese melt from Greggs.

This week’s reader question is on fish alternatives – have a listen if you’d like tips on cooking plant-based alternatives using clever kitchen hacks.

This must-listen interview with Dr Alice Brough looks at how she went from pig vet to animal activist after experiencing the treatment of livestock within the farming industry and the dangers this presents to human health and the climate crisis.

Avoiding the upsetting details, Holly and Alice discuss the startling over-use of antibiotics, the risk of potential future pandemics, the SCRAP Factory Farming legal challenge and why Alice turned against her farming upbringing to go vegan for the animals.

Alice also discusses her work to try and save Geronimo the Alpaca and her role in Joaquin Phoenix’s new film, The End of Medicine.

Does she feel hopeful for the future? And is it time we stopped being scared of activism and start getting involved now we are in a Code Red climate situation?

Where can I listen to the Simply Vegan podcast?

You can listen to the podcast using the podcast player below. Or, if you want to listen via your preferred platform, you can find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all the usual places. Just search for the Simply Vegan podcast and you’ll find us!

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Sweet Freedom… the ‘better for you’ 100% vegan brand that now has 14 sweet syrups with 13 Great Taste Awards and counting!

Plus a chocolate spread to rival Nutella that’s diet-friendly!

Every single one of their 14 products is vegan, plant-based, cruelty-free, naturally sweetened with fruit, palm oil-free, GMO-free, high or a source of fibre, and all packaging is recyclable! They are also a Business Friend of PETA and donate part of profits to them.

Sweet Freedom products are now in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado and Holland & Barrett. 

Don’t forget, you can also catch up with the Simply Vegan Podcast on our YouTube channel


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Vegan Food & Living

Vegan Food & Living is a magazine dedicated to celebrating the vegan lifestyle. Every issue is packed with 75 tasty recipes, plus informative features.

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