robzvegan.uk is a personal blog site, mainly about ethics, veganism, ecology, sustainability, health but also a wide range of other subjects.
It’s just a place online to dump ideas, share and curate articles and write about things I find of interest.
These generally align with a few underlying principles:
Ethical Veganism – a core value which underlies almost everything I do.
Antithiest Athiesm –
Enviromentalism – for me this means being vegan, child-free and anti-natalist, car-free and anti-road expansion, anti-air travel expansion, for re-wilding the environment.
Neo Anarchist Libertarianism– anarchism is not about chaos, for me its about self-reliance, human-scale community organisation and liberty.
- The Economics of Veganism (Medium) - This article on Medium “The Economics of Veganism” summarises the findings of a 2016 study by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, published by PNAS, which researched the health and climate benefits of dietary change.
- Vegan Gardening Guide - An article I wrote for Vegan Directory UK about gardening without using animal inputs. Original article here: https://vegandirectory.uk/2020/04/07/vegan-gardening-guide/
- word: sarchotic - home » words & language » words » sarchotic Sarchotic – when you’re so sarcastic, people aren’t sure whether you’re joking or whether you’re just crazy.
- Self-Sufficiency in the UK - I heard this on Radio 4 (can’t remember which programme it was): 55% of farmland in the UK is used to grow feed for farmed animals, a highly inefficient way of producing food. If we were plant-based, the UK could be self-sufficient for food. According to Global Food Security UK: The UK is not self-sufficient… Read More Self-Sufficiency in the UK
- The Best Wildflowers for Wild Bees - The research paper “The Best Wildflowers for Wild Bees” published in the December 2019 edition of the Journal of Insect Conservation looks at the wildflower mixes available in Governmental agri-environment schemes (AES) aimed at improving pollinator abundance and diversity. The researchers found that the wildflowers in such mixes were not particularly great for wild bees, and suggests… Read More The Best Wildflowers for Wild Bees
- Meat’s link to World Hunger - This article first appeared on the website of the Woodstock Sanctuary in 2013: Of the world’s nearly 6.8 billion humans, almost 1 billion people are malnourished, and 6 million children starve to death every year. Feeding half the world’s grain crop (1) to animals raised for food instead of directly to humans is not only… Read More Meat’s link to World Hunger
- What about land that can’t be used to grow crops? - Little Green Seedling dismantles the argument that because some land can’t be used to grow crops, it should be used to farm animals, arguing that if we all followed a plant-based diet we wouldn’t necessarily need to use this land for crops anyway, questioning whether such land is really not suitable for plant crops and… Read More What about land that can’t be used to grow crops?
- Eating vegan is better than eating local - On Monday 8th October 2018, the IPCC (the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), issued their special report (https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/) focused on the importance of keeping global warming to within 1.5°C of pre-industrial levels, or else the world will suffer dire consequences. Since then, the news media has been full of articles, letters and posts on… Read More Eating vegan is better than eating local
- Why some vegans become lactose intolerant - And why its perfectly natural Lactose is a form of sugar, or disaccharide, found in animal milk. Like all mammalian milk, human milk, the natural food for human babies, contains lactose. In fact human milk contains more lactose than cow’s milk (but less protein). In order to fully digest milk, an enzyme called lactase is… Read More Why some vegans become lactose intolerant
- Livestock vs Wildlife vs Humans - Taken from “Biodiversity, land use and ecosystem services—An organismic and comparative approach to different geographical regions” – Scientific Figure on ResearchGate. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/Estimations-of-the-total-global-biomass-organically-bound-carbon-regarding-humans-wild_fig3_314653548 [accessed 10 Aug, 2018]: Fig. 3. Estimations of the total global biomass (organically bound carbon) regarding humans, wild terrestrial mammals and large domesticated animals (livestock) for the years 1900 and 2000… Read More Livestock vs Wildlife vs Humans