Making a difference
In the UK, 875 million chickens are killed every year for meat. This is not too surprising as 49 percent of all the meat eaten in the UK is poultry. After only 6 weeks chicks are send to the slaughterhouse, with around 2.5 million of them being killed in the UK every day. The short […]
Olive oil has a positive image and many people see it as a healthy product. Because of its popularity, the production of olive oil has greatly increased in the last few decades. In 2012, 2903676 tonnes of olive oil was produced, of which 70 percent took place in Europe. Within the EU, 4 percent of […]
Antibiotic resistance is a huge threat to human health worldwide. According to the World Health Organization it’s even one of the biggest threats. That’s why in recent years an effort has begun to try to reduce antibiotics use in an attempt to limit the spread of antibiotic resistance. In this blog, we discuss what this […]
Vitamin D is important to stay healthy. Unfortunately, many people have a vitamin D deficiency. In the Netherlands almost 60 percent of people have a vitamin D deficiency and in many other EU countries the rates are comparably high. In the United States, an estimated 70 percent of people has a vitamin D deficiency. In […]
There are about 1.8 million dairy cows living in the UK, each producing around 8000 liters of milk every year. The life of a dairy cow isn’t easy, as they need to work extremely hard to produce so much milk. On top of that, the dairy industry causes all sorts of suffering for these cows. […]
The coffee industry has a long history of colonialism and the exploitation of human beings. However, some people might be surprised that nowadays coffee is still heavily linked to slavery, child labour and other forms of exploitation. Coffee is one of the most tradable commodities in the world and is often produced in poor countries. […]
Hi! I’m Elise and I hope to inspire you to be green. On this blog, I share information and tips for living a more animal, human and environmentally friendly lifestyle.