Tesco has launched today a brand new vegan range of twenty different products which includes ready meals, pizzas and food on the go. The range is available today from over 600 different Tesco stores. There has also been additional vegan products in other supermarkets such as Sainburys and Ocado.
Recently demand for vegetarian and vegan food has soared as a result of lifestyle choices such as Meat Free Mondays and flexitarian diets. In the last year alone, Tesco has directly seen the effect of those lifestyle choices with demand for chilled vegetarian ready meals and meat substitutes soaring by 25 per cent.
The brand is called wicked kitchen and is designed and prepared exclusively for Tesco, this is definitely something we have all been waiting for from a supermarket chain. All of the products that have been released look amazing and we cannot wait to try them.
Another amazing London Real interview, this time with the Cro-Mags lead singer John Joseph. Before, during, and after his time in the Cro-Mags, Joseph served as a roadie for Bad Brains, and he sang background vocals on Antidote’s Thou shalt not kill EP. He returned to the Cro-Mags briefly in the early to mid-1990s, but ongoing disputes with fellow band members Harley Flanagan and Parris Mayhew made the project unsustainable. Joseph has also sung for the band Both Worlds and currently sings for Bloodclot. His autobiography, The evolution of a cro-magnon, published in 2007, details the major events in his life, including his extensive involvement with the hare krishnas, as well his experiences with the Cro-Mags. Interviews with Joseph were featured in the 1999 documentary NYHC as well as the 2006 documentary American hardcore. He has also done some voice acting, playing the hippo in the cartoon Three thug mice. Since 2010, Joseph started competing in ironman competitions. Joseph is the author of the book Meat Is for Pussies, released in the early 2010 on vegan nutrition, training, and the healthy lifestyle. Joseph is a vegan. He was a vegetarian prior to becoming vegan. He also lives a straight edge lifestyle but does not identify with its subculture.
I have been a huge fan on the London Real for years now, but this could be one of the best interviews. James Aspey is a animal rights activist from Sydney, Australia. At the age of only 17 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and told he had 6 weeks to live. He beat cancer after 3 years of chemotherapy and during that time he began partying and abusing drugs. He turned his life around once again and became a passionate personal trainer so he could help others with their health. He spent 7 years working on a cruise ship, and partying a lot was the norm. That lead to an eating disorder. His journey changed direction when he met a wise Indian man who told him eating animals is bad karma. He went vegetarian for a 7 day experiment and felt surprisingly great. He researched into the health benefits and realised how much he has been missing out! Upon more research he discovered the shocking and violent truth of what is being done to animals for food, clothing, entertainment and medical testing. It led him to the question, “If we don’t need to kill and eat animals to be healthy, what are we doing this for?” The best justifications he could find or hear were incredibly weak. In 2014 he took a 365 day vow of silence and cycled 5000 kilometers to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. He broke his vow during a live interview on Australia’s most popular morning TV show. James is now travelling the world giving free speeches to make our planet a more sustainable place.