Can butchers survive the vegan boom?

What a strange time to be a butcher. Global warming is threatening our existence and the meat industry is blamed  for being one of its top contributors, alongside deforestation, and the burning of fossil fuels. Some scientists suggest  “the single biggest way” to reduce those environmental impacts and reverse the climate catastrophe is to go vegan.  Driven by the conscious decision not only to cut greenhouse gases, … Continue reading Can butchers survive the vegan boom?

How to have your beef cake and eat it

Have you ever heard of flexitarianism? It is a diet that encourages more plant-based foods but allows the occasional consumption of meat and other animal products in moderation. Flexitarians are also known as flexible vegetarians or vegivores or even vegetarians with benefits.   What makes the diet so popular is the flexibility it allows in terms of consuming a variety of different foods. There are no … Continue reading How to have your beef cake and eat it

Chaotic Survival: the role-playing game inspired by COVID

Colchester-based gamer Mitchel Gledhill has created his own survival game inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. Chaotic Survival, which is a text-based role-playing game, presses the importance of following the government’s guidelines. By sending out emails with COVID rules and rewarding gamers for active playing, Mitchell wants to protect those who don’t have time to follow the news. Watch the interview with Mitchell Gledhill here. Continue reading Chaotic Survival: the role-playing game inspired by COVID

VIDEO: Business owners and self-employed amongst the affected by the pandemic

Thousands of pubs and restaurants may never reopen after lockdown as owners are left struggling to meet their ongoing costs. The government has set up a number of financial schemes to support small businesses and self-employed workers. But will this be enough to save the hospitality industry from collapsing?  Continue reading VIDEO: Business owners and self-employed amongst the affected by the pandemic