As we are about to step into a new decade, I am very excited to read that the multi-national food corporate Mars who own Pedigree and Whiskas pet foods, are finally concerned about the environmental impact of farming and are looking at meat substitutes for pet food!
This is such good news for the environment and is the entire ethos behind our Just be kind umami homemade food – less animals killed and caring for the future of our planet.
According to the Telegraph, they had considered making a bid for Quorn Foods (yes they are wealthy enough to buy whoever they choose), but instead they have bought an £8.2 million stake in a vegan US company called Wild Earth which uses Japanese Fungus Koji, that goes into soy sauce, to make a protein that resembles the taste of meat for pet food. At the time Mars Petcare’s head of ventures, Ben Jacobs, said: ‘We can solve some of the planet’s most pressing problems…. if we efficiently produce protein while reducing the environmental impact of feeding hundreds of millions of pets.’ Daily Mail 15th December
Along with the fungal yeast, the ingredients in the Wild Earth food includes oats, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, blueberries, pumpkin and spinach as well as added taurine and carnitine. These ingredients are healthy and sustainable so we hope that Wild Earth arrives in the UK soon!
So if you’re concerned about your pet food safety, let’s go plant-based. If you’re concerned about the carbon pawprint of your pet, then let’s go plant-based. If you’re concerned about your pet….
The maned wolf really blows the theory of our pet dogs needing meat in their diet completely out the water
Pope Francis to ‘every person on Earth’: Be kind to animals
This snuffle blanket is ideal mental stimulation for dogs
When we read this review, we felt quite emotional as the difference in Bea after only a month on a plant-based diet is remarkable
We are now told that when dealing with the public we have to wear a mask and here are some things that I experienced while doing vet work yesterday
Marvin was picked up as a stray by a local dog pound and the front leg was badly injured, they think he had been hit by a car
Donn has pulled the pack off the counter before I could even start preparing them, and ate half of it as is!
Lauric acid is responsible for many of coconut oil’s health benefits including its immune-supporting, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties
Many dogs sold at wet markets for meat are Golden Retriever types
We gathered enough support to finally get our food nutritionally analysed by an expert!
This antibiotic resistance concern could pose a huge threat to the owners and any family members who may fall ill with a bacterial infection of any sort – what a time bomb waiting to explode!