Alicia Silverstone Wants Her Vegan Chocolates Back

first_imgActor and San Francisco native Alicia Silverstone sent a letter this morning on PETA’s behalf to Ghirardelli, urging the designer chocolate brand, which is based in her hometown, to be sweet to animals and bring back its original vegan recipe for its semi-sweet chocolate chips.“Like most people, I love chocolate — vegan chocolate to be specific,” she wrote. “And science proves that chocolate loves us back. Vegan chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants and is chock-full of essential nutrients. It improves blood flow and reduces stress.“That’s why I’m urging you to switch Ghirardelli’s semi-sweet chocolate chips back to their original dairy-free recipe, so health-conscious snackers and bakers alike can indulge.“As people become more informed that dairy products adversely affect their health, the environment, and animals, the dairy alternatives market is expected to continue to grow exponentially in value over the next few years. There’s an undeniable dairy-free trend, and I’d love to see Ghirardelli take advantage of it by switching back to its original dairy-free recipe.“I hope your company will be an inspiring model for other businesses in making this beneficial change.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” — notes that dairy-free chocolate spares mother cows the suffering that they endure on dairy farms, where they’re forcibly impregnated and their calves are taken from them.last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Swansea City v Leeds United

STAR PREVIEW Swansea City v Leeds United

first_imgThe two in-form sides may cancel each other out so the DRAW makes most appeal with starsports.bet at around 5/2.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW for 8 pts at 5/2 with starsports.betCLICK HERE FOR STARSPORTS.BET MARKET PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 112.23 points(not including Test series recommendations, 3rd Test and Premier League ante-post) Plenty of live Championship action on SKY tonight. If Swansea v Leeds doesn’t float your boat then just hit the red button for Derby v Ipswich, QPR v Bristol City or Rotherham v Hull. TV viewers have never had it so good. At a price though with Eleven Sports the latest subscription channel to emerge this season and look out for Amazon covering live Premier League football (yes, Amazon) later this season.Swansea have made a solid start to life back in the Championship after being relegated last season. Opening wins against Sheffield United and Swansea were followed up with a pretty dire 0-0 draw against Birmingham on Friday.Leeds have made an even better start though with a perfect three from three wins against Stoke, Derby and Bolton and they have netted nine times. Their clash with Middlesbrough (top of the early table) at the end of the month is already shaping up to be a thriller.Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is expected to name an unchanged starting XI.For Swansea, their goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt remains sidelined so Erwin Mulder will continue to deputise in goal.Swansea City v Leeds UnitedChampionship19:45 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main EventHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Feb 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP Swansea 3-0 LeedsSep 2010 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-1 SwanseaDec 2007 LEAGUE ONE Swansea 3-2 LeedsSep 2007 LEAGUE ONE Leeds 2-0 SwanseaMay 1984 DIV 2 (OLD) Swansea 2-2 LeedsFeb 1984 DIV 2 (OLD) Leeds 1-0 SwanseaJan 1982 DIV 1 (OLD) Leeds 2-0 SwanseaAug 1981 DIV 1 (OLD) Swansea 5-1 LeedsJan 1970 FA CUP Leeds 2-1 SwanseaApr 1964 DIV 2 (OLD) Swansea 0-3 Leedslast_img read more