News

Hand Injuries from Cutting Avocados on the Rise

British doctors acknowledge common hand injuries related to cutting an avocado—referred to as "avocado hand"—as a legitimate medical concern.

A recent feature in British publication London Times reported that the incidence of injuries sustained from cutting an avocado—or “avocado hand”—are on the rise. The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) is asking for a safety label to be placed on avocados to curb injuries. “People do not anticipate that the avocados they buy can be very ripe and there is minimal understanding of how to handle them,” BAPRAS’ secretary Simon Eccles said. “We don’t want to put people off the fruit but I think warning labels are an effective way of dealing with this. It needs to be recognizable. Perhaps we could have a cartoon picture of an avocado with a knife, and a big red cross going through it?” Eccles says that he treats approximately four cases of “avocado hand” every week and in severe instances, patients have permanently lost use of the injured hand.

More News

Jon Bon Jovi Removes Leather from His Clothing Line

In a move that's bigger than '80s rocker hair, the musician's denim company Hart N Dagger will replace leather tags with vegan materials.
Read More »

Vegan Bacon Cone Rolls into London

The owners of the world's only vegan fried chicken shop are debuting a seitan-based bacon, shaped into a cone, stuffed with fried chicken, and topped with vegan cheese sauce.
Read More »

Hampton Creek to License Clean Tech to Meat Companies

Company CEO Josh Tetrick is negotiating with 10 global meat industry giants to remove traditional animal agriculture in favor of his brand's technology.
Read More »

German International School in India Goes Vegan

The school now serves children plant-based foods including vegan meat and cheese made on campus.
Read More »

P90X Founder Tony Horton Sticks to Vegan Diet

The fitness celebrity is drinking vegan protein shakes and has eliminated animal products in the pursuit of ultimate health and wellness.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »