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Steve-O Shows Off How to Eat Vegan in Canada’s Cattle Province

Jackass legend and animal rights activist Steve-O has been tasting some delicious vegan eats in Canada’s cattle state of Calgary. Showing off goods from The Kind Kitchen — a Canada-based, vegan food delivery service, and catering company — Steve-O encouraged others to give them a try. He could hardly finish the video before digging into the meal. The Kind Kitchen’s food is one hundred percent animal, egg, dairy, and nut free, and ordering is simple. Just order before Friday at midnight, and your food is delivered next Monday, ready to heat — or be frozen, depending on your needs...

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Vegan Fast Food Chain ‘Veggie Grill’ Plans to Expand Across The Country

McDonald’s better watch out. There’s a new fast food chain in town, only this one is healthier, and tastier, according to its confident CEO. That’s not all, this fast-food chain is also all-vegan and expanding, rapidly, across the nation. It’s called Veggie Grill, it’s making a name for itself and has the close attention of traditional fast food industry. Steve Heeley, the CEO of Veggie Grill (VG), is confident that his product could compete with any popular food chain. He explains that VG, food aside, takes things in a different direction. Rather than calling VG fast food, he calls...

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The Global Meat Industry Now Wants to Invest in Vegan Protein

Global Meat News is probably the last website anyone would expect to find compliments on the vegan food industry. However, it seems that the world’s meat industry can no longer deny or ignore the massive growth seen by plant based products. In a recently published article by Global Meat News, author Oscar Rousseau discusses the “wake up call” of vegan meat growth. With companies like Tyson Foods investing in Beyond Meat, he explains that the future of the meat industry may rely on cooperation rather than competition with vegan and plant based upstarts. The article explains that plant based proteins aren’t going...

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Lea Michele Believes it’s Important to Keep a Completely Vegan House

Lea Michele is feeling better than ever, and she credits a lot of that to the food choices she makes every day. At a recent ABC event, The Mayor actress, Lea Michele told Us Weekly, “I keep my home completely vegan, which I think is one of the most important things.” She continued, “If you keep your home healthy, then, when you’re reaching for snacks, you’re not reaching for bad things. So, I stock it with fruits and vegetables.” While the actress says she is vegetarian, she admits to still integrating meat into her diet from time to time. “My...

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New York Magazine’s Epic Vegan Encyclopedia for Omnivores is a Must-Read

Grub Street, a New York Magazine site, just published an A to V vegan encyclopedia for omnivores. And when they say encyclopedia, they aren’t exaggerating. This thing is chock full of organized, helpful vegan tips, tricks, foods, and places to eat. It doesn’t get much more thorough. And we don’t blame them for skipping W, X, Y, Z, and one or two other letters in between because it’s totally made up for by the beautiful food photography from Bobby Doherty…talk about vegan food porn. From cheese, pizza, to mock meats (i.e. plant based meats), to non-dairy ice cream, this...

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Organic Vegan Meat Brand Secures £250,000 Toward Expansion

Myco Foods, a Darlington-based, vegan meat manufacturer was able to score £250,000 in funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, and they excitedly shared their upcoming plans for creating jobs and further expansion. In June 2016, Myco Foods was founded by Mike Botha, John Shepherd, and Jay Croslegh. Their goal was to create products geared towards reducing and/or eliminating meat consumption in those who haven’t gone vegetarian or vegan (yet). The money has already been making a big difference for the company. The Director of Myco Food, Jay Croslegh, explained, “The first tranche of funding has allowed us to...

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Celeb Chef Launches New Vegan Friendly Healthy ‘Junk Food’ Chain in London

Last week a food powerhouse comprised of award-winning, TV chef Gizzi Erskine and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson announced their food popup, Pure Filth, at the Tate Modern art gallery. These were not burgers that were made overnight, nor were they a product of random experimentation. Erskine worked tirelessly for over a year to develop these burgers and to bring them up to the level she wanted. They will be priced around £9, with £20 being the cost of a ‘happy meal’ which includes a burger, salad, side, and drink (we have high hopes for portion sizes!). While the pop up hopes to...

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Vegan & Veggie Burger Chain Crowns Former Mars Exec as President Amid Expansion

Amy’s Kitchen is a popular brand these days, having worked since 1987 on over 250 different products to bring fresh, organic food to the masses. With their openness to change and different lifestyles — whether vegan, kosher, gluten-free, lactose-free, or nut-free — they’ve expanded throughout the United States and 25 other countries around the world. As they continue to grow, the company was excited to announce that they have recently named a new Global President and a new Director of Domestic Sales. Founders Rachel and Andy Berliner selected Xavier Unkovic as their new Global President. Unkovic brings experience from Mars...

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B12 Deficiency in 40% of US Population Proves Concern is Not Just for Vegans

Vitamin B12 is the talk of the town these days with folks across the board wondering whether or not they’re getting as much as they need. B12 deficiency is often perceived as directly associated with veganism but multiple studies have confirmed that B12 deficiency is not just for vegans. In fact, researchers have found that nearly 40 percent of people in the US are deficient in this nutrient. It appears diet may not be the only driving factor in B12 deficiency. Studies in 2008, conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Tufts University, and the National Cancer...

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Zayn Malik’s Vegan Leather Versace Collection Wins Ethical Fashion Award

Zayn Malik has made it big in the music industry, with and without One Direction. Now, he’s making moves into the fashion industry and already has a major collaboration (and award) to show for it — along with many heartthrob-y magazine covers.   A post shared by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Sep 5, 2017 at 2:07pm PDT The 2017 PETA UK Fashion Awards honored the greatest in fashion this year for animal-friendly achievements. Malik was among the winners for his Zayn x Versus collection, a collaboration with Versace. The line was praised for its “eco-leather” statement pieces, which opted...

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Trader Joe’s New Vegan Burger Is A Protein Lover’s Dream

Trader Joe’s already has vegan and plant based eaters ready for the holidays. However, they’re not done releasing new foods. In fact, they’ve just recently added a new vegan burger to their shelves which is sure to be a hit with folks seeking clean, powerful sources of protein. The new Trader Joe’s Hi-Protein Veggie Burger costs $3.49 for two patties, totaling 26 grams of clean, plant protein. That means the burgers will fill you up, in a good way.   A post shared by Trader Joe’s Vegan (@traderjoesvegan) on Nov 9, 2017 at 1:27pm PST Pea protein is rapidly...

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Bulgarian Vegans Are Building a Political Party to Abolish Animal Exploitation

Bulgarian vegans stood firm in protests against an event called Meat Mania, which, as the name suggests, is an exhibition all about meat and its industry. While their protests did not lead to the cancellation of the event, the chair of the Bulgarian vegan union, Nikola Donev, says their team knows this is a marathon, not a sprint. “No, we were unable to stop the show. It’s not a fast process. We are just the voice of the animals and we want to inform people about animal problems and how not to exploit them…” they began. “And our actions are...

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Finally a Post-Workout Protein Drink That Doesn’t Suck (And It’s Vegan)

Digital-first beverage company Après has launched its first ever plant based protein drink. The drink, which mixes a blend of plant protein, virgin coconut oil, and coconut oil aims to address a big void in the fitness market. “It’s our belief that modern wellness consumers, especially women, have been all but overlooked from a replenishment point-of-view,” said Sonny McCracken, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Après. “We spent more than a year working hand-in-hand with this consumer group to develop a product that could not only provide the clean label and nutrition they’re looking for but also deliver great taste,”...

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Baywatch Star Fronts All-Women Investigation Into The Horrors of Dairy Farming

Baywatch TV star Alexandra Paul is taking decisive action against animal cruelty. Doing what even the strongest animal advocates fear to do, Paul worked with an all-women investigation, delving into the horrors of dairy farming and saw, firsthand, the monumental suffering behind dairy. The 12-month investigation, released by the animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), revealed unimaginable pain and horror at Land O’Lakes, one of the US’ biggest butter and cheese producers. The company, which supplies Walmart, Safeway, and WinCo, is disregarding animal welfare and deceiving the public about where its products come from. Land O’Lakes was found in numerous violations of...

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Whole Foods Predict Vegan-Powered Food Trends Will Be the Focus for 2018

Whole Foods Markets recently revealed their top food trends for 2018. The forecast, across the board, is looking positively vegan. The compiled trends were organized by seasoned trend-spotters based on more than 100 years of combined experience in product sourcing and studying consumer preferences. Simply put, these trends weren’t guesswork nor were they based on any perceived hype. Floral flavors topped the list. Products with petals and whole flowers are becoming more common and popular these days, as they add a distinctive aroma and flavor. If you’re interested in giving it a try, check out Whole Foods Market Lime Mint...

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Vegan Celeb Jessica Chastain Shares Her Love of Animals and Cruelty Free Living

Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty, The Zookeeper’s Wife) is an animal lover to the core. In an interview with People, in honor of being named one of People’s 25 Women Changing The World, Chastain made animal rights the main topic of conversation… and couldn’t stop smiling. She begins by talking fondly of her partnership with HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States) and goes on to talk about what role animal rights plays in her life. “I’ve adopted every animal I ever had,” she says. The importance of adopting every animal she’s ever had, lies in the fact that...

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Is Veganism Becoming More Widely Accepted in Britain?

A recent survey has indicated that veganism is being increasingly embraced by Britain. While mainstream stereotypes often suggest that veganism is fringe, it appears that this is no longer the case, in Britain at least. The research, which was set to mark the beginning of World Vegan Month, suggested over half of British adults are adopting vegan shopping habits. Additionally, the research suggests that Britain is becoming more vegan-friendly than ever before. Is Veganism in Britain Becoming More Widely Accepted? According to the survey: One in five, 19% to be specific, reduced their purchases of meat. The same number...

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Natalie Portman’s Vegan Documentary ‘Eating Animals’ Debuts in NYC Next Week

“America’s desire for cheaper, more convenient food has fueled the demise of traditional agriculture and the birth of factory farming” – NYC Premiere Eating Animals is little more than an examination of the world’s dietary choices and the process by which those dietary choices are met. The purpose of the film is simple enough but its contents are raw, painfully honest, and for some, wildly uncomfortable. But in the era of personal responsibility, it has a lot to offer in terms of content for self-reflection. While it might not be a cheery Pixar film, the Natalie Portman documentary, based on the...

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Italy’s Vegan and Vegetarian Population Experienced a Staggering 94.4% Growth

The numbers and profits for vegetarian and vegan diets are undeniably strong these days. Proponents of a plant based lifestyle have much to celebrate, given how it is reaching all corners of the world. According to Euromonitor International, Italy had the fastest growing vegetarian population between 2011 and 2016 with 94.4% growth. Simply put, Italy’s vegetarian population nearly doubled in the past five years. Add to the above information that the global market for vegetarian and vegan products was valued at $51 billion USD in 2016, and you get a movement that is having incredible, worldwide impact. These numbers put a wrench in...

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This Generation is Building a $5 Billion Industry For Vegan Meat

Generation Z — the generation after Millennials — is building quite a name for itself. These are folks specifically born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s. While articles across the web talk about millennials destroying industries (Mashable rounded up 70 things millennials have been accused of killing), Gen Z is, instead, being described as a group of builders. In this case, Gen Z is helping to shape an over 5 billion-dollar food industry. Rather than consuming food made with animal products, Gen Z are looking for plant based meat and seafood alternatives. Often called “fake meat,” these alternatives are increasing in...

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Major Food Service Forecast Predicts Vegan Dining Will Soon Take Center Stage

A collaboration between Food Service Director magazine and Technomic, a food industry research and strategy company, has led to Winsight’s 2018 Noncommercial Trends Forecast. The annual report uses numbers and research to predict how the noncommercial foodservice industry will change in the coming months. This year’s report, which is available on Food Service Director’s website, reveals a particularly interesting note on plant based eating. The Winsight’s 2018 Noncommercial Trends Forecast states: ‘Plant-based dining for everyone. With sustainability and budgets in mind, operators are now putting plant-based entrees front and center instead of relegating them to a separate vegan or vegetarian station. In college dining...

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Justin Bieber Still Loves Vegan Food (and Selena Gomez)

Few couples in the past decade have had the following and support that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez did. Many were devastated that they split and have since hoped that the two would rekindle their flame after a messy breakup. These hopes and wishes may now be answered. But regardless of their relationship, are the pair now vegan? TMZ reported that just the other day the pair spent the entire day together — this is after they noted that Gomez split with the Weeknd. Bieber and Gomez began the Sunday with church service then grabbed a vegan breakfast from Joi...

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‘Stranger Things’ Newcomer Sadie Sink Is A Happy Vegan

Meet Sadie Sink, a newcomer to the Netflix breakaway hit Stranger Hits who is preparing to take center stage. See you in San Diego💘 #sdcc2017 @chiaraferragnicollection @marimekkodesignhouse Thank you to the lovely @cvazzana ❤️ A post shared by Sadie Sink (@sadiesink_) on Jul 21, 2017 at 1:50pm PDT A post shared by Sadie Sink (@sadiesink_) on Jul 21, 2017 at 1:50pm PDT In an exclusive interview with Just Jared, Sink, who will play Max, revealed 10 fun facts about herself for fans of the popular Netflix series. Among those facts was her veganism, which she says was inspired by Woody Harrelson....

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7 Vegan Lunch Recipes for When You’re Living on $20 a Week

Lunch is arguably one of the most expensive meals we eat. Why? Not all of us are organized enough to pack a lunch for work — at least not every single day — which leaves us far more vulnerable to going out and grabbing something fast (which usually costs a lot for what you’re getting). It’s fine to splurge and enjoy a nice lunch out of the office or the house, or off-campus with friends. However, more and more these days people are trying to shop consciously and get as much for their money as possible. Eating vegan is...

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Vegan Popbar Parlour Opens Largest Store Yet With 40 Custom Flavours

Popbar, a spot popular for its customizable popGelato, vegan popSorbetto, and yogurtPops (all served on sticks), is opening its first Texas location. The new store will not only be the first in Texas, but will also be the largest Popbar yet. The company, which was founded in 2010 in New York, will house its new bar in the Houston area of Baybrook Mall. There will be an official opening ceremony on Saturday, November 18 meaning that people will have to wait just a little longer. The opening ceremony includes fun prizes like free pops to the first 100 customers and even more...

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Is The Entire Cast of OITNB Going Vegan? Laverne Cox Is Latest to Ditch Meat & Dairy

It seems the entire cast of Orange is the New Black is going vegan. First, there was Ruby Rose, who urged their fans to fight climate change by going vegan. Then there was fan favorite Danielle Brooks — who made a delicious vegan mac n cheese on The Chew. And now, according to her Instagram, there’s OITNB star and Ivy Park (Beyoncé’s clothing line) model Laverne Cox. Found out today that @rubyrose and I are both Vegan. It’s only been 12 weeks for me but I feel so much better. #veganism #TransIsBeautiful #oitnb A post shared by laverne cox (@lavernecox) on Oct 25,...

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Starbucks Launch 4 Vegan Almond Milk Frappuccinos

Starbucks just announced that they are going to be releasing 4 new, vegan frappuccinos in the next few months. These frappuccinos will be available in both vanilla and mocha flavors and be made with the almond milk instead of cow milk. BREAKING: @starbucks just announced two non-dairy bottled Frappuccino beverages coming in 2018. VegNews editors are in dire NEED! A post shared by VegNews Magazine (@vegnews) on Oct 24, 2017 at 3:15pm PDT Starbucks bottled drinks offer convenience to people on the go and are available outside of Starbucks stores, in grocery stores all over. These new bottled beverages...

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Nearly 40 Countries Have Banned Cosmetics Testing On Animals

The Humane Society of the United States released an in-depth article on the issue of cosmetic animal testing for their upcoming magazine. The story tells a tale of one celebrity’s journey to battle animal testing, as well as the growing list of countries who have officially banned all animal testing for cosmetics. The list includes the entirety of the EU, India, Israel, Norway, Taiwan, Canada, New Zealand, and São Paulo — and continues to grow. The good news is that other countries like the United States and Argentina are working on passing legislation of their own to ban cosmetics...

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Doctors Fight Against Animal Testing With $100,000 Fundraiser Campaign

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) announced to its supporters today that it’s launching a $100,000 fundraiser for its anti-animal-testing campaign, “First, Do No Harm.” Through this campaign, the group hopes to intensify its own lifesaving programs, initiatives, and cruelty-free efforts, as well as put the spotlight on more than 21 known medical training programs that employ the use of dogs, pigs, and other animals –and subject them to cruel testing methods before killing them to analyze the results. PCRM explains that animal testing is not only inherently cruel, but also highly ineffective in training future doctors, as the...

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Meet Oprah’s Favourite Vegan Chef Who Creates Eggs From Plants

There are few stamps of approval in this world more powerful than Oprah’s. Whether books or food, Oprah knows quality and what people want. Tal Ronnen, a vegan chef and restaurant owner, received Oprah’s blessing as “the best vegan chef in America,” and needless to say, that means a lot. Ronnen has quite a few accolades under his belt, whether it be writing NYT bestseller The Conscious Cook, catering Arianna Huffington’s party at the Democratic National Convention, or cooking with Ellen DeGeneres and for her wedding to Portia de Rossi. It’s no wonder he was able to catch Oprah’s eye with all...

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Vegan Burger From Impossible Foods Will Now be Served in Universities Nationwide

The popular Impossible Foods brand is planning a big expansion. Taking their attention off restaurants, for a moment, they are now launching sales to universities, companies, and other institutions. Later today, the acclaimed Impossible Burger will be making its first campus debut at the University of Chicago’s Quantum Café. Not too long after this, it will also be making its debut at Tiffin Café at the University of Chicago’s International House. Both of these cafés are run by Bon Appétit Management Company, a popular sustainable food provider. Currently, the company runs over 1,000 cafés for universities, businesses, and museums...

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5 Innovative Vegan Brands Ranked as Hottest Emerging Companies

The Digest and Nuu recently released their list of the top 40 hottest emerging companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2016 and 2017. In a list full of powerful new brands, veganism and plant-based eating found their place with four companies. Eligible brands were founded in the last ten years. Those eligible brands were then voted on by an invited panel of “distinguished international selectors.” Impossible Foods was 2nd on the list, with only Gingko BioWorks ahead of them. It’s hardly surprising given how much time and energy Impossible Foods have invested in creating a delicious product that mimics the taste of...

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Lord of the Rings’ Sir Peter Jackson Eyes Up Vegan Meat Brand Impossible Foods

Peter Jackson is a man who knows excellence — he directed a movie series that will go down in history. This man, whose movies empowered a fandom all over the world, now has his sights on something else of high quality… plant-based meat. Jackson’s interest is, specifically, in the popular vegan meat brand, Impossible Foods. This is according to his name being tied to the US brand, though it’s all speculation at this point. However, despite that, there is a bit of evidence that would explain his potential interest in Impossible Foods and other plant based brands. Jackson and...

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New Study Shows Vegan Diet Helps to Cure Cancer in Mice

Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has recently uncovered more on the cancer-fighting power of a plant-based diet. In this study, specifically, researchers found that vegan food could transform lethal breast cancer in mice into a treatable form. Simply, this data suggests that removing meat and other animal products from one’s diet can reduce the potency of breast cancer AND that one ingredient, in particular, may be the key. Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., D.O., professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences spoke about the significance of this research, particularly for more aggressive forms of breast cancer. ER-negative breast cancer...

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Fashion Designer Develops Wool-Free Vegan Knitwear

The first thing you might be thinking is, how can clothes be vegan? While a lot of people think veganism is just about what you eat, the heart of veganism lies in reducing unnecessary suffering. Animals are used for far more than just food. Items such as clothes, makeup, and cleaning products all routinely have animal products in them. Wool and fur, as two prime examples of this. Unfortunately, both often see animals treated badly. Thankfully, that’s where CROP comes in. Focusing on knitwear specifically, CROP designer Kate Morris has brought plant-based, primary-colored, pop art fashions to the spotlight. A leader in...

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Veganism: Is it Really for Everyone?

Is veganism really for everyone? It’s a simple enough question with a complex and deeply emotional answer. It’s a question that can have many answers all at once but, before one can answer this question, one must understand what veganism really is. Veganism isn’t some blanket rule. It’s a movement to reduce unnecessary suffering. Given the cultural, political, and financial state of our world, it’s just not realistic or ethical to say that veganism is for everyone. For example, it wouldn’t be appropriate to expect indigenous people to go vegan, particularly those who live off the land. Similarly, the heart of the...

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5 Ways Quitting Meat Will Improve Your Life

Giving up meat is, for many people, the most difficult part of adopting a plant-based diet. So many cultures all over the world value meat as the tastiest, most important part of any meal. However, both history and science show that people have been living lengthy, delicious-food-filled lives long before burgers and steaks were made popular. While it might seem hard to quit meat, there are so many wonderful benefits to giving it up. Here are five ways your life will definitively improve after cutting meat from your diet. 1. You’ll be happier A study published in the British...

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Pawsitive News! California Bans Puppy Mills Sales at Pet Stores

California, a state with 36 cities that have already banned mass breeding pet operations, has just placed the nation’s first statewide ban on the sale of puppy mill animals by pet stores. The decision was announced by Governor Jerry Brown last Friday to the cheers of animal rights organizations and animal lovers across the state. The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2019, will require any pet store that wants to sell animals (dogs, cats, and rabbits) to work with local animal shelters or rescue groups — or face a $500 fine per sale of any large-scale-breeder-produced animal....

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What Do Vegans Really Get up to When They’re Stranded on Desert Islands?

“But what if you were stranded on a desert island, would you eat meat then?” Vegans frequently find themselves on desert islands – even those who live in the middle of a city and have never been on a boat in their life. People are so curious about what vegans would do in this hypothetical situation, so we thought it was time for us to answer this question. However, before we can, we need answers to a few questions of our own. Are there fruits and vegetables on this island? If not, what are the animals living here eating? Is...

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5 Tips on How to Not Lose Your Cool As a New Vegan: Explained by Reaction GIFs

Transitioning to veganism is, for some, really easy. For others, however, it can be incredibly difficult, frustrating even. It’s quite normal to feel overwhelmed when going from a meat-eating lifestyle to veganism and become confounded by the daily struggles like not having as many places to shop, having limited options in restaurants, and, of course, all of the terrible anti-vegan jokes and unwarranted pictures of bacon. It can be easy to lose your cool as a vegan, especially when you’re new to it, so here are 5 tips on how to keep yourself together. 5 Tips on How to Not Lose...

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Lisa Simpson’s 5 Favorite Vegan Meals to Celebrate Her 22nd Year Without Meat

In its seventh season, twenty-two years ago, The Simpsons made history with its fifth episode titled, “Lisa the Vegetarian.”. In a TV series stacked with iconic episodes, this one stands out for its accurate representation of transitioning to — and living — a veg lifestyle in a meat-heavy world. The premise of the episode reads like many people’s vegan/vegetarian “coming out” stories. Lisa Simpson goes to a petting zoo and falls in love with a cute baby lamb. Fast forward to dinner, where Marge serves lamb chops. Lisa recognizes the connection between the animal she’d seen earlier in the day and...

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Study Finds High Fat Non-Vegan Diets Dramatically Increase Risk of MS Relapse

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has published some powerful information in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry. According to the research, fatty diets increase the chance of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses in children. The Mayo Clinic describes MS as, “…a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).” Symptoms of MS include numbness or weakness in one or more limbs, partial or complete loss of vision, fatigue, slurred speech, and in some cases, a shortened life expectancy. There is currently no cure for MS but people can recover from attacks. Needless to say, this...

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Why Would Anyone be Vegan and Still Eat “Fake” Meat?

It’s a curious thing for some people when they see vegans eating “fake” meat. Don’t they hate meat, people often ask themselves. While it might seem a bit nonsensical, it’s actually a really simple thing. First and foremost, it’s important that people understand that there’s no such thing as “fake” meat. What people mean when they say “fake” meat is plant-based meat. And they’re not fake because they don’t claim to be, nor are they trying to pass as animal-based meat — find any plant-based meat product anywhere and you’ll see that they always explicitly state that they’re not chicken, beef,...

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Vegan “Mheat” Brand Appears on Whole Foods Shelves

Sgaia Foods, a Scottish plant-based food company, recently obtained shelf space for their products in Whole Foods across the UK. The company, which is based in Renfrewshire, was founded by Hilary Masin and Alberto Casotto, both who produce “mheat” in the hope that more people will leave animal products off their plate. “Mheat” is their pride and joy and is a product they have put a lot of time and energy into. According to their website, “Mheat is a vegan meat made with a uniquely crafted blend of wheat & soya protein and very few other, whole plant-based ingredients.”...

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams Launches Colorful New Vegan Hair Paste Range

Want to dye your hair but don’t want to buy a product that was tested on animals? Have you been wanting color in your hair but are too afraid to dye it because of work? Are you not sure where to find vegan beauty products? If you answered yes to any of these questions, look no further than ‘Poser Paste‘ a temporary hair dye created by Paramore’s vegan vocalist Hayley Williams and the goodDYEyoung team. Vegan herself, Williams’ latest addition to her hair colorant range is made without any animal products what-so-ever and is certified cruelty free! Poser paste is available...

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New Study Shows Sales of Vegan Products Have Tripled Since Last Year

2017 has been a great year for plant-based/vegan products. More and more these days, people are changing to plant-based diets or vegan lifestyles. Whether it be for the animals, for health, or to combat climate change, veganism has never been more popular. With this growing popularity comes accessibility — with the Internet being one way that people are getting their vegan goods. Research by 1010 Data shows that many people are getting plant-based products online and that these sales are, in fact, growing fast. According to 1010 Data, the number of products with ‘plant-based’ in the name has increased, searches...

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Unilever President Urges People To Consider Benefits of Vegan Diet

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and Unilever’s Foods President, Amanda Sourry, has come out strong in support of a plant-based diet. Citing the many benefits of going vegan, Sourry urged people to at least consider making a change. Despite the fact that plant-based diets are often viewed as a craze for young people, the truth is that they’re increasing in popularity across the market. In fact, according to research by HealthFocus, 17 percent of people aged 15 – 70, now follow a plant-based diet. Additionally, over 60 percent of consumers are reducing their meat consumption. The benefits of a...

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12 ‘Thanks Living’ Vegan Recipes That Will Help Save Turkeys

Thanksgiving isn’t by nature a celebration of anything ‘kind’ when we talk about the actual history. Nothing historical would indicate a beautiful, consensual joining of cultures in America long ago. A group of people was slaughtered and, this day is honored by many people in the world who, when eating the traditional food, eat something that similarly is a product of violence. Turkeys. In order to get the amount of product into the market as they do every year, factory farmers have to push the limits, often sacrificing the time and resources for caring for these animals to ensure that they can get their meat...

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Health Food Company Launch Line of Vegan ‘Nuggets’ Which are 90% Protein

DuPont Nutrition & Health has recently added three new products to its high protein, plant-based nugget product line. While the word ‘nugget’ may conjure up images of a meaty product, these nuggets are instead neutral flavored, crunchy little bits that are perfect for use in cereals, nutrition bars, and other snacks. These nuggets are made from soy and will be made available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures. Jean Heggie, the strategic marketing lead for DuPont Nutrition & Health, told Food Dive, “Consumers want products with simple ingredient statements and high protein.” They continued, “These new additions...

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Vegans are Opening their Own Supermarkets to Combat ‘Lack’ of Options

Veganism and plant-based eating are continuing to expand and thrive. What once were considered niche markets have become much more mainstream. As such, vegan spaces are popping up all over the place, including brand new ‘The Vegan Aisle‘ in Australia. The Vegan Aisle is an exclusively vegan supermarket that will join vegan and vegetarian cafes The Raw Boys and Sozo in their “vegan-centric” area located on the Gold Coast. Made a reality by its co-owners Brett Page and James Denney, the pair hope their new venture will become a “one-stop shop” for current, aspiring, and potential vegans. What’s more, they believe their supermarket will relieve...

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Europe Fights for Legal Definitions of ‘Vegan’ and ‘Vegetarian’

Activists in Europe are fighting for a legal definition of ‘vegan‘ and ‘vegetarian.’ While these might seem like silly fights, they are, in fact, incredibly important. Without a legal definition, particularly a definition for the food industry to abide by, brands can slap ‘vegan’ on anything they want and, technically, they wouldn’t be breaking the law. It’s a scary reality for plant-based eaters and for anyone who follows a specific diet. The EU Labelling Regulation 1169/2011 requires that the European Commission define these terms to make it clear whether products are or are not suitable for vegans and vegetarians....

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New Vegan Mayo, Cheese and Yogurts Made by a Computer to Arrive at Walmart

The Not Company, a Chile-based food technology startup, recently revealed that they will be launching a line of vegan products in 2019. These products, which will launch at Walmart stores across the US will be entirely free of animal products — so no meat, milk, or eggs. The first product they’re planning to release will be a vegan mayo called Not Mayo… though it is, indeed, mayo. The Not Mayo will be made with chickpeas, water, and salt. The product is only available in South American countries at the moment — as the brand is Chilean — but it will...

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Meet the Vegan Weight Lifting Team That Doesn’t Need Meat To Be Strong

Athletes, above almost all other people, have to be especially conscious about and focused on the food they put in their bodies. The wrong things can sabotage their progress but the right things can take them to the next level. Stereotypes and health misconceptions told athletes that they needed things like meat and raw eggs to thrive when nutrition studies show this simply isn’t true. Hong Kong lifters and plant-based trainers Jessenia Soto and Maritsa Cortés of SoFit Vegan and award-winning vegan bodybuilder Hin Chun Chui of Revol Vegan Fitness all started their journeys eating animal products but similarly explained that they’d often felt weighed down and...

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Vegan Milk Brand Secures $15 Million Investment

Califia Farms, 2015 “Brand of the Year” and “Breakout Brand,” has just received a great deal of money from CapX Partners, a specialty finance company. To be specific, CapX provided Califa Farms with $15 million to fund their growth and expansion. All jargon and business-speak aside, the Los Angeles-based, plant-based food and beverage company procured this investment by becoming an innovative leader in their industry. This isn’t just hype. Their Califia Cold Brew Coffee with almond milk, for example, outsells Starbucks in the specialty channel and is also the best-selling cold brew in the natural channel. Simply put, their...

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1,200 Schools in NYC Will Now Provide Healthy Vegan Lunches

New York City is taking a big step forward in all of its schools. At the beginning of this school year, all 1,200 in the NYC public school district will offer at least one vegan option. This wouldn’t have been possible without The Coalition for Health School Food (CHSF), a non-profit that works to get more plant-based food options into schools. This isn’t the first major success for CHSF, who also helped three schools in NYC — specifically, Active Learning Elementary School in Queens, Peck Slip School in Manhattan, and The Bergen Elementary School — to adopt an all-vegetarian menu....

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70 Rabbis Sign Declaration Encouraging All Jews To Go Vegan

Vegetarianism and veganism intersect with identities across the spectrum. Whether it be how veganism has different historical roots in different racial groups or how one’s socioeconomic class may psychologically deter them from considering a plant-based diet, what we eat has deep connections with who we are as people. One part of identity that often gets left out of vegan conversations is religion. However that may change, moving forward, as 70 rabbis from all over the world, across denominations, have come together to sign a declaration encouraging Jewish people to adopt a vegan diet. The timing of this statement is no...

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The Brand Behind SPAM is Investing in a Vegan Future

If you’ve ever eaten meat in your life, chances are you’ve had, or run into, SPAM… the meat in the blue can. The product, which has been around since 1937, has made itself a mainstay in the food market and is, arguably, one of the pride and joys of the brand behind it, Hormel. In a move away from meat, at a recent third-quarter analysis conference, the CEO of Hormel, James Snee, revealed that the company is investing in plant-based foods in the coming years. The brand, which has traditionally not been a brand of vegan and plant-based products, is...

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Vegan Eggs Are The New Eggs, Says Global Analysis

The egg, meat, and dairy industry would like people to think that vegan products are niche, that they don’t sell well. However, a recent report (with quite a lengthy title) called “Egg Replacement Ingredients Market – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts to 2022” projects egg replacements (vegan eggs) will achieve a compound annual growth rate of 5.7% between 2017 and 2022, amassing 1.152 million USD by 2022. Simply put, vegan eggs are a fast-growing business. The report states: “This growth is majorly accounted to the growing preference for plant based natural ingredients among the general population, growing vegan, vegetarian, and...

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The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes from BOSH!

In the age of social media cooking videos, BOSH! stands out as a star. Their plant-based cooking videos go viral, constantly, because the food is delicious and nothing that people couldn’t cook themselves with a little bit of effort. They have a book coming out May 1st, 2018 with Harper Collins called BOSH! The Cookbook and we certainly can’t wait. In honor of their upcoming book — and usual deliciousness — we thought we’d round up ten of their most mouthwatering recipes. It’s hard to pick because taste is totally relative, but here are some of our favorites. The Top...

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Russell Simmons Encourages Crowd of Environmentalists to “Go Vegan”

This week Santa Monica airport hosted the 2017 Environmental Media Association (EMA) awards. The guest list held some big names, not all of which are best known for their environmental activism. Natalie Portman, who has recently spoken up about her vegan diet, was in attendance, alongside Jaden Smith and Russell Simmons. During the evening, Simmons of Def Jam Recordings, made a speech that had an important message: “Go vegan”. Simmons has himself been a vegan for a number of years, and is an outspoken advocate of the lifestyle. During his speech he made the point that people can’t, in...

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How to Make ‘OITNB’s’ Danielle Brook’s Vegan Mac n Cheese Recipe

There are already tons of reasons to love Orange is the New Black and Master of None star Danielle Brooks. She’s an extraordinary actress, a powerful presence, a passionate advocate for human rights, and as of August, publicly vegan. She oozes talent and compassion in everything that she does and is changing the face of veganism for the better. She says she went vegan because she loved food but felt that she was never taught how to eat well and how food is fuel.   Day 10 of this new Vegan life. I made Vegan Pad Thai. Feeling pretty...

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Has a Fruitless Meat Heavy Diet Welcomed Scurvy Back to Australia?

Scurvy — yes, scurvy — has made a comeback in Australia due to widespread diets without fruits or vegetables. What most people associate with pirates and sailors from centuries ago has begun affecting 21st century Australians; it is also growing slowly in Britain and Spain. Scurvy, which is caused by a vitamin C deficiency, easily affected sailors of the past because they’d spend months out at sea without any produce. According to Jenny Gunton, who heads the Centre for Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology research at the Westmead Institute in Sydney, scurvy is reappearing today simply because folks are either...

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