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Jill has spent more than a decade immersed in digital publishing and storytelling with a focus on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, ethics, health, and politics. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Medium, MTV, and the Village Voice.

Serena Williams Just Launched a Vegan Leather Line to Help Save the Planet

Serena Williams Just Launched a Vegan Leather Line to Help Save the Planet

Serena Williams is one of the greatest tennis players to ever play the game. She's got the second-most Grand Slam titles for a woman (23 and counting). And she's not done yet. The mom...
Joaquin Phoenix Rescues Cows From Slaughter Just Hours After His Oscars Speech

Joaquin Phoenix Rescues Cows From Slaughter Just Hours After His Oscars Speech

Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix didn't just talk about the atrocities of factory farming during his Oscars speech. Just a few hours later, the "Joker" star rescued a cow and her calf from those...
Joaquin Phoenix Attends Animal Rights Protest in London

Joaquin Phoenix Destroys Dairy Industry In ‘Best Actor’ Oscars Speech

Actor Joaquin Phoenix condemned the dairy industry in his Best Actor acceptance speech at the 92nd Academy Awards. Phoenix won the Oscar for his performance in "Joker." "I think at times we feel or are...
Leonardo DiCaprio Will Have a 'Special' Vegan Meal at the Oscars Afterparty

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Have a ‘Special’ Vegan Meal at the Oscars Afterparty

  Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is cooking up the feast at the Academy Awards' Governor's Ball afterparty. And most of the menu will be vegan—including something special for Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio. Puck says the...
Kim Kardashian West Is Raising Her Kids on a Plant-Based Diet

Kim Kardashian West Is Raising Her Kids on a Plant-Based Diet

Kim Kardashian West isn't eating meat anymore. And neither are her kids. For the most part, anyway. According to a recent Twitter post, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star says her kids, Psalm, 8...
Stephen Fry Defends Vegan Milk to Critics

Stephen Fry Defends Vegan Milk to Critics

Milk is milk, whether it comes from cows or coconuts, says Stephen Fry. The Engish actor and comedian got into a Twitter battle over use of the term “milk” on plant-based dairy options. The thread started...
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These 11 HIP HOP Icons are VEGAN

These 11 hip hop icons are vegan. The hip hop genre has always addressed major political and social issues. So if there’s one music genre where veganism -- a movement about animal rights, but one that also advocates for health and human rights too.-- seems to have taken off more than any other, it’s hip-hop. From the Wu-tang Clan being 80% vegan to Mýa’s vegan diet and activism, hip hop is a platform that can influence social change.
The Academy Awards Just Went Vegan

The Academy Awards Just Went Vegan

The 92nd Academy Awards are the latest awards event to go vegan. While the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences doesn't serve dinner at the Oscars ceremony, it's making the nominees' luncheon plant-based. “The...
Vegan Singer Billie Eilish Sweeps Grammy Awards With Historic Wins

Vegan Singer Billie Eilish Sweeps Grammy Awards With Historic Wins

2020's award season belongs to vegan artists. On the heels of Joaquin Phoenix's back-to-back wins at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in "Joker," 18-year-old vegan singer and songwriter...
JUST’s Frozen Vegan Egg Is Coming to Whole Foods

JUST’s Frozen Vegan Egg Is Coming to Whole Foods

Bay Area food tech startup JUST will be the first major manufacturer to bring a ready-made "folded" vegan egg to market. The frozen egg is made with the company's signature mung-bean protein base used...
The 26th Annual SAG Awards Just Went Vegan

The Screen Actors Guild Awards Are the Latest to Go Vegan

The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is the latest to announce a vegan menu this season. It joins both the Critics Choice Awards and the Golden Globes in shifting to vegan menus. The...
Burger King Now Has Croissan’wiches With Vegan Breakfast Sausages

Burger King Now Has Croissan’wiches With Vegan Breakfast Sausages

(Updated June 15, 2020) | Impossible Foods has proven that it can create plant-based meat that looks, cooks, and tastes just like beef. And now it's out to do the same with pork. The...
Joaquin Phoenix Attends Animal Rights Protest in London

Vegan Actor Joaquin Phoenix Wins Golden Globe for ‘Joker’

(Updated January 8, 2019) | Actor Joaquin Phoenix won the award for Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes for his role in "Joker." The longtime vegan started his acceptance speech by applauding...
Impossible Foods Hints at New Vegan Meat Launch at CES

Impossible Foods Hints At New Vegan Meat Launch Coming to CES

Impossible Foods could be set to launch its second product next week at the CES show in Las Vegas. And it might not be another burger. In an Instagram post shared earlier today, the vegan...
10 Scottish Prisons to Serve Up Vegan Christmas Dinner

10 Scottish Prisons to Serve Up Vegan Christmas Dinner

Don't think the vegan trend has hit the mainstream yet? It's so popular even prisons are ditching animal products. This Christmas, ten of Scotland prisons will serve up vegan options to prisoners for Christmas...
These are the Top 10 Vegan Food Trends for 2020

These are the Top 10 Vegan Food Trends for 2020

2019 was a big year for vegan food. We saw the rise of plant-based menu items in major restaurants including McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC. Consumer appetites for vegan food seem to show no...
Want to Be As Nice As Mr. Rogers? Adopt a Vegetarian Diet Like He Did

Want to Be As Nice As Mr. Rogers? Adopt a Vegetarian Diet Like He...

If we could ask our four-year-old selves what they most wanted from adults, I'm guessing our answers would all be rather consistent: (vegan) ice cream at least three times a day and lots of...
Why ‘Joker’ Is a Victory for Animal Rights

Why ‘Joker’ Is a Victory for Animal Rights

Arthur Fleck is different. This is evident in the first five seconds of “Joker,” as tears drip down the clown for hire’s painted face. Fleck, played by actor Joaquin Phoenix, is of course, on...
SNL Takes On Big Dairy's Decline

SNL Takes On Big Dairy’s Decline

Following Dean Foods' bankruptcy filing last week, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update dove into the issues with dairy. Anchor Michael Che interviews the fictitious president of milk distribution for Dean Foods, Scooter Rineholdt (Kyle...
Greggs Rumored to Launch a Vegan Steak Bake

Greggs Rumored to Launch a Vegan Steak Bake

Popular UK bakery chain Gregg’s may soon be launching vegan steak bakes -- and the Internet can't handle it. The rumor -- shared by a member of the Vegan Food UK Facebook group -- comes...
Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunberg Team Up to Stop the Climate Crisis

Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunberg Team Up to Stop the Climate Crisis

As her climate strike journey made its way into Los Angeles, activist Greta Thunberg didn't miss out on an opportunity to go to Hollywood. The sixteen-year-old vegan activist spent time with Academy Award winner...