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Vegan Meat Brand Oumph! Arrives at Tesco Stores Nationwide

Swedish vegan meat producer Oumph! has secured placement in nearly 400 Tesco supermarket locations throughout Britain, the company announced yesterday. “We have been looking forward to this launch,” Anders Wallerman, co-founder and CEO of Food for Progress, Oumph!’s parent company, said in a statement. “Tesco is the perfect partner for us, not only because of their size, but also because they are at the forefront of British grocery chains for good and durable products.” The meaty plant-based selection of Oumph! products sold at Tesco include its Pulled Oumph!, Kebab Spiced, and The Chunk. The products were selected by Wicked Healthy...

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Here’s What Happened When We Tried to Buy Leonardo DiCaprio Vegan Dinner at Moby’s Little Pine Restaurant

If you were a couple of vegan entrepreneur-storytellers sitting across from Leonardo DiCaprio at Moby’s Little Pine, one of LA’s hottest vegan restaurants, wouldn’t you try to buy him dinner? There are a lot of reasons to offer to pick up the bill for Leonardo DiCaprio. The years of stellar entertaining and meme-making matter, of course, but also consider his significant body of activist work for the planet, endangered species, indigenous communities, and his efforts to shift our global food system to a more sustainable one. He started the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation back in 1998 to help support the...

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Flint Schools Get Ongoing Supply of Water Donated By Vegan Entrepreneur, Jaden Smith

The eco bottled water company from vegan celeb, rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur Jaden Smith has committed to delivering an ongoing supply of its spring water to Flint, Mich., area schools until the contaminated water crisis has been corrected. JUST, founded by Jaden and his father, the actor and rapper Will Smith, in 2015, has already donated close to 10,000 bottles of water to Flint area schools in the wake of the ongoing water contamination crisis. “This just makes sense for us to do,” JUST CEO Ira Laufer told MLive. “After reading more about [Flint’s] challenges and the...

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Former Dairy Brand Elmhurst Expands Vegan Milk Across New York

Elmhurst 1925, the New-York-based dairy-turned-plant-milk-producer, says it has expanded distribution of its vegan milk into several key markets in the tri-state area including 39 Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, and Walmart locations. Several key independent grocers are also now stocking the popular beverages including Westerly Natural Market, the Park Slope Coop, Lifethyme Market, Perelandra Natural Food Center, Bushwick Coop, and A Matter of Health, among others. Elmhurst has been making quite the splash in the booming $16 billion nondairy milk sector in the past year. After decades as one of the region’s top dairy producers, Elmhurst realized that its future required...

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Lacoste Highlights Endangered Species in Limited-Edition Polo Shirt Line

For the first time in nearly a century, iconic fashion brand Lacoste has bumped its unmistakable crocodile logo from a limited number of its popular polo shirts. The company is using the logo space instead to raise awareness on ten of the world’s most endangered species in a new campaign. Unveiled during Paris Fashion Week last week, Lacoste’s fall/winter 2018 collection highlights a new partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The ten critically endangered animals include the Sumatran tiger, the Kakapo parrot, the Vaquita dolphin, the Burmese roofed turtle, the Northern sportive lemur, the Cao vit...

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Vegan Diet May Decrease Risk of Depression, Study Finds

New research on the impacts our daily dietary choices have on our risk factors for mental health issues points to the benefits of a plant-based or vegan diet in mitigating depression, particularly in elderly individuals. The new study, conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, found that older adults were less prone to symptoms of depression if their diets were rich in whole grains, fresh fruit, and vegetables, and contained fewer processed foods and animal products, a diet commonly referred to as the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). The study looked at the dietary habits of nearly...

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Disney’s Vegan Dole Whip Now Available on Canada’s West Coast

The Happiest Place on Earth is no longer exclusive to Disney-owned warm weather properties with pricey entrance fees. Both current and soon-to-be Canadian fans of the iconic Dole Whip vegan desserts featured at the popular theme parks need only head as far as Vancouver’s Poké Time, where you can grab real deal Dole Whip or a Dole Whip Float — a “secret” menu item served up at the chain — without the airfare, hotels, and stiff park fees. Never visited Disney and wondering what all the Dole Whip fuss is about? It’s a legit cult classic, around since the ’80s,...

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Coconut Bliss Expands Vegan Ice Cream Bar Line With 2 New Flavors

Certified organic vegan ice cream brand Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is gearing up for ice cream season with the addition of two single-serve frozen dessert bar treats drenched in Fair Trade certified chocolate. The two new flavors bring the company’s frozen bar selection to eight varieties. The two new bars, Raspberry Acai in Chocolate and Vanilla Island, pair classic flavors with the company’s signature creamy coconut ice cream and a crunchy chocolate shell. The Raspberry Acai bar marries two popular berry flavors with dark chocolate in a delicacy the company says “will enliven your taste buds with its...

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Kat Von D Beauty Launches Vegan Makeup Artist Program

Popular vegan beauty brand Kat Von D Beauty announced the launch of the Kat Von D Beauty Pro Program, for professional makeup artists, noting its the only pro program “with a cause.”  The program will offer members quite a few incentives: a 30 percent discount on products sold through the Katvondbeauty.com website; early access to pro-only products; free shipping in U.S. and 123 countries with no minimum; and exclusive access to “unforgettable members-only experiences.”  The first 5,000 Pro Program charter members will be rewarded with “a luxe, limited edition welcome box featuring exclusive swag and two full-size artistry essentials...

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Vegan Beyond Sausage Arrives at Veggie Grill

Making good on its promise, Beyond Meat has launched its vegan Beyond Sausage in Los Angeles today in two restaurant chains: the popular vegan fast-food spot, Veggie Grill, where it launched its Beyond Burger just a year ago, and sausage bar Wurstküche. “In keeping with our Eat What You Love™ brand promise, I am pleased to bring to market our delicious plant-based sausage line, product innovation that provides consumers with that satiating taste and juiciness of animal sausage with the health and environmental upside of plant-based eating,” Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO of Beyond Meat told One Green Planet....

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Vegan ‘Willy Wonka’ Inspired Chocolate Shop Coming to Glasgow

A retro-inspired vegan chocolate and sweets shop is opening in Glasgow later this year, replete with a retro Willy Wonka vibe. The brainchild of chocolatier Adele Ralston, best known as Vegan Burd, and also known as the Scottish city’s ‘Vegan Willy Wonka,’ the chocolate and sweets shop is currently in the fundraising phase to help launch the brick and mortar spot. As an incentive, contributors to the crowdfunding campaign will get their names placed on the shop wall as well as an invite to the shop’s launch party where they’ll get to try the popular vegan chocolates. Like a number...

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Sustainable Vegan Fragrance Line Now Available at Bloomingdale’s

A new line of vegan fragrances are heading to Bloomingdale’s as part of the Avant Garden Collection created by CLEAN Reserve, a leader in eco and ethical fragrances. The vegan line is free not just from animal products as consumer demand for ethical products increases, but also free from phthalates, preservatives, gluten, and artificial dyes to further add to the “clean” beauty experience. The products are produced instead with “safe molecular naturals and sustainable notes such as mandarin, cardamom, and sandalwood,” the company notes in a press release. “We see the consumer becoming more inquisitive about the ingredients in their fragrances,...

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Vegan Olympians Featured in Anti-Dairy Olympics Closing Ceremony Commercial

Viewers of the 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies may catch a commercial spot directed by the Oscar-winning director, Louis Psihoyos (“The Cove”). The commercial, airing in six U.S. markets, takes the dairy industry’s “Milk Life” campaign head-on. Entitled “#Switch4Good,” the campaign highlights Olympians who avoid dairy products to improve their performance. “I did it and I got stronger,” says U.S. Olympic weightlifter Kendrick Farris in the opening seconds of the spot. “I did it for my athletic performance,” says Kara Lang, of the 2008 Canadian Olympic soccer team, “and it worked.” The idea for the #Swich4Good campaign came to...

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Tyson Foods VP Wants to ‘Disrupt’ the Meat Industry With ‘Clean Meat’

“We don’t want to be disrupted,” Justin Whitmore, executive vice president of corporate strategy and chief sustainability officer at Tyson Foods, said at a recent panel event. “We want to be part of the disruption.” That disruption he’s speaking about is the massive paradigm shift underway in the protein industry. Tyson, the world’s second-largest producer of beef, pork, and chicken products, continues to take bold steps into developing “clean” protein sources: In 2016 the company launched Tyson New Ventures LLC — a $150 million venture capital fund that has since invested in Beyond Meat, the Southern California company that...

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Vegan Designer Stella McCartney Attends Ethical Fashion Event at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace opened its doors last week to 53 member countries of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange for a reception hosted by Eco-Age, with celebrity vegan fashion icon and designer Stella McCartney in attendance as the UK representative. The event fell during London Fashion Week and is meant to “celebrate sustainable production and manufacturing, as well as ethical supply chains across the fashion industry,” the Royal Family’s site notes. “Looks” created through the Fashion Exchange were showcased during the event, which was “hosted on behalf of the queen, who has been head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign,” Elle reports. The...

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Vegan Beyond Sausages Coming to Los Angeles Next Week

In an epic Instagram tease, Southern California-based Beyond Meat told its followers that its recently launched vegan Beyond Sausage will be appearing in Los Angeles soon. “LA! Can you guess where #BeyondSausage is launching next week? Countdown starts now‼️” The company launched the vegan sausage late last year at its Whole Foods Boulder, Colorado, restaurant. At the time, the company said it was still ramping up production for a national launch. The Beyond Meat vegan sausages then made their debut in Manhattan last week at Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar on the Upper East Side — the first location outside...

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is Testing Vegan Protein-Packed Quinoa

Chipotle Mexican Grill customers may soon get a new vegan protein option to add to their burritos. The fast-casual Tex-Mex chain is reportedly experimenting with quinoa at its New York test kitchen as an alternative grain option to its popular lime-cilantro rice. “The quinoa is made with red and gold quinoa tossed with a little citrus juice, cumin, and freshly chopped cilantro,” Chris Arnold, a Chipotle representative, told Business Insider. “We are recommending that added to a salad or in place of rice in another entree.” Nutty and fluffy, quinoa is a protein-packed South American grain (technically a seed) that’s...

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Eat Drink Vegan and SEED Festivals to Partner for Mega-Event in Los Angeles

Vegan festival-goers can check two must-attend events off their 2018 schedule at the same time: Miami’s beloved SEED Food & Wine festival and Los Angeles’s iconic Eat Drink Vegan festival are partnering up this year for what promises to make Los Angeles a bona fide vegan haven for three days. Between May 23-26, the two-in-one vegan fest will host numerous events throughout Los Angeles, including cooking demos, yoga classes, a 5K run, nutrition seminars, celebrity chef dinners, and then event-goers can wash it all down with vegan beer and eats at the day-long Eat Drink Vegan festival at Pasadena’s...

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‘Remarkable Opportunities’ for Vegan Products at Costco, Investors Say

A new report released by the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, says a significant market gap exists for vegan food in the nation’s leading supermarket chains. The report, entitled “Plant-Based Profits,” is backed by a $2.4 trillion value cadre of investment groups, many of whom are already making investments into plant-based brands. Sixteen multinational food companies and supermarkets were evaluated in all for their focuses on the shifting dietary landscape. The report noted that all companies “lack a coherent strategy for how to market and promote alternative protein products on supermarket shelves to drive sales.” The...

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‘Breakthrough’ Organic Vegan Burgers Now Available at Costco Nationwide

California-based Don Lee Farms says it’s the first company to produce a certified organic vegan burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like conventional hamburgers. The burgers are now available at Costco club stores and select Whole Foods Markets across the country. The 36-year-old family-run company says its news burger is a “breakthrough” product made from certified organic beans and seeds. It’s free from GMOs, artificial ingredients, and preservatives.  “It’s a burger made with plants, not with science,” Danny Goodman, Product Development, Don Lee Farms, said in a statement. “As people choose to consume less meat, they expect a burger...

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First Peek at Vegan Documentary ‘The Game Changers,’ Now Available

After months of teasing online, a star-studded premiere at Sundance, and the international premiere at the Berlin film festival, the official “Game Changers” movie trailer is now available online. The forthcoming film, directed by Academy Award winner Louis Psihoyos (2009’s “The Cove”), and produced by Academy Award winner James Cameron (“Titanic”, “Avatar”), follows James Wilks, elite special forces trainer and winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” as he travels the world “on a quest for the truth behind the world’s most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein, strength and optimal health,” the film’s website notes. Not just another...

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Noma, the ‘World’s Best Restaurant’, Reopens With Seasonal Vegan-Friendly Menu

Noma, the 2-Michelin star and four-time winner of the “best restaurant in the world” title, reopened in the Copenhagen harbor this week. And in true Noma fashion, the menu will change with the seasons as its famous foragers seek out local ingredients around the year as well as tend to the restaurant’s new urban garden. Chef René Redzepi, who was only 25 when Noma opened in 2003, helped the restaurant earn its four “world’s best” titles for its focus on local cuisine, which in Denmark is often animal-based. But the destination was lauded for its attention to local plants like sorrel, wild...

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Vegan Beyond Sausage Now Available in New York City

Beyond Sausage, the highly anticipated follow-up to Beyond Meat’s meaty Beyond Burger has made landfall at its first New York City restaurant, the California-based vegan meat startup announced on its Instagram page today. The plant-based sausage is now available at the well-loved sausage spot Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar in New York. “The Missing Link has arrived at its FIRST restaurant in NYC,” Beyond Meat noted in the post, adding that “with 80 years of sausage expertise and meaty heritage, we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to launch [than Schaller’s].” Schaller’s, which is known for its meat-based sausage offerings,...

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Chef Jean-Georges Introduces Plant-Based French Cuisine to Beverly Hills

One of the most famous chefs in the world, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is reinventing French food with a plant-based focus at his Beverly Hills restaurant. While Vongerichten is not eliminating animal foods from the menu, the chef who has always taken a novel approach to French cuisine says he’s now bringing a modern vegetable-centric focus to the Waldorf Astoria location. In a recent interview with the San Diego Tribune, the restaurateur who operates 38 restaurants around the world, says he’s moved away from the traditionally heavy sauces and creams synonymous with French food to focus on the “lighter, often...

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Vegan Olympic Figure Skater Urges Athletes to Save Dogs from Korean Meat Farm

Leading the Olympic Winter Games competition for couples skating in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with Eric Radford (the finals have not been completed at publish time), vegan two-time world champion Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel is already a hero to many. And it’s not just for her excellence on the ice. Duhamel is a hero to animal rights activists and a few dogs, as she rescued a dog last February while visiting South Korea for the Olympics test-run. The dog, reports the New York Post, was headed to market — as meat. Dog meat is still a popular delicacy in...

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Nestlé Purchases Majority Stake in Vegan Snack Company

Nestlé, the world’s largest food manufacturer, announced its purchase of a majority stake in Terrafertil, a plant-based organic food company founded in Ecuador in 2005, that goes by the name Nature’s Heart in the UK. The announcement came earlier today and builds on Nestlé’s recent foray into the plant-based sector with the late 2017 acquisition of Sweet Earth Foods, a California-based producer of plant-based meats and frozen meals. Terrafertil’s product line focuses on dried golden berries. Also sometimes referred to as Incan berries or cape gooseberries, the sweet and sour dried fruits are common throughout South America. They’re closely...

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Vegan Milk Brand Ripple Tackles Dairy Nutrition Claims

A recent study published by McGill University in Canada claimed that cow’s milk is superior in nutrition to plant-based milks such as coconut or rice milk. But vegan milk brand Ripple, says the study falls flat, especially when compared with the company’s unique pea-protein-based milk. Ripple’s co-founder, Neil Renninger, PhD, spoke with FoodNavigator-USA about the research and about the company’s product. While he said in some respects he agreed with the findings that some dairy alternatives aren’t as good as they could be, he reiterated Ripple’s unique position, saying the company can make “products that are actually superior to...

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Vegan Shark Fin Soup Arrives at San Francisco Restaurant for Chinese New Year

The controversial Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup, gets a vegan makeover this Chinese New Year as the San Francisco restaurant Enjoy Vegetarian will feature a plant-based version as part of an 11-course vegan meal celebrating the holiday. The Chinatown-based restaurant will host the dinner on February 17th to celebrate both the Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) and the 50th anniversary of the city’s Vegetarian Society. Shark fin soup was once a dish reserved for Chinese royalty. But in recent years it garnered mainstream appeal in China as the population rises, and all across the world, making this...

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Vegan Halo Top Ice Cream Launches in Australia This Week

Popular ice cream brand Halo Top, says it will be launching its line of vegan flavors across Australia at Woolworths locations. “The secret’s out!” the company said in a Facebook group post on Sunday. The company launched a vegan range of seven flavors last year in the U.S., to rave reviews. In November, it announced it would be serving select vegan flavors at its first scoop shop. And then just last month in added seven new vegan flavors to its lineup. “When we launched our original line of non-dairy flavors, we knew we wanted to expand to include even more...

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Health Insurance Company to Offer Discounted Rates for Vegans

An Israel-based health insurance company says it is offering discounted insurance rates on health and life plans for vegans, reports the Jerusalem Post. Clal Insurance’s discounted program, Vegans Pay Less (VPL), is reportedly supported by a finance company called Lavi. “The VPL’s ultimate goal is to promote the declaration that vegan is healthier, and the establishment of this declaration will result in the greatest wave of veganism seen in Israel until now,” Uri Eshel, co-CEO of Lavi, said. “Because of this, we are committed to promoting the growth of special services for vegans.” Currently, the program is available to members...

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Justin Timberlake Rocks Vegan Menswear by Stella McCartney at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Say what you will about Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII’s Halftime performance, but one thing’s for certain: it was historic. And not just because he’s the only performer so far to headline the Halftime Show three times, but also because he was sporting a custom vegan menswear suit designed by vegan fashion designer and activist Stella McCartney. “The pieces are inspired by the upcoming Autumn Winter 2018 collection,” McCartney wrote in her Instagram post that featured a snapshot of Timberlake at the biggest television event of the year. McCartney is the daughter of former Beatle and longtime vegan Paul...

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Baltimore Restaurants Go Vegan for a Week this Valentine’s Day

Charm City looks like the place to be for Valentine’s Day this year as Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week (it’s actually ten days), which runs February 9-18, is challenging the city’s restaurants to show plant-based food some love, too. Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week kicked off last August and planned its second event for the week of Valentine’s Day, the event’s co-founder Samantha Claassen told Baltimore Business Journal. Claassen hosted a similar event at her Hampden restaurant, Golden West, “we would do it over Valentines Day because when we started there weren’t a ton of options for vegans,” Claassen said. Making it...

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Next Level Burger CEO Hopes to Open 1,000 Vegan Restaurants Within 10 Years

For Matt de Gruyter, co-founder and CEO of the nation’s first vegan and organic burger chain, Next Level Burger, the future of food all starts inside a sprouted whole grain bun. De Gruyter started the chain with his wife Cierra partly out of desperation for clean food, but also out of a “real desire” to feed people “awesome and healthy food.” “The premise of  Next Level Burger is a reflection of the way my family eats,” he told LIVEKINDY in a recent interview. With two young children and a concern about their food options, the husband-and-wife team set out to...

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Gardein Partners With Meatless Monday to Increase Public Availability of Vegan Food

Plant-based protein brand Gardein has announced a partnership with the Meatless Monday organization to help promote vegan dining options throughout the nation’s leading food-service operators and restaurant suppliers. The program aims to help restaurants and cafeterias meet the growing demand for plant-based options. “We are proud to partner with Meatless Monday and offer our customers a way to meet their patrons’ health and wellness needs, help the environment,  and increase profits by adding  100%plant-based protein to their menus,” Tom Meyers, vice president of food service for Gardein’s parent company, Pinnacle Foods, said in a statement. According to Pinnacle foods,...

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Plant-Based Diet Increases IVF Success Rates By Nearly 70%, Study Finds

A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in red meat may help to improve fertility success rates in women seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF), new research finds. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, found that women undergoing IVF, increased their success rate by nearly 70 percent if they ate a predominantly plant-based diet in the six months leading up to the procedure. Researchers looked at overall dietary habits rather than specific nutrients in 244 women via a comprehensive questionnaire. For women who indicated eating habits most similar to the Mediterranean diet, the success rate...

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Mark Wahlberg’s Burger Chain Introduces Vegan Impossible Burger

The vegan Impossible Burger is now the new kid on the block at Wahlburgers, the Massachusetts-based burger restaurant chain founded by Chef Paul Wahlberg and his celebrity musician/actor brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg. “Our customers have been asking for a delicious, meatless option and we are always looking for new ways to boost the Wahlburgers experience for our guests,” Wahlburgers founder Paul Wahlberg said in a statement. The chef visited the Impossible Foods California headquarters in 2017 and featured the Impossible Burger on the restaurant’s A&E reality TV show, “Wahlburgers.” “We’re excited to announce our latest menu addition and can’t...

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Saudi Prince to Open 10 Vegan Restaurants in the Middle East

Earlier this month, HRH Prince Khaled Bin Alwaleed announced plans to open nearly a dozen vegan restaurants throughout the Middle East. In a post on his Facebook page, the Saudi Prince shared his vision: “By 2020 we are aiming to have a minimum of 10 restaurants/cafes. Our region occupies parts of the top ten most obese counties in the world. This is crazy and frankly a joke we have reached this level,” Prince Khaled, 38,  wrote. “I’m not saying opening 10 restaurants will solve this issue, but you better believe it’s a step in the right direction.” With what...

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Dropbox Employee Brings ‘Vegan Movement’ to Tech Company

An employee at the popular data storage company Dropbox has revived a vegan employee program called “Vegbox,” turning it into a vibrant vegan meal and education platform for employees. In a recent interview with the website VeganLeaders.com, Cole Deloye, 25, talked about how he brought the vegan program to the company. “I view myself as a corporate professional who is vegan,” Deloye said. “I am fortunate to work at a company that encourages employees to support causes and movements openly.” After becoming vegan for health and animal reasons, Deloye says he was compelled to become a voice for the...

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Vegan Diet May Be the Key to Winning the ‘War on Cancer’, Studies Find

Renowned researcher and author of the bestselling 2005 book, “The China Study,” T. Colin Campbell, PhD, says the war on cancer “has failed,” in large part because of a collective misunderstanding about the nature of the disease. Campbell, known for his commitment to a plant-based vegan diet, details his findings in six peer-reviewed articles. “The link between nutrition and cancer is not new, just ignored for a very long time,” The Cornell University Professor Emeritus in Nutritional Biochemistry said in a statement. “It is well past time that we go back to the basics in understanding this disease, both...

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Vegan MMA Fighter Tim Barnett ‘Going to Be a Superstar’

Vegan Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Tim Barnett has been called out as someone “fully dedicated to the sport” and one to watch in the coming years. The “fully-blown vegan” is “going to be a superstar” fight journalist Nick Peet told BBC. He’s predicting that Barnett will be a breakout star to watch in 2018 and in the years to come. And part of his success can be credited to his incredibly clean lifestyle. “Barnett has a 100% win ratio in his professional career with five wins from five,” reports the BBC. “If he’s ever on a BAMMA show near to...

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Will.i.am Mingles with Vegan Activists at ‘Game Changers’ Movie Premiere

The buzz surrounding the forthcoming documentary “The Game Changers” is showing no sign of slowing down; the latest celeb in attendance is the recent vegan and Black Eyed Peas frontman, will.i.am. Will.i.am (William Adams) was spotted at the movie’s Sundance premiere earlier this month in a pic with Damien Mander, the anti-poaching ranger featured in the film. The documentary is directed by Oscar-winner  Louie Psihoyos (2009’s “The Cove”) and executive produced by another Oscar winner: director and producer James Cameron (“Avatar”, “Titanic”). The film follows the quest of special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter, James Wilk,...

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Female Animal Rights Activists Celebrated at New York Exhibition

The New-York Historical Society will address animal rights, 19th- and 20th-century activists, and endangered species in a forthcoming exhibit on view April 6th through July 15th. The exhibit, Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, takes a look at the history of environmental activists, specifically women working in New York to protect endangered birds. It commemorates the centennial celebration of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. “Administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 was one of the first federal laws to address the environment, prohibiting the hunting, killing, trading, and...

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‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story’ Details Animal Rights Struggle to Protect Australia’s Icon

Decades-old regulations on the culling of Australia’s iconic hopping marsupial — the kangaroo — has the country divided. The story is detailed in the stunning new film, “Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story,” directed by Mick McIntyre and Kate McIntyre Clere. The filmmakers held a Los Angeles screening with Q+A last night at a packed Beverly Hills theater. “Kangaroo” details the disturbing accounts of the largest terrestrial wildlife killing on earth. Although the iconic marsupial is synonymous with the continent, kangaroos have become big business. As some farmers see them as nuisances competing for resources the government grants special permits to farmers to kill...

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Vegan Scrambled Eggs From JUST Arrive in Asia

JUST, formerly the brand Hampton Creek that’s best known for disrupting the mayonnaise industry, has begun its launch into Asia with its groundbreaking Just Scramble, the new vegan egg product made from mung beans. The Bay Area company is also bringing its flagship Just Mayo product and its Just Ranch dressing products to the booming Asian market. JUST began launching in Hong Kong this week at the Green Common, a marketplace that brings together plant-based food and shopping in the destination city. The companies have been hosting tasting sessions with media and influencers to kick-off the launch. “It is...

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58% of Americans Choosing Vegan Protein Sources Instead of Meat, Study Finds

New research from leading market intelligence agency Mintel on healthy diet habits in the U.S. finds that more than half of Americans are actively seeking meatless protein sources as part of their healthy living goals. “A conscious effort to eat more protein though meat alternatives is not only the result of consumers perceiving meat alternatives as healthier and more cost-efficient, but also the sheer availability of more of these types of products,” Gina Cavato, Lifestyles and Leisure Analyst at Mintel, said in a statement. “With more protein-rich options, we expect to see consumers continue to turn to non-meat options...

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Animal Justice Launches ‘Paw & Order’, Canada’s First Animal Law Podcast

Animal Justice, an animal protection group that leads the legal fight for animals in Canada, has launched “Paw & Order”, the country’s first animal law podcast. Hosted by Animal Justice’s attorneys Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk, the goal of the podcast is to make animal law accessible to everyone — not just those with legal or animal law backgrounds. “We’re thrilled to help bring animal law to the masses by launching Canada’s first animal law podcast,” Labchuk told LIVEKINDLY via email. “Legal cases affecting animals are in the news every single day, and the field of animal law is in...

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James Cameron’s Vegan Documentary Praised by Sundance Film Festival Attendees

“Game Changers,” the groundbreaking documentary executive produced and directed by Oscar winners James Cameron (“Avatar”, “Titanic”) and Louie Psihoyos (“The Cove”), had its Sundance Film Festival premiere this past week to critical acclaim. The film is being applauded for addressing myths surrounding animal protein and the vegan diet from a fitness perspective. “A shocking expose of the world’s most dangerous myth, fusing real-time, groundbreaking science with real-life stories of struggle and triumph,” reads the “Game Changers” Instagram account. The film follows James Wilks, a special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter. Throughout the film, Wilks connects with...

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General Mills Invests $17 Million in Vegan Meal Program

Minnesota-based food giant General Mills has announced plans to invest in Urban Remedy, a California-based company specializing in plant-based ready-to-eat meals and cold-pressed juices and drinks. The $17 million round of Series B funding comes via 301 Inc., the General mill investment group. “Through retail stores, branded kiosks, and direct-to-consumer delivery, Urban Remedy excels at providing convenient access to organic products,” John Haugen, vice president and general manager of 301 Inc., said in a statement. General Mills, isn’t new to the natural marketplace. The maker of Cheerios owns several natural channel brands including Annie’s Homegrown, Cascadian Farms, Lärabar, and...

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Target Launches Vegan Perfume Line

Target has announced the launch of Good Chemistry, its first exclusive fragrance brand hitting stores this weekend. The line is vegan, essential-oil based, and paraben-free, says the company. Good Chemistry bases its fragrance formulations — perfumes, rollerballs, and body sprays —  on key personality types: Confident and Charming, Good and Grounded, Vibrant and Playful, and Cool and Collected launch the line priced between $9.99 to $24.99. “Beauty at Target is all about the joy of discovering products that work best for you, and we want to ensure this philosophy rings true in fragrances,” Christina Hennington, senior vice president of Beauty...

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Vegan Fashion Designer Stella McCartney Showcases Cruelty-Free Fall Line

Fashion designer Stella McCartney launched her fall 2018 men’s and women’s collection in Los Angeles earlier this week in a combo “presentation, party and mini music festival, which had many guests dubbing the event ‘Stella-chella,’” reports WWD. The iconic vegan fashion designer drew celebrity A-listers to the event including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Hudson, Dakota Johnson, and Chris Martin. McCartney is the daughter of Beatles co-founder and longtime vegan, Sir Paul McCartney. “We’re just here to have some fun tonight, you know?” the designer told WWD. “This is really us celebrating the Stella woman and Stella man and how effortlessly...

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