Vegan Portlanders looking for a good spot to go with non-vegan friends for late-night eats and drinks can check out the new Thunderbird — the eighth bar from the Lightning Bar Collective, opening in the city tomorrow. The restaurant and bar will feature some expected and vegan-friendly gastropub bar eats including a number of vegan barbecue […]
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is no stranger to the vegan community– the former Newark mayor announced his plan to go vegan for a year back in 2014, and hasn’t looked back. “When you find yourself trying to avoid the truth about something because it’s inconvenient, because you know it doesn’t align with your values […]
Plant-based proteins are experiencing tremendous growth, cites a new report by Meticulous Research. According to the research, the category will exceed $10 billion by 2022, growing at 6.7% over the next five years. “The plant based protein market is driven by increasing awareness about the benefits of protein and growing demand for protein rich diet, […]
In a powerful op-ed for the Guardian, Academy-Award-winning director James Cameron and his wife, activist and co-founder of the Muse School in Los Angeles, Suzy Amis Cameron, are urging a shift toward a plant-based diet “if we’re to reach our climate goals.” “Our collective minds are stuck on this idea that talking about food’s environmental […]
Cats rule the Internet. And for many people, they rule the home, too. But if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, or just trying to cut down on your meat intake in general, it can be a challenge feeding these little carnivores. Like our food system, the pet food system is equally problematic. It’s an industry […]
Just a day after it was announced that Maple Leaf Foods, Canada’s largest packaged meat company, will acquire vegan meat brand Field Roast for $120 million, the Seattle-based grain meat producer says customers — and employees — have its word that Field Roast will remain a vegan and mission-driven company. “Dear Field Roast Friends, I […]
New research out of Imperial College London points to a high body mass index (BMI) and type-2 diabetes as the sources of nearly six percent of all cancers across the globe — nearly 800,000 cases of cancer a year, according to the researchers. The research, published in the recent issue of the journal The Lancet […]
Forecasts released by the Nation’s Restaurant News says diners will see a lot more vegan sweets on their plates in 2018, as plant-based desserts are going to be a top restaurant trend for the coming year. While vegan menus have been popping up all across the globe in recent years as demand for plant-based options […]
Starbucks customers can add yet another healthy and responsible vegan snack to grab on their next latte run —  Barnana’s dried vegan banana snacks are now in a total of 13,000 Starbucks locations, the company says. Barnana is filling a void in the energy bar and product market with dried bananas, a common snack in […]
After a successful two-month trial run, the popular plant-based Beyond Burger will now be served at nearly 500 recently updated Burger Bars at TGI Friday’s location across the U.S., the chain announced earlier this week. The meatless patty made from pea protein, beets, and coconut oil, started the trial run at the fast casual chain […]
“Old-school” plant-based proteins are making a comeback, says the New Hope Network. Foods like beans, tofu, and wheat-based seitan, are reportedly holding their own while big name plant-meat producers Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods take much of the spotlight. “While Wired and like publications give Hampton Creek, Beyond Meat and other new plant-based purveyors plenty […]
A new report on the state of New York’s dairy farm workers reveals widespread worker abuse and injury for the struggling undocumented Latin immigrant population. New York’s dairy industry is booming due in large part to the rise in sales of yogurt (American yogurt brand Chobani is headquartered in NY). According to the report, entitled […]
Just how hot, er, should that be cool, are the Ben & Jerry’s nondairy ice cream flavors that launched earlier year? The line is so popular it’s even heading to Asia–Singapore to be exact. That’s quite a long way from Vermont, but for fans of the cool and creamy nondairy desserts, it’s a worthy trek.  Three flavors […]
Leading UK supermarket, Tesco announced it will be closing its meat and seafood counter at six of its UK locations due to lack of customer interest, the chain said. Signs posted in the select stores read “Due to low customer demand, the Meat & Fish counters will be closing soon.” The world’s third largest supermarket […]
What in the wicked heck is going on in Boston? Not only does Patriots QB Tom Brady have a vegan meal track with meal kit company Purple Carrot, but the Bleacher Report is now reporting that Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is giving the vegan diet a go, too. Last month, Irving told the NBA […]
Planning a big vacation for 2018? Well, hope you’re hungry, because according to the travel guide website, Lonely Planet, vegan and vegetarian travel is the hot travel trend for the coming year. What does a vegetarian vacation look like? Pretty much any other vacation, with a few exceptions. The main one of course being food. Lots […]
It’s no secret that Bill Gates sees a pretty vegan future. He’s invested in a few of the leading plant-based brands: the El Segundo, Calif., based Beyond Meat, and the Northern Calif., based Hampton Creek. He’s also invested in Memphis Meats, another Calif., startup focused on creating cultured “clean” meat that uses animal cells instead […]
Men suffering from prostate cancer should avoid whole milk, says new research out of the University of California, San Francisco. The research, published in the November 6 issue of the journal The Prostate, found that of more than 1,300 men participating in the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Research Endeavor study over the course twelve […]
It looks like instead of cookies, Santa will be getting pints and pints of vegan ice cream this year as another conventional ice cream maker says it’s adding vegan options to its offerings. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is the latest to toss its scoop into the nondairy ice cream tub. Ben & Jerry’s and Halo […]