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Managing Editor | New York City, NY

Kat has been writing about veganism, environment, and sustainability for five years. Their interests include over-analyzing the various socioeconomic forms of oppression, how that overlaps with veganism, and how the media in all of its forms reflects the current culture.

Vegan Milk Is Up Next for Impossible Foods

Vegan Milk Is Up Next for Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods—the food tech company known for the realistically meaty Impossible Burger—is on an ambitious mission. Within the next decade, it wants to make animal products obsolete. Up next for the company: Creating dairy-identical...

More Vegan Options Are Coming to Canadian Universities

More plant-based options are coming to Canadian universities and business cafes, thanks to leading foodservice company Sodexo and animal rights nonprofit Humane Society International (HSI). In November, Sodexo Canada and HSI will host a virtual...
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10 Halloween Candy Brands You Didn’t Know Were Vegan | The 10

Although it can be tricky finding or knowing what candy is vegan at our local drug store or supermarket, it’s not nearly as much of the nightmare as you may think. Many favorite Halloween candies are unintentionally veggie friendly and cruelty-free. Watch to find out what ingredients to be on the lookout for and a list of ten vegan and cruelty-free candies to enjoy this Halloween.
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This NBA Star Gained 20 pounds of Plant-Based Muscle

NBA player Bismack Biyombo says he’s gained 20 pounds of muscle since going plant-based.
Kroger Launches 50 New Private Label Vegan Products

Kroger Launches 50 New Private Label Vegan Products

Kroger is expanding its Simple Truth Plant Based collection with 50 new vegan products, bringing chickenless burgers and grounds and dairy-free cheese slices and shreds to the biggest supermarket chain in the U.S. Last fall,...

McDonald’s Puts Plant-Based Pork on the Menu

More than 400 McDonald’s locations in Hong Kong and Macau have launched a vegetarian menu centered around OmniPork Luncheon, a vegan alternative to SPAM. The meat-free menu features six breakfast items, including OmniPork Luncheon and...

Why Vegan Cashmere Is Better for the Planet

Known as the "diamond fiber," cashmere is prized for its softness and warmth. The first documentation of its use dates back to the 14th century. As trade opened up with the West, cashmere became...

7 Ways to Give Your Immune System a Boost in Winter

When the days get short and the weather gets chilly, the last thing you want is to be slowed down by a cold. Giving your immune system the support it needs can help give...
Vegan Babybel Cheese to Hit the Stores Next Year

Vegan Babybel Cheese to Hit the Stores Next Year

Multinational French cheese giant Bel Group aims to have vegan Mini Babybel cheese in U.S. supermarkets by next year According to a press release, Bel aims to go beyond just Babybel. A plant-based version of...
You Can Now Get a Vegan Chicken Sandwich at Nando's

You Can Now Get a Vegan Chicken Sandwich at Nando’s

Nando's is launching vegan chicken tomorrow, marking the South African chain's first meat-free meat option in the UK. Called "The Great Imitator," the plant-based chicken is made from pea protein and comes in four strips...
Scientists Are Growing Human Skin to Stop Animal Testing

Scientists Are Growing Human Skin to Stop Animal Testing

Researchers have developed a human skin culture system that could help replace animal testing in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Ten Bio Ltd. is a venture born from the University of Dundee's School of Life...

How Plants Can Improve Your Mental Health

The average person spends more than 85 percent of their time indoors, maybe more so because of COVID-19. So it’s no surprise that quarantine has made plant parents of a lot of us. But...
What Is Biodegradable Fashion?

What Is Biodegradable Fashion?

Notorious for falling apart after a few washes, human rights violations, and polluting the planet, the fast fashion industry is a modern force to be reckoned with. But it doesn’t have to be the...
Starbucks UK Is Launching Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Starbucks UK Is Launching Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Why is it that Starbucks UK gets all of the good things? On October 1, all 995 Starbucks locations in the UK added a vegan pumpkin spice cookie to the menu. The spicy and sweet...
Is McDonald's UK About to Launch a Vegan Cheeseburger?

Is McDonald’s UK About to Launch a Vegan Cheeseburger?

It's rumored that McDonald's UK is launching a vegan cheeseburger. Talk of the world's largest fast-food chain's potential meatless menu item began on the Instagram account Vegan Food UK. According to a post on Saturday,...
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Get Cozy With These Faux Fur Picks

“Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.” - Donatella Versace In this day and age, animals shouldn’t have to suffer to keep us warm. While animal fur has fallen out of favor on the shelves and on the catwalk, vegan faux fur is still very much in. Here are five brands that will keep you warm through winter with their cruelty-free fur options!
Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Coffee

Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Coffee

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed every year. Whether you drink it black, iced, in espresso form, or like your plant-based milk with a...

A Guide to the Best Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Plant-based burgers dominate the meat-free aisle. But there’s one food that has captivated consumers of all ages for decades: chicken nuggets. Wrongfully accused of being just for picky kids, chicken nuggets are convenient and...
David Beckham Says He Enjoys Not Eating Meat

David Beckham Says He Enjoys Not Eating Meat

In an apparent first, David Beckham hasn't eaten meat in three weeks and has been enjoying the food. The former professional soccer player and his wife, pop singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham, were recently on a spa...
The Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan Revives Vegan Cafe in Chicago

The Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan Revives Vegan Cafe in Chicago

In 2018, The Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan closed his teashop after six years in suburban Chicago. Now, despite COVID-19 challenges to the restaurant industry, he and his partner, fashion designer Chloe Mendel, have...
David Attenborough Joined Instagram Just to Talk About Climate Change

David Attenborough Joined Instagram Just to Talk About Climate Change

There are a lot of reasons to join Instagram: vegan restaurants, the fleeting high you get when someone "likes" a post, and social justice issues, like the climate crisis. Famed natural historian and environmentalist...