Home Authors Posts by Kat Smith

Kat Smith

1660 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

An Ad Promoting Veganism Aired During the 'Survivor Israel' Finale

An Ad Promoting Veganism Aired During the ‘Survivor Israel’ Finale

An Israeli ad about veganism is estimated to have reached one-third of the population. The ad aired during the season finale of "Survivor Israel" on Sunday night. The show is one of the most-watched...
The Best Cruelty-Free Dyes for Coloring Your Hair at Home

The Best Cruelty-Free Dyes for Coloring Your Hair at Home

Salons across the country may be open (and hopefully, in light of COVID-19, taking the proper safety precautions), but for many, hair dyeing at home still feels like the safest option. If you’re new...
Are Peanuts Healthy on a Vegan Diet?

Are Peanuts Healthy on a Vegan Diet?

There’s nothing quite as joyful as watching a dog indulge in a peanut butter snack. That content smacking of their lips, that look in the eyes that says: more, please! We get it, dog....
Beyond Meat Is Opening a Major Production Facility in China

Beyond Meat Is Opening a Major Production Facility in China

Beyond Meat is making history as the first multinational vegan brand to open a major production facility in China. The California-based brand signed an agreement to build two production plants around Shanghai earlier this month....
Do Vegans Get Enough Omega 3 and Omega 6?

3 Myths About Omega 3 and Omega 6, Debunked

Omega 3 and omega 6 are both types of dietary fats, each with their own health benefits. Omega 3s are a type of polyunsaturated fat that your body can’t make on its own, meaning...
Trader Joe's Now Has Vegan Milk Chocolate Bars

Trader Joe’s Now Has Vegan Milk Chocolate Bars

Trader Joe's now has a vegan milk chocolate bar. The new "Organic Almond Beverage Chocolate Bar" is made with almond milk, a blend of almond flour and water. The ingredients are otherwise identical to a...

It’s Pumpkin Spice Season. Here’s How to Smell Like It

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice lattes are popping up on menus (still waiting on a vegan PSL, Starbucks) and snack aisles are becoming populated by all things pumpkin-y. And while we...
starbucks vegan whipped cream

Starbucks Now Has Vegan Whip for Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

Vegan whipped cream is coming to Starbucks UK just in time for Pumpkin Spice Latte season. It's been nearly a year since European Starbucks locations launched the limited-edition Phantom Frappuccino topped with a dollop of...
The X Best DIY Body Scrubs for Soft, Glowing Skin

The 7 Best DIY Vegan Body Scrubs for Soft, Glowing Skin

There's something satisfying about making your own sugar scrub. Maybe it's the fact that it channels the feeling of being a scientist in a lab. Or, on the opposite side of the spectrum, you...
What Is Monk Fruit, and How to Cook With It

What Is Monk Fruit, and How to Cook With It

Swapping granulated sugar with something healthier has become a lot easier in recent years. Once relegated to pink and blue packets of zero-calorie sweeteners at coffee bars, baking aisles are now populated by sugar...
video

THIS Is How MEAT Is Destroying The AMAZON

At 2.124 million square miles, the Amazon is the world’s biggest rainforest. Despite the Amazon’s significance, it is suffering from deforestation. Since 1978, over 289,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Amazon’s indigenous people used the basin for small scale cultivation. Today, cattle ranching is the biggest driver of land destruction in every Amazon country, accounting for 80% of deforestation rates. Let's take a closer look into why the Amazon is being destroyed and what the beef industry has to do with its rapid deforestation.
Here's the Complete Guide to Vegan Flavors at Yogurtland

Here’s the Complete Guide to Vegan Flavors at Yogurtland

Frozen yogurt is experiencing something of a renaissance. Pioneered by the chain TCBY in the midst of the low-fat trend the 1980s, the fro-yo space is now populated by chains like Pink Berry, Red...
Stockholm Fashion Week Bans Fur and Exotic Leather from Runways

Stockholm Fashion Week Bans Fur and Exotic Leather From Runways

In 2019, the biannual Stockholm Fashion Week was canceled due to "major challenges" in meeting demands for more sustainable and innovative clothing. The show made its return last week as a virtual event amid...
video

Why These 10 SCHOOLS Are DITCHING MEAT

Here are 10 schools that are ditching meat, to provide students with healthier and more sustainable plant-based options, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic has been traced back to a wild animal market, many schools believe that the upcoming school year is the perfect time to introduce more plant-based meals to students. As schools offer these new food options they are also supporting the end of animal agriculture, which is a huge contributor to climate change. Let’s take a look at these 10 schools and their sustainable efforts.
JUST Vegan Egg Company Announce Plans to IPO

JUST Vegan Egg Company Announce Plans to IPO

JUST, the startup behind the vegan JUST Egg, is considering an initial public offering (IPO). JUST CEO Josh Tetrick revealed for the first time last week that the company may possibly list. The entrepreneur believed...
23 Vegan Memes That'll Make You Say 'Same'

23 Vegan Memes That’ll Make You Say ‘Same’

It's uncanny how sometimes your mood is just best conveyed by a photo with text under it. Memes have a language of their own—one that's capable of encapsulating even complex thoughts and feelings in...
These Melty Vegan Cheese Shreds Will Make You Forget About Dairy

These Melty Vegan Cheese Shreds Will Make You Forget About Dairy

There’s nothing quite like the ooey-gooey pull of a fresh slice of pizza, the mouthwatering texture of the perfect grilled cheese, or that nicely crisped corner of baked pasta everyone fights over. Plant-based cheese...
Oat Milk Lattes Have Finally Arrived at Dunkin'

Oat Milk Lattes Have Finally Arrived at Dunkin’

Dunkin' has finally launched vegan oat milk lattes nationwide. The coffee and donut chain began offering the oat milk lattes in January at select California Dunkin' locations. It expanded its dairy-free options with HP Hood-owned oat...
video

10 MORE Vegan Celebs BEFORE and AFTER Going VEGAN

It seems like people have been increasingly embracing a vegan lifestyle recently, especially many celebrities who advocate for a plant-based diet. Lizzo is cooking up a vegan storm on TikTok. Jon Stewart now has a vegan farm animal sanctuary. Natalie Portman’s Instagram feed is a full-on plant-based cooking show. These individuals often notice significant changes since eating more plant-based foods. Watch to discover why these 11 celebrities went vegan and learn more about their experiences.
Mezes and More: 15 Vegan Mediterranean Recipes for Summer

Mezes and More: 15 Vegan Mediterranean Recipes for Summer

The Mediterranean diet, inspired by the eating habits of Greeks and Italians in the 1960s, is perfect for making the best of summer produce. It includes produce that's at its best when the weather...
Switzerland Just Got Its First Vegan Doughnut Shop

Switzerland Just Got Its First Vegan Donut Shop

Switzerland now has a vegan donut shop. Mystifry, which previously operated as a pop-up bakery, opened its brick-and-mortar location in the historic city of Basel earlier this summer. It was successfully crowdfunded in May, thanks...