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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.

How to Cook the Healthiest Legumes, Plus TK Vegan Recipes

How to Cook the Healthiest Legumes, Plus 11 Vegan Recipes

Legumes, a type of vegetable that includes beans, peas, and lentils, have been cultivated across many cultures for thousands of years. To this day, they are still among the healthiest foods you can eat,...
Germany Moves to Protect Slaughterhouse Workers From Abuse

Germany Moves to Protect Slaughterhouse Workers From Abuse

A new draft bill may protect slaughterhouse workers from abuse in Germany. Last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a draft bill that would ban the use of subcontractors and agency workers in the meat...
Trader Joe’s Is Now Selling Vegan Cheesecakes

Trader Joe’s Is Now Selling Vegan Cheesecakes

Trader Joe's now has vegan cheesecakes. The affordable supermarket chain recently launched "Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less 'Cheesecakes'" in the frozen dessert aisle. Each 8.04-ounce package comes with two cheesecakes. According to the company, the new dairy-free desserts...
13 More Celebrities Before and After Going Vegan

13 More Celebrities Before and After Going Vegan

Everyone is going vegan lately. Especially celebrities. Lizzo is cooking up a vegan storm on TikTok. Jon Stewart has a vegan farm animal sanctuary. Natalie Portman’s Instagram feed is a full-on plant-based cooking show....
These Vegan Hemp Chocolate Bars Are Packed With Plant Protein

These Vegan Hemp Chocolate Bars Are Packed With Plant Protein

What if your daily chocolate not only tasted good but was also good for you? Made from antioxidant-rich cacao, chocolate bars arguably should be a healthy treat. Sounds too good to be true, right? While...
The Impossible Burger Just Launched in 2,100 Walmart Stores

The Impossible Burger Just Launched in 2,100 Walmart Stores

The vegan Impossible Burger is launching in Walmart, the largest retailer in the world. Starting from today, the plant-based patty will be available in nearly 2,100 locations. "There’s no more important institution in retail food than...
Is Humane Organic Meat a Myth?

Is Humane Organic Meat a Myth?

In a sea of grocery store labels touting phrases like "Organic" and "Certified Humane," especially when coupled with pastoral photos of smiling farmers cradling their animals, it can feel like organic meat is the...

Vegan Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Reveals He Is Rapper XNDA

Vegan six-time Formula 1 racing champion Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he is rapper XNDA. Rumors that the British race car driver is also XNDA have been swirling since June 2018, when Grammy Award-winning pop...
Gay, Black, and Vegan: Meet New York’s Newest State Senator

Jabari Brisport Is the First Gay, Black Vegan to Win the New York Senate...

Jabari Brisport, a Democratic Socialist, social justice activist, and vegan, has declared victory in Brooklyn's 25th Senate District Democratic primary. The politician defeated Assemblymember Tremaine Wright by over 10,000 votes. The 32-year-old Brooklyn native is...
65 Healthiest Vegan Meals at Fast Food Restaurants

The 65 Healthiest Vegan Fast Food Meals

Once upon a time, fries and sad, bare salads were the only vegan options you could find at fast food chains. Those days are done. Today, even the top fast food chains offer plant-based...
Oat Milk Sales Soar 113% at Waitrose

Oat Milk Sales Soar 113% at Waitrose

Waitrose customers are in love with oat milk. According to the supermarket, sales recently increased by 113 percent. Data also show that online searches for "oat milk" rose by 210 percent while "barista" offerings are...
Oumph!’s Plant-Based Meat Is Now on the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Menu

Oumph!’s Plant-Based Meat Is Now on the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Menu

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort now serves vegan burgers and pulled meat made by multi-award-winning Swedish plant-based meat brand Oumph!. The Oumph! Burger and Pulled Oumph! are both available in selected dishes at The Tournament Tavern in...
Greta Thunberg Is Donating a €1 Million Award to Climate Charities

Greta Thunberg Is Donating a €1 Million Award to Climate Charities

Greta Thunberg is the recipient of an award for her work in environmental activism. The 17-year-old activist quickly announced that she would donate all €1 million of her prize money to climate charities. Thunberg won...
Veggie Pret's Bakery Counters Are Now All Vegan

Veggie Pret Bakery Counters Are Now All Vegan

Pret A Manger is launching vegan bakery cases at its Veggie Pret locations. Starting Tuesday, the popular UK-based grab-and-go chain will roll out "Veggie Pret's Vegan Bakery" counters at all ten of its vegetarian...
KFC Is Developing Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets in Russia

KFC Is Developing Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets in Russia

KFC is developing lab-grown chicken nuggets made from real animal cells and plant-based ingredients in Russia. The international fast-food chain partnered with Russian biotechnology company, 3D Printing Solutions, which produces bioprinters and materials for 3D...
A €50 Million Vegan Cheese Research Facility Is Opening in the Silicon Valley of Food

A €50 Million Vegan Cheese Research Facility Is Opening in the Silicon Valley of...

A €50 million facility dedicated to developing new vegan cheese, butter, and other dairy-free products is opening in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The city has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley" of food. The Upfield Group, parent...
KFC Is Launching Vegan Beyond Fried Chicken In 50 California Locations

KFC Is Launching Vegan Beyond Fried Chicken In 50 California Locations

(Updated July 17, 2020) | KFC is about to trial vegan fried chicken in Southern California. The test will take place in more than 50 locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and the...
Quinoa: Health Benefits and the TK Best Vegan Recipes to Try

Quinoa: Health Benefits and the 9 Best Vegan Recipes to Try

Quinoa may have only come into popularity in Western supermarkets over the past decade, but it has been cultivated in Peru and Bolivia for thousands of years. This tiny seed is known for being...
A&W Is Launching Vegan Chicken Nuggets

A&W Is Looking at Launching Vegan Nuggets Across Canada

A&W Canada may launch vegan chicken nuggets nationwide. The fast-food chain initially trialed vegan chicken nuggets for a limited time in British Columbia and Ontario last December. The test used plant-based nuggets made by Maple...
Einstein Bros. Just Launched Vegan Beyond Breakfast Sausages

Einstein Bros. Just Launched Vegan Beyond Breakfast Sausages

Einstein Bros. Bagels is trialing vegan Beyond Breakfast Sausages in Denver. For a limited time starting July 16, three select Denver stores will offer the Beyond Sausage Spicy Sunrise sandwich. The limited-time breakfast sandwich features...
Vegan Deli 'How On Earth' Is Devon’s First

Vegan Deli ‘How On Earth’ Is Devon’s First

Devon is getting its first vegan deli. How On Earth, a family-run business, will open in Exeter this week. The deli, originally a home business, was founded in 2017 by mother-daughter duo, Heidi and Chloe...