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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 Seafood Company to Launch Shrimp Made From Algae in Restaurants Across U.S.

Vegan Shrimp Tacos From New Wave Foods Now Available at Angela Means’ Jackfruit Cafe...

The plant-based seafood company, New Wave Foods,' vegan shrimp are now being served at the Jackfruit Cafe, a mobile food truck owned by actor-turned-plant-based-chef Angela Means. The cafe announced the collaboration between the two woman-owned businesses on Instagram: "@jfcmobile is...
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Stars in New Forks Over Knives Documentary ‘Reversing Diabetes...

Vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was featured in a new mini-documentary series produced by Forks Over Knives, an online platform that promotes the health benefits of a plant-based diet based on the 2011 documentary...
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Former Worldwide President at L’Oreal Launches Orveda Cruelty-Free and Vegan Luxury Skincare Brand

Sue Nabi, former worldwide president for international beauty brand giants L'Oreal and Lancôme, began her long career in the industry in 1993 as a sales representative. 25 years later, the beauty industry expert is the...
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‘Don’t Eat the Homies’ – The Vegan Clothing Brand For Punks Who Want Justice

New vegan punk-inspired apparel line "Don't Eat the Homies" (DETH) was launched earlier this week. Co-founded by Jordyn Weekly and Enrique Sanchez-Rivera, the Venice, Calif.-based brand hopes to inspire others to embrace a compassionate, meat-free lifestyle through its...
These 11 Vegan Celebrities Are Speaking Up for Black Lives Matter

Vegan Celeb Natalie Portman Honors Jewish Animal Rights Author Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Legacy in...

Acadamy Award-winning actor and vegan activist Natalie Portman starred in a new video to honor the legacy of animal rights advocate Isaac Bashevis Singer, an acclaimed Polish-born Jewish writer who won the Nobel Prize for...
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Cellular Agriculture Company Mosa Meat Raises $8.8 Million to Bring Lab-Grown Meat to Market

Netherlands-based food tech company Mosa Meat has raised $8.8 million as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The funding will aid the company in its effort to launch its clean meat beef burgers to market by 2021....
VegOut! Festival Portland to Feature Over 100 Vegan Vendors

VegOut! Festival Portland to Feature Over 100 Vegan Vendors

  Portland's first-ever VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival gets underway later this month. The event, taking place July 21-22, will welcome over 100 vendors, offering a variety of plant-based foods, vegan-friendly clothing, handmade cruelty-free cosmetics,...
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Wrestling Champion Celeste Bonin AKA Kaitlyn Says Eating Vegan Helped Her Get Fit For...

Former WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Divas Champion Kaitlyn, also known by her real name Celeste Bonin, has gone vegan. The former titleholder took to Instagram last month to announce her new diet and show off...
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Vegan LGBTQIA+ Float Sends Compassionate Message to Humans and Animals at Tel Aviv Pride

A vegan-themed truck claiming to be the "first vegan truck in the world" made an appearance at this year's Tel Aviv Pride Parade in June. The truck was the creation of Unicat, a local...
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Vegan Saudi Prince Khaled Alwaleed Invests to Protect Jordan’s Service Animals, Introducing Electric Cars

Vegan Saudi Arabian Prince Khaled Alwaleed signed a memo earlier this week in support of improved conditions for service animals used to pull carriages in the historical city of Petra, Jordan. In addition to ensuring improved...
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Organic Juice Brand Suja Launches Dairy-Free Pea Protein Milk

Southern California-based organic cold-pressed Juice Brand, Suja, has ventured into the vegan milk market with the debut of its pea protein milk range. While Suja is best known for its organic, cold-pressed juice, "wellness shots," and kombucha,...
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Venture Capital Firms Are Investing in Vegan Brands That Disrupt the Food Industry

Food and beverage startups are increasingly attracting investments from venture capital firms, according to a recent article from Food Business News. Though the food start-up space is not entirely dominated by vegan brands, the trend...
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Vegan Skincare Brand Herbivore Launches ‘Prism Glow Potion’, Donates Proceeds to LGBTQIA+ Causes

Cruelty-free and vegan natural beauty brand Herbivore has launched a new botanical skincare serum that promises to refresh skin using only natural ingredients. Called the "Prism Glow Potion," the Seattle-based brand's latest vegan beauty product is a...
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Domino’s U.S. Bombarded With Requests for Vegan Cheese

On Tuesday, July 10, Domino's Pizza put out a post in celebration of the Chick-Fil-A-created food holiday, Cow Appreciation Day. In the tweet, the company posted a photo of its classic cheese pizza and...
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UK Pub Chain All Bar One Adds 4 Vegan Options to the Menu Due...

U.K.-based pub chain All Bar One has added four vegan options to the menu in its more than 50 locations across the region. "Gone are the days when healthy eating meant torturing yourself with a boring...
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Primark’s Own-Brand Cosmetics Line ‘PS…’ Is Now Cruelty-Free

International retailer Primark has announced that cosmetics in its own-range brand of beauty products, "PS..." will no longer be tested on animals. "We are proud to announce that own-brand cosmetics at Primark have been awarded...
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Animal Rights Documentary ‘Dominion’ Premiere Sells Out in Beijing, China

Tickets to the Chinese premiere of the animal rights documentary "Dominion" have sold out well in advance of the film's screening. "Dominion" will be released in China for the first time on July 22 at the...
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Vegan Cafe Smorl’s Houmous, Falafel, & Salad Bar Takes Over Former Brighton Butcher Shop

Brighton-based vegan restaurant, Smorl's Houmous, Falafel, & Salad Bar, has taken over a space previously occupied by a butcher shop. "In a rather symbolic turn of events, a former butchers shop in Brighton’s Open Market is now...

Umami Burger Launches 2-Year Partnership With Vegan Impossible Burger

Gourmet burger chain Umami Burger has announced a two-year partnership with plant-based meat company Impossible Foods. As part of the new deal, the California-based company's flagship product, the Impossible Burger, will be the only plant-based burger served...
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Major UK Sandwich Brand Urban Eat Launches 3 New Vegan Cheese Sandwiches

The UK's leading sandwich and food-to-go provider, Urban Eat, has extended its range of vegan sandwiches to include five new offerings, three of which are made with a generous serving of vegan cheese. The company...
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Plant-Based Products Increased By 62% in 4 Years, Says New Report

Plant-based products are on the rise across the globe, according to new data from leading food and beverage market research firm, Innova Market Insights. The report revealed that the number of products referencing "plant-based" ingredients...