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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.

160-Year-Old Maori Meeting Ground in New Zealand is Going Vegan to Improve Community Health

160-Year-Old Maori Marae in New Zealand is Going Vegan to Improve Community Health

New Zealand's largest Maori meeting ground is transitioning to a vegan diet. As reported by TVNZ, the Maori residents of the Turangawaewae marae (the word for "meeting ground" in the native Te Reo language) in...
26 Must-Haves From Miley Cyrus's New Vegan Converse Collection

26 Must-Haves From Miley Cyrus’s New Vegan Converse Collection

The moment is finally here—the new vegan Converse x Miley Cyrus Collection has finally dropped. Miley announced the collaboration with the iconic shoe brand Converse late last year, teasing that the collection would contain lots of...
City of Barcelona Bans Exhibition and Breeding of Captive Dolphins

City of Barcelona Bans Exhibition and Breeding of Captive Dolphins

In a victory for dolphins, the city of Barcelona has announced an official ban on captive cetaceans, encompassing dolphin exhibits at aquariums and captive breeding facilities. Reported by El Periodico, the move was supported by the...

Kroger Launches Nationwide Vegan Recipe Contest

Kroger, the nation's largest supermarket chain, has launched a vegan recipe contest in order to raise consumer awareness about plant-based food. The contest was announced in Live Naturally, a Kroger-exclusive magazine centered around organic eating...

Prince Harry is Being ‘Weaned Off Meat’ With Meghan Markle’s Mostly Vegan Diet, Sources...

Prince Harry has been put on a strict diet and exercise regimen similar to fiancé Meghan Markle's diet in order to lose weight for the upcoming Royal Wedding. An anonymous source told The Daily Mail...
Hong Kong Chef Says Vegan Impossible Burger Is ‘Not a Replacement — It’s Just Another Meat'

Hong Kong Chef Says Vegan Impossible Burger is ‘Not a Replacement — It’s Just...

It has been over a week since the vegan Impossible Burger made its international debut in Hong Kong and chefs already believe in its potential to change our food system. As reported by the South China...
Meat and Cheese Company Partners With Vegan Brand to Create More Plant-Based Food

Meat and Cheese Company Partners With Vegan Brand to Create More Plant-Based Food

Dublin-based food company Kerry Group, a world leader in the global food industry, has formed a joint venture with Korys. Korys owns the Dutch plant-based meat company, Ojah. According to a press release, Kerry Group is...
Tofurky Founder Dines on McDonald’s McVegan Burger

Tofurky Founder Dines on McDonald’s McVegan Burger and Praises Finland for Vegan Options

Seth Tibbott, Tofurky founder and creator of the popular vegan holiday feast, recently tried the McVegan -- the vegan burger released by McDonald's in Finland and Sweden on a recent trip to Europe. "Never thought I would...

TripAdvisor Stops Selling Tickets to Shows That Use Wild Animals as Entertainment

Updated October 2, 2019. US-based travel and restaurant company TripAdvisor is the latest to cut ties with SeaWorld. The move is an extension of its animal welfare policy. Last year, it announced that along with...
Meat and Dairy Consumption Must Be Reduced to Stop Climate Change, Say European Scientists

Meat and Dairy Consumption Must Be Reduced to Stop Climate Change, Say European Scientists

A new report released by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) says that meat and dairy consumption must be reduced in order to create a more sustainable food system. The report, titled "Opportunities and...
Vegan Comedian and Director of 'Carnage' Simon Amstell to Headline UK Vegan Camp Out 2018

Vegan ‘Carnage’ Director and Comedian Simon Amstell Headlining UK’s Vegan Camp Out

UK Vegan Camp Out, the largest outdoor vegan festival in the country, is set to return for its second annual festival this August. The event will feature a lineup of activities, vegan food vendors,...

New Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Hummus Launched by Sabra

Hummus just got an upgrade. Sabra Dipping Company, a prominent US-based hummus and dip brand, has just debuted a new flavor: Sweet & Smoky BBQ Hummus with Jackfruit and Smoked Paprika. The new flavor features Sabra's...
Vegan Food System Boosted by $8.7 Trillion in Sustainable Investments

Vegan Food System Boosted By $8.7 Trillion in Sustainable Investments

A number of highly influential investors are injecting significant revenue into the plant-based and clean meat food tech spaces, leading to a transformation in the vegan food system. Bill Gates has invested in lab-grown meat...
I’m Vegan and I’m Really Going to Miss Anthony Bourdain

If Vegan Impossible Burgers Can Feed ‘More’ People, Chef Anthony Bourdain Says He’s ‘All...

Chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain got candid about his feelings on the vegan Impossible Burger. In a recent interview with Eater,  Bourdain discussed the upcoming season 11 premiere of his five-time Emmy award-winning...
Vegan Nondairy Brand Launches New Almond-Cashew Milk in Recycled Plant-Based Bottles

Danone North America Says Vegan Food Sales Responsible for Recent Revenue Boost

Danone North America, the US division of the multinational France-based food corporation, Danone, reported that a good portion of its first-quarter revenue can be attributed to increased sales of vegan products. In its 2018 First-Quarter Sales report, Danone...
Lawmakers Aim to Ban Processed Meat From All NYC Public Schools

Meatless Monday Campaign Heading to 95 Northeast School Districts

Schools in the northeastern United States will soon have more vegan and vegetarian lunch options, thanks to a partnership with major food management service company (FMSC), Whitsons Culinary Group. In a press release, the company announced...
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Vegan ‘Babe’ Actor James Cromwell Appears in Animal Rights Advertisement

Academy Award-nominated vegan actor James Cromwell, who played the farmer in the 1995 movie "Babe," has appeared in a new public service announcement for animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of...
California Gets 600,000 Signatures for Landmark Farm Animal Protection Ballot

600,000 Californians Succeed in Placing Historic Farm Animal Protection Legislation on Ballot

In a landmark victory for animals, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has gathered more than 600,000  signatures in California for the Prevent Cruelty California measure, nearly double the 365,000 signatures needed...
Obesity and Diabetes Cause 800,000 Cases of Cancer a Year, Study Finds

Doctors Urge UK to Ban Fast-Food Restaurants From School Zones

In an effort to combat childhood obesity, doctors in the UK hope to see fast-food restaurants banned from within 400 meters of every public school in the country. Reported by The Telegraph, the measure is...
Kevin Smith is 'Healthier Than He's Ever Been' After Heart Attack Thanks to New Vegan Diet

Kevin Smith is ‘Healthier Than He’s Ever Been’ Thanks to New Vegan Diet

Filmmaker Kevin Smith is doing better than ever after experiencing a heart attack in February, according to his daughter Harley Quinn Smith. The young actress and vegan informed the media that her father's newfound...

Vegan Celebrity Kat Von D Urges for Protection of Endangered Marine Species, Vaquita

Celebrity tattoo artist, makeup artist, entrepreneur, and vegan activist Kat Von D took to Instagram today, urging her 6.5 million followers to pay attention to the vaquita, a porpoise species that is critically endangered, largely...