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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.

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International Wine Brand Launches New Vegan Range Right Down to the Labeling

Originally published March 22, 2019. Updated May 14, 2019. UK-born brand Proudly Vegan Wines is coming to the US. The brand, made by Broadland Wineries, launched in the UK in March 2018. According to the...
Sainsbury's Launches 3 New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Sainsbury’s Launches 3 New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Just in time for warmer weather, UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury's has launched its own range of vegan ice cream in three flavors. The new line, called Deliciously Free From, is made from a coconut oil base...
Plant Based Athlete Lewis Hamilton Looks to Hire a Vegan Chef

Plant-Based Athlete Lewis Hamilton Looks To Hire a Vegan Chef

Plant-based athlete Lewis Hamilton is on the lookout for a vegan chef to work for him. The four-time Formula One race car driver took to his Instagram story yesterday, calling upon his followers for suggestions....
Beyond Meat Has Just Sold More Than 11 Million Vegan Beyond Burgers

Beyond Meat Has Just Sold More Than 11 Million Vegan Beyond Burgers

Vegan meat producer Beyond Meat, has just announced that it’s sold more than 11 million Beyond Burgers since launching in 2016. The Beyond Burger is the very first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, “bleeds,”...
Actress Mayim Bialik Praises 'Life Changing' Vegan Documentary 'Eating You Alive'

Actress Mayim Bialik Praises ‘Life Changing’ Vegan Documentary ‘Eating You Alive’

“Big Bang Theory” star and longtime vegan activist, Mayim Bialik, recently gave high praise to the upcoming vegan documentary “Eating You Alive.” “This documentary truly changed my life and health,” Bialik said in a...
DC Gets New Vegan Street Food-Inspired Restaurant

DC Gets New Vegan Street Food-Inspired Restaurant

Fancy Radish, a new vegan restaurant, is set to open later this week in Washington D.C. The concept comes from husband-and-wife duo Kate Jacoby and Richard Landau, creators of famed Philadelphia restaurants Vedge and...
Vegan Food Delivery Orders Are Trending in Ireland

Landmark NYC Pizzeria Debuts Vegan Cheese Slice Made From Sunflower Seeds

NY Pizza Suprema, a long-standing, family-owned pizzeria located in the heart of Manhattan, now offers vegan pizza by the slice or as a whole pie. The pizza is topped with a vegan organic sunflower...
'The End of Animal Farming' Author Jacy Reese Explains Why Factory Farming Will Be Obsolete By 2100

Why Factory Farming Animals for Food Will Disappear In 80 Years

Food production is beginning to evolve beyond reliance on animal products. A new wave of realistic plant-based meat is capturing the interest of mainstream consumers. We are also at the advent of clean meat,...
Are Foods That ‘May Contain Traces’ of Animal Products Vegan?

Are Foods That ‘May Contain Traces’ of Animal Products Vegan?

Updated October 21, 2019. | Picture the following scenario. You’re shopping for vegan groceries and you pick up a bar of dark chocolate. Before adding it to your cart, you flip it over and...

This Parasitic Tick Will Make You Allergic to Meat

Updated July 1, 2019. The Lone Star tick, or Amblyomma americanum, has bitten hundreds, making them allergic to meat -- and its population is on the rise. Tick Bites = Meat Allergy? According to Wired, just...
13 Luxury Vegan Leather Brands for Bag and Shoe Lovers

13 Luxury Vegan Leather Brands for Bag and Shoe Lovers

Animal-free leather is easier to find than ever before. Long gone are the days of relying on rubbery pleather fashion for vegan-friendly alternatives to closet staples. The Rise of the Vegan Leather Alternative Recent data from...