Vegetarian actor and comedian Ricky Gervais was recently awarded for standing up against trophy hunting by animal protection group The Humane Society International (HSI). The Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning celeb received the first ever “Cecil Award,” which was created to commemorate Cecil, a well-known Zimbabwean lion killed in 2015 by an American trophy hunter. In […]
Meat-heavy Boston-based restaurant Saus has opened its first veg location following customer demand for vegan-friendly poutine. The new eatery, located in Somerville’s Bow Market, is moving away from the original location’s focus on fried chicken and pork belly with a 100 percent vegetarian menu. The new menu replicates the classic dishes served at the meat restaurant […]
Harper Wilde, the LA-based Warby Parker of underwear, has launched a vegan silk-free bra range which champions feminism. The Notorious RBG Edition of the brand’s Base Bra features a famous quote by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Embroidered on the side of the bra, the words “When there are nine,” denote when Ginsburg […]
Four major international airlines are fighting to stop the transportation of lab-research animals, urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to oppose a request from a leading biomedical research advocacy organization to order the airlines to carry nonhuman primates and other animals to research facilities around the world. The National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) filed the complaint against […]
Astrology – a system of horoscopes which purport to explain how positions of the sun, moon, and other celestial objects affect our personalities and the events in our life – can be the perfect fodder for gift-giving. Find that finicky Cancer, brainy Pisces, or quirky Aquarius the perfect gift of astrological proportions. 1. Zodiac Soy […]
Washington D.C. is set to become the first U.S. state to require meat-free lunch options in educational institutions. According to international environmental network Friends of the Earth, the Council of the District of Columbia has unanimously voted to increase healthy, plant-forward meal options for students. If signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Healthy Students Amendment Act will necessitate […]
Finnish burger chain Bun2Bun is ditching the animal products and introducing an exclusively vegan menu in a bid to do its part for the environment. Launching this week in Helsinki with three locations, Bun2Bun is now the nation’s first-ever vegan burger chain. The company has operated since spring, serving meat-based patties; speaking to News Now […]
Bananas are being used to create eco-friendly vegan silk. Fabric made from the stalks of banana plants loved for its natural sheen and ability to mimic traditional silk has been used in Japanese and Southeast Asian cultures since the 13th century. Versatile, banana fibre is even used for other fabrics, owing to the differentiating qualities […]
The German government has invested $780,000 in a research project aimed at making the texture of vegan meat more “realistic.” The project, named “Texturing Mechanisms in the Wet Extrusion of Soy and Pea Protein,” will be conducted by researchers at Germany’s TU Berlin and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and investigate what gives animal-based meat […]
The popular beer company Corona is to become the first global brand to trial fully plastic-free six-pack can rings. According to Beverage Daily, Corona is set to trial rings made from plant-based, biodegradable fibers. Made from a combination of compostable materials and by-product waste, the rings will break down into organic material once discarded, posing no threat […]
Vegan filmmaker Kevin Smith and his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, are now the namesakes for rescue lambs at Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s first shelter for rescued farm animals. Via Instagram, Smith shared an image of the lambs and wrote, “Meet Kevin, Harley and Quinn!” The news follows this Thanksgiving, when the “Clerks” creator appeared alongside his daughter in a PSA for Farm Sanctuary. Urging […]
Israeli food tech company InnovoPro has become the first in the world to create 70 percent chickpea protein concentrate. The business raised $4.25 million to make vegan pudding and other products out of chickpeas. Bolstered by investors including Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail company, supermarket chain, and employer, as well as ID Capital, an advisory company which invests in […]
The Roddenberry Foundation, inspired by the late “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, awarded $250,000 to the vegan startup Green Monday for converting 1.6 million Hong Kong residents to a plant-based diet. The Roddenberry Foundation launched in 2010 to “drive social change;” this year’s Roddenberry Prize awards, funded by the Roddenberry estate, spotlighted how female education, women’s rights, reducing food waste, and consuming […]
2018 has been a successful year for veganism, with plant-based diets influencing supermarket shelves, restaurant menus, legislation, and reportedly even baby names. BabyCenter, the world’s number one digital parenting resource, recently released this year’s Top 100 Baby Names. Based on its findings, healthy vegan food is one of the hottest trends for baby names. “As fast food […]
Newcastle, formally known as Newcastle upon Tyne, is a popular city in the North East of England. Famous for its football club, its Great North Run annual half marathon, the loveable Geordie accent, and array of pubs and eateries along the River Tyne, it’s a must-visit destination if you want a real taste of Britain […]
Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety recently announced a five-point plan to reduce the nation’s plastic waste. Svenja Schulze, the Environment Minister, said in a statement, “We produce far too much in our consumer and throwaway society.” She added, “With these measures, we are reversing the trend in the use of plastics.” […]
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the world’s most populous metropolis. Known for its bustling city streets, tech-savvy inventions, and unique cuisine, Tokyo is on many traveller’s bucket lists. However, navigating a notoriously-seafood-loving city might seem daunting for an animal-loving holiday-goer. While Tokyo itself is the location of the Machida Squirrel Garden, which homes […]
Leading UK supermarket chain Morrisons is offering a vegan version of Christmas pigs-in-blankets this year with its Veggies in Blankets. The product features a “blend of tomato, potato, mushroom and basil” wrapped in aubergine, and offer a more sustainable and healthy alternative to pigs-in-blankets. Tesco recently found that Brits prefer Brussels sprouts to the traditional, red meat Christmas food which involves […]