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UN Encourages Investors to Cash In On Plant-Based Food

United Nations-backed organization Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)—an independent network bringing sustainability into investment practices—is urging investors to back plant-based products. In a new PRI...

Green Party Urges Switzerland to Subsidize Vegetables

Switzerland's Green Liberal Party is urging the country to subsidize vegetables instead of meat. Plant-based diets are steadily growing in popularity in Switzerland, according to...

This Company Is Making Probiotic-Cultured Cream Cheese From Nuts

A toasted bagel with cream cheese is a quintessential breakfast staple. And for all the dairy-free eaters out there, spreadable vegan cream cheese options...

Why Struggling Dairy Farmers Are Transitioning to Vegan Milk Production

The dairy industry is on the decline. Across the country, more than 3,200 dairy farms closed in 2019. In 2018, nearly 3,000 farms shut...

This Man Was a Lamb Farmer for 47 Years, Now He Wants to End the Industry

A farmer of 47 years performed an unprecedented animal rescue and swapped animal farming for vegetables. In a story reported by the BBC last...

Why 99-Cent Chicken Is Going to Be a Thing of the Past

The coronavirus outbreak has hit the meat industry hard. In the short term, this will cause meat prices to rise. But it could have...

Dunkin’ Confirms It’s Working On a Vegan Donut

Vegan donuts may soon be coming to Dunkin'. The international coffee and donut chain's CEO, David Hoffmann, made the announcement at a recent company shareholder's...

This Vegan Taqueria Is Using a Robot for Contactless Delivery

Vegan taqueria El Palote Panaderia has taken contact-free delivery to a whole new level. During the pandemic, the Dallas-based eatery is serving its signature...

Scientists Just Made Microplastic From Beyond Meat’s Hero Ingredient

The University of Cambridge found a way to potentially solve the microplastic problem using Beyond Meat’s hero ingredient: plant-based pea protein. California-based vegan meat brand...

A Vegan Hotel With a Rooftop Terrace Is Opening In England

Margate, a seaside town on England's southeast coast, is getting a vegan hotel fit with a restaurant and a rooftop terrace. The owner, Paul Blayne,...

CNBC’s Jim Cramer Urges People to Invest in Vegan Meat

(Updated May 13, 2020) Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and a former hedge fund manager, says that investors should not ignore the...

IKEA Just Shared Its Garden Sphere Design for Free

Blueprints for IKEA's Garden Sphere are available for free download, distribution, and reuse. The product design allows any users to feed an entire street,...
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COVID-19 Infections At Meat Plants Nearly Double National Rates

Coronavirus infection rates at meat processing plants and slaughterhouses are nearly double the national average, Bloomberg reports. Some of the nation's largest meat processing facilities,...

COVID-19 May Cost the Meat Industry Nearly $14 Billion

(Updated May 11, 2020) | The COVID-19 pandemic could cost the meat industry billions of dollars in economic damages, according to a new study. The...

Eat Vegan Food All By Yourself At This Swedish Restaurant for One

You can now enjoy a sit-down dinner in a meadow in Sweden while adhering to social distancing guidelines in place during the coronavirus pandemic....

‘COVID-Proof’ Vegan Vending Machines Are Launching In the Netherlands

(Updated May 7, 2020) | Amsterdam-based food delivery service Vegan Masters is set to launch COVID-proof, contactless vegan vending machines in the Netherlands. The company's...

Wildlife Killing Contests Are Now Banned In Colorado

Colorado has officially ended its wildlife killing contests. Wildlife killing contests are organized events in which participants compete to kill animals—often getting prizes for slaughtering...

Pork Production Just Dropped 50% As Coronavirus Spreads

Tyson Foods—one of the world's largest meat companies—has revealed pork production in the U.S. had dropped a staggering 50 percent due to the coronavirus...

Where’s the Beef? Not at Wendy’s

Fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s is facing major beef shortages amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Nearly one in five of the chain's restaurants is not serving...

This Company Just Raised $8 Million to Make Seafood From Chickpeas

Plant-based meat manufacturer Growthwell Foods just announced it raised $8 million to make seafood from chickpeas. The Singapore-based firm plans to invest in Israeli food-tech...

The Top 11 Plant-Based News Stories for April

In contrast to the painstakingly slow crawl that was March, April felt like it was half as long as it should be. But, with...

Brooks Brothers Just Banned Exotic Animal Skins

Popular men's clothing brand Brooks Brothers is ditching exotic animal skins. The retailer says it will no longer sell products that are made from...

Elephants Are ‘Meat’ Under Proposed South Africa Legislation

Proposed South African legislation categorizes threatened and vulnerable species including elephants, rhinoceros, and giraffe as meat. South African citizens were invited to comment on...

A Fully Vegan Hotel Is Opening In Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece, is getting its very first fully vegan hotel. Koukoumi Hotel is set to open in Ano Mera—a quaint village located in Mykonos—this...

There’s a New Healthy, High Protein Vegan Meat Designed for Flexitarians

Consumers are becoming increasingly more aware of how their food choices impact the environment and their health.  Research shows the consumption of animal products, like...

Meat Producers at Risk As Trump Keeps Plants Open During COVID-19

(Updated April 29, 2020) | Meat processing plant workers are pushing back at President Donald Trump's executive order to remain open during the novel...

Smithfield Hit With Lawsuit for Failing to Protect Pork Factory Workers From COVID-19

Pork giant Smithfield is facing a lawsuit over its failure to protect meat plant workers from coronavirus. Together with the Rural Community Workers Alliance, an...

Tyson Shuts Down Largest Pork Factory Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

(Updated April 27, 2020) | Tyson Foods just announced it has closed its largest pork processing factory indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak. The closure of...

Canada Goose Is Ditching Virgin Fur For Good

Luxury parka brand Canada Goose is ditching virgin fur. The brand included the new policy in its sustainability impact strategy report. The report, published Wednesday,...

5 Vegan Meat Products Just Launched In Starbucks China

El Segundo, Calif., based Beyond Meat will make its long-anticipated debut in China this Wednesday in a partnership with Starbucks. The new lunch menu...

Cargill Shuts Meatpacking Facility After COVID-19 Infects 350 Workers

Cargill Ltd. will temporarily shut down its beef plant located in High River, Alberta. The closure comes after more than 350 workers tested positive...

Scientists Have Created Enzymes That Will Eat Your Plastic Waste for Breakfast

Scientists have created a mutant bacterial enzyme that can break down plastic bottles to be recycled in a matter of hours. Carbios, a green chemistry...

Trump Approves $16 Billion Coronavirus Bailout for Meat and Dairy

The Trump administration just announced a multi-billion dollar bailout for the meat and dairy industries. It plans on buying nearly $16 billion worth of...

The Meat Industry Kills In More Ways Than You Think

The meat industry is dangerous. It kills animals and people in more ways than you might think. Industrialized or "factory farming" can cause pollution,...

Abu Dhabi Invests $100 Million In a Plant-Based Indoor Farm

Due to a lack of arable land, high temperatures, and increasing water scarcity, the government of Abu Dhabi—the capital and second-most populous city in...

Government Councils Around the World Are Ditching Meat, Here’s Why

In the UK and around the world, councils promote vegan diets to improve health and mitigate climate change. Some councils exclusively offer vegan food...

You Can Get COVID-Friendly Vegan Chocolate Easter Bunnies

You can now purchase COVID-friendly, vegan chocolate Easter bunnies. Vegan Treats, a vegan bakery located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, now sells the coronavirus-inspired chocolate Easter...

Richmond May Be Launching Vegan Chicken, Ham, and Mince

Rumor has it Ireland-based food company Kerry Foods is set to launch vegan chicken fillets, ham, and mince under its Richmond brand. Popular Instagram account...

Tobacco Is Being Used to Bioengineer a Coronavirus Vaccine

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco (BAT) is using tobacco to bioengineer a plant-based coronavirus vaccine. BAT's U.S. biotech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), is developing a...

Vegan Leather Market Will Be Worth $89 Billion By 2025

A new report says the vegan leather market will be worth $89.6 billion by 2025. According to the study by Infinium Global Research, the vegan...

Vegan Meat Sales In the UK Just Grew to More Than £816 Million

Meatless food sales have soared by 40 percent in the U.K. from 2014 to 2019, says a new report from Mintel. The report revealed the...

Starbucks May Finally Eliminate Vegan Milk Upcharges

Starbucks has responded to demands to eliminate upcharges on vegan milk. International animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which purchased...