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Versace Has Banned Kangaroo Skin

Italian luxury label Versace has banned kangaroo skin. The fashion house previously used kangaroo skin in its luxury leather collection. However, following pressure from the...

The World’s Largest Meat Producer Just Launched a Lab for Vegan Meat

JBS, the world's largest meat producer, has launched a vegan meat lab. The Brazilian company is producing plant-based proteins at the Incredible Lab—which is managed...

Another Dairy Giant Just Filed for Bankruptcy

Borden Dairy Co. has filed for bankruptcy. The 164-year-old company is the second major milk producer in the U.S. to do so in the...

Greggs Is Paying £7M to Employees Thanks to the Vegan Sausage Roll

Greggs is paying £7 million to its employees following the success of its vegan sausage roll in 2019. According to the chain, the "huge popularity"...

Why Nestlé May Soon Be the Biggest Name In Vegan Meat

Nestlé is selling the majority of its stake in German sausage brand, Herta Charcuterie, in favor of strengthening its focus on non-meat products. The...

UK Beef and Pork Sales Dropped £185 Million Last Year

The demand for red meat in the UK is falling. According to recent research, sales in the category fell £185 million last year. According to...

The Golden Globes Go Vegan for the Environment

The Golden Globes Awards ceremony is going vegan -- for this year's event, at least. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Thursday...

Your Most-Loved Vegan Stories of 2019

It feels like we were ringing in the new year just a few months ago but 2019 is already over. And what a year...

Why Bloomberg’s Cafeterias Are Going Heavy on the Vegan Options

Bloomberg has pledged to serve more vegan food in a bid to reduce its environmental impact. The media giant served 429 tons of food in...

These are the Top 10 Vegan Food Trends for 2020

2019 was a big year for vegan food. We saw the rise of plant-based menu items in major restaurants including McDonald’s, Burger King, and...

Nestlé Will No Longer Produce Dairy Ice Cream in the U.S.

Swiss food giant Nestlé will no longer produce dairy ice cream in the U.S. The world's largest food and drink company has sold off its...

Computerized Hearts Are 20% More Effective Than Testing on Animals

(Updated December 17, 2019) | According to researchers, computerized hearts are 20 percent more effective than testing on animals. Ethical, cost-effective alternatives such as...
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2 Wisconsin Dairy Farms Go Out Of Business a Day Now

In Wisconsin, two dairy farms go out of business per day. The Midwestern state produces more dairy than any other and is leading the nation...

IKEA Is Investing $220 Million to Become Climate Positive

IKEA is investing more than $220 million in an effort to become "climate positive." The international home furnishings retail giant announced earlier this month that...

This Hedge Fund Billionaire Is Leading a Climate Revolution

Christopher Hohn, a billionaire hedge fund manager, has warned against companies that are not doing their part to address climate change. Hohn is the founder...

How Silicon Valley Is About to Disrupt Big Meat

Mountain View, the Silicon Valley home of Google, signed a citywide Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) that could disrupt Big Meat. The Californian city's new SAP...

How a Cancer Diagnosis Created a Best-Selling Vegan Snack Bar

This is how a cancer diagnosis turned into a mission of spreading the power of a plant-based lifestyle.  One in eight women is diagnosed with...

Unilever’s New €85M Innovation Centre to Develop Vegan Food

Unilever's new €85M Innovation Centre will develop vegan food. The British-Dutch multinational wants to use the center to create sustainable and nutritious food. And the...

What the Pet Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

The number of households that include a four-legged, furry friend (or several) is at an all-time high. A whopping 68 percent of U.S. households...

Why Sweden Is Terrified of Oat Milk

The dairy industry in Sweden is struggling to accept the fact that people like oat milk. Vegan milk brands like Oatly are quickly becoming...

80% of the Top Meat Producers Are Now Making Vegan Food

Most of the top meat producers in the United States are exploring plant-based protein. Eight of the top 10 processors -- including JBS, Tyson,...

Why Restaurants are Losing Out on the $13 Billion Vegan Food Industry

Over the past few years, mainstream restaurants have embraced the next generation of realistic plant-based meat. According to the Plant Based Foods Association --...

Jaguar Puts Faux Leather Interiors In the New I-PACE EV

 Jaguar added faux leather interiors to its new I-PACE EV for a holiday campaign. The car manufacturer teamed up with Jonathan Scott -- a Canadian...

60% of Scottish Dairy Farmers Say Industry Is In Full Decline

Most of Scotland's dairy farmers believe the industry is suffering. A recent survey found that 60 percent of Scottish dairy farmers are "not so...

5 Vegan Companies Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban Invested In

American businessman Mark Cuban has been a regular on ABC's reality series "Shark Tank" -- where entrepreneurs pitch their business to a panel of...

Canada Just Permanently Shut Down 3 Slaughterhouses

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has closed three major slaughterhouses following an E. coli outbreak. Activists have also accused the Toronto-based meatpackers of cruelty...

Volkswagen’s Space Vizzion Will Have All-Vegan Interiors

Volkswagen just debuted its Space Vizzion Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The electric car boasts a vegan leather interior. The Space Vizzion Concept...

The Top 11 Plant-Based News Stories for November

November has come and gone away. Now that we're in the last month of the year (already??), it's time to look back at the...

NYC Just Opened the Nation’s First ‘Office of Animal Welfare’

New York City will open an "Office of Animal Welfare." This makes it the nation's first city to have a dedicated office for animal...

This Farmer Started Growing Hemp Instead of Killing Chickens

Former chicken farmer Mike Weaver is growing hemp instead of killing animals. Weaver is part of Mercy For Animals' new Transfarmation Project, which helps farm...

This Vegan Investor Wants to Save 1 Billion Animals Before He Dies

The fishing industry is responsible for huge amounts of damage to the oceans. Overfishing not only impacts fish populations, but larger cetaceans often end...

This Photographer Is Exposing Canada’s Fur Industry

A new film aims to unearth the secrets of Canada's fur trade. "The Farm In My Backyard" holds a magnifying glass to the environmental...

Beef Is Banned From the Salesforce Conference

San Francisco-based software company Salesforce has banned beef from its Dreamforce conference. The mega-event, which brings together 171,000 people for four days, celebrates "trailblazers...

How to Start a Vegan Business With a Limited Budget

The world of vegan businesses is booming. From “bleeding” burgers to dairy-free cheese to cruelty-free skincare, there are new plant-based products gracing supermarket shelves,...

This Former Cattle Rancher Now Runs a Vegan Animal Sanctuary

Third-generation Canadian farmer Mike Lanigan stopped sending animals to slaughter three years ago and turned his land into a vegan sanctuary. Located in Ontario, Farmhouse...

Wild Animal Circuses Banned in Paris

Paris will ban circuses that use wild animals as entertainment from performing in the city. The Council of Paris adopted a resolution this week that...

Burger King Adds 3 New Impossible Burgers

Burger King is trialing three new burgers featuring Impossible Foods' vegan meat patty. Burger King announced on Monday that it is adding Impossible Burgers to...

America’s Largest Milk Producer Files for Bankruptcy

Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer, has filed for bankruptcy. Dean Foods announced on Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Food...

Vegan Pork Rinds Snag $250K From Mark Cuban on ‘Shark Tank’

Vegetarian billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban has invested in Snacklins, a vegan pork rind brand. Described as a "delicious, guilt-free crunch," Snacklins -- which...

This Vegan Chicken Company Just Took Over a Meat Factory

Vegan chicken startup Rebellyous has taken over an old meat processing plant in West Seattle. The company plans to convert more meat factories in...

Senate Passes the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Bill

(Updated November 26, 2019) | Cruelty to animals is now a federal crime in the United States. President Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty...

Seoul Ends the Slaughter of Dogs for Meat

The dog meat industry in South Korea could be coming to an end. The last three dog meat shops in Seoul will no longer...