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Meat Giant Is Launching Vegan Range In Supermarkets Across Germany

Rügenwalder Mühle’s new vegan sausages, mince, and beef burger products will be available at self-service meat shelves and self-service meat counters across Germany. The three...

Open Source ‘Recipe’ Catalogue Created to Accelerate Development of Lab Meat and Seafood

Online platform developer Kerafast Inc. and plant-based nonprofit the Good Food Institute (GFI) are partnering to make a catalogue of terrestrial meat and aquatic...

UK Firm Bans Employees Expensing Meals With Meat

Property development firm Igloo Regeneration has taken a big step for the planet with a meat ban of sorts. It will now only allow...

Can Animal Dissection Be Replaced? The Cruelty-Free Alternatives Paving the Way

Educational animal dissection is a controversial topic. Proponents defend its educational merit, while critics question the ethics, environmental impact, and overall necessity of the...

Los Angeles Just Banned Wild Animals for Entertainment

The City of Los Angeles has officially banned the use of wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes. The bill goes beyond just circuses...

Spain’s Government Just Made Its First-Ever Investment in Vegan Meat

For the first time ever, the Spanish government is investing in vegan meat. The government-backed NEOTEC technology fund is financing Barcelona-based startup Foods for...

The Dairy Industry Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes: This Is Why

A glass of milk is as American as apple pie. Images of milk-mustachioed celebrities and athletes became part of popular culture and we were...

The FDA Will Now Send Retired Lab Animals to Sanctuaries

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow the adoption and transfer of healthy, retired lab animals to sanctuaries. The policy change follows campaigning...

The ‘World’s Cruelest’ Dolphin Circus Just Permanently Shut Down

Wersut Seguni's Indonesian Traveling Dolphin Circus, known as the "world's cruelest dolphin circus," will no longer travel with its captive dolphins. According to Dolphin...

Nike’s New Vegan ‘Space Hippie’ Sneakers Are Made From Trash

Nike's new "Space Hippie" line of sneakers are vegan and made from recycled trash. The American sportswear company created four futuristic designs for the Space...

SeaWorld Just Banned Dolphin Surfing

SeaWorld will no longer allow dolphin surfing in its marine parks. Soon, it will also stop allowing trainers to stand on the animal's noses...

This Cleaning Brand Will Help You Break Up With Plastic

Cleaning products are a necessary part of life. But if you’re avoiding plastic, those bottles can take up to 1,000 years to decompose! So,...
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Whistler Is Getting Its First Vegan Festival Thanks to This Olympian

Vegan Olympic skier Julia Murray and entrepreneur Andrea Helleman are bringing a vegan festival to Whistler, British Columbia this summer. Whistler Vegan Fest is a...

California Just Got a Vegan Lobby Group

California now has a vegan lobby group. The California Plant Based Alliance (CPBA) is a new political advocacy group that aims to protect the...

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...

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...