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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 All-Vegan Leather Interiors In the New I-PACE EV

 Jaguar added vegan 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...
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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...

James Cromwell Got Arrested Trying to Stop Animal Testing

Actor and activist James Cromwell was arrested recently for trying to stop animal testing. Together with other animal rights activists, Cromwell was protesting outside Texas...

Russell Brand Defends Lewis Hamilton’s Vegan ‘Hypocrisy’ and It Will Make You Think

Russell Brand has defended Lewis Hamilton against comments calling him a hypocrite. In a recent Instagram Story, Hamilton wrote about the climate crisis. He said,...

Richard Branson: ‘Animals Will No Longer Need to Be Killed En Masse for Food’

A future where animals are no longer killed en masse for food is on the horizon, says Richard Branson. The British founder of Virgin believes...

Denmark Paid $1.6 Million to Free 4 Circus Elephants

The Danish government just bought the last four remaining circus elephants in the country. Denmark paid $1.6 million to give the animals a proper...

The Top 11 Plant-Based News Stories for October

November has come. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter and colder -- but the impending holiday season is a fair...

‘The Game Changers’ Is One of the Best Documentaries Jamie Redknapp Has Ever Seen

(Updated November 23, 2019) Retired English professional footballer Jamie Redknapp has praised vegan documentary "The Game Changers." Redknapp -- the son of football manager and...

Pamela Anderson Urges Trudeau to Offer Vegan Food In Prisons

Pamela Anderson has written to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to offer only nutritious vegan meals in prisons. According to the Canada-born model...

Marks & Spencer Is Turning All Of Its Own-Brand Wine Vegan

Major British retailer Marks & Spencer (known as M&S) is turning its own-brand wine range vegan. The retailer's range is currently 70 percent vegan. It...

13 Celebrities Before and After Going Vegan

These 13 vegan celebrities all went vegan and have since promoted the positive effects of a plant-based diet. Several of the celebrities included below found...

Las Vegas Just Got Its First Vegan Supermarket

Veg-In-Out Market is the first 100 percent vegan supermarket to open in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new supermarket stocks a "huge array" of popular plant-based...

Dutch Meat Giant Vion Just Made Its Beef Facility Vegan

Dutch meat giant Vion is turning a beef processing facility into a dedicated vegan meat factory. Constructed in 2017, the facility in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands,...

Lewis Hamilton Says He’ll Be Carbon Neutral By the End of the Year

British racing driver Lewis Hamilton aims to be carbon neutral by the end of the year. The F1 champ's vegan diet is one way...

New York City Passes Foie Gras Ban

(Updated November 25, 2019) | New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed the force-fed foie gras ban into law. Councilmember Carlina Rivera (D-Lower Manhattan)...

Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker: Vegan Egg Is a ‘Game Changer’

(Updated October 30, 2019.) | Democratic Senator (D-NJ) and presidential candidate hopeful Cory Booker believes JUST's vegan egg is a "game-changer." Josh Tetrick -- CEO...

The Oldest Dairy Farm In California Is Now Growing Almonds Instead

California's oldest dairy farm Giacomazzi Dairy is ending its operations. It's turning its back on cows and looking to almonds instead. Giacomazzi Dairy has been...

How One Mom Got a Scottish School District to Go Vegan

All schools in the council area of West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, now offer vegan food options thanks to one mother's campaign. Alexis Kasravi has been trying...

Burger King Is Launching 2 New Vegan Burgers

Burger King will soon launch two vegan meat burgers across Europe. Jose Cil -- chief executive officer of parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. --...

You Can Get Vegan Cheese At Every Pizza Hut In Australia

You can now get vegan cheese at every Pizza Hut across Australia. The popular pizza chain introduced a full vegan menu earlier this month. Pizza...

Finnish Prime Minister Wants to Lower Tax on Plant-Based Food

The Prime Minister of Finland has proposed lowering the tax on vegetables to promote the consumption of "climate-friendly" food. The concept aligns with research...

Bill Gates Says Eat More Vegan Meat to Save the Planet

Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently discussed the benefits of vegan meat on the "The David Rubenstein Show." Gates praised vegan meat for being an environmentally-friendly...