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VEGAN NEWS

LIVEKINDLY’s comprehensive vegan news article archive where you can find our full history of articles. product reviews, plant based recipes, expert opinions, and more.

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BILLIE EILISH & Mom Launch a VEGAN Charity

This week's vegan news, now featuring COVID-19 updates: Vegan Grammy-award winner Billie Eilish and her mom have launched a vegan charity to feed the front lines and those in need. Vegan meat sales have surged by nearly 280% due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keegan Kuhn, co-director of the 2017 documentary “What The Health,” is making a documentary that links pandemics to factory farming. China’s dairy imports are expected to fall by the double-digits as a result of COVID-19. Lewis Hamilton has compared self-isolation during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to the lives of animals in captivity. The Mexican Senate unanimously passed a bill banning animal testing for cosmetics. Actor Jack Black is ditching red meat for the planet. This startup is growing vegan bacon from mushrooms.

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...

The Health Benefits of Tofu and How to Cook It

Tofu is low-fat, high protein, high in iron, and 100 percent vegan. But the soy-based meat-alternative has a variety of other health benefits too. What...

UAE May Turn 500,000 Citizens Vegan By 2025

UAE-based frozen food company Healthy Farm is on a mission to encourage more people to buy vegan food. Owned by Middle Eastern manufacturers Global Food...

Boost Your Immunity With This Nutritious Vegan Meal Drink

Modern life is filled with products designed to help you when you’re at your busiest. On a normal day, supermarket shelves are packed with...

New Report Exposes How Unsustainable the Meat Industry Really Is

A new report says the meat industry is unsustainable. It proposes a large-scale shift to plant-based and cultured meat instead. The global meat industry is...

The Number of Vegans In the U.S. Has Jumped 3000% In 15 Years

The number of Americans who identify as vegan has increased by more than 3,000 percent over the past 15 years. A new study by Ipsos...

Quarantined Miley Cyrus and Ellen DeGeneres Adopt Rescue Dogs

Vegan singer Miley Cyrus and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres have adopted rescue dogs. Maintaining social distancing, the pair spoke about their new companions—Rainbow (known...

13 Easy-to-Make Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

Frozen fruits and vegetables come in handy in a pinch. They’re convenient, oftentimes less expensive than fresh produce, and⁠—best of all⁠—they’re easy to prepare. Frozen...

Growing Vegetables In Space Is Easier Than It Sounds

Science fiction has often imagined what food in space would be like. In the various Star Trek series, food has evolved from colorful cubes...

The Top 11 Plant-Based News Stories for March

It's time to bid March 2020 farewell. This month, the coronavirus pandemic took hold of daily news cycles everywhere. Infections rose to the hundreds...

The Ultimate Pizza Hut Vegan Menu Guide

Founded in Kansas back in the 1950s, Pizza Hut has turned into an international success. With more than 18,000 locations worldwide, it's one of...

11 Best Cruelty-Free Vegan Bath Products

In times of stress and anxiety, a bubble bath can help your mind and your body to relax. Ignore the news cycle for a...

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...

9 Easy and Delicious Vegan Bread Recipes

There's something fulfilling about going back to basics, like saving vegetable scraps in the freezer to make stock or pickling vegetables from your own...

Amazon Prime Launches a Vegan Cooking Show

Food is like the internet. That’s what Jane Velez-Mitchell—the host of new Amazon Prime vegan cooking show "New Day, New Chef"—believes. According to the journalist,...

Shenzhen Becomes First Chinese City to Ban Dog and Cat Meat

Shenzhen is now the first city in China to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. According to the Humane Society International (HSI), the...

WHO Urged to Call For Ban on Live Animal Markets After Coronavirus

Activists are urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for a ban on live animal markets amid the coronavirus outbreak. A petition has emerged...

Ireland’s Beef Industry May Not Recover From Coronavirus

McDonald’s decision to close all of its restaurants in the U.K. and Ireland due to coronavirus concerns is causing the Irish beef sector to...
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VEGAN Omega 3 Sources BETTER Than FISH

Can you get all of the essential Omega-3 fatty acids on a plant-based diet? Omega-3s are important for your physical and mental health, and there are three types that our bodies need - ALA, EPA and DHA. According to the National Institutes of Health, adult males require 1.6 g of ALA each day, and females require 1.1g each day.

Barack Obama Says We Can’t Deny the Climate Crisis Any Longer

Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter today to address the climate crisis. This comes in response to the Trump administration’s rollback of the...

Starbucks May Finally Eliminate Vegan Milk Upcharges

Starbucks has responded to demands to eliminate upcharges on vegan milk. At its annual shareholders' meeting, the coffee chain’s executives addressed International animal rights organization...

Singapore’s Government Just Invested in Its First Vegan Protein Factory

Singaporean food tech startup Life3 Biotech is launching the country’s first vegan protein production facility. The 50,000-square-foot facility will produce Singapore's first plant-based alternative protein...

This Hotel Lets Guests Foster and Adopt Dogs

A hotel in D’Iberville, Mississippi allows its guests to foster and adopt dogs during their stay.  Home2 Suites by Hilton Biloxi North/D’Iberville launched its Fostering...

There’s a Vegan Cheese and Dessert Bar in Michigan

(Updated April 2, 2020) | A vegan cheese and dessert bar recently opened its doors in Birmingham, Michigan. Called Planthropie, the new bar held its...

Billie Eilish’s Mom Is Now Supplying Vegan Food to Hospitals

Maggie Baird—mom to vegan Grammy Award-winning singer Billie Eilish and her music producer brother Finneas Baird—is helping supply plant-based food to hospitals, shelters, and...

Bushmeat Is Now Banned in Malawi Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

Following the coronavirus outbreak, Malawi has banned the sale and consumption of bushmeat. The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) revealed the decision earlier this...

11 Vegan Takeaways in New York City to Get You Through Social Distancing

New York City is on lockdown. Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo told all New Yorkers to stay inside as much as possible and...

11 Vegan Takeaways in London to Get You Through Social Distancing

Pubs, bars, and restaurants may be closed across the UK for now, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on your favorite...

What Is the Difference Between Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian and a Vegan Diet?

Many are often confused about the differences between a vegan and a vegetarian diet, often called the ovo-lacto vegetarian diet. Veganism excludes the consumption...

9 Tips For Using a Vegan Diet for Weight Loss

A preoccupation with weight can be unhealthy, and for many, the societal pressure of weight-shaming can be debilitating. But it's possible to discuss the...

Anemia and the Vegan Diet: What You Need to Know

According to the World Health Organization, anemia affects 1.62 billion people, globally. In the U.S., anemia is the most common blood condition, affecting more...
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MCDONALD’s and KFC’s “VIRAL” SHUT DOWN

This week's vegan news: McDonald's and KFC in the UK have completely shut down, including its drive-thru operations, in order to protect employees and customers from the coronavirus. Sainsbury's meat counters have closed in order to divert resources during the pandemic. Chicken sales have fallen 50% in India as rumors of a link between poultry and the coronavirus have spread.

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help With Autoimmune Disease?

A growing body of evidence indicates that a healthy plant-based diet can positively impact certain autoimmune diseases. In many cases, individuals report a significant...

Mexico’s Senate Passes a Ban on Animal Testing

The Mexican Senate has passed a bill banning animal testing for cosmetics. It also prohibits the manufacture, marketing, or import of cosmetics that were tested...

Coronavirus and Climate Change: What You Need to Know

Could lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis help us fight climate change? The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. Many are working from...

‘The Vegan Viking’ Proves You Don’t Need Meat for Powerlifting

Powerlifter Hulda B. Waage is an Icelandic powerhouse. She currently holds four national records in her sport, and in 2019, she was the national...

Jack Black Just Gave Up Red Meat for the Planet

Actor Jack Black is off red meat. The "Jumanji" star says he has given up meat and switched to veggie burgers in order to...

Snickers Cuts Ties With SeaWorld Over Animal Cruelty

Snickers is no longer an official partner of SeaWorld. Last week, international animal rights charity PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) announced Snickers,...

Vegan Fast-Food Meals Are Not More Likely to Cause Heart Attacks

The headlines circled the planet. A prominent cardiologist from the U.K., Aseem Malhotra, MD, analyzed 10 fast-food meals and concluded those most likely to...

There Are 75% More GHG Emissions In Butter Than Vegan Spreads

A new study finds butter production is 3.5 times more damaging to the environment than the production of vegan spreads. The study—which evaluated 212 plant-based...

How to Cook Dry Beans (and the Best Vegan Recipes to Make)

Beans should be a staple in any cook's pantry. While canned is convenient, buying dry beans is far more economical—and many argue that cooked-from-scratch...

This Company Is Growing 3D Vegan Meat From Mushrooms

Atlast Food Co. is growing vegan bacon from mushrooms. It announced a small-scale launch of its product will occur later this year. The startup is...

COVID-19 May Destroy China’s Dairy Industry

A new report from Rabobank reveals China’s dairy imports are expected to fall by the double-digits as a result of the current COVID-19 coronavirus...

‘What the Health’ Director Links Coronavirus to Factory Farming In New Film

Keegan Kuhn, who co-directed 2017's "What The Health," is releasing a new documentary linking the coronavirus to factory farming. Kuhn, who also co-directed “Cowspiracy,” is...

The 9 Best Vegan Butter Brands In the UK

In the UK, dairy products are becoming more mainstream. Brits can now get vegan milk delivered straight to their doors and dairy-free cheese is...

Coronavirus Sparks 280% Surge in Vegan Meat Sales

Oat milk is in high demand, according to Nielsen data. Oat milk experienced a dramatic 476.7 percent increase in sales in the week ending...

The 11 Best Vegan Hand Soaps and Sanitizers

Harmful germs can be found just about anywhere. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), washing your hands with soap and...

Abu Dhabi Meat Markets Now Shut Down Because of Coronavirus

In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Abu Dhabi is closing down its open markets selling fish, meat, and vegetables. According to the...

Lewis Hamilton Compares COVID-19 Lockdown to Life As a Zoo Animal

Vegan athlete Lewis Hamilton has compared self-isolation during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to the lives of animals in captivity. The six-time Formula One Champion took...

UK Urged to Ban Factory Farms to Prevent ‘the Next Coronavirus’

Campaign group Pause the System is urging the UK government to ban factory farming. The organization suggests that this could help prevent any future...

Brooklyn Gives Families Vegan Food During Coronavirus Lockdown

(Updated March 25, 2020) | The Brooklyn government distributed free vegan meals to families in need over the weekend.  On Saturday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric...

The Coronavirus Could Force Mass Slaughterhouse Closures

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is under pressure to keep slaughterhouses open amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. But, the pandemic could lead to...
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What The CORONAVIRUS Teaches Us About the CLIMATE CRISIS

The Coronavirus has changed everyday life as we know it. Borders have closed, non-essential travel has been banned, non-essential businesses are closed, and schools have been put on pause for several weeks (or for the rest of the school year).

Chicken Sales Plummet Nearly 50% in India Due to Coronavirus

Rumors of a link between poultry and the coronavirus have driven down chicken sales in India by almost 50 percent. The price of chicken...

30 UK Nursery Schools Now Provide Free Vegan Staff Meals

In a bid to protect the environment, Tops Day Nurseries now provides free vegan meals and snacks during meetings and training. The nursery school group—made...

Spain Now Has a Vegan Museum and Tapas Tour

The Prado Museum in Madrid now offers a vegan tour, which is followed by a glimpse of Spain's plant-based tapas in a local tavern. The...

KFC UK Shuts Down to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

KFC announced it will be closing all of its U.K. and Ireland locations amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The fast-food giant made the announcement on...

Global Vegan Food Market to Surpass $31 Billion By 2026

According to a new report, the global vegan food market could reach $31.4 billion by 2026. The report—titled Vegan Food Market by Product Type and...

Spam Producers Launch Vegan Meat Counters Across US Supermarkets

Happy Little Plants now offers its vegan ground meat at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets. The vegan meat brand is owned by Spam producer Hormel...