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Ginsters’ Vegan Pasty Success Could Lead to Its Own Factory

Following the success of Ginsters' vegan puff pasties, the company is now considering opening its own factory for manufacturing plant-based products. Samworth Brothers—which owns a...

Harry Styles: ‘I Don’t Eat Meat’

Former One Direction member Harry Styles says he no longer eats meat. After a recent performance on NPR Tiny Desk Concert, the musician sat down...

Simple and Satisfying Vegan Salad Bowl With Potatoes and Tahini Dressing

If you're looking for an easy, healthy, and quick dinner, try making this Vegan Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing recipe! Did you know you’re less...

Nipsey Hussle-Inspired Vegan Restaurant Opening In LA

Compton, California, is set to get a Nipsey Hussle-inspired vegan restaurant. Vegan entrepreneur Roland Jackson founded the experiential health and education center—called Planet Health Compton....

Serve This Vegan Macaroni Salad at Your Next Cookout

This is my go-to Vegan Macaroni salad recipe when we go on long car trips or have picnics! My husband and I recently went to...

15 Calming CBD Vegan Bath Bombs To Help You Sleep

Let’s face it, it’s a pretty stressful time. Taking some time in the evenings for self-care has never been more important. In a time...

Can a Vegan Diet Improve Your Sleep?

Can a vegan diet improve your sleep? A lot of us have had those nights where we know that we need to wake up...

Simon Cowell May Be About to Release a Vegan Cookbook

Simon Cowell could be about to release a vegan cookbook after losing 60 pounds on a plant-based diet. The music mogul wants to help others...

These Are the 11 Best Vegan British Penny Sweets

Traditional "penny sweets" are sure to cause nostalgia for anyone who grew up in the UK. Penny sweets—also known as pick 'n' mix—such as foam...

The Coronavirus Is Pushing China Toward a Meatless Future

A member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is urging the organization to go meatless in response to the coronavirus pandemic. During the political...

LIVEKINDLY Releases Limited-Edition Line of Vegan Eco-Friendly Apparel

Today, LIVEKINDLY is launching our online shop. After three years of working to bring you the latest news and stories to help you live...

Bake the Perfect Vegan Pizza With This Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crust

My new go-to healthy pizza crust is this gluten-free, sweet potato pizza crust recipe! It's the perfect vegan crust for any pizza. Honestly, I think...

Kevin Hart Promotes Plant-Based Food on Joe Rogan Podcast

Kevin Hart recently appeared on Joe Rogan's podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience." The American comedian identified himself as a "plant-based eater" and says he...

9 Inspiring Vegans of Color Changing the Food System

Animal rights activists have been a driving force in making veganism more mainstream. From Olympic athletes to world-renowned civil rights leaders, here are nine...

White Storks Just Hatched In the Wild for the First Time In Centuries

For the first time in more than 600 years white storks have hatched in the wild in Britain. The stork hatchlings were born earlier this...

How to Help Protect Bees In Your Garden

Bees are one of the most important species in the world, crucial to food production and healthy ecosystems. Here's how to help support and...

Sustainable Electricity Storage Discovered in Vegan Meat

Australian researchers are using jackfruit and durian waste to develop a new, sustainable, and ultra-efficient form of electricity storage. The research uses the often discarded...
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Is DOG MEAT DONE for Good?

Across Asia, an estimated 30 million dogs are slaughtered each year as meat and sold for human consumption, but attitudes are starting to change. Though China hosts the controversial Yulin Dog Meat Festival every June, 64% of the Chinese population wants the festival to end. Over half of China's population want to see dog meat banned altogether. In April 2020, Shenzhen became the first Chinese city to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. Zhuhai quickly followed suit. Experts are calling it a 'watershed moment' and are hopeful that this will lead to a domino effect across the country.

Cher Helps Release Animals From Islamabad Zoo

(Updated May 26, 2020) | Cher took to Twitter last week to express her excitement at the release of Kavaan—Pakistan's "loneliest elephant"—from the Islamabad...

Can a Vegan Diet Help Reduce Asthma Symptoms?

Decades ago, scientific evidence starting appearing the a diet of plant foods could be used as a therapy for severe hypertension. There is ever...

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...

This Vegan CBD Chocolate Is the Stress Buster You Need Right Now

Chocolate is more than just an indulgent treat. It can help take the edge off of stress. Really. Studies show that regularly eating at...

Lunch Is Served With This Vegan Vietnamese Salad Bowl

If you’re looking for a light and fresh lunch or dinner, this Vietnamese Salad Bowl recipe is for you! It is a recipe that's packed...

This Is Why Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Is Still Vegan

Vegan boxing legend Mike Tyson says he is getting back in shape and may re-enter the ring. Despite retiring in 2005, the former heavyweight champion...

Starbucks Launches Vegan Iced Guava Drinks With Coconut Milk

Starbucks just added a vegan, Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink option to its summer menu. The new drink combines guava, passionfruit, pineapple, and ginger with coconut...

Nestlé Is Building Its First Vegan Food Factory in China

International food giant Nestlé will build its first vegan food facility in China. The facility, located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, should have  its...

Vegan Documentary Streams In China As COVID Exposes Meat Risks

Vegan documentary "The Game Changers" is now available in China on video streaming platform Youku. The film, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos ("The Cove"...

India Set to Be Epicenter for Vegan Meat and Dairy Development

India is well known for its vegetarian and flexitarian attitude towards diet. Could there be significant potential for vegan meat and dairy development in...

EU Protects Bees By Committing to 50% Drop in Pesticides By 2030

The European Commission—the executive branch of the EU—has committed to reducing the use of chemical pesticides by 50 percent by 2030. A new 10-year-plan, which...

The 31 Best Vegan Books to Put On Your Summer Reading List

Summer is already just around the corner. Now is a good time to start building your summer reading list—but where to start? From analyses...

Eating Meat Is Pushing Narwhals Toward Extinction

Climate change, in part caused by animal agriculture, industrial activity, and hunting could push narwhals to extinction. Narwhals are one of the world's most unique...

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...

Vegan Food Orders Increase 104% In Hong Kong

A new study by Deliveroo Hong Kong reveals vegan food orders are on the rise. As of May, the delivery service says vegan food orders...

Trader Joe’s Just Launched Vegan Turkey Burgers

American grocery chain Trader Joe's now sells vegan turkey burgers. A member of a private Facebook group—called Everything Vegan Trader Joe's—spotted the new Turkeyless Protein...

Make These Vegan Tempeh Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce

These tempeh spring rolls are delicious, healthy, and super easy to make! This Asian-inspired, vegan recipe is super light and won't leave you feeling...

Pink Just Took Up Vegan Baking During Quarantine

Like many people in quarantine right now, Pink has taken up baking. Due to her three-year-old son Jameson's food allergies, the singer recently made...
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DUNKIN’ VEGAN DONUTS

This week: Dunkin' announces it is developing a vegan donut. The alternative protein market has attracted large investments in 2020. Former hedge fund manager and host of CNBC's "Mad Money," Jim Cramer says investors shouldn’t ignore the plant-based meat market. English actor Stephen Fry is encouraging people to go plant-based for the environment. More than 200 prominent public figures⁠ and celebrities including Penélope Cruz, ⁠Adam Driver, Robert De Niro, and Cate Blanchett also called for environmental action. Snoop Dogg says eating plant-based is good for your health, too. Due to a milk surplus caused by dropped demand during the coronavirus pandemic, farmers are sending milking cows to the slaughterhouse earlier than usual. Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for meat companies to be more transparent during the pandemic. Ikea just released the blueprints for its sustainable, Garden Sphere for free. Australian underwater tourism company Passions of Paradise is regrowing the Great Barrier Reef amid the pandemic. A vegan restaurant in Amsterdam is experimenting with greenhouse dining to respect social distancing measures. Margate, a seaside town on England’s southeast coast, is getting a vegan hotel fit with a restaurant and a rooftop terrace.

This Meaty Vegan Hamburger Steak Tastes Like the Real Thing

If you're looking for a hearty, healthy, comfort food recipe—look no further than this vegan hamburger steak. This vegan steak recipe is a much healthier...

Usher Goes Plant-Based to Boost Immune System

Usher has adopted a plant-based lifestyle for his health. During a live performance streamed on Twitter, the singer spoke about his new partnership with a...

The Best Vegan Meat for BBQ Grilling In the UK

Summer is upon us and that means one thing: it's time to break out the BBQ and the vegan meat to go with it. It...

Top These Vegan Sushi Rice Patties With Edamame or Fried Tofu

These sushi rice patties are amazing! I miss having sushi rice patties at a restaurant I used to go to in Halifax when we lived...

America’s Largest Egg Distributor Now Delivers Vegan Eggs

California-based food tech startup JUST—known for its vegan egg—has partnered with  leading U.S. foodservice distributor Michael Foods. The new deal will allow JUST's mung bean...

Target Just Launched Vegan Mac and Cheese Cups

Target now sells microwave-ready, vegan mac and cheese cups. Ready to eat in just two minutes, Annie's cheddar-flavored Organic Vegan Mac Pasta and Sauce cups...

This NFL Referee Is Rescuing Animals During Lockdown

NFL referee John Hussey has spent the past 19 years flagging penalties and calling touchdowns on the field. Off the field, Hussey has found...

This Food Tech Startup Is Replacing Animal Fats With Plants

CUBIQ Foods is aiming to replace animal-based fats with vegan and cultured ingredients. Founded in 2018 by Dr. Raquel Revilla and Andrés Montefeltro, the Barcelona-based...

Vegan Inmate-Run Restaurant to Open At Scottish Prison

A vegan restaurant, staffed by current and ex-inmates, could soon open outside Perth Prison in central Scotland. Starting Step is leading the new project. The...

Nurses Protest to Shut Down Slaughterhouses to Protect Public Health

Nurses in Delaware are calling for slaughterhouses to be shut down in the interest of public health. Last week, local nurses gathered with dieticians and...

Warm Up Your Life With This Creamy Vegan Risotto

I have always loved risotto but I don’t really like using white rice. I’m not that opposed to white rice but I made the...

Wuhan Bans Sale and Consumption of Wild Animals

Wuhan has officially banned the sale and consumption of bats and other wild animals. The city also banned the vast majority of wild animal hunting...

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Help Donate 1 Million Beyond Burgers

Vegan power couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara just partnered with Beyond Meat to give plant-based meals to vulnerable communities during the pandemic. The plant-based...

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...

No Oven Required to Make This Raw Vegan Avocado Cake

This raw vegan avocado cake is decadent and features green pumpkin seeds and pistachios, as well as matcha powder for a hint of extra...

EU Pledges €10 Billion for Plant-Based and Alternative Proteins

The European Commission presented its plans to help the European Union become carbon neutral by 2050 on Wednesday. As part of the European Green...

Omnipork (Finally?) Launches Vegan SPAM

Hong Kong-based company Green Monday just announced two new products: Omnipork Strip, a vegan version of pork shoulder, and Omnipork Luncheon Meat, a plant-based...

The 17 Best Vegan Comfort Food Buys You Can Get In the UK

Sometimes, we all need a little comfort food to get us through the week. In the UK, supermarkets and grocery store shelves are now...

How to Make the Best Vegan Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Move aside unicorn fraps and activated charcoal lattes. Dalgona whipped coffee is the latest viral coffee sensation sweeping social media, and it looks like...

Leonardo DiCaprio Raises $2 Million to Protect Mountain Gorillas

Leonardo DiCaprio is working to protect Virunga National Park's endangered mountain gorillas. DiCaprio co-founded the nonprofit Earth Alliance last July, along with the Emerson Collective...
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Why HISTORY’s Greatest Minds Didn’t EAT MEAT

Plant-based diets have been around for ages - literally. In ancient Greece, philosophers questioned the morality of eating meat. In the age of enlightenment, Leonardo Da Vinci introduced the concept of speciesism - the false assumption that humans are superior to animals. Famed inventor Benjamin Franklin gave up meat in his youth, while others like Einstein, Edison, and Newton gave it up later in life. Nikola Tesla spoke out against animal cruelty and rarely ate meat. Social justice reformers also abstained from eating meat. Rosa Parks and Mohandas Gandhi were vegetarians. Susan B. Anthony supported the animal rights movement and the first American Vegetarian Society.

Watch Singer Sophie Monk Turn Vegetables Into Keanu Reeves

Sophie Monk just sculpted her dream "veggie date" Keanu Reeves out of squash and other fresh produce. The vegetarian actor and singer stars in...

Greta Thunberg Stars In Climate-Focused Pearl Jam Music Video

Seventeen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg appears in Pearl Jam's latest music video. The American rock band's video for "Retrograde," taken from their new album "Gigaton,"...