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The FDA Will Now Send Retired Lab Animals to Sanctuaries

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 from the White Coat Waste Project (WCW) and over 1.2...

Jane Goodall Helps Rescue 26 Squirrel Monkeys From Lab Testing

Earlier this year, primatologist Jane Goodall helped facilitate the rescue of 26 squirrel monkeys from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing. According to CNN, the monkeys were involved in a study investigating nicotine addiction in teenagers...

Congressional Members Urge FDA to End All Primate Testing

Congressmen Matt Gaetz and Brendan Boyle have written to commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that he do everything in his power to help end primate testing. Gottlieb...
75% of Consumers Call Vegan Milk ‘Milk’ Regardless of Labeling

75% of Consumers Call Vegan Milk ‘Milk’ Regardless of Labeling

Updated May 23, 2019. An online survey from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) has found that despite claims by the dairy industry, consumers are not confused by vegan milk being labeled as "milk." The...

American Butter Institute Urges FDA to Require Label Changes to Buttery Vegan Spreads

The American Butter Institute (ABI) has written a letter to the FDA urging the agency to require label changes to vegan spreads that use the word "butter." According to the Institute, plant-based brands should...
America's Largest Meat Lobby Just Partnered With Cellular Agriculture Company Memphis Meats

America’s Largest Meat Lobby Just Partnered With Cellular Agriculture Company Memphis Meats

Cellular agriculture, best known as "clean meat" for its similarly low impact on the environment as clean tech, is set start making market appearances within the next few years. The meat is produced not...
Vegan Impossible Burger Deemed 'Safe' to Eat By FDA

Vegan Impossible Burger Deemed Safe to Eat Following GRAS Certification From FDA

Vegan meat company Impossible Foods has received an official GRAS ("generally recognized as safe") designation from the FDA, Forbes reports. The California-based company is best known for its Impossible Burger, a realistic plant-based meat patty that cooks...
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New Artificial Intelligence System Could End Animal Testing Forever

A new computer system could spell the end for animal testing. The new system offers up more accurate results than animal testing, predicting the toxicity of a substance almost immediately. It is also less expensive,...
The Vegan Case for Clean Meat and an Ethical Future

FDA to Determine Whether or Not Clean Meat is Real ‘Meat’

The FDA says it will start the process of regulating clean meat products made through cellular agriculture. Often called lab-grown meat or cultured meat, the meat is produced from animal tissue that's grown from...
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Plant-Based Milk Labeling Cannot Just Arbitrarily Be Changed, Says FDA to Dairy Industry

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency will not follow through with enforcing legislation to change the definition of milk without "a deliberate process." Gottlieb's statement, that was made to The Hagstrom Report, refers to...
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Vegan Celeb Will.i.am Questions the Ethics of Killing Animals for Food

Musician and new vegan, will.i.am, has posted a new video on his Instagram account questioning the ethics of killing animals for food. The frontman of the Black Eyed Peas states that whilst he initially switched...

Vegan Milk Brands Stand Up to Dairy in Labelling Legal Battle

A congressional spending bill passed in the US Senate last week has directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on vegan milk producers using "dairy" terminology on their labels, according to...
Tyson Foods VP Wants to ‘Disrupt’ the Meat Industry With ‘Clean Meat'

FDA Supports ‘Clean Meat’ and It Could Help Reduce Foodborne Illnesses, CNN Reports

‘Clean meat’, which uses cruelty-free processes to create a realistic alternative to meat from animal cells, has been named a disruption to meat markets around the globe. CNN is calling it the “latest craze...

FDA Weighs In As Dairy Industry Push for Commercial Censorship of Soy ‘Milk’

Are plant-based products which replace traditional animal-based alternatives labelled unfairly? We're talking the Soy V Dairy debate, which has now become a legal battle. The soy 'milk' debate has been dividing opinions between the dairy...

Cruelty to Animals Now Class A Felony

Last year the FBI started to collect data on felons convicted of animal cruelty following the decision to change the classification of the crime to a Class A felony. Class A felonies are considered the...