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Mexican State of Oaxaca Bans Sale of Junk Food and Soda to Children

Mexican State of Oaxaca Bans Sale of Junk Food and Soda to Children

The Mexican state of Oaxaca is the first in the nation to ban the sale of junk food and soda to children. Magaly López Domínguez, deputy for the XV district, introduced the bill more than...
Mexico's Senate Passes a Ban on Animal Testing

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 on animals outside of the country. The bill was unanimously...
Two Mexican Entrepreneurs Just Created Leather Out of Cactus Leaves

Two Mexican Entrepreneurs Just Created Leather Out of Cactus Leaves

Two entrepreneurs from Mexico have created vegan leather out of cactus leaves. The cruelty-free leather is called Desserto. Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez are said to be the first to create organic leather out...
Woman Develops Edible Plastic From Cactus Juice

Woman Develops Edible Plastic From Cactus Juice

A researcher in Mexico is using cactus leaves to make plastic that is biodegradable, sustainable, and edible. University of the Valley of Atemajac engineer Sandra Pascoe Ortiz recently appeared in a segment called People Fixing...
Vegan Cheese Brand Now in 200 Mexican Costcos

Mexican Cheese Company Sells 2.5 Million Units a Year

Vegan milk and cheese brand Heartbest Foods is on a mission to transition Mexicans away from dairy. And its plan is working. Available in 200 Costco stores nationwide, with more expansion plans on the...
Bogota Moves to Ban Bullfighting In Colombia’s Capital

Mexico City One Step Closer Toward Bullfight Ban

A new initiative to ban bullfighting was recently introduced in Mexico City Congress. The initiative amends the Mexican capital's existing "Public Spectacles and Animal Protection" bills. According to the Humane Society International (HSI), the new amendment...
Nestlé’s Nature Heart Vegan Almond Milk to Launch in Mexico and Ecuador

Nestlé’s Nature Heart Vegan Almond Milk to Launch in Mexico and Ecuador

International food and drink company Nestlé will launch a line of vegan almond milk and fruit juice beverages in Mexico and Ecuador, Agribusiness Intelligence reports. The news of the Nestlé's new product range closely follows the announcement that...

Women Are Leading the Growing Vegan Movement in Mexico

More Mexicans than ever before are consciously cutting animal products out of their diet, Vivia Glam Magazine reports. According to data collected by the Gourmet Show, a major Mexican food festival that showcases new products and highlights...

Mexico City Officially Bans Dolphinariums

In a victory for captive dolphins, Mexico City announced an official ban on dolphinariums last week, putting an end to captive dolphins within the city limits. According to La Verdad, the reform not only bans captive...
Second-Largest Mexican State to Serve Nearly 1 Million Vegan School Meals

Second-Largest Mexican State to Serve Nearly 1 Million Vegan School Meals

Veracruz, Mexico's second-largest state, will be serving 925,000 vegan meals in its schools this year. This announcement followed an agreement between Mercy For Animals' Latin American food policy program, "Come Consciente" (Conscious Eating), and Mexican government officials....

26 Million Vegan Meals to be Served by New Conscious Eating Program

Mercy For Animals’ Conscious Eating program, which encourages people to eat more plant-based meals, has been gaining significant momentum over the past year. Policy commitments from schools, universities, and social service agencies were secured. This means, in total, more than...

Mexico Bans Fishing From 57,000 Square Miles of Ocean

An impressive marine reserve has just been created by the Mexican government. The reserve surrounds a group of islands inhabited by hundreds of species of marine life and the government has imposed a complete...