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FOOD & HEALTH

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

McDonald’s Shuts Down All UK Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Fears over the fast-moving coronavirus will force the closure of more than 1,200 McDonald's locations in the UK, the chain announced over the weekend. The...

Where to Buy Vegan Eggs During the Coronavirus Panic

Vegan egg brand JUST has announced plans to expand internationally amid the current coronavirus outbreak. The Bay Area brand revealed it has acquired several new...

What Is Meat’s Role In Antibiotic Resistance?

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer is sounding the alarm on antibiotic resistance, claiming it could kill ten million people per year,...

Canada Sees 113% Spike In Vegan Interest

Recent Google data shows a 113 percent spike in plant-based and vegan-related searches in Canada since 2016. Vegan food, diet, lifestyle, and celebrity searches...

The World’s First Fully Vegan Carnival Is Coming to Texas

This spring, San Antonio in Texas may host the "first-ever" vegan carnival. While a number of events and festivals have been canceled or pushed back...

7 Vegan Nutrition Tips to Help You Fight the Coronavirus

There isn't a magic cure for the coronavirus that's currently sweeping across the world. At least not yet, anyway. But scientists do know that...

Vegan Nigerian Burgers Are Launching Across the Country

Chi Farms, a leading agribusiness company in Nigeria, has revealed plans to launch a vegan burger nationwide. The company offers a wide range of products...

Struggling Chicken Farmers Concerned Over Demand for Vegan Meat

Chicken producers say they do not want vegan meat products to be labeled as "beef, chicken, or meat" alternatives. Producers made the comments during the...

Subway Just Launched a Vegan Sandwich With Dairy-Free Cheese

Subway just added a 100 percent plant-based sandwich to its menu in all Brazil locations.  Dubbed the “Sub Veg,” the new sandwich features soy-based protein,...

Pret Will Have 14 Veggie Restaurants By Summer

Popular UK-based restaurant and international chain Pret a Manger has opened two new Veggie Pret stores. The chain now has 10 Veggie Pret locations, nearly...