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South Dakota Residents Shut Down Proposed Mega Dairy

Brookings residents stop plans for a major dairy farm with 96 percent voting against the polluting operation.

A dairy factory farm planned for construction near Lake Hendricks, SD was removed from the Brookings County Planning Commission agenda this week. On August 30, residents of Trenton Township Brookings County overwhelmingly sided against the dairy farm—with 96 percent voting to shut down construction to four percent voting in favor of the mega farm. Riverview LLP—the applicant behind the proposed 4,000-cow dairy—obtained a permit with the county earlier this year but received preliminary negative feedback from local residents who opposed its construction for fear that daily operations would pollute surrounding waterways. Richard Haugen, the county’s Development Deputy Director, said that while Riverview LLP satisfied its requirements with the county, the lack of neighborhood support ultimately led to the farm’s failure.

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Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
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Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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