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Germany Becomes First Country to End Chick Shredding

Government will implement new technology to end the cruel standard practice by 2017.

This week, Germany announced it will use technology to determine the sex of fertilized eggs before the animal inside develops, saving approximately 45 million male chickens from being ground alive or suffocated. Because egg-laying hens are a different breed of chicken than those produced for meat, male chicks are considered “byproducts” because they do not grow up to be egg-laying chickens, resulting in them being ground alive by both caged and free-range producers around the world. Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt says hatcheries will start using the method in 2016 and hopefully be 100-percent in place by 2017. The change will add less than two cents to the cost of an egg.

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Beyoncé Debuts New Vegan Meal-Planning App

The 22 Days Nutrition program—which the singer co-owns with nutritionist Marco Borges—has launched a new meal-planning feature to make vegan food accessible to all.
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Costco Sells One Million Vegan Burgers in 60 Days

Don Lee Farms' organic plant-based burger exceeded sales expectations and will soon be available in restaurants and the brand's other partner stores.
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James Cameron Hopes Veganism Will Make Viagra Obsolete

The celebrated director discusses The Game Changers, a film that showcases the benefits—such as longer-lasting and more frequent erections—of a plant-based diet.
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German Brand Develops Vegan Mushroom Shoe Line

Mushroom leather is the latest alternative to animal leather.
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Casey Neistat: Impossible Slider Is "Beefier Than Beef"

During a taste-test in Brooklyn, the respected YouTube personality said the animal-based cheeseburger at White Castle tasted "like mush," while the new plant-based Impossible Slider tasted "like meat."
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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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