VegNews Daily

Mad Cow Case Found in California, Says USDA

The USDA announced yesterday that it had confirmed a case of mad cow disease in Central California.

Yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture held a press conference to announce the discovery of the fourth case of mad cow disease found domestically since 2003. The afflicted cow was found at a facility in Hanford, CA, near Fresno, during a random inspection, but according to The Huffington Post, the cow’s farm of origin has not yet been determined. The USDA stated during the conference that the cow’s body was disposed of and that meat and dairy supplies will not be affected. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, mad cow disease is potentially fatal for humans and can sometimes take up to 15 years to show symptoms. The disease is typically spread from animal to animal through the feeding of contaminated meat to other cows, who are by nature accustomed to plant-based diets.

Ireland's Former President Urges Young Leaders to Go Vegan

Mary Robinson says, "Eat less meat or no meat at all."
Read More »

McDonald's Shuts Down at a Children's Hospital

Kentucky's Kosair Children's Hospital takes a step toward eliminating fast food.
Read More »

NFL Says Vegan Players are "Breaking the Mold"

National Football League promotes David Carter and Griff Whalen for breaking common "beefy" stereotypes.
Read More »

Number of Doctors Interested in Vegan Nutrition Quadruples

Record attendance at a plant-based nutrition conference shows an unprecedented interest in fighting disease by prescribing a vegan diet over pharmaceuticals.
Read More »

Vegan Chalk Challenge Goes Global

Over 2,700 people are set to participate in the Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb this weekend.
Read More »

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.

More Videos »