VegNews Daily

Oscar Mayer Eliminates Gestation Crates

The Kraft Foods-owned company promises to phase out the use of gestation crates from its pork-supply chain.

Joining 15 other fast food restaurants, grocery stores, and pork suppliers, Oscar Mayer, a division of Kraft Foods, has announced that it will begin eliminating the use of gestation crates. Gestation crates are used to house pregnant sows in cramped quarters for the duration of their pregnancy, prohibiting them from standing or turning around. Though the planned phase out is set for 2022, animal-protection organization Humane Society of the United States sees the announcement as a positive step forward. HSUS Vice President of Farm Animal Protection Paul Shapiro comments, “Oscar Mayer’s plan for eliminating gestation crates from its supply chain sends a strong message to pork industry leaders who are resisting change.” Kraft Foods is the US’ second-largest food company.


101-Year-Old Heart Surgeon Fueled by Veganism

Centenarian doctor says a vegan lifestyle is his secret to longevity.
Read More »

Impossible Foods Raises $108 Million in New Funding

The plant-based meat and cheese company plans to release its first product next year.
Read More »

Cape Cod Restaurants Take On Vegan Challenge

Local vegan group successfully challenges eateries to add vegan options during the month of October.
Read More »

New Revolutionary Vegan Egg Product Launched

The whole-egg alternative was just introduced by Follow Your Heart.
Read More »

Website Names Top 5 Best US Cities for Vegans

Care2 Says Portland, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Seattle are havens for vegans.
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 »