VegNews Daily

Storing Fat Genes

Research shows that diets high in fat and sugar trigger the body to store too much fat.

Eating a steady diet of high-fat and high-sugar foods makes it even harder for humans to convert food into energy, causing the body to store more fat, according to a new research report released by The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The study shows that high-fat and high-sugar foods stimulate the kappa opioid receptor, which causes the body to store more fat than usual. Scientists believe this research could help stop worldwide obesity problems, because it gives researchers a new drug target for developing preventative therapies. One preventative therapy that doesn't require drugs is eating a varied, veg diet. Doughnuts—vegan, of course—are a great occasional treat, they shouldn't be the cornerstone of any diet!

IKEA to Debut Vegan Hot Dog at Boston Music Festival

The furniture superstore's newest plant-based food option will make its first appearance at music festival Boston Calling this weekend before expanding to IKEA locations nationwide this fall.
Read More »

Paul McCartney: "Meat-Free Is the New Rock and Roll"

McCartney reminisces about a time when meatless entreés meant a plate of steamed vegetables and believes that in 25 years, vegetarian diets will be the norm.
Read More »

Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher

The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.
Read More »

Residents to Sue Iowa Over Hog Factory Farm Emissions

Factory farms in the largest hog-producing state in the United States are under fire for spewing toxic, ammonia-filled air into local communities.
Read More »

Oat-Based Milk Brand Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line

Swedish vegan milk brand Oatly debuts five flavors of oat-based ice cream.
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 »