VegNews Daily

Factory Farm Diseases

A new report by the International Livestock Research Institute reports livestock production encourages epidemics.

In its most recent report, the International Livestock Research Institute found that a boom in meat production encourages epidemics. New diseases appear approximately every four months, and while many are not dangerous, diseases such as avian flu, H1N1 swine flu, and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) have “huge potential impacts.” Researchers found that more than 60 percent of transmissible human pathogens originate from intensely confined farm animals. While wealthy countries can keep farm animals relatively disease-free, poorer ones do not have as much capacity to control outbreaks. Costs, however, are felt everywhere—the SARS epidemic of 2003 cost $50 to $100 billion worldwide.

Kraft Heinz Looks to Invest in Plant-Based Startups

The food corporation launches incubator Springboard Brands to support new companies creating foods of the future.
Read More »

Toronto's Vegan Bake-Off Crowns Best Plant-Based Bakers

Dessert lovers devoured cakes, brownies, and macarons in an effort to crown the city's best vegan bakers.
Read More »

MLB Ballparks Nationwide Debut New Vegan Options

This season, baseball fans can snack on vegan nachos, Impossible Burgers, cauliflower cheesesteaks, and more at stadiums across the country.
Read More »

Daiya Debuts Line of Vegan Ice Cream Bars

The vegan brand expands its product line to include ice cream, burritos, new yogurt options, and cheese sticks.
Read More »

Cory Booker Dishes on Whole Food Plant-Based Journey

The outspoken vegan New Jersey Senator takes to social media to encourage his fans to be kind to themselves and others.
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 »