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Lead in Urban Gardens

Soil researchers warn that urban and community gardens are often contaminated with lead and arsenic.

Though lead-based paint and leaded gasoline are now illegal, they continue to taint the land in many US cities. Soil researchers tested soil from urban gardens in Indianapolis, finding nine out of 10 with high lead content in the soil. Boston even had problems with trucked-in soil, which was contaminated by windblown dust and dirt. While most plants do not draw lead up from dirt, agriculture experts advise urban gardeners to have their soil tested as a precaution, saying that it is most dangerous when soil gets indoors or on food that is not thoroughly washed. Currently, there are more than 2,600 active urban gardens in the US, yet no standard practices for urban agriculture.

Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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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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