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USDA Maps Food Deserts

The USDA has released a map detailing the areas in the US known as “food deserts.”

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has built a new interactive map illustrating the nation’s “food deserts,” a term the USDA explains as “a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.” According to the map, roughly 13.5 million Americans (82 percent of whom live in urban areas) live in food deserts, with little access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The map, and the resulting effort by the Healthy Food Financing Initiative to provide fresh food to those living in food deserts, are both part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign.

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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