VegNews Daily

Thanet Earth's Fruits and Veggies

UK puts “Frankenfood” on the market.

Tired of waiting until spring for your favorite salad ingredients? If you live in England, your wait is over thanks to Thanet Earth. On the 220-acre Isle of Thanet, the company is using greenhouse-like conditions to produce crops that taste, smell, and look like traditional farm-fresh fruits and veggies, allowing consumers to enjoy locally grown produce year-round. However, these science-manipulated plants grow without one considerable component: soil. Instead, they thrive in a closely-monitored, temperature-controlled environment in which they are drip-fed nutrient-enriched water. Sound like something out of the 21st century? Well, welcome to it. We'll be watching closely to determine if this futuristic food is safe and healthy.

Biggest Airlift in History Returns 33 Circus Lions to Africa

"Operation Spirit of Freedom" to take 33 lions from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia back to their native land in Africa.
Read More »

Innovative Vegan Restaurants Open Outside of Sydney

Sydney’s Bondi suburb is now home to a “Znickers mylkshake”-making sweet shop and an entirely milk-free coffee shop.
Read More »

Los Angeles Bans Sale of Bred Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits

City pet stores will now promote adoption of rescued animals instead of profiting from breeder-supplied cats, dogs, and rabbits.
Read More »

Researchers Create Cruelty-Free Leather Made from Kombucha

A mixture of fiber from the fermented tea, sugar, vinegar, bacteria, and yeast yields a new material that some hope can replace animal-based leather.
Read More »

Toronto to Get First Vegan Food Truck

The Vegan Extremist will be hitting the streets of Toronto in May to serve Indian and Thai-inspired dishes.
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 »