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PETA Extends Deadline for Lab-Grown Meat Contest

The animal-welfare organization has pushed back the deadline in an effort to give scientists more time for research.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has announced it is extending the deadline for its in-vitro chicken competition, in the absence of viable contenders. The organization caused quite a stir when it first unveiled the contest four years ago, offering $1 million to the first scientist to successfully produce slaughter-free chicken meat in a laboratory. Though it had initially proposed a deadline of June 30, 2012, PETA has decided to extend it until 2013 to ensure that researchers are given adequate time to complete the project. Several scientists have already made significant advances in the realm of in-vitro meat research, with University of Missouri and Modern Meadow scientist Gabor Forgacs poised to win the reward for his tissue-engineered product.

A&W Adds Vegan Beyond Burger to 925 Locations

Beyond Meat's partnership with A&W Canada will put its vegan patty on the menu at 10,000 points of distribution.
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Sweden's Top Fast-Food Chain Debuts Vegan Milkshakes

Max Burgers' new vegan milkshakes will eventually replace all dairy-based milkshakes and are part of a longer-term goal to increase the plant-based options on its menu.
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French Foie Gras Restaurant To Go Vegan

London-based fine-dining restaurant Gauthier Soho will go vegan after owner Alexis Gauthier learned of the horrors inherent in animal agriculture, particularly in foie gras production.
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Pride Toronto Adds Plant-Based Zone for Queer Vegans

Fest-goers will be treated to vegan rainbow mac and cheese, soups, salads, snacks, and beauty products, while chilling out amongst glowing palm trees in a new area dedicated to everything cruelty-free.
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52 New York Dairy Farms Lose Wholesale Contracts

Dairy suppliers cannot sell their milk as demand for dairy continues to plummet.
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