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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.

Saudis Go Vegan to Curb Obesity Epidemic

Residents of Saudi Arabia have the support of vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, who plans to open 10 vegan restaurants in the region by 2020.
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Vegan Wine and Cheese Delivery Debuts

Cheese brand Miyoko's Kitchen partners with subscription service Vegan Wines for cruelty-free wine and cheese pairings that can be delivered to your door.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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