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Chefs Panic as California’s Ban on Foie Gras Looms

The ban, which prohibits the sale and production of the controversial food, goes into effect July 1.

With California’s ban on foie gras rapidly approaching, local chefs are conceiving of ways to circumvent the impending legislation, which goes into effect July 1. In addition to identifying potential loopholes that will allow them to continue serving foie gras, several chefs are hoping to get the ban repealed next year. Foie gras—the engorged livers of ducks and geese, achieved through force-feeding—was outlawed in Chicago in 2006, only to have the decision reversed two years later. While animal-welfare advocates hope the California ban will endure, some are hoping to get a ban implemented nationwide. In May, several organizations filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture, alleging that foie gras violates consumer-safety laws that prohibit diseased poultry from entering the food supply.

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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