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Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Agree to Phase Out Gestation Crates

The fast-food chain sets a timeline for suppliers to remove the inhumane housing systems.

On Friday, CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee's, agreed to completely cease the use of gestation crates in its pork supply by 2022. The chains, which collectively operate more than 3,000 locations worldwide, began transitioning to group housing for its sows in 2007, but this is the first time CKE has announced an end to the phase-out. “Consumers care about how farm animals are treated, and cramming them in cages where they can barely move for their entire lives is simply out-of-step with those values,” says Humane Society for the United States Vice President of Farm Animal Protection Paul Shapiro.

101-Location Chain Burgerfi Adds Vegan Beyond Burger

The vegan patty will be available at eight locations of the growing gourmet burger chain nationwide in time for the 4th of July.
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New Tech Gadget Detects Milk and Meat in Food

The "Ally" is being developed by a vegetarian engineering student to check for the presence of animal products in foods while traveling.
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Serena Williams Invests in Vegan Smoothie Brand

Ready-to-blend smoothie company Daily Harvest attracts celebrity capital from Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams.
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One-Quarter of New Zealanders to Drop Meat by 2025

Research shows New Zealand residents are increasingly leaving meat of their plates.
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Hampton Creek to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat Next Year

The billion-dollar company behind Just Mayo has been secretly making cultured meat for the past year.
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