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USDA Announces Farmers’ Market Boom Throughout US

The demand for fresh, locally grown produce has increased and now appears to be at an all-time high.

Last Friday, The US Department of Agriculture announced that since last year, the number of farmers’ markets has increased by 9.6 percent. Moreover, the USDA reports the number of registered farmers’ markets this year is 7,864, whereas 18 years ago only 1,744 markets were listed. USDA-registered farmers markets are intended to be affordable and available to patrons supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The top five states with the largest number of farmers markets include California (827 markets), New York (647 markets), Massachusetts (313 markets), Michigan (311 markets), and Wisconsin (298 markets).


Hawaii to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

The Aloha State is on track to become the first in the US to outlaw the use of elephants, big cats, bears, and other wild animals in circus performances.
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Renowned Heart Doctor Opens Vegan Café

Cardiologist Joel Kahn's GreenSpace Café celebrates its grand opening today near Detroit, MI.
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Pamela Anderson’s New Boot Line: Made From TV Screens

The vegan actress’ brand new “Pammies” are created from recycled materials.
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New Study Proves Fish Can Show Emotion, Stress

While some dispute the sentience of fish, researchers discovered they are capable of displaying “emotional fever,” providing more proof that fish are conscious creatures.
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French Supermarket Launches Vegetarian Line

Carrefour, the world’s fourth-largest retail store, launches ready-made vegan and vegetarian meals.
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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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