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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).

PETA Seeks “2016 Sexiest Vegan Over 50”

Annual contest encourages applicants who want to be crowned the year’s most attractive over-50 animal advocate.
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Legal Action Could Protect Leopards from Donald Trump, Jr.

Humane Society petition urges the federal government to declare African leopards an endangered species.
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Impossible Burger Debuts at NYC Restaurant

Momufuku Nishi adds the plant-based burger to its menu after chef "tasted the future, and it was vegan."
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World’s Second Largest Food Supplier To Go Cage-Free

Sodexo vows to phase out battery cages from its 80-nation operations by 2025.
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Sales of Veg Products in Denmark Spike 30 Percent

Denmark's growing plant-based population is driving sales of meat and dairy 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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