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Baby Boomers Open to the Vegetarian Lifestyle

An older generation is turning down animal products in favor of veg-friendly fare to reap health benefits.

The number of vegetarian baby boomers is on the rise, says The Washington Post, due to baby boomers looking to overcome or prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. According to a 2012 poll conducted on behalf of the Vegetarian Resource Group, 2.5 million Americans older than 55 are vegetarian. Vegetarians have been scientifically recognized for having lower blood pressure than their meat-eating counterparts; moreover, the American Heart Association reports that meat eaters are at severe risk of stroke, which is often due to high blood pressure. The AHA reports that every year 795,000 people in the US have a stroke, causing a death every four minutes.

NYC Fashion Mogul to Debut Vegan Cheese Brand

Joshua Katcher—founder of vegan fashion brand Brave Gentleman—has teamed with vegan tattoo shop owner Dina DiCenso to launch artisanal vegan cheese brand RIND.
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LUSH Debuts New Vegan Bath Melt to Fight for Trans Rights

The vegan-friendly beauty brand launches a campaign to raise $450,000 to end discrimination and violence against transgender people.
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Data Shows Plant-Based Diet Would Save UK $7 Billion

A new study finds that the country could save billions on health and economic costs if 10 percent of the population adopted a plant-based diet.
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Amsterdam Fashion Brand Debuts Vegan James Dean Jacket

Cruelty-free fashion brand HoodLamb announces its spring line complete with James Dean-inspired unisex jackets.
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Investors Condemn Whole Foods for Ignoring Vegan Shift

A coalition of 57 investors who manage $2.4 trillion in assets continues to push food companies to abandon the risky practice of raising animals for food.
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