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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.

Ben & Jerry's Hosts Vegan Ice Cream Parties Across US

The iconic ice cream brand is scooping its dairy-free flavors in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond.
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Groundbreaking Vegan Film Dominion Announces US Debut

The film—regarded as Australia's version of influential vegan documentary Earthlings—will be screened at the upcoming Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles this summer.
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Avengers Star Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Vegan

The British actor discussed his commitment to veganism in interviews promoting the new Avengers: Infinity War film.
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Dubai Dairy Brand Launches Vegan Milk Line

Koita Foods, which distributes its dairy products to the Ritz Carlton hotel, will now offer a dairy-free line made with almonds, oats, soy, and rice.
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Vegan Fish Steaks Launch at 150 British Pubs

Fish Steaks made by VBites—a vegan brand founded by vegan athlete Heather Mills in 1993—are now on the menu as vegan Fish and Chips at Greene King Flaming Grill.
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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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