VegNews Daily

Food Shortages Could Result in More Vegetarians

Leading water scientists forecast that a growing population and water shortages will require the world to adopt a plant-based diet.

According to leading scientists at the Stockholm International Water Institute, the world’s population may need to switch almost exclusively to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid massive food shortages. The proposed diet change has to do with lack of water available to croplands and population growth—the world population will likely reach 9 billion by the year 2050. The scientists pointed out that animal-protein diets require five to 10 times more water than a plant-based diet, as one third of the world’s land is used to grow crops used for animal feed, and 900 million people are currently hungry despite a continuous rise in per capita food production. International relief organization Oxfam, which recently endorsed Meatless Mondays, forecasts that food price spikes will have a devastating affect on countries that are reliant on food imports.

Rochester, NY to Get All-Vegan School

Rochester River School plans to serve only vegan food and base curriculum around humane education.
Read More »

Barnum & Bailey Officially Retires Circus Elephants

11 elephants will be transitioned to a conservation center in Florida for retirement—and, sadly, cancer research.
Read More »

Vegan Fast-food Middle Eastern Eatery Opens in DC

Shouk’s plant-based Middle Eastern menu offers unique dishes devoid of meat analogues and soy.
Read More »

Food Writer Fooled by New Animal-Free Burger

Bon Appétit editor was shocked by realistic “bleeding” burger.
Read More »

Texas Hospital First in State to Promote Vegan Diet

In cattle country, Texas' Midland Memorial Hospital is promoting a plant-based plan to help its patients prevent and cure disease.
Read More »

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.

More Videos »