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PCRM Honors the Healthiest Lunch Programs in the US

The pro-veganism non-profit has announced its Golden Carrot Award winner, runners-up, and honorable mention recipients for 2012.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine recently announced its 2012 Golden Carrot Awards recipients. The awards, which started in 2004, honor people and groups each year that are bettering the quality of food served to children in schools. This year’s winner is Saint Paul Public Schools’ Nutrition Services Director Jean Ronnei in Minnesota. Thanks to Ronnei, deep fryers have been banned from cafeterias and students have constant access to fresh produce. The runners-up include Spartanburg District Seven of South Carolina as well as Novato Public School District and Sand Path Academy, both in California. Memphis City Schools of Tennessee, Greeneville County Schools of South Carolina, and District of Columbia Public Schools of Washington, DC were rewarded with honorable mentions.

Mena Suvari Has Vegan Epiphany at Moby's Restaurant

The newly vegan actress felt like an "a**hole" for bringing a leather handbag to Little Pine and has since veganized her closet.
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Pittsburgh Gets Its First Vegan Ice Cream Shop

Vegan cone and cake shop Sugar Spell Scoops will sell cashew-based scoops and whimsical unicorn cakes in the Sharpsburg borough in June.
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Meat Company Finds Americans Are Afraid of Hot Dogs

Meat brand Applegate finds that 47 percent of consumers are scared to discover the ingredients in hot dogs, while 24 percent of millennials never purchase them.
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Kat Von D Debuts 10th Anniversary Vegan Beauty Line

The animal activist launched a limited-edition, golden-hued vegan makeup collection inspired by her mother, husband, and other muses.
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Missouri Passes Bill Limiting Meat Labels to Dead Animals

Those in opposition to the bill—which purports it is alleviating consumer confusion around plant-based products—believe its passing is wrongly motivated by eliminating meat-industry competition.
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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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