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Obama’s Health Initiative Seeing Positive Results

The first lady’s work on the Let’s Move! campaign is turning children on to produce.

First lady Michelle Obama’s work for her Let’s Move! campaign, which aims to counter childhood obesity, is proving to be effective among American children. Yale University economist Dean Karlan conducted an unofficial experiment on Halloween night, finding that 38 percent of trick-or-treaters older than eight chose fruit instead of candy after seeing a picture of the first lady. Comparatively, after showing a picture of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s wife Ann Romney, trick-or-treaters were only 19 percent more likely to choose fruit. Karlan concludes that children nine and older have retained information provided by the first lady’s campaign and as a result have unconsciously connected Obama’s face and the Let’s Move! initiative.

Starbucks to Release Plant-Based Food Line this Year

Heeding the demands of animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing (and at least 30,000 people ), the international coffee chain announced it would launch a plant-based food line during its shareholder meeting.
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World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

Horn poaching has led to the decimation of the rare subspecies of African rhino, with only two females left on Earth.
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Virgin Trains Debut Their First Vegan Cooked Breakfast

Commuters in the United Kingdom can now enjoy a hot pot of vegan hash browns, beans, mushrooms, and spinach aboard west coast Virgin Trains.
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50 Percent of Meals at One CA School District are Vegan

Children in Santa Barbara school cafeterias are raving about vegan brand Hungry Planet's soyrizo quesadillas, crispy chicken burgers, spaghetti and meatballs, beef nachos, and chicken alfredo.
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YouTube Stars Rhett and Link Veganize Arby's

The comedy duo's wildly popular Good Mythical Morning YouTube series heads to Arby's, Wendy's, and McDonald's for the vegan edition of their segment Fast Food Secret Menu Hacks.
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