VegNews Daily

Tick Bite Causes Severe Red Meat Allergies

The Lone Star tick bites create an allergic reaction and resistance to a carbohydrate found in red meat.

A new body of research suggests that The Lone Star tick, commonly found in central and southern regions of the United States, injects spit that disables the body to tolerate red meat. The bite produces an allergic reaction only three to six hours after meat consumption, which can present as mild, such as an itchy hive, or as fatal anaphylactic shock. Dr. Bruce Hirsh, infectious diseases specialist at New York-based North Shore University Hospital, says the tick’s adverse effect is due to “molecular mimicry”—the tick’s spit contains the same carbohydrate that is found in meat and because of that carbohydrate, an allergic reaction occurs.

Slaughter-Free Turkey Comes to the Table by 2030

Food technology professor Paul Mozdziak says his cultured turkey will be a viable alternative, hitting supermarket shelves in the foreseeable future.
Read More »

England Considers Making Its Cash Vegan

Bank responds to outrage over rendered animal fat in new £5 banknotes.
Read More »

Marine Animal Park Charged with Five Counts of Cruelty

Ontario SPCA charged aquatic park Marineland with several counts of cruelty for abusive treatment of peacocks, guinea hens, and black bears.
Read More »

Forbes Praises Vegan Lube Company

Good Clean Love gets the attention of noteworthy publication for its work toward eliminating animal testing of sex products.
Read More »

Beyond Burger Expands to Southern California

The vegan bleeding burger forges on in its expansion to Whole Foods meat departments nationwide.
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 »