VegNews Daily

Scientists Discover Ebola Virus Transmitted by Air

Canadian scientists have found that the deadliest form of Ebola virus may be transmitted among different species easily via air.

A new article published in Scientific Reports, Canadian scientists reveal that the deadliest form of the Ebola virus may be easily transferred by air among different species living in close quarters. In one instance, the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without either animal group having direct contact with the other, leading researchers to hypothesize that large droplets of the virus can stay in the air for short periods of time and be absorbed into airways. Researchers also expressed concern that pigs may be natural hosts for the lethal infection, which is transferred to humans through close contact with animal blood, secretions, organs, and other bodily fluids. Animal secretions also have a tendency to show up in meat—in a previous study, the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine found that 48 percent of store-bought chicken tested positive for fecal contamination.

Brazilian Meat Producers Caught in Global Scandal

The world's largest meat producers adulterated rotten meat with acid and bribed inspectors to get health certification.
Read More »

Farm Sanctuary Kicks Off Plant-Powered Run

This summer, athletes nationwide will be challenged to "outrun cruelty" by demonstrating that vegans are fast and strong.
Read More »

Cinnaholic Sold 300,000 Vegan Cinnamon Rolls in 2016

People customized hundreds of thousands of cinnamon rolls at the 13 nationwide locations of the vegan bakery franchise.
Read More »

Sausage Executive Says Future is Plant-Based

Applegate's Nina Asoudegan thinks diversifying the meat-based company to include more plant protein will help move the company into the modern era.
Read More »

Impossible Burger Expands to 11 Restaurants

The "bleeding" burger is now available at three more Northern California eateries, and is increasing its production facility in hopes of expanding to 1,000 restaurants by year end.
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 »