VegNews Daily

Kansas City Star Report Exposes Dangers of Beef

A yearlong investigation by the newspaper reveals the dangers of industrialized beef processing and its detrimental health hazards to consumers.

In an expansive, yearlong report published online, The Kansas City Star reveals concerning facts about beef processing and health, including the overuse of antibiotics, big beef, and diet. Some of the more alarming information includes hundreds of instances of fecal contamination spanning two years, including a federal inspector at Tyson finding “a piece of trimmed fat approximately 14 inches long with feces the length of it.” In addition, the news outlet reveals only four companies produce more than 87 percent of packaged beef and roughly 90 percent of cattle at large operations are fed beta-blockers to make them grow faster, despite the risks they pose to human health. The newspaper also uncovers the fact that 30 percent of the $71 million land grant colleges in beef-producing states spent on beef-centric research was donated by beef-manufacturing corporations.

NYC Vegan Mainstay Angelica Kitchen to Close

Increasing operating costs caused owner Leslie McEachern to call it quits after 40 years.
Read More »

China's Biggest Dairy Company in Deep Trouble

Huishan Dairy Holdings' stocks dipped by 85 percent last week due to corruption allegations.
Read More »

Doomie's to Open Upscale Vegan Eatery Next Door

The small plates menu at Cruciferous in Los Angeles will showcase food developed by partners Doomie's Home Cookin' and S+M Vegan.
Read More »

Vegan Gym to Bulk Up Portland's Plant-Based Scene

Liberation Barbell will offer plant-based nutritional advice and sell only vegan fitness supplements and food.
Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: A Statement from Chef Chloe Coscarelli

Famed chef and restaurateur speaks out for the first time after being ousted from her own restaurant.
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 »