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Au Bon Pain Plans to Eliminate Gestation Crates

A petition started on change.org gets 20,000 signatures and persuades Au Bon Pain to do away with gestation crates by 2017.

Au Bon Pain joins the growing list of food establishments doing away with gestation crates in its farming practices. The café chain recently announced that all the crates will be eliminated from its supply chain by 2017. The decision came after 20,000 people signed a petition on change.org, started by Joanna Breen, a veterinary technician and member of The Humane League. “Animal welfare and humane treatment have been important values to Au Bon Pain and our customers,” says Au Bon Pain CEO Sue Morelli. “Our announcements today reflect those values and continue our commitment.”

Musical Meatless Monday Event Premieres

Live performers and plant-based lifestyle lecturers will be entertaining the public at an entirely meatless, musical dining experience.
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Eating Animals Increases Risk for Fatty Liver Disease

New research shows that diets high in animal products cause fat to build up in the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis in people who do not abuse alcohol.
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Unilever Adds More Vegan Mayo to Brand Portfolio

The food corporation acquires condiment brand Sir Kensington's—the makers of the first aquafaba-based commercial vegan product Fabanaise.
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LAUSD Dumps McDonald's to Benefit Kids' Health

The school district resolves to cancel McTeacher's Nights—where teachers sell junk food to students—citing that the promotional event goes against the district's nutritional policies.
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World's First 24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thru Debuts in June

Canada's Globally Local will serve vegan versions of Big Macs and Whoppers at its new late-night location.
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