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Russia Says No to American Manufactured Meats

The use of the growth stimulant ractopamine has been linked to hundreds of sick animals, and has caused Russia to prohibit the import of US meats.

Following a ban on US beef and pork, Russia has also prohibited the import of American turkey because of the feed additive ractopamine being used in US farming practices. Ractopamine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999 for use of pigs after its manufacturer Elanco conducted tests and concluded that it was safe. Since then, hundreds of pigs who were issued the drug have been reported as getting sick. Feeding ractopamine to animals has also been banned in the European Union, China, and Taiwan. Claudia Roncancio-Peña, who led the EU investigation on the growth stimulant, found that the study’s results did not conclude that ractopamine was safe for the public.

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
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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.

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