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Pork Company Caught Making False Statements Online

An HSUS undercover investigation shows that a food company’s claims of animal-friendly conduct may be misleading the public.

Seaboard Foods, the nation’s third-largest pork producer, touted its cruelty-free farming practices on its website, noting that it implemented “the most humane practices throughout the animal’s life,” but a 2011 investigation conducted by The Humane Society of the United States showed Seaboard employees hitting the animals, duct taping their legs to their bodies and poking them in the eyes, as well as confining pigs to gestation crates. After HSUS filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission, Seaboard was forced to take down the animal-friendly claims. While HSUS sees this as a victory, it notes that it would rather see Seaboard change its treatment of animals.

Musical Meatless Monday Event Premieres in Baltimore

Live performers and plant-based lifestyle lecturers will be entertaining the public at an entirely meatless, musical dining experience.
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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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