VegNews Daily

New Study Reveals Mislabeling in Fish Industry

An ocean-protection group finds that mislabeling is rampant in the fish industry.

Recently, horsemeat was passed off in UK stores as beef, leaving shoppers wondering just how accurate food labels are. Nonprofit Oceana conducted genetic testing on fish sold at sushi bars and national grocery stores, finding nearly one-third mislabeled. Testing was done over two years, between 2010 and 2012, and concluded that sushi bars were the most likely, over restaurants and grocers, to have mislabeled fish. Red flags regarding mislabeled fish and the health of mercury-sensitive people, namely pregnant women, were raised as tilefish––a species high in mercury––was being sold as red snapper and halibut. Additionally, the report detailed that nearly two-thirds of salmon labeled wild-caught were actually Atlantic-farmed salmon, which are less environmentally sustainable and less healthy.

World's Happiest Man is Vegan

Matthieu Ricard's brain was determined to be neurologically "happier" after a 12-year medical study at the University of Wisconsin.
Read More »

Los Angeles Schools Lift Sugary Milk Ban

Chocolate milk is back on school lunch menus so that students to drink more dairy.
Read More »

Alec Baldwin Stands up for Turkeys

Famed actor is this year's face of Farm Sanctuary's Adopt a Turkey Project.
Read More »

Whole Foods Partners with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

Purple Carrot meal kits will now be available at Whole Foods Markets in the North Atlantic region.
Read More »

NY Times: Pig Farmers Should Overhaul Waste Systems

Editorial board asks that North Carolina residents hold state's pig farmers responsible for toxic waste disaster following Hurricane Matthew.
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 »