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Vegan Mediterranean Diet Good for BMI and Wallet

Researchers found that plant-based, nut and oil-heavy diets cut grocery costs and waistlines.

While recent findings announced the health benefits of vegan, Mediterranean diets, a new study from The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Community Food Bank published in the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition showed that participants who cut animal products from their diet both lost weight and also saved money on groceries. The study took place over 34 weeks and included cooking classes to familiarize participants with plant-based recipes; the six-week classes emphasized preparing whole-grain pastas, vegetables, and fruit with olive oil. Participants cut their total food spending by more than 50 percent, with savings of about $40 per week. Lead researcher Mary Flynn notes that findings may be key to reducing inaccessibility of nutritional food.

Designer Debuts Vegan Hunting Trophies

Israel-based designer Tzachi Nevo created a counter to cruel hunting trophies using just wood and imagination.
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Upping Produce to "10 A Day" Drops Death Risk

A comprehensive study of two million people found that doubling the "5 A Day" fruit and vegetable recommendation comes with miraculous health benefits.
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City Council Asks VegFest to Sell Meat Sausages

Event organizers defend their choice to omit meat from Earth Day vegetarian celebrations as its consumption is not environmentally friendly.
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First Vegan Cafeteria Opens in Palestine

The country's first plant-based eatery is on-campus at Al-Quds University.
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25 Percent of UK Slaughterhouses Fail Hygiene Standards

An investigation uncovers that one in four meat products on supermarket shelves may be contaminated with a host of disease-causing bacteria.
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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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