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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.

500 Virginians Camp Out to Get New Vegan Nike Shoes

Police shut down the release of the popular limited-edition shoe—designed by vegan vintage store owner Sean Wotherspoon.
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Utah Pays $349,000 for Unfair Ag-Gag Law

The state agrees to settle a lawsuit brought on by an animal-rights group over legislation silencing undercover investigations at factory farms.
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Vegan Pie Filling Sales Spike by 357 Percent

New data shows that consumers are increasingly flocking to plant-based Thanksgiving foods.
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The New Yorker Recounts the History of Tofurky

The acclaimed publication spotlights the 22-year legacy of the vegan holiday roast in time for Thanksgiving.
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7-Course Vegan Feast Party Bus Hits the SF Bay Area

The Om Bus—complete with an open bar and live music—will take guests on a scenic tour of San Francisco after a massive outdoor feast featuring Mexican-inspired vegan favorites.
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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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