VegNews Daily

Meat Consumption in America is on the Decline

From backyard barbecues to sporting events, Americans have always had an affinity for meat, but a news source shows that that may change.

While hotdogs and hamburgers are the quintessential American foods, statistics show that meat is waning in national popularity. According to the news source Voice of America, the US Department of Agriculture reports that meat consumption per capita has dropped six percent between 2006 and 2010, which is the largest steady decline since record keeping began in 1970. The news source attributes the decrease in meat consumption to rising food costs, but it also notes a cultural shift in which vegetarian cuisine is gaining acceptance in the mainstream. Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan was one of the many who switched to a meat-free diet. “I didn’t find it satisfying on a primal level the way I used to,” says Yonan to Voice of America.

Queen of England Awards Vegan Chocolate Company

Annual award is given to businesses that demonstrate excellence in growth and export earnings.
Read More »

Russell Simmons Pens Open Letter to Pope

Music mogul tells Pope Francis that animal agriculture is "senseless and unholy."
Read More »

Largest Producer in US Recalls 4.5 Million Pounds of Chicken

Pilgrim's Pride issues massive recall of products due to contamination with wood, rubber, plastic, and metal.
Read More »

Pie Five Pizza Brings More Vegan Options to Kansas

Former Applebee's CEO's vegan-friendly pizza shop to open 10th location in Kansas on Friday.
Read More »

This Weekend's VegFest LA Expects Record Attendance

VegFest Los Angeles will offer up international vegan food, animal adoptions, and an eco-marketplace.
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 »