VegNews Daily

Researchers Propose Solution to Disappearing Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder has led to depleted bee populations, but researchers believe a bee sperm bank could be the answer.

Washington State University researchers have proposed a solution to Colony Collapse Disorder: using liquid nitrogen to preserve bee semen in a genome repository, reports The Atlantic. Colony Collapse Disorder––in which worker bees suddenly abandon the hive, leaving the colony doomed––is a major threat to the US bee population. Caused by a number of factors such as pesticides and parasitic mites, it has led to the loss of 10 million beehives in the last seven years. US honey bees are genetically removed from those found in other countries due to a 1922 US statute banning the import of live honey bees; the repository would allow crossbreeding, which scientists hope will produce a more genetically diverse and resilient bee.

 

Photo via The Atlantic

Rochester, NY to Get All-Vegan School

Rochester River School plans to serve only vegan food and base curriculum around humane education.
Read More »

Barnum & Bailey Officially Retires Circus Elephants

11 elephants will be transitioned to a conservation center in Florida for retirement—and, sadly, cancer research.
Read More »

Vegan Fast-food Middle Eastern Eatery Opens in DC

Shouk’s plant-based Middle Eastern menu offers unique dishes devoid of meat analogues and soy.
Read More »

Food Writer Fooled by New Animal-Free Burger

Bon Appétit editor was shocked by realistic “bleeding” burger.
Read More »

Animal Ag Lobbyists Fight for Exclusion from Information Act

After last year's exposure by vegan company, meat and dairy boards are petitioning Congress for exclusion from the Freedom of Information Act.
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 »