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Federal Gov. Says Neigh to Horse Slaughter Funding

If a recent vote by US House Appropriations Committee survives the legislative process, killing horses for human consumption will be prohibited in the US.

The prospect of horse slaughter returning to the US may be permanently put on hold due to a recent move by the US House Appropriations Committee, which voted not to allocate any funds to the inspection of equine slaughter houses. According to The Humane Society of the United States, this will save US taxpayers approximately $5 million. Nearly eight years ago the federal government issued a similar statute, but the funding-block was not renewed in 2011, which led some US farmers and food industry workers to attempt to open horse slaughter facilities earlier this year.

Vegan Mac n Cheese Smackdown Draws Record Numbers

An estimated 3,000 people showed up to sample plant-based cheesy creations in Baltimore last weekend.
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UC Berkeley to Offer Plant-Based Seafood Tech Class

Students will be challenged to "do for plant-based seafood what Impossible Foods did for the veggie burger."
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KIND CEO Sets Up $25 Million Food Transparency Firm

Daniel Lubetzky launched the industry watchdog group to keep consumers out of the dark regarding corruption within the food industry.
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Number of North Dakota Dairy Farms Drops 75 Percent

The state's farms are struggling to stay afloat amidst reduced dairy consumption.
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Seafood Market Pleads Guilty to Lobster Cruelty

An Australian seafood market was fined $1,500 for employee's cruel treatment of lobster.
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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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