VegNews Daily

TED Talk: Beyond Eggs CEO on Broken Food System

Josh Tetrick presents the solution to the US’ failing food system—take the animal out of the equation.

Josh Tetrick, CEO and founder of Hampton Creek Foods––the culinary start-up behind plant-based egg substitute Beyond Eggs––recently presented a TED Talk on the dangers and inefficiencies of factory farming and America’s broken food system. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a nonprofit focused on sharing innovative ideas. Tetrick details animal cruelty and the growing number of crops needed to feed animals harvested for meat, and chronicles innovation in other industries such as the progression from horse-drawn carriages to automobiles. He discusses historical industrialization, noting that the answer is always to remove animals from the process, and calls for an “absolute and complete reinvention” of the way food is produced, moving toward plant-based products. The very first live demonstration of scrambling and tasting Beyond Eggs also took place on the TED stage.

Photo via gigaom.com

Victoria's Secret Model Helps Launch Vegan Shoe Line

South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel collaborated with LA-based shoe company Mara & Mine to create its first vegan collection.
Read More »

New Study Finds Plants Slash Diabetes Risk by 18 Percent

A 19-year study found that consuming plant-protein greatly reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Read More »

Kentucky Vegan Jerky-Maker to Open Café

Stanley Chase—the man behind Louisville Vegan Jerky—will launch Morels Cafe with sandwiches, a meat and cheese counter, pop-tarts, and jerky snacks.
Read More »

Super Band DREAMCAR Embarks on Vegan Tour

Bassist and former No Doubt member Tony Kanal and frontman Davey Havok (of AFI fame) want nothing to do with animal products on their band's nationwide tour.
Read More »

Musical Meatless Monday Event Premieres

Live performers and plant-based lifestyle lecturers will be entertaining the public at an entirely meatless, musical dining experience.
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 »