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Research Links Chemicals to Bee Population Decline

An average of nine different fungicides and pesticides discovered in bee pollen are tied to colony collapse disorder.

A study that was recently published in the journal PLoS One further evidence linking the agriculture chemicals to the Colony Collapse Disorder of bees. When University of Maryland and US Department of Agriculture scientists fed east coast pollen to bees during their research, they found that it significantly reduced the insects’ ability to stave off infection from the parasite Nosema Ceranae, which is implicated in the increasing rate of CCD. The researchers also revealed that the pollen contained an average of nine different pesticides and fungicides, while one sample had approximately 21 different chemicals.

Snack Brand Debuts Vegan Space Ice Cream

Seva Foods' freeze-dried Space Ice Kream is an indulgence for astronauts and land-dwellers alike.
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NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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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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