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Activists Sue EPA for Dismissing Factory Farm Laws

The Environmental Protection Agency faces a lawsuit for getting rid of a previous statute that hold factory farms accountable for waste.

Animal welfare and environmental activist groups, including the Center for Food Safety, Environmental Integrity Project, Food and Water Watch, and the Humane Society of the United States, are pressing charges against the Environmental Protection Agency for its dismissal of a law that would allow the EPA to gather specific data on factory farms. This information, such as the geographic location of the farms and how many animals they have, would be conducive to enforcing environmental regulations and hold the animal agriculture businesses accountable for the water they pollute. George Kimbrell, senior attorney for the Center for Food Safety, called EPA’s withdrawal “willful ignorance.” “As long as EPA continues to turn an unlawfully blind eye towards this industry,” he says, “our waterways and communities will never be safe.”

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Domino's New Zealand Might Soon Offer Vegan Cheese

The international chain is polling Kiwi consumers on social media to ascertain demand for vegan cheese—a move that landed Follow Your Heart's mozzarella on menus across Australia in January.
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TGI Fridays Rolls Out New Vegan Dishes Across UK

British diners can now feast on vegan bruschetta, alfredo pasta, garlic bread, and avocado hummus at the international chain restaurant.
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Best Thing I Ever Ate Show Features Vegan Burger

Top Chef contestant Carla Hall can't stop thinking about Washington DC-based eatery Shouk's flavorful vegan burger.
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Starbucks to Release Plant-Based Food Line this Year

Heeding the demands of animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing (and at least 30,000 people ), the international coffee chain announced it would launch a plant-based food line during its shareholder meeting.
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