VegNews Daily

Johns Hopkins: Animal Industry is Too Powerful

The university’s Center for a Livable Future reports that the agriculture industry is doing little to reform, and legislators are getting paid to look the other way.

Earlier this week, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future released a report that reprimanded the animal agriculture industry’s unwillingness to reform its unsustainable health and environmental practices and the government’s failure to regulate the farming business. The Center for a Livable Future placed an emphasis on factory farming companies’ refusal to enact recommendations from a Pew Commission on Industrial Animal Production report—released five years ago—that called attention to the industry’s rampant antibiotic use, its liquid waste hazards, use of inhumane gestation crates, and the need for antitrust laws that limit the market share of major agriculture companies. Bob Martin, the program director at the Center for a Livable Future, told NPR that the crux of the problem is the industry’s wealth and ability to sway legislators through lobbying efforts. “I think that the power of the industrial animal agriculture sector is almost overwhelming,” he told the news source.

“Bleeding” Vegan Burger Sells Out in One Hour

Customers flock to get their hands on Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger at Whole Foods Market.
Read More »

World's First Vegan Lifestyle Series to Debut on A&E

More than 70 million subscribers of A&E’s FYI Network have a new plant-based TV show to look forward to this July.
Read More »

Vegan Butcher Shop Makes 6-foot Party Subs for Moby

The Herbivorous Butcher creates vegan meat and cheese-loaded submarine sandwiches for Minneapolis book-signing event.
Read More »

The Guardian Conducts Massive Vegan Taste Test

British staffers sample a wide range of vegan products with positive results.
Read More »

Philadelphia Hosts Vegan Pizza Tribute to Pussy Riot

Local pizzeria will host a tribute to Russian activist band with creative vegan pizzas and appetizers.
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 »