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New York Times: Faux-Meat Market Is On The Rise

Investors and ethical youngsters are making vegetarian alternatives food of the future.

Last week, The New York Times published an article about the rise of faux meat, and why it’s garnering an ever-increasing share of the marketplace. The news source noted that investors ranging from Twitter’s Biz Stone to Hong Kong’s money mogul Li Ka-shing, have put their faith in vegetarian alternatives, because they’re practical solutions to the worldwide dilemma of land, food, and water shortages. The Times also reported that vegetarian alternatives are becoming popular with younger consumers as well due to an increased interest in ethical and healthful eating options. As the demand for veg food grows, so does the process for unearthing primo plant-based replacements, as evidenced by Beyond Meat, which produced 2,200 prototypes before arriving at Just Mayo, which is now sold at Whole Foods locations across the country. “Our business is to create something better than meat,” says Beyond Meat co-founder Ethan Brown

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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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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