VegNews Daily

In Vitro Leather Company Receives Big Investment

A Hong-Kong-based investment firm is helping Modern Meadow bring leather to the masses without harming animals or the environment.

Modern Meadow, a company that produces lab-borne leather, recently received a $10 million investment from Horizon Ventures firm. As the demand for leather continues to expand throughout the world, Modern Meadow aims to produce the clothing material without harming any animals or implementing the ecologically-harmful process of chemical treatment that leather usually requires. Instead, Modern Meadow uses biopsied cow skin cells to cultivate its leather in a laboratory, creating the product faster and more efficiently, without the blemishes or imperfections of traditional leather. Modern Meadow is not the first veg-friendly company that Horizon Ventures has invested in—the Hong Kong-based company has also given green to Hampton Creek Foods, a promising purveyor of plant-based eggs and mayonnaise. Currently, Modern Meadow has 10 employees, but the company whose headquarters are in Brooklyn, can now increase its staff size and make animal-friendly animal products a reality.


Hawaii to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

The Aloha State is on track to become the first in the US to outlaw the use of elephants, big cats, bears, and other wild animals in circus performances.
Read More »

Renowned Heart Doctor Opens Vegan Café

Cardiologist Joel Kahn's GreenSpace Café celebrates its grand opening today near Detroit, MI.
Read More »

Pamela Anderson’s New Boot Line: Made From TV Screens

The vegan actress’ brand new “Pammies” are created from recycled materials.
Read More »

New Study Proves Fish Can Show Emotion, Stress

While some dispute the sentience of fish, researchers discovered they are capable of displaying “emotional fever,” providing more proof that fish are conscious creatures.
Read More »

French Supermarket Launches Vegetarian Line

Carrefour, the world’s fourth-largest retail store, launches ready-made vegan and vegetarian meals.
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 »