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First Vegan Food Truck to Open in Houston, TX

Kickstarter campaign helps launch the city's first vegan eatery on wheels.

Houston’s first vegan food truck is set to open its doors this August and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help make it happen. What began as a pop-up café in the Texas city, Ripe Cuisine is now going mobile with a custom-outfitted food truck serving healthy, organic food with global influences. Owner Stephanie Hoban is both a chef and dietician—and will be offering up current customer favorites like her Bistro Burger, Cornmeal Crusted Avocado Tacos, Enchiladas del Dia, and Tofu Banh Mi sandwiches. Desserts include the “Elvis” cupcake, a banana cupcake with peanut butter frosting and coconut bacon chips. The Kickstarter campaign ends July 30.

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Musical Meatless Monday Event Premieres

Live performers and plant-based lifestyle lecturers will be entertaining the public at an entirely meatless, musical dining experience.
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Eating Animals Increases Risk for Fatty Liver Disease

New research shows that diets high in animal products cause fat to build up in the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis in people who do not abuse alcohol.
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Unilever Adds More Vegan Mayo to Brand Portfolio

The food corporation acquires condiment brand Sir Kensington's—the makers of the first aquafaba-based commercial vegan product Fabanaise.
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LAUSD Dumps McDonald's to Benefit Kids' Health

The school district resolves to cancel McTeacher's Nights—where teachers sell junk food to students—citing that the promotional event goes against the district's nutritional policies.
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World's First 24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thru Debuts in June

Canada's Globally Local will serve vegan versions of Big Macs and Whoppers at its new late-night location.
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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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