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Vegetarian Companies Band Together for Dietary Guidelines

A coalition of 22 plant-based brands have joined forces to support the US government's proposed guidelines to consume more vegetables and less meat.

A landmark coalition of plant-based companies—from Daiya Foods and Field Roast to Turtle Island and Follow Your Heart—have joined forces to support the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's 2015 recommendations to eat less meat. Revised every five years, this year's proposed guidelines are the most pro-vegetarian to date, pointing to both disease prevention and environmental sustainability as reasons to adopt a meat-free diet. Today, the group submitted letters to the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services encouraging the consumption of more plant-based foods, including vegetarian protein sources like legumes, soy, wheat gluten, nuts, and seeds. Comments regarding the guidelines are being accepted until May 8, at which point the federal committee will release its final recommendations.

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Tesco Sells 2.5 Million Vegan Meals in 20 Weeks

The supermarket chain more than doubled its sales projections of new vegan line Wicked Healthy.
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Nevada Steakhouse Debuts Vegan Menu

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis added a separate menu with plant-based cauliflower steaks, stuffed eggplant, and two decadent desserts.
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Aussie Pub Creates Vegan Filet-O-Fish

Eatery Two-Bit Villains now hosts weekly vegan pub nights complete with plant-based popcorn chicken, nachos, and a vegan version of the popular fish-based sandwich.
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Friday's "Felicia" Opens Vegan Version of Chipotle

Actress-turned-vegan-chef Angela Means Kaaya to re-open Jackfruit Cafe—which she previously operated out of a doughnut shop—this summer.
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Meaty Vegan Shop Sister Seitan Opens in UK

New woman-owned restaurant Sister Seitan is slinging vegan chicken burgers and mac and cheese in Kent.
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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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