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Parent Company of Silk and So Delicious Acquires Vega

Today, vegan nutrition company Vega—makers of popular nutritional shakes, energy bars, and supplements—announced that they are being acquired by the WhiteWave Foods Company. According to Vega president and founder, Charles Chang, “We are confident that WhiteWave will provide us with the expertise and resources to further realize our vision of empowering the world to thrive through clean, plant-based nutrition.” Vega was founded in Canada in 2004 and is part of the fast-growing $8.6 billion nutritional powders, bars, and ready-to-drink beverages market. WhiteWave—one of the leading plant-based food and beverage companies in North America with brands like Silk, So Delicious, and Earthbound Farm—is acquiring Vega for $550 million in cash.

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Snack Brand Debuts Vegan Space Ice Cream

Seva Foods' freeze-dried Space Ice Kream is an indulgence for astronauts and land-dwellers alike.
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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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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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