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San Francisco Tech Startup Tackles Vegan Shrimp

New Wave Foods hopes a revolutionary algae-based shrimp will ease an increasingly unviable demand for seafood.

San Francisco-based startup New Wave Foods is joining the tech-driven animal-free-food movement with its development of a sustainable, nutritious, and plant-based vegan shrimp. Founders Dominique Barnes, Michelle Wolf, and their team are using a strain of the algae that shrimp themselves eat—which provides them with their signature fishy flavor—to develop the revolutionary product. "Our goal is to make something that tastes great—that you could put in any of your favorite shrimp dishes," Barnes told FastCo.Exist.com. Along with replicating flavor, New Wave’s vegan shrimp will distinguish itself from current plant-based seafood products on the market by being high-protein and low-fat, and by mimicking the profile of real shrimp—the most popular seafood in the US. New Wave’s efforts come at a time when experts are bringing attention to a dangerously unsustainable seafood industry that could leave oceans free of fish by 2048. New Wave plans to demo the product in February 2016.

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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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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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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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