News

Senator Cory Booker Talks Veganism, Vice Presidency

Booker’s appearance on The Daily Show drew big applause when mentioning his veganism.

New Jersey State Senator (and longtime vegan) Cory Booker appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday to discuss his new book, his political career and aspirations, and his interaction with a Republican presidential candidate. “I’ve heard stories of you being one of the most affable people,” Noah said. “I heard you even talked to Ted Cruz.” Booker took the joke in stride, saying, “You recognize that your differences matter, but your country matters more, and you don’t demonize each other.” The still-mystified host then challenged Booker to say nice things about Ted Cruz, to which Booker responded, “Ted Cruz married a vegetarian—I’m a vegan. I like that,” which drew cheers and applause from the audience. In addition to his book appearances, Booker has also been in the spotlight recently campaigning alongside Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Bombarded daily with tweets inquiring about the possibility of a role as Clinton’s “VP,” Booker responded to one user, tweeting “I’m already her Vegan Pal.”

More News

UK Supermarket Launches Vegan Mince Pies

Just in time for Christmas, Asda creates a new plant-based alternative to the traditional British sweet snack.
Read More »

Farm Sanctuary Gala Invites Attendees to Wear PJs

Animal-rights organization Farm Sanctuary hosts its first virtual charity gala, where guests can attend the function from their couch while enjoying dinner courtesy of vegan meal delivery service Veestro.
Read More »

What the Health Nominated for Major Film Award

The popular film that drove celebrities, athletes, and musicians to adopt plant-based diets for optimal health is now up for an NAACP award.
Read More »

Airline Adds Vegan Menu to Meet Passengers' Demands

International airline Jetstar now serves falafel, lentil and quinoa salad, and more after receiving frequent requests for vegan food options.
Read More »

VegNews Receives Award for Taking Veganism Mainstream

The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition honored the media company at its year-end gala.
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 »