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USA Today Explains Why Veganism Can Save the Planet

Decreasing carbon footprints is attainable through veganism, publication says.

To celebrate Earth Month, USA TODAY College—a partner network with national publication USA TODAY—ran an online feature last Friday detailing four ways in which veganism can have a huge impact of the planet. The piece, written by University of Southern California student Morgan Buckley, explains how decreasing meat consumption has a positive impact on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, land use, water conservation, and waste prevention. “It turns out that eating meat increases your carbon footprint more than driving your car,” Buckley says. The story also details how “animal waste contributes to what is called eutrophication, which is when nitrogen and other toxic chemicals are released into soil.” In addition to the environmental impacts of meat consumption, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reveals that carnivores are twice as likely to have rage disorder.

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Ben & Jerry's Hosts Vegan Ice Cream Parties Across US

The iconic ice cream brand is scooping its dairy-free flavors in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond.
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Groundbreaking Vegan Film Dominion Announces US Debut

The film—regarded as Australia's version of influential vegan documentary Earthlings—will be screened at the upcoming Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles this summer.
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Avengers Star Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Vegan

The British actor discussed his commitment to veganism in interviews promoting the new Avengers: Infinity War film.
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Dubai Dairy Brand Launches Vegan Milk Line

Koita Foods, which distributes its dairy products to the Ritz Carlton hotel, will now offer a dairy-free line made with almonds, oats, soy, and rice.
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Vegan Fish Steaks Launch at 150 British Pubs

Fish Steaks made by VBites—a vegan brand founded by vegan athlete Heather Mills in 1993—are now on the menu as vegan Fish and Chips at Greene King Flaming Grill.
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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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