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Publix Finally Commits to Going Cage-Free

Third-largest supermarket joins companies such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Panera Bread to sell only cage-free eggs.

Publix—the country’s third largest supermarket chain—recently announced it would commit to selling only cage-free eggs at its 1,100 stores by 2026. Animal-rights organizations Mercy For Animals (MFA) and The Humane Society of the United States collaborated on an intensive campaign to convince the market to make the commitment, which according to MFA will enrich the lives of more than 15 million egg-laying hens. Publix is one of 25 US and Canadian grocery retailers—including Walmart—who have made the commitment to go cage-free, with Midwestern chain Hy-Vee as the only remaining abstainer. “It is clear that the blatantly cruel practice of caging hens is on the road to oblivion,” MFA campaign coordinator Brian Alexander said.

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Tyson to Launch Plant-Based Meal Bowls

The meat company is disrupting itself to stay competitive as consumer habits shift toward animal-free foods.
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Pregnant Sisters Launch Vegan Dessert Sushi Brand

Vegan Rice Krispies Treats stand-in for sushi rice, and gelatin-free candies replace fish in creations made by sisters Kasia Mierzejewska and Emilia Augustyn for their allergen-free brand Sweet Sushi Factory.
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PG Tips Creates New Tea Aimed at Vegan Consumers

The nearly 90-year-old tea brand formulated a new blend that pairs perfectly with plant-based milk.
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Australia's First Vegan Hotel Restaurant Opens in March

New eatery Alibi—featuring a menu developed by vegan restaurateur Matthew Kenney—will occupy the ground floor of Ovolo Hotel in Sydney.
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Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
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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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