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"Vegan" Most Googled Dietary Term in Australia

Aussie searches for "vegan" outpaced those for "paleo" and "gluten-free" in 2016.

According to new data published by Google Trends, the most popular dietary search term in 2016 in Australia is “vegan.” Searches for other dietary terms—including “paleo,” “sugarfree,” “5:2 diet,” and “gluten-free”—were substantially lower. Popular secondary terms attached to “vegan” included Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Nate Diaz, ramen, and the query “is nutella vegan?” Furthermore, the report showed a visible spike of searches for “vegan” on Christmas Eve, a time when people gather to consume food together. Australians are not the only people interested in cruelty-free diets, as news outlet NY1 said that “vegan food” was the top Google search term among New Yorkers in 2016.

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Unilever Adds More Vegan Mayo to Brand Portfolio

The food corporation acquires condiment brand Sir Kensington's—the makers of the first aquafaba-based commercial vegan product Fabanaise.
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LAUSD Dumps McDonald's to Benefit Kids' Health

The school district resolves to cancel McTeacher's Nights—where teachers sell junk food to students—citing that the promotional event goes against the district's nutritional policies.
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World's First 24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thru Debuts in June

Canada's Globally Local will serve vegan versions of Big Macs and Whoppers at its new late-night location.
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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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