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Yale Becomes First University to Offer Beyond Burger
The vegan burger is now available in all 13 dining halls at Yale to better serve student demand for plant-based protein.
Vegan Company Named #1 Place to Work in Canada
Plant-based protein company Vega has been selected as the best place to work in Canada, especially for women.
US Coast Guard Suspends Live Animal Military Training
Cruel combat training on live goats, pigs, and other animals is suspended for six months while the military branch explores more human-relevant methods.
Consumers' Animal Welfare Concerns Hit "Critical Mass"
Market research firm Packaged Facts says the food industry can no longer ignore consumer concern for animal welfare and recommends that companies invest in plants.
Dairy Industry Says Dairy is Great for Kids
A dairy industry-funded study found that dairy has health benefits for children amidst plant-based milk boom.
Entire Town Gives Pepperoni Roll a Vegan Makeover
Every bakery in West Virginia's Marion County will swap out all of the animal products in traditional local dish, the pepperoni roll, for plant-based ingredients by 2018.
Student Fights Against On-Campus Slaughterhouse
Colorado State University student Austin Joseph rejects plan for JBS—the world's largest meat producer—to set up slaughterhouse at the school's Fort Collins campus
Quorn Gets Official Vegan Certification
UK's biggest meatless brand will now clearly label all of its vegan products.
Wheat Protein to Reach $2 Billion by 2025
Despite the gluten-free craze, demand for meat alternatives is driving the value of seitan's main ingredient through the roof.
"Being Kind is Cool" at New Vegan Scoop Shop
Austin's Vicecreme opens with a compassionate message and incredible vegan ice cream, banana-based soft serve, sundaes, shakes, and more.
Victoria's Secret Model Helps Launch Vegan Shoe Line
South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel collaborated with LA-based shoe company Mara & Mine to create its first vegan collection.
New Study Finds Plants Slash Diabetes Risk by 18 Percent
A 19-year study found that consuming plant-protein greatly reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Kentucky Vegan Jerky-Maker to Open Café
Stanley Chase—the man behind Louisville Vegan Jerky—will launch Morels Cafe with sandwiches, a meat and cheese counter, pop-tarts, and jerky snacks.
Super Band DREAMCAR Embarks on Vegan Tour
Bassist and former No Doubt member Tony Kanal and frontman Davey Havok (of AFI fame) want nothing to do with animal products on their band's nationwide tour.
Eating Animals Increases Risk for Fatty Liver Disease
New research shows that diets high in animal products cause fat to build up in the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis in people who do not abuse alcohol.
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.
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.
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.
H&M Names "Wineleather" a Global Changemaker
Italian company Vegea Vegetal Leather creates vegan materials from grapes left over from the wine industry.
White Castle Rolls Out New Vegan Black Bean Slider
The tiny sandwich joins White Castle's original veggie slider option as the chain expands its plant-based options.
Vegan BBQ Turns Into Proper Sit-Down Restaurant
Portland's Homegrown Smoker will bring re-imagined versions of its vegan tempeh Reuben and Shepard's Pie to the St. John's neighborhood this summer.
Chickpea Startup Gets $8 Million Capital Boost
Plant-protein company Nutriati received a sizable investment from firms in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Virginia to help bring its in-demand products to market.
Beyond Burger to Be Served on Capitol Hill
More than 500 members of Congress are invited to sample the innovative burger in an effort to put plant-based policies at the top of their minds.
10 Exquisite Cereal and Vegan Milk Pairings
The earthy undertones of plant-based milks find their perfect crunchy cereals with our bourgeoise breakfast blowout.
Etnies Launches Cruelty-Free Shoe to Honor Vegan Skater
The high-performance Jameson shoe contains zero animal products thanks to skater Ryan Lay's vegan lifestyle.
Vegan Tattoo Shop to Hold Benefit for Animals
Brooklyn's Gristle Tattoo is raising funds to benefit Mercy for Animals through creative, animal activist-oriented tattoo designs.
Playing the Lotto is Now a Win for Animals
The UK Vegetarian Society launched the UK's first Veggie Lotto where players vie for a £25,000 jackpot.
Startup to Inspire Gen Z to Go Vegan by Age 25
New company Better Eating International aims to "popularize the cause of animal rights" with a targeted marketing plan to inspire all young people to go vegan.
New NGO Aims to Make Vegan Food Widely Available
Balanced works with major food companies to develop more plant-based options.
New Animal Sanctuary Herbivorous Acres Finds a Home
Herbivorous Butcher and friends landed a plot in Milaca, MN to house rescued chickens, mini-donkeys, mini-horses, and more.
Vegan Eatery with Ocean Views to Open in Miami
Chef Matthew Kenney will launch 1 Hotel South Beach's first vegan restaurant this month.
Vegan Burger Gets Big Thumbs Up from Men's Health
The publication says the Impossible Burger at Michelin-starred Saxon + Parole in NYC has "game and gusto."
Vegan Doctors File Suit to Ban Hot Dogs in LA Schools
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says that serving processed meat in Southern California school cafeterias goes against the state's nutrition policies.
"On a Bus" Vegan Eatery Debuts on a Bus in Milwaukee
The newest vegan restaurant to open in the Midwest will be housed in a 1971 Volkswagen bus.
Vegan Butcher Shop Hosts Croissant Pop-Up
Herbivorous Butcher will be serving a perfected vegan version of the classic French pastry, courtesy of local baker Colin Anderson.
Chickpea Protein to Expand Plant-Based Sector
Israeli company CHiCK.P is developing chickpea protein to capture its share of the booming plant-based protein industry.
Vegan Meatballs Pave the Way for Standalone IKEA Café
IKEA's newest food offerings—such as the vegan version of its Swedish meatballs—have helped to increased sales at the furniture company to $1.8 billion last year.
Federal Court Orders Factory Farms to Report Pollution
A Washington DC judge acknowledged that factory-farm emissions pose a danger to the environment and cause serious illness in people.
Eating Avocado Daily Fights Metabolic Syndrome
Scientists find the creamy fruit aids in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
San Diego Politicians Go Veg for a Week
A group of California politicians ditch meat to lead city residents by example as part of the annual VegWeek event.
Vegan Impossible Burger Debuts in Sin City
The plant-based burger is rapidly expanding its distribution with plans to produce 1 million pounds of vegan meat per month by year end.
Vegan Gummy Candy
Every bag of worms, bears, and citrus slices made from animal-free ingredients makes us feel young again.
Vegan Cauliflower-Based Pizza Crust, Now in 3D
A recent event allowed 300 spectators to 3D print plant-based cauliflower pizza crusts in under one minute.
First All-Vegan Aquafaba Meringue Store Launches
After months of perfecting the crunchy confectionary, chef Diane Forley debuts an online shop dedicated to nothing but chickpea brine-based meringues.
Vegan Pop-Up Empowers Women Makers
Chicago's first ever all-vegan food, clothing, and crafts pop-up will bring together female-identified entrepreneurs to build a better world.
Yet Another UK Eatery Goes Vegan
London's popular PickyWops pizzeria removes all meat and dairy from its menu after both owners go vegan.
Plant-Based Show The Big Fat Truth Premieres in June
The Biggest Loser producer JD Roth's new project will debut on wellness channel Z Living to educate viewers about the long-term benefits of a healthy mind and a plant-based diet.
Danone Plans for Global Expansion of Plant-Based Foods
Upon completing its acquisition of WhiteWave Foods, the yogurt giant announces plans for expanding the reach of plant-based brands Silk, So Delicious, Vega, and Alpro.
Vedge Owners to Expand Vegan Empire to DC
The Philadelphia vegan power couple will opens their first out-of-state outpost in Washington, DC next fall.
"Superbug" Found in 40 Percent of Danish Pork
A Danish study found alarming amounts of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in both conventionally farmed and organic pig meat.

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