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Scientists Grow Beating Heart Tissue on Spinach
Breakthrough biotechnology proves that plants can serve as viable replacements for animals in medical research.
British Supermarket Adopts Official Vegan Label
UK supermarket chain ASDA clearly re-labeled a host of vegan products—including its own private-labeled vodka—to make it easier for customers to live cruelty-free.
General Mills' Sales Dip by $4 Million, Dairy to Blame
Processed food and yogurt brands driving down profits for the food corporation as it expands its presence in the plant-based sector.
Beloved Blackbird Pizzeria Expands to Second Location
Northern Liberties residents will soon be able to enjoy the vegan eatery's award-winning Philly cheesesteaks, pizzas, and more.
NYC Vegan Mainstay Angelica Kitchen to Close
Increasing operating costs caused owner Leslie McEachern to call it quits after 40 years.
China's Biggest Dairy Company in Deep Trouble
Huishan Dairy Holdings' stocks dipped by 85 percent last week due to corruption allegations.
Doomie's to Open Upscale Vegan Eatery Next Door
The small plates menu at Cruciferous in Los Angeles will showcase food developed by partners Doomie's Home Cookin' and S+M Vegan.
Vegan Gym to Bulk Up Portland's Plant-Based Scene
Liberation Barbell will offer plant-based nutritional advice and sell only vegan fitness supplements and food.
New Development: by CHLOE to Stay Vegan Sans Chloe
The company's co-founder issues a statement that commits to maintaining vegan ideals after Chloe Coscarelli's departure.
New Vegan Cruise Sets Sail in September
Guests will be treated to a vegan voyage to the fjords of Norway this fall.
Luxury Hotel Launches Vegan Afternoon Tea Menu
Britain's favorite activity just got a cruelty-free makeover thanks to The Egerton House Hotel in London.
Esther the Wonder Pig to Get Reality Show
The famed pig and her 43 rescued animal friends may soon become reality TV stars thanks to series Estherville.
Americans Ate 20 Percent Less Meat in Last Decade
New data shows that Americans reduced their carbon footprint by 10 percent thanks in large part to cutting down meat consumption.
Chloe Coscarelli Fired for Defending Veganism
by CHLOE's co-founder will not allow her name to be used for selling animal products.
Califia Farms Expands Plant-Based Milk to UK
The vegan company heads across the pond where plant-based milk is booming.
Vegan Cheese-Slathered Mermaid Toast Goes Viral
Food stylist Adeline Waugh creates stunning, shareworthy toasts with the help of vegan cheese by Kite Hill.
Americans Find Plants as Meaty as Animals
A new survey reveals that 65 percent of people find plant protein as hearty and satisfying as meat products.
London Café Ditches Dairy Because It's Scary
The Fields Beneath removes dairy from its menu and goes completely vegan in honor of British Mother's Day.
Vegan Metal Bar Opens Above Toronto Pizzeria
Canada's Apiecalypse Now! welcomes customers to drink and be merry at a metal-themed hideaway above their vegan pizza hotspot.
TLC's Chilli Demands Vegan Options at Chili's
The singer penned a letter to convince the restaurant chain to get on trend by offering more plant-based dishes.
Harvard Hosts Vegan Conference
Students will discuss the bioethical implications of the vegan diet at the sixth annual Ivy League Vegan Conference hosted by Harvard Vegan Society Student Group.
Arkansas Passes Debilitating Ag-Gag Bill
The state enacted a bill that will jeopardize citizens' ability to report abuse across industries including nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and factory farms.
Vegan Shrimp to Hit Shelves Next Month
New Wave's innovative algae-based popcorn shrimp will debut ahead of schedule due to widespread market interest.
Vegan Junk Food Bar to Open in Amsterdam in April
The munchies capital of the world will welcome a plant-based eatery, with burgers and fries galore.
Brazilian Meat Producers Caught in Global Scandal
The world's largest meat producers adulterated rotten meat with acid and bribed inspectors to get health certification.
Farm Sanctuary Kicks Off Plant-Powered Run
This summer, athletes nationwide will be challenged to "outrun cruelty" by demonstrating that vegans are fast and strong.
Cinnaholic Sold 300k Vegan Cinnamon Rolls in 2016
People customized hundreds of thousands of cinnamon rolls at the 13 nationwide locations of the vegan bakery franchise.
Sausage Executive Says Future is Plant-Based
Applegate's Nina Asoudegan thinks diversifying the meat-based company to include more plant protein will help move the company into the modern era.
Impossible Burger Expands to 11 Restaurants
The "bleeding" burger is now available at three more Northern California eateries, and is increasing its production facility in hopes of expanding to 1,000 restaurants by year end.
Starbucks Launches Organic Vegan Avocado Spread
The coffeehouse is slowly rolling out more vegan food options, including guac-like spread and a new sprouted bagel.
90-Year-Old Sydney Pub Throws Vegan Launch Party
Beloved watering hole East Sydney Hotel is keeping up with the times by launching a whole new vegan menu and a party to promote it.
TV's Only Vegan Show Prepares for Season Two
Plant-Based by Nafsika on A&E FYI Channel will return with new vegan cooking and living tips.
First Almond Milk Company to Open in Jamaica
Almond milk to plant roots in Jamaica to meet growing demand for non-dairy options on the island country.
Vegan Sushi to Expand Across NYC
Beyond Sushi will open six additional Manhattan locations by 2018.
Stella McCartney Debuts "Skin-free Skin" Collection
The vegetarian designer takes faux leather to new heights with her fall 2017 collection.
Savannah's First All-Vegan Eatery Opens This Fall
The balmy Georgia city will soon be home to Fox & Fig Café where vegan brunch will reign supreme.
Evanna Lynch Veganizes Hogwarts Recipes
The Harry Potter star creates "dairy- and frog-free" recipes in new video cooking tutorial.
Get Out's Jordan Peele Says Milk is "Kind of Gross"
Star of popular comedy series Key & Peele and director of provocative new movie Get Out expressed his disgust with dairy.
Starbucks Launches Almond Milk in UK
Six months after the long-awaited US launch, the nut-based milk option is finally available at Starbucks locations in the United Kingdom.
My Sneaky Plan to Convince a 17-Year-Old to Go Vegan
Teenagers are known to be stubborn but this semi-stepmom will stop at nothing to get an underage angel to eat a god#@!? veggie burger.
Plant-Based Was Biggest Trend at Major Trade Show
Food industry insider Organic Authority named plant-based products the most prominent during this year's Natural Foods Expo West.
Iconic Veg Restaurant Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Feminist-founded Connecticut vegetarian restaurant Bloodroot heads into its fifth decade with new menu items featuring vegan cheese.
Vegan Train Ride Takes Off on Earth Day
All aboard PA's cruelty-free train—serving quinoa salad, chickpea bake, and raw lime cheesecake!
"Vegan Paradise" Replaces Meat-Heavy French Bistro
Move over meat and cheese—Vita is bringing plant-based food to New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.
Arkansas Close to Passing Egregious Ag-Gag Bill
If HB1665 is passed, the free speech of whistleblowers within a range of industries—including animal agriculture, nursing homes, and schools—will be at risk.
Vegan Milk is Top Consumer Trend in UK
Plant-based milk makes debut in UK's symbolic "shopping basket" that reveals what Brits are buying most in 2017.
Slaughter-Free Chicken and Duck to Hit Stores by 2021
Memphis Meats is growing poultry from cells to alleviate environmental damage caused by traditional animal agriculture.
Vegan Grocer Opens Adjacent to MooShoes in New York City
The founders behind the iconic vegan apparel store move into the grocery industry with prepared sandwiches, snacks, pantry items, homemade soft-serve, and more!
British Men Go Vegan to Impress Dates
Survey found that opting for a vegan diet, and sticking with it, is amongst the top 40 changes UK men make to be more appealing to love matches.
Shuttered Dairy Company Launches Vegan Milk Line
Former CEO of NYC's Elmhurst Dairy shifts company to produce "Milked"—a new line of cashew, walnut, almond, and hazelnut plant-based milks.

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