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Anthony Bourdain Says Plant Foods Help End World Hunger
The chef is critical of the Impossible Burger—which he has not sampled—but understands the world-changing effects of replacing animal foods with plant-based protein.
France Bans Use of "Meat" for Plant-Based Products
Plant-based food companies in France will now face a $370,000 fine for using "meat," "sausage," "bacon," or any other term legislators have deemed is connected to meat marketing.
Israeli Salami Brand Debuts Vegan Meat Line
Food company Soglowek will donate 20 percent of its profits from the new plant-based line to support the efforts of SuperMeat—an Israeli company working to develop slaughter-free meat.
Luxe Shop Debuts Vegan Avocado-Shaped Ice Cream
London's luxury gelato stand Snowflake sells vegan ice cream made from, and shaped like, an avocado, complete with an edible pit.
IKEA Promotes Plant-Based Eating for Earth Day
The furniture chain sent a newsletter in time for Earth Day with three plant-based recipes it says are good for your body and the planet.
'50s Style Vegan Diner Opens in Michigan
Former Detroit-area food truck Shimmy Shack's new retro diner will serve Coney dogs, burgers, and shakes, and host birthday parties, gift-basket making events, and vegan vintage clothing pop-ups.
Vegan Chicken Nugget Startup Raises $1 Million
Seattle Food Tech plans to debut its plant-based chicken nugget replicas at school cafeterias by the end of 2018.
Impossible Foods Makes First International Debut
The plant-based burger joins competitor Beyond Meat in Hong Kong—where it will be transformed into Impossible Bao, Impossible Hot Pockets, and Impossible Thai Burgers by world-renowned chefs.
Vegan Girl Scout Thin Mint Chickpea Snacks Debut in June
Biena Snacks partnered with female-empowerment organization to create its iconic cookie flavor in chickpea-snack form—which can also be eaten frozen.
Postmates Ends Deliveries of Foie Gras
The delivery service will no longer honor orders that contain the cruel product made by force-feeding ducks.
Beyond Sausage Debuts at All Whole Foods Nationwide
Beyond Meat's newest product, pork-free sausages, is now available in the meat section at Whole Foods Markets.
Harry Styles Ends European Tour with Vegan Pie Prank
Former One Direction singer respects his opening act Mabel McVey's cruelty-free lifestyle by throwing a vegan cream pie in her face on stage.
Students Develop Plant-Based Burger That Mimics Salmon
Graduates of Berkeley's Plant-Based Seafood Collider course have created a vegan patty from fungi that is indistinguishable from Whole Foods' salmon burger in taste and nutritional value.
Vegan Goth-Themed Café Opens in Arizona
New Phoenix-based shop Dark Hall Coffee serves oat-milk lattes, vegan pastries, and goth vibes.
Vegan Mac and Cheese Debuts in Hot Bar at 55 Whole Foods
Chef Ayindé Howell—former personal chef for musician India.Arie—hopes to delight children with his vegan macaroni and cheese, a plant-based version of his great-grandmother Mary's time-tested Sunday supper recipe.
Gordon Ramsay Finally Gives Vegan Thing a Try
The celebrity chef—who has publicly mocked vegans for at least 10 years—has changed his mind about plant-based food.
Eminem Serves Vegan Mom's Spaghetti at Coachella
The rapper hosted a pop-up eatery prior to his performance on Sunday featuring the Rabbit—a $15 order of vegan spaghetti and meatballs named after his character in the film 8 Mile.
Vegan Shop Beyond Sushi Opens Sixth NYC Location
The quickly expanding vegan chain will donate half of its profits to animals on opening day.
Dairy Giant Dean Foods Hits Six-Year Low
The dairy company struggles as consumers turn to plant-based milk brands.
Vegan Ultra Athlete Sets Ninja Warrior Record
Free-runner Tim Shieff finished the Ninja Warrior UK obstacle course in less than one minute to achieve the fastest time ever set on the competition show.
Halo Top Opens Scoop Shop with Vegan Ice Cream Options
The popular ice-cream brand will serve two flavors of vegan ice cream and vegan cookie sandwiches at its upcoming scoop shop in Los Angeles.
Shake Shack Tests Vegan-Friendly Burger
The popular burger chain moves away from its only meatless option—a cheese-laden portabello burger—with the new Veggie Shack, a bean-based creation that can be ordered vegan upon request.
Plant-Based Cuisine Named Top Trend in New Zealand
A group of 2,000 restaurant professionals in New Zealand say vegan foods are becoming the norm and predict the trend will drive local restaurant menus in 2018.
VegNews Publisher Named Folio's 2018 Top Women in Media
Colleen Holland has been honored as the one of the top female entrepreneurs of 2018, joining the ranks of Martha Stewart in publishing excellence.
Tech Startup JUST Exec Starts New Cultured-Meat Brand
Eitan Fischer, former director of cellular agriculture at food technology startup JUST, will launch Mission Barn, Inc. to get slaughter-free meat on the market sooner.
Vegas Resort Revamps Menus with Vegan Options
Station Casino properties in Nevada added vegan menu options, including a steakhouse at Red Rock Resort that now serves beet ravioli, heart of palm croquettes, and spiced pear sorbet.
New Orleans Vegan Soul Food Shop Sells Out on Opening Day
Vegan jambalaya, smothered okra, and macaroni and cheese are all the rage at new cafeteria-style eatery Sweet Soulfood.
Meat Distributor Helps Beyond Burger Debut in Germany
The popular vegan burger makes its European debut with the help of food-distribution company PHW Group.
Tech Startup Helps Dairy Industry Make Vegan Products
Food technology company Perfect Day plans to partner with existing dairy producers to create milk, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt more efficiently, and without animals.
White Castle Debuts Vegan-Friendly Impossible Sliders
The fast-food chain now offers mini plant-based burgers for $1.99 at 140 locations across New York, New Jersey, and Chicago.
University Develops Virtual Rats to End Animal Testing
Researchers at the University of Oxford were awarded $30,000 to continue development on software that aims to be more accurate for scientific testing than animals.
Vegan Smoked Barbecue Restaurant Opens in Las Vegas
New eatery Amber's Smoked Vegan—the third vegan restaurant that announced its opening this month in Sin City—features an all-vegan menu inspired by southern-style soul food.
More Than Half of Canadians Eat Meat Alternatives
New research from Mintel reveals that while a small percentage of Canadians identify as vegan or vegetarian, a majority of the population consumes meat alternatives.
Chloe Coscarelli Files Lawsuit to Reclaim by CHLOE Name
The famed vegan chef has filed a lawsuit against former business partner ESquared Hospitality on 14 counts, including allegations that CEO James Haber aimed to remove her from the by CHLOE brand after she rejected his inappropriate advances.
Khloé Kardashian Finds Meat Absolutely Disgusting
The pregnant reality star reveals that she no longer consumes meat because it makes her nauseous.
Israeli Supermarkets to Open Vegan Departments
Grocery chain Victory Supermarket will expand a vegan pilot program to most of its location after noticing a 49 percent increase in vegan sales in the first quarter of 2018.
Vegan Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike in Turkey
Osman Evcan, a prisoner at the Silivri Prison, has refused to eat after jail officials maliciously fed him meals with meat and rotten food—which is a violation of a vegan food law Evcan helped to establish in 2012.
Millennials Driving Vegan Ice Cream Industry Boom
The demographic's $200 billion spending power is fueling the global growth of the vegan ice cream industry—which is predicted to reach $2.45 billion by 2027.
Beyond Burger Debuts at Vegan Drive-Through
The popular plant-based burger can now be ordered at the pick-up window at Santana's Vegan Grill in Colorado Springs.
Applebee's and IHOPs Close Due to Lack of Millennials
Traditional chains that fail to address shifting consumer tastes—particularly toward plant-based options—are forced to shutter while those that adapt, such as TGI Fridays, continue to thrive.
Vegan Ice Cream Brand NadaMoo! Debuts at Stater Bros.
The Southern California grocery chain will offer Austin-based NadaMoo's 14 coconut milk-based ice cream flavors including The Rockiest Road, Birthday Cake, and Himalayan Salted Caramel.
Researchers Link Eating Meat to Sexism
A survey of students in Texas reveals a connection between the oppression of farmed animals and women.
GEICO Employees Up Productivity on Plant-Based Diet
Two new studies prove that consuming a whole-food, plant-based diet is optimal for health and results in fewer missed workdays.
Egg Boss Joins Startup JUST to Forge Plant-Based Future
Morten Ernst, CEO of Hong Kong-based egg marketing company Ovotec Limited, is working with plant-based food technology startup JUST to create a more sustainable food system by 2030.
NYC's Chic Vegan Lounge Avant Garden Expands to Brooklyn
Vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi will open the second location of his fine-dining concept in Williamsburg this summer.
Beyond Sausage Hits Yankee Stadium for Baseball Season
Thanks to a partnership with chain Bareburger, the New York stadium has become the first to offer the newest pork-less product from the makers of Beyond Burger.
By CHLOE Secures $31 Million for Global Expansion
The New York-based vegan chain will use the new capital to open 20 locations in the United States and international outlets.
Vegan Burger Bar Takes Over Vegan Drive-Thru in Vegas
New eatery Blinders Burgers & Brunch will serve Impossible Burger patties, Herbivorous Butcher meats, and weekend brunch in the space previously occupied by vegan drive-through Vege-Way.
60 Minutes Airs Damning Exposé of Live-Animal Transport
Tonight's segment features secret footage of the cruelty behind Australia's long-distance transport of live animals for slaughter.
Harvard Law School Urges USDA to Link Meat and Disease
The Ivy League school asked the government agency to examine how meat consumption leads to illness before compiling its forthcoming Dietary Guidelines.

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