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Milk and Meat Bacteria Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis
New research reveals a connection between consuming products tainted with cow manure and the development of rheumatoid arthritis.
Walmart-Owned Retailer Bans Donkey-Skin Gelatin
A number of retailers—including Jet.com—have pledged to discontinue sales of products that contain donkey-derived ejiao, an ingredient promoted as a cure-all by Chinese medicine.
Budget Beauty Brand Releases 24 Vegan Lipsticks
ColourPop's new lipstick line features creamy matte hues available for $7 each.
Eatery Rings In Chinese New Year with Vegan Shark Fin Soup
San Francisco restaurant Enjoy Vegetarian will celebrate the Year of the Dog—and the San Francisco Vegetarian Society's 50th anniversary—with an 11-course vegan traditional Chinese feast.
Mark Wahlberg's Chain Adds Impossible Burger to Menu
Celebrity family-owned chain Wahlburgers now offers the plant-based patty that can be made vegan upon request.
Vegan Saved by the Bell Lipstick Debuts
Bayside's Lisa, Kelly, and Jessie will be represented by totally '90s metallic hues in the new line by Sola Look.
Vegan Doughnut Shop Replaces Pickle Store in Baltimore
Donut Alliance will serve Boston Creme, Pink Lemonade, and S'mores flavors of yeast-raised vegan doughnuts in its new Northeast Baltimore shop this spring.
YouTube Star Opens Vegan Korean Café with Her Mom
Rose Lee—of YouTube channel Cheap Lazy Vegan—opened brick-and-mortar eatery saVeg on the ground floor of a gym in Calgary.
Coca-Cola to Launch Vegan Smoothie Line in UK
The beverage giant is re-launching existing brand Adez in three coconut-, almond-, and oat-based smoothie flavors to capitalize on the growth of dairy-free demand.
British Academy Awards Serve Vegan Appetizer Course
This year, BAFTA nominees will be treated to a fully vegan appetizer made with celeriac cream, apple jelly, and toasted hazelnuts—without a non-vegan option for the course.
Italian Brand Debuts Vegan Meat as Mortadella Sales Slip
Felsineo—Italy's leading mortadella meat brand—launched vegan offshoot Felsineo Veg with six plant-based sliced meat products that resemble traditional Italian cold cuts.
Vegan Strawberry Hummus Debuts for Valentine's Day
Austin brand Lantana's pink-hued dip has romance written all over it.
Saudi Arabian Prince to Open 10 Vegan Eateries by 2020
Vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud intends to fight the growing obesity problem in the Middle East by opening new plant-based restaurants in UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Volkswagen Vows to Eliminate Testing Cars on Animals
The German car company will no longer force monkeys to inhale carcinogenic fumes.
Midwest Pizza Chain Launches Meaty Vegan Menu
Parkway Pizza partners with vegan shop The Herbivorous Butcher to create a full vegan menu that features pepperoni, chicken, cheesy toast, and meatball hoagies.
Hip-Hop Producer C-Note Goes Vegan to Fight Diabetes
Producer Carlton Mays, Jr. eschews animal products to ensure his longevity in the music industry.
Halo Top Adds Seven Ice Cream Flavors to Vegan Line
America's top-selling ice cream brand expands its vegan options with new flavors, including coconut milk-based Birthday Cake, Pancakes & Waffles, and Candy Bar.
Tyson Invests in Clean-Meat Startup Memphis Meats
The meat company makes its second investment—following its investment in Beyond Meat—in alternatives to animal slaughter.
Vegan Pea-Milk Brand Raises $65 Million in Funding
Two-year-old company Ripple Foods has raised a total of $110 million to expand its popular vegan pea-based milk products.
World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater Goes Vegan
Kelly Slater took to Instagram to confirm that he has been vegan for one month.
Vegan Seitan Butcher Counter to Open in Milwaukee
Celesta will offer late-night food, cocktails, internationally inspired dishes, and a butchery counter where seitan-based meats will be available by the pound.
New York Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Goes Vegan
The 300-pound, 6-foot-6-inch MLB player is now a raw vegan to maximize his athletic abilities.
Veggie Grill to Open Two Locations in Chicago by March
The popular West Coast vegan chain kicks off its nationwide expansion with two locations in the Midwest.
Babe Star Dispels Humane Meat Myth in Super Bowl Ad
The new commercial features actor James Cromwell as a priest that will not absolve the inventor of the term humane slaughter, as there is no right way to do the wrong thing.
Vegan Egg Replacer Just Scramble Debuts in Hong Kong
Hampton Creek's newest vegan product—mung bean-based egg replacer Just Scramble—makes its international debut at vegan grocery store Green Common.
Los Angeles Street Fest Hosts Vegan Super Bowl Sunday
Smorgasburg in Los Angeles will feature new vegan vendors curated by Eat Drink Vegan and Vegan Street Fair to celebrate the Big Game.
Vegan Star Wars High-Top Sneakers Debut
Porgs—the blockbuster's adorable space chickens—are the latest design inspiration behind Po-Zu's vegan shoe collection.
Two Major Groups Merge Forces to Fight for Animals
Compassion Over Killing and Farm Animal Rights Movement combine campaigns to strengthen the fight for animals.
Dairy Brand Debuts Vegan Protein Powder for Kids
Sneakz Organic—known best for its dairy-based milkshakes—is fulfilling customer demand for non-dairy, child-friendly products.
Oprah's Former Teen Chef Hosts Vegan Diner Pop-Up
Tonight, 17-year-old Kai Kani will transform a former Johnny Rockets burger shop into a vegan paradise.
Meat-Free Meat Market to Reach $7 Billion by 2025
As consumers increasingly choose meatless lifestyles, research firm Key Market Insights predicts the worth of the meat-alternatives industry will almost double in coming years.
SoulCycle Debuts Vegan Pre-Workout Cookie
The fitness chain has partnered with famed bakery Milk Bar to create a plant-based, protein-packed cookie, the first food offering available at SoulCycle locations nationwide.
New Zealand Dairy Farmers Now Grow Hemp
A 90-year-old, third-generation dairy farm is exploring new crops as consumers opt for plant-based foods.
Expert Says Dairy Industry Will Vanish in 10 Years
During Glasgow's dairy conference, industry panelists warn that plant-based alternatives will make dairy obsolete in less than a decade.
Grandmother Goes Vegan Before 96th Birthday
Anne Fraser was inspired to give up animal products to stay true to her yoga mantra of loving all beings.
Sales Triple at London Pub After it Goes Vegan
Eatery The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker threw out its meat grinder in January, eliminated straws, and intends to stay fully vegan forever.
Beyond Meat CEO Aims to Launch Vegan Burger at McDonald's
Ethan Brown says it's only a matter of time before the company's plant-based Beyond Burgers arrives at chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's.
Vegan Greased Pole Doughnut Debuts to Lure Eagles Fans
Vegan shop Dottie's Donuts gives Philadelphia Eagles fans a greasy pole to climb before the Super Bowl.
Vegan Actress Sparks Tempeh Bacon Frenzy at Whole Foods
Tabitha Brown's viral video about the TTLA—a vegan BLT sandwich that the actress, now famously, spikes with a pickle—prompts Whole Foods to expand the vegan lunch option to deli counters nationwide.
Vegan Pizzas Continue to Sell Out at Domino's
Nick Knight, CEO of Domino's Australia and New Zealand, is shocked by the amount of customer demand for newly added Follow Your Heart vegan cheese.
Bareburger Replaces Elk and Boar with Vegan Burgers
The burger chain now offers two new plant-based options: the Beyond Burger and the Impossible Burger.
Vegan Strong Race Car to Debut at Daytona
Professional race car driver Leilani Münter will kick off racing season in a new car outfitted with the vegan strong message.
Brothers Row Across Atlantic to Dispel Vegan Myths
Jude Massey and Greg Bailey are currently in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, rowing for hours and eating only plant-based meals to show that animal products are not necessary for extreme athletic abilities.
Stand-Up Comic Adam Sank Goes Vegan for the Animals
The funnyman credits documentary What the Health for pushing him from vegetarianism to veganism.
Cargill Invests in Plant-Based Protein
The animal agriculture feed supplier joins PURIS—the largest pea-protein producer in North America—in its mission to create sustainable plant-based foods.
10 Reasons New Vegan Documentary The Game Changers Will Literally Change Every Game
One part What the Health and 10 parts of the most inspiring fitness routine you've ever seen, this new film—executively produced by James Cameron—will have you sweating in your seat.
Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC
Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record
Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan
The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu
Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.

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