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Natalie Portman-Narrated Eating Animals Film Debuts
Jonathan Safran Foer's acclaimed book is now a feature-length film thanks to vegan actress Natalie Portman.
Starbucks Debuts Vegan-Friendly Turmeric Latte
The coffee chain's new turmeric-based beverage is easy to veganize but is available only at London-area locations.
LUSH Launches Vegan Halloween Collection
Spooktacular bath bombs, shower creams, and vegan lip tints comprise the cruelty-free cosmetic brand's 15-product Halloween offerings.
Pub Chain Adds Vegan Bavarian Sausage to All Locations
UK-based chain Bierkeller adds smoked, plant-based sausage to meat-and-beer menu in response to customer demand.
Filipino Eatery Ditches Meat and Dairy to Go Vegan
Formerly meat-heavy Nick's Kitchen in Northern California ditches animal products to become a fully vegan restaurant.
Supermarket Urges Shoppers to Take Vegan Challenge
UK's Asda publishes a seven-day guide to eating vegan with tips, advice, and recipes.
Study Finds Bones Were Stronger Before Advent of Dairy
Researchers discover that dairy does not build strong bones.
New Cheesy Vegan Pizza Debuts in UK Mega Market
Non-vegan company White Rabbit's Smokin' Vegan pizza hit the shelves of 159 Sainsbury's supermarkets last week.
Thrive Market to Launch its Own Non-Dairy Milk
The grocery delivery service will focus on breakfast and begin offering one-ingredient vegan milk.
Lebanon Adopts First Animal-Protection Law
The country implements laws that protects domestic and wild animals for the first time in its history.
Vegan Deli and Restaurant to Open in San Diego
Pop-up-turned-restaurant Anthem will serve its popular plant-based Philly cheesesteaks and more in a 4,000-square-foot space with plenty of parking.
New Handbag Collection Uses Only Pineapple Leather
Vegan company HFS Collective partners with animal-free fabric maker Piñatex to create a new collection of pineapple leather handbags.
New Vegan Doughnut and Gelato Shop Opens in Oakland
Vegan Donut Gelato brings its bear claws, apple fritters, jelly-filled, and glazed donuts across the Bay.
Vegan Beauty Brand Donates Profits to Harvey Victims
Lime Crime will donate all profits from its Beet It vegan lipstick to hurricane victims.
Vegan Falafel Joint Takes Over Berkeley Yogurt Shop
The Flying Falafel will be slinging spicy falafel, vegan cheesecake, and banana milkshakes in a second location.
Game of Thrones Star Dishes About Vegan Diet
Actress Nathalie Emmanuel—who plays interpreter Missandei on the wildly popular show—reveals that her vegan diet helps her work long hours.
Vegan Shoe Brand Teams with Rock Band to Help ACLU
Shoe company Keep launches a new vegan sneaker with rock band Real Estate to fight for social justice.
Demand for Plant-Based Products Up 140 Percent
Ingredients manufacturer Nellson says that revenue for plant-based food formulations rose by 38 percent last year—compared to only 2 percent for whey-based products.
Brazil Takes $300 Million Hit Post-Rotten Meat Scandal
While the meat industry in Brazil is in sharp decline, new plant-based companies grow at a rate of 40 percent annually.
Vegan Chickpea Snack Brand Makes $1 Million Per Month
HIPPEAS founder reveals that the vegan chickpea snacks sold 2.3 million bags at Starbucks in the last 12 months.
Startup Turns Beer Waste into Vegan Barley Milk
New vegan company Canvas aims to turn "spent grain" into "saved grain" by repurposing billions of pounds of beer waste into plant-based milk.
Forbes: Vegan Burgers to Bring Food Security to Asia
According to the media outlet, Impossible Foods is positioned to play a major role in displacing animal agriculture to feed a growing global population.
Aladdin-Themed Vegan Makeup Brushes to Debut
Ahead of the Aladdin remake, cruelty-free company Luxie Beauty will create a set of vegan brushes inspired by Princess Jasmine.
San Francisco Gets its First Proper Vegan Bakery
Gluten-free and vegan shop Wholesome Bakery opens a storefront in the Lower Haight neighborhood with an expanded menu.
Food Network Raves About Vegan Ice Cream
The network uncovers the secret ingredients in Van Leeuwen's creamy vegan ice cream in a new, already-viral, video.
Dancing with the Stars Celeb Honors Baby with Vegan Cake
California vegan caterer The Trim Tart makes Anna Trebunskaya's tea party-themed baby shower an event to remember.
Vegan Drive-Thru Takes Over Former Burger King
The second location of Plant Power Fast Food will serve its plant-based nuggets, burgers, and fries through the window of a former Burger King in San Diego starting this week.
Real Housewives Star Porsha Williams Goes Vegan
The star partners with fellow vegan Atlanta housewife Kim Zolciak in ditching animal products to "live a better life."
Coffee Bean Now Offers Califia Farms' Almond Milk
The vegan company's Barista Blend is specially developed to be frothy and is now available at participating locations of the nationwide chain.
Beyond Meat Gives Away Year Supply of Vegan Burgers
The vegan company celebrates the distribution of Beyond Burgers in 3,200 stores by giving one lucky winner a full year of free burgers.
Australian Earthlings to Debut in 2018
New vegan documentary Dominion will expose the exploitation of animals in Australia to a wide audience.
Amazon Buyout Slashes Avocado Prices at Whole Foods
Whole Foods' vegan CEO John Mackey promises to cut prices on organic bananas, avocados, almond butter, and more!
Richard Branson Predicts Meat-Free World in 30 Years
The Virgin billionaire says people in the near future will eat plant-based and "clean" meat on the heels of a $17 million investment in food-technology company Memphis Meats.
Four Seasons Debuts 25 New Chef-Crafted Vegan Dishes
Guests at the hotel chain's five-star resort in Punta Mita, Mexico will be treated to a spread of new vegan dishes courtesy of chef Leslie Durso.
Lonely Planet Takes Stand Against Elephant Rides
The travel guide company issued a statement to explain why it does not promote elephant rides to its readership.
UK Company Creates Luxe Vegan Condoms for Women
New contraceptives brand HANX wants women to protect themselves while being kind to animals.
Gonzaga University Veganizes Dining Station
Food-service provider Sodexo has removed all animal products from the vegetarian dining station to make it easier for students to eat vegan on campus.
US Will No Longer Be World's Top Milk Consumer by 2022
China will displace the United States as the top global consumer of dairy due to steady decline in American milk consumption.
Aramark Trains 1,000 Chefs to Cook Plant-Based
The food service giant partnered with The Humane Society to educate its chefs about animal-free cooking to feed the growing demand for plant-based foods.
Cleveland Clinic Ends Medical Training on Live Dogs
Medical students will no longer conduct mandatory lab tests on live dogs thanks to the efforts of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Waka Flocka Chats with Celeb Pals About Going Vegan
Celebrities Russell Simmons, Mýa, and Waka Flocka Flame gather at Los Angeles eatery Crossroads Kitchen to discuss their reasons for going vegan.
"Vegan Mac Down" Lands in Carolinas for the First Time
South Carolina chefs will be challenged to create prizeworthy vegan macaroni and cheese during the Vegan Mac Down competition hosted by Vegan Outreach.
Memphis Meats Raises $17 Million from Major Investors
The "clean" meat company is now backed by animal-agriculture giant Cargill, business magnate Richard Branson, billionaire Bill Gates, and Kimbal Musk.
Peet's Debuts Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte
The major coffee chain adds coconut milk and coconut whipped cream to its permanent menu in time for the fall pumpkin craze.
Stevie Wonder-Inspired Vegan Salad Bar Hits Seattle
Seattle's Plum Bistro empire owner Makini Howell creates new salads inspired by the time she spent touring with Stevie Wonder.
Major Australian Dairy Brand's Sales Drop 22 Percent
The continent's biggest dairy company Murray Goulburn is closing facilities and cutting out product lines as Australians consume less milk.
Ben & Jerry's Asks Fans to Pick New Vegan Flavor
The ice cream giant is crowdsourcing its next non-dairy flavor to add to its seven-pint line.
Seven Schools in Los Angeles Adopt Vegan Lunch Program
Starting this September, children at several Los Angeles area schools will enjoy vegan burgers, subs, and tamales for lunch thanks to joint efforts by animal-rights activists.
NadaMoo! Hosts Game of Thrones Ice Cream Contest
The vegan company's "Game of Spoons" contest will select seven winners from seven kingdoms to choose seven ice cream flavors in honor of the popular show's HBO finale.
Scientists Find New Health Benefits in Avocado Waste
New research finds that the husk surrounding an avocado pit might halt the growth of tumors, treat heart disease, and be used as a plant-based additive in cosmetics.

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