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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.
Vegan Unicorn Snot Lipgloss Is Real
The new smooth, glittery gloss comes in five colors, smells like cotton-candy, and does not harm animals —"magical or not."
Reader's Digest Promotes Switching to Vegan Skincare
The nearly 100-year-old publication asks readers to consider using cruelty-free beauty products even if adopting a vegan diet is not in the cards.
Vegan Bánh Mì Out-Selling Pork Version in Maine
The tofu-based sandwich is taking local restaurants by storm and out-selling its traditionally meat-centric counterpart.
Major Cruise Line Launches Fleet-Wide Vegan Menu
Oceania Cruises is adding a plant-based menu of 250 dishes, cold-pressed juice, and vegan smoothies to six cruise ships.
Forbes: "Dairy-Free Milk is Draining the Dairy Industry"
The popular publication says vegan milk continues to make strides while dairy goes down the drain.
Vegan Bar Donates Profits to Causes Defunded by Trump
All profits from tip-free Coup cocktail bar will be donated to organizations such as Planned Parenthood and ACLU.
Taiwan Outlaws Cat and Dog Consumption
The island nation takes initiative to ban cat and dog consumption before China-s annual Yulin dog-eating festival.
Starbucks Adds Secret Vegan "Pink Drink" to Store Menu
The "secret menu" strawberry and coconut milk concoction is easier to order now that it's a permanent menu item.
5 Vegan Burgers That Put McDonald's Menu to Shame
There's no denying that plant-based burgers are all the rage.
Majority of Brits Say They Don't Need Meaty Meals
A new survey found that 56 percent of British people feel a meal can be complete without meat.
Vegan Café Replaces Butter-Heavy Eatery in San Francisco
Nourish Cafe will expand into the Nob Hill space previously occupied by non-vegan Flour and Co.
Two-Thirds of Americans Would Try "Cultured Meat"
Research shows that a majority of Americans are willing to eat meat made without slaughter.
NYU Dining Hall Goes Vegan for Earth Day
Lipton dining hall will serve environmentally friendly plant-based fare due to student demand.
Indiegogo Urges Users to Invest in Vegan Restaurant
The equity branch of the crowdfunding platform promotes plant-based eateries as the "the future of fast food."
Berkeley Prohibits Fur Sales Citywide
New legislation makes it illegal to sell the cruel animal product within city limits.
Beyond Burger Touches Down in Hong Kong
Popular plant-based "bleeding" burger makes its international debut at vegan retailer Green Common in Hong Kong.
Singer JoJo Goes Vegan
The platinum musician first gave up dairy, then she transitioned to a vegan diet after learning about the inherent cruelty of animal agriculture.
Starbucks Tests New Vegan-Friendly Lunch Menu
100 Chicago stores are the first to sample Starbucks' new Mercato lunch program, which includes a certified vegan salad.

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