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Manchester Gets Its First Vegan Junk Food Joint
According to UK's Vegan Society, plant-based eatery Zad's is the first to sell proper vegan fast food in Manchester.
Vegan Disney Star Kayaks English Channel for Animals
Disney Channel's Dan Richardson teams with vegan personal trainer Annie Robertson-Connolly to kayak 21 miles across the English Channel to raise money for stray dogs.
Vegan Bakery Opens in Chicago
The South Shore neighborhood will be buzzing with Betty Bot's chickpea-based flatbreads, activated charcoal-infused lemonades, and dairy-free smoothies made with pumpkin-seed milk.
Tinder Urges Users to Ditch Tiger Selfies
The dating app takes a stance against taking photos with abused wild animals and suggest posing with a "falafel bowl at your favorite vegan eatery" instead.
Toronto to Get New Two-Story Vegan Pizzeria
Virtuous Pie releases ambitious plans to expand to two new locations in Canada after its successful debut of a two-story vegan pizzeria in Portland, OR.
Goat Cheese Dairy Farm Turns into Vegan Sanctuary
Goat farm Broken Shovels' owner Andrea Davis shut down the "humane" dairy farm after realizing that "there was no right way to do a wrong thing."
Vegan DIY Cinnamon Roll Shop Opens in Los Angeles
Angelinos can now customize vegan cinnamon rolls with 30 frostings and toppings at Cinnaholic's newest franchise location.
5 Vegan Summer Date Ideas
Summer lovin' happens so fast, especially when you're taking your date on vegan adventures.
Land Rover Exec Condemns Leather Car Interiors
Design Director Gerry McGovern: "I'd be quite happy to move away from leather tomorrow."
New Report Implicates Tyson in Destruction of Gulf of Mexico
Runoff from animal feed farms are responsible for creating a massive "dead zone," killing fish populations and polluting drinking water.
Ripple Debuts Vegan Half & Half
Creamy vegan half & half hits the shelves of 1,000 Whole Foods Markets and Target stores nationwide.
15,000 Bartenders Name Aquafaba a Top Cocktail Trend
The chickpea brine-based vegan egg replacer made a big splash at the Tales of Cocktail conference in New Orleans—the biggest gathering of alcohol professionals in the country.
by CHLOE Embarks on International Expansion
The first stop for the New York-based vegan eatery is London before expanding to Europe and the Middle East.
Bill Gates Helps Impossible Foods Raise $75 Million
The wildly popular vegan patty Impossible Burger will use the new funds to stay on its path of aggressive expansion.
Condé Nast Traveller Praises Seitan
The iconic publication salutes vegan butchers and restaurants around the globe for their seitan-based meat alternatives.
Pittsburgh City Council Adopts Meatless Monday
Seven out of nine council members pledge to go meatless on Mondays to promote better eating habits to the city’s residents.
Rapidly Expanding Pizza Chain Adds Vegan Cheese
Violife vegan cheese is now available at all 10 Arizona and New Mexico locations of the WisePies pizza chain.
Free People Launches Vegan Fashion Line
The fashion brand creates a trendy lookbook with new styles free of leather, silk, wool, and fur.
Plant-Based Milk Poses New Threat to Dairy Industry
Market research firm Packaged Facts advises that vegan milks in the refrigerated section create a greater danger to dairy profits than soy has in the past.
Finance CEO: Meat Industry Must Invest in "Lab Meat"
Aquaa Partners' Paul Cuatrecasas believes animal-feed companies should worry about "cultured meat" significantly displacing the animal-agriculture industry in 10 to 15 years.
FDA Approves Macadamia Nuts' "Heart Healthy" Claim
The government recognizes that consuming macadamia nuts decreases the risk of heart disease.
Lyft Launches Late-Night "Taco Mode"
Riders in Newport Beach, CA can now take a post-partying detour to vegan-friendly Taco Bell.
Idahoans Protest Proposed University-Run Dairy Farm
Local residents do not want a "stinking dairy near the freeway" in southern Idaho.
Russell Simmons to Receive Vegan Activism Award
The vegan music mogul will be awarded the 2017 EMA Missions in Music Award for his advocacy for a plant-based diet and support of animal-rights.
New Vegan Grocery Store to Open in Pennsylvania
Boyertown, PA, will have a brand new, all-vegan store this fall thanks to ambitious plant-based eatery Firefly Café.
Dog Meat Sale Banned in Bali
The Balinese government issued a decree to ban the sale of dog meat thanks to the efforts of animal-rights organization Animals Australia.
88-Year-Old Vegan Climbs Kilimanjaro
Colorado resident Fred Distelhorst may have set a world record as the oldest person to ever ascend one of the world’s highest peaks.
Egg Company Reports $74M Loss Due to Vegan Alternatives
Giant egg company Cal-Maine Foods' CEO says vegan alternatives are responsible for the company's first big loss of profits in over a decade.
Milk Can Now Be Advertised as Inhumane in UK
In a landmark decision, the UK Advertising Standards Agency ruled in favor of Go Vegan World's "Humane Milk is a Myth" campaign.
5 Vegan Lunch Hacks at Panera Bread
The fast-casual chain just made it easier to find vegan food on the menu, and we're ordering these five dishes pronto!
Vegan Beyond Burger Expands to 600 Kroger Stores
The plant-based patty triples its distribution and is now available in the meat aisle in 1,300 stores nationwide.
Vegan Cheese Brand Daiya Acquired for $325 Million
International brand Otsuka paid a hefty price to expand its plant-based portfolio.
Last Captive-Born Orca Dies at SeaWorld
Three-month-old baby orca Kyara died of pneumonia—the same illness that killed Tilikum in January.
Midwest Vegan Eatery Creates Copycat Big Mac
St.. Paul's J. Selby's "Dirty Secret" is made with two all-"beaf" patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheeze, pickles, and onions, and served on a vegan sesame seed bun.
New Series "The Vegan Road Show USA" Debuts in August
The new show will showcase vegan restaurants across the country and feature special correspondent Maggie Taylor—the niece of famed vegan director James Cameron.
Vegan-Friendly Chef to Headline BBQ Festival
Chef Shannon Martinez's plant-based chorizo, Spanish meatballs, and cashew cheese are the talk of the otherwise meat-centric event in Australia.
Kylie Jenner Goes Vegan
The mega-celebrity vows to ditch animal products and eat vegan tacos and nachos instead.
Stella McCartney to Replace Silk with Vegan Fibers
The vegetarian designer will debut a dress made entirely from vegan, yeast-based silk at New York's Museum of Modern Art in October.
KFC's New "Whole Chicken" Commercial Backfires
The fast-food chicken chain inadvertently helps people make the connection between KFC's wings, thighs, and breasts—and the intelligent animals killed to make them.
Vegan Burgers Shake Up New Zealand's Meat Industry
Innovators in Silicon Valley are creating meat and dairy alternatives that a prominent executive says will pose major threats to New Zealand's animal-agriculture industry.
"Wagyu" Cows Fed Expired Milk Chocolate
"Japanese-style" cows are fed a mix of expired Cadbury's milk chocolates, other candy, and cookies—in amounts that are the human equivalent of one bar of chocolate per day.
Mean Girls Vegan Makeup Brush Set Coming Soon
The cult classic film will be the theme of vegan beauty brand Spectrum Collections' new makeup brush set sold in a "Burn Book" case.
What the Health Creates Crowds of New Vegans in Texas
Texans are flocking to Spiral Diner and V-Eats in Dallas after learning the truth about the meat and dairy industries through the new vegan documentary.
Tesla Now Exclusively Offers Vegan Seats
In a groundbreaking move, the company has dropped leather from all of its cars before the launch of highly anticipated and affordable Model 3.
Vegan Ice Cream Industry to Reach $1 Billion in 2017
Market research predicts plant-based frozen treats to be worth $2.45 billion in the next decade.
Slovakia to Ban Wild Animal Circuses
A new amendment will protect wild species from performing "atypical behavior not present in nature."
NYC Café Creates Vegan Rainbow Hangover Latte
The Good Sort's tri-color, spirulina-infused latte absorbs alcohol without harming animals.
Vegan Vending Machines Roll Out in San Francisco
Plant-based brand leCupboard plans to install interactive ordering machines in high traffic areas to help people fight disease with food.
Vegan Event Raises $1 Million for Inner City Arts
Guests at Russell Simmons' "Art for Life" event dined on vegan chicken bites and waffles while raising funds to benefit arts programs for children.
Grubhub Names Vegan Food as Hottest Delivery Trend
The delivery platform reveals nationwide customers are increasingly ordering tofu wings, vegan quesadillas, and calzones.

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