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Los Angeles Steakhouse Adds Vegan Menu
A sign of the times, BOA Steakhouse in the heart of Los Angeles introduces a fully vegan section—with a Beyond Meat burger—to its otherwise meat-heavy menu.
Vegan Companies Dominate List of Most-Funded Brands
Beyond Meat, Ripple Foods, and Impossible Foods are among the plant-based brands sweeping the list of the top 15 venture capital-backed companies, raising $1.5 billion to date.
Vegan Mushroom Ice Cream Debuts in South Africa
Cape Town's inventive shop Unframed Ice Cream launches a magical, dairy-free flavor made with an unlikely ingredient that eases depression and boosts immune function.
Vegan Lipstick Raises Funds for Planned Parenthood
The Lipstick Lobby's new bright pink vegan hue Kiss My Pink will donate all profits to Planned Parenthood in an effort to #LipstickItTotheMan.
Vegan Bodybuilders Win 32 Medals at 2017 Fit Games
PlantBuilt vegan bodybuilders break a world record at the 2017 Naturally Fit Games in Austin, TX.
NYC Record Dealer to Open Vegan Eatery in Milwaukee
Vegan restaurant Strange Town will be decked out in records and serve Sicilian-style pizzas in the Heartland.
New Vegan Restaurant Celebrates African Heritage
Baltimore's vegan restaurant The GruB Factory is the new food advocacy extension of human rights organization Pan Afrikan Liberation Movement.
Brazil's Vegan Scene Explodes in Just Three Years
The vegan scene in Brazil goes from powdered plant-based cheese mix to full lines of meat and dairy alternatives in record time.
Blueberry Farms Replacing Pigs on Prince Edward Island
Farmers in the Canadian region are increasingly profiting from blueberries and soy, not animal agriculture.
New Vegan Food "Tank" Hits the Streets in Utah
Utah's new organic food truck will be serving vegan reuben wraps, soups, and locally brewed kombucha.
70 Percent of Global Population is Dropping Meat
New research shows that consumers worldwide are both reducing their meat consumption and ditching it altogether in favor of plant-based alternatives.
Nashville Baker Turns Cacti into Vegan Desserts
Beca Lewis Skeels' literal takes on plant-based treats include cupcakes decorated to resemble succulents and cactus cookies.
Meat-Free Market Chain Launches in Switzerland
Swiss supermarket Karma offers the largest selection of vegetarian and vegan products in the country.
10-Year-Old Vegan Activist Delivers Moving TEDx Talk
Pint-sized vegan activist Genesis Butler says going vegan will save the planet.
Vegan Punk Café Opens Next to PDX Vegan Grocery
The Portland vegan scene continues to grow with the opening of the Jet Black Coffee Company next door to vegan grocery store Food Fight!!
Vegan Burger Enters in Prestigious James Beard Contest
Florida chef Johan Everstijn entered the Blended Burger Project with a Beyond Meat patty topped with eggplant bacon-tomato jam and vegan Gouda.
Vegan Doughnut Shop Opens; Sells Out in Three Hours
Rochester, New York's Misfits Doughnuts had a busy opening day hawking strawberry sriracha-filled and Fruity Pebble-topped doughnuts.
National Geographic Makes a Case to Ban Zoos
The iconic publication argues that zoos are not conservation organizations, and questions whether the archaic form of exploiting animals for entertainment should be banned.
Vegan to Ride Bike Across Europe to Raise Awareness
This summer, Jackson Long will cycle over Europe's biggest landmarks to promote plant-based athletics and bring awareness to animal suffering.
10 Vegan Ways to Celebrate 4th of July
Make this Fourth of July about independence for all by choosing vegan ways to celebrate.
Disneyland Now Serves Vegan "Baby Groot Bread"
The amusement park launched Guardian of the Galaxy inspired snacks in conjunction with its Marvel movie-themed ride.
Vegan Coney Island Hot Dog Shop Debuts in Detroit
New eatery Chili, Mustard, Onions will serve a totally plant-based take on the city's staple hot dog.
Vegan Chicken Nuggets to Become More "Meat-Like"
German ingredient developer Hydrosol created a "vegan stabilizer" that produces more meat-like meat-alternatives.
Guinness Record-Holding Teacher Goes Vegan
California teacher Jerry Knox dribbled two basketballs while running the London marathon to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Vegan Burger Uses 75 Percent Less Water Than Meat
Impossible Foods' first sustainability report shows a dramatic reduction in water waste, land use, and emissions in the production of its vegan burgers compared to animal meat.
Starving Liberian Chimps Saved by $6 Million Deal
The Humane Society of the United States struck a deal with New York Blood Center to help fund the long-term daily care of laboratory chimps dumped without food in Liberia.
Vegan Travel is Skyrocketing in Australia
More Aussies are looking for (and finding) cruelty-free vacations across the continent and in Thailand, Japan, and beyond.
Vegan Cat Café to Open in LA
CatCafe Lounge will feature vegan snacks, drinks, and adorable, adoptable cats.
MLB Team Hosts Vegan Night at the Ballpark
Pittsburgh's PNC Park will put on its first-ever vegan night this September with plant-based picnic food and box seats to the Pirates vs Orioles game.
Vegan Café to Replace Former Bison Farm
Pulse Café will bring non-dairy cheeses, plant-based pizzas, vegan soups, meat-free sandwiches, and pastries to a space that previously served mostly bison burgers.
Vegan Wonder Woman Makeup Brushes Unveiled
Luxie Beauty partnered with Warner Bros. to debut the superhero-themed brushes in conjunction with the premiere of Wonder Woman.
World's First Algae-Based Shoes Debut in July
Two companies partner to create plant-based sneakers from potentially destructive algal blooms to save waterways and reduce the fashion industry's carbon emissions.
Mini Avocados Available at Trader Joe's
The tiny single-serving fruit comes in a bag of six priced at about $3, the cost of just two large ones ... if you're lucky.
Plant-Based Diets Ease Osteoarthritis Symptoms
New research shows that fiber intake—not animal products—is key to joint health.
The Pope Gives Trump a Climate Change Wake-Up Call
During a visit to the Vatican, Pope Francis gave Trump a clever nudge to reconsider his stance on climate change.
Fashion Brand Debuts Vegan Pineapple Leather Bag Line
TAIKKA's ananas+ new accessory line features vegan leather made by Spanish company Piñatex from would-be-wasted pineapple leaves.
Vegan '80s Prom Hits Chicago This Weekend
The event promises plant-based finger foods, raffles, music, dancing, and likely big hair.
Vegan Leather Industry to Reach $85 Billion by 2025
New research shows that global demand for faux leather footwear, furnishings, and automotive interiors will create a spike in the animal-free materials market.
Fries-Only Vegan Eatery Debuts in Portland
Globally inspired, dairy-free cheese-smothered, plant-based meat-covered potato wedges at Baked Roots Bar are the newest addition to Portland's thriving vegan scene.
Free Vegan Food at Bareburger for National Burger Day
Restaurant chain Bareburger will give out free plant-based burgers at its 19 NYC locations for three hours today in honor of National Burger Day.
Printing Company Working to Veganize English Money
Banknote printing company is developing new money that doesn’t contain animal fat.
Beyond Burger Expands to 280 Safeway Stores
Beyond Meat's vegan burger patties will soon be available at the meat department in supermarket chain Safeway across California, Nevada, and Hawaii.
Brazilian Meat Scandal Execs Fined $70 Million
Seven executives from JBS—the world's largest meat-producing company—entered a plea bargain last week after a raid uncovered rotten, acid-tainted meat at 21 of its facilities.
James Cameron to Release Vegan Documentary
The Game Changers will highlight a broad range of plant-based athletes, soldiers, and cultural icons to show that nobody needs animal products to thrive.
Vegan Burger Shop to Open in Seattle Whole Foods
Oregon's Next Level Burger will launch at the Roosevelt Square Whole Foods Market this August.
LA Bistro Debuts Adjacent Vegan Brewery
Los Angelenos can now pair Sage Vegan Bistro's plant-based pastries with cruelty-free craft beer in the eatery's new taproom.
Meat Industry Asks EU to Ban "Meat" Label on Veg Food
European meat processors propose that consumers are misled by terms such as "vegetarian chicken" and "meat replacer."
Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Vegan Chickpea Brand
Vegan snack company HIPPEAS gets a celebrity capital boost to help hit the company's goal of tripling revenue this year.
Pinterest Reports a 52 Percent Spike in Vegan Pins
The social media platform implemented new tools to make finding vegan posts easier after discovering a growing interest in cruelty-free living.
New York Times Points to Steak for Antarctica's Demise
An investigative series reveals the true effects of global warming—caused in part by animal agriculture—on the icy continent.

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