Articles written by Joni Sweet

Four Things to Do After Thanksgiving That Don't Involve Being Trampled at Target
Your bank account and sanity will thank you for swapping Black Friday for one of these alternative traditions.
Holiday Nog Taste Test
From light and smooth to rich and boozy, we’ve found the perfect vegan nog for your holiday party.
Sarah Kramer Vegan App
Best-selling vegan cookbook author Sarah Kramer recently launched Go Vegan!—a new app to provide users with an interactive guide to veganism. Available for...
Russell Simmons Awarded
Animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has just named Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records, Person of the Year. Simmons...
Vegan Social Networking Site
On December 1, the world wide web welcomed a social network aimed exclusively at connecting vegans worldwide. Dubbed Wellolistic, the new platform offers...
Anatomy of a Vegan Infograph
Physical therapy group Advanced Physical Medicine has just released an infographic entitled “Anatomy of a Vegan.” The image uses data from the Vegetarian Resource Group...
FARM’s New Van & Video Tour
Vegan-advocacy organization Farm Animal Rights Movement has just revealed designs for its new van, which will take the organization’s Pay-Per-View video campaign...
Greens Impact Immune System
A recent study published in the journal Cell has found a natural way to fight disease: eat your greens. According to UK scientists, green vegetables are vital to a...
Nashville’s Veg Meal Service
Organic, vegan meal-delivery service Vegin-In opened for business this month, offering Nashville residents a new option when it comes cruelty-free dining at home...
New Nasoya Tofu App
On December 1, soy-food company Nasoya launched All Things Tofu, its first mobile app. The free app features recipe searches through its Dish Whiz tool, which can...
Our Hen House 100th Podcast
Vegan multimedia resource site and 2011 Veggie Award winner Our Hen House celebrated the release of the 100th episode of its podcast on December 10. Hosted by...
Vegan Kickstarter Success Stories
Get inspired by four amazing Kickstarter achievements, from a dream road trip to a hot vegan restaurant.
Brendan Brazier Food Service
Plant-based professional triathlete Brendan Brazier has launched a new vegan meal delivery service, dubbed Thrive Foods Direct, for those with active lifestyles. The...
Veg College Scholarships
The Vegetarian Resource Group recently began accepting applications for its annual college scholarship competition. Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to two...
Vegan Supermarket Expands
Veganz, one of Europe’s only 100-percent vegan supermarkets, has just revealed plans to undergo a massive expansion in 2012. The first storefront opened in...
Eliza Dushku Ditches Meat
Actress Eliza Dushku, best known for her roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Calling, has gone vegan after seeing the documentary Forks Over Knives...
Vegan Etsy Holiday Gift Guide
Marzipan caramels, indie magazines, and stocking stuffers make Etsy a one-stop holiday shop.
NYC’s Animal Book Reading
Tonight, Freerange Nonfiction—a storytelling collective and reading series in New York City—will host a reading by three authors of animal-related books. Freerange...
Millennium’s New Year’s Bash
San Francisco’s fine-dining vegan restaurant Millennium has just revealed its 2011 New Year’s Eve celebration. Chef Eric Tucker and his team are creating a special...
Taiwan Bans Shark Finning
Starting in 2012, Taiwan will make history as the first Asian nation to ban shark finning. To get the central ingredient in shark-fin soup, fisherman use the cruel practice...
New Vegan Fruit Snacks
Family-owned business Chef Roberts has unveiled a new line of organic vegan fruit snacks. Dubbed Matt’s Munchies, the premium fruit snacks contain no artificial...
MooShoes Birthday Bash
Vegan shoe store MooShoes will host its 10th birthday celebration today, starting at 11:30am at its location in New York City’s Lower East Side. In honor of the...
Factory Farming Reform Petition
On November 18, a new campaign was launched to petition the federal government to reform food policies and reduce the damaging consequences of factory farming...
Psychology of Meat-Eaters
A new study from Australia’s University of Queensland reports that meat-eaters tend to deny that the animals they eat have mental capacities. Developed by Brock Bastian...
New Vegan Chocolate Cookbook
Last week, Sara Malazzo-Miller, the blogger behind Oh! Deer! Chocolates & Treats, launched an Etsy shop to sell her vegan e-cookbook. The digital recipe...
Law Hides Animal Cruelty Cases
Last month, a new animal cruelty law went into effect in Nevada that increases the penalties for torturing or killing animals from misdemeanors to felonies, but a...
First Ever MN Veg Fest
Last week, Compassionate Action for Animals announced that it will host the first ever Twin Cities Veg Fest in Minnesota next summer. Attendees can expect to interact...
5 Foods You Need to Eat Now
Stuff your shopping bag with these power-packed foods for your next healthy holiday gathering.
“Faux Fur” is Animal-Based
Last week, the Humane Society of the United States filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against nearly a dozen retailers for advertising garments containing...
Vegan in Upstate NY
With sanctuaries and vegan food in abundance, there’s no better time to head to upstate New York for magnificent mountain views and thriving cultural communities.
Food Demand to Double by 2050
Researchers from the University of Minnesota say that global food demand could double by 2050, leading to detrimental effects on the environment. Published by the...
Red Meat Affects Fertility
Cutting back on red meat, coffee, and alcohol can increase fertility of men, according to a new study from Brazilian researchers. Conducted by the Fertility-Assisted Fertilization...
Emotional Horrors of Turkeys
Psychology Today magazine published an article last week which details the cruelty turkeys undergo around Thanksgiving. Published on the magazine’s blog...
Vegan Pizza at Occupy Protests
Food Not Bombs, a volunteer-run organization that works to feed the hungry with veg food, has recently started a campaign to supply Occupy movement participants with...
Thankful Turkeys: Meet Henrietta
This month, meet four turkeys whose stories make us even more grateful to live cruelty-free this Thanksgiving.
NYC’s Vegan Thanksgiving
New York City-based vegan caterer Verite Catering will host Thankful, a vegan Thanksgiving dinner, on November 27 at the Gramercy Schoolhouse. Tickets range...
Students Urge Slaughter Ban
Last week, roughly a dozen people in Taipei presented a petition to Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture urging a ban on poultry slaughter in traditional markets. Students...
Dallas Vegan Thanksgiving
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a new guide has been created to showcase the best vegan feasts in the Texas city next week. Published by the blog Dallas Vegan, the list...
MFA Exposes Egg Farm Cruelty
Mercy For Animals’ newest undercover investigation reveals extreme cruelty to chickens at Sparboe Egg Farm facilities—one of the largest egg producers in the US and...
Video Game Goes Vegan
The popular video game Dungeons of Dredmor is growing both its content and compassion—independent software developer Gaslamp Games recently revealed...
NYC’s All-Vegan Pop-Up
On December 4, the Vegan Holiday Shop-Up—New York City’s only all-vegan pop-up market—will open its doors. More than 20 vendors will participate, featuring options...
Veg Options in MO Schools
Due to an increase in student demand, Missouri’s Hazelwood school district has agreed to start offering vegetarian options beginning in December. Students from...
Vegan Eatery Grand Opening
Miami’s newest vegan and raw food restaurant Choices Vegan Café is hosting its grand opening this Saturday, November 19. The restaurant has been in a soft-opening...
Kucinich Talks Food Stamps
Elizabeth Kucinich of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has written an article proposing a restructuring of government-run food-benefit programs...
New Vegan Podcast
Yesterday, Red Radio launched its first full-length vegan podcast. Hosted by five-year-vegan Erin Grayson, the podcast aims to educate listeners on...
Thankful Turkeys: Precious Life Flock
This month, meet four turkeys who make us even more grateful to live cruelty-free this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Up
The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that the cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner will rise 13 percent this year, making it the biggest year-over-year increase...
The Greatest Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Menu
Vegan blogger Allyson Kramer whips up an exclusive gluten-free Thanksgiving menu just for VegNews.
21 New Uses for Apples
From Caramel Apple Pizza to Apple Pie Booze, add a splash of this sweet and tart delight this season.
PETA’s Veg-Friendly Stadiums
In the heat of football season, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has ranked the top five vegetarian-friendly National Football League stadiums in the...

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