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Cultured Koji Dog Food Has More Protein Than Steak
An independent study found that new clean-meat startup Wild Earth's fungus-based companion animal foods contain 45-percent protein by weight—compared to only 24-percent found in steak.
Vegan Narwhal Ice Cream Debuts for Summer
Ottawa ice cream shop Little Jo Berry's honors the "unicorn of the sea" with a blue-hued, horned, and totally vegan frozen treat.
New Vegan Grocery Store Opens in North Carolina
In addition to a variety of grocery items, Wilmington's new store UpBeet Market features a vegan jerky tower, beer-filling station, and a variety of dairy-free cheeses.
800 Sets of Vegan Frosting Sell in 10 Minutes on QVC
Home-shoppers snatch up Dollop Gourmet's vegan frostings made by Cupcake Wars winner and author Heather Saffer.
New Clean-Meat Startup Enters Race to End Fish Slaughter
San Diego startup BlueNalu received substantial funding from New Crop Capital to bring its cultured mollusks, crustaceans, and finned fish to market.
Tesco Sells 2.5 Million Vegan Meals in 20 Weeks
The supermarket chain more than doubled its sales projections of new vegan line Wicked Healthy.
Nevada Steakhouse Debuts Vegan Menu
Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis added a separate menu with plant-based cauliflower steaks, stuffed eggplant, and two decadent desserts.
Aussie Pub Creates Vegan Filet-O-Fish
Eatery Two-Bit Villains now hosts weekly vegan pub nights complete with plant-based popcorn chicken, nachos, and a vegan version of the popular fish-based sandwich.
Friday's "Felicia" Opens Vegan Version of Chipotle
Actress-turned-vegan-chef Angela Means Kaaya to re-open Jackfruit Cafe—which she previously operated out of a doughnut shop—this summer.
Vegan Runner Breaks Guinness Record in Cow Costume
Plant-based athlete Fiona Oaks battled Norway's freezing rain and 20-mile-per-hour winds to gain the Guiness Book of World Record title of the fastest woman to complete a half-marathon wearing a costume.
Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide
The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola-loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages
Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks
New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
Vegan Eatery Expands to Serve Historic Black Town
Jenn Ross—the bubbly owner of gas-station vegan café DaJen Eats—will soon bring her irie Jamaican food to Eatonville, FL, one of the country's first self-governing all-black districts.
Dairy Farmers Make Beer as Milk Industry Sours
Massachusetts dairy farm Carter & Stevens converted part of its facility into a brewery to offset losses incurred by low prices and decreased demand for milk.
The Hamptons Gets Its First Vegan Café
New York's luxury vacation destination will soon be home to the Plant Based Coffee Shop, where hearty vegan food will make for a cruelty-free getaway.
CA Senate Passes Mandatory Vegan Prison-Food Bill
State prisons, nursing homes, and hospitals may soon be required to have at least one plant-based meal option.
Natalie Portman Survives Fiery Vegan Wings on Hot Ones
The vegan actress makes her way through the gamut of hot sauces on the series as she explains her dedication to veganism and promotes documentary Eating Animals.
Prince's Estate Pledges to Remain Meat-Free
To pay respect to the late artist—an avid animal-rights advocate and rumored vegan—Paisley Park will maintain its meat-free policy.
Iceland's Vegan Bleeding Burgers Outsell Wagyu Beef
The No Bull Burger—a private-label vegan burger created by the supermarket chain's executive chef in April—has surged in sales since debuting in April.
Bangalore Elects Vegan Legislative Member
Newly elected official Sowmya Reddy—a 35-year-old animal-rights activist—will use her position to promote greener practices in the Jayanagar district of Indian city.
IKEA's Doughnuts Are Vegan
Vegan-friendly food items continue to grow at IKEA with upcoming launches of dairy-free soft-serve and plant-based hot dogs.
NadaMoo! Opens Its First Vegan Scoop Shop in Austin
The beloved vegan ice cream brand will scoop its pints into cups, cones, and Nada-Mooshakes at its flagship shop which opens on National Ice Cream Day.
Moby Sells His Entire Record Collection to Help Animals
The pioneer of trance music—who recently announced his retirement from the industry to focus on animal rights—is selling his personal collection of rare ‘80s and ‘90s vinyl to benefit plant-based medical group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Fly-Over Protest to Ruffle Feathers at Tyson
Animal-rights organization Compassion Over Killing will fly a plane over the 59th annual Poultry Festival in Arkansas with the message "Tyson's Cruelty Won't Fly."
Comedian James Corden Ditches Meat
The Late Late Show host is eliminating meat from his diet after learning about animal cruelty in the food industry.
California Pizza Pioneer Debuts Cheesy Vegan Pie
60-year-old chain Straw Hat Pizza will soon offer the decadent Garlic Artichoke Vegan Master Pizza complete with vegan cheese.
PayPal CEO: "Dead-Cow Wallets" to Be Obsolete by 2028
Younger generations are putting a dent in the leather industry by choosing fashion accessories free of animal products.
43 Million Americans Consume Plant-Based Protein
A new survey reveals that plant-based protein is "mainstreaming" as many non-vegan consumers are choosing to buy tofu, veggie burgers, and almond milk instead of animal products.
NYC Vegan Pizzeria Double Zero Opens in Four States
Celebrated vegan chef Matthew Kenney will expand his upscale pizza shop to Los Angeles in August before opening locations in Philadelphia, Boston, and Brooklyn.
UK's Largest Natural Grocer to Open Massive Vegan Outlet
Holland & Barrett plans to add 500 more vegan product lines to its first-ever, all-vegan store.
Michigan Medical School Ends Live Pig Training
Students at Western Michigan University Medical School will no longer be required to insert tubes into live pigs to become doctors.
Impossible Slider Is "Home Run" at White Castle
According to the fast-food chain's Vice President, the plant-based mini-burgers have been selling like hot cakes.
New Vegan Bleeding Burger Debuts at Sainsbury's
Danish brand Naturli's plant-based products will be stocked in the meat department at 400 locations of the popular British supermarket chain.
Trader Joe's Debuts Vegan Rainbow Wrap
The colorful pre-made meal joins a growing list of vegan products now available at the popular grocery store.
Tech Startup Aims to "Catapult" Vegan Meat Production
Seattle Food Tech—a new brand making plant-based chicken nuggets—focuses on the production scalability of vegan meat with the aim of outpacing animal products.
Vegan Beauty Industry to Be Worth $21 Billion by 2025
The global vegan cosmetics industry is set to nearly double as consumers become increasingly aware of animal cruelty in the beauty industry, and brands adjust product portfolios to accommodate the shift.
Orlando Baker Hosts Vegan Dessert-Only Dinner Parties
Vegan chef Cayden Fielder's The Last Course events feature four or more dishes that encourage guests to have dessert first—and last.
Aussie Equivalent of Burger King Debuts Vegan Burger
Select Hungry Jack's locations—a franchise of the Burger King Corporation—now serve The Vegan Burger, its first foray into a fully vegan burger option complete with vegan cheese.
IKEA to Launch Vegan Soft-Serve Next Summer
The furniture giant continues to add plant-based food to its bistros, with vegan hot dogs planned to debut this fall.
Starbucks Debuts Four Vegan Food Options in UK
Raspberry cake, two new wraps, and a fruit pot are the newest plant-based foods available at the international coffee chain.
Denver Brewery Creates Craft Almond-Milk Stout
A portion of the sales of Alternation Brewing's For the Animals dairy-free stout goes to benefit The Humane League.
Gordon Ramsay Competes in Vegan Cook-Off
The renowned chef—formerly a harsh critic of veganism—cooks with plant-based ingredients in an all-vegan Masterchef challenge against vegan Riverdale actress Madelaine Petsch.
Google Ditches Egg to Make Salad Emoji Vegan-Friendly
The head designer behind the new eggless salad emoji aims to be more inclusive of vegan Android users.
Andrews University Dairy Farm Shutters After 111 Years
Due to shifting consumer habits, the private school's century-old dairy farm has lost $750,000 to $900,000 in annual profits in the last two to three years.
Miley Cyrus Debuts Vegan Gay Pride Converse Collection
Rainbow platforms and glitter-covered sneakers are a few of the vegan singer's new styles made in collaboration with shoe brand Converse to promote equality for all.
New Star Wars Movie Star Thandie Newton Goes Vegan
The Solo: A Star Wars Story actress was inspired to go vegan by co-star and longtime vegan Woody Harrelson.
Vegan Kebab Trailer "The Big Kebabski" Debuts in UK
A new bright-orange trailer hit the streets of England to serve kebab shaved straight from a seitan-loaded spit.
Miyoko's Cream Cheese Debuts at Trader Joe's
Miyoko's Kitchen cashew-based vegan lox spread will soon be stocked alongside its European-style vegan butter at Trader Joe's.
First 24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thru Plans 10 New Locations
Canada's Globally Local plans to expand across Ontario in the next 12 months with new franchising deals before opening in other North American cities.

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