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New Virtual Reality Aquarium Exhibit Spares Animal Lives
Largest aquarium in London is forgoing the use of animals in favor of a cruelty-free, immersive, augmented-reality experience.
Rosemary May be Helping Italians Live Past 100
Hundreds of people from the small Italian village of Acciaroli are living beyond a century’s mark, and an international team of researchers want to know how.
Gardein and Daiya Announce Company Merger
Cheezy Mac with Beefless Strips and Black Bean Burgers with Cheddar Style Slices are among early offerings considered by new mega-company Gardaiya.
New Petition Calls for Lisa Simpson to Go Vegan
Famous eight-year-old has been vegetarian for 21 years, and now fans are saying 2016 is the time she goes completely cruelty-free.
Nutritional Yeast Growers Announce Massive Shortage
Experts say there are only enough resources to produce the popular vegan staple through the end of 2016.
Two Veg Festivals Come to Texas This Weekend
The 2016 HealthFest and the fifth annual Texas VegFest will offer plant-based food, speakers, activities, and entertainment.
Green Party Creates First Animal-Rights Committee
Majority vote leads the independent, environment-focused political party to create a national agency that would connect the dots between animals and the environment.
Dairy Worker’s Manure Drowning Raises Issues with Ag
A 37-year-old father died at an Iowa dairy after crashing a truck into and drowning in a lagoon of liquid and sludgy excrement.
Craig Ferguson Talks Veganism with Kelly and Michael
Scottish funny man shares the one challenge he faced when going vegan.
Study: Fish Populations Could Rebound in 10 Years
Decades of declining fish populations could be reversed with a near-full recovery in just 10 years, researchers say.
YouTube Star Lohanthony Shares His Top Vegan Finds
The mega-popular teen, who has amassed more than 86 million video views, shares his love for all-things Daiya in his first vegan video.
Food Conglomerate: "We Are At a Tipping Point" with Veganism
Frozen-food giant Pinnacle Foods—parent company of vegan brand, Gardein—is placing a new emphasis on plant-based protein.
5 Must-Have Vegan Starbucks Snacks (+ Drink Pairings!)
Don’t drink your coffee sans snacks—let our resident Vegan Barista help you find your new favorite coffeehouse munchie.
Men’s Fitness Highlights Vegan Sea-Based Protein Sources
Algae, seaweed, and a widespread pond plant called the “water lentil” could be the future of sustainable, animal-free protein.
Vegan Big Macs Coming to Canada
Beloved Hollywood vegan restaurant is opening next month in Toronto.
by CHLOE Expansion Continues with Boston Location
Massively successful vegan restaurant concept, less than a year old, is coming to Bean Town.
UFC’s Nate Diaz Speaks Out About His Vegan Diet
The 30-year-old fighter says abstaining from meat, dairy, and eggs keeps him strong and running better.
Armani to Go Fur-free
Luxury Italian designer Giorgio Armani announced that his companies will stop using fur by the 2016 Fall/Winter fashion season.
General Mills to Label All GMO Products Nationwide
After spending millions to keep consumers in the dark, the global food corporation was effectively brought to its knees on the issue of GMO labeling thanks to the state of Vermont.
Study: 8 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Could be Saved by Going Vegan
Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food reveal how a vegan world could have monumental effects on human health and the environment.
Poll: 97 Percent Want More Humane Animal Transportation
Overwhelming majority of Canadian participants—nearly half of whom have a farming background—says pigs, cows, and chickens deserve better treatment during transport.
Vegan Easter Pop-Up Coming to New York City
Atisanal chocolate bunnies, creme eggs, and other spring treats will be available at this month’s Vegan Shop-Up.
NYC Bakery Debuts Vegan “Punch Trump” Doughnuts
Cinnamon Snail takes a stand against the Republican presidential candidate with hand-decorated $9 vegan doughnuts, with proceeds going to charity.
Chloe Coscarelli Announces NYC Vegan Bakery
The vegan chef and media personality broke the news of her fifth business venture on social media.
Vegan Burger to Be Sold in Meat Counter in the Works
Beyond Meat reveals that it's working on a “plant-based burger 5.0” that will directly compete with animal products in a meat counter.
Snapchat Star DJ Khaled: “I’m Officially Going Vegan.”
Famed hip-hop producer and viral-video superstar shared with his followers that he’s taking up a 22-day plant-based diet challenge.
LA Vegan Street Fair Triples in Size for Second Annual Event
Los Angeles fair will bring 100 food vendors and thousands of attendees to the streets to sample the best of Southern Californian vegan fare.
Study Finds Ag-gag Laws Hurt Farmers’ Trustworthiness
Simply learning about ag-gag laws lead to distrust of animal-based farmers.
“300 Pound” NFL Vegan Speaks at Penn State University
David Carter speaks to college students about the benefits of plant-based eating.
Futuristic “No-Human” Veg Restaurant Profiled
Eatsa offers 40 different vegan ingredients … and no human interaction.
Fox News Sets Up Jackfruit Taste Test with New Yorkers
“I’m a meat lover … but actually, it tastes really good. I’m pretty impressed.”
62 Soy-Eating Seagulls Rescued From Tofu Factory
The hungry birds, who trapped themselves in a vat of tofu byproduct, were all safely extracted and are being treated to prevent hypothermia.
Band Donates “Whip It” Song Royalties to Save Circus Cats
Royalties from Devo's ‘80s hit song are going to a new PETA campaign to free lions, tigers, and other big cats from Ringling Bros. circuses.
Hayley Williams Launches Vegan Hair Dye Line
Notorious colorfully-coiffed lead singer of Paramore announced her new line of vegan hair dye this week.
Coconut Bliss Debuts New Cookie and Cinnamon Flavors
Chocolate Chip Cookie and Cinnamon Chocolate Fusion flavors are organic, gluten-free, and made with fair-trade chocolate.
Vegan Company Signs Multi-Million-Dollar NASCAR Sponsorship
Nevada-based Nature’s Bakery is now the official sponsor of NASCAR legend Danica Patrick.
Coscarelli’s Fourth by CHLOE Restaurant to Open in Los Angeles
Popular NYC vegan fast-casual restaurant will open inside a new Whole Foods concept store this summer.
UFC Fighter Pulls off Surprise Upset, Credits Veganism
Twelve-year-vegan Nate Diaz bested Conor McGregor in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Food & Wine Spotlights Vegan Products to Buy Now
Burgers, mac and cheese, cookies, and fish sauce all made the list of must-haves.
Vegan Chef Gets High School Students Cooking
Speaking about issues of health and food security, James Beard-recognized chef Bryant Terry had students make their own vegan gumbo, “Texas Caviar,” and lavender lemonade.
MFA Launches New Sister Organization
Companies creating cultured and plant-based meat, eggs, and milk will have backers in Mercy For Animal’s new Good Food Institute.
Canada’s #1 Dairy Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty
Undercover video footage of brutal abuses leave 12 employees of the biggest dairy factory farm in the nation facing up to $75,000 in fines and years of jail time.
Pizza Chain to Offer Vegan Options
Pie Five Pizza is rolling out Daiya cheese to its 87 locations by the end of the month.
Vegan Sets New Guinness World Pushup Record
Eighty-two knuckle pushups in 60 seconds have put a vegan Ayurvedic practitioner in the record books.
275th City in Spain Vote to Ban Animal Circuses
The city of Mogán became the latest city to declare itself a “city free of animal circuses” last Friday.
First Vegan-Certified Farm Flourishes in Philadelphia
The hydroponic farm grows 120,000 plants in a warehouse space spanning just 36 square feet.
New Pistachio Milk and Pecan Milk Hit Store Shelves
Cold-pressed juice brand Juisi introduces new line of nut milks in flavors such as Strawberry Pecan, Dark Chocolate Pistachio, and Vanilla Beach Cashew.
The 7 Best Spots to Eat Vegan in Los Angeles for Less Than $10
LA is all about the glitz, but an array of eateries prove that vegan food in Tinseltown can be delicious and affordable.
Brits Turn Backs on Cancer-Causing Meats
New findings show nearly a third of British eaters are reducing their meat consumption.
VegNews Celebrates Black History Month: Dr. A. Breeze Harper
In this exclusive interview with VegNews, Dr. A. Breeze Harper discusses cultural foods, the intersection of womanhood and veganism, and her thoughts on Thug Kitchen.

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