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Wisconsin Dairy industry Taps Prisons for Workers
The struggling industry trains inmates to perform dairy jobs that nobody else wants.
Hain Celestial Acquires Better Bean Company
The food conglomerate bets on beans, as plant-based protein continues to boom.
Taco Bell Relaunches Vegan-Certified Rice
Vegan rice is back at Taco Bell ahead of schedule, and all is right with the world.
Lush Cosmetics to Make Its Containers from Ocean Trash
The vegan-friendly beauty company vows to reduce waste by repurposing tons of litter into eco-friendly packaging.
Frozen Yogurt Chain Adds Six Vegan DOLE WHIP Flavors
sweetFrog will now serve the fruity concoction at all of its 340 locations to answer customers' call for dairy-free options.
Vegetarian-Only Fridges Debut at 200 Finnish Supermarkets
Kesko's K-Food stores are luring customers toward meat-free products.
New Vegan Café Opens at Brooklyn Whole Foods
Chickpea and Olive set up shop at Whole Foods in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood.
101-Location Chain BurgerFi Adds Vegan Beyond Burger
The vegan patty will be available at eight locations of the growing gourmet burger chain nationwide in time for the 4th of July.
New Tech Gadget Detects Milk and Meat in Food
The "Ally" is being developed by a vegetarian engineering student to check for the presence of animal products in foods while traveling.
Serena Williams Invests in Vegan Smoothie Brand
Ready-to-blend smoothie company Daily Harvest attracts celebrity capital from Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams.
One-Quarter of New Zealanders to Drop Meat by 2025
Research shows New Zealand residents are increasingly leaving meat of their plates.
Hampton Creek to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat Next Year
The billion-dollar company behind Just Mayo has been secretly making cultured meat for the past year.
"I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" Goes Vegan
The non-butter spread launches a vegan certified "It's Vegan" product to appeal to cruelty-free customers.
Las Vegas Pasta Shop Debuts 20-Dish Vegan Menu
The Pasta Shop and Art Gallery adds a vegan menu to appease growing vegan scene in Las Vegas.
Plant Protein Slashes Risk of Early Onset Menopause
Eating plant-based protein benefits reproductive health, while women who consume just one serving of red meat per day increase their risk of early onset menopause by 12 percent.
France Historically Awards Vegan Chef With Coveted Title
The country's officials awarded Willy Berton of Vegan Gorilla in Nice the prestigious title of "Maître Restaurateur."
Party Drug "Special K" Found in "100% Natural" Chicken
USDA investigation uncovers a host of illegal drugs and antibiotics in birds slaughtered by the third largest chicken producer in the US.
Veganism in the US Grows by 600% Since 2014
American consumers who identify as vegan now comprise six percent of the population, up from only one percent in three years.
Punk Rock Drummer Rolls Out Vegan Food Truck
David Witte from thrash band Municipal Waste will be serving vegan cheese-slathered chimichangas streetside in Richmond, VA.
Vegan Cinnamon Roll Shop to Open in Pennsylvania
Cruelty-free bakery Cinnaholic will bring its DIY cinnamon rolls to Lancaster county in July.
Target Pulls Hampton Creek Off Shelves
The retail giant disabled registers to discourage shoppers from purchasing the company's vegan condiment Just Mayo, and 19 other products.
Vegan Brand Named First Zero-Waste Facility of Its Kind
Earth Island—the production facility for iconic vegan brand Follow Your Heart—becomes the first plant-based manufacturer in the nation to receive Gold Level Zero-Waste certification.
Impossible Burger Debuts at 11 Burger Bars in Texas
Burger chain Hopdoddy adds the popular plant-based patty to its menus in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and more.
Czech Republic to Ban Fur Farms
In an historic move, Czech government officials vote 132 to 9 in favor of banning the country's fur farms by 2019.
132-Year-Old Lobster Set Free by Long Island Clam Bar
"Louie" will live out the remainder of his life in the wild after spending 20 years in captivity after owner forms emotional bond.
Smoked Meat Bar Now Sells Vegan Ribs
Meat-centric Minnesota pub Bourbon Butcher serendipitously teamed up with Herbivorous Butcher to create a sought-after vegan menu.
Doctors Call for Plant-Based Meals in Hospitals
The American Medical Association—a group of 200,000 physicians—says it's time to drop cancerous foods from hospital menus.
Factory Farms Cause Lung Damage to Nearby Residents
New research shows that living near a factory farm is detrimental to human health.
Reducing Cost of Vegetables Saves 150,500 Human Lives
New study says that a subsidy on fruit and vegetables is five times more effective at staving off cardiovascular disease than imposing a soda tax.
Vegan "Love Latte" Debuts for LGBTQ Pride Month
A portion of profits from the rainbow-hued, almond milk-based beverage at Austin's Juice Society go toward supporting the LGBTQ community.
Documentary About Vegan Music Legends Debuts in 2018
Musicians from Fall Out Boy, The Veronicas, and Rob Zombie all make guest appearances in new film Taking Note.
Pennsylvania's Dairy Industry Continues to Crumble
Leading dairy producing county Lancaster is heading toward troubled times as Americans ditch dairy for plant-based milk.
Couple Could Afford Greek Vacation After Going Vegan
Andrée Pagès and her husband saved $2800 in six months after doing a Thanksgiving-to-Christmas vegan experiment.
Middle Eastern Princess Invests in Vegan Cheese Startup
Princess Arwa Al Qassimi was inspired to fund female-owned Wegan Foods to empower women worldwide.
Detroit Vegan Soul Opens in Fast-Food Dominated Area
The second location of beloved plant-based food restaurant will sit in the middle of an area overrun by White Castle, McDonald's, and Little Caesar's.
Pamela Anderson to Open Vegan Eatery in France
The activist invites French President Emmanuel Macron to the grand opening to discuss freeing her boyfriend, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, from political asylum.
Dairy Plant Drops 11 Milk Suppliers Due to Surplus
One Pennsylvania dairy plant finally cut ties with suppliers after years of financial losses.
Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
Hampton Creek's creamy dressing makes summer Caesar salads easy as pour, toss, and eat.
Pea Protein-Based Vegan Greek Yogurt Coming Soon
Vegan company Ripple is currently developing Greek yogurt, creamy half-and-half, and ice cream made with a proprietary pea protein blend.
Kellogg's Invests in Vegan Smoothie Company
Bright Greens is the latest plant-based startup to receive a capital boost from a major food corporation.
Starving Pigs Saved from Small Island in California
Animal-rights organization Farm Sanctuary stepped in to save six starving pigs left to die in California's Central Valley.
PDX Eateries Combine to Form Vegan Hotspot
Beloved A.N.D. Café joins sister restaurant Off the Griddle to create the ultimate vegan-friendly brunch, lunch, and dinner spot in Portland, OR.
Teen Creates Animal Activist Mobile Game
17-year-old Thomas Skylar's game "Paintball Hero" allows players to save animals from factory farms, rainforests, and circuses.
Mother Starts Vegan Meal Delivery Service for Babies
Little Harvest's founder—and former business developer at vegan cheese brand Daiya Foods—plans to make plant-based nutrition easier for families with small children.
Buffalo, NY Gets First Vegan Doughnut Shop
Fry Baby's inventive doughnut flavors such as Root Beer Float, Jalapeño Raspberry, and Chocolate Glazed all sold out on opening day.
Coconut Water Brand Drops Dairy to Appeal to Vegans
Zola's coconut water no longer contains dairy specifically so that the company can make "plant-powered hydration" claims.
Amazon Buys Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
The major online retailer plans to keep Whole Foods' core values intact and vegan CEO John Mackey on board after the merger.
5 Unlikely Countries Where Veganism is About to Blow Up
Meat-loving Brazil and dairy-guzzling New Zealand are just a couple places where veganism is set to explode in coming years.
EU Bans Use of "Milk" Branding for Tofu and Soy
Court rules that some plant-based products in the European Union can no longer use labels such as "butter," "milk," and "cheese."
Vegan Documentary What the Health Hits Netflix Today
From the producers of Cowspiracy, the vegan documentary uncovers the link between disease and animal consumption.

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