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Two Major Groups Merge Forces to Fight for Animals
Compassion Over Killing and Farm Animal Rights Movement combine campaigns to strengthen the fight for animals.
Dairy Brand Debuts Vegan Protein Powder for Kids
Sneakz Organic—known best for its dairy-based milkshakes—are fulfilling customer demand for non-dairy, child-friendly products.
SoulCycle Debuts Vegan Pre-Workout Cookie
The fitness chain has partnered with famed bakery Milk Bar to create a plant-based, protein-packed cookie, the first food offering available at SoulCycle locations nationwide.
New Zealand Dairy Farmers Now Grow Hemp
A 90-year-old, third-generation dairy farm is exploring new crops as consumers opt for plant-based foods.
Expert Says Dairy Industry Will Vanish in 10 Years
During Glasgow's dairy conference, industry panelists warn that plant-based alternatives will make dairy obsolete in less than a decade.
Grandmother Goes Vegan Before 96th Birthday
Anne Fraser was inspired to give up animal products to stay true to her yoga mantra of loving all beings.
Sales Triple at London Pub after it Goes Vegan
Eatery The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker threw out its meat grinder in January, eliminated straws, and intends to stay fully vegan forever.
CEO Confident McDonald's Will Sell Vegan Beyond Burger
Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown says it's only a matter of time before the company's plant-based Beyond Burgers arrives at chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's.
Vegan Greased Pole Doughnut Debuts to Lure Eagles Fans
Vegan shop Dottie's Donuts gives Philadelphia Eagles fans a greasy pole to climb before the Super Bowl.
Vegan Actress Sparks Tempeh Bacon Frenzy at Whole Foods
Tabitha Brown's viral video about the TTLA—a vegan BLT sandwich that the actress, now famously, spikes with a pickle—prompts Whole Foods to expand the vegan lunch option to deli counters nationwide.
Vegan Pizzas Continue to Sell Out at Domino's
Nick Knight, CEO of Domino's Australia and New Zealand, is shocked by the amount of customer demand for newly added Follow Your Heart vegan cheese.
Bareburger Replaces Elk and Boar with Vegan Burgers
The burger chain now offers two new plant-based options: the Beyond Burger and the Impossible Burger.
Vegan Strong Race Car to Debut at Daytona
Professional race car driver Leilani Münter will kick off racing season in a new car outfitted with the vegan strong message.
Brothers Row Across Atlantic to Dispel Vegan Myths
Jude Massey and Greg Bailey are currently in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, rowing for hours and eating only plant-based meals to show that animal products are not necessary for extreme athletic abilities.
Stand-Up Comic Adam Sank Goes Vegan for the Animals
The funnyman credits documentary What the Health for pushing him from vegetarianism to veganism.
Cargill Invests in Plant-Based Protein
The animal agriculture feed supplier joins PURIS—the largest pea-protein producer in North America—in its mission to create sustainable plant-based foods.
10 Reasons New Vegan Documentary The Game Changers Will Literally Change Every Game
One part What the Health and 10 parts of the most inspiring fitness routine you've ever seen, this new film—executively produced by James Cameron—will have you sweating in your seat.
Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC
Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record
Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan
The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu
Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020
The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
Grass is Running Out for Grass-Fed Beef
High demand for what consumers think is healthier cow meat, along with climate change, is creating a shortage in nutritious grass.
Impossible Burger Prompts Eatery to Offer Vegan Options
After overwhelming interest in its newest menu item, Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis launches vegan buns and designates non-meat cooktops for the Impossible Burger.
Vegan Senator Cory Booker Launches Podcast
The senator launched his Lift Every Voice podcast on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to elevate the voices of activists fighting for social justice.
Danone Shuts Down its Milk Business in India
The French company—which recently acquired plant-based brands Silk, So Delicious, and Vega—discontinued its non-profitable dairy line in India to focus on more nutritional products.
Will Algae Be the Hottest New Plant-Based Protein?
San Diego scientists believe a strain of wild algae will be a sustainable way to feed plant-based protein to the growing global population.
Miyoko's Kitchen Debuts Three Vegan Pub Cheeses
The artisanal vegan cheese brand is stepping into the new year with new packaging and a line of new flavors.
Ben & Jerry's Debuts Two New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors
Non-dairy pints now comprise 20 percent of the iconic ice cream brand's products thanks to the addition of two vegan versions of fan-favorite flavors.
Norway Bans Fur Farms
New legislation will shut down the country's 300 fur farms—that produce nearly 1 million animals annually—by 2025.
Kat Von D Beauty Debuts 40 New Vegan Lipsticks
Fan favorite Studded Kiss lipstick returns in a wide range of colors made with a new animal-free, highly pigmented formula.
Thousands Take BuzzFeed's Vegan Quiz
Popular new quiz uncovers vegans' favorite meat substitutes, worst annoyances with meat-eaters, and frequency of nutritional yeast usage.
Fake Sanctuary Scams Vegans for More than $35,000
Suspect Trey West allegedly took advantage of animal lovers using a falsified GoFundMe campaign under the name Friends Not Food Sanctuary.
Boiling Live Lobsters Now Illegal in Switzerland
The country recognizes the sentience of lobsters and bans transporting aquatic species on ice or any other unnatural environment.
The Spread Eagle Becomes London's First Vegan Pub
The plant-based bar opens this week as the first fully vegan establishment of its kind in London—a city where compassionate eating and drinking continue to boom.
Brooklyn Brand Debuts Vegan Aquafaba Butter
Vegan brand Fora's new product Faba Butter—made from recycled chickpea brine and coconut oil—is perfect for making crispy croissants.
Quorn Debuts Vegan Ham Deli Slices
The vegan-friendly brand joins Beyond Sausage in making animal-derived pork obsolete.
First Vegan Bareburger Hires Ethical Vegan Chef
The burger chain has given Rudy Ramos—known as Chef Vegicano—free reign to develop a fully vegan menu for its first plant-based location in New York City.
Eco Shoe Brand Switches to Vegan Leather in 2018
Shoe brand FeelGoodz ditches animal leather—in favor of high-quality vegan materials—in the new year to build more brand transparency.
Arizona Gets its First Vegan Supermarket
Veggie Rebellion will stock favorites such as vegan cheese from Miyoko's Kitchen and meat alternatives from Field Roast and Herbivorous Butcher.
Britain's Got Talent Judge Calls for Slaughterhouse Ban
If Alesha Dixon could change any laws, she would ban smoking tobacco and slaughtering animals for human consumption.
Veganism Set to Shake Up Big Food Companies in 2018
Food industry analysts agree that plant-based products and businesses will force larger companies to innovate or get out of the kitchen.
BMW Designer Debuts Vegan Car to Rival Tesla
Henrik Fisker's new electric car EMotion comes with a vegan interior option, butterfly doors, and a battery that lasts more than 400 miles.
Gigantic Vegan Mexican Restaurant to Open in Toronto
Rosalinda—a massive 136-seater vegan restaurant—will join the growing vegan food scene in Toronto this spring.
LUSH Launches 23-Item Vegan Valentine's Day Line
The ethical brand debuts a romantic vegan collection of beauty products, including the Giant Rose Bombshell.
Vegan Egg Replacer Debuts Amidst Surging Egg Prices
British company Ulrick & Short's vegan egg alternative is attractive to food manufacturers looking for price-stable ingredients.
Social Justice Activist Shaun King Goes Vegan
The respected Black Lives Matter advocate adopted a vegan lifestyle after making a connection between social justice and animal rights.
Major Retailer Aims to Stock 100 Vegan Wines in 2018
Co-op is taking steps to veganize the wine industry by working with producers directly to find animal-friendly alternatives to non-vegan fining agents.
TGI Fridays Joins Meatless Monday Campaign
After adding vegan Beyond Burger to the menu of nearly 500 locations, it is now profitable for the chain to promote meatless options.
UK's Largest Grocer Debuts 20 Chef-Crafted Vegan Meals
Tesco, the world's third-largest grocery chain, launched the Wicked Kitchen vegan line of grab-and-go meals such as carrot pastrami-filled wraps and barbecue pizzas at 600 locations across Britain.

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