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Cleveland Clinic Ends Medical Training on Live Dogs
Medical students will no longer conduct mandatory lab tests on live dogs thanks to the efforts of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Major Celebrities Talk Veganism in New Video
Musicians Russell Simmons, Mýa, and Waka Flocka Flame gather at Los Angeles eatery Crossroads Kitchen to discuss their reasons for going vegan.
"Vegan Mac Down" Lands in Carolinas for the First Time
South Carolina chefs will be challenged to create prizeworthy vegan macaroni and cheese during the Vegan Mac Down competition hosted by Vegan Outreach.
Memphis Meats Raises $17 Million from Major Investors
The "clean" meat company is now backed by animal-agriculture giant Cargill, business magnate Richard Branson, billionaire Bill Gates, and Kimbal Musk.
Peet's Debuts Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte
The major coffee chain adds coconut milk and coconut whipped cream to its permanent menu in time for the fall pumpkin craze.
Stevie Wonder-Inspired Vegan Salad Bar Hits Seattle
Seattle's Plum Bistro empire owner Makini Howell creates new salads inspired by the time she spent touring with Stevie Wonder.
Major Australian Dairy Brand's Sales Drop 22 Percent
The continent's biggest dairy company Murray Goulburn is closing facilities and cutting out product lines as Australians consume less milk.
Ben & Jerry's Asks Fans to Pick New Vegan Flavor
The ice cream giant is crowdsourcing its next non-dairy flavor to add to its seven-pint line.
Seven Schools in Los Angeles Adopt Vegan Lunch Program
Starting this September, children at several Los Angeles area schools will enjoy vegan burgers, subs, and tamales for lunch thanks to joint efforts by animal-rights activists.
NadaMoo! Hosts Game of Thrones Ice Cream Contest
The vegan company's "Game of Spoons" contest will select seven winners from seven kingdoms to choose seven ice cream flavors in honor of the popular show's HBO finale.
Scientists Find New Health Benefits in Avocado Waste
New research finds that the husk surrounding an avocado pit might halt the growth of tumors, treat heart disease, and be used as a plant-based additive in cosmetics.
Target Severs Ties with Hampton Creek
Just Mayo and other vegan products will not be returning to Target despite FDA clearance.
Natalie Portman to Receive Vegan Activism Award
The Environmental Media Association will honor the actress for her promotion of a plant-based diet.
Trump Dumps Climate Change Advisory Board
The administration let the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment dissolve as part of its ongoing effort to distance the United States from the world's environmental crisis.
UC Berkeley Opens New Plant-Based Meat Lab
The university aims to be at the forefront of discovering plant-based alternatives to eradicate the meat industry.
Al Gore's New "Resign Trump" Video Promotes Veganism
A new viral video interview with the eco-warrior politician promotes consuming a plant-based diet to fight climate change.
Upscale Toronto Eatery Opens Spinoff Vegan Burger Spot
Planta Burger will take over a shuttered fish restaurant as the latest installment of the plant-based restaurant expansion of Chase Hospitality Group.
New Vegan Group Launches to Promote Diversity
Nonprofit organization Encompass aims to build an inclusive animal-rights movement to help veganism achieve its maximum potential.
World's Largest Meat Company Profits Drop 80 Percent
Troubled Brazilian meat giant JBS reports massive dip in earnings after global meat scandal.
New Plant-Based Culinary Course Comes to Florida
McFatter Technical School launches its first plant-based cooking course to prepare future chefs to work in the growing plant-based restaurant industry.
Six-Course Vegan Wine Pairing Dinner Lands in PA
Chefs at TASTE will pair dishes made with meats from vegan shop Herbivorous Butcher with libations from sister winery Sand Castle.
NYC Vegan Grocery Throws Ice Cream Social for Justice
At the event, Orchard Grocer will debut a vegan ice cream created by NYC vegan establishment Modern Love Brooklyn to raise funds for LGBTQ youth.
More Than One Quarter of Brits Slash Meat Intake
New market research reveals a large number of British people have reduced their meat consumption in the previous six months.
Vogue Names "Vegan" Top Wedding Trend in 2017
The fashion publication says that weddings this year feature vegan food more often than just one vegetarian option.
Vegan Company Launches "Chucky" Bath Bombs
Thanks to beauty company Loquita, cruelty-free (but terrifying) bath products can be yours in time for Halloween.
Ne-Yo Embraces New Vegan Diet
The musician says he can never go back to eating animal products after watching vegan documentary What the Health.
Texas Vegan Bakery Wins $25,000 Grand Prize
Austin-based vegan bakery Skull & Cakebones takes top honors at the annual Quest for Texas Best competition hosted by supermarket chain H-E-B Grocery Co.
Vegan Cupcake Decorating Studio Opens in Miami
At the new Bunnie Cakes Studio, vegan-treats fanatics can have a hands-on experience decorating cakes, cupcakes, piñatas, and more.
USC Gets New "Hogwarts" Vegan Dining Station
Students at the prestigious University of Southern California can now visit an 8,000-square-foot dining hall where chef-created vegan dishes await.
Jon Bon Jovi Removes Leather from His Clothing Line
In a move that's bigger than '80s rocker hair, the musician's denim company Hart N Dagger will replace leather tags with vegan materials.
Vegan Bacon Cone Rolls into London
The owners of the world's only vegan fried chicken shop are debuting a seitan-based bacon, shaped into a cone, stuffed with fried chicken, and topped with vegan cheese sauce.
Hampton Creek to License Clean Tech to Meat Companies
Company CEO Josh Tetrick is negotiating with 10 global meat industry giants to remove traditional animal agriculture in favor of his brand's technology.
German International School in India Goes Vegan
The school now serves children plant-based foods including vegan meat and cheese made on campus.
P90X Founder Tony Horton Sticks to Vegan Diet
The fitness celebrity is drinking vegan protein shakes and has eliminated animal products in the pursuit of ultimate health and wellness.
Hawaiians Fight eBay Founder's Plans to Open Dairy Farm
Pierre Omidyar wants to bring 699 dairy cows onto Kauai, which locals fear will destroy the island's natural beauty and pollute waterways.
"Vegan Mafia" Secretly Funds Plant-Based Companies
A powerful group of investors—including Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris—come forward to reveal their vegan mission for a better world.
All Slaughterhouses in England Must Now Install Cameras
The new law will test the truth behind Paul McCartney's famous quote, "if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.
The Busy Life of Esther the Wonder Pig
VegNews sits down with Esther's dads to chat about favorite snacks, vegan cruises, and take an exclusive first look at her upcoming children's book.
Impossible Foods' CEO Speaks Out About Animal Testing
The company's CEO Pat Brown: "I personally abhor the exploitation of animals."
Major Australian Shoe Brand Gets Vegan Certified
Holster co-founder Ben Nothling: "We will continue to certify all collections we create due to our love for animals."
More than 1 Million Eggs Pulled from 15 Countries
Farms in the Netherlands and Belgium have been closed for selling eggs contaminated with prohibited toxic substance fipronil.
NYC Chef Develops Avocado Pizza for Vegans
Kola House's vegan pizza is like avocado toast to the nth degree served in a space designed by musician Lenny Kravitz.
Vegan-Friendly 10-Minute FroYo Gadget Debuts
Countertop yogurt-maker The Wim launches with three vegan flavors made with coconut milk.
Lightlife Launches New Veggie-Forward Deli Slices
Chickpeas, kale, and white beans are featured ingredients in Lightlife's new meatless slices.
Orange is the New Black Star Danielle Brooks Goes Vegan
The Netflix hit's star Danielle Brooks announces her plan to go vegan to 2.2 million social media followers.
Dubai's Popular Vegan Makeup Brand Lands in US
Luscious Cosmetics is now available in the States to bring a wide array of makeup products geared toward people of all colors.
"Fattest City" Mayor Inspires Launch of New Vegan Group
Jackson, MS mayor Chokwe Lumumba increases plant-based awareness after accepting Pamela Anderson's challenge to go vegan for one month.
Ivy Leagues Order More Veg Food Than Other Schools
Delivery platform Grubhub finds that Ivy Leaguers order substantially more meatless meals than all others in the nation, with Yale students ordering 130 percent more than average.
Starbucks Launches Horchata Almond Milk Frappuccino
The new menu item is the first to be made with an almond-milk base and can be veganized easily.
Hampton Creek Ready to Debut "Just Scramble"
The food technology's newest vegan egg product—which uses innovative mung bean-based ingredient "Jack"—gets a historic thumbs-up from the FDA ahead of launch.

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