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6 Ways to Recharge this Weekend
Get refreshed and feel brand new with these tips for making the most of your two days off.
Ultimate Guide to Nut Butters
From peanut to pecan, these spreadable foodstuffs make for a healthy addition to any meal.
The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Oil
Is it better to sauté with olive oil or peanut? And what about frying? VN has all the (oily) answers for you.
4 Reasons Why We Love Coconuts
From its butter to its water—the mighty coconut may be the perfect food.
Our Favorite One-Dish Meals
Let the oven do the work with easy-to-prepare one-dish meals and desserts from sweet pies to hearty casseroles.
9 Tips for Natural Allergy Relief
Toss out your antihistamine pills and battle seasonal allergy-induced sneezing with natural products.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Blender—Plus Vegan Smoothie Recipes!
As temperatures rise, it’s easier and more pleasant to turn to your handy blender for refreshing meals.
8 Must-Eat Root Vegetables
Dug up from the ground, here’s a list of root vegetables packed with earthly goodness.
6 Tips for Irresistible Vegan Curry
Bountiful spices combine to create amazing flavor in these culturally diverse curries.
VegNews Guide to Vegan Vietnamese Food
From pho to bánh mì sandwiches, Vietnamese cuisine offers a range of veg-friendly options.
The Vegan Guide to Chinese New Year
Celebrate another fresh start with symbolic veg dishes, cleansing traditions, red envelopes, and luck.
Garden for Homeless
Grow Local Colorado, a volunteer group dedicated to growing local food, will be transforming Denver’s parks into vegetable gardens in order to feed the homeless...
New Seattle Bakery
Bouteloua Bakery opened its door late last week in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Wash., in the space of a former frozen yogurt shop. The bakery, started by...
Calcium Intake on Bones
People who consumed the highest amounts of calcium did not have fewer bone fractures or cases of osteoporosis, a study published in the British Medical Journal...
Animal Investigations Map
In response to several states’ “Ag-Gag” laws, which would make photography and video on factory farms illegal, Animal Visuals has launched a Google map...
Pesticide Report Released
Yesterday the US Department of Agriculture released its annual Pesticide Residue Data on fruits and vegetables. The report was four months late and had caused some...
Factory Farm Felonies
Five factory-farm workers from E6 Cattle Co. in Hart, Texas, have been charged with felonies following the release of an undercover video made by Mercy for Animals...
NY Antibiotic Lawsuit
A federal lawsuit filed earlier this week by a coalition of consumer groups in a Manhattan, NY, federal court seeks to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed...
National Vegetarian Week
From May 23 to 29 the UK will be celebrating National Vegetarian Week (NVW) 2011. Sponsored by Cauldron Foods, the event invites people to try out the vegetarian...
Veg in Woman’s Day
In an article titled “6 Easy-to-Prepare Meat Substitutes,” popular lifestyle magazine Woman’s Day outlines different options for where to get protein without eating meat.
Author Sayward Rebhal
The multitasking vegan blogger, author, and mother talks to VN about her current and future projects.
Vick’s Dog Sanctuary
Dogs Deserve Better (DDB), a nonprofit dedicated to freeing chained dogs, is set to purchase Michael Vick’s former home and turn it into a dog rehabilitation center.
CA Cockfighting Bill
California’s state Senate has passed a new bill that could help curb illegal cockfighting practices. Sponsored by Sen. Ron Calderon, Senate Bill 425 increases the...
Vegan on Kickstarter
Miss Vegan, an online dessert store, has launched a campaign on Kickstarter, the private funding platform. Most popular for its cupcakes and cookies, Miss Vegan has been...
Peter Max Helps Horses
VegNews cover artist Peter Max painted a portrait of a carriage horse to raise awareness for the New York City horses’ plight. The portrait was of Bobby II Freedom...
LAX To Carry Veg Food
The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is adding new dining options for travelers, including food from popular vegan eatery Real Food Daily. Contracts for new restaurants...
Raising Factory-Farm Awareness
For Easter season this year, NOAH, a German animal-rights group similar to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, set up an egg vending machine containing live...
New Veg Shoe Collection
Joshua Katcher, founder of The Discerning Brute, a vegan blog on men’s fashion, and Pinnacle, a campaign against fur in the fashion industry, is launching a clothing and...
Walk for Farm Animals
Starting on May 23, Jodi Ruckley, with a group of friends, is starting a 500km (around 311 miles) Walk For Freedom to raise awareness for cruelty against factory-farmed...
Wash. Bans Shark Fin Sale
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has signed a new bill into law that prohibits the trade, distribution, and sale of shark fins in the state. Sponsored by State Senator...
Music Benefits Sanctuaries
Compassionate Farming Education Initiative (CFEI) and Planet CD are putting together a music CD compilation to benefit a number of farm animal sanctuaries, including...
Vegan Honeymoon Destinations
VN's top honeymoon destination picks range from charming B&Bs to tropical getaways.
10 Must-See Veggie Movies
Read on for our editors' picks for 10 must-see veg and veg-friendly movies.
Farm Sanctuary Gala
In 2011, Farm Sanctuary will be honoring its 25 years of progress as a leading farm animal-protection organization. The first of its celebrations will take place in New York...
New Veg iPhone App
HappyCow, the online guide to healthy eating, has launched its new iPhone application to help people find vegetarian, vegan, and veg-friendly restaurants wherever they go.
Gene Baur Tours US
Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary president and co-founder, will start The Just Eats Tour: Exploring Vegan America starting May 14. Baur will travel across the country in his...
Design to End Factory Farming
Compassionate Dorset, an animal welfare group based in Dorchester, UK, has launched a T-shirt design contest to support Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), a farm-animal...
ProCon Launches Veg Debate
ProCon, a nonprofit committed to promoting critical thinking, has launched its newest site on vegetarianism. With the question, “Should people become vegetarian?” at its...
Hospital Stops Using Sheep
Following a peaceful demonstration led by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Boston and more than 38,000 individual emails sent to...
Hyatt Goes Cage-Free
Hyatt, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, has announced that it will switch all of the eggs used at its hotels and resorts to cage-free versions. “By switching to exclusively...
Vegan Food Cart Open
The Lunch Room, a project that grew from a pop-up shop to vegan food cart, is opening its doors today in Ann Arbor, Mich. Founded by neighbors Phillis Engelbert and...
Elephant Awareness Film
Allison Argo has successfully raised more than $20,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to create a feature film about an elephant named Dao. According to Argo’s storyline...
Planeat Food Documentary
With support from companies and organizations such as Whole Foods Market, the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, and Meatless Monday, the new Planeat film documents...
Tornado Relief Efforts
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) are two of the many organizations on the ground...
New Agricultural Think Tank
AGree, a new initiative that will address and tackle food and agriculture policy issues, has recently launched with funding from the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates...
Market Bans Live Birds
Following a campaign and lawsuit by LGBT Compassion, San Francisco’s Heart of the City Farmers’ Market has agreed to discontinue the sale of live fowl starting...
Oregon Protects Sharks
The Oregon House of Representatives has passed a bill that will prohibit people from selling, trading, distributing, and even possessing shark fins. ’This unanimous vote?
Schwartzman in What to Eat
Vegetarian actor Jason Schwartzman is the narrator of a new Farm Sanctuary film titled, What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food. The film addresses how...
Vegan Wins Pie Contest
Susan Asato, from Aliso Viejo, Calif., took home a second place ribbon at the 2011 National Pie Championships for her Vegan Blueberry-Cranberry Pie with Pecan...
Vegan 101: Social Situations
Our final installment of the Vegan 101 series gives you the how-to for living vegan out in the world.

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