Articles written by Melissa Feineman

The Tofu Lover's Guide to Tofu
Think you’ve seen it all? Consider some novel variations of this soy-based staple.
We Lei Out How to Throw the Best Vegan Luau
Upgrade your party plans this summer with a tiki-tastic luau, complete with vegan poi.
Tips for the Best Vegan Tresses
Take these handy tress tips with you to your next dye date.
Vegan Weddings 2010
From multi-tiered cakes to the perfect honeymoon, eight couples share their secrets to throwing an unforgettable celebration.
Put Your Freshest Face Forward with These DIY Tips
Obsessed with the DIY skin tips in our January+February issue? Get glam guerilla-style with these tricks.
Vegan Weddings 2010 (Danielle Distefano & Matthew Miller)
Meet Danielle and Matthew, one of 2010's eight fabulous wedding couples.
Vegan Weddings 2010 (Sadaf Hussain & Brandon Juhl)
Meet Sadaf and Brandon, one of 2010's eight fabulous couples.
Vegan Weddings 2010 (Traci Medeiros & Patrick Bagan)
Meet Traci and Patrick, one of 2010's eight fabulous wedding couples.
Vegan Weddings 2010 (Heidi Grosskamp & Dennis Crean)
Meet Heidi and Dennis, one of 2010's eight fabulous couples.
Vegan Weddings 2010 (Kathryn Fangsrud & Steven Carpenter)
Meet Kathryn and Steven, one of 2010's eight fabulous couples.
Vegan Weddings 2010 (Candy Tolentino & Josh Black)
Meet Candy and Josh, one of 2010's eight fabulous couples.
Vegan Weddings 2010 (Leslie Ramos & Jason Carmona)
Meet Leslie and Jason, one of 2010's eight fabulous couples.
Wedding Party Favors
VegNews' 2010 wedding couples share their secrets to crafting the perfect party favor.
Vegetarian in Tokyo
Veg options abound in this non-stop city if you just know where to look.
Interview with Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Organizer Gary Loewenthal
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale shows a softer—and sweeter—side to veg activism.
Creatures With Conscience
Cooking doesn’t cut it. Tools have been outruled. So, what exactly is it that separates humans from animals? Well, it certainly isn’t the ability to feel complex emotions or tell...
Climate-based Casualties
In recent years, rising sea levels, desertification, and changing rainfall patterns have emerged as symptoms of the overall climate change that Earth is experiencing. Former UN...
DHA Deficient?
Think you’ve got your fatty acid situation under control? Even if flax seeds and walnuts are staples of your diet, there’s a good chance you may not be getting enough...
Considering Cage-free
Burger King, Quizno’s, and Carl’s Jr. may not be the easiest places to find cruelty-free fare, but these fast food chains have already agreed to make at least some...
McCartney's Morals in Time
In one giant, pleather-boot-clad step for vegetarians everywhere, Time has chosen Stella McCartney as one of the most influential people of 2009. Her pal Gwyneth...
Marine Life in Jeopardy
Next time you plan a diving trip in Southeast Asia, there might not be much left to see. The Coral Triangle, an area that occupies about as much space as the US and...
Major Brands Push "Local"
It’s hard to think of something as heavily manufactured as a bag of potato chips as a local product, but that’s exactly how Lay’s is now marketing...
Twitter and School Lunch Reform
His preferred method of communication may involve short, virtual posts in the blogosphere, but Twitter co-founder Biz Stone does not oppose sitting down and writing a...
Maine Bans Cruel Crates
Hot on the heels of the legislation under consideration in New York, Maine can now count itself as a place where farm animals’ lives will be improving.
Germany's Car-free City
Residents of Vauban, Germany lead lives that are pretty similar to suburbanites everywhere. They go to work, drop their kids off at their friends’ houses, and do the weekly...
Lunchroom Makeover
Does British chef Jamie Oliver ever sleep? We’re not convinced he does. In addition to authoring cookbooks, residing over restaurants, and hosting several...
Ag Reform in New York
Farm animals in New York may find themselves living slightly happier lives in the near future. Assembly member Linda Rosenthal has put forward bill A08163, which would...
Barbara Walters Talks Veg
There are few things in the world that make us happier then hearing a well-known and respected public figure champion vegetarianism. Well, maybe hearing about happy...
Cash for Clunkers Questions
When we heard that Congress was considering legislation that would allow SUV owners to trade in their gas-guzzling vehicles for cash, our first reaction was, hey...
Michelle Obama's PSA
Joining a motley crew of alumni that includes the likes of LL Cool J, David Beckham, and Johnny Cash, Michelle Obama has shot a public service announcement with one of the...
Vending Machine Revamp
One of the most pervasive fixtures of the school hallway is creating a hostile environment and making it hard for students to lead normal lives. No, we’re not talking about...
France Boasts Best Sleep
As if we don’t have enough reasons to be jealous of the French already. In addition to their 35-hour workweek and amazing nationalized healthcare system, they excel at...
Chocolate & Vegetable Biofuel
It’s no big secret that the VN staff doesn’t operate optimally without chocolate, but apparently we’re not the only ones. Drs. Kerry Kirwin, Steve Maggs, and James Meredith...
Record-breaking Health Problems
From antibiotics to X-rays, medical technology impacts our health on a daily basis. While we’d like to think that our lives are improving and sickness is diminishing, a recent...
COK Urges Egg-Free Pledge
Now that Easter is over, the egg industry is finding itself in a bit of a slump. The solution? Encourage mass consumption of eggs through its “National Egg Month” campaign.
Jack-Russell Mummy Found
It’s no secret that ancient Egyptians were skilled at embalming and preserving their dead. For quite some time now, archaeologists have been unearthing mummified...
Sneaky Salt Affects Health
Think reducing salt in your diet just means reaching for the shaker a little less often? Sure, that’s part of it, but it turns out that the majority of the sodium in Americans’ diets...
"Super" Tomatoes Hit Shelves
Regulars of the packed lunch crowd know that tomatoes can either be friend or foe to the lovable lunchbox. While it’s true that they make for a tasty addition to just about any...
Bedi's Latest Line, Samsara
Love the ethos and design of Matt & Nat cruelty-free accessories, but can’t quite afford the price tag? Then check out owner and creative director Inder Bedi’s...
VegNews Wins Two Maggies
Every year the Western Publishing Association gets together to examine all periodicals produced on the West Coast and decide which are the best of the bunch. Approximately...
Prince Charles, Filmmaker
Leo’s done it. So has Al. Now Charles has jumped on the bandwagon as well. That’s Prince Charles, of course, who will join the growing list of celebs and political figures taking on...
California's Eco Legislation
It‘s no secret that California is a trend-setting state, but Thursday, April 23 marked the start of a truly groundbreaking initiative. California’s Air Resources board approved a...
Timberlake Treks Tanzania
Where’s the hottest hangout for superstar R ‘n’ B singers and rap artists? No, it’s not a new club in Hollywood, New York, or even London, but an ominous mountain in Africa...
Connecticut's Garbage Museum
One ton. What exactly does that hefty amount represent? Not only is it the amount of garbage and recyclables discarded annually by the average person in Connecticut...
Cover Girl Freedman
OK, so there’s a slight chance that we adore Rory Freedman. Not only did she co-author the Skinny Bitch series of books (including new title Skinny Bastard), but...
Hooray for Earth Day!
We’re so excited about all the different Earth Day happenings that we don’t even know where to start. Lucky-duck DC-area denizens best schedule a snack today at Bread and...
Pets-Only Airline
Traveling with companion animals can often be a traumatic experience for all parties involved. Airlines often relegate beloved cats and dogs to the cargo hold along with...
Clinton's Campaign Debt
It’s not every day that you get a private audience with a former president, but that could all change today. In the run up to the 2008 election, Hillary...
Breaking the Milk Myth
The only way to build strong bones is to drink milk by the gallon, right? Despite the fact that certain industries have built entire ad campaigns around that very premise, the link between...
Telling Tails
Long-term surveillance and analysis of isotopes found in the subjects’ hair may sound like something out of a spy movie, but in this case, we’re talking biology not Bond.

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