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7 Instagram Accounts by Vegan POC You Should Be Following
Diversifying your IG account is a fun and educational way to learn about veganism and intersectionality.
8 Foods in China that Make Being Vegan Easy
Get out your passport because persimmons, hot soy milk, and stuffed buns await.
8 Best Vegan Subscription Boxes
Make every month your birthday with cruelty-free goodies sent straight to your door.
Ultimate Guide to Vegan Caramel
From candy and sauces to snacks and ice cream, the VegNews staff spent an entire week sampling all-things caramel. Here are our favorite gooey, caramely finds you shouldn’t live without.
9 Game-Changing Nut Butters We’re Loving
Say hello to the craziest nut butters you won’t be able to get enough of.
An Open Letter to Coffeehouses Who Charge for Soy Milk ...
Would you like an upcharge with your soy (or almond or coconut or hemp) latte? No, thank you. Enough is enough.
New Study: A Vegan World is a Better World
When asked to imagine a vegan future, research participants envision more peaceful and caring communities.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Stable, USDA Says
Beef and eggs will suffer 2015's highest inflation while fruit and vegetable prices remain intact.
Goat Cheese Company Goes Vegan
The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats is now making cashew cheese instead of goat cheese.
Two Major Pet Food Companies Recall Products
Bravo Pet Foods and Nature's Variety recall food due to possible presence of Salmonella.
8 Vegan Foods You're Pronouncing Wrong
Take your veganism to the next level by saying these eight hard-to-pronounce words with confidence.
New Study: Plant-Based Diet May Save Planet
Human consumption of animal products is one of the most powerful destroyers of ecosystems and biological diversity.
Fruit and Vegetables in School Cuts Obesity and Saves Money
Kids are healthier and food costs are down at low-income Arkansas elementary schools.
Nepal Bans World's Largest Slaughter Festival
Experts say half a million animals' lives will be saved in 2019.
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Linked to "Glowing" Skin
One more reason to eat your fruits and veggies: your skin will look better.
Spanish Town Votes to Give Dogs and Cats Human Rights
Companion animals are now considered "non-human residents" with rights under the law.
Federal Court Rules Idaho Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional
For the first time ever, a court has declared an ag-gag law illegal.
Chicago Bears Sign Vegan NFL Player David Carter
"The 300 Pound Vegan" will play as Chicago's defensive lineman.
Long Island's Only Vegan Restaurant Opens Today
3 Brothers Vegan Cafe features pizza with housemade vegan cheese.
Vegan Company Turns Down Google Buy-Out Offer
The $300 million offer didn't impress plant-based meat-and-cheese start-up, Impossible Foods.
Hain Celestial Group Acquires European Vegan Company
The US food conglomerate, which specializes in vegetarian and vegan brands, ups its European presence.
China's Animal Farms Double as Earthquake Warning Stations
Officials are turning to animals to help predict major tremors.
Groundbreaking Vegan Medical Center to Open in 2016
Barnard Medical Center will be one of the first of its kind to combat disease through a plant-based diet.
European Union Dairy Industry in Crisis
EU farm commissioner says UK dairy industry is in “very serious difficulty.”
Egg Prices Double Due to Avian Flu Outbreak
For the first time ever, eggs are more expensive than chicken.
JFK To Open World's First Animal Terminal
The luxury airport terminal will include 24/7 veterinary care for companion animals, horses, and livestock.
Japan Whale Meat Consumption Hits 15-Year Low
Consumption and stocks of whale meat has been decreasing in the island nation.
James Beard Foundation Promotes Plant-Heavy Burgers
The prestigious non-profit is challenging chefs to create healthier burgers with smaller environmental footprints.
The Best Vegan Diet Tips for Long-Distance Running
Matt Frazier, aka the No Meat Athlete, shares everything you need to know about how to run marathons on a plant-based diet.
Veganism Receives Spotlight on Today Show
Host Al Roker eats vegan food and talks compassion with Russell Simmons.
Russell Simmons Condemns NYC Horse Carriages
The Def Jam co-founder and meditation master says NYC horse carriages should be retired.
SeaWorld Worker Poses as PETA Employee
Employee placed on leave after allegations that he worked with PETA under a false identity.
Vegan Peter Dinklage Nominated for Second Emmy
The vegan actor received a nomination for his role in Game of Thrones.
British Columbia Strengthens Laws Protecting Dairy Cows
An undercover investigation pushes the Canadian province to rewrite their Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
14 Reasons Why Pitchfork Music Festival Is Vegan Paradise
Vegan beer, meat-free fare, and popsicles galore headline the catering line-up at Chicago's annual summertime festival.
Brigitte Bardot Foundation Protests Fendi’s Runway Show
Activists with the legendary French actress' organization protest Fendi’s fur.
FDA Delays Deadline for Menu Calorie Count
Food giants are fighting the national mandate calorie counts on menus.
Meat and Dairy Consumption Continue to Decrease
Millions of meat and dairy animals saved in the US as "flexitarianism" increases.
Bon Appétit Food Service Company Reduces Beef in Cafés
650 cafés nationwide to serve more beans and fewer cows.
General Mills Announces Cage-Free Egg Policy
The food giant joins other major companies in switching exclusively to cage-free eggs.
10 Vegan Street Food Dishes around the Globe
Finding unforgettable, vegan-friendly meals less than $5 outside of the US is as easy as stepping out your hotel door.
Michigan Settles Lawsuit with Vegan Prisoner
In federal court, a judge rules in favor of serving vegan meals in prison.
Capitol Hill Hosts Inaugural Veggie Burger Contest
The first-ever “Veggie Burger Smackdown” invites politicians to sample plant-based food.
Hundreds in Australia Protest Ag-Gag Laws
Activists gather in Melbourne to prevent criminalization of animal-cruelty investigation.
Vegan Diet Helps Curb Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
A plant-based diet has been proven to improve blood lipids and glycemic control.
Mexico Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses
The entire country says adios to dancing bears and balancing elephants.
Thousands of Animal-Rights Activists Celebrate Pride
People celebrate “rights for all“ at festival across the country in wake of historic Supreme Court ruling favoring gay marriage.
Morrissey Uses NYC Concert to Promote Veganism
International rock star sings about meatless diets at Madison Square Garden, where concession stands went vegetarian for the night.
How One Rancher's Wife Used Crowdfunding to Finance the Animal Sanctuary of Her Dreams
Want to open your dream vegan business? New-animal sanctuary owner Renee King-Sonnen has been there, done that—and shares four tips to make it happen.
Animal Testing Alternative Wins Major Design Award
Human-like microchips that replicate the function of human organs could replace animal testing.

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