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Kucinich on Daily Show
Earlier this week, viewers of Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart witnessed a comedic look into the success of Representative Dennis Kucinich, a...
Urban Garden Law
Thanks to a recent vote by its Board of Supervisors, creating community gardens and rooftop farms is easier for the residents of San Francisco, Calif. Earlier this...
Egg Producer Fined
The Ohio Attorney General has announced that Ohio Fresh Eggs, the state’s largest egg producer, will pay $625,000 to settle 71 permit and pollution violations, some...
Bolivia’s Earth Law
The right of life, the right of pure water and clean air, and the right not to be polluted are three of the 11 universal rights given to nature under a new Bolivian law. The Law...
Vegan Cheese on Kickstarter
Heidi Ho Organics, makers of plant-based vegan cheese products, are using the fundraising platform Kickstarter to grow. The Portland, Ore.-based company...
Vegans Win on Food Network
From cupcakes to doughnuts, vegan bakeshops are winning big time on the Food Network. Mighty-O, a 100-percent organic vegan doughnut shop based in Seattle...
VegWeek 2011
Compassion Over Killing (COK), along with elected officials and special guests in California, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, are participating in VegWeek...
Veggielicious Festival
Twenty-one restaurants in Toronto, Ontario, are participating in the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s first Veggielicious event. Veggielicious is the first restaurant...
USDA’s Garden Project
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a pilot program aimed at education schoolchildren about food production and nutrition. The People’s...
Vegan 101: Food
The first installment of our Vegan 101 series focuses on one of the best things about being vegan: the food!
Vegan Doughnuts on TV
Vegans aren’t just baking (and winning) on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars; they are now moving on to doughnuts. On April 10 at 9pm EDT, the network will air...
Ellen Stands for Seals
Ellen DeGeneres—vegan, animal-rights activist, and host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show—is joining the fight against seal hunting in Canada. DeGeneres has posted a call...
New Meat Inspections
In order to reduce the threat of foodborne illnesses, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed a “test and hold” system for the US meat and...
Ohio Bans Veal Crates
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board has banned the use of veal crates in the state, reversing a vote that occurred on March 1. The earlier vote approved...
Food Truck App
Using Twitter and Google Maps, the makers of the new Roaming Hunger iPhone app provide users with information on the location of gourmet food carts and trucks...
Granola Bars for Snacks, Meals, and More
Find out which granola bar is best for all your snack-time needs with this handy guide.
Stars Support Humane Society
Ricky Gervais, Leona Lewis, and others have joined Humane Society International (HSI)’s Cruelty-Free 2013 campaign, a project aiming to end animal-tested...
Arizona’s Unhealthy Fine
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is considering fining patients $50 per year if patients engage in unhealthy behaviors and ignore...
Sprouts Recalled
Louie Foods International, a Fresno, Calif.-based company, is recalling its alfalfa, clover, and broccoli sprouts over fears that the vegetables have been contaminated...
BPA from Food Containers
According to a new study, small changes can significantly reduce one’s exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a chemical used in plastic, canned food, and other...
Atlanta’s New Veg Bakery
Soon, vegans in Atlanta will have a new spot to buy animal-free baked goods as well as coffee, sandwiches, and more. Dulce Vegan, the brainchild of Idalys...
Nuclear Energy: Good or Bad?
This controversial energy source is back in the spotlight after the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Power Station.
Cancerous Chicken Feed
“Cancer Clusters, Disease, and the Need to Protect People from Toxic Chemicals,” a new report featured at the Senate Committee on the Environment...
Animal Planet’s Vegan Show
Animal Planet has announced that this summer they will air Sweet Avenger, a docu-soap about vegan baker and animal-rights activist Danielle Konya. The series...
Food Dyes Cause Hyperactivity
The dye that makes ketchup red could be a cause of hyperactivity in children. While the possible link between artificial coloring and hyperactivity has been discussed...
Vegans Support Japan
Vegan communities and companies helping the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
London’s First Veg Cake Shop
London’s first vegan bakeshop will open this week. Originally found at vegan shops and markets around London, Ms. Cupcake is opening its first storefront in...
NYT on Veggie Burgers
The New York Times has written an in-depth article on veggie burgers, saying the once-disliked meat substitute is now a mainstream hit. The article examines...
Additional Produce in Schools
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an additional $158 million investment in their Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), reaching...
Vegan Viral Video
Jonathan Mann writes a song and posts it to YouTube every single day. Recently, he and fellow singer Ivory King performed a song called “Vegan Myths Debunked,” a...
The Rising Cost of Food
What’s behind the shocking rise in global food prices and what can be done about it.
More Veg Dishes
This spring, vegans will have more options to choose from when dining out at many large chain restaurants. Popular chains such as Moe’s Southwest Grill and Hard...
Carr Cover Star
Kris Carr, vegan, cancer survivor, and author of The New York Times best-seller Crazy Sexy Diet, is on the cover of Experience L!fe’s upcoming April issue. In her
Vegan Food Cart
Next-door neighbors and vegans Phillis Engelbert and Joel Panozzo recently started a campaign on the fundraising site Kickstarter to make their vegan food-cart dreams a...
DeGeneres’ PETCO Award
Companion-animal chain PETCO has awarded Ellen DeGeneres the HOPE award, given to those committed to promoting the human-animal bond. DeGeneres, a vegan and...
Bologna Recall
Pennsylvania-based Palmyra Bologna Company is recalling around 23,000 pounds of Lebanon bologna, a fermented, semi-dry sausage, after four people in Pennsylvania...
Instant Mood Boosters
When you're feeling down, these 10 tips will help cure bad moods and low spirits in an instant.
Felony Cruelty in Nevada
Introduced earlier this month, a new bill in the Nevada state legislature seeks to make animal cruelty a felony offense. Nevada is currently one of the few states left that...
Harper’s Vegan Supplements
Vegan, Biggest Loser trainer, and VegNews cover star Bob Harper announced that he has created a line of 100-percent vegan nutritional supplements. Called Bob Harper’s...
Japan’s Tainted Food
The Japanese government has found that the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station has affected the island nation’s food supply. Officials have...
Vegan in Houston
Museums, boutiques, and out-of-this-world restaurant experiences await in the Bayou City.
Michelle Obama’s Book
First Lady Michelle Obama has signed with Crown Publishing Group to write a book about healthy food and the White House Garden. Obama says, “We wanted to...
New York Antibiotics Bill
A bill to reduce antibiotics used on factory-farm animals will soon start making its way through Congress. Reintroduced by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter...
Mark Bittman Talks Animals
In his new New York Times “Opinionator” column, Mark Bittman analyzes the fine line between companion animals and animals we use for food, questioning how...
Industrial Farms Unnecessary
The world can be fed without the presence of industrial agriculture, according to a new UN report. The report, Agroecology and the Right to Food, states that within...
Vegan Supper Club
Supper clubs are gaining popularity among foodies in Nashville, Tenn., including vegans. Esoteric Vegan, a 100-percent vegan club organized by chef Shalene...
Guam Bans Shark Finning
Guam, an island in the western Pacific Ocean, recently passed a bill banning the finning and feeding of sharks, as well as the sale of shark or ray fins. Shark finning...
BMX Vegan Shoe
Kevin Porter, a vegan and professional BMX rider from Chicago, Ill., has teamed up with DuFFs, a manufacturer of skateboard footwear and clothing, to create a vegan...
Chickens Show Empathy
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that hens have physical reactions and show empathy when their chicks are in distress. The study found that...
Veg Restaurant Opens
Veg diners looking to feed all of their senses at mealtime need look no further than Source, a vegetarian restaurant that opened yesterday in San Francisco’s design...

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