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Animal Doc on Capitol Hill
The director of Pig Business, a documentary about industrial pig farming, is teaming up with the Center for Food Safety to co-host a screening and panel discussion...
Animal Welfare Police
Dutch lawmakers have announced a countrywide police force solely dedicated to animal welfare. The Dutch political party Party for the Animals first proposed the measure...
Peanut Butter Recalled
Recalls of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy and Super Chunk Peanut Butter have been announced in 16 states, including New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Unilever United...
British Vegan Pub
Bath, a town of around 100,000 residents in southern England, will soon have a new vegan watering hole. A pub in the town’s city center called The Porter has recently...
Bieber’s Hair Helps Animals
Even Justin Bieber’s haircuts are worth big bucks. The 17-year-old pop sensation gifted a lock of his hair in a signed glass box to vegan television host Ellen DeGeneres...
Puppy Mill Bill
Earlier this week, the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act was reintroduced in Congress. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Jim Gerlach, Sam Farr, Bill...
“Downer” Rights Expand
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting public comments on a proposition to extend “downer” rights to animals raised for human...
Illegal Animal Filming
The undercover work of organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) might soon become illegal in Florida. Senator Jim Norman has introduced...
Tomato Workers Protest
Local labor organizations, coalitions, and other groups joined 60 farm workers from the Immokalee, Fla.-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIO) in Boston...
Guide to Pastas
Durum, quinoa, and buckwheat, oh my! Read on to find out about the many varieties of this mealtime staple.
Germany’s Vegan Grocery
A new vegan supermarket opened on Saturday in Dortmund, a town in northwestern Germany. Vegielicious provides 2,700 square feet of vegan groceries...
UK Says Reduce Red Meat
The UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition released a report recommending that citizens reduce red meat and processed meat intake to one serving...
Eating Animals Summer Reading
Freshmen at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) will read Eating Animals, which details author Jonathan Safran Foer’s...
Costco Protects Fish
Yesterday, Greenpeace announced that Costco has agreed to halt all sales of threatened species of fish and implement sustainability systems for the seafood it...
Pig Farms Harm Humans
Salmonella and superbugs are not the only factory-farm dangers to worry about. Steven Wing, associate professor at the University of North Carolina, found...
Vegan Recipe Scholarship
Sublime, an award-winning vegan restaurant located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced the 2011 It’s Vegalicious Vegan Recipe Scholarship Contest. The...
Monsanto’s Miscarriages
Roundup, an herbicide made by the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto, might be causing miscarriages and reproductive issues in farm animals. A new microscopic...
Should You Eat Raw or Cooked? We Have the Answer
Is broccoli better baked? Should spinach never be sautéed? Find out with this handy guide.
Guide to Composting and Recycling
Navigate those colored rubbish bins and save the planet by knowing what to do with waste.
NYC Vegan Style Guide
Time Out New York, a weekly listings magazine featuring things to do, nightlife, and style, recently released a “Vegan Style Guide to NYC.” The guide covers shopping...
Vegan Bags Online
GUNAS, an American vegan luxury bag company, has opened an online store. Founded in 2009, the company describes its high-end ultra-suede, microfiber, and...
Retailers Against Wool
Six US clothing and retail firms, including Liz Claiborne Inc, Macy’s, and Gap, have written a letter to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), which represents Australian...
MD Bans Poultry Arsenic
Maryland Delegate Tom Hucker and Senator Paul Pinsky, alongside Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, have introduced a measure to ban arsenic from poultry...
Ex-Smiths Against Hunting
Morrissey and Johnny Marr, former members of the rock band The Smiths, have joined up to support the League Against Cruel Sports, a UK-based charity committed...
Meat Producers Hurting
Rising food prices, Meatless Mondays, new USDA dietary guidelines, and a growing body of research urging Americans to eat less meat are hurting beef and pork producers in...
Tyson Bribes Inspectors
Federal prosecutors have filed a complaint against Tyson Foods for bribery. According to the filings, from 2004 to 2006, Tyson de Mexico, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods...
FoodCorps to Fix Lunches
A new national service program dedicated to fighting the national obesity epidemic is now seeking applications for its first class of service members. FoodCorps, funded...
Launch a Vegan Business with Kickstarter
Start a vegan business, open an animal sanctuary, or write a cookbook with the help of Kickstarter’s community-focused fundraising platform.
UK Stadium Bans Red Meat
A soccer stadium in Gloucestershire, England has banned red meat from its menus, after taking the item off team menus weeks ago for health and performance...
Bill to Ban GE Salmon
A group of congresspeople, mirroring a similar Senate bill introduced in January, have drafted legislation to keep genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the first...
Vegan Wynn
Wynn Las Vegas, one of the hotels owned by vegan entrepreneur Steve Wynn, has announced that celebrity vegan chef Tal Ronnen is joining the culinary team...
Portman Fights Mercury
Vegetarian, award-winning actress, and mother-to-be Natalie Portman is working with the Union of Concerned Scientists, Environment America, and a group of six...
Diet Affects Child’s IQ
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that a diet high in sugar, fat, and processed foods lowers children’s IQ. The study, published in the Journal of...
DC Meat-Free Week
DC Vegan, a Washington, DC-based vegan news, food, and entertainment source, is hosting the second annual DC Meat-Free Week February 7 to 14. The week-long...
Processed Food Fuels ADHD
Dutch scientists have found that children with ADHD might be able to alleviate symptoms by changing their diets. One hundred young children were put on two diets...
Grocers Want Slaughtercams
Five grocers in the UK, including two of the country’s largest chains, have demanded that closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems be installed and monitored...
Lea Michele at Super Bowl
Vegan, actress, and activist Lea Michele will sing at this Sunday’s Super Bowl game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 24-year old star of Glee will sing...
Salmonella Contamination
Milk powder from a Grade B dairy plant in Winthrop, Minnesota tested positive for Salmonella S in a test conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Grade B...
Oysters Becoming Extinct
Disease and over-harvesting have contributed to the “functional extinction” of oysters in many places. An international research team studied oyster reefs in 144 bays...
Fast-Food Signs Cause Stress
Studies suggest people can suffer from fast food without actually eating it. Researchers at the University of Toronto found that incidental and unconscious exposure...
Hawaii to Ban Foie Gras
Hawaiian Rep. Angus McKelvey and Sens. Mike Gabbard, Chun Oakland, and Clayton Hee have co-sponsored a bill to ban the production and sale of foie gras...
Big Ag Teams Up
Some of the country’s largest farm groups, including the National Corn Growers Association and the National Pork Producers Council, have formed the US...
Lipton Tea is Animal-Free
Unilever, a multi-national corporation that owns many of the world’s consumer product brands, such as Slim-Fast, Hellman’s, and Bertolli, announced that it will...
Oprah Goes Vegan
On February 1, the most influential woman in America will discuss going vegan. Oprah, along with 378 of her employees, spent one week on “The Vegan...
Babycakes’ New Book
Babycakes, the gluten-free, vegan bakery that boasts fans from Martha Stewart to Jason Schwartzman, is sharing more of its famous recipes. Erin McKenna, owner...
USDA’s Unsafe Chicken
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has rushed for the approval of an interim rule that will allow the US to increase poultry imports from China, whose...
Veg Food at Super Bowl
Vendors at this year’s Super Bowl Tailgate Party have announced they will also be serving vegetarian fare along with traditional meat- and dairy-laden dishes. The House...
First NYC Veg Food Fest
New York City’s first exclusively vegetarian food festival will take place on Sunday, April 3. The event is the brainchild of Sarah Gross, founder of Rescue Chocolate...
Cardiac Costs to Triple
A study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association found that the costs to treat heart disease in the US will triple by 2030, from $273 billion to...
FDA Postpones Milk Tests
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has postponed testing dairy cows for antibiotics. The FDA intended to begin tests this month on cows’ milk from farms...

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