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Voluntary Nutrition Label
Later this year, the front of many packaged food items will display “Nutrition Key” labels. The voluntary label, made by the Food Marketing Institute and...
Sodexo’s Meatless Monday
Sodexo, a premier food services provider that serves 10 million customers daily, is rolling out a new Meatless Monday campaign to hospitals, colleges, government...
Vegan Blog Network
Vegan Mainstream, a vegan marketing company that provides marketing solutions to vegan businesses, is looking for vegan bloggers to participate in a free...
Jack LaLanne Dies
Jack LaLanne, whose workout show was a television staple from 1951 to 1984, died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia on Sunday. LaLanne, who was...
Too Much Mercury in Fish
Got Mercury?, a San Francisco–based public awareness group, recently released results of an undercover fish testing operation, in which they found grocery store–bought...
Vegans on NPR
Beef is no longer what’s for dinner. This week, the NPR radio show On Point with Tom Ashbrook featured some of the country’s most well–known vegans discussing...
Georgia’s Food Laws
Georgia is one of many states that are now introducing “food freedom” bills in their state legislatures in order to protect small farmers from the increased food...
Protesters Face Libel
A group of environmental and animal–welfare groups led by the Soil Association, an organic farming group, are being threatened with libel for protesting a potential...
Vegan Convenience Store
Vegan Freak, a 100–percent vegan specialty and convenience store, opened January 12 in the town of Denton, Texas, about an hour’s drive north of Dallas. Abbey Autry...
Vegan Silverstone Pregnant
Alicia Silverstone—actress, author, animal-rights activist and VN contributor—announced late last week that she and her husband Christopher are expecting a child...
Animal-Free Vegan Winter Fashion
Stay stylish and warm in snow, sleet, and sub-zero temperatures with these cruelty-free finds.
Walgreens Offers Fresh Food
Walgreens announced Friday that it plans to expand its fresh food program to more than 400 stores in many of the country‘s “food deserts”—areas that lack...
Lunch Standards Raised
In an effort to combat childhood obesity and promote a healthful lifestyle, the USDA is calling for higher standards for school lunches. The USDA‘s aim is to reduce...
Veg Docs Clean Beef Fat
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has offered to help clean up the beef fat spill in Houston, Texas, in exchange for a sign that reads...
Chipotle’s Vegan Options
It is now even easier for Chicago-area vegans to eat at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Earlier this week, Chipotle restaurants throughout the Chicago metropolitan area added...
NYC Students Launch Veg Month
A group of high school students from New York City are asking people around the country to pledge to reduce or eliminate their meat intake for the month of February. Veguary...
Whole Foods Vegan Program
Whole Foods Market announced Tuesday that they are rolling out its Health Starts Here program to 303 additional stores across the country. Health Starts Here is...
Carrots Make You Cuter
No carrot a day might keep the suitors away. Researchers at St Andrews and Bristol universities found that people with a slightly yellow skin hue are considered more healthy...
Vegan Pizza Day
January 29, 2011 is a vegan pizza-lover’s dream. Chicago Soydairy, the makers of Teese vegan cheese, and vegan blogger Quarrygirl have announced...
Vegetarian Butcher Shop Open
Vegans living in The Hague are buying food from a butcher. De Vegetarische Slager—aka The Vegetarian Butcher—is Europe’s, and possibly the world’s, first meat-free...
Veg Diet for Heart Health
A study conducted at the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute in Florence found that women who ate at least one serving of leafy vegetables daily—such as kale or spinach...
First Vegan Movie Theater
Amy McNutt, owner of the Spiral Diner and Bakery in Dallas and Fort Worth, has teamed up with her filmmaker husband to open The Citizen Theater, the first vegan...
Vegan Diet Goes Mainstream
This week, The Washington Post published an article noting veganism’s rise in popularity, due to concerns over food safety, the environment, and personal health. Veganism’s move...
Veg Diet May Affect Sex of Baby
A new Dutch study reports that diet could be a contributing factor in determining a baby’s sex. The study, conducted by Gender Consult along with...
McCartney Calls for Veg Day
Paul McCartney, a VegNews 2010 Veggie Award winner and one of the world’s most influential and outspoken vegetarians, has sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister...
Obama Signs Food Safety Bill
Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed the largest overhaul of the nation’s food safety system since 1938. Under the legislation, the Food and Drug Administration...

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