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Miley Cyrus Debuts Vegan Gay Pride Converse Collection
Rainbow platforms and glitter-covered sneakers are a few of the vegan singer's new styles made in collaboration with shoe brand Converse to promote equality for all.
New Star Wars Movie Star Thandie Newton Goes Vegan
The Solo: A Star Wars Story actress was inspired to go vegan by co-star and longtime vegan Woody Harrelson.
Vegan Kebab Trailer "The Big Kebabski" Debuts in UK
A new bright-orange trailer hit the streets of England to serve kebab shaved straight from a seitan-loaded spit.
Miyoko's Cream Cheese Debuts at Trader Joe's
Miyoko's Kitchen cashew-based vegan lox spread will soon be stocked alongside its European-style vegan butter at Trader Joe's.
First 24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thru Plans 10 New Locations
Canada's Globally Local plans to expand across Ontario in the next 12 months with new franchising deals before opening in other North American cities.
Tim Burton-Themed Eatery Now Serves Edward Vegan Hands
The dish is part of NYC restaurant Beetle House's quirky menu re-launch—which is now 50 percent vegan.
Vegan Ice Cream Social Pops Up in Brooklyn
Elmhurst Milked—a former dairy brand that now makes creamy vegan milk—will host a classic soda fountain pop-up, complete with peanut milk-based sundaes.
Veggie Pret A Manger Expands to Hong Kong
The all-vegetarian outpost of global chain Pret A Manger will head to Hong Kong, where plant-based eating is gaining steam.
Cinema Chain Alamo Drafthouse Adds Separate Vegan Menu
Vegan movie-goers can now order food from a dedicated plant-based menu from their theater seats.
Japan Part of $2.7M Investment in New Clean Meat Brand
The country's government made a commitment to support new food technology with its recent investment in startup Integriculture.
39 Percent of Chinese Population Is Ditching Meat
New data shows that the world's largest consumers of meat are actively seeking plant-based alternatives to animal products.
Chinese Eatery Debuts Vegan Deviled Eggs
London pop-up Mao Chow moves to speakeasy bar location serving an expanded menu that includes vegan caviar, deviled eggs, and watermelon sashimi.
Vegan Tomato Tuna Embarks on Global Expansion
Vegan brand Ocean Hugger Foods' plant-based sushi will soon be available worldwide, including in Japan, where founder James Corwell was first inspired to create tomato-based "Ahimi" after witnessing the mass slaughter of endangered tuna.
Vegan Hummus Milkshakes Debut in NYC
New York's newest craze is drinkable hummus—a level 10 vegan dessert.
Coffee Shop Debuts Vegan Menu Before Nationwide Expansion
New York mainstay Jack's Stir Brew—which will expand to 25 locations by 2022—offers a new Thoughtful Eats food menu.
Vegan Pot Pies Debut at Walmart This Fall
Plant-based brand Alpha Foods' line of vegan pot pies in Beefy Cheddar, Chik'n Veggie, Pizza, and Buffalo Chik'n flavors will be available nationwide this fall.
Crayola Debuts 58-Piece Vegan Beauty Line
The nostalgic coloring-book companion has partnered with British brand Asos to create a crayon-inspired, animal-free beauty line.
Study Finds Veganism Is the Only Way to Save the Planet
According to researchers at Oxford University, eschewing animal products will reduce an individual's carbon footprint by 73 percent.
Evanna Lynch Tackles Eating Disorders on Vegan Podcast
The Harry Potter star's latest episode of The Chickpeeps podcast addresses the complex subject of disordered eating and veganism.
Dairy Protein Spikes Risk of Heart Failure by 49 Percent
New research finds that consuming too much protein from any source has a negative impact on cardiovascular health.
Mother-Daughter-Duo Open Vegan Commercial Kitchen
Chefs, activists, and entrepreneurs can now work at My Vgan Kitchen in Florida thanks to Martha Arango and Daniela Ochoa.
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes in California Senate
The sale of beauty products and ingredients that are tested on animals may soon be banned in California.
Vegan Teen Walks 1,000 Miles from England to Scotland
Subsisting solely on gas-station vegan food, England resident Jack Mackey walks 500 miles (and is currently walking 500 more) as a tribute to the famed Proclaimers song and to help raise funds for rescued goats.
General Store Turns into San Diego's First Vegan Market
MIssion Square Market transformed into an all-vegan grocery store within one month thanks to local support.
Vegan Lipstick Brand Fights Gun Violence with New Shade
The "Fired Up" campaign, created by social-justice brand The Lipstick Lobby, features Sandy Hook, Columbine, Pulse Nightclub, and Parkland survivors and raises funding for gun-control advocacy organization The Brady Center.
Iconic '80s Candy Bonkers! Makes a Vegan Comeback
Candy company LEAF Brands—the makers of Jolly Ranchers—have resurrected the nostalgic fruity chews in seven classic flavors.
First Clean-Meat Dish to Debut in Israeli Eatery in 2018
Machneyuda restaurant in Jerusalem may become the first in the world to offer clean meat on its menu.
Drink Brand Debuts Ben & Jerry's-Inspired Vegan Liqueur
Husband-and-wife founders of Bom Bom Brands developed Fully Baked as a tribute to their favorite ice cream flavor, Half Baked, which Ben & Jerry's recently released in a certified vegan flavor.
Vegan Steak Expands to Belgium and the Netherlands
After selling nearly 40,000 vegan steaks at Tesco, Vivera expands its distribution to other European markets.
New Vegan Sushi Brand Debuts at London Grocery Chain
Family-owned vegan brand Ima's sushi burritos, rolls, and sashimi will be available at all seven locations of Planet Organic stores in June.
New Vegan Cheese Available to Food Service Companies
Washington-based brand Good PLANeT Foods debuts its meltable vegan cheese in slices, blocks, and shreds.
Soccer Captain Bets on Veganism for Career Longevity
32-year-old Charlie Mulgrew, captain of English soccer team Blackburn Rovers, believes his newly adopted plant-based diet will help him play professionally until the age of 40.
Nestlé Pivots Focus to Meet Vegan Demand
Chief Technology Officer Stefan Palzer aims to capitalize on the growing vegan trend by speeding up the process of creating new products at Nestlé.
56 Percent of Young Brits Tried Veganism Last Year
New data gathered by Kellogg's—which debuted a new vegan cereal line to meet demand for plant-based options—finds that more than half of people in the UK between the ages of 16 and 29 have experimented with animal-free diets in the past year.
Ben & Jerry's Hosts Vegan Ice Cream Parties Across US
The iconic ice cream brand is scooping its dairy-free flavors in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond.
Groundbreaking Vegan Film Dominion Announces US Debut
The film—regarded as Australia's version of influential vegan documentary Earthlings—will be screened at the upcoming Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles this summer.
Dubai Dairy Brand Launches Vegan Milk Line
Koita Foods, which distributes its dairy products to the Ritz Carlton hotel, will now offer a dairy-free line made with almonds, oats, soy, and rice.
Vegan Fish Steaks Launch at 150 British Pubs
Fish Steaks made by VBites—a vegan brand founded by vegan entrepreneur Heather Mills in 1993—are now on the menu as vegan Fish and Chips at Greene King Flaming Grill.
Snack Brand Debuts Vegan Space Ice Cream
Seva Foods' freeze-dried Space Ice Kream is an indulgence for astronauts and land-dwellers alike.
NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops
Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon
The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism
…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London
British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
World's Top Chocolate Supplier Shifts Focus to Dairy-Free
Europe's Barry Callebaut—the brand that discovered ruby chocolate last year—has big plans to respond to consumer demand for cruelty-free chocolate.
Mena Suvari Has Vegan Epiphany at Moby's Restaurant
The newly vegan actress felt like an "a**hole" for bringing a leather handbag to Little Pine and has since veganized her closet.
Pittsburgh Gets Its First Vegan Ice Cream Shop
Vegan cone and cake shop Sugar Spell Scoops will sell cashew-based scoops and whimsical unicorn cakes in the Sharpsburg borough in June.
Meat Company Finds Americans Are Afraid of Hot Dogs
Meat brand Applegate finds that 47 percent of consumers are scared to discover the ingredients in hot dogs, while 24 percent of millennials never purchase them.
Missouri Passes Bill Limiting Meat Labels to Dead Animals
Those in opposition to the bill—which purports it is alleviating consumer confusion around plant-based products—believe its passing is wrongly motivated by eliminating meat-industry competition.
IKEA to Debut Vegan Hot Dog at Boston Music Festival
The furniture superstore's newest plant-based food option will make its first appearance at music festival Boston Calling this weekend before expanding to IKEA locations nationwide this fall.
Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher
The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.

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