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Pea Protein Market Will Surge to $18.5 Million by 2021
Key ingredient in vegan milk, meat, and other foods is expected to grow in the coming five years due to factors such as demand from rising vegan population.
San Diego Attorney Opens Animal Sanctuary
John Fiske turns his cherimoya fruit farm into a sanctuary for rescued horses, pigs, chickens, and goats.
Vegan Chocolate Chunk Blondies
These moist, gluten-free, chocolate chunk-studded blondies are made with a surprising ingredient: chickpeas!
Vegan Butchers to Appear on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Food Network's Guy Fieri recently taped an episode of the travel show at the Minneapolis-based vegan shop The Herbivorous Butcher.
Veganism is Transforming Diner Culture
According to The Washington Post, vegan-friendly diners are paving the way in redefining comfort food.
Leaving Animals in Cars Can Be a Felony in Michigan
Two new proposed bills may impose the highest penalties in the country for leaving animals locked in cars.
Acclaimed Chef "Tasted the Future and It Was Vegan"
New York City chef David Chang tries a vegan burger by Impossible Foods and is convinced the future of food lies in plants.
New York Magazine Traces the Plight of SeaWorld
Blackfish director says park is a 50-year whale-human experiment that failed.
130,000 Petition Olive Garden for Plant-Based Entrée
Good Food Now campaign hand-delivers a petition to the restaurant chain demanding more responsible practices and better menu options.
Philly's Hosts First Vegan Mac n' Cheese Competition
LJ Steinig's veganized version of her mother's recipe took top honors.
Vegan Company Secures $5 Million Investment
Meal delivery service Purple Carrot recently raised an additional $5 million in funding.
Vegan Butchers Make Meals for Mars Excursion
The Herbivorous Butcher will provide frozen meals for two-week simulated mission to Mars with possibility of expanding to space.
Eating Eight Ounces of Steak Equivalent to Driving 29 Miles
New study looks at the carbon footprint of eating meat while examining 39 plant-based alternatives that are much more efficient.
Red Meat Consumption Causes Higher Death Rates
Mayo Clinic study of more than one million people shows carnivores have higher mortality rates than vegetarians.
UCONN Wins Top Honors with Vegan Crab Cakes
The University of Connecticut dining services was awarded the gold medal for its vegan "Not So Crabby Cakes."
World's First Whale Sanctuary to Be Built in North America
The Whale Sanctuary Project will establish the first ever seaside sanctuary for whales, dolphins, and porpoises previously held in captivity.
Jamba Juice to Launch Plant-Based Concept Café
Smoothie company will expand the brand into a café with juice, smoothies, and a plant-based menu.
YouTube Star Ricky Dillon Goes Vegan
The 24-year-old performer samples meat-free meat and battles insomnia by watching vegan recipe videos.
New York Times Profiles Aquafaba
Times writer Jane Black says, "Vegans, by necessity, are a creative bunch."
Israel's Processed Meat Consumption Plunges 30 Percent
Israel's population sharply abandons processed meat six months after the WHO linked its consumption to cancer.
Animal-Rights Group Launches Anti-SPAM Campaign
Compassion Over Killing unveils a counter-campaign to Hormel’s "SPAMERICAN Tour" using footage of cruelty found at the pork producer’s slaughterhouse.
Ruby Rose is New Face of Cruelty-Free Makeup Urban Decay
Orange is the New Black star supports Urban Decay's strict stance against animal testing.
UK Vegan Shoe Company Launches in US
Bourgeois Boheme brings its vegan luxury shoe line for men and women across the pond.
NFL Players Fail Drug Tests From Eating Imported Meat
Football players are warned that consuming meat from China and Mexico can result in a violation of NFL drug policy.
Wine Industry Magazine Promotes Vegan Fining Agent
Publication urges winemakers to address growing demand for vegan wine by replacing gelatin with pea protein.
Top Google Exec Names Plant Foods as Hot Tech Trend
Chairman Eric Schmidt says plant-based-food is one of the six most important tech trends today.
7 Protein-Packed Pastas
Chickpeas, lentils, edamame, black beans, and pea protein lead a new wave of powerhouse pastas.
Rochester, NY to Get All-Vegan School
Rochester River School plans to serve only vegan food and base curriculum around humane education.
Vegan Fast-food Middle Eastern Eatery Opens in DC
Shouk’s plant-based Middle Eastern menu offers unique dishes devoid of meat analogues and soy.
Animal Ag Lobbyists Fight for Exclusion from Information Act
After last year's exposure by vegan company, meat and dairy boards are petitioning Congress for exclusion from the Freedom of Information Act.
Texas Hospital First in State to Promote Vegan Diet
In cattle country, Texas' Midland Memorial Hospital is promoting a plant-based plan to help its patients prevent and cure disease.
The Flame Broiler Restaurant Chain Adds Vegan Option
The 180-location restaurant updated its menu for the first time in 21 years ... with a vegan option.
Mainstream Shoe Brand Launches "Non-animal Collection"
Popular shoe company Vagabond debuts a spring 2016 line that contains zero animal products.
Vegan Travel Show Launches Second Season
The Vegan Roadie partners with vegan food company Field Roast for season two of the web series.
Biggest Airlift in History Returns 33 Circus Lions to Africa
"Operation Spirit of Freedom" to take 33 lions from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia back to their native land in Africa.
Los Angeles Bans Sale of Bred Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits
City pet stores will now promote adoption of rescued animals instead of profiting from breeder-supplied cats, dogs, and rabbits.
Toronto to Get First Vegan Food Truck
The Vegan Extremist will be hitting the streets of Toronto in May to serve Indian and Thai-inspired dishes.
Russell Simmons Pens Open Letter to Pope
Music mogul tells Pope Francis that animal agriculture is "senseless and unholy."
Largest Producer in US Recalls 4.5 Million Pounds of Chicken
Pilgrim's Pride issues massive recall of products due to contamination with wood, rubber, plastic, and metal.
Pie Five Pizza Brings More Vegan Options to Kansas
Former Applebee's CEO's vegan-friendly pizza shop to open 10th location in Kansas on Friday.
UK TV Personality Invests in Vegan Bistro
English television host Nick Knowles puts his name behind vegan bistro and wellness retreat.
Stella McCartney Releases Vegan Perfume
Fur-free fashion designer markets her new vegan fragrance with the help of musician Grimes, Madonna's daughter Lola Leon, and more.
Steve-O Promotes Wendy's Veggie Burger
MTV-star orders a vegan black-bean burger at an Ohio Wendy's to promote what he campaigned the chain to create.
Business Insider Profiles Vegan Boxer
Media outlet highlights the miraculous comeback of David Haye, also known as "The Hayemaker."
Vegan Ice Cream
Our summer calendars are full of ice cream-related activities thanks to NadaMoo!'s four new flavors.
National Review: "Animal Welfare is a Conservative Issue"
Former Republican Senate staffer says, "We must abolish the partisan divide when it comes to animal protection."
Vegan Restaurant to Open in NYC Subway Station This Week
Famed New York City restaurant chain Blossom will open its 10th location in Columbus Circle on Wednesday.
Jon and Tracey Stewart to Expand Animal Sanctuary
Stewarts will extend their New Jersey branch of Farm Sanctuary to include 45 acres of land for rescued chickens, cows, pigs, goats, and more.
New Study Links Meat to Stomach Cancer
Massive cancer study of 17.5 million people found strong evidence that processed meat increases risk of stomach cancer.
Popular Science: "The Cow Will Become Obsolete"
Science publication highlights compelling innovations that will effectively phase out the use of cows for milk, meat, leather, and insulin.

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