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Meatless Product-Launches Increase by 451 Percent
New data shows that UN naming 2016 the International Year of the Pulses is driving the growth of legume-based meat replacers in Europe.
Vegan Strawberry Hummus Debuts for Valentine's Day
Austin brand Lantana's pink-hued dip has romance written all over it.
The Easiest, Best Almond Milk Ever
VegNews' Colleen Holland shares her secret for making delicious, frothy almond milk for pennies a glass.
Marinated Kale Salad
This fresh, healthy salad is a favorite of VegNews’ staffers.
Vegetarian Companies Band Together for Dietary Guidelines
A coalition of 22 plant-based brands have joined forces to support the US government's proposed guidelines to consume more vegetables and less meat.
Vegan Bakery to Open Eight Locations Nationwide
Cinnaholic announces new locations across the United States, including cities in Texas, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Vegan Beer and Food Festival Returns to Los Angeles
Tickets are on sale now for the the annual festival at Southern California's Rose Bowl.
Virgin America to Launch Vegan Airline
In a surprise move that shocked the airline industry, Virgin founder Richard Branson introduces Vegan America.
Animal Activist and Simpsons Co-Creator Dies
Passionate animal advocate, Sam Simon, passes away after giving away millions to animal organizations.
Ringling Bros. to Eliminate Elephants from Circus
Citing growing public concern, elephants will no longer be part of the circus.
Indian State Bans Consumption of Beef
In landmark legislation, the sale and consumption of beef has been banned in India's second largest state.
Vegan Street Fair Comes to Los Angeles City Streets
Annual outdoor food festival takes over Hollywood streets.
James and Suzy Cameron's Elementary School Goes Vegan
MUSE school officially goes plant-based this fall.
US Government: Eat a Plant-Based Diet
Federal committee hopes to “transform the food system” with new guidelines.
New Study: Vegan Diet Benefits Childhood Obesity
Research shows that a plant-based diet helps children lose weight and lower risk of heart disease.
Celebrity Vegans to Host Italian Tour This Summer
Experience Italy alongside vegan cookbook authors and chefs.
Best-selling Cookbook Author to Open Vegan Restaurant
Chloe Coscarelli to debut meatless eatery in New York City.
California Appeals Ruling to Overturn Foie Gras Ban
After last month's overturning of the ban on foie gras, California's attorney general steps in.
Vegan Iron Chef Returns to San Francisco
This March, chefs face off in the third annual Vegan Iron Chef competition.
Beyoncé to Co-Launch Vegan Meal Delivery Service
Singer to partner with vegan company, 22 Days Nutrition, to ship plant-based meals nationwide.
IKEA to Introduce Vegan Swedish Meatballs
After being pressured by the animal-rights community, furniture superstore will roll out vegan meatballs this spring.
Dairy Industry Launches Anti-Vegan-Milk Campaign
With plummeting sales, dairy milk industry says “enough is enough.”
Chipotle Mexican Grill Promotes Vegan Option
Popular Mexican eatery encourages public to try its tofu option.
Award-Winning Vegan Restaurant To Close Its Doors
San Francisco's famed Millennium Restaurant will shut down this April after losing lease.
ASICS Launches Vegan Running Shoe for 2015
The Gel-Lyte V is the latest cruelty-free shoe offered by the manufacturer.
White Castle Debuts Veggie Burger Across Country
National fast-food chain launches its first vegan burger.
The Top 15 Vegan Instagram Photos of 2014
From exciting new products to mouthwatering meals, countless great moments were captured on Instagram in 2014. Here are your favorites.
Japanese Group Launches Vegetarian Restaurant Campaign
With Japan hosting the 2020 Olympics, the group hopes to get thousands of Tokyo restaurants to offer meat-free meals.
The Top 15 Stories of 2014
Want to know the hottest vegan lifestyle stories of 2014? Here are your top 15 favorite reads of the year.
Israeli Army to Offer Vegan Meals and Leather-Free Boots
Decision to offer animal-free meals comes on heels of protest by Israeli soldiers.
The Top 15 News Stories of 2014
VegNews takes a look back at the year's most popular vegan headlines.
John Salley Launches Vegan Challenge Program
Former NBA star offers 22-day online program for people to try out a plant-based lifestyle.
All-Vegan Cheese Shop Opens in Los Angeles
West Hollywood welcomes Southern California’s first artisan nut-based cheese store.
The Top 15 Vegan Recipes of 2014
From mac 'n' cheese to veganized Girl Scout cookies, we unveil the year's most popular (and downright delicious) vegan recipes.
Oakland, CA Bans Bullhooks, Follows Los Angeles' Lead
Northern California city outlaws cruel tool used on circus elephants.
The 2014 Veggie Awards
Our 13th annual list of the very best of all things vegan is finally here! Read on for this year’s reader picks for today’s hottest vegan people, places, and products.
Zagat Names Vegan Restaurant #1 in Philadelphia
The worldwide restaurant guide ranks Vedge as the city's top dining destination.
Vegan Butcher Shop Coming to Northern California
New York-style deli will sell everything from vegan sausage and fresh mozzarella to housemade pickles and bagels.
PCRM Names Healthiest Airports in the US
Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine announces the country's most veg-friendly airports.
Jessica Chastain Buys Mom Vegan Food Truck
Hollywood actress gifts her mom a food truck in Sonoma, CA.
Joaquin Phoenix Speaks Out Against Factory Farming
In a new video from Mercy For Animals, the Hollywood actor targets Walmart for its cruel practices.
Hollywood Stars Rally for Animal Hero Kids Awards
California‘s MUSE school to honor kids around the country who are making a difference for animals.
US Senator Cory Booker Goes Vegan
New Jersey Senator tests out veganism for animal ethics and health.
New Study: Vegan Diet Can Cure Diabetes
Research indicates that a plant-based diet can improve blood sugar levels and help reverse type 2 diabetes.
Thanksgiving Salad with Cranberries, Apples, & Caramelized Pecans
This holiday favorite comes complete with sweet, caramelized pecans that are sure to dazzle your guests.
Tofurky Feast Celebrates 20 Years
The ubiquitous holiday roast has been gracing Thanksgiving tables for two decades.
Shocking New Video: Animal Abuse at Chick-fil-A Chain
Mercy For Animals releases undercover footage exposing horrific abuse at farms supplying the country's top chicken fast-food chain.
Whole Foods Market Arrests Renowned Vegan Activist
Well-known vegan and social justice activist arrested during peaceful protest against the sale of rabbit meat.
Vegan Meat Brand Acquired by Birds Eye Parent Company
Pinnacle Foods purchases vegan company, Garden Protein International, in a $155 million deal.
Vegan Cheese Company Wins Big on Shark Tank
Heidi Ho Organics showcases vegan cheese on national television and walks away with investment deal.

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