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Vegan Cross-Country Tour
Blogger Kristin Lajeunesse fills us in on her year-long trip to eat at every vegan restaurant in the country.
Lyfe Kitchen Set to Open
On Wednesday, Lyfe Kitchen will open the doors of its new vegan-friendly restaurant in Palo Alto, CA. Lyfe stands for “Love Your Food Everyday” and Lyfe Kitchen plans...
New Report on GMOs
Environmental nonprofit Food and Water Watch has recently released Genetically Engineered Food: An Overview, a report which exposes the answers to questions about...
Fighting for Downer Rights
Animal welfare organizations have filed a brief to the US Supreme Court, asking the judges to reject a lawsuit seeking to restore the use of ‘downed’ farm animals in the food...
Vegan Cookbook Returns
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ President Ingrid Newkirk is re-releasing her vegan cookbook The Compassionate Cook, Or “Please Don’t Eat”...
Sacramento Veg Chef Contest
The California Vegan Restaurants organization has designed a contest to challenge local chefs’ vegan cooking skills for the entire month of October. Ten restaurants...
Raw Food Competition
Rawfully Organic Co-op is hosting its version of Iron Chef—the Eat it Raw competition via Facebook. The contest runs from October 1 to 21, during which time...
Month of Vegan Blogging
Blogger Amey Mathews gives us the inside scoop on the power of Vegan Month of Food and how it builds the vegan community.
Giada Develops Veg Recipes
Giada De Laurentiis, host of the Emmy Award-winning cooking show Everyday Italian, announced recently that she will be developing more vegetarian recipes for 2012...
Metal Fragments in Pork
Last week, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a recall of thousands of pounds of pork products possibly contaminated...
Pet-Friendly Hotels
Heading out of town doesn’t have to mean dropping Fido at the kennel; a stay in one of these hotels is guaranteed to keep your pup pampered, comfortable, and happy.
Lawsuit Against Pet Store
Late last week, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against a Barkworks, claiming that the Southern California pet store chain misleads customers about sourcing animals...
Factory Farming Deaths
A piece published in The Kansas City Star questions whether or not factory farming is responsible for this summer’s incidents wherein roughly 4,000 turkeys, 2,500 hogs...
NYC Animal Services Expand
Earlier this week, New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg signed a law that will expand animal care and control services in the five boroughs. The bill will lengthen the...
New Dolphin Species Found
Researchers have recently discovered a new species of dolphin—the Burrunan—and it may already be endangered. Burrunan dolphins had previously been grouped...
Brain Abilities Linked to B-12
A new study published in the scientific journal Neurology has found that vitamin B-12 deficiency is associated with lower brain measures. More than 120 participants over...
Spay and Neuter Petition
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched a new petition to create a law mandating the spaying and neutering of all adopted animals. The petition was...
Veg Restaurant Turns 30
This fall, veg restaurant Inn Season Café is toasting its 30th anniversary with giveaways, free cupcakes, and an open house. Located in Royal Oak, MI, the restaurant...
Catalonia’s Last Bullfight
Last Sunday, Barcelona, Spain held the last bullfight in the Catalonia region. The regional legislature approved a ban on the cruel sport in July 2010 after more than...
Compassionate Board Game
A California woman has designed Fur & Feathers, a new board game that teaches kids about their relationship with animals and the planet. Creator Chris Durant of...
Veg Food Truck
This October, a new veg food truck will be traveling around Fort Worth, TX, serving gourmet, gluten-free food. Business Operations Manager, Megan Topham, discovered...
Food Poisons Peruvian Kids
A poisoned school lunch has killed three children and sickened 89 other children and five adults in Peru. The meal of rice and fish was donated by the National Food Assistance...
Toronto Bans Pet Mills
On Wednesday, the Toronto City Council voted unanimously to require that puppies and kittens sold in pet stores and at flea markets come exclusively from shelters...
Veg Cooking Demos in MD
Tomorrow, vegan cookbook writing duo Jon and Robin Robertson will conduct a food demonstration at a city-wide book fair in Baltimore, MD. The husband-and-wife...
Ivy League AR Violations
Earlier this month, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine released a list ranking Ivy League universities on their adherence to the Animal Welfare Act...
Meaty Flavor from Mushrooms
A team of Chinese and American scientists have developed a fermentation technique to produce meaty flavors from oyster mushrooms. Published in the...
Vegetarian Café Goes Vegan
Book Lover’s Café, a bookstore and vegetarian restaurant in Gainesville, FL, converted to an all-vegan menu earlier this month. Vegan Co-owners Jason Gottfried...
Vegan Etsy Superstars
From caramels and cookies to spicy lollipops, Etsy sellers are satisfying vegans with super tasty treats.
West Hollywood Bans Fur
It’s official—the city of West Hollywood has become the first city in the US to ban the sale of fur apparel. The ban, which will prohibit the sale of apparel made...
Combatting Food Insecurity in the US
The limited availability of produce impacts the ability of many Americans to eat healthy, but organizations across the US are working to remedy this dilemma.
Dallas Veg Food Truck
A Texas man has just launched a Kickstarter to fund his dream of opening Jackalope Mobile Kitchen, a vegan food truck. Alexander Salas has already...
USDA’s Animal Welfare Talks
Tomorrow, the USDA is hosting an animal-welfare conference on “The Polarization of Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Issues: Good or Bad for the Animals?” in...
Diabetes Rates Soar
According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people living with diabetes has climbed to 366 million worldwide, up from 347 million in...
Filipino Vegan Food Truck
When one door closes, another opens: Filipino vegan restaurant No Worries in Oakland, Calif. shut down earlier this month in order to open a new food truck...
Food Safety Concern Drops
According to a recent poll, Americans’ concern over food safety has declined since last year. In 2010, 61 percent of those polled said they were concerned...
Eco-Store Offers Veg Menu
This week, Go Lightly, an eco-friendly store in Montclair, NJ, debuted a vegan menu, allowing customers to indulge in cruelty-free treats. Storeowner Jen Chaky...
Farm Sanctuary Grows
The growing animal-rescue group Farm Sanctuary has just acquired its third shelter—Animal Acres in Acton, Calif. Additionally, the organization is planning...
Congress Says No to GM Salmon
Members of Congress are working to prevent the FDA from approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. Massachusettes-based company...
Q&A with Vegucated's Marisa Miller Wolfson
VegNews sits down with this filmmaker-of-the-moment to talk all about her documentary.
Austin Veg Bakery Kickstarter
A new Kickstarter fundraiser aims to finance the expansion of catering company Ara’s Petite Treats into a full-fledged bakery. Ara’s Petite Treats bakes...
5 Amazing Burger Joints We Love
Topping patties with chipotle mayo, guacamole, and even pineapple, compassionate restaurants from Singapore to Chicago grill up creative veg burgers every day.
Eco-Friendly Fashion Site
The daily eco-fashion blog Magnifeco is now providing readers with a new way to buy cruelty-free clothing via its companion shopping portal, magnifecoshopping.com...
New Vegan Restaurant in NC
Late last month, Asheville, NC welcomed Plant, a new all-vegan restaurant. Former video store owners Alan Berger and Leslie Armstrong teamed up with Jason...
Vegan Athlete Web Series
Award-winning filmmaker Sasha Perry and registered dietitian Matt Ruscigno have teamed up to create Day in the Life, a web-based series documenting...
Georgia’s Veg Cooking Class
This month, vegan restaurant Gymnopedie will be offering Tuesday night veg cooking classes in Athens, Georgia. Students will learn to cook like a professional...
Veg Kids Organizations
From social groups to sanctuaries to summer camps, the opportunities for veg kids to connect with each other are endless.
Animal-Focused Ads
Through the new Mercy For Animals transit ad campaign, hundreds of thousands of daily commuters in and around Chicago are coming face-to-face with the cruel...
Tokyo’s Top 5 Veg Eateries
Looking for the best vegan meals in Tokyo? CNN has counted down of the top five vegan restaurants in the Japanese city, published yesterday. Topping the list...
Calif. Approves Shark Bill
The California Shark Protection Act gained final approval from the state’s legislature yesterday. The bill will ban the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins, the chief ingredient...
Welfare Organization Awarded
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has recently hit the $1 million mark in total donations from greatergood.org. Founded in 1969, the IFAW promotes animal...

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