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Animal Aid’s Vegan Guide
A new guide to going veg may influence people to consider adopting a plant-based diet. Animal Aid, the UK’s largest animal-rights organization, recently released...
New School Lunches
This upcoming school year, healthy-minded students in Greenville County School District in South Carolina will be able to opt for vegetarian, raw, and unprocessed...
Vegan Author Opens Store
Best-selling cookbook author Sarah Kramer has given residents of British Columbia, Canada, a new way to shop—cruelty-free. She hosted the grand opening...
Vegan Bakery Expands
Vegan bakery Flying Apron opened a new eatery last week in Redmond, Wash. “We thought it would be nice to set up an outpost out of Seattle to make it more convenient...
Silverstone Raising Son Vegan
Actress Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki recently announced that they plan to raise their son, Bear Blu, on a plant-based diet. While 13-year-vegan...
UK Newspapers Down on Vegans
A recent study in The British Journal of Sociology determined that national newspapers in the UK published a greater number of negative than positive articles about...
Native Foods Opens in Chicago
Native Foods Café is bringing vegan food to a new location in Chicago beginning next week. The restaurant will be in Wicker Park/Bucktown—what CEO...
Cinnaholic Wins Award
Vegan bakery Cinnaholic has been honored by the Oakland-based newspaper East Bay Express as ”The Best Remixed Comfort Food.” Owners Shannon Michelle Radke...
Produce Outlets Expand
In an effort to bring fresh food to underserved communities, regional retailers and national chains like Wal-Mart and Walgreens, have agreed to open or expand more than...
Seth MacFarlane's Cat Oasis
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has teamed up with Los Angeles-based non-profit Heaven on Earth Society for Animals to establish a new cat sanctuary. MacFarlane...
Celebrate Animal Freedom Day
The second annual Animal Freedom Day will be celebrated worldwide this Saturday and Sunday. Organized by Canadian activist Nadia Masoudi, the event urges participants...
Milk Affects Diabetes Risk
According to a new report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, infants who are not exposed to complex dietary proteins, such as those found in cows’ milk, are less...
Vegan Eatery Opens
Chef Mayra Trabulse celebrated the grand opening of her new vegan restaurant, Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro, in Nevada last weekend. Pura Vida offers 100 percent...
California Dairies Close
California was home to 1,800 independent dairies in 2008, but more than 250 have since closed due to increased costs of production. One of the biggest expenses...
Human-Derived Gelatin Created
While conventional gelatin is made from the collagen found in the bones, skin, and cartilage of pigs and cows, Chinese researchers have discovered a new way to...
Steve-O Wins PETA Award
Celebrity daredevil Steve-O was honored last Saturday with PETA’s Nanci Alexander Award for his work promoting animal rights. Nanci Alexander, founder and president...
Vegan Cheeseburger Experiment
A new experiment by Stanford University biochemistry professor Pat Brown might convince vegans across the US to reconsider McDonald’s. For the past 18 months...
Eat Plants, Weigh Less
Plant-based diets may reduce the likelihood of obesity in children, according to a new study by The Nutrition Journal. The report found that of the 1,764 children studied...
High Temps Kill Farm Animals
Scorching summer temperatures have killed tens of thousands of chickens and turkeys this week. According to the Associated Press, 50,000 chickens died at a...
Survey: Why People Go Veg
Texas A&M Professor Steven Lukefahr determined there is no single reason why people ditch meat and dairy. Surveying people from 14 states at vegan and vegetarian...
Demand for Veggie Burgers Rises
According to a new study, nearly half of all Americans eat a burger once a week, a 10 percent increase since 2009. The good news is that more consumers are demanding...

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