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Study Suggests Pan-Fried Red Meat Leads to Cancer
Research published from the University of Southern California and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California links pan-fried red meat and prostate cancer.
Widespread Drought in US Affects Food Supply
The summer drought has altered the flavors in specific fruits and vegetables and provoked discussion about vegan diets.
NBA Star Advocates End of Poaching
Retired basketball player Yao Ming encourages poachers to stop hunting elephants.
Vegans Advocate for Imprisoned Veg Musician
A Pussy Riot member has been denied meat- and dairy-free food in prison leading fellow vegans to advocate on her behalf.
Baby Boomers Open to the Vegetarian Lifestyle
An older generation is turning down animal products in favor of veg-friendly fare to reap health benefits.
Sweet Potatoes Could Fight Malnutrition
The vitamin-packed spud has the potential to greatly reduce vitamin deficiencies in Uganda.
Egg Yolks: As Dangerous As Smoking?
A recent study indicates that eating egg yolks can be just as damaging as smoking cigarettes.
Alicia Silverstone Campaigns with Farm Sanctuary
Silverstone joins Farm Sanctuary’s new campaign, encouraging more people to advocate for animal welfare.
Schools Plan to Serve Healthier Lunches This Fall
Schools across the US are adding veg-friendly dishes to their cafeterias in an attempt to serve students healthier grub.
Alicia Silverstone Announces Two New Kind Books
The best-selling author plans to release two new books, The Kind Mama and The Kind Cookbook, in 2014.
Veggie Grill Wins in the LA Times Readers Choice
All-vegan Veggie Grill has won the hearts of Los Angeles residents, twice.
USDA Explains Recent Meatless Monday Snafu
After removing the Meatless Monday posting in late July, the USDA reveals how the posting happened in the first place.
Veg-Friendly Eatery Opens Doors in Orange County
“Farm to fork” restaurant in Santa Ana, CA opens and features plenty of fresh and healthy vegan fare.
USDA Announces Farmers’ Market Boom Throughout US
The demand for fresh, locally grown produce has increased and now appears to be at an all-time high.
John Bartlett and Farm Sanctuary Launch Shirt Line
The animal-friendly fashion designer has launched a collection of T-shirts in support of Farm Sanctuary.
Ellen Responds to Blake Shelton’s Cruel Tweet
The popular vegan talk-show host spoke out against the singer’s tweet about animal-cruelty.
Berkeley’s Vegan Bakery Cinnaholic Wins Best of Bay 2012
Vegan gourmet cinnamon bun shop Cinnaholic wins the title of Best Vegan Roll Call.
California-Based Veggie Grill to Open in Seattle
West Coast vegan chain plans to serve patrons in the Emerald City by early fall.
Air China Discontinues Lab Monkey Transport
Only a handful of major airlines still carry lab monkeys on flights, and Air China is no longer one of them.
Lupe Fiasco Supports Fresh Food Availability
Hip-hop artist raises awareness on Chicago “food deserts,” and serves vegan grub to Englewood residents.
CBS New York Names MooShoes Top Shop for Men
The acclaimed cruelty-free shoe shop MooShoes is named one of the top five shoe stores for men in the Big Apple.
Ricky Gervais Supports Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Companies
Former cruelty-free companies are now succumbing to the animal testing requirements in China.
Olympic Athletes Thriving on Vegetarian Diets
Long-time vegetarian and Olympian Lizzie Armitstead wins a silver medal for Great Britain at the London 2012 games.
Vegan Advocates Want Milk Banned From Schools
Congress is asked to exclude dairy milk from school lunches by a group of vegan petitioners.
Target Gets Healthier and More Vegetarian-Friendly
The second-largest discount retailer opens its first store to serve vegetarian-friendly Pret A Manger food.
Halo Releases New Vegan Dog Food Formula
Halo, a companion-animal food company partly owned by Ellen DeGeneres, introduces a vegan-friendly option.
First Lady Invites Recipe Winners to White House
Michelle Obama plans to host Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winners in the nation’s capital next month.
Vegan Businesses Raise Money for Farm Sanctuaries
Select vegan businesses will be donating 10 percent of sales to go toward a 100-mile biking fundraiser in support of three farm sanctuaries.
Mike Tyson Turns His Life Around, Launches Broadway Show
The world famous boxer portrays his life in the Broadway show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.
Vegan Lip Tar from OCC Comes to Sephora
This fall, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics will be sold at Sephora stores.
Veg Celebrities Making A Difference
Russell Simmons and Stella McCartney are back in the news for their continued efforts for animals.
Los Angeles Vegan Burger Face-Off
In just a little over a week, a vegan burger competition will take place at Mohawk Bend.
Vegan Stars Nominated in 2012 Emmys
This 2012 year’s Emmy nominations have just been announced and two vegans have made the cut.
Seattle Named Number One Veg-Friendly City
Food service GrubHub has ranked America’s top 10 cities to find a vegetarian bite.
Colbie Caillat Partners with Eco-Friendly Skincare
The singer shares her love for vegetarianism as a spokesperson for Lily.B skincare line.
Ivory Poaching Has Increased Since International Ban
Elephant poaching, while illegal, is still happening all around the world and seems to be at an all-time high.
Anne Hathaway Discusses Her Plant-Based Lifestyle
The Dark Knight Rises actress now eats mostly vegan foods and reaps the benefits.
NASA Plans Vegetarian Menu for Mission to Mars
The space program is arranging a plant-based diet for future astronauts.
Stella McCartney Launching Lingerie Line
The vegetarian designer is extending her fashion repertoire to lingerie.
ABC Family’s Beverly Hills Nannies Features Vegan Fam
Nanny Amanda Averill looks after vegan children on ABC’s new reality show.
Russell Simmons Reveals Plans for Yoga Line
Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons expands his business ventures with Tantris.
The Chicago Diner Opening Second Location
The classic vegan-friendly staple is opening its second location in the Windy City.
Aaron Simpson Defends Arian Foster’s Veganism
Vegan mixed martial arts fighter Aaron Simpson encourages fellow athlete Arian Foster.
Vegan Creamery FoMu Opens in Massachusetts
The dairy-free ice cream shop adds to the vegan options in Allston’s Union Square.
Cats and Dogs May Reduce Infection in Children
Studies show that kids who grow up with companion animals might have stronger immune systems than those who don’t.
Vegan Subs Selling Out at Subway Locations in DC
Subway customers are raving about the latest vegan additions at the select DC-metro area stores.
Citizens Bank Park Named US’ Most Veg-Friendly Ballpark
Philadelphia’s ballpark tops PETA’s list of 2012’s most veg-friendly stadiums across the country.

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