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Sonic Adopts Cage-Free Eggs
Last week, fast-food chain Sonic—known for its drive-in, carhop-style service—announced it is phasing-in cage-free eggs and will use pork produced by suppliers that...
Massive E. coli Beef Recall
Approximately 864,000 pounds of meat has been recalled from a California factory farm, according to a release issued yesterday by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food...
Vegan Athlete Helping Haiti
Last week, vegan professional hockey player Georges Laraque and his Montreal Canadien teammates announced they are donating $100,000 to Haiti for...
New Hampshire Bans Dog Racing
Last Wednesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to outlaw dog racing statewide. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Mary Cooney, D-Plymouth, and passed...
Put Your Freshest Face Forward with These DIY Tips
Obsessed with the DIY skin tips in our January+February issue? Get glam guerilla-style with these tricks.
New Nature’s Express Location
Today, cruelty-free fast-food chain Nature’s Express celebrates the grand opening of its newest location in Berkeley, Calif. Nature’s Express serves classic burger...
Science Ends Animal Testing
Researchers from Hurel Corporation have created new technology that could soon end animal testing in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, household cleaners, and pesticides.
Vegan Cookies At Starbucks
This week, Starbucks Coffee Company announced it is now selling allergen-free cookies in more than half of its locations nationwide. Three varieties of Lucy's Cookies’...
California’s New Green Laws
On Monday, a California state panel recommended that fees being taxed on residential and commercial greenhouse-gas emissions be allocated to energy-saving citizens...
Tal Ronnen on Ellen
Today, Tal Ronnen, vegan chef to the stars and author of New York Times bestseller and VN 2009 “Book of the Year” The Conscious Cook, will appear onThe Ellen Show...
Soy Happy Day
While it's true that many restaurants, entertainment venues, and even grocery store hot bars are often not veg-friendly, there is one sure-fire way to spur change: ask for it!
Veggie Starter Kits
Veggie starter kits are valuable reading material for both curious omnivores and dedicated vegans alike. For some, they offer a plethora of new and life-changing...
Vegan-friendly Chipotle
Chipotle recently introduced a vegan faux-meat option at two of its locations. This week, after receiving customer complaints over grilling practices at one store, the
Cage-Free House of Blues
Last Friday, popular concert venue chain House of Blues became the first company in the entertainment industry to exclusively use cage-free eggs in its food products...
Compass Flexitarian Program
Yesterday, Compass Group, the world's largest food service company, announced it would immediately implement a new flexitarian food initiative that aims to...
Overstock.com Bans Skins
Popular online discount retailer Overstock.com has banned all exotic animal skin products from its online store, according to a statement issued on Monday. The new policy...
Sea Shepherd’s Surprise Ship
Captain Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd crew have faced many challenges since setting sail on their latest campaign, experiencing everything from treacherous...
PETA’s People of the Year
Last week, animal-rights group PETA announced Tim Gunn and Ellen DeGeneres as its Man and Woman of the Year. According to PETA representatives, Gunn and...
Bicoastal Babycakes NYC
Hollywood celebrities—including vegan actress Natalie Portman—no longer have to migrate east to indulge in the sugary sweet treats made at New York City’s Babycakes NYC.
Real World Vegan
When it debuted eighteen years ago MTV's reality television show Real World was the only program of its kind on television. Through the years the show has become famous for...
White House Going Green
In October, President Obama signed legislation to reduce the carbon footprint created by the White House complex and federal government buildings. Recently, measures...
New Year’s Eve Gourmet
Say goodbye to 2009 in style by making plans to spend New Year's Eve wining and dining at vegan gourmet restaurants. At upscale New York eatery Candle 79—voted...
Early Man Ate Grain
Humans have been eating a diet of grains, fruits, and vegetables for more than 100,000 years, says new research from the University of Calgary. Archeologists from...
Gracias Madre Opens
The founders and owners of Café Gratitude have proven today that lightning can indeed strike twice with the opening of their new, vegan, organic Mexican...
2009 Animal Abuser States
In 2009, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North Dakota had the most egregious records for animal abuse and neglect, according to a new report from...
Sea Shepherd Under Attack
Less than one month after shipping out on their latest journey, the Sea Shepherd crew are reporting incidence of a Japanese assault at sea. A Japanese security...
Big Carbon Paw Prints
Companion animals who are fed meat and animal by-products harm the environment more than sports utility vehicles, according to a new study published in New Scientist...
Whole Foods’ Health Promise
Whole Foods emerged as a health-food store almost 30 years ago. Today, the chain is as synonymous with luxury chocolate truffles as it is with organic produce...
Downer Pig Petition
In early December, the Humane Society of the United States released undercover video footage of downer pigs at an Iowa factory farm. In its newest campaign...
LA Gets Vegan Pizzeria
Last week, Los Angeles pizza chain Cruzer Pizza and Pasta held a soft opening at its Los Feliz location to celebrate its transition from omnivorous pizzeria to all-vegan...
Vegan Treats On NBC
Last week, Vegan Treats founder Danielle Konya was featured on NBC Philadelphia's The 10! Show, where she demonstrated how to prepare festive holiday cookies, dubbed...
Get Creative with Holiday Chocolate
From holiday parties to house guests, delight your friends and family with everyone's favorite food.
Chipotle Expands Garden Blend
Chipotle recently introduced a meat alternative at its Chelsea location in New York City. The burrito chain's first vegan option made its debut in October at its Dupont...
Rock-Fueled Electricity
Scientists have discovered that microorganisms deep beneath the Earth’s surface survive due to “breathing rocks,” such as iron minerals, according to a recent study...
Vegan Pot Pie On Ellen
Leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, funny lady Ellen DeGeneres invited her personal chef Roberto Martin onto The Ellen Show to prepare a hearty holiday meal that...
Nation Wants Climate Treaty
Fifty-five percent of Americans support a global treaty ensuring the US would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new poll from USA Today...
Toxic Microwave Popcorn
Chemicals that add butter flavor to some brands of microwave popcorn might be unsafe for human consumption, according to new research from the National Institute of...
Animal Species At Risk
The environmental impact of climate change may soon claim more than a dozen animal species, according to a new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society. The study...
CNN Shows Downer Pig Video
This week, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released undercover video footage of downer pigs filmed at an Iowa factory farm. The video aired during...
Australia Condemns Whaling
Last week, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took a firm stance against Japanese whaling programs, threatening to pursue international legal action against the...
Vegan in London
Britain’s capital offers visitors from all walks of life everything from ancient history to modern vegan cuisine.
Polar Bear Mercury Poisoning
Global warming may be responsible for contaminating polar bears with high levels of mercury, according to new research from scientists at the University of...
Tal Ronnen on Extra
This week, entertainment news program Extra caught up with veg chef Tal Ronnen to discuss plant-based cuisine and address vegan diet myths. The program featured...
Vegan School Lunches
Instead of limiting vegetarian lunch options to garden salads and French fries, two school districts in Miami are altering lunch menus to offer students a variety...
Study Finds Soy Safe
New research shows that female breast cancer survivors in China with a higher intake of soy food had a lower risk of cancer recurrence and death. Scientists from Vanderbilt...
Plant Gene Size
Scientists have successfully manipulated a naturally occurring growth gene in seeds to produce larger crops, according to a new study published in the Proceedings...
Rabbit’s Milk Medicine
Researchers at a Dutch biotech firm have developed a drug made by extracting a milk protein from genetically-engineered rabbits. The drug, dubbed “Rhucin,” was...
Town Passes Green Initiative
Signal Mountain, a small town in Tennessee, recently approved a Green Food Resolution, promising to rely more on locally-grown organic food with a greater emphasis on...
FDA Warns Tyson Foods Plant
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publicly released a warning letter it issued last month to Tyson Foods. FDA inspectors discovered unsanitary factory...
Storing Fat Genes
Eating a steady diet of high-fat and high-sugar foods makes it even harder for humans to convert food into energy, causing the body to store more fat, according...

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