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Bill Maher Takes On IHOP
This week, comedian Bill Maher appears in a Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) public service announcement criticizing the International House...
In Vitro Pork
Scientists at Eindhoven University in Holland have successfully grown pork meat in a laboratory using cells taken from a live pig. The cultured meat, dubbed both "in vitro" and...
Meat-free Parliament
On Thursday, Sir Paul McCartney will deliver an address to the European Parliament in Brussels, urging the governing body to adopt the Meat-free Monday campaign.
Hormone Runoff Research
For years scientists have expressed concerns over the environmental impact of untreated animal waste running into rivers and waterways. New research from the...
Locavorism Debunked
Buying locally farmed meat may not be an environmentally friendly action, and in some cases may leave a bigger carbon footprint than buying imported foods.
Food Stamp Flummox
Many states are not effectively managing food stamp programs, according to a letter from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to state administrators. The USDA...
Veg-Friendly Colleges
This week, PETA2, the youth branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, released its annual list of veg-friendly colleges. Top honors for the 2009 Most Vegetarian...
Buy Nothing Day
Tomorrow, Adbusters Media Foundation is promoting its Buy Nothing Day campaign to reduce consumption on Black Friday in North America. The media group...
Faux Turkey Comparison
A new study from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) stacks the nutritional value of six vegetarian holiday roasts side-by-side with turkey. The ADA found that...
Obesity Linked to MS
The Harvard School of Public Health recently released a 40-year study that links teenage obesity to MS. Researchers examined 238,000 women and discovered those...
Ritual Animal Sacrifice
Animal-rights activists are protesting the ritual sacrifice of more than 315,000 animals that are to be slaughtered today in a Nepalese village. Hindu priests estimate more than...
Veggies Prevent Cancer
Scientists from Maastricht University in the Netherlands found that compounds in plant-based foods may offer protection against colon and rectal cancer for overweight...
Converge Rock Compassion: A Q&A
The four-piece powerhouse opens up about how hardcore music and meat-free living go hand-in-hand.
New Native Foods
Native Foods, a vegan restaurant, celebrated the opening of its sixth location on Thursday. The Southern California-based chain now has a location in Tustin, in addition...
Martha’s Veg Thanksgiving
On Thursday, homemaking maven Martha Stewart devoted an entire episode of The Martha Stewart Show to a vegetarian Thanksgiving celebration. Stewart, whose daughter...
Biochemist’s Veg Experiment
A biochemist at Stanford University is taking an 18-month leave from his day job to change the way the world understands animal agriculture. Patrick O. Brown, a...
Insect Intelligence Study
A honeybee may have a pinhead-sized brain, but it can count, categorize similar objects such as human faces, understand simple logic, and differentiate between shapes...
US China Climate Talks
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced during a speech in Beijing that he and President Hu Jintao of China agreed to take “significant action” to prevent climate change...
Bad Biotech Crops
The rise of genetically engineered crops grown on US farms has led to increased pesticide use, an epidemic of resistant weeds, and more chemical residue in foods, according to...
Pig Farm Cruelty Exposed
This week, animal-rights group Mercy For Animals (MFA) released a new investigation that exposes the cruel treatment of piglets and sows at Country View Family Farms, a factory...
India Frees Elephants
On Friday, Indian officials announced that all elephants kept in Indian zoos and circuses will be transferred to wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries. According to India's...
NBC Green Week
Tomorrow, NBC's Green is Universal project kicks off its third annual Green Week of eco-themed television. Sitcoms, reality shows, and even Martha Stewart will go...
Stella McCartney Honored
Longtime vegetarian and animal activist Stella McCartney has been honored this month by two popular fashion magazines. Last week, Harper's Bazaar announced that...
Food-borne Illness Effects
Two reports released Thursday by the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) say that food-borne illnesses can cause long-term health problems...
Pig Farm Bankrupt
Whether the economic crisis or widespread fear over swine flu are to blame, the pork industry has taken a financial hit this year. On November 6, Cohaire Hog Farms filed for...
Redwood Named Most Ethical
For the fourth year in a row, the Ethical Company Organization (ECO) has named Redwood Wholefood Company the most ethical vegetarian food supplier in the UK.
Swine Flu Linked to Obesity
Research in California shows that obesity may be on par with pregnancy as a risk factor for developing complications from swine flu. A report published yesterday in...
Ellen Loves Veganism
In the last month, media darling and 2009 Veggie Award winner Ellen DeGeneres has been all about promoting veganism on The Ellen Show. Whether she is teaching America...
Animal Abuse Video Rocks Nation
The USDA shuts down a Vermont slaughterhouse after a HSUS undercover investigation reveals abuse.
Thanksgiving Gourmet
For some, the challenge of preparing a large, hearty holiday meal may seem too overwhelming. Thankfully, there are many vegan-friendly gourmet restaurants up to the task.
8 Vegan Restaurants that Don‘t Break the Bank
Dine out and dine well at these eight vegan-friendly food joints without breaking the bank.
Elizabeth Kucinich at PCRM
Last week, longtime vegan Elizabeth Kucinich announced she will be the new director of public affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)...
Factory Farming on Bones
Last night, the lastest episode of the popular FOX television show Bones, starring vegan actress and longtime animal rights activist Emily Deschanel, prominently
Americans Heavier Than Ever
A study from the World Health Organization says 66 percent of the US adult population is overweight. The findings state that on average, adults in the US are eating...
Tofurky and Gravy Soda
Getting into the holiday spirit, Jones Soda just released a new vegan-friendly soda flavor, Tofurky and Gravy. Known best for its unique marketing and eco-friendly products...
E. coli Causes Beef Recall
On Monday, a voluntary recall was issued for 546,000 pounds of ground beef possibly contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Representatives from...
Historic Vegan Dinner
On November 3, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) made history by hosting its first vegan dinner at the Beard House in New York City. The non-profit organization is famous...
Al Gore’s Climate Change Book
Today, former Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore releases his latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. The book is a call to action...
Petition to Ban Meat
A group of private citizens in Germany are asking like-minded folks from around the world to support the legal ban of meat. They recently launched a petition...
South Park’s Whale War
On Wednesday night, a new episode of South Park dubbed “Whale Whores” poked fun at the Japanese whaling controversy. After character Stan Marsh sees the...
Eco-Fashion Show
On Sunday, Chicago Fashion Week 2009 was capped off with the city's first-ever green fashion show, Vert Couture. Fashions from local, eco-friendly designers such as...
British Lord Backs Going Veg
Earlier this week, British climate change crusader Lord Nicholas Stern told a London newspaper that eating meat contributes to global warming, and the solution is to adopt...
Energy Efficiency Issue
It’s a state that produces large amounts of coal, oil, natural gas, and wind power, but Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal insists that energy efficiency...
Vegan Recipe on Ellen
Earlier this month, Ellen invited her personal chef Roberto Martin onto The Ellen Show to share a tasty vegan taco recipe. Last week, he returned to help Ellen cook a...
Minnesota Town Gets Healthy
Some townspeople have gone vegan while others have banished fast food from their homes and taken up new exercise routines. The people of Albert Lea, MN, were...
School Lunch Report
On Tuesday, the Institute of Medicine released a report recommending that the US Department of Agriculture set maximum calorie limits for school breakfasts...
FDA Nutrition Standards
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would issue required nutrition labeling standards for food companies. With no currently enforced criteria...
Simpsons Halloween Special
Fans of The Simpsons are familiar with the much anticipated “Treehouse of Horror” episode that airs every year around Halloween. The special episode aired Sunday...
Veg Airline Employees
For Air India employees, the price of eating meat is literally too high. The airline, based in Dehli, currently serves its employees chicken and fish at least three times a week...
Sea Shepherd Shake-Up
On Saturday, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announced that its futuristic Earthrace defense vessel would now sail under a new moniker: the Ady Gil.

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