Articles written by Liz Miller

Bunnies Used As Fuel
Rabbit overpopulation has led government officials in Stockholm, Sweden to “recycle” the bodies of dead rabbits as fuel for energy plants. The overpopulation...
Vegan-Friendly Fast Food
Vegetarian fast-food restaurants offer healthier alternatives to the super-sized status quo.
Vegan in Philadelphia
The thriving metropolis of Philadelphia offers not just brotherly love, but history, food, and fun galore.
Natalie Portman and Veganism
It was recently speculated that longtime veg-actress Natalie Portman had swapped veganism for vegetarianism when she admitted she loved dairy ice cream...
Veggie Award Exclusive
We’ve got some big, dare we say huge, news! It’s official: The 2009 Veggie Awards Issue has been shipped to subscribers. That means for those lucky readers...
Battling Preschool Obesity
These days, healthy (and veg-friendly) school lunch options are becoming more available in elementary school lunchrooms and university dining halls in an effort...
Veggie Award Exclusive
We've got some big, dare we say huge, news! It's official: The 2009 Veggie Awards Issue has been shipped to subscribers. That means for those lucky readers...
IHOP’s Inhumane Eggs
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is accusing the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) of false advertising because it claims to use “cruelty-free” eggs...
CA Animal Protection Bills
Earlier this week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed four animal-rights measures passed this session by the California State Legislature and vetoed...
Product Recipe Deveganized
According to Kellogg’s, in 2008 Morningstar Farms planned to use at least one million fewer eggs in its vegetarian food products. The same announcement...
Veggie Spider Discovered
Of about 40,000 species the Bagheera kiplingi is the only one known to subsist on a plant-based diet. Recently discovered in South America, this species of jumping...
Vegan Rock Stars
Whether eclectic DJ or soul-singing diva, these four musicians prove that living cruelty-free really rocks.
Veggie School Lunches
For most public school kids, vegetarian lunch options are limited to garden salads and French fries, but in Rochester, Minnesota, school administrators are meeting the...
Vegan High-Tops
Randy Randall and Dean Spunt can now add "sneaker architect" underneath "musician" and "fashion designer" on their résumés. Founders of the two-man band...
Beastie Boy Goes Vegan
Four months after revealing he had been diagnosed with cancer, Beastie Boys band member Adam “MCA” Yauch opens up about his recovery and his newly adopted...
Human Rights Violated
According to a report released Wednesday by the Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, unyielding speeds on production lines in Nebraskan meatpacking plants...
List of 10 Riskiest Foods
A recent study released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) counts down the 10 riskiest foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The list...
Heather Mills’ Vegan Eatery
This week, Heather Mills celebrated the grand opening of the first US location of VBites, her successful restaurant chain that debuted this past summer in the UK.
Gourmet Magazine Folds
Condé Nast announced on Monday that they would stop the publication of Gourmet magazine, along with three other titles. Founded in 1941, Gourmethas captivated...
NY Times Exposes Meat Trade
An article published Sunday in The New York Times details the risks of eating beef by documenting the tragic story of 22-year-old Stephanie Smith, who was...
WIC Fruit & Veggie Vouchers
The LA Times reported this week that fresh fruit and vegetables have been added to the list of foods subsidized by the federal government's Special Supplemental...
Cargill Makes Vegan Cheese
It doesn't sound like something many people would want on their pizza, but Lygomme ACH Optimum functional system, a non-dairy cheese, may soon become a staple...
Historic Measure Passed
Yesterday, the Michigan House of Representatives voted to pass landmark animal welfare legislation, after numerous negotiations between animal-rights groups and the...
Vegan Recipe On Ellen Show
Most people don't have a personal vegan chef at their disposal, much less one who can whip up delicious tacos topped with Daiya cheese. For funny lady Ellen DeGeneres...
Boston Vegan Pizzeria Opens
Move over baked beans, because Boston is about to become the East Coast mecca for vegan pizza. Peace O’Pie, which opens today in Allston’s Union Square, is a vegan-owned...
Dairy Farm Fallout
Today, PETA released undercover footage depicting cruelty to dairy cows inside a Land O'Lakes supplier facility in Pennsylvania. The photos and video reveal filthy...
Battling Bat Deaths
The University of Calgary recently released a study showing how to reduce bat deaths caused by wind turbines by up to 60 percent-without sacrificing energy.
Animals in Danger
According to research from the UK's Met Office, if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise after 2020, it is likely that global warming will wipe out many animal species...
Veggie Sandwich Wins
The grand prize winning sandwich at the second annual Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest has been announced and it's vegetarian! Ninette Holbrook of Orlando, FL...
EPA Tax Denied
A condition was added Thursday to the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill to preempt the taxing of cattle. Fear arose among American livestock producers after the...
Certified Vegan Label Lowdown
Food labels aren’t always easy to decipher, but these certifications make grocery shopping a cinch.
Poll Validates Veggies
This year, veganism has seen increased visibility in mainstream culture, from Ellen's newly adopted plant-based diet to veggie-chomping sitcom characters. The Washington...
Doctor Advice Column
For many teenagers, the transition to a veg lifestyle can be tough, especially if their parents are unfamiliar with or unsupportive of the change. That's where Michael Greger...
Religious Ritual Killing
Kapparot is the century-old, perennially controversial ritual of slaughtering a chicken to atone for sins that is performed during Yom Kippur. Traditionally, a chicken is held...
Decreased Carbon Dioxide
A report by the International Energy Agency predicts that global carbon emissions have dropped by 2.6 percent in 2009, which is the biggest drop in 40 years.
Egypt Regrets Slaughter
Last spring, the global community found itself in hysterics over the H1N1-dubbed "swine flu"-virus. While the infection can only be passed from human to human, much...
College Dining Dilemma
Universities across the country are feeling the push for more vegetarian options in school dining halls and many have modified their menus to accommodate different diets.
Author Abandons Meat
Earlier this month Margaret Atwood embarked on a promotional tour for her newest book, The Year of the Flood. The seven-country tour found Atwood displaced from...
Vegan Movie Snack(s) Time
Hitting the theater? Don't go without VN's veg-friendly list of concession stand options.
Veganism on TV
Actor (and proud vegan!) Jason Schwartzman has a history of playing offbeat characters onscreen, and his most recent turn in the HBO series Bored to Death is no exception...
Foie Gras Fumble
In French it means "fat liver", but to vegetarians it means torture. Foie gras, a perennially controversial dish, is manufactured by extracting the livers of overfed...
Cancerous KFC
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is gearing up to file a suit against fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). The suit contends that...
State Improves Standards
In a landslide ruling, the Michigan House voted 87-20 on Wednesday to approve new care standards for farm animals. The measure would require farms in Michigan, a state...
Dunkin’ Donuts Debacle
Less than a month ago, animal-rights group Mercy For Animals released footage of inhumane conditions at egg hatchery Hy-line International. Yesterday, animal-rights group...
Metacognition in Animals
It's hardly news to animal lovers that humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on earth. An article published in the September issue of the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences...
Steve-O Goes Vegan
Best known for his insane, daredevil stunts on MTV's reality show ”Jackass”, Stephen "Steve-O" Glover announced earlier this week that he has gone vegan.
Wayne Pacelle Singled Out
An article posted earlier this week on political news website Politico gives a rundown of the most successful and attractive personalities left in Washington—and at least one...
Cruelty-Free Fashion
While fur is unfortunately still used in many fashion houses worldwide, there are some designers whose ethics dictate otherwise. World-renowned trendsetting designers...
Jenny McCarthy Goes Vegan
Comedian Jenny McCarthy admitted during a taping of The Rachael Ray show that she is now a vegan. The Rachael Ray show kicked off its fourth season by throwing a...
PETA Ad Banned
A bottle of Vermont maple syrup isn't the only thing not making it past airport security these days PETA's newest ad campaign, Cruelty Doesn't Fly, featuring spokeswoman...

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