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Everything You Need to Know About Juicing
From health benefits to how you make it, we’ve got the basics of this white-hot health trend to get you started on your juice journey.
Singer Rihanna Makes Donation To Wolves Sanctuary
The famous pop singer and self-professed animal lover gives a reportedly large sum of her fortune to Wolf Haven International.
3,000 Hens Rescued by Animal-Welfare Organization
Thousands of egg-laying hens have been rescued from a California factory farm where they were kept in inhumane conditions.
Simpsons Co-Creator Donates Fortune to Animal Welfare
Animal lover and vegan Sam Simon was diagnosed with terminal cancer and plans to donate his entire fortune to charity.
All Ag-Gag Bills Introduced in 2013 Now Defeated
North Carolina’s proposed ag-gag law was struck down last week, meaning all 11 of the anti-whistleblower bills have been defeated.
Two Crossroads Kitchen Chefs Make TV Appearance
Vegan chef Scot Jones and Crossroads Kitchen baker Serafina Magnussen stop by a local station to grill up some goodies.
Burlington, VT: First Veg Restaurant Opening Soon
Revolution Kitchen will be the first completely meat-free dining establishment in Vermont’s largest city.
Gluten-Free, Vegan Brewery to Open in Portland
Moonshrimp Brewing takes to Kickstarter to raise money for a gluten- and cruelty-free brewery in the Oregon metropolis.
Lush Cosmetics Employees Go Vegan for Five Days
Thirty of the cruelty-free makeup company’s employees teamed up with an animal-welfare documentary group to explore veganism.
Plant-Strong High-Performance Athletes On the Rise
Athletes such as ultra-marathon runners Brendan Brazier and Scott Jurek praise the athletic benefits of a vegan diet.
San Diego School System May Go Meatless on Mondays
The second-largest city in California could soon stop serving students mystery meat in school cafeterias.
Canada to Ban Gestation Crates Nationwide By 2014
The National Farm Animal Care Council has proposed legislation to ban gestation crates throughout the Canadian pork industry.
Austria Gets Its First All-Vegan Ice Cream Parlor
The sisters who brought cruelty-free cosmetics company Lush to Austria opened the country’s first dairy-free creamery.
John Salley Promotes Veganism on NY News Show
The former NBA player appeared on WPIX 11’s news segment to discuss plant-based living and his new vegan wine.
Vegan Egg Company Receives $1 Million in Funding
Founders Fund chose to back Hampton Creek Foods as its first culinary startup investment.
A Fitness and Food Venture Takes to Indiegogo
Fresh, a Florida business focused on healthy living, is raising funds with an online campaign on Indiegogo.
Vegan Baker Uses Kickstarter to Launch Business
Houston’s Pleasantly Plump Vegan Baked Goods hopes to build a custom website, buy new equipment, and get vegan certified.
Vegan Ice Cream Hitting New York City Streets
Big Apple favorite Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is now serving up cruelty-free ice cream.
Starbucks Rolls Out Veg Salad On its Spring Menu
The coffeehouse giant introduces a meatless vegetable and brown rice salad bowl.
Tennessee Ag-Gag Bill Killed by State Governor
Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam has vetoed the state’s proposed ag-gag legislation.
May 11: Consumer Campaign for World Fair Trade Day
The World Fair Trade Organization will mark its second annual World Fair Trade Day with festivities and educational outreach.
Vegan Photographer Vanessa K. Rees Wins Blog Award
The photographer takes home a prestigious Saveur magazine Best Food Blog Award.
NYT Writer Mark Bittman Cooks Vegan on Today Show
The food columnist talks about his new book VB6 and whips up easy plant-based dishes.
New Casual Vegan Eatery Opens in Jacksonville, FL
River City residents can enjoy cruelty-free fare at the new vegan restaurant Dig Foods.
Wired Discusses Public Health Dangers of Ag-Gag
The magazine reports on the consequences of silencing journalists and making undercover investigations illegal.
Vancouver to Get New Vegan Fine Dining Restaurant
Graze will open in British Columbia’s largest city later this month.
USA Today: Ethical Clothes Fashion’s Biggest Trend
The news outlet discusses the rising popularity of sustainable vegan clothing and shoe lines.
All-Inclusive Vegan Website Will Launch May 1st
Bleat will serve as a vegan social media hub, directory, marketplace, and information resource site.
Famous Las Vegas Chef Talks Vegan in LA Weekly
The former executive chef of Wazuzu in Las Vegas’s Encore hotel offers advice on meat-free cooking.
Orange County Gets its First All-Vegan Pizzeria
Vegan Pizza is the county’s first meat and dairy-free pizzeria.
The NY Times Spotlights Current Juicing Trend
Profiling several juice bar entrepreneurs, the newspaper says juice may just be the new coffee.
Businessweek Spotlights Wayne Pacelle of HSUS
The Humane Society of the United States CEO talks about factory farms and ag-gag bills.
Native Foods Café Announces Major Expansion Plan
The plant-based eatery aims to open 200 locations in the next five years.
Nearly Half a Million Pounds of Meat Recalled
Meat from a Baton Rouge producer has been recalled for possibly containing deadly bacteria.
Our Hen House Podcast Recognized by Webby Awards
The animal-welfare organization’s weekly podcast has been selected as an official honoree.
Carl Palmer of the British Band Asia Goes Vegan
The drummer went plant-based after battling an E. coli infection.
Chipotle Expands Market for Vegan Sofritas Option
The fast food chain has added the meat-free filling to all Northern California locations.
Brooklyn’s Third Annual All-Vegan Spring Pop Up
Pine Box Rock Shop will host the third annual cruelty-free market on April 13th.
Actor Ryan Gosling Says No to Dehorning Dairy Cows
The Hollywood star pens a letter demanding the milk industry stop the inhumane practice.
New Vegan Footwear Launches Kickstarter Campaign
A high-end shoe designer hopes to get her cruelty-free business up and running soon.
All-Vegan Grocery Opens Third Location in Germany
Veganz, a German cruelty-free market, is spreading like wildfire.
Boston, MA Gets a New All-Vegetarian Taco Truck
Beantown’s Taco Party food truck will offer more than just beans on their meat-free menu.
Ballet Austin Features Piece About a Vegan Society
Cult of Color: Call to Color stars eccentric characters exploring themes of good and evil.
Zagat Spotlights Eight Vegan Junk Food Joints
The food site names the nation’s top places to enjoy some major nosh.
Study: Skim Milk Does Not Combat Childhood Obesity
A new study reveals that drinking skim milk may not help children maintain healthy weights.
Beyond Eggs Gets Approving Nod From Tech Site
Motherboard’s feature on the egg replacer is one more example of Silicon Valley’s high hopes for plant-based food.
Vegan Breakfast Featured on CBS 2 NY Morning Show
Julianne Hall of Blossom Du Jour whipped up soy bacon and hotcakes on CBS 2’s 2 In The Kitchen segment.
Peacefood Cafe Opens a Second Location in NYC
Vegans in The Big Apple can enjoy more meatless fare near Union Square.
Horsemeat Scandal Creates More Veg Consumers
UK supermarkets are seeing veg options fly off the shelves as people seek alternatives to meat.
Major Food Suppliers Practice Poor Animal Welfare
Walmart, Nestlé, and Starbucks have not incorporated animal welfare standards into their business agendas.

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