10 Contemporary Queer Vegans You Need to Know About

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10 Contemporary Queer Vegans You Need to Know About

Pride Month is here, so we’re recognizing the standout ethical pioneers who are advocating for equal rights for all. 

Veganuary Founder Raises $14 Million to Take Chickens Out of the Food System 

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Veganuary Founder Raises $14 Million to Take Chickens Out of the Food System 

To date, UK-based brand VFC, co-founded in 2020 by Veganuary’s Matthew Glover, has raised more than $14 million to fund its mission of replacing chickens in the food system with vegan alternatives. 

Better Breakfast: Atlast Signs Deal to Grow 3 Million Pounds of Vegan Mushroom Bacon Annually

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Better Breakfast: Atlast Signs Deal to Grow 3 Million Pounds of Vegan Mushroom Bacon Annually

Startup Atlast partners with Whitecrest Mushrooms to grow 3 million pounds of vegan mushroom bacon on less than one acre of land. 

Finally, a Vegan Salmon Filet That's As Flaky and Tasty As the Real Thing

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Finally, a Vegan Salmon Filet That’s As Flaky and Tasty As the Real Thing

Israel-based Plantish is challenging the $50 billion salmon industry with the world’s first whole-cut vegan filet that delivers the same taste, texture, and nutrition without harming a single fish. 

The First Truly Ethical African Safari Is Coming This Spring

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The First Truly Ethical African Safari Is Coming This Spring

Can a South African safari be both vegan and ethical? Diana Edelman argues that it can.

World Champion Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson Dares Everyone to Eat Vegan Chicken

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World Champion Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson Dares Everyone to Eat Vegan Chicken

Olympian Miles Chamley-Watson is known for disrupting the status quo in his sport of fencing and his new partnership with Daring Foods aims to topple the broken chicken industry with realistic vegan chicken. 

The Tabitha Brown Effect: How This TikTok Star Is Making Vegan Food Irresistible

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The Tabitha Brown Effect: How This TikTok Star Is Making Vegan Food Irresistible

This vegan influencer got her start posting a video on Facebook, and she’s since become one of the most well-known and beloved social media figures. We take a look at her impact.  

KFC Just Launched Vegan Fried Chicken at More than 4,000 Stores

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KFC Just Launched Vegan Fried Chicken at More than 4,000 Stores

After working with Beyond Meat to perfect plant-based chicken for two years, KFC is finally launching Beyond Fried Chicken at its 4,000 locations nationwide.  

Dairy-Free Babybel Cheese Is Here and Other Vegan Food News of the Week

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Dairy-Free Babybel Cheese Is Here and Other Vegan Food News of the Week

From new vegan Babybel cheeses to Starbucks UK dropping its vegan milk upcharge, we’re serving up the best in vegan food news. 

Better Beef: This Robot Prints 3D-Vegan Burgers to Match Your Protein Preferences

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Better Beef: This Robot Prints 3D-Vegan Burgers to Match Your Protein Preferences

Food-tech company SavorEat developed a system that prints 3D vegan burgers based on user preferences for protein and fat content. 

5 Black Vegans Who Are Changing the World in 2020 

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5 Black Vegans Who Are Changing the World in 2020 

From political leaders to professional athletes, these outspoken vegan and social justice advocates are using their platforms to create a more compassionate world. 

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Why Humanitarian Chef José Andrés Is Excited to Serve Lab-Grown Meat 

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Why Humanitarian Chef José Andrés Is Excited to Serve Lab-Grown Meat 

World-renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés joins GOOD Meat—a division of JUST Egg maker Eat Just—on its mission of restructuring the global food system and will put its lab-grown chicken on his restaurant menu.

McDonald’s Meatless Burger Test Is Going Well and Other Vegan Food News of the Week 

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McDonald’s Meatless Burger Test Is Going Well and Other Vegan Food News of the Week 

From the McDonald’s meatless McPlant burger to the massive expansion of Amy’s Drive-Thru, we’re serving up the best in vegan food news.

Ben & Jerry’s New Vegan Ice Cream Is Inspired by Chance the Rapper’s Favorite Dessert

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Ben & Jerry’s New Vegan Ice Cream Is Inspired by Chance the Rapper’s Favorite Dessert

Ben & Jerry’s worked with Chance the Rapper to create Mint Chocolate Chance, a new ice cream flavor that captures the best parts of his favorite childhood dessert. 

Four New Vegan Pizzas Arrive at San Francisco's Joyride, Where Detroit-Style Square Pies Reign Supreme 

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Four New Vegan Pizzas Arrive at San Francisco’s Joyride, Where Detroit-Style Square Pies Reign Supreme 

Newcomer Joyride—a pizzeria from the owners of Samovar—is redefining Detroit-style pizzas in San Francisco with new plant-based pies topped with Beyond Sausage, Violife cheese, spicy meatless pepperoni, and vegan chicken. 

After Three Decades at Tyson, Two Meat Execs Jump Ship to Work for Beyond Meat 

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After Three Decades at Tyson, Two Meat Execs Jump Ship to Work for Beyond Meat 

Longtime executives from meat giant Tyson Foods are joining vegan brand Beyond Meat in a move that proves that the plant-based meat shift isn’t just limited to dinner plates.

Step Aside Chicken Sandwiches: Impossible Cheeseburgers Are GrubHub’s Top Order of 2021

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Step Aside Chicken Sandwiches: Impossible Cheeseburgers Are GrubHub’s Top Order of 2021

Impossible Cheeseburgers dethrone spicy chicken sandwiches as the top order of 2021 on Grubhub, where the popularity of meatless burgers is up by 442 percent. 

This New Vegan Chicken Tastes Just Like Chicken Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

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This New Vegan Chicken Tastes Just Like Chicken Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

This Cultured Meat Startup Just Raised a Record $347 Million with Help from Tyson

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This Cultured Meat Startup Just Raised a Record $347 Million with Help from Tyson

Why TCHO Is About to Become a Vegan Chocolate Company 

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Why TCHO Is About to Become a Vegan Chocolate Company 

By 2023, TCHO will become an entirely vegan chocolate brand, replacing its dairy products with indulgent plant-based alternatives as part of a major sustainability move. 

Why Former Dunkin' CEO David Hoffmann Is Investing in Vegan Bacon 

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Why Former Dunkin’ CEO David Hoffmann Is Investing in Vegan Bacon 

Former CEO David Hoffmann got the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich on the menu at Dunkin’. Now, he’s betting that vegan bacon brand Hooray Foods will reach thousands of quick-service restaurants.

Vegan Barbecued Meat Sandwiches Just Launched at 800 7-Eleven Locations in Hong Kong 

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Vegan Barbecued Meat Sandwiches Just Launched at 800 7-Eleven Locations in Hong Kong 

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is expanding its plant-based selection with the addition of Unlimeat vegan meat sandwiches to its 800 stores across Hong Kong.

A YouTube First: Vegan Butter Gets Its Own Cooking Channel

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A YouTube First: Vegan Butter Gets Its Own Cooking Channel

Miyoko’s Creamery has launched the world’s first vegan butter cooking channel to share tips, recipes, and techniques.

Why Michelin-Starred Chef Marco Pierre White Is Serving Whole-Cut Vegan Lamb

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Why Michelin-Starred Chef Marco Pierre White Is Serving Whole-Cut Vegan Lamb

“I think it’s going to revolutionize our world,” Chef Marco Pierre White—Britain’s first three-starred Michelin chef—says about Redefine Meat’s whole-cut vegan lamb and beef.

Startup New Culture Raises $25 Million to "Make Cow Cheese Without the Cow" 

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Startup New Culture Raises $25 Million to “Make Cow Cheese Without the Cow” 

San Francisco-based startup New Culture will use the $25 million to get its melty vegan “cow cheese without the cow” on pizzeria menus next year. 

A New Fundraising Effort to Provide 55 Million Vegan Meals in North America 

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A New Fundraising Effort to Provide 55 Million Vegan Meals in North America 

The Vegan Experience is a for-profit company dedicated to providing meals to 55 million people in North America who don’t have adequate access to food. 

Impossible Foods Just Launched New Vegan Meatballs at 3,000 Walmart Stores 

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Impossible Foods Just Launched New Vegan Meatballs at 3,000 Walmart Stores 

Impossible Foods is launching Impossible Meatballs—a blend of Impossible Burger and Impossible Sausage—at 3,000 Walmart stores. 

Woody Harrelson “Cream Shames” Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Woody Harrelson “Cream Shames” Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Actor Woody Harrelson’s guest appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm is all about ditching dairy. 

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TIME Names Vegan Tuna One of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021

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TIME Names Vegan Tuna One of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021

Follow Your Heart Just Launched Its First Vegan Mac and Cheese. And It's Loaded With Veggies.

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Follow Your Heart Just Launched Its First Vegan Mac and Cheese. And It’s Loaded With Veggies.

The Ultimate Vegan Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Just Launched at 500 Whole Foods

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The Ultimate Vegan Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Just Launched at 500 Whole Foods

Denny's Commits to Launching New Vegan Breakfast Options 

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Denny’s Commits to Launching New Vegan Breakfast Options 

The World’s Most Advanced Lab-Grown Meat Facility Just Opened in California

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The World’s Most Advanced Lab-Grown Meat Facility Just Opened in California

Move Over Dairy: Blue Bottle Defaults to Oat Milk at California Shops

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Move Over Dairy: Blue Bottle Defaults to Oat Milk at California Shops

Why This Hawaiian Startup Is Making Vegan Meat from Cashew Industry Waste 

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Why This Hawaiian Startup Is Making Vegan Meat from Cashew Industry Waste 

Eric Adams Makes History as New York City's First Vegan Mayor

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Eric Adams Makes History as New York City’s First Vegan Mayor

Drake-Backed Vegan Chicken Hits Restaurant Menus in NYC, LA, and Miami

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Drake-Backed Vegan Chicken Hits Restaurant Menus in NYC, LA, and Miami

The New Betty Crocker? This Vegan Cake Mix Is Made with Perfect Day's Animal-Free Whey

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The New Betty Crocker? This Vegan Cake Mix Is Made with Perfect Day’s Animal-Free Whey

Race to Save the Oceans: Fish-Free Seafood Companies Raise $116 Million in Last Six Months

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Race to Save the Oceans: Fish-Free Seafood Companies Raise $116 Million in Last Six Months

Miyoko's Creamery Is Giving Away 1,000 Free Vegan Pizzas. Here Is Where to Get One.

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Miyoko’s Creamery Is Giving Away 1,000 Free Vegan Pizzas. Here Is Where to Get One.

Vegan JUST Egg Is on a Roll: Expands to Europe, Canada, and Costco

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Vegan JUST Egg Is on a Roll: Expands to Europe, Canada, and Costco

Get Ready, Los Angeles: Tabitha Brown Is About to Open Her First Restaurant

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Get Ready, Los Angeles: Tabitha Brown Is About to Open Her First Restaurant

Veganz Helped Germans Go Vegan for 10 Years. Now, the Grocery Chain Is Going Public.

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Veganz Helped Germans Go Vegan for 10 Years. Now, the Grocery Chain Is Going Public.

The USDA Just Invested $10 Million in Lab-Grown Meat

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The USDA Just Invested $10 Million in Lab-Grown Meat

The Meatless McDonald’s McPlant Burger Is Finally Coming to America

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The Meatless McDonald’s McPlant Burger Is Finally Coming to America

There’s Now a Miyoko’s Creamery … Vegan Ice Cream. Here’s Where to Get it.

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There’s Now a Miyoko’s Creamery … Vegan Ice Cream. Here’s Where to Get it.

Follow Your Heart Is the First to Launch Vegan Bleu Cheese Crumbles

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Follow Your Heart Is the First to Launch Vegan Bleu Cheese Crumbles

Why TikTok Star Tabitha Brown Never Loses Sight of Her Faith, Family, or Why She's Vegan

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Why TikTok Star Tabitha Brown Never Loses Sight of Her Faith, Family, or Why She’s Vegan

Chef Matthew Kenney's Newest Vegan Restaurant Is In the Maldives. Here's What to Order.

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Chef Matthew Kenney’s Newest Vegan Restaurant Is In the Maldives. Here’s What to Order.

Vegan TikTok Star Tabitha Brown Is Now a NYT Bestselling Author: “I Did It With No Expectation”

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Vegan TikTok Star Tabitha Brown Is Now a NYT Bestselling Author: “I Did It With No Expectation”

New Startup MeliBio Uses Technology, Not Bees, to Make Real Honey 

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New Startup MeliBio Uses Technology, Not Bees, to Make Real Honey 

Vegan Mushroom Leather Handbag Hits the Runway for the First Time at Stella McCartney's 2022 Summer Show 

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Vegan Mushroom Leather Handbag Hits the Runway for the First Time at Stella McCartney’s 2022 Summer Show 

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