The Top 20 Vegan News Stories of 2021 

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The Top 20 Vegan News Stories of 2021 

VegNews takes a look back at the most popular vegan news and lifestyle stories of 2021.  

Silk's New Dairy-Free Milk, Natalie Portman's Favorite Meatless Bacon and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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Silk’s New Dairy-Free Milk, Natalie Portman’s Favorite Meatless Bacon and More Vegan Food News of the Week

From Silk’s next-level dairy-free milk to Natalie Portman-backed meatless bacon brand La Vie, we’re serving up the best in vegan food news of the week.

Like Hershey’s and Cadbury, This 115-Year-Old Chocolatier Is Turning Its Iconic Treats Vegan

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Like Hershey’s and Cadbury, This 115-Year-Old Chocolatier Is Turning Its Iconic Treats Vegan

Major brands like Hershey’s and Cadbury are getting into vegan chocolate bars, and iconic Canadian chocolatier Purdys is keeping up with the trend by expanding its offerings with vegan Sweet Georgia Browns. 

Maybelline's New "Green Edition" Line Is Free From Animal Products. But Is It Vegan?

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Maybelline’s New “Green Edition” Line Is Free From Animal Products. But Is It Vegan?

Maybelline New York announces a new Conscious Together sustainability initiative, under which it just launched its Green Edition makeup line made without animal-derived ingredients. 

The Benefits of Mushrooms Plus 10 Vegan Mushroom Recipes

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The Benefits of Mushrooms Plus 10 Vegan Mushroom Recipes

From immune system support to improving cognitive function, there’s a reason why the benefits of mushrooms are being touted in coffees, lattes, and chocolate.  

Meet the Chefs on Food Network’s First Vegan Episode of 'Beat Bobby Flay'

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Meet the Chefs on Food Network’s First Vegan Episode of ‘Beat Bobby Flay’

Souley Vegan’s Tamearra Dyson and The Veggie’s Adyre Mason face off on the first ever vegan episode of Food Network’s ‘Beat Bobby Flay.’ 

Path to National Launch: McDonald's Expands Meatless McPlant to About 600 More Locations

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Path to National Launch: McDonald’s Expands Meatless McPlant to About 600 More Locations

The McPlant—McDonald’s first meatless burger made in partnership with Beyond Meat—will hit approximately 600 more locations in California and Texas next month. 

This New Fully Recycled Vegan Leather Handbag Is Made From 11 Plastic Bottles

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This New Fully Recycled Vegan Leather Handbag Is Made From 11 Plastic Bottles

New accessories brand Veganologie offers vegan leather handbags, wallets, and card holders made from fully recycled materials, right down to the zinc alloy hardware. 

Why South Carolina Is the New Hub of Sustainable Vegan Mushroom Leather

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Why South Carolina Is the New Hub of Sustainable Vegan Mushroom Leather

MycoWorks is investing $107 million to build its first full-scale mushroom leather production plant in South Carolina, where it will create 400 new jobs. 

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. 

We Just Made Billie Eilish’s Vegan Cookie Recipe. Here's What Happened. 

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We Just Made Billie Eilish’s Vegan Cookie Recipe. Here’s What Happened. 

Can Billie Eilish write songs, perform, convince designers to drop fur, and make incredible vegan cookies? We had to find out.  

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Is Snoop Dogg Launching Vegan Hot Dogs? Here Is What We Know About "Snoop Doggs"

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Is Snoop Dogg Launching Vegan Hot Dogs? Here Is What We Know About “Snoop Doggs”

Music legend Snoop Dogg—a vocal supporter of plant-based meat—filed a trademark application for “Snoop Doggs.” 

South Central LA’s New Café Serves Vegan Food Inspired by African Diaspora 

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South Central LA’s New Café Serves Vegan Food Inspired by African Diaspora 

After popping up in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park neighborhood for over a decade, Baba’s Vegan Cafe is now a brick-and-mortar soul food eatery.  

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. 

Betty White’s Animal Legacy: 99 Years of Advocacy 

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Betty White’s Animal Legacy: 99 Years of Advocacy 

From funding non-profit organizations to advocating for improved animal welfare, Betty White helped animals for nearly 100 years.  

Dear Men: Eating Soy (or Impossible Whoppers) Won’t Give You Man Boobs

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Dear Men: Eating Soy (or Impossible Whoppers) Won’t Give You Man Boobs

There is no evidence that consuming soy will make you grow breasts. Dairy, on the other hand, probably could.

7-Eleven and AMC Theaters Embrace Meatless Chicken and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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7-Eleven and AMC Theaters Embrace Meatless Chicken and More Vegan Food News of the Week

From vegan chicken nuggets arriving at AMC Theaters to Lightlife’s meatless tenders launching at 7-Eleven, we’re serving up the best in vegan food news of the week. 

Vegan Ice Cream Just Got Better With These "Dairy-Like" Sundaes and Pints

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Vegan Ice Cream Just Got Better With These “Dairy-Like” Sundaes and Pints

Cinnaholic to Open 25 New Locations After Selling $20 Million Worth of Vegan Cinnamon Rolls in 2021

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Cinnaholic to Open 25 New Locations After Selling $20 Million Worth of Vegan Cinnamon Rolls in 2021

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. 

From Vegan Chicken to Plant-Based Bacon: The Top 5 Vegan Food Trends of 2022

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From Vegan Chicken to Plant-Based Bacon: The Top 5 Vegan Food Trends of 2022

Goodbye cauliflower and hello mushrooms and chickpeas! We take a look at the vegan food trends on the menu in 2022.

Sandwich Chain Blimpie Just Launched Its First Meatless Meatball Sub at All 200 Locations 

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Sandwich Chain Blimpie Just Launched Its First Meatless Meatball Sub at All 200 Locations 

Blimpie’s first foray into plant-based meat is a new Meatball Parmigiana made with Gardein’s vegan meatballs, available for a limited time at its 200 locations nationwide. 

Vegan Protein Just As Good As Whey for Building Muscle, New Study Finds

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Vegan Protein Just As Good As Whey for Building Muscle, New Study Finds

A new study found that men who consume adequate amounts of plant-based protein with soy supplementation can build as much muscle mass as those who eat animal products and whey protein powder.

How OmniPork's Vegan Spam Musubi Is Helping Fish-Centric Chain Pokeworks Become More Sustainable

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How OmniPork’s Vegan Spam Musubi Is Helping Fish-Centric Chain Pokeworks Become More Sustainable

Fish-centric chain Pokeworks is exploring new and sustainable protein options with the test launch of vegan spam musubi made in partnership with Hong Kong-based OmniFoods. 

Keto Named the Least-Healthy Diet of the Year. How Did the Vegan Diet Rank? 

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Keto Named the Least-Healthy Diet of the Year. How Did the Vegan Diet Rank? 

The US News and World Report’s annual diet rankings place keto at the bottom of the list for healthy eating. What do nutrition experts think about the vegan diet? 

How Good Catch's Vegan Salmon Is Taking a Bite Out of the Biggest Fish Category

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How Good Catch’s Vegan Salmon Is Taking a Bite Out of the Biggest Fish Category

Good Catch’s new first-to-market vegan salmon burgers offer consumers an alternative to the most-consumed fish in the United States.

Why the Best New Vegan Meat Products Will Come from Korea 

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Why the Best New Vegan Meat Products Will Come from Korea 

From plant-based pork to cultivated shrimp, South Korea’s vegan meat industry is booming. 

AMC Theaters Now Serve Impossible's Vegan Chicken Nuggets Across 37 States

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AMC Theaters Now Serve Impossible’s Vegan Chicken Nuggets Across 37 States

Movie-goers can now snack on vegan chicken nuggets courtesy of Impossible Foods at hundreds of AMC theaters across 37 states. 

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7-Eleven Adds Vegan Chicken Tenders to Hot Menu at All 600 Stores in Canada

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7-Eleven Adds Vegan Chicken Tenders to Hot Menu at All 600 Stores in Canada

Magnum Expands Vegan Ice Cream Line with New Hazelnut Flavor and Mini Snack Bars

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Magnum Expands Vegan Ice Cream Line with New Hazelnut Flavor and Mini Snack Bars

Wienerschnitzel Just Launched Its First Vegan Hot Dog at All 327 Locations

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Wienerschnitzel Just Launched Its First Vegan Hot Dog at All 327 Locations

Pizza Hut Just Added Beyond Meat’s Vegan Sausage to All 450 Locations in Canada

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Pizza Hut Just Added Beyond Meat’s Vegan Sausage to All 450 Locations in Canada

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

Beyond’s Meatless Chicken Arrives at KFC and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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Beyond’s Meatless Chicken Arrives at KFC and More Vegan Food News of the Week

Why Mercedes-Benz's New Concept EV Is Made with Cactus Leather and Vegan Silk

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Why Mercedes-Benz’s New Concept EV Is Made with Cactus Leather and Vegan Silk

This Year, Someone New Is Signing Up for Veganuary Every 2.5 Seconds

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This Year, Someone New Is Signing Up for Veganuary Every 2.5 Seconds

Domino's UK Just Launched Its First Vegan Pepperoni Pizza at All 1,200 Locations

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Domino’s UK Just Launched Its First Vegan Pepperoni Pizza at All 1,200 Locations

Ben & Jerry's 20th Vegan Ice Cream Flavor Is Here. And It's Bananas. 

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Ben & Jerry’s 20th Vegan Ice Cream Flavor Is Here. And It’s Bananas. 

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

Burger King Is First Fast-Food Chain in the UK to Launch Vegan Chicken Nuggets

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Burger King Is First Fast-Food Chain in the UK to Launch Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Cold Stone Creamery's First Dairy-Free Ice Cream Is Now At All 930 Locations

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Cold Stone Creamery’s First Dairy-Free Ice Cream Is Now At All 930 Locations

Violife’s Vegan Cheese Produces 50 Percent Fewer Carbon Emissions Than Dairy

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Violife’s Vegan Cheese Produces 50 Percent Fewer Carbon Emissions Than Dairy

Chipotle Just Launched Vegan Chorizo Nationwide. Here's How to Get it Delivered. 

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Chipotle Just Launched Vegan Chorizo Nationwide. Here’s How to Get it Delivered. 

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

Cardi B's Husband, Offset, Celebrates 30th Birthday with Vegan Corned Beef 

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Cardi B’s Husband, Offset, Celebrates 30th Birthday with Vegan Corned Beef 

Meat Industry Pollution Linked to 90,000 Premature Deaths in China, New Study Finds 

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Meat Industry Pollution Linked to 90,000 Premature Deaths in China, New Study Finds 

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

Starbucks Drops Vegan Milk Upcharge at 1,020 UK Stores. Is the US Next?

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Starbucks Drops Vegan Milk Upcharge at 1,020 UK Stores. Is the US Next?

Google Searches for "Vegan Food Near Me" Spike by More than 5,000 Percent in 2021

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Google Searches for “Vegan Food Near Me” Spike by More than 5,000 Percent in 2021

Busting the 3 Biggest Vegan Diet Myths

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Busting the 3 Biggest Vegan Diet Myths

Vegan Babybel Cheese Is Here and It’s Wrapped in Green Wax

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Vegan Babybel Cheese Is Here and It’s Wrapped in Green Wax

Gordon Ramsay Embraces Vegan Burgers and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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Gordon Ramsay Embraces Vegan Burgers and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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