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Some people don’t yet know that veganism isn’t just a list of dos and don’ts but a complete and complex value system that influences every aspect of vegans’ lives.So far, unfortunately, “some people” means most people. Result? We who follow plant-based lifestyles that include advocacy for the animals and the environment often face criticism, put-do...

California-based vegan gourmet seafood manufacturer Sophie’s Kitchen is going all-in on Veganuary. To raise interest in the monthlong awareness campaign about the animal welfare, environmental and health benefits of a vegan diet, the company is devoting its entire social media presence to encourage people to participate.Sophie’s Kitchen’s website a...

Weight Watchers is launching “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” and is partnering with its “favorite” local restaurants in various Tour locations to make it easy to select options that align with a balanced 2020 action plan. The best part? Most of the restaurants along the tour include either fully vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants!&n...

Photo courtesy of The Ranch Malibu. Nestled high in the hills of Malibu, California, The Ranch is annually ranked among the best wellness spas in the world because of its unique combination of luxury, rejuvenation and weight loss. Through intensive physical exercise complemented by nourishing plant-based meals, guests leave The Ranch feeling b...

Going forward, the Montreal Canadiens’ stadium will offer plant-based menu items. Field Roast and Lightlife––which is a subsidiary company under Greenleaf Foods SPC––just signed a contract that locks them in for three years as the exclusive plant-based partner for the Canadian professional hockey team Montreal Canadiens.For fans of the team, the pa...

If you’re a vegan who used to love bacon or an omnivore who still eats it, this one’s for you: soon, one of the world’s leading plant-based food companies will introduce a new plant-based bacon product.Impossible Foods––a Cali-based plant-based food company and leader in its industry––is in the works of developing a shockingly accurate plant-bacon ...

Only a few months ago-–in November of 2019 specifically––the nationwide donuts and coffee chain Dunkin’ introduced its first vegan menu item: the Beyond Sausage Sandwich.Since introduction, the Beyond Sausage Sandwich (a partnership with vegan brand Beyond Meat) has been wildly popular, far exceeding Dunkin’s initial expectations. Following up on t...

Many of the world’s largest fast-food chains are choosing to accommodate the growing demand for plant-based alternatives by adding new items to their menu. This, of course, has naturally sparked key relationships between fast-food chains and plant-based companies. Such partnerships include Burger King’s and Del Taco’s partnerships with Impossible F...

Today, World Animal Protection, a global animal-welfare organization with offices in 14 countries released a global report which investigates the welfare standards of chickens raised for meat being sold and consumed at some of the world’s biggest fast-food chains such as KFC, McDonald’s, and Burger King.“The pecking order 2020” ranks how fast food ...

A vegan lifestyle has a reputation for being expensive, but thanks to Joybird’s research, the cost of following a vegan diet doesn't have to break the bank.The Cost of a Vegan Diet vs a Non-Vegan DietHealth and wellness are often the first things that come to mind when you hear the word resolution, especially this time of year. The Joybird team spe...

As vegans, we thrive.But as you know, our thriving veganism isn’t all about us. It’s also about helping to safeguard the environment and protect the animals. As veganism grows, so do these passionately committed advocacy movements that are critical to our survival — and the Earth’s. That’s a good thing, of which we can be justly proud.If only it we...

Plant-based news, food and lifestyle expert and radio host, Elysabeth Alfano, shares her Top 10 Predictions for 2020.  1. With the health of the oceans in jeopardy, many species overfished and the demand for seafood on the rise, more plant-based seafood products will enter the market to great success in 2020. 2. China will develop it...

Just this week, the grocery chain Kroger Company introduced its newest food item: a plant-based burger patty that is meaty and beef-like in appeal. Being the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., Kroger’s introduction of the new vegan patty is a great step in the right direction for us.The new burger patty––simply called the Plant-Based Patty––is ...

If you’re a coffee lover (like many of us are) who’s vegan or trying to refrain from dairy products, you’re in for a treat. Earlier this week, the international coffee creamer brand—Coffee-Mate––introduced its newest product: a vegan coffee creamer.  Rather than containing any dairy, this new vegan creamer is made using cashew milk instea...

Elsie the Cow’s generations of faithful service as the advertising mascot for the giant Borden Dairy Company are finally over. And so is the company.Founded in Dallas, TX, 160 years ago, Borden has long used Elsie the Cow, wearing a classically tatty housewife apron, as the “warm, approachable mom” who stood for keeping children healthy by giving t...

On January 6, the world-famous TGI Fridays introduced a fresh new plant-based menu item in most of its United Kingdom locations. What’s more, this new menu item, a watermelon steak, is made of (you guessed it) watermelon.The watermelon steak meat alternative is created by chargrilling slices of watermelon, marinating them in a list of flavorful spi...

If you’re alive on the planet, you’ve seen or heard the news about the acceptance speech that Joaquin Phoenix, 45,  gave Sunday evening, January 5, after receiving the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for the movie Joker. He thrilled plant-based partisans around the world with his praise for the evening’s first-eve...

As a bit of a surprise, the 2020 Golden Globes’ will be serving a completely vegan menu.Just yesterday, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association informed that the 2020 GoldenGlobes will offer a completely plant-based menu during the ceremony. This is all done in aneffort to increase attendee (and viewer) awareness about the many issues we face in re...

To kick off Veganuary in style - Oumph! are launching their new plant-based Sticky Smokehouse Oumph! into select Tesco stores, in the United Kingdom and Tesco Ireland, this week. Sticky Smokehouse Oumph! are rib style fillets, covered in a richly flavored sticky, smoky barbecue sauce."As we expand our plant-based offering, we’re pleased to be intro...

In a nutshell, Veganuary is a UK non-profit organization that asks people to take a one month pledge––each January–– to refrain from eating any meat or animal-based products.If you haven’t participated in Veganuary before, now is a better time than ever. According to research results found by James Poore of the University of Oxford, the nonprofit o...

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