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Over the past few years, there has been a boom in the vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based industries. There are now more people than ever claiming to be vegan or some sort of flexitarian or vegetarian. Though it goes without saying, the vegan movement is on the rise– and fast. This year alone has been filled with many great triumphs for the vegan in...

Plant-based companies have recently seen a considerable rise in popularity and in celebrity investments. Successful alternative meat brand Impossible Foods recently raised $300 million in funding from investors including Serena Williams, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Jaden Smith, and will.i.am, among others. The burger is currently sold at about 7,000 restaur...

For quite a long time, leather has been viewed as the ideal interior choice in the automobile industry. In addition to being durable, leather has also been a symbol of luxury, further increasing the production of leather seating and interior wraps for vehicles. In recent years, however, big names in the automobile industry have been responding to t...

A lawsuit challenging a vegan butter has been voluntarily dismissed according to Food Navigator . At the center of the lawsuit is Miyoko's Kitchen, a vegan food company known for their variety of cheeses. A class action was filed in 2018 by Jasmine Brown claiming that the Miyoko's Kitchen vegan butter did not meet the FDA standards that would let i...

I recently had the incredible privilege of attending one of New York City’s premier food events. The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival™ proves the New York City food scene is being driven by plant-based cuisine, with an emphasis on urban farming and sustainability.  Set in the heart of downtown of the largest city in the US, NYC Vegetarian Food Fes...

Due to stronger animal cruelty concerns, the second-largest clothing retailer in the world– H&M– is now selling more vegan clothing than ever.   H&M’s aim is to stop using cashmere (and remove cashmere from its current line of clothing) by the end of the year 2020. This action is part of the company’s larger 2030 goals list, which...

A new Disney superstar will be introducing an online vegan community to help people make the transition to veganism.  Mena Massoud, the vegan actor who plays the main character (Aladdin) in Disney’s newest remake of the film of the same name, is planning to launch an online community on June 1 that will be a key element of his Evolving Vegan b...

Despite initial pushback, the vegan cheese industry has been performing exceedingly well.  For anti-vegans, there are two foods that people most commonly refuse to give up in lieu of healthier, vegan options– bacon and cheese. While bacon requires a separate discussion, vegan cheese has been gaining massive traction in the past few years, desp...

According to Wu-Tang Clan Group member Jason Hunter (more commonly known by his professional name “Inspectah Deck”), a majority of the Wu-Tang Clan is now enjoying a vegan lifestyle. In an interview with Metro UK, Hunter said, “My end goal is to become a vegan. Eighty percent of the Clan are vegan right now.”  A few of the vegan Wu-Tang Clan m...

Year after year, dairy farmers have spoken against plant-based milk companies, which make their milk out of oats, almonds, and other nuts, and ‘steal' away profits. However, dairy companies are now beginning to settle their differences and cash in on the booming plant-based industry. For example, HP Hood, one of the oldest dairy companies in the Un...

A few days ago, the Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit in support of alternatives for animal agriculture products, released a report that summarized the health of investments in plant-based food and beverage alternatives. In short, plant-based alternative companies are on the rise– and fast.  The report’s findings are supportive of the tre...

The massive furniture chain has been catering to vegans recently. Just last month, IKEA introduced a vegan, strawberry soft-serve to the menu at all of its European locations. Now, the chain has announced its plans to serve a new vegan version of their popular Swedish meatball in all of its store restaurants worldwide. This announcement from IKEA t...

It’s indeed a great time to be vegan. According to federal food safety officials (USDA), Tyson Foods has issued a massive recall of chicken strips which may contain metal contaminants.  The meat brand recalled approximately 11.8 million pounds of frozen chicken products due to metal contamination, which is a continued expansion of a recall tha...

As vegans well know, ocean pollution is a major environmental concern worldwide. In fact, it’s now believed that there are approximately 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, according to Ocean Crusaders . Of that mass, about 269,000 tons float on the surface, and nearly four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter th...

In recent decades, there has been a monumental shift in health and wellness. People are caring more about their health and fitness, and are more mindful of what foods and products they put in and on their body. That being said, plant-based products are becoming more and more mainstream as we move forward. We’ve seen great growth in the plant-based ...

Vegan activists from PETA, one of the world’s largest animal rights charity organizations, have requested that the massive luxury brand Prada discontinue the use of exotic animal skins at its annual meeting in Milan.  Should Prada deny their request, PETA activists will alternatively ask that Prada allow them to make random visits to its suppl...

Meat alternatives are all the hype in America right now. As the demand for plant-based meat alternatives continues to rise, the ever-popular fake meat producer, Impossible Foods, is struggling to keep up, according to company officials.  Only recently, Impossible Foods announced that it will be partnering with Burger King to create a meatless ...

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, alternative protein company Beyond Meat (BYND) will debut on the NASDAQ in a historic milestone for the plant-based movement. The El Segundo, California based food innovator is just the latest in a trend of money-losing market disruptors to leave investors drooling.   The company has so far raised roughly $240 milli...

Earthling Ed, a very popular vegan activist, social media personality, and the co-founder of the animal rights organization, Surge, presented his second TEDx Talk at the beginning of this year at the University of Bath. The talk, “Every Argument Against Veganism,” is now available online.  This talk followed the animal advocate’s first talk ti...

Tesla, one of the most vegan-friendly automobile companies, has ambitious plans to introduce over one million autonomous taxis, or robo-taxis, on US roads by next year. According to Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, the driverless taxis will cost passengers considerably less than current Uber or Lyft rides. While Uber typically costs about $2 to $3 USD per ...

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