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If greenhouse gas emissions persist at their current rate, we could see temperature increases of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above preindustrial levels by 2040, according to a report from a panel of United Nations science advisers called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Previously, most research focused on the impacts of a temperatu...

Del Taco will be introducing the Beyond Tacos on Thursday, April 25th, at all 580 of the food chain’s locations across the country, making them the first Mexican fast food restaurant to offer Beyond Meat’s plant-based product. If you’ve been longing for a fast food, plant-based taco option, the time is here. Del Taco, which is the second largest Me...

Last month, on March 31, 2019, the rapper/entrepreneur/community activist Nipsey Hussle was killed, shot in broad daylight in front of his clothing store, The Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles while fighting against a robber who allegedly attempted to steal his 2006 blue Lamborgini. The entertainer and community activist had recently released his c...

The Mexican branch of Animal Equality has announced that their efforts to make cruelty to farmed animals a crime have been successful after the legislature of Jalisco voted to make abuse punishable by up to four years in prison. The decision by the Jalisco authorities, which took place on Friday, April 5, will see more than 210 million animals prot...

The Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan and his wife, chef Charity Morgan, will be presenting a keynote at the Plant Based World Conference & Expo. On June 8, 2019, the power couple will present their Plant-Based Play Makers keynote during the event’s Closing Community Day, which is set for June 8, 2019. The Plant Based World Conference ...

The plant-based company Tofurky, based in Hood River, Oregon, has taken its first external investment in the brand’s history. Recently, Tofurky raised a substantial private investment of $7 million in an effort to scale the production of their many plant-based food products, such as sausages, ground “meats”, deli slices, tempeh and more. As the con...

Ed Winters, better known by his fans as Earthling Ed, recently revealed that he has been invited to instruct a class on animal rights at the prestigious Harvard University.  As one of the biggest names in the vegan world, Earthling Ed is already a well-known animal rights advocate with a large number of followers on all social media platforms....

In 2016, Ben & Jerry’s introduced their line of vegan ice cream flavors, including Peanut Butter & Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Fudge. Since then, their dairy-free line of products has increased, making up a significant 25 percent of all their product offerings.  In the past few years, Ben & J...

Recently in December of 2018, Los Angeles city councilman Paul Koretz proposed a bill that would require city movie theaters, council halls, zoo, airport, and sports venues to offer at least one vegan food choice on their menus. The bill was announced at a press conference at City Hall, where councilman Koretz was accompanied by representatives fro...

While it is widely known that forgoing meat in your diet could do wonders for your health, a new study shows that vegans may outlive their meat-eating pals. Plant-based foods have already been proven to decrease your risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity, and blood pressure. This new study takes a unique approach in determining which diet is the h...

This Tuesday, the Agriculture Department announced that it would be putting an end to their controversial research program that has caused the death of thousands of cats.  Since 1982, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Research Services lab had been infecting kittens with parasites in their research of the Toxoplasma gondii p...

Burger King’s most popular menu item is having a vegetarian makeover. This week, the fast food company will be introducing a Whopper that boasts a vegetarian patty supplied by Impossible Foods. The meatless burger will be known as The Impossible Whopper in celebration of the collaboration of the two companies.  The introduction of this meatles...

If you’ve ever been to an IKEA store, then you know that this global furniture company is also known for having an impressive food court in their stores. Even better, IKEA makes an effort to offer mostly healthy and sustainable foods and beverages while minimizing food waste. The newest addition to their lineup: vegan strawberry soft-serve ice crea...

The Guns and Rockets dining facility at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has become the first US Army location to offer soldiers plant-based options on its menu for every meal.  The change came after food adviser for the 75th Artillery Brigade, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Patterson, received a suggestion card from a soldier asking for more plant-based ...

In a move that further demonstrates veganism is going mainstream, Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has teamed up with GRAMMY® Award–winning musician, Questlove, to introduce “Questlove’s Cheesesteak” in 40 of its North American venues. The sandwich, which is a plant-based twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak, is ...

The new inspirational film We Are Boats is the first to feature a completely vegan set, reports producer Anya Remizova in a VEG WORLD exclusive interview today. The cast of We Are Boats includes big names such as Angela Sarafyan (Westworld, The Promise), Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Jack Falahee (How to Get Away With Murder), Adriana Mather (Honeygl...

Chilean-based startup company, NotCo has raised $30 million in funding using The Craftory investment fund, which has attracted investment from Jeff Bezo’s ‘Bezos Expeditions’ among others. NotCo uses an artificial intelligence (AI) platform, called Giuseppe, to create plant-based versions of dairy products. It analyzes the products at a molecular l...

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in meat alternative brand Beyond Meat Leonardo DiCaprio is already well-known as a longtime advocate for a plant-based future, often bringing public awareness to the negative effects eating meat has on climate change. Just recently, DiCaprio increased his investments in the plant-based industry. According to an article in ...

In recent news, Nestlé and Hershey have taken action in support of the vegan movement and market. Hershey renews their commitment to no animal testing In 2007, Hershey made a commitment to PETA not to fund, conduct, or support animal testing in any way when sourcing health claims about their products. While the brand held to their commitment for se...

According to a recent  study  by WalletHub, New York City is already rated as the number-one city for vegans in the United States. By 2021, however, NYC might also have its first vegan mayor. The vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recently announced that he is running for mayor of New York City during the 2021 elections. So fa...

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