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It’s a typically government-designed, helpful-looking publication. It’s seldom if ever been considered controversial; in fact, many have never heard of it. But that’s changing fast. With surprising suddenness, the upcoming revision of Dietary Guidelines for Americans , published every half-decade by the US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Heal...

Not too many of us vegans have figured out how to make Cheese Danish we can eat, But delicious Danish-created cheese we can make ourselves and eat to our heart’s content? Now that’s news. It’s the story of a team of four master’s-program students, at Technical University of Denmark, who in 2018 created their DIY vegan cheese product, called “Cheese...

Washington, DC – September 17, 2019  –­­  Viva La Vegan Apparel , a new-to-market vegan fashion brand, has coined the word VEGAN to mean Value Everything Grown and Natural and is gaining traction fast in the fashion world for their bold, vibrant and colorful designs.  Founder and Chief Executive Officer Nicholle Savoy and Chief Finan...

The largest and longest-running vegan festival in Texas will host its 10th annual event on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75201, from 11 am-6 pm.  Recently featured in VEGWORLD Magazine’s May/June issue, Kendrick Farris, three-time U.S. Olympian and one of the plant-based athletes featured in the ...

VEG WORLD recently reported on the huge Amazon rainforest fires set to clear more farmland, and this ravaging of natural resources and rare species shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, It’s worse now than we reported earlier, with more than 8,000 fires discovered just since September 1 in Brazil’s Cerrado region — one of only 36 biodiversity ho...

Ever gotten tongue-tied and embarrassed when you couldn’t come up with a quick and convincing reply to someone’s comment in defense of eating meat? If so, maybe later you felt an unexpected sense of having let the animals down somehow, even though you’d never do that intentionally. Well, Earthling Ed had a similar experience awhile back when talkin...

The day has arrived! James Cameron’s newest documentary, The Game Changers , will debut today, September 16th, 2019. The documentary is produced by Cameron, known for blockbusters such as Titanic and Avatar , and directed by Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos. The film also features professional athletes and celebrities who have adopted a plant-based diet...

by Diana Potter   The influence of the plant-based/environmental advocacy movement on our lives just keeps growing, as evidenced by the September 10 launch of a new vegan Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, on the New York Stock Exchange: the US Vegan Climate ETF (ticker symbol VEGN). Designed for environmentalists and animal rights advocates, the U...

by Diana Potter   Until now, despite decades of protest by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and others, including vegans, using animals to test toxic materials has continued in the US without restriction. Until now.   On September 10, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was beginning what it termed ...

Ripple will be launching a new line of Creamy Yogurts this September, along with a line of Superfood Milks to add to their growing family of products which now includes Milk, Protein Shakes & Powders, Barista Style, Half and Half, and Kids Packs.   The Yogurts – which will be available in Vanilla, Strawberry, Peach, Blueberry, and Original...

How old were you when you became a vegan? When you decided on a career? When you became a celebrity in your career? Okay, most of us, including me, have no answer for that last one! But how many of us could answer the first two questions with, “I was 11”? Not me, and (sorry…) presumably not you, either. Omari McQueen can. Yes, at the age of 11, he’...

It's no secret that the plant-based food and beverage alternatives market has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. In fact, 2019 was named The Year of the Vegan by The Economist, and Nielsen reported that vegan meat sales jumped by a massive 13.5% in the past year.   In August, the Global Plant-Based Food & Beverage Alternatives Mark...

New animal justice movement Animal Rebellion launched at this year’s Official Animal Rights March on Saturday, August 17th by announcing its plans to occupy Smithfield Market this October. Smithfield is London’s oldest and largest meat distribution market. “We know that our current food system is unsustainable and destroying the planet. We also bel...

The world’s largest plant-based restaurant chain is now open in the Greenwich Village section of New York   (September 6, 2019 – Montreal, QC) Copper Branch, the largest 100% plant-based restaurant chain in the world, has come to New York City, having now opened its second U.S. location and its first in New York in the Greenwich Village/SOHO s...

Yet another petition calling for a fast food company to adopt plant-based options is gaining traction on Change.org.  Tell Wendy’s to Carry a plant-based Burger Nationally!  has garnered 25,143 signatures and counting in under a month. Lana Weidgenant, the college student whose  Dunkin’ petition  helped convince the company that...

Fulfilling his earlier promises to shareholders and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and heartening vegans everywhere, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced August 31 that the company’s Model 3 — as a compact full-electric vehicle, already on the right side of saving the environment — will now be completely free of leather. Tesla’s Model...

Plant-based nutrition company Engine 2 partners with the City of Pittsburgh, American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), and insurance leader Highmark to launch a month-long cardiovascular health challenge for Pittsburgh’s employees under the name, ‘Heart of a Hero Campaign’, the first initiative of its kind in the country.   "This Heart of...

The Jamaican government has announced plans to establish a research center in Jamaica to further advance plant-based medicine research. Audley Shaw, the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Minister, told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) that Jamaica’s “unique microclimatic conditions place us in an enviable position globally,” notin...

With veganism becoming a growing lifestyle choice for many, the demand for plant-based products and services has skyrocketed in the past few years. Whatever the reason for adopting a plant-based life (ethical, sustainability, or health concerns), the nation has witnessed a continuous rise of vegan food options, restaurants, magazines, and lifestyle...

Eddie Huang, foodie, restauranteur, TV show host, and author of Fresh Off the Boat , his memoir which led to the hit sitcom of the same name, has announced on social media that he is going vegan.   After watching videos of the fires decimating the Amazon rainforest, Huang posted on Instagram stating, “I’m going vegan because it takes 20 times ...

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