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In celebration of last week’s World Plant Milk Day , UK-based global vegan organization Veganuary , called on all major coffee chains to eliminate plant-based milk upcharges. Most high-street coffee chains currently charge upwards of 50 cents extra when customers choose plant milk (soy, oat, almond, coconut, macadamia, etc). "Charging extra for pla...

One of America’s favorite fast-fried food chains, Kentucky Fried Chicken® becomes the first national U.S. QSR (quick-service restaurant) to introduce a plant-based chicken, in partnership with Beyond Meat®! “KFC is an iconic part of American culture and a brand that I, like so many consumers, grew up with. To be able to bring Beyond Fried Chicken, ...

Here’s a hint: Fire and beef have more in common than a good steak. But first: The raging fire devastating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, often termed “The Lungs of the Earth,” is in the news every day now. It’s spreading fast since it began in early August: According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, it’s burning an area the size of ...

When it comes to the terms “eco-friendly” and “vegan” footwear, what probably comes to mind is earthy silhouettes that are made of canvas, hemp, or some other similar material, such as cotton. However, the luxury brand AERA is setting out to redefine what eco-friendly and vegan footwear looks like.   Rather than footwear that resembles be...

A research study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ) appears to show that people whose diet is mostly or entirely plant-based are less likely to develop heart disease or die from it compared to those whose diets are heavier on meat and carbs. According to the World Health Organization. cardiovascular (hear...

While Dr. Martens iconic boots have been around for decades, it’s their vegan line of shoes, launched in 2011, that’s making headlines. CEO Kenny Wilson told the Guardian that sales of the brand’s vegan shoes have grown by “multiple hundreds of percent” in recent years. Thanks to the vegan range, profits at the company rose by 70%, with the vegan l...

The Plant Based World Expo was the first of its kind, as it reflected what Natural Products Expos have, with many plant-based products to explore, only without the bone broth k-cups… This event answered my question of, “why are we not focusing solely on vegan companies?” Apparently, I wasn’t the only one, as 3,737 attendees were reported being at t...

August 13 saw the opening of the Center for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) in St. Louis, MO, the first entirely plant-based center of its kind. CPBL was brought into being by Caryn Dugan, whose personal commitment to the vegan lifestyle began with her father’s death from cancer in 2008 followed by learning, just 10 weeks later, that she also had the dis...

Yet another plant-based food company has now received substantial backing.   According to Forbes, the Boston-based (and plant-based) company Biena Snacks has secured $8 million in Series B financing. The financial backing is led by Maw Investments, which is a private equity firm created by former Snyder’s-Lance executives such as Peter Michaud...

The dymanic duo have begun their transition to veganism, and Beyonce and Jay Z strive to promote the lifestyle by giving it a large platform. In fact, only a few years ago, the power couple launched a vegan food company by the name of 22 Days Nutrition, which offers customers a wide variety of plant-based protein powders, supplements, and meal bars...

Inc. magazine today revealed that nutpods (aka Green Grass Foods), the beloved brand of non-dairy creamers, is No. 13 on its annual Inc. 5000 list.  “It’s a dream come true to be included on the Inc. 5000 list,” said Madeline Haydon, the founder and CEO of nutpods. “We are so proud of the growth of nutpods, a product I created based on a perso...

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album, Paul’s Boutique, Beastie Boys have collaborated with Adidas to launch a pair of limited-edition vegan trainers.   Normally made from leather, the shoes are instead made with an off-white canvas. They also feature grey striped detailing and the Beastie Boys’ logo on the tongue and heel.   Al...

The NY Stock Exchange adds a vegan ETF on Sept 10 Announcing the launch of the world’s first vegan-friendly and climate-conscious ETF (exchange traded fund) onto the New York Stock Exchange on 10 September. The US Vegan Climate ETF (ticker VEGN)  was due to launch in January this year but there were some delays. However, the prospect...

The New York Times reports that the pork industry, not satisfied with a kill limit of over 1,000 hogs per hour, wants that limit removed and fewer federal inspectors stationed in the slaughterhouses to monitor compliance with safety and sanitary rules. (The inspectors examine the carcasses as they pass through the line and remove any parts that cou...

Without admitting that their treatment of geese and coyotes killed for their down and fur is inhumane, Canada Goose has agreed to remove claims from their website and other marketing materials “ensuring” that their suppliers of goose down and coyote fur were not abusing the animals. The Canadian manufacturer of high-end winter clothing acted in res...

Full steam ahead! Royal Caribbean has added vegan options to its cruise ship dining room menus.   On August 1, the cruise company added vegan spaghetti bolognese, Orzo pasta stew with green vegetables, edamame-stuffed portobello mushrooms, and a number of dessert options including a toffee cheesecake with dark chocolate and a peanut butter cru...

Today, the Plant-Based Brand’s Partnership with Whole Foods Market Commences Its Official Foray into the U.S. After Sell-Out Success With Retailers in the UK, Canada, Europe, and the UAE The Meatless Farm CO, the plant-based food company known for its meat-free burgers and sausage products, launches its meatless burgers in over 450 Whole Foods Mark...

Baskin-Robbins announces it has introduced two vegan, non-dairy ice cream options to their menu. While they have included ices and sorbets in the past, the two new ice cream options represent the company’s first foray into the ever-growing plant-based arena.  "We're excited to expand our ice cream portfolio into the vegan space and offer our g...

Hardee’s has announced plans to test a Beyond Meat Thickburger and a Beyond Sausage on a Hardee’s Biscuits starting October 28, 2019. This comes just days after a Change.org petition asked the chain to include Beyond Meat option. In an email Change.org wrote:  “I am so glad that Hardee’s is joining Carl’s Jr. in offering cruelty-free opti...

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, have conducted a study analyzing nine separate studies involving 307,099 participants with 23,544 cases of type 2 diabetes. Through their analysis, they found that there is a significant decrease in the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes for those following a plant-based diet...

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