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Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Agree to Phase Out Gestation Crates

The fast-food chain sets a timeline for suppliers to remove the inhumane housing systems.

On Friday, CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee's, agreed to completely cease the use of gestation crates in its pork supply by 2022. The chains, which collectively operate more than 3,000 locations worldwide, began transitioning to group housing for its sows in 2007, but this is the first time CKE has announced an end to the phase-out. “Consumers care about how farm animals are treated, and cramming them in cages where they can barely move for their entire lives is simply out-of-step with those values,” says Humane Society for the United States Vice President of Farm Animal Protection Paul Shapiro.

IKEA to Debut Vegan Hot Dog at Boston Music Festival

The furniture superstore's newest plant-based food option will make its first appearance at music festival Boston Calling this weekend before expanding to IKEA locations nationwide this fall.
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Paul McCartney: "Meat-Free Is the New Rock and Roll"

McCartney reminisces about a time when meatless entreés meant a plate of steamed vegetables and believes that in 25 years, vegetarian diets will be the norm.
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Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher

The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.
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Residents to Sue Iowa Over Hog Factory Farm Emissions

Factory farms in the largest hog-producing state in the United States are under fire for spewing toxic, ammonia-filled air into local communities.
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Oat-Based Milk Brand Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line

Swedish vegan milk brand Oatly debuts five flavors of oat-based ice cream.
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