VegNews Daily

Australian Vegetarians Get Life Insurance Discount

Make A Difference Insurance provider is offering reduced policy rates for members who go meat-free.

Australian-based insurance agency is rewarding its vegetarian clients with a 20 percent discount on life insurance premiums reports the Herald Sun. The provider’s managing director Brian Jones noted that mounting research indicates that a meat-free diet is a healthier lifestyle choice and can help stave off chronic conditions such as cancer and heart disease along with a slew of age-related ailments. “There is growing … evidence that suggests vegetarians have a lower risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, obesity, strokes, osteoporosis, diabetes and kidney disease,” Jones told the news source. He also reported that diets devoid of meat also come with more antioxidants and fiber and help keep cholesterol levels low. Make a Difference is not the first provider to offer reduced rates for those who go veg—England’s AFI insurance agency has a vegetarian term life policy that includes lower premiums for meat-free clients.

Beyoncé Debuts New Vegan Meal-Planning App

The 22 Days Nutrition program—which the singer co-owns with nutritionist Marco Borges—has launched a new meal-planning feature to make vegan food accessible to all.
Read More »

Costco Sells 1 Million Vegan Burgers in 60 Days

Don Lee Farms' organic plant-based burger exceeded sales expectations and will soon be available in restaurants and the brand's other partner stores.
Read More »

James Cameron Hopes Veganism Will Make Viagra Obsolete

The celebrated director discusses The Game Changers, a film that showcases the benefits—such as longer-lasting and more frequent erections—of a plant-based diet.
Read More »

German Brand Develops Vegan Mushroom Shoe Line

Mushroom leather is the latest alternative to animal leather.
Read More »

Casey Neistat: Impossible Slider Is "Beefier Than Beef"

During a taste-test in Brooklyn, the respected YouTube personality said the animal-based cheeseburger at White Castle tasted "like mush," while the new plant-based Impossible Slider tasted "like meat."
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »