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Rooftop Farming

In cities across the US, crops are moving from the ground to the sky.

When in a city, its skyline is often what’s most impressive. Recently, what’s more impressive is that topping those roofs is no longer just pavement. The green roof movement is pushing city slickers to remove the blacktop from their roofs and cover them in green. By growing vegetables, fruits, and other plants on rooftops, the movement aims to decrease storm runoff, create urban heat, and provide natural insulation. In a survey by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, an organization representing companies that create green roofs, it was discovered that green roofs cover 6 million to 10 million square feet, a 35 percent growth since last year. Schools use green roofs to get kids involved, churches utilize their greenery to teach volunteers about growing and cooking their own food, and some green thumbs simply enjoy getting their hands dirty. Whatever the reason, green is definitely the new black.

NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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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.

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