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Vegetarian Companies Band Together for Dietary Guidelines

A coalition of 22 plant-based brands have joined forces to support the US government's proposed guidelines to consume more vegetables and less meat.

A landmark coalition of plant-based companies—from Daiya Foods and Field Roast to Turtle Island and Follow Your Heart—have joined forces to support the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's 2015 recommendations to eat less meat. Revised every five years, this year's proposed guidelines are the most pro-vegetarian to date, pointing to both disease prevention and environmental sustainability as reasons to adopt a meat-free diet. Today, the group submitted letters to the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services encouraging the consumption of more plant-based foods, including vegetarian protein sources like legumes, soy, wheat gluten, nuts, and seeds. Comments regarding the guidelines are being accepted until May 8, at which point the federal committee will release its final recommendations.

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Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
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Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
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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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