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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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Kroger Launches Vegan Recipe Contest

Food Network chef Ellie Krieger will choose the winning recipe, and prizes include $1,000 cash, a Vitamix, and more.
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Vegan Shoe Brand MINK Sells 10,000 Pairs in 2018

Sales of the brand's vegan Louboutin-style shoes increased dramatically since 2006, and it now caters to celebrity clients such as Miley Cyrus.
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Global Pizza Chain Adds Vegan Cheese to US Locations

International pizza chain Piola now features Follow Your Heart's vegan cheese at 10 locations across Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.
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DIY Asian Bowl Chain Adds Vegan Meat to Menu

Wok Box in Canada sees opportunity to grow a new customer base with plant-based protein options.
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Kat Von D Plans to Throw a Big Fat Vegan Wedding

The pregnant makeup mogul will throw a vegan wedding bash where guests will receive a custom-made Kat Von D Beauty lipstick.
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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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