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Guinness Beer To Be Vegan in Ireland in 2016

The Irish brewery will change its filtration system to remove fish bladders at its Dublin plant.

After years of campaigning from vegetarians and vegans, beer manufacturer Guinness is removing isinglass—a fish bladder-based ingredient common in the filtration process of beer and other alcohol—from its St. James’ Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. This new system will be in place by late 2016, and the new vegan-friendly stout will be available soon after. In many countries, including the US, businesses are not required to label if isinglass is used in the clarification process. The Guinness stout has been popular for more than two centuries due to its smooth flavor and only 125 calories per 12-ounce serving, making it comparable to light beers. Ten million glasses of Guinness are consumed every day in more than 150 countries.

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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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