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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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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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