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USA Today Explains Why Veganism Can Save the Planet

Decreasing carbon footprints is attainable through veganism, publication says.

To celebrate Earth Month, USA TODAY College—a partner network with national publication USA TODAY—ran an online feature last Friday detailing four ways in which veganism can have a huge impact of the planet. The piece, written by University of Southern California student Morgan Buckley, explains how decreasing meat consumption has a positive impact on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, land use, water conservation, and waste prevention. “It turns out that eating meat increases your carbon footprint more than driving your car,” Buckley says. The story also details how “animal waste contributes to what is called eutrophication, which is when nitrogen and other toxic chemicals are released into soil.” In addition to the environmental impacts of meat consumption, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reveals that carnivores are twice as likely to have rage disorder.

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Cargill Invests in Plant-Based Protein

The animal agriculture feed supplier joins PURIS—the largest pea-protein producer in North America—in its mission to create sustainable plant-based foods.
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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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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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