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Man Eats 25 Pounds of Kale in Eight Minutes to Win Eating Contest

Gideon Oji wins Kale Cup after eating more than 25 pounds of raw kale in record time at the The World’s Healthiest Eating Championship.

On Saturday, Gideon Oji was named the first-ever winner of The World’s Healthiest Eating Championship, which saw nine competitive, nationally ranked eaters chow down on raw, mature, de-stemmed, and chopped kale that was dressed only with a light vinaigrette. Oji ate 25.5 16-ounce bowls of kale (a total of 25.5 pounds) in eight minutes at the Kale Yeah! competition at the Taste of Buffalo food festival in Buffalo, NY. The event was held by the Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options program and aimed at helping eateries meet criteria to ensure their most healthful meal options can be considered dietician-certified. Oji, ranked number 10 in the world by the Major League Eating, won $2,000 and the 2016 Kale Cup.

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Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

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