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Fur Labeling Truth
The Truth in Fur Labeling Act just went into effect, officially closing the loophole that clothing for less than $150 does not need labeling. The Humane Society of the United States...
Ban on Animal Filming
In a move similar to Florida’s lawmakers’ earlier this month, Iowa’s agriculture committees have pushed a bill into the House and Senate that would make undercover...
Veg Gender Discrimination
In his newly published paper, Arizona State law professor Zachary A. Kramer argues that an employee fired because he is vegetarian constitutes sex discrimination...
Q&A With Vegan Choreographer Cynthia King
Dancer and choreographer Cynthia King talks about her vegan dance studio and line of cruelty-free ballet shoes.
Plants Improve Mood
Recent research finds that houseplants improve people’s moods as well as provide excellent air purification; not only do they change carbon dixiode into oxygen, they are...
Japan’s Food Fears
A week after the earthquake and following tsunami, Japan’s main island, Honshu, has been hit by a food shortage. The shortage is due to a combination of hoarding and a...
Reducing Food Illness
In an effort to reduce foodborne illnesses caused specifically by raw poultry, the US Department of Agriculture has announced new industry standards. Starting July 2011...
Soy on the Rise
Ever since the US Department of Agriculture released its January dietary guidelines, which encouraged eating more soy, food companies have been trying to integrate...
Florida Farm Animal Bill
Calves raised for veal and hens raised for eggs must be given enough space to turn, lie down, and fully extend their limbs if a newly introduced Florida bill passes. Initiated...
Veg Boost in Korea
According to Korea JoongAng Daily, vegetarianism is on the rise in Korea. Plagued by foot-and-mouth disease earlier this year, people’s desire to go veg is growing...
Kraft Uses Hormones
Food company Kraft, manufacturer of products such as Chips Ahoy!, Oreo, Ritz, and Newtons, has admitted to using milk from recombinant bovine grown hormone (rBGH)...
New Vegan Food Company
Tena Burnett, owner of Dynamic Raw Food Creations, is opening a second company for healthy gourmet food services in Suisun City, Calif. Similar to her first...
Beef Recalled
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, based in Arkansas City, has announced the recall of 14,158 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli...
Factory Farm Air Pollution
A new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) reveals that factory farm sites had air pollution levels putting those living nearby at risk. EIP found fine particle...
Disease-Fighting Veggies
University of Alabama of Birmingham researchers have discovered how certain vegetables and foods such as broccoli, soybeans, kale, cabbage, green tea, and turmeric reverse...
China’s Animal Testing
The Beijing Technology and Business University is hosting China’s first ever conference on exploring alternatives to animal testing. Currently, legislation in the country requires...
Worldwide Vegan Survey
In a new survey conducted by author and scientist Janice Stanger, PhD, 2,000 vegans responded to questions about their diet, health, and attitude. The survey, Vegan from the Inside...
Animal Rights Film Tour
A nationwide road tour of the Mercy for Animals (MFA) short film, Farm to Fridge, starts today. A truck with built-in TV screens and MFA banners will travel around 12,000 miles...
Deschanel Speaks Out
Emily Deschanel, vegan actress from the TV show Bones, wrote a letter to the director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), urging him to move 14 chimpanzees from a...
Kansas Vegan Bakery
Vegan Kansas City residents now have a spot of their own at the new Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and CoffeeHouse. Longtime vegetarians Michael and Ashley Valverde decided...
Healthy Hidden Veggies
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that hiding pureéd vegetables, what they call “stealth vegetables,” in entrées doubled participants’ fiber and reduced the...
Social Media Training
For those struggling to get a foothold in the social media world, Vegan Mainstream, the marketing company dedicated to helping vegan businesses succeed, has launched a social...
McCartney Clothing Line
Chic parents can now dress their children in the best of veg- and eco-friendly clothes, as vegetarian designer Stella McCartney launched her first children’s clothing line...
University Stops Shelter Testing
Following a months-long effort by animal-welfare groups such as PETA, the University of Utah has confirmed that will no longer use dogs and cats from animal shelters for...
Water-Polluting Dairies
According to a Food & Water Watch report, California’s Central Valley dairy farms are causing high levels of pollution to groundwater systems. Around 900 dairy facilities...
LA Café Gratitude Opens
Vegan restaurant Café Gratitude opens its new LA location today. Founders Matthew and Terces Engelhart opened the first Café Gratitude seven years ago in San Francisco...
Clothes’ Green Score
A newly formed coalition called the Sustainable Apparel Coalition plans to set green standards for clothing companies and manufacturers, developing a database of each...
HSUS Saves Animals
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) helped the Houston County Sheriff’s Department in rescuing around 150 dogs and 50 cats from Dirty Sally’s Pet Pals...
Sustainable Communities Doing Eco-Friendly Right
Explore eco-friendly communities around the country, where energy-efficient homes meet natural landscapes.
Rice Contaminated
Millions of acres of Chinese agricultural land dedicated to growing rice, and more than 12 million tons of the grain, are contaminated by metal pollution, according...
Antibiotics Fed to Animals
The US Food and Drug Administration recently confirmed that the vast majority of antibiotics used in the US are consumed by animal agriculture, with 80 percent of all...
Obese Companion Animals
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) released a new study that found that, like their human guardians, more than half of US cats and dogs overweight, one-fifth...
Vegan Daily Gourmet
For its first featured deal, newly launched Daily Gourmet has partnered with Berkeley-based vegan bakery Cinnaholic. “We’re proud to be featured as the first business...
East Coast Grows Broccoli
Most broccoli sold on the East Coast travels from the West Coast, costing a typical $6,000 a tractor load. A team of researchers and agricultural agents hopes to reduce costs...
Whole Foods Gives Back
Whole Planet Foundation, a non-profit established by Whole Foods Market, launched its annual Prosperity Campaign to raise money to fund projects in poor communities...
Vegan Wholesome Bakery
San Francisco-based Wholesome Bakery has partnered with Whole Foods Market, which will now offer the bakery’s line of vegan cookies, cookie sandwiches, and cupcakes...
Puppy-Free Pet Shops
Following two California cities, South Lake Tahoe and West Hollywood, Lake Worth, Fla. Has banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. The vote for the ban was...
Vancouver Vegans
Vancouver citizens can look forward to not one, but two new vegan businesses opening next month. Edible Flours, started by couple Paul Briggs and Alli Neville, has been...
Mega-Factory Farm Opposed
Following the Environment Agency of England and Wales objection, Nocton Dairies withdrew its recent proposal for a 3,770 cow mega-farm in Lincolnshire, England. The farm...
Justice for Animals Week
Today marks the beginning of the third annual National Justice for Animals Week, sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). The weeklong campaign to fight...
6 Must-Eat, Health-Enhancing Citrus Fruits
For an extra boost, from cancer-fighting to enzyme-enhancing, these juicy wonders do the trick.
Vegetarian Top Fighters
Many Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are committing to a vegetarian diet, including top welterweight (heavier than lightweight, but lighter than middleweight) fighters Jon...
Student-Run Co-ops
To fight off plans for a Panda Express on the UC Berkeley campus, a group of students fundraised $100,000 to replace the chain with a student-run food co-op. The Berkeley Student...
Superbugs in Poultry
In an investigation conducted by Canada’s CBC TV news, two-thirds of 100 chicken samples from major grocers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal were contaminated with...
Japan Halts Whaling
After a weeks-long Sea Shepherd Conservation Society campaign against whale hunting, Japanese officials have announced that they are halting their annual whaling...
Vegan NYT Bestsellers
Vegan authors are on the rise with both Kathy Freston’s and Kris Carr’s books on eating a vegan diet making The New York Times bestseller list. After appearing on The Oprah...
Animal Group Expands
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is growing and will open a Los Angeles office on March 12. The non-profit animal-advocacy group currently has one office in Washington, DC...
Vegan Chocolate 101
Learn everything there is to know about this ‘food of the gods,’ from health benefits to politics.
Shark Fin Ban
California state legislators have introduced a bill that would outlaw the possession, sale, and distribution of shark fins. The bill was introduced by assemblymen Paul Fong of...
Vegan Wedding Site
The first vegan wedding site dedicated to featuring stories from engaged or recently married vegan couples launched yesterday. Kristin Lajeunesse, Founder and Managing Director...

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