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Stella McCartney Challenges Students to Create Vegan Wool
The vegetarian designer continues to push for innovation in an effort to eliminate animal products from the fashion industry.
Greenpeace Calls for 50% Cut in Animal Consumption
The environmental organization says that shrinking meat and dairy production and consumption in half is the only way to save the planet by 2050.
World's First Black VegFest Debuts in August
Brooklyn, NY will host the first VegFest vegan event that will promote critical thought about the social barriers that need to be broken for veganism to be accessible to all.
Meat Consumption in Sweden Hits Record Low
New data shows that Swedish residents are consuming 4.8 pounds less per capita in 2017—the largest annual decline since 1990.
Supermarket Chef Creates New Vegan Bleeding Burger
The No Bull burger will be available in the freezer aisle at United Kingdom grocery chain Iceland.
Kat Von D Debuts Vegan Program for Makeup Artists
Professional makeup artists can now subscribe to Kat Von D's Pro services to receive a number of member benefits and support animal-rights organization Mercy For Animals.
Vegan Italian Deli Counter Opens in New DC Food Hall
DC Vegan Catering is slinging authentic Italian sandwiches—complete with Nonnie's secret sauce—in DC's new Tastemakers Food Hall.
One in Three Consumers is Willing to Eat Clean Meat
New survey shows that 60 percent of vegan respondents are open to consuming slaughter-free meat.
Vegan Willy Wonka Sweets Shop to Open in Glasgow
Chocolatier Adele Ralston—known in Scotland as “Vegan Willy Wonka”—is on a mission to open her own sweets shop filled with nostalgic plant-based confections.
Beyoncé Urges 112 Million Fans to Go Vegan for Coachella
The singer announces she is ditching animal products, again, and asked her 112 million social media followers to join her.
UK Chain Launches The Vegan Whoopi Goldburger
Burger chain Patty & Bun used to have zero vegan options before introducing the Whoopi Goldburger, made with tempeh patty, coconut oil-based cheese, and toppings galore.
Donald Glover Buys 113 Boxes of Vegan Girl Scout Cookies
The award-winning artist, also known as singer Childish Gambino, helped first-year Girl Scout Charity Joy Harrison meet her cookie-selling goal on The Late Show.
United Kingdom to Ban Wild Animal Circuses
The British government will ban the exploitation of wild animals in traveling circuses by 2020 after a 20-year-campaign by animal-rights group Animal Defenders International.
Canada to Invest $150 Million in Plant-Based Food Sector
The country aims to develop a more sustainable food system that relies on plant-based foods instead of animal agriculture.
SeaWorld CEO Resigns as Profits Continue to Plummet
Joel Manby has resigned as the troubled aquatic park continues to face backlash from animal-rights documentary Blackfish, resulting in 1.2 million fewer guests in 2017.
Vegans Now Have Their Own Cryptocurrency
New app VeganNation unites vegans on the world's first decentralized vegan ecosystem with its own digital VeganCoin currency.
LUSH Debuts Vegan Bath Line for Easter
The new collection includes a variety of vegan bath bombs in shapes such as carrot bunches, glitter-covered Easter eggs, and baby chicks.
Starbucks Debuts Vegan Nutella-Inspired Macchiato
The international coffeehouse launched a vegan coconut milk-based macchiato made with hazelnut syrup and a chocolate mocha drizzle.
300-Pound Vegan Signs with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency
Former NFL player David Carter is now a model and will appear in a Levi's advertisement this July.
Beyond Sausage Debuts at Veggie Grill
The new vegan porkless product from Beyond Meat—now available in two Veggie Grill locations and served with vegan beer cheese dipping sauce—is following the path of distribution of its popular Beyond Burger.
Animal-Free Dairy-Tech Company Raises $24.7 Million
California vegan company Perfect Day secures Series A funding and a patent for its dairy-free, yeast-based proteins developed to displace animal dairy worldwide.
Vegan French Patisserie to Open in Miami
L'Artisane Creative Bakery will make classic French desserts such as buttery croissants, smooth mousses, and show-stopping tartlets—all sans animal products.
NadaMoo! Releases Three New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors
Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Cold Brew & Cookies, and Cookie Dough Fudge join the Austin-based brand's lineup of organic coconut milk-based ice cream flavors.
Adorable Girl Scout Explains That Thin Mints Are Vegan
6-year-old Charity Joy Harrison reminds viewers that Thin Mints are perfect for vegans such as her mom.
Kevin Smith Considers Going Vegan After Heart Attack
The Clerks director reconsiders his consumption of animal products after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.
Food Startup JUST Tackles Hunger Relief in Africa
The company behind Just Mayo launches Just Power Gari—a culturally relevant blend reminiscent of oatmeal—to feed millions of nutrient-deprived children across the continent.
Vegan Eatery Doomie's to Open Second LA Outpost
The Vegan Mac Daddy will be available in Culver City after Doomie's Home Kitchen opens its third location this spring.
Vegan Brand Combats Photoshopped Beauty Standards
Hair-color company oVertone Haircare has released a video to advocate against the routine practice of digitally altering the appearance of models.
Jaden Smith Craves Vegan Pancakes, Bacon, and Butter
The young actor and sustainability entrepreneur said that vegan pancakes and butter are his favorite combination.
Tofurky Now Available at 1,000 Stores in Australia
The iconic vegan meat company debuts at Woolworths stores across the continent.
Dairy Council Finds 41 Percent of Women Avoid Dairy
The National Dairy Council in Ireland is attempting to win back customers after learning that one in 10 people now believe dairy is unhealthy.
Chrissy Teigen Says Impossible Burger Beats Beef
The model raved about the vegan burger she sampled at Ellen DeGeneres' 60th birthday party.
Anti-Dairy PSA Airs During Olympic Closing Ceremony
A group of celebrated Olympians have united in a commercial—produced by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos—to encourage viewers to switch from animal dairy to plant-based alternatives.
Pinterest Names Vegan Food Top Wedding Trend
According to the social media platform's 2018 Wedding Report, interest in vegan nuptials is on the rise.
Chef Chloe Coscarelli Opens New Café in Miami
Beloved vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is back with new eatery, Chef Chloe and the Vegan Café, in highly anticipated St. Roch food hall in Miami's design district.
Team Canada Wears All-Vegan Uniforms at Olympics
Animal-rights activists praise apparel brand Hudson's Bay Company for outfitting this year's Olympians in animal-free outwear.
Photographer Creates the Most Vegan Proposal Ever
Popping the question with the help of an avocado is gaining traction thanks to Amsterdam food stylist Colette Dike.
Tyson to Launch Plant-Based Meal Bowls
The meat company is disrupting itself to stay competitive as consumer habits shift toward animal-free foods.
Pregnant Sisters Launch Vegan Dessert Sushi Brand
Vegan Rice Krispies Treats stand-in for sushi rice, and gelatin-free candies replace fish in creations made by sisters Kasia Mierzejewska and Emilia Augustyn for their allergen-free brand Sweet Sushi Factory.
PG Tips Creates New Tea Aimed at Vegan Consumers
The nearly 90-year-old tea brand formulated a new blend that pairs perfectly with plant-based milk.
Australia's First Vegan Hotel Restaurant Opens in March
New eatery Alibi—featuring a menu developed by vegan restaurateur Matthew Kenney—will occupy the ground floor of Ovolo Hotel in Sydney.
Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA
SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NYC Meat Emporium Now Serves Vegan Beyond Sausage
Sausage bar Schaller's Stube—an offshoot of 80-year-old meat company Schaller & Weber—has added three vegan hot dog options to its menu.
Vegan Truffles Beat 141 Brands in Blind Taste Test
Chocolates made by United Kingdom brand Booja-Booja received top honors in Good Housekeeping's annual Easter Egg Taste Test.
POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target
Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.

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