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Era of Lab Testing on Chimpanzees Officially Over
The New York Times says the final transition from lab to sanctuary for the final group of America's chimpanzees has begun.
Dairy Profits Drop 91 Percent Amidst Plant-Based Boom
Dairy brand Dean Foods bets on plant-based investments to get it out of a financial slump.
Ice Cream Chain Adds Vegan Option to 32 Scoop Shops
Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffle flavor makes its debut at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams after five years of development.
Nickelodeon Star Launches Facebook Vegan Video Series
Daniella Monet—who played Trina Vega on comedy series Victorious—exposes meat-eaters to vegan food through cooking series.
College Basketball Star Adopts Plant-Based Diet
University of Connecticut forward Gabby Williams eschews animal products to ensure optimal athletic performance.
Paul McCartney Slams Trump for Denying Climate Change
The music legend says that the Trump administration's denial of climate change is madness.
Rampant Animal Cruelty Exposed at Land O'Lakes
An all-female investigative team found neglected calves covered in maggots living in extreme heat at Land O'Lakes supplier Zonneveld Dairy in California.
Shoe-In NBA Recruits Go Vegan
College basketball phenom brothers Jontay Porter and Michael Porter, Jr. have adopted a plant-based diet to optimize their chances of going pro before the NBA 2018 draft.
Animal-Rights Legend Honored by LA City Council
Nathan Runkle—who founded animal-rights organization Mercy For Animals when he was just 15-years-old—received recognition from the city of Los Angeles for his lifelong work in fighting for animals.
Whole Foods Names Plant-Based Tech as Top Trend
The major grocery chain believes new technology—such as bleeding Beyond Burgers and tomato-based tuna—will push the plant-based industry to further dominate the food world.
Publix Debuts Line of Vegan Entrées at 800 Stores
A line of four plant-based entrées from PlantPure—launched by the son of The China Study author T. Colin Campbell—is now available to a larger customer base.
Pret a Manger Debuts its First Vegan Christmas Sandwich
The chain's new Very Merry Christmas Sandwich—filled with specially made vegan stuffing—is set to be a menu favorite this holiday season.
Jeremy Corbyn Vegan Christmas Sweaters Debut in UK
Fifty percent of profits from the Corbs sweater—made entirely from non-animal fibers—will be donated to Oxfam.
Starbucks Commits to More Plant-Based Options
The coffeehouse giant plans to tap into the lucrative plant-based industry to help lift its profits with more food and drink offerings.
Warriors Star JaVale McGee is Now Vegan
The professional basketball player boasted that his new plant-based diet is responsible for his beautiful physique.
UN Pushed to Make Cows Focus of Climate Talks
Four trillion-dollar investment group FAIRR urges UN delegates from developed nations to consider the negative impact of animal-agriculture in upcoming climate change conference.
5 Vegan Thanksgiving Feasts You Don't Have to Cook Yourself
Give thanks to the vegan chefs who created these decadent meals that you can pass off as your own.
Tyson Says Plant Protein is Key to Food Security
CEO Tom Hayes explains that the meat company is looking to plant-based proteins to feed a growing world population.
Saskatchewan Gets its First Cat Café ... and it's Vegan
The Canadian province is now home to VegaBoo Cat Haven, where customers can dine on vegan food and play with adoptable felines.
Non-Dairy Drinks Gain Market Share Over Milk
A new report reveals that plant-based dairy alternatives now make up a growing 40 percent of the milk industry, up from 25 percent in 2016.
New Vegan Sunday Market Opens in London
Islington Vegan Market hopes to attract hungry Londoners with French pastries, Indian food, and non-dairy ice cream.
Trendsetter Says Veganism is Here to Stay
Top executive at GLEE Hospitality groups says veganism is not a trend nor a fad but a pervasive lifestyle to which the restaurant industry must accommodate.
Domino's Asks Customers if They Want Vegan Cheese
The Australian branch of the international company reaches out to its social media followers to ascertain demand for vegan cheese.
New York Knicks Star Invests in Vegan Snack Bars
Professional basketball player Kristaps Porzingis is the new brand ambassador of vegan snack bar company Zing.
Vegan Sales at Italian Chain Up by 246 Percent
UK Italian chain Zizzi continues to add new vegan dishes to its 140 locations due to huge growth margins for plant-based options.
Vegan Food Truck Serves Free Meals to the Homeless
Atlanta's Vego Bistro is planning a brick-and-mortar shop to serve even more plant-based food.
Kellogg's Debuts Vegan Cereal Line to Meet Demand
The cereal giant will launch a new plant-based line of breakfast foods under the W.K. Kellogg brand in the UK to meet growing demand for vegan products.
Top Cosmetics Brand Pledges to Go Vegan by 2020
Hourglass Cosmetics CEO Carisa Janes says that the brand cannot be truly cruelty-free unless its products are free of animal-derived ingredients.
Vegan Pizza Named One of UK's Best
The Dolphin's vegan pizza places sixth in National Pizza Awards contest in London among meat-centric entrants.
Bankrupt Dairy Queen to Close 30 Locations
The ice cream and fast-food chain struggles to survive in the midst of the explosive plant-based industry.
Dairy Manure Kills 60,000 Fish in Iowa
Iowa's New Vienna dairy farm implicated in the deaths of several species of fish in local creeks.
Newest Stranger Things Star is a Passionate Vegan
Young actress Sadie Sink—known as Mad Max on the new season of Stranger Things—is now vegan thanks to fellow actor Woody Harrelson.
Vegan Cinnamon Roll Shop to Open 70 Canadian Locations
California-based Cinnaholic—a fully customizable vegan cinnamon roll bakery—plans a massive expansion across Canada.
Seinfeld-Inspired Vegan Diner Comes to Glasgow
Vegan eatery Serenity Now will make its own plant-based meats and cheeses, offer daily breakfast, and have absolutely no soup for you.
India Bans Wild-Animal Circuses
The country no longer allows circuses to exploit any animals for entertainment.
Campbell's Soup Commits to Plant-Based Future
The food company joins trade group Plant Based Foods Association to bring more vegan food to consumers.
BCBG Brands Ban Fur and Angora
The company joins a growing list of fashion lines that will no longer use fur in future collections.
Vegan Lewis Hamilton Wins Formula One Championship
The professional race car driver secured his fourth world championship after adopting a plant-based diet in September.
The Economist Launches Vegan Future of Meat Truck
The 174-year-old publication will serve free samples of Beyond Burger in Washington, DC as a statement that the future is meat-free.
Starbucks Launches Vegan-Friendly Zombie Frappuccino
The frightening Frappuccino can easily be made less scary with a plant-based milk swap.
Orange is the New Black Star Laverne Cox Goes Vegan
The actress/LGBTQ activist joins fellow cast members Danielle Brooks and Ruby Rose in adopting a plant-based diet.
Pepsi Exec: Plant Protein Will Spark a Sea of Change
Tim Ingmire believes recent major investments position the plant-based protein industry for explosive growth in the next five to 10 years.
Canada Bans Partially Hydrogenated Oils
All food manufacturers in Canada are now required to eliminate the trans fat-heavy processed ingredient from products by next year.
Vegan Bakery Run by Visually Impaired Workers Debuts
Scandinavian-style vegan shop Carina's Bakery in Beaverton, OR gives visually impaired workers a chance to make an impact.
Vegan Gift-Basket Delivery Debuts in Canada
This holiday season, customers can choose from 14 baskets filled with vegan treats and beauty products.
Vegan Chilaquiles Food Fight Goes Down in LA
Los Angeles chefs will battle to determine who makes the best Mexican hangover food.
Vegan Cheesecake Battle to Hit NYC
Chefs across New York City will come together to present their best plant-based cheesecakes next week at V Spot in the East Village.
Edie Falco Visits Rescued Animals at Farm Sanctuary
The newly vegan actress cuddles with rescued animal residents at Farm Sanctuary's California location, raising awareness that animals are friends, not food.
Dr. Bronner's Donates $600K to Animal-Rights Causes
In addition to supporting advocacy efforts to help animals, this year, Dr. Bronner's purchased a German ship for vegan ocean conservation nonprofit Sea Shepherd.
First Vegan Hand-Pie Specialty Shop Opens in London
Young Vegans land in Camden Market to serve vegan meat- and cheese-stuffed handheld pies with a traditional side of mashed potatoes and gravy.

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