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Vegas Resort Revamps Menus with Vegan Options
Station Casino properties in Nevada added vegan menu options, including a steakhouse at Red Rock Resort that now serves beet ravioli, heart of palm croquettes, and spiced pear sorbet.
New Vegan Cooking Show to Debut on Roku
Host Mario Fabbri welcomes celebrities, doctors, and athletes to learn the basics of plant-based cooking on his new show Trying Vegan with Mario.
New Orleans Vegan Soul Food Shop Sells Out on Opening Day
Vegan jambalaya, smothered okra, and macaroni and cheese are all the rage at new cafeteria-style eatery Sweet Soulfood.
Meat Distributor Helps Beyond Burger Debut in Germany
The popular vegan burger makes its European debut with the help of food-distribution company PHW Group.
Tech Startup Helps Dairy Industry Make Vegan Products
Food technology company Perfect Day plans to partner with existing dairy producers to create milk, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt more efficiently, and without animals.
White Castle Debuts Vegan-Friendly Impossible Sliders
The fast-food chain now offers mini plant-based burgers for $1.99 at 140 locations across New York, New Jersey, and Chicago.
University Develops Virtual Rats to End Animal Testing
Researchers at the University of Oxford were awarded $30,000 to continue development on software that aims to be more accurate for scientific testing than animals.
Vegan Smoked Barbecue Restaurant Opens in Las Vegas
New eatery Amber's Smoked Vegan—the third vegan restaurant that announced its opening this month in Sin City—features an all-vegan menu inspired by southern-style soul food.
More Than Half of Canadians Eat Meat Alternatives
New research from Mintel reveals that while a small percentage of Canadians identify as vegan or vegetarian, a majority of the population consumes meat alternatives.
Chloe Coscarelli Files Lawsuit to Reclaim by CHLOE Name
The famed vegan chef has filed a lawsuit against former business partner ESquared Hospitality on 14 counts, including allegations that CEO James Haber aimed to remove her from the by CHLOE brand after she rejected his inappropriate advances.
Khloé Kardashian Finds Meat Absolutely Disgusting
The pregnant reality star reveals that she no longer consumes meat because it makes her nauseous.
Israeli Supermarkets to Open Vegan Departments
Grocery chain Victory Supermarket will expand a vegan pilot program to most of its location after noticing a 49 percent increase in vegan sales in the first quarter of 2018.
Vegan Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike in Turkey
Osman Evcan, a prisoner at the Silivri Prison, has refused to eat after jail officials maliciously fed him meals with meat and rotten food—which is a violation of a vegan food law Evcan helped to establish in 2012.
Millennials Driving Vegan Ice Cream Industry Boom
The demographic's $200 billion spending power is fueling the global growth of the vegan ice cream industry—which is predicted to reach $2.45 billion by 2027.
Beyond Burger Debuts at Vegan Drive-Through
The popular plant-based burger can now be ordered at the pick-up window at Santana's Vegan Grill in Colorado Springs.
Applebee's and IHOPs Close Due to Lack of Millennials
Traditional chains that fail to address shifting consumer tastes—particularly toward plant-based options—are forced to shutter while those that adapt, such as TGI Fridays, continue to thrive.
Vegan Ice Cream Brand NadaMoo! Debuts at Stater Bros.
The Southern California grocery chain will offer Austin-based NadaMoo's 14 coconut milk-based ice cream flavors including The Rockiest Road, Birthday Cake, and Himalayan Salted Caramel.
Researchers Link Eating Meat to Sexism
A survey of students in Texas reveals a connection between the oppression of farmed animals and women.
GEICO Employees Up Productivity on Plant-Based Diet
Two new studies prove that consuming a whole-food, plant-based diet is optimal for health and results in fewer missed workdays.
Egg Boss Joins Startup JUST to Forge Plant-Based Future
Morten Ernst, CEO of Hong Kong-based egg marketing company Ovotec Limited, is working with plant-based food technology startup JUST to create a more sustainable food system by 2030.
NYC's Chic Vegan Lounge Avant Garden Expands to Brooklyn
Vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi will open the second location of his fine-dining concept in Williamsburg this summer.
Beyond Sausage Hits Yankee Stadium for Baseball Season
Thanks to a partnership with chain Bareburger, the New York stadium has become the first to offer the newest pork-less product from the makers of Beyond Burger.
By CHLOE Secures $31 Million for Global Expansion
The New York-based vegan chain will use the new capital to open 20 locations in the United States and international outlets.
Vegan Burger Bar Takes Over Vegan Drive-Thru in Vegas
New eatery Blinders Burgers & Brunch will serve Impossible Burger patties, Herbivorous Butcher meats, and weekend brunch in the space previously occupied by vegan drive-through Vege-Way.
60 Minutes Airs Damning Exposé of Live-Animal Transport
Tonight's segment features secret footage of the cruelty behind Australia's long-distance transport of live animals for slaughter.
Harvard Law School Urges USDA to Link Meat and Disease
The Ivy League school asked the government agency to examine how meat consumption leads to illness before compiling its forthcoming Dietary Guidelines.
CA Chain Refuses to Serve a Vegan Beyond Burger
Luna Grill explicitly states that it will not accommodate requests to remove feta or butter from its newly added Beyond Burger.
Vegan Prince Brings Fish-Free Aquarium to Saudi Arabia
Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed has partnered with National Geographic Encounter to bring Ocean Odyssey, a CGI-populated aquarium of the future, to 10 locations in the Middle East by 2019.
Vegan Butcher Takes Over Meat and Cheese Shop
The Butcher's Son is expanding to accommodate more customers, increase its take-and-bake offerings, and develop new menu options—including a Smoked Whitefish Tuna Salad Sandwich, owner Peter Fikaris' dream sandwich.
Australian Churro Chain Adds 24 Vegan Dessert Options
Chocolateria San Churro expanded its vegan menu to include churro bowls stuffed with gelato, cookie-butter filled churros, and an array of hot-chocolate drinks.
Impossible Foods Raises $114 Million to Expand Globally
CEO Patrick Brown will not stop expanding the reach of the brand's vegan products until the global food system is sustainable.
BuzzFeed Praises NYC's Vegan Food Scene
Co-hosts of Worth It head to New York's Seasoned Vegan, Avant Garden, and abcV to sample exquisite vegan dishes.
Vegan Wrestler Crowned Impact Grand Champion
Former WWE wrestler Austin Aries finds new success as Impact Wrestling champion.
Meat-Counter Chef Creates Proper Filthy Vegan Burgers
British burger bar The Meat Counter has introduced the Hail Seitan burger—filled with smoked vegan bacon and dairy-free cheese—after identifying a void of indulgent plant-based options on its menu.
Häagen-Dazs Debuts New Vegan Ice Cream Bars and Pints
The ice cream brand expands its non-dairy line with chocolate-covered bars and pints with crispy layers.
Herbivorous Butcher Vegan Truck to Roll Out for Lunch
The vegan butcher shop hits the road this summer in Minneapolis with fried chicken, barbecue sliders, and bacon-ranch macaroni and cheese
InStyle Editor-in-Chief Says Fur is Out of Style
The fashion magazine commits to leaving fur out of its pages forever.
Daiya Launches Vegan Cheese Line in the UK
Consumers can now purchase vegan cheese shreds, spreads, blocks, and macaroni and cheese at Whole Foods Market and Sainsbury's in London.
Meat Linked To Increase of Bowel Cancer in Women
Meat-free diets, on the other hand, reduce colorectal cancer risk—a disease that is expected to plague 2.2 million new people worldwide by 2030.
UK's Vegan Population Spikes by 600 Percent Since 2016
New research shows that 3.5 million Brits, which comprises seven percent of the UK's population, now identify as vegan—up from only 542,000 in 2016.
Vegan Food Vendors Announced at Coachella
This year's festival will feature an array of vegan food vendors serving everything from plant-based ramen to dairy-free ice cream.
Green Giant Launches Six Vegan Meal Bowls
The iconic vegetable company developed the on-trend plant-based bowls in ramen, burrito, and Pad Thai flavors.
Celebrity-Packed Series Exposes Evils of the Food Industry
New docu-series Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat uncovers the truth behind the global fish, dairy, meat, and palm-oil industries with the help of celebrities Nicole Richie, James Cromwell, Jordana Brewster, Jeremy Irons, and Moby.
Drake is Now the Kale God of Toronto
The newly vegetarian musician gets praise for ditching meat in the form of billboards erected around Drake's hometown.
British Kids Ditched 82 Million Yogurt Servings in 2017
New research shows a slump in yogurt sales across the United Kingdom as consumers shift to non-dairy alternatives.
Prominent Rabbi Deems Lab-Grown Pork Kosher
Torah-law expert Rabbi Yuval Cherlow delivered a speech about cultured meat, explaining that when a cell is used to grow flesh outside of an animal, a pig loses his/her original identity.
Avarcas USA Launches Its First Vegan Shoe Line
Makers of the popular Spanish-style handmade sandal launch a line of Pons avarcas made with proprietary vegan leather materials in four shades.
Animal Fat Consumption Linked to Premature Death
New research from the American Heart Association finds that while consuming fats from plant sources is beneficial, the consumption of animal-based fats increases the risk of death from heart disease by 21 percent.
KFC Launches Vegan Chicken Bucket
The new cruelty-free VFC bucket features a dozen pieces of vegan chik'n—available in original or extra crispy—cooked in a separate fryer and served with dairy-free biscuits and Vegenaise-based coleslaw.
Vegan Breast Milk Brand Debuts at Costco
Beyond Baby's line of mommy cheese, yogurt, and ice cream is now available at the big box store.

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