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Portland Eatery Reopens
On June 9, vegan Italian restaurant Portobello Vegan Trattoria will reopen for hungry plant-based palates in Portland, Ore. The eatery closed its doors...
Food Not Bombs Anniversary
Today, food-justice group Food Not Bombs celebrates 30 years of serving veg food to those in need. The group was founded on May 14, 1980, by eight...
Veg Treehugger Founder
Recently, Graham Hill, founder of green lifestyle website Treehugger, spoke about his weekday vegetarianism at the TED 2010 conference in Long Beach...
Meat Industry Onslaught
Today, the Australian red-meat industry will launch its most expensive environment-focused media campaign to date, aimed to convince locals that factory farming practices do...
Global Fish Crisis
If large-scale fish farming continues at its current rate, fish will entirely disappear from the world’s oceans by 2050, according to a report released on Monday...
Alanis Movie Soundtrack
On May 28, Disney’s latest blockbuster action film, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, hits theaters, and its theme song is performed...
Jurek’s World Record
Last week, vegan ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek was profiled in The New York Times about his plant-based diet, and on May 14, Jurek set a record...
Vegan Cover Girl
The cover of the June issue of Women’s Health magazine features actress Lea Michele, who shares how going vegan has helped her feel lighter and...
Vegan Vending Machines
This week, the US House of Representatives will examine the Child Nutrition Act recently passed by the Senate. If passed, the bill would give the US Department of Agriculture...
Mooi Raw Opens
Tomorrow, vegan restaurant Mooi opens in Los Angeles, Calif., serving gourmet, plant-based food. The eatery is the latest expansion for the Mooi brand...
Humane Slaughter Exposé
This week, British animal welfare group Animal Aid released undercover video revealing that a purported organic, “humane” slaughterhouse confines and...
Meat-Free Media Blitz
Today, an article in The Washington Post profiles the progress of the meat-free Monday movement, from its origins in Ghent, Belgium, to its meteoric rise...
Animal Planet’s Petland
On Monday, Animal Planet Investigates: Petland, the second installment in the network’s new series of investigative programming, exposed the cruel connections...
Meat-Free Mayo Clinic
The May issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource encourages eating a plant-based diet to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart...
Gulf Coast Sea Shepherd
On Monday, representatives from the Sea Shepherd Conversation Society announced new plans to help save marine wildlife affected by the oil spill...
Farm Animal Cruelty Act
In March, US House of Representatives Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., and Diane Watson, D-Calif., introduced the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, and...
Vegans On MTV
Tonight, MTV’s newest documentary television series MTV Hired debuts, featuring young, unemployed professionals searching for jobs in America-including one...
NYC Veg Weekend
New York City kicked off its very own vegan event-filled weekend of cruelty-free fun last night with Veggie Prom in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Veggie Conquest...
Cage-Free UCLA
Tomorrow, a new residential dining policy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will require that all eggs used in campus foods be cage-free.
ZPizza Vegan Special
Today through Sunday popular, vegan-friendly chain ZPizza will be selling vegan pizza by-the-slice at all of its locations nationwide. Currently, the...
Go Vegan Exhibit
Recently, “Go Vegan,” an exhibition created in 2002 by artist Jonathan Horowitz, was reconfigured and launched at a former slaughterhouse in Manhattan.
Best Vegan Burger
On Wednesday, SF Weekly food editor John Birdsall named the Plant Burger at Plant Café Organic one of the 10 best burgers in San Francisco. The burger is...
HSUS Lobbyist Lawsuit
On Tuesday, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) petitioned the New York State Commission on...
Jane Lynch PSA
This week, actress Jane Lynch became the latest celebrity to encourage people to spay and neuter their dogs and cats in a new public service announcement...
Jurek Talks Veganism
Recently, The New York Times featured plant-based ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek about his diet, training, and participation in the 2010 24-Hour Run...
Vegan Doughnut Contest
After encouraging vegans across the country to submit cruelty-free doughnut recipes to Dunkin’ Donuts annual donut contest, animal-rights group Compassion...
Consumers Decry Cages
Consumers asked to compare cage-free methods of egg production to traditional battery-cage confinement practices said that they would prefer for hens...
Dairy-Free NiceCream
On Monday, dairy-free ice cream shop NiceCream Vegan Ice Cream celebrated a soft opening in Los Angeles, Calif., offering cruelty-free soft serve and...
MFA Billboard Campaign
A new billboard campaign by animal rights group Mercy For Animals (MFA) is asking Minneapolis and St. Paul citizens to take a moment during their morning...
Emily Deschanel’s Favorites
In the May issue of Marie Claire magazine, vegan actress and longtime animal-rights activist Emily Deschanel shares nine of her favorite vegan and eco-friendly products...
NYC Gets ZPizza
On Sunday, vegan-friendly ZPizza opened its first storefront in Manhattan’s West Village. The ever-expanding national pizza chain has a location in New York’s...
Foie Gras Pollution
On May 6, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, the nation’s largest foie gras factory farm, was issued an injunction by a federal court in New York, barring them...
Animal Acres Awarded
On April 23, Lifetime Television chose Animal Acres founder Lorri Houston as the next Remarkable Woman featured in its Lifetime Celebrates series...
Veg Elected To Parliament
On May 6, British voters in Brighton Pavilion elected Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party of England, as its Member of Parliament, making Lucas the first member...
Pepperidge Factory Farm
This week, animal-rights group East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA) launched a new campaign titled Pepperidge Factory Farm, asking Pepperidge Farm...
Ellen On Shape
The cover of the May issue of Shape magazine features funny lady Ellen DeGeneres, who shares how going vegan has changed her life. DeGeneres raves...
Lettuce E. coli Recall
Yesterday, Freshway Foods based in Syndney, Ohio, announced a recall of its bagged, grab-and-go romaine lettuce in 23 states and the District of...
Meat-Free Anniversary
Today, Ghent, Belgium, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Veggie Day, its weekly, meat-free campaign to reduce meat consumption citywide. On May...
UK Fish Stock Drops
UK fish numbers are down 94 percent, causing British fishermen to work 17 times harder today than they did over a century ago, according to a new study...
India Bans Leather Shoes
This week, India’s Central Board of School Education and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) approved a proposal...
José Andrés Loves Veggies
On Sunday, Anderson Cooper profiled Spanish chef José Andrés on 60 Minutes, and the world-renowned cook boldly stated that the future of cooking is...
S’mac Vegan Option
Last week, popular eatery S’mac—short for Sarita's Macaroni & Cheese—added a vegan, soy- and gluten-free version of its famous mac and cheese to...
Vegan Video Game
Vegans now have a humorous alternative to cruel hunting video games in the form of Tofu Hunter, an online action game that pits vegan hunters against...
Vegan Hospital Food
In an effort to offer patients healthy, tasty food, Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif., has opened Garden Fresh Bistro, an all vegan restaurant...
Meat-Free Mario Batali
This week, former Iron Chef star Mario Batali announced he supports the Meat-Free Monday initiative to reduce meat consumption, and will now offer more vegetarian...
NYC Vegan Pizza Takeover
On April 1, cruelty-free cheese company Daiya launched its retail packaging, and grocery stores and restaurants across the country have been clamoring to get their...
Vegan Chef On Martha
Today, vegan chef Bryant Terry is featured on The Martha Stewart Show as one of three green chefs teaching host Martha Stewart how to prepare healthy, vegetarian...
Behind the Scenes With the Veggie Conquest Cooking Contest
On the heels of the fourth Veggie Conquest, VN talks “chop” with the cooking competition’s founder, Jessica Mahady.
Veg Thriving In UK
The number of gourmet vegetarian restaurants based in London has increased by 50 percent since 2007, according to research by Alex Bourke, founder...
Gary Danko Nixes Frog Legs
In an effort to move towards more environmentally sustainable business practices, San Francisco-based gourmet restaurant Gary Danko has announced it will remove frog legs...

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