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Vegan Menu at Chicago’s Next Gets Rave Reviews
Windy City’s innovative restaurant, Next, is offering a special vegan menu, garnering four stars from The Chicago Tribune.
Vegan Makeup Line Creator Spotlighted by NY Times
David Klasfeld, the man behind Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, shares his story and inspiration for the cruelty-free line.
Cookbook Author Mary McCartney Talks Vegetarianism
A photographer and new author, Paul McCartney’s daughter was spotlighted by amNY.
Austria Gets Its First All-Vegan Ice Cream Parlor
The sisters who brought cruelty-free cosmetics company Lush to Austria opened the country’s first dairy-free creamery.
John Salley Promotes Veganism on NY News Show
The former NBA player appeared on WPIX 11’s news segment to discuss plant-based living and his new vegan wine.
Vegan Egg Company Receives $1 Million in Funding
Founders Fund chose to back Hampton Creek Foods as its first culinary startup investment.
River City’s Second-Annual Plant-Based Festival
Memphis, TN gears up for its yearly citywide vegan celebration on June 21.
Shape Magazine Spotlights Plant-Based Meat Company
The health and fitness magazine interviewed Beyond Meat’s founder and CEO Ethan Brown.
UK Kicks Off National Vegetarian Week Festivities
May 20 to 26 is the UK’s official meat-free week, marked with special events and promotions.
A Fitness and Food Venture Takes to Indiegogo
Fresh, a Florida business focused on healthy living, is raising funds with an online campaign on Indiegogo.
Vegan Baker Uses Kickstarter to Launch Business
Houston’s Pleasantly Plump Vegan Baked Goods hopes to build a custom website, buy new equipment, and get vegan certified.
Vegan Ice Cream Hitting New York City Streets
Big Apple favorite Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is now serving up cruelty-free ice cream.
New Casual Vegan Eatery Opening in Los Angeles
Dr. J’s Vibrant Cafe will offer 100-percent vegan, gluten-free healthy fare.
Vancouver: Citywide Meatless Monday Celebration
Terminal City is Canada’s first to endorse the Meatless Monday campaign.
Kaiser Permanente Encourages Plant-Based Diets
The healthcare company’s peer-reviewed medical science journal tells physicians to promote plant-based diets to patients.
Starbucks Rolls Out Veg Salad On its Spring Menu
The coffeehouse giant introduces a meatless vegetable and brown rice salad bowl.
World’s First Lab-Grown Hamburger to Be Eaten Soon
The New York Times discusses the latest technology and the possibility of slaughter-free meat.
Tennessee Ag-Gag Bill Killed by State Governor
Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam has vetoed the state’s proposed ag-gag legislation.
New Meat-Free Restaurant to Open in St. Louis
Small Batch will feature vegetarian cuisine and a bevy of adult beverages for Mound City residents to enjoy.
Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Coming to New York City
Young’s New American puts a compassionate and healthy twist on traditional American food.
May 11: Consumer Campaign for World Fair Trade Day
The World Fair Trade Organization will mark its second annual World Fair Trade Day with festivities and educational outreach.
Vegan Photographer Vanessa K. Rees Wins Blog Award
The photographer takes home a prestigious Saveur magazine Best Food Blog Award.
New Orleans Will Get a New Vegetarian Restaurant
Big Easy residents will be able to enjoy cruelty-free fare at Good Karma Prasad Café.
NYT Writer Mark Bittman Cooks Vegan on Today Show
The food columnist talks about his new book VB6 and whips up easy plant-based dishes.
Actress Emily Deschanel Talks Compassionate Living
The Bones star recently graced the cover of Natural Health magazine and teamed up with PETA to help save cows this Mother’s Day.
New Casual Vegan Eatery Opens in Jacksonville, FL
River City residents can enjoy cruelty-free fare at the new vegan restaurant Dig Foods.
The 5 Best Moms of All Time
This Mother’s Day, we wanted to give a shout out to some of the world’s best moms and the amazing things they do.
Associated Press: Mainstream Embraces Veg Cooking
Meat-free cuisine has garnered mainstream acceptance, according to the Associated Press’s Michele Kayal.
Wired Discusses Public Health Dangers of Ag-Gag
The magazine reports on the consequences of silencing journalists and making undercover investigations illegal.
Earth Balance’s 3rd Annual Vegan Recipe Contest
Earth Balance and its online forum Made Just Right host an annual Spring to Life recipe contest.
May 4: International Respect for Chickens Day
The event celebrates our feathered friends and brings awareness to the bleak conditions of factory farms.
Vancouver to Get New Vegan Fine Dining Restaurant
Graze will open in British Columbia’s largest city later this month.
NYC School First to Offer Vegetarian Lunch Menu
PS 244 in Queens, NY replaced unhealthy meat with tofu, beans, and greens on its students’ plates.
Ground Turkey Found to Contain Fecal Bacteria
Consumer Reports reveals more than half of the raw ground turkey tested had fecal bacteria and superbugs.
NPR’s Good Food Features First All-Veg Episode
The Southern California radio show discussed everything from raw fare to juicing trends with veganism’s biggest names.
First Ag-Gag Prosecution has Taken Place in Utah
A woman is being prosecuted for filming a Draper City, UT slaughterhouse from outside the grounds.
USA Today: Ethical Clothes Fashion’s Biggest Trend
The news outlet discusses the rising popularity of sustainable vegan clothing and shoe lines.
Chemical Compound in Eggs Linked to Heart Disease
Lecithin, found in egg yolk, may increase risk of heart disease, reports The New York Times.
Sarno Brothers’ Secret to Getting Wicked Healthy
Chefs Chad and Derek Sarno spill the beans on eating healthy and having fun while doing it.
All-Inclusive Vegan Website Will Launch May 1st
Bleat will serve as a vegan social media hub, directory, marketplace, and information resource site.
Urban Outfitters Partners with Vegan Clothing Line
Urban Outfitters will offer Los Angeles-based vegan clothing line Della starting May 1st.
Famous Las Vegas Chef Talks Vegan in LA Weekly
The former executive chef of Wazuzu in Las Vegas’s Encore hotel offers advice on meat-free cooking.
Vegan Chicken Spotlighted on Today Show Food Blog
Beyond Meat left quite an impression on Today show blog contributor Michelle Hainer, who compares it to the real deal.
Vegan Bakery Wins Food Network’s Cupcake Wars
Papa Ganache takes first place in the televised baking competition.
Actor Ed Begley, Jr. Discusses Why He’s Meat-Free
The prolific actor details the eco- and animal-friendly reasons for being veg.
Orange County Gets its First All-Vegan Pizzeria
Vegan Pizza is the county’s first meat and dairy-free pizzeria.
California Ag-Gag Bill Withdrawn by Bill’s Sponsor
The bill that would make undercover investigations of factory farms in California illegal is dead.
UK McDonald’s Makes Pledge to Source Humane Pork
The giant fast food chain says it will only sell pork that meets strict animal-welfare standards.
The NY Times Spotlights Current Juicing Trend
Profiling several juice bar entrepreneurs, the newspaper says juice may just be the new coffee.
USDA Requires Tracking for Shipped Farm Animals
The federal government hopes requiring tracking will help identify sources of disease in livestock.

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