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Moby Endorses Plant-Based Treaty Campaign Demanding Overhaul of Global Food Systems

Moby Endorses Plant-Based Treaty Campaign Demanding Overhaul of Global Food Systems - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine » Society » Moby Endorses Plant-Based Treaty Campaign Demanding Overhaul of Global Food Systems September 1, 2021 1630455013 Categories Moby © Plant Based Treaty Activists around the world are today calling on governments…

Franklin Farms Launches New Line of Low-Fat Products With Tofu Created From Chickpeas

, a division of Keystone Natural Holdings, has introduced a new line of to its portfolio of plant-based offerings. The new line of tofu made from chickpeas is low in fat and allergen-free. Franklin Farms began over 20 years ago as a farm in Franklin, Connecticut, and since then the company has been creating good-for-you meatless meals from field to…

Take Action: Trainer Beats Racehorse With a Plastic Pitchfork

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PETA Says Ban Race Horse Trainer After Pitchfork Rage Attack

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382Norfolk, Va. – Through a records request to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, PETA has obtained graphic video of race horse trainer Amber Cobb screaming at, cursing at, and beating a terrified, tied-up young filly with a plastic pitchfork—and the group is demanding…

Vegan Burger-Cooking Robots Are Coming to US Universities

Israeli food tech company SavorEat is propelling plant-based eating deep into the future. The vegan start-up just announced that it developed a vegan burger-serving robot that it plans to distribute to colleges across the US in 2022. The company’s inventive robot chef combines innovative 3D printing technology and creative cooking techniques to provide…

Turkey Company Loses ‘Humane’ Certification, Fires Workers After PETA Exposé

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: Moira Colley 202-483-7382New Oxford, Pa. – What PETA calls Plainville Farms’ fraudulent humane certification has now been suspended by Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.), its turkey products have been pulled from Whole Foods, and 13 of its workers have been terminated following an undercover PETA investigation…

Cook a Meal Worth Eating Under the Stars with These Actually-Good Camping Recipes

We love getting outside, but we don’t love settling for weird (and not always veg-friendly) packaged camping food or relying on sugary gas station snacks. To create some actually-good camping recipes that pack light and cook quickly, we turned to Holly Priestley. Holly knows a bit about eating well with minimal kitchen facilities: She’s been traveling…

Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ Merch Is Made From 100% Recycled Fabric

These days, it appears that Lorde is taking a more sustainable approach to her music. For her long-awaited third studio album, Solar Power—which debuted on August 20—she decided to forgo traditional plastic CDs (does anyone even listen to those anymore?) for a digital album. She also took a stand against fast fashion, dropping a merch line made…

PETA ‘Lobs’ a Bunch of Coconuts at Lotte Plaza Market CEO

Grocery Chain Pushed to Follow Costco’s Lead and Cut Ties With Coconut Milk Brand That Uses Monkey LaborFor Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Baltimore – A special delivery and letter (in English and Korean) from PETA is on its way to Korean grocery chain Lotte Plaza Market’s CEO, Sung Lee: a bunch of fresh, humanely…

Urgent: PETA Warns That Dogs Die in Hot Cars in Ontario—Vital Tips Here

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – A dog was rescued recently after being left inside a hot car in Niagara-on-the-Lake, but for some dogs, help comes too late, including for a K-9 who recently died after being left behind in a patrol car. This year, 42 dogs have been reported dead from…

Urgent: PETA Warns That Dogs May Die in Heat Wave in Oklahoma—Vital Tips Here

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Oklahoma City – This week’s scorching temperatures—expected to reach triple digits in Oklahoma City—will put dogs at high risk of enduring heat prostration and dying, so PETA is issuing an urgent warning to anyone with a dog. Please be sure to do the following:Touch the…

These 20 Food Trends Are Actually Good for the Environment

In a time where everything on our social feed is visual, food trends quickly morph into statements: That stack of pancakes gets a designer twist, while plain old noodles get turned into trending chips. We're also in an era of climate change, which means that recreating the latest food trends quickly leads to questions about ingredient's sustainability.Our…

PETA Statement: Dogs Left in Afghanistan

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382Washington – PETA has called on the United States Central Command commander, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., and the U.S. Department of State’s acting assistant secretary, Dean Thompson, to intervene in the fate of dozens of dogs and other animals—including U.S. military working…

How to Pick a Multivitamin – and Why You Might Not Really Need to Take One

Wondering how to pick a multivitamin that will fill in what you need? A lot comes down to what you are and aren’t getting from your diet. “There’s been some evidence that people whose diets include high amounts of vitamins E and C, beta-carotene and possibly lycopene are less prone to heart disease and cancer. But two large research reviews, published…

Atlanta’s Yeah! Burger Reopens This Fall as a 100% Vegan Restaurant

Yeah! Burger, one of Atlanta’s most beloved burger joints, has announced they’re reopening this fall as a fully vegan restaurant. The news comes after a year and a half hiatus—the restaurant closed down in April of 2020 to protect their staff from the emerging virus. Yeah! Burger Goes Vegan Yeah! Burger has been a favorite for boutique, grass-fed…

Victory! Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma Ditch Alpaca Fleece After PETA Appeal

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: Moira Colley 202-483-7382Fort Myers, Fla. – After meeting with PETA and viewing the group’s first-of-its-kind exposé revealing crying alpacas being roughly shorn, cut open, and left bleeding from deep wounds, locally based Chico’s FAS, Inc.—whose brands include Chico’s, White House Black Market…

Global Plant-based Treaty Campaign Launched To Combat Climate Change

Activists around the world are calling on governments to put food systems at the forefront of tackling the climate crisis.  The campaign for a ‘Plant Based Treaty’ aims to create bottom-up pressure for leaders to negotiate a global agreement to halt the impact of animal agriculture on the planet Actions are taking place outside nearly 100 town…

‘World’s Most Famous’ Alpaca Killed By Government After Losing 4-Year Legal Battle

Reading Time: 2 minutes An alpaca named Geronimo has been slaughtered after a lengthy legal battle between his owner and the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra). Geronimo’s story Defra announced that the 8-year-old alpaca must be euthanized after he tested positive for bovine tuberculosis twice in 2017.  Bovine TB is a chronic…

Dozens of Animals Allegedly Abandoned by U.S. Government, Left in Danger in Afghanistan

UN LAB Middleware Label: Title Begins UN LAB Middleware Label: Title Ends UN LAB Middleware Label: Description Begins UN INT Intro Text w/ Responsive Image - *Important Note* You must UNLINK this shared library component before making page-specific customizations. According to reports that we’re constantly striving to verify and update, dozens of…

Hundreds of Pizzerias Are Getting Vegan Pepperoni from SPAM Brand Hormel. Here’s Where to Find It.

Vegan pepperoni made by Happy Little Plants—a brand owned by SPAM-maker Hormel—is hitting hundreds of pizzerias across the country. Hormel worked closely with foodservice operators to develop the soy-based vegan pepperoni, which is made with the same spice blend as Hormel’s traditional pepperoni but without animal meat. “Chefs and restaurateurs…

What Is Cultured Meat? And Is It Vegan?

Cultured meat—genuine meat grown from animal cells in a lab—sounds like science fiction. And that’s a pretty accurate statement. References to slaughter-free meat grown in a lab go back decades in the genre, and most recently, it showed up in this year’s hit dystopian game Cyberpunk 2077, where you can buy a product called “vat-grown meat.”…

Berlin Universities to Drop 96% of Meat on Canteen Menus For Climate Harm Reduction

Berlin Universities to Drop 96% of Meat on Canteen Menus For Climate Harm Reduction - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine » Gastronomy & Catering » Berlin Universities to Drop 96% of Meat on Canteen Menus For Climate Harm Reduction August 31, 2021 1630429975 Categories Gastronomy & Catering © lumen-digital - stock.adobe.com In response to popular…

Champion Launches a New Sustainable Line Using Recycled Fabric

Athletic-wear giant Champion just announced that it is partnering with The Renewal Workshop to debut its Champion Renewed range – a new clothing line that will recycle fabrics headed to the landfill. The clothing brand plans to renew disposed of clothing to promote sustainability practices within the fashion and clothing industries, but also more…

No-Bake Pistachio Power Balls

Premade energy balls are a great breakfast option or anytime snack. This recipe contains Wonderful Pistachios which are a complete plant protein, providing all nine essential amino acids. Not only are pistachios a good source of plant protein and fiber, but about 90 percent of the fats found in pistachios are also unsaturated, for a trio of nutrients…

Man Goes Vegan To Save His Life, Loses 14 Stone And Reverses Multiple Health Conditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes A father of four says adopting a plant-based diet has helped him lose 14 stone (nearly 89kg) and reverse multiple health conditions. A near-death health scare Mark Henderson made the move after suffering from a severe cardiac event. “Doctors were not sure I would survive,” he told Plant Based News. “They also said after…

Americans Urged To Cut Meat Intake To Protect Disadvantaged Workers In New Campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Project Eat Less Meat (Project ELM) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the meatpacking industry’s treatment of its workers, who often come from disadvantaged communities. Project ELM’s new campaign encourages Americans to participate in Meatless Labor Day. The initiative’s aim is to ease pressure on meatpacking…

Quorn Aims to Be the King of Vegan Chicken With New R&D Center in Texas

United Kingdom’s iconic meatless brand Quorn is looking to claim space within the growing vegan chicken category with the opening of a culinary development center in Dallas, TX. With an aim to develop new meatless chicken products for the foodservice sector, Quorn will use the center to test culinary equipment and coating on its mycoprotein—the…

Barvecue Says Expansion Into 360 Sprouts Farmers Markets is One Of This Year’s Most Important Milestones

Barvecue Says Expansion Into 360 Sprouts Farmers Markets is One Of This Year's Most Important Milestones - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine » Products & Launches » Barvecue Says Expansion Into 360 Sprouts Farmers Markets is One Of This Year’s Most Important Milestones August 31, 2021 1630424703 Categories Products & Launches ©Barvecue…

New PETA Video Offers Cautionary Fishing Tale for Labor Day

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Norfolk, Va. – While families are deciding how to spend their Labor Day weekend, a new PETA video released today offers a stark warning about fishing—and how it can hurt more animals than many people realize. The video follows PETA fieldworkers as they respond to a call about…

Breaking New Footage: See Inside the Bloody ‘Luxury’ Crocodile-Leather Industry

Australia’s crocodile-farming industry supplies “luxury” fashion brands, but there’s nothing luxurious about what happens to the crocodiles slaughtered for their skins.New eyewitness footage supplied to Kindness Project reveals that Australian crocodiles are subjected to horrendous cruelty, from the moment they hatch to the moment screwdrivers…

Climate crisis activists launch global campaign to overhaul the world’s food system

Climate crisis activists are coming together to launch the new global Plant-Based Treaty campaign. Actions are taking place outside nearly 100 town and city halls worldwide to encourage leaders to endorse the campaign. The Treaty will create bottom-up pressure for leaders to negotiate a global agreement to halt the impact of animal agriculture on the…

Has MOD Pizza Created the Ultimate Vegan Sausage Topping?

MOD Pizza is launching vegan Italian sausage. The exclusive meat-free sausage is launching to MOD Pizza menus in more than 500 stores nationwide. The Seattle-based restaurant chain already offers original and gluten-free pizza crusts, BBQ, garlic, and red sauces, and coconut oil-based dairy-free cheese, all of which are suitable for vegans. Made by…

Long-term Weight Loss, by Victoria Moran

If I set out to find the sixty pounds and pre-diabetic condition I let go of, I’d have to look in the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, of Flashdance, The Big Chill, and Terms of Endearment, a time when it seemed normal to wear leg warmers and shoulder pads and have a perm. Given that the statistical likelihood of keeping weight off for…

Dove and The Body Shop Join PETA to Keep Cosmetics Cruelty-Free in the EU—Help Us!

Dove and The Body Shop have joined PETA, Cruelty Free Europe, and Humane Society International Europe as well as Eurogroup for Animals and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, who represent more than 100 member organisations from 26 EU member states, in an urgent move to mobilise 1 million European citizens to defend cruelty-free cosmetics…

Vegan Tofu Halloumi

Vegan Tofu Halloumi Recipe by Nada – One Arab Vegan onearabvegan.com Nada is a guest on the Middle Eastern cuisine episode of Vegan Life magazine podcast – listen here Serves 2 – 4 Salty savoury vegan halloumi that’s every bit as flavourful as the “real” thing- perfect on its own as an appetiser, in sandwiches or on salads. Half a block…

Moo Free Is Launching Vegan Chocolate For Adults

Vegan confectionary company Moo Free is introducing new vegan chocolate range, rebranded for an adult market. Moo Free was founded by Andrea and Mike Jessop in 2010. The pair suffered with food intolerances, gluten and lactose allergies and struggled to find dairy-free alternatives on the market.  After discovering the gap on the market they remortgaged…

Sainsbury’s Launch Vegan Christmas Food Range

Tried? liked? didn't like? Too early?  Sainsbury’s wastes no time in getting their festive treats out For people who aren’t new to how supermarkets work, the news of festive products being launched in summer will not come as a surprise. It’s 31 August, and Sainsbury’s have just launched advent calendars, mini Christmas cake bites, and more…

Canada’s CULT FOODS Continues to Fund the Future of Food With Bistek Investment

Canada's CULT FOODS Continues to Fund the Future of Food With Bistek Investment - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine » Cell Cultured » Canada’s CULT FOODS Continues to Fund the Future of Food With Bistek Investment August 31, 2021 1630408502 Categories Cell Cultured Investments & Acquisitions © Biftek INC. , a Canadian-based investment platform…

The Biggest Animal Welfare Laws of 2021

We shouldn’t need laws to protect the health and safety of humans or animals, but that’s the society we’re living in. When it comes to animal welfare, 2021 actually saw a positive uptick in new laws designed to protect them.  Grocery stores in California may soon be void of bacon. This is thanks to an initiative, called Proposition 12, passed…

How Are Chicken Nuggets Made and What Are They Made Of?

Estimated reading time: 6½ minutesChicken nuggets have become a popular choice worldwide, as the trend for hand-held fast food has grown. But what do we really know about how they are made, and the impact they have on our health, the environment and on animals?What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?The meat inside nuggets, unsurprisingly, comes from chickens…

Badger culling: Why badgers are scapegoats in the war on bovine tuberculosis

Is badger culling legal in the UK? Yes, although badgers are a protected species, it’s legal to kill them if you have a specific badger cull licence. Each license is issued for a particular area as it’s only legal to kill badgers in certain counties – which ones varies each year. What are the alternatives to badger culling for stopping the spread…

NovaMeat to Showcase 3D Printed Steaks at Alt Protein Conference 9th September

NovaMeat to Showcase 3D Printed Steaks at Alt Protein Conference 9th September - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine » Fairs & Events » NovaMeat to Showcase 3D Printed Steaks at Alt Protein Conference 9th September August 31, 2021 1630389723 Categories Fairs & Events © NovaMeat is the theme of this year’s Alt Protein Conference, organised…

‘World’s First’ Sustainable, Cell-Based Crab Meat is Here!

Cell-based crustacean meat pioneer, Shiok Meats recently presented the ‘world’s first’ cultured crab meat at Bulkit Timah restaurant in Singapore.The private event saw Shiok collaborate with Chef Jose Luis Del Amo of TheTasteLab to produce two fan favourites- Crab Cake and Chilli Crab. The dishes were complimented with lobster-flavoured potato…

New Vegan Pizzeria Opens in San Antonio, Texas

Last Friday, a new vegan pizzeria serving up signature pizzas, ice cream, and cocktails opened in San Antonio, Texas. In the pursuit to create a craveable plant-based food concept, two friends and fellow vegans Adriana Messina and Gene opened the doors to Verve Pie, complete with DJs, contests, prizes, and pizza deals. “Our grand opening was such…

Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant Opens at Atlantic City’s Tanger Outlets

Vegans Are Us has been a staple in the New Jersey food scene since opening its first location in Vineland in 2019. This August, Vegans Are Us opened their highly anticipated second location at the Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City. Bringing Vegan Options to Atlantic City’s Tanger Outlets Based on the August 2nd grand opening turnout of Vegans Are Us…

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Support PETA’s Emergency Response TeamFor animals threatened by devastating hurricanes and other deadly situations, time is of the essence. The swift response of PETA’s rescue team can mean the difference between life and death for dogs, cats, and others.

Don’t Let Summer Melt Away Without Making These Frozen Treat Recipes

Ice cream, popsicles, and other frozen treats are icons of summer living – but when they’re homemade, they taste even sweeter. Making these desserts at home is a fun way to pass the long, light-filled days and build memories. As a bonus, your DIY sweets are likely to contain less sugar and more wholesome fruits, juices, and natural ingredients than…

This Fast-Casual Restaurant is Making Taco Tuesdays Even Better

Have you ever dreamed of a more vegan-friendly Chipotle? Tocaya Organica is the plant-forward fast-casual restaurant that you've been hoping for. Inspired by traditional Mexican dishes, Tocaya's menu is designed to be enjoyed by all eaters, serving “Modern Mexican” as you’ve never had it before. With 18 locations across California and Arizona…

Nationwide Crisis as Dogs Are Left in Hot Cars in South Carolina —PETA Provides Urgent Tips Here

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2021Contact: Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Two dogs were left inside a hot car in Myrtle Beach, and similar reports nationwide are rolling in at an out-of-control rate. For some dogs, including a K-9 who recently died after being left behind in a patrol car, help comes too late. This year, 42 dogs…

Urgent From PETA: Wildfire Survival Tips for Animals in California

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2021Contact: Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Riverside County, Calif. – Because the Chaparral fire continues to threaten Riverside County and evacuations are underway, animals are likely to die if abandoned.During evacuations, small animals such as cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, and gerbils should be placed securely…


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