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February 2022

Burger Chain Fuddruckers Adds Vegan Cheese to the Menu: Where to Find It

Whether or not you’re familiar with burger chain Fuddruckers, once you hear the name, it's bound to stick in your mind. With nearly 100 locations across 25 states, Fuddruckers is working to place itself at the forefront of a growing vegan-friendly fast food industry. The burger joint is striving to better cater to plant-based consumers everywhere…

PETA to Rep. McDonald: Stop Supporting Whale-Killers, Back Vegan Businesses

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2022Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Portland, Maine – After Rep. Genevieve McDonald of Maine took to Twitter to slam PETA ads at Portland International Jetport that point out that fishing gear kills 300,000 whales and dolphins every year—an urgent message for New England, where the whale population is declining…

What Do Food Expiration Dates Really Mean? (And Is It OK to Eat Something After the ‘Best By’ Date?)

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+ . Do you toss foods in the trash as soon as the ‘best by’ date arrives? Have you stood in front of your open fridge debating if a particular food item was still edible or not? While food expiration dates are supposed to make it easy to determine what’s fresh and what’s not, things…

Photos: 250+ Fur Coats Sent to Refugees and Others From PETA Members During Freeze

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2022Contact: Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Islamabad, Pakistan – To help Afghan refugees and Pakistanis in need during freezing temperatures, PETA and PETA U.K. have sent more than 250 fur coats—all donated by people who experienced a change of heart about wearing fur—to Life for Relief and Development for distribution…

Is Your Beef Really Made in America? Probably Not. Here’s Why

Looking for another reason to stop eating meat? Labels that mislead consumers tell us that meat was "made in America" but could actually have come from somewhere else. US meat producers have been using a loophole in the law since 2015 to fudge the true origins of that hamburger meat or steak you see in the store. The beef with a “Made in America”…

Audra Labs Bids To Bring Meat-Free Streaky Bacon And Chicken Fillets To Singapore

Audra Labs Bids To Bring Meat-Free Streaky Bacon And Chicken Fillets To Singapore HomeAlt ProteinAudra Labs Bids To Bring Meat-Free Streaky Bacon And Chicken Fillets To Singapore

Meet Vegano – Canada’s Rising Meal Box and E-Commerce Phenomenon

When COVID-19 and lockdowns created a surge of interest in healthier, plant-based eating, one Canadian startup was perfectly positioned to seize the moment.  Vancouver’s Vegano Foods has quickly grown into a plant-based powerhouse by offering healthy meal boxes and a fast-growing online marketplace. The brand raised $4.2 million in an oversubscribed…

What Is Pączki Day? Here’s Where You Can Try a Vegan Version of the Polish Pastry

Published February 28, 2022 by Rachelle Owen. I’m about as Rust Belt as you can get. I grew up in Detroit, raised by a Polish immigrant and a mom who worked on an assembly line. And guess what—going vegan wasn’t hard at all. It’s easier than ever to replace every food you love with a vegan version, and that includes the beloved pączki! I have…

‘Misleading’ New Study Claims Eating Meat Helps You Live Longer

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Sorry vegans! Australian study finds eating MEAT correlates to a longer life expectancy,” say the Daily Mail headlines. The research compared life expectancy with meat consumption among the populations of 175 countries based on data from the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. Researchers found…

Uncertain Future for Little Dog Beaten With a Shoe—Help Keep Her Safe!

Footage captured on a video doorbell system in Atlanta shows a woman viciously pummeling a tiny dog. After PETA and local officials offered rewards, a suspect was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals and the two dogs in the alleged abuser’s custody were moved to safety. However, the future safety of the dogs may depend on a vigorous…

Help Ukraine – How to Donate Now For the Ukranian People and Animals

The people and animals in Ukraine need our help. The vegconomist team would be happy if you could support one of the following organisations with a generous donation. Thank you very much. Nova Ukraine: An non-profit organization focused on bringing humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations in Ukraine and spreading awareness of issues facing its residents…

Profiles in Cowardice: WaNPRC Officials Who Hide the Ugly Truth

The top brass at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC), overseen by the University of Washington (UW), want you to see adorable photos and videos of monkeys playing with pumpkins on Halloween but not recordings of the actual experiments that are performed there. And they go to great lengths to make sure you never see the gruesome…

The Ministry of Defence Wastes Taxpayer Money On Bear Slaughter To Make Ornamental Caps

Reading Time: 3 minutes Would you pay £1,710 for a cap made from a slaughtered bear, or choose a virtually identical fabric that doesn’t cost a penny? Cruelty-free, for free, is the obvious choice – unless you’re the Ministry of Defence (MoD), stuck in the past, apparently with plenty of taxpayers’ money to waste. Despite being offered specially…

5 Shocking GIFs That Duck Farms Would Never Want You to See

Did you know that to forage for food, sea ducks dive to a depth of up to 65 feet? Or that ducks can fly up to 60 mph? Or that these birds are meticulously clean animals? Clearly, ducks are amazing individuals. And just like humans and other animals, they don’t want to be killed for food or used for any other reason. So if you still eat their flesh…

Meat-Free Diet Reduces Cancer Risk By 14%, Says Oxford University Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new large-scale study, co-funded by World Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK, found that following a vegetarian or vegan diet is associated with the lowest risk of developing cancer when compared to eating meat, including fish. The Oxford-based team investigated the relationship between diet and cancer risk by analyzing…

Vegan Chef Quits Romanian MasterChef After Being Ordered To Cook Meat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following two successful rounds on Romanian MasterChef, Alex Lenghel made the decision to walk off the set, as judges ordered him to cook meat during the elimination round of the competition.  Vegan and professional athlete Alex Lenghel joined the latest season of MasterChef, as the show’s first-ever vegan contestant. Cooking…

How to Help Animals in Ukraine

What is happening right now in Ukraine is a tragedy and Veganuary hopes for peace to be restored as soon as possible. In addition to the many human victims of this war, cherished family pets and other animals have sadly been abandoned as people have fled for safety. There are many courageous people working at animal shelters and rescues in Ukraine who…

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

.tasty-recipes-quick-links { text-align:center; } .tasty-recipes-quick-links a { padding: 0.5rem; } Pancake day is tomorrow (Shrove Tuesday) so I wanted to share my recipe for The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They’re flipping delicious (pun intended). They are great fun to make with family and kids! WHO LOVES PANCAKES? I made pancakes at least…

Feds See Pigs Beaten at Smithfield; PETA Seeks Criminal Probe

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2022Contact: Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382Bladen County, N.C. – After obtaining U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) documentation revealing that workers repeatedly beat pigs with paddles at the Smithfield Fresh Meats slaughterhouse outside Tar Heel, PETA sent a letter today to Bladen County District Attorney Jon David…

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Sign up for The Beet's free daily newsletter and reach your healthy eating goals.If want vegan recipes that are healthy and delicious, sign up for the free Recipe of the Day newsletter and you'll get a recipe delivered to your inbox every morning. You'll also get nutrition news, product reviews, and more, all in one beautiful daily newsletter.Still…

Climate Disasters And Oil Spills – Is It Too Late To Save The Amazon Rainforest?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In January, Peru and Ecuador fell victim to a string of interconnected oil spills and climate disasters The drinking water of tens of thousands of people, including Indigenous communities, was polluted as a resultThe growingly vulnerable Amazon rainforest was also impacted, and countless animals lost their livesAn expanding…

Celebrate Mardi Gras with These 3 Traditional Recipes Made Vegan

Gather the beads, wear your faux-feathered face mask and glitzy costumes, and indulge in these three traditional Mardi Gras recipes all made vegan.Mardi Gras – which translates to "Fat Tuesday" in French – is all about cheerful celebrations and rich, fatty foods to fill up on before the 40-day long fasting period leading up to Easter known as…

PETA Supporters Donate Fur Coats to Afghanis and Pakistanis in Need

PETA U.S. and PETA U.K. sent more than 250 fur coats—all donated by people who had a change of heart about wearing fur—to Life for Relief and Development, which distributed them for warmth to Afghan refugees and Pakistanis in multiple villages and Afghan refugee camps in northern Pakistan.“Freezing temperatures are historically causing catastrophic…

10 Best Vegan Pancake Recipes

Some of our favourite vegan pancake recipes, from healthy to downright decadent Image Credit: Unsplash Who doesn’t love pancakes? Perfect for breakfast and brunch, as well as tucking into for Pancake Day, they’re easy to throw together and endlessly customisable. You may think eggs are essential for the perfect light, fluffy pancakes, but we’re…

Could LA’s Electric Fire Truck Spark a Clean Energy Future?

Los Angeles firefighters will soon be putting out flames in a new, sustainable ride. The city is set to debut the country’s first-ever electric fire truck. And it looks like something straight out Transformers. The new, planet-friendly, firefighting truck is a shining example of Los Angeles’ larger goal of a clean energy future. But is LA’s transition…

With New Startup, Africa Joins the Growing Animal-Free Dairy Movement

Africa’s first precision fermentation company, De Novo Dairy, is creating dairy-identical milk proteins without exploiting animals. Based in Cape Town, the startup is applying fermentation technology which involves using microbial hosts as cell factories to create animal-free milk proteins that are molecularly identical to those in cow’s milk. It…

Bosque Foods: “Harnessing the Power of Fungi to Bring Mycelium-Based Whole-Cut Meat Alternatives to the Market”

Mycelium pioneer Bosque Foods (formerly Kinoko Labs) unveiled its whole-cut mushroom-based meat alternatives for the first time in Europe during a private tasting at the ProVeg Incubator in Berlin earlier this month, when key alt-protein and food-tech investors were treated to alt-pork fillets in Vietnamese bao buns and alt-chicken fillets, all created…

Easy and Delicious Vegan Gumbo For Mardi Gras

This easy vegan gumbo is delicious, heartwarming, and full of flavor and texture, a perfect dish to serve for Mardi Gras. Traditional Louisiana gumbo is made with meat and/or seafood, but you won’t miss those ingredients in our vegan version thanks to a well-flavored broth and a lovely mix of veggies.Vegan Gumbo is totally customizable, so feel…

World’s First Plant-Based Covid Vaccine “Covifenz” Approved by Canada

Becoming the first country to approve the plant-based Covid-19 vaccine Covifenz, Canada sets the first milestone for a cost-effective approach to vaccine development. Canada-based biopharma company Medicago, which is part-funded by Philip Morris International (PMI), announced the development of a plant-based Covid-19 vaccine in 2020. Following the news…

Better Dairy Raises €22M at Forefront of Cow-Free Dairy Cheese

February 28, 2022 1646053106 Categories ©Better Dairy Better Dairy has raised $22 million in Series A funding, as the UK foodtech continues to develop its animal-free dairy portfolio. Using precision fermentation, Better Dairy is developing several aged and mature animal-free cheeses that it claims are molecularly identical to traditional dairy without…

Alpro oat growing up drink 1-3+

Ingredients Oat base (Water, Oat (7,8%)), Vegetable oils (Rapeseed, Sunflower) , Pea protein, Maltodextrin, Calcium (Calcium carbonate), Natural flavour, Acidity regulator (Potassium phosphates), Stabiliser (Gellan gum), Iron, Potassium Iodide, Zinc, Vitamins (A, B2, B9, B12, C, D2). Oat base (Water, Oat (7,8%)), Vegetable oils (Rapeseed, Sunflower)…

Vegan Smoothie Bowl With Tahini, Coffee, Buckwheat, and Coconut

Buckwheat and cashews give this deliciously satiating smoothie bowl from the Smorgasbowl cookbook plenty of plant-based protein, so it’s guaranteed to carry you through a busy day. A smooth blend of coffee, tahini, and dates lend satisfying sweetness and balance the flavors of bitter and sweet. What you need: For the bowl: 1 cup raw cashews, soaked…

One Planet Pizza aims to be the number1 vegan frozen pizza brand with 2nd crowdfunding round

One Planet Pizza, the plant-based pizza company has raised over £150,000  since commencing its crowdfunding campaign on the Seedrs platform; this equals 78% of its target amount! To continue with this work, the founders, father and son Mike and Joe Hill are inviting new and current partners to invest to help the business grow to its absolute potential…

New APAC Alt Protein Fund Launches to Fund “Asia’s Future Food-Tech Unicorns”

A newly launched VC firm serving APAC called Better Bite Ventures sets out with a $15 million fund and an initial portfolio of ten startups encompassing plant-based and cell-based alternatives from the region. Better Bites claims to be the first of its kind covering alt protein in Asia Pacific and aims to work with pre-seed and seed-stage companies…

Simple vegan pancake recipe to try this pancake day!

Tomorrow is Pancake Day and of course, you want to find a cruelty-free version of the traditional pancake recipe your family always made when you were a child. Fear not! It’s really very easy to make the fluffiest, lightest pancakes without the addition of eggs.   There are so many variations of vegan pancake recipes out there but for us, we like…

DAD’s Meal Delivery: The Most Affordable Vegan Delivery Service in London?

DAD’s meal delivery service was launched last April in London, UK. The service offers fresh plant-based and gluten-free meals delivered to customers’ homes or offices at lunchtime. Unlike other services, only one meal option is offered per day. According to founder David Jenkins, who has years of experience in the food industry, this is so the company…

Betterland Foods: “Cow-Free Milk” Made With Perfect Day Whey Protein

Betterland Foods is a US foodtech company that has developed highly realistic “cow-free milk” with whey protein made via precision fermentation. The company was founded by Lizanne Falsetto, who previously founded protein bar company think!. When Falsetto heard about Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy proteins, she had the idea of developing a vegan…

German Federal Health Minister Calls for 80% Cut in Meat Consumption

In an interview with Der Spiegel, The German Federal Health Minister Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach has suggested that initiatives should be introduced to dramatically cut meat consumption in the country. Lauterbach said this would be essential in order to meet sustainability targets, suggesting that meat should be taxed to make it less affordable and alt-meat…

Fermented Mycelium Startup Keen 4 Greens Secures $2 Million For Clean Label Vegan Meat

Fermented Mycelium Startup Keen 4 Greens Secures $2 Million For Clean Label Vegan Meat HomeAlt ProteinFermented Mycelium Startup Keen 4 Greens Secures $2 Million For Clean Label Vegan Meat

UK Activist Brand VFC Launches Vegan Fried Chicken In The US

UK Activist Brand VFC Launches Vegan Fried Chicken In The US HomeAlt ProteinUK Activist Brand VFC Launches Vegan Fried Chicken In The US

PETA Germany Mobilizes on Polish Border to Help Families Fleeing War-Torn Ukraine

Shortly after Russia attacked Ukraine, animal welfare organizations and humanitarian organizations made their way to the border areas to provide aid to those in need. A team from PETA Germany also traveled to the Polish border on Friday, the 25th of February 2022, to provide on-site assistance. As of February 27, 64 civilians have been killed during…

Rowntree’s Fruit Gums Vegan Friendly Sweets Sharing Bag

£1 in Asda Ingredients Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Starch, Gum Arabic, Acids (Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid), Concentrated Fruit Juice (1%) (Apple, Blackcurrant, Orange, Lime, Strawberry, Lemon), Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate), Flavourings, Colours (Anthocyanins, Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Beta-Carotene, Curcumin), Glazing…

Mrs Crimble’s 4 Soft Oaty Bakes With Chocolate 160G

£2.50 Tesco INGREDIENTS Glucose Syrup, Gluten Free Oats (15%), Dessicated Coconut (15%), Sugar, Water, Humectants: Sorbitol, Glycerol, Chocolate (5%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin), Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Dextrose, Vegetable Fat (Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Oil), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (1%), Modified Starch…

GRO Vegan Raspberry Croissant 40g

Co-op Stores – £1 Ingredients: WHEAT flour, water, vegetable fat 17% (non-hydrogenated palm oil, water, non-hydrogenated coconut oil, non-hydrogenated rapeseed oil, salt emulsifier (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids), acidity regulator (lactic acid), natural flavouring), raspberry filling 16% (glucose-fructose syrup, raspberries 6%, sugar, gelling…

Birds Eye Hot & Fiery Onion Rings 450G

Onion rings formed from chopped onions coated in a spicy batter, lightly fried. £2 in Tesco Ingredients Onion (57%), Flour (Wheat, Maize), Sunflower Oil, Starch (Wheat, Modified Wheat), Sugar, Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate), Salt, Dextrose, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chilli Flakes, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Spices…

Specially Selected Peri Peri Skin On Fries 400g

Aldi – £1.49 Ingredients: Potato (90%), Sunflower Oil, 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫, Salt, Modified Potato Starch, Rice 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫, Maize Starch, Paprika, Sugar, Cayenne Pepper, White Pepper, Yeast Extract, Acid: Citric Acid; Paprika Extract, Turmeric Extract, Colour: Curcumin; Birds Eye Chilli, Spice Extract, Thyme Extract…

Morrisons Plant Revolution Spinach Ravioli & Creamy Tomato Sauce 350g

Morrisons £3.50 Ingredients Tomato (29%), Water, Cooked Pasta (15%) (Durum Wheat Semolina, Water), Red Pepper (6%), Onion, Spinach (4%), Coconut Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Tomato Purée, Soya Protein Concentrate, Sugar, Garlic Purée, Cornflour, Potato Flake, Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Salt, Herbs, Gelling Agent…

Morrisons Plant Revolution No Chicken Sweet & Sour & Tofu Rice 350g

Morrisons £3.50 Ingredients Water, Cooked Marinated Soya Protein Slices (16%) (Water, Soya Protein Concentrate, Rapeseed Oil, Cornflour, Ginger Purée, Garlic Purée, Fermented Soybean, Wheat, Salt, Flavouring), Long Grain Rice, Sugar, Onion, Red Pepper (2%), Pineapple (2%), Soybean, Rapeseed Oil, Peas, Tomato Paste, Comflour, Concentrated Pineapple…

The 8 Best Places to Eat Vegan and Plant Based in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore gained the nickname “Charm City” when advertising exec Bill Evan wrote that Baltimore “has more history and unspoiled charm tucked away in quiet corners than most American cities out in the spotlight.”The city is home to a dynamic community of artists, actors, musicians, and an influx of young professionals who love it for its location…

Grounded Protein M*lkshake Chocolate (490ml)

Available in Selfridges, Planet Organic, TVK and more Ingredients: Water, Organic Sunflower Protein, Pea Protein, Coconut Cream, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Fairtrade Cocoa Powder, Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Pink Himalayan Salt.


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