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Vegetarian Times is heading out to the desert – and we want to see you there! And since you’re a Vegetarian Times digital subscriber or Outside+ member, you’ll get VIP access to our plant-based party. RSVP below and we’ll put you on the guest list and hook you up with some special surprises on site. A festival weekend party presented by Vegetarian…

Earth Month Fast-Food Specials, April Fools’ Funnies, and More Vegan News of the Week

It seems that every week in vegan food news is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. For Earth Month, vegan fast-food chains Veggie Grill and Next Level Burger are celebrating with new menu items and promotions. An Everything Bagel-seasoned vegan chocolate just launched for all your 4/20 needs. And this year’s April Fools’ jokes—brought…

Vegan Athlete Makes History, Breaks 6 Records At British Powerlifting Championships

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan powerlifter and two-time British champion Sophia Ellis is living proof that you don’t need meat to be strong. The athlete made history last month at the British Women’s Classic Championships in Lochgelly, Scotland, where she competed in the U76kg open class. There, Ellis broke six national records and pulled off the…

Paul McCartney Tells Starbucks to Stop the Vegan Milk Surcharge

Sir Paul McCartney is asking Starbucks to drop its vegan milk surcharge in the United States. The legendary Beatles bassist penned a letter to outgoing Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson to urge him to make the change before he retires on April 4.  “It recently came to my attention that Starbucks in the USA has an extra charge for plant-based milks as opposed…

New Vegan Options Debut at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Plant-based guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter have found the available vegan options during their visits to be less than magical. But now, the Universal Orlando Resort just launched four new plant-based menu items at select restaurants and food stands around the theme park.Beneath the massive wizarding school, guests will be able to…

The Jonas Brothers Bring Their Favorite Backstage Vegan Snack to 2,800 Walmart Stores

This week, pop rock band the Jonas Brothers launched Rob’s Backstage Popcorn, their favorite vegan snack, at 2,800 Walmart stores nationwide. Initially introduced to consumers in 2021 during the Jonas Brothers Remember This Tour, the specially seasoned vegan brand was created by Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas and next-gen consumer good business The Naked…

IntegriCulture Becomes First to Cultivate Cells Without Animal Serum at 1/60th of Cost 

April 1, 2022 1648832410 Categories Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology Cultivated foie gras ©IntegriCulture IntegriCulture Inc. claims to have performed the first successful cultivation of chicken and duck liver-derived cells in an animal serum-free basal medium. Using the company’s proprietary CulNet system the cost has been estimated to…

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Morning Routine

Sometimes no matter how well you sleep, waking up just isn’t easy. Late nights, inconsistent sleep, life’s stressors, and packed schedules can pin us to the mattress. But you can make your mornings a little bit easier by taking these five suggestions to adjust your routine and promote a fresh and uplifting start to the day.  Leave Your Phone Outside…

Vegan Chocolate Ombre Cheesecake

.tasty-recipes-quick-links { text-align:center; } .tasty-recipes-quick-links a { padding: 0.5rem; } This Vegan Chocolate Ombré Cheesecake is delicious and easy to make! A rich cookies and cream brownie topped with dark, milk and white chocolate cheesecake layers, making this a tasty, show-stopper dessert perfect for any occasion! This recipe has been…

This Little Piggy Makes Pre-Easter Plea in Pittsburgh: ‘I’m ME, Not MEAT’

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2022Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Pittsburgh – Because the city has the third-largest number of observers of the Easter holiday in the U.S. and is located in one of the country’s top pork-producing states, PETA has placed a pre-Easter message on Pittsburgh buses calling on everyone to “see the individual”…

This Little Piggy Makes Pre-Easter Plea in Minneapolis: ‘I’m ME, Not MEAT’

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2022Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Minneapolis – Because the city is located in the country’s second top pork-producing state, PETA has placed a sky-high, pre-Easter message across the street from the Basilica of Saint Mary calling on everyone to “see the individual” behind each ham roast and opt for animal-free…

Best April Fools Joke of 2022 Goes To Vegan Meat Company, THIS

Reading Time: < 1 minute This morning we woke up to one of the UK’s most iconic broadcasters, Michael Buerk, reporting on a shocking new exposé. The story appears to reveal the meat industry’s latest ‘meat fraud’, in a new scandal set to rock the food industry. Then we remembered the date. Did you get caught out today? THIS one really did…

“I Tried Vegan Sushi & Vegan Sashimi and Here’s What I Thought”

Beyond Sushi never fails to surprise sushi lovers with its innovative plant-based seafood, but I recently experienced a whole new level of creativity during my most recent order of vegan sushi and vegan sashimi. If you love sushi but have sworn off fish, this fishless seafood is going to blow your mind.It had been a while since I had checked out Beyond…

‘Star Trek’ Universe Gets Its First Vegan Captain Kirk in Paul Wesley

The Star Trek universe is about to get its first vegan Captain Kirk with Paul Wesley—who has been cast to play the young James T. Kirk in season two of the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds series. Wesley will join the cast as a young Captain Kirk, an iconic character first played by William Shatner in the original Star Trek series. Star Trek: Strange…

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Traumatized Baby Monkey Decries Cruelty at Primate Research Centers in Provocative Street Art

PETA-Sponsored Artwork Will Spotlight the Hidden Suffering of Monkeys at the California National Primate Research Center For Immediate Release: April 1, 2022Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382Davis, Calif. – Starting today, local residents will be confronted by images of a cowering baby monkey torn away from her mother to be imprisoned and tormented…

Traumatized Baby Monkey to Decry Cruelty at Primate Research Centers in Provocative Street Art

PETA-Sponsored Artwork Will Spotlight the Hidden Suffering of Monkeys at the California National Primate Research Center For Immediate Release: April 1, 2022Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382Davis, Calif. – Starting today, local residents will be confronted by images of a cowering baby monkey torn away from her mother to be imprisoned and tormented…

Can Vegan Fast Food Companies Take On McDonald’s? Welcome Ready Burger

Reading Time: 4 minutes Plant-based meat has been around for decades, with small but mighty vegan companies working overtime to improve technology, gain consumer trust, increase transparency, and break stereotypes around plant-based eating. The sector has continued to grow, with vegan and vegetarian meat not only becoming more “realistic” and affordable…

Subway Thailand Adds MEAT ZERO Patty Created by Meat Giant CP Foods

Subway Thailand announces the launch of Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty in collaboration with MEAT ZERO, a plant-based subsidiary of meat giant CP Foods. The product, created in collaboration with About Passion, is available now across the country. CP Foods, Thailand’s largest agrifood company, has been increasingly occupied in the field of alt protein…

Leather Destroys: It’s Killing Animals and Our Planet

You’ve probably heard the phrase “dress for the job you want,” but there’s no standard uniform for environmental heroes. We know one thing without a doubt, though: Leather made from animals’ skin is one of the worst things for the environment and the other species with whom we share the planet. Read on to find out how leather destroys and…

Care About The Planet? Then Either Go Vegan Or Put A Cork In It

Mogale Meat Unveils Africa’s First Cultivated Chicken Breast

South Africa’s Mogale Meat reports to vegconomist that On March 30th, the company produced what it says is the first cultivated chicken not only in South Africa, but in all of the African continent. The chicken breast is composed of real chicken muscle and fat cells blended with what it refers to as a “mushroom matrix”. This is the first prototype…

21 Meatless Monday Recipes Everyone Will Love

To gear up for Meatless Monday, we rounded up 21 meat-free recipes so you can avoid a "What's for dinner?" head-scratcher. These easy recipes will make sure you never miss the chicken in your pot pie, meat crumbles in your tacos, or bacon in your carbonara. Trust us, even your carnivorous uncle who loves to remind you that he just doesn't get this…

The 7 Incredible Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Dates

Dates, the sweet little jewels that grow on date palms in many desert and tropical areas, are packed full of important nutrients and make a great natural sweetener in recipes.Dates have long been used in traditional and alternative medicines, as well as in religious traditions, and have a special significance for Muslims. Date palms are mentioned more…

How can we look after our heart health?

Looking after your heart health is very important in order to prevent Cardiovascular Disease (CVD); a variety of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including stroke, heart attack, vascular dementia etc. Unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and the harmful use of alcohol can all contribute to CVD – but by implementing…

Please Donate: Vegan Meals for Refugees in Ukraine

Vegconomist will now support a project for vegan meals for refugees in the Ukrainian city of Lviv/Lemberg for at least half a year. You too can help with your donation. These are the initiators and their project, who urgently need your support: We are Marta and Oksana Khomiak (sisters), vegan activists from Lviv in Ukraine Lviv Vegan Kitchen is a volunteer…

Homemade Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Bars

These simple, vegan chocolate bars from the Orchids + Sweet Tea cookbook have a nice snap on the outside and a melt-in-your-mouth texture on the inside—and are easily adaptable by adding nut butters, crunchy toppings, and sweet swirl-ins.  What you need: For the chocolate bar: 1¼ cups chopped cacao butter 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted 1 cup…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Our Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is so delicious that it'll convert any meat lover! It's bursting with flavor thanks to the real, wholesome ingredients in it like onions, celery, and the perfect combination of spices. This chili is full of flavor and will impress even the most demanding crowd. #feast-advanced-jump-to { z-index: 999; border: none; opacity…

Greta Thunberg to publish a ‘go-to source’ climate book telling ‘the unvarnished truth’

Leading Startups Gather at “Taste the Future” to Showcase the Best in Alt-Protein

On March 24th, over 100 guests from journalism, finance and the alt-protein industry gathered at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for Taste the Future: an exclusive culinary experience showcasing some of the best innovations in animal-free protein. Organized by SOS Ventures and Apeiron Investment Group, the event featured host appearances by Paul Wesley…

Aqua Cultured Foods Launches Seed Funding Round Amidst Output Spike

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What to Eat When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+ . Type 2 diabetes accounts for 95 percent of all diagnosed cases and more than 34 million Americans have it. Type 2 diabetes doesn’t affect people of just one body type, gender, age or race. In fact, anyone can get type 2 diabetes over time. All types of diabetes occur as a result of…

MycoTechnology Secures $85 Million To Further Capitalise On Fermentation Platform With Worldwide Product Launches

MycoTechnology Secures $85 Million To Further Capitalise On Fermentation Platform With Worldwide Product Launches HomeAlt ProteinMycoTechnology Secures $85 Million To Further Capitalise On Fermentation Platform With Worldwide Product Launches

First Vegan Food Options Arrive at Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme area at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL has added its first vegan-labeled menu items at various restaurants and food stands. Prior to adding these new vegan meal options, guests looking for plant-based options within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter were relegated to a combination of some of the…

DNR Director’s Fishing Fine Prompts PETA to Say ‘We’ll Pay!’

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022Contact: Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Kayla Lyon was cited for fishing without a license on March 21, so PETA let fly a letter to her today offering to reimburse her for the fine if she agrees to leave aquatic animals alone and, instead, take up “trash…

Impossible Foods’ New Vegan Sausage Links Launch in Time for BBQ Season

Following the debut of its plant-based pork, Impossible Foods just unveiled new plant-based sausage links. The meat alternative brand is keeping up with its commercial promises by expanding its plant-based selections. The new Impossible Sausage Links Made From Plants will be available this month at grocery stores nationwide, featuring three flavors…

Planet Based Foods Gets New Listing on OTCQB Market and DTC Approval

Planet Based Foods, which produces hemp-based meat products, announces the company has begun trading its subordinate voting shares on the US-based OTCQB equity market under the symbol “PBFFF”. In addition to trading in the US, Planet Based Foods’ subordinate voting shares continue to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)  as “PBF”…

Tech Transfer Agrifood Investment to Bring Aberyne Vegan Foie Gras to Spain

March 31, 2022 1648754946 Categories Investments & Finance Foie Green. Image courtesy of Ficoba Tech Transfer Agrifood, the Spanish VC fund, has become a shareholder in Aberyne, a French start-up making vegan foie gras. Through this investment, TTAF will help the company behind the popular Foie Green to expand to other countries, including Spain. …

Eating Plant-Based Twice a Week is Equivalent to Planting 14 Billion Trees

Saving the environment could be as easy as switching your diet. Most people worry that shifting to an entirely plant-based diet is too difficult, but it doesn't have to require that much effort. For every meal without meat, the environment sees significant benefits. New data from the German food-tech start-up GREENFORCE just revealed that switching…

Fish-Free Omega-3 Sources Slash Risk of Fatal Heart Disease by 20 Percent

The plant-based version of omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), can benefit heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to new research published in medical journal Advances in Nutrition. Previous research has linked omega-3s with a lower risk of heart disease, but this conclusion was based on omega-3s from fish and other…

Could Microalgae Oil Replace Palm Oil? Researchers Think So

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oil from microalgae could be a healthier, more environmentally sustainable substitute for palm oil, according to a new study. In the February issue of the Journal of Applied Phycology, researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore described how they produced oil from microalgae and discovered positive health…

Andrew Zimmern Is Now Advising a Plant-Based Chicken Brand

As the co-creator, host, and executive producer of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern has tried it all—fermented shark meat, tarantulas… even cane toads. So the celebrity chef’s latest job role may come as a surprise. Zimmern has signed on as Next Gen Foods’ business and culinary advisor for its flagship vegan chicken brand…

Crayola and PETA Release First-Ever ‘Paint-Throwing Kit’ for Kids

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Norfolk, Va. – For National Crayon Day (today), to give children a colorful way to work off their excess energy and engage their creativity, PETA is excited to have teamed up with Crayola for the launch of a new product: The Little Animal Rights Activist’s First Paint-Throwing…

Sir Paul McCartney to Starbucks: ‘Don’t Let Me Down’—Lose Vegan Milk Surcharge!

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2022Contact: Moira Colley 202-483-7382Seattle – Ahead of his upcoming tour stop in Seattle, where Starbucks is based, Sir Paul McCartney is asking the company to end its surcharge on plant-based milks. In a just-sent letter, the longtime PETA ally urges CEO Kevin Johnson to leave a parting gift for cows and the planet…

Good ‘Vriday’! PETA Urges Catholic Leaders to Embrace Fish-Free Lent

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Norfolk, Va. – Because Catholics often opt to eat fish on Good Friday—which is on April 15 this year—PETA’s Christian outreach division, LAMBS (“Least Among My Brothers and Sisters” from Matthew 25:50), has sent a proposition of nonviolence to cardinals who lead U.S…

Giant ‘Fish’ to Make Waves at World’s Largest Fishing Event

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022Contact: Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382Springfield, Mo. – “My Life Is in Your Hands” is the message that everyone, including country star Luke Bryan and NASCAR champion Noah Gragson, will see outside the World’s Fishing Fair, courtesy of a PETA billboard that will circle the 50th anniversary event at Bass Pro…

Feds See Lamb Kicked in Face at Slaughterhouse; PETA Seeks Kill-Floor Cameras

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382Dillsburg, Pa. – Following a federal report documenting that an employee at Dillsburg Halal Meat kicked a hoisted, dying lamb, whose throat had been slashed, “very hard in the nose” and laughed when a federal official said this was unacceptable, PETA fired off a letter this…

Vegan Easter Loaf Cake

.tasty-recipes-quick-links { text-align:center; } .tasty-recipes-quick-links a { padding: 0.5rem; } This Vegan Easter Loaf Cake with a hidden chocolate bunny cake in a vanilla sponge, made using the hidden design technique, it looks so impressive and clever but is easier to make than you think! This loaf is perfect if you want to give hidden designs…

‘A Major Threat to Primate Conservation’—Experts Condemn Kidnapping Other Primates for Experimentation

Major milestone! For the first time, the International Primatological Society (IPS)—one of the largest primate research and conservation organizations in the world—has spoken out against kidnapping other primates to be used in cruel experiments. The organization issued a landmark statement calling for laboratories to end their use of wild-caught…

PETA and Crayola Release ‘Little Animal Rights Activist’s First Paint-Throwing Kit’ so Kids Can Make Activism a Blast

Ready, aim, fire! You don’t need a canvas to make painting a blast. With the PETA and Crayola Little Animal Rights Activist’s First Paint-Throwing Kit, kids can take their love for animals—and their natural energy—to the next level by shooting an arc of water-based, washable paint on anyone wearing wool, fur, leather, or any other cruelly obtained…


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