Category Archive: News

May 20

Study: Fruit Intake in Adolescents and Young Adults Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

A new study conducted at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and published in the British Medical Journal, has found that consuming high levels of fruit as a teenager – and oranges and kale as a young adult – can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. For the study, researchers took data from …

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May 19

Baileys Introduces New Almond Milk Liqueur

Baileys, famous for their liqueurs, has introduced a new liqueur made with almond milk. “Our almondmilk is made from sweet almond oil and almond essence (extracted from crushed almonds), cane sugar and purified water with a touch of real vanilla”, Baileys states on their website. “This smooth spirit blends the luscious, nutty flavors of real …

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May 19

Number of Vegans in Britain More than Triples in Past 10 Years

A new study conducted by Ipsos MORI, and commissioned by the Vegan Society and Vegan Life Magazine, has found that there are over half a million people following a vegan diet in Britain, an over 350% increase over the past decade. According to the study – the largest of its kind ever conducted in Britain …

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May 18

Study: Vegan Blood Drastically More Effective At Combating Prostate Cancer Cells

A new study published in the Journal of Urology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that the blood of those following a vegan diet is almost eight times more effective at combating prostate cancer cells than the blood of those following a typical American diet that includes the regular …

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May 18

Vegan Marshmallows Now Available at Trader Joe’s

Although not impossible, finding vegan marshmallows is a challenge, especially if you live outside of big cities like Seattle and San Francisco. However, Trader Joe’s has made a big move in making this task easier by offering their own brand of vegan marshmallows. Even better, 10 ounce bags retail at just $2.99, considerably lower than …

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May 02

Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Passes Bill to Ban Sale of Bred Dogs, Cats and Rabbits

In a unanimous 12 to 0 decision the Los Angeles City Council has given approval to an ordinance that will explicitly prohibit the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits. Instead, pet stores wanting to distribute animals will need to partner with adoption centers to help promote the adoption of rescue animals. Los Angeles …

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Apr 27

Majority of Americans Plan to Eat More Plant-Based Foods this Years, Finds Study

According to a new Wakefield Research study, a majority (55%) of those in the United States plan to eat more plant-based food this year. Of the 55% of those who say they plan to eat more plant-based foods this year, 36% plan to eat “somewhat more”, with roughly 1 in 5 planning to eat “much …

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Apr 22

Study: 99.6% in Germany have Herbicide in their System, Less for Vegetarians/Vegans

In an alarming and some would say horrifying new study, 99.6% of those in Germany have the herbicide glyphosate in their system, EurActiv Germany reports. Glyphosate is used in Roundup, one of the most popular products sold by Monsanto. The study conducted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation – with 2,009 participants – found that 99.6% …

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Apr 20

PETA Names the Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has released their 2016 list of the top vegan cities in the United States, and some of the cities on the list may surprise a few people. Below is the full list: 1. Portland, Oregon Portland Oregon | Michael Silberstein | CC BY 2.0 This year, Portland, …

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Apr 19

Report: Almond Milk Sales Up 7.8% in 2015, Dairy Milk Sales Down 7%

Americans are switching from Dairy-based milks to plant-based milks such as almond milk at a rapid pace, according to a new report by Nielsen. “In fact, almond milk is now America’s favorite milk substitute, boasting sales growth of 250% over the past five years”, according to the report. “During that same period, however, the total …

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Apr 16

Whole Foods Now Offering Own Brand of Frozen Vegan Pizza

For the first time in the popular grocery store’s history, Whole Foods is offering a frozen vegan pizza as part of its 365 line of natural products, an announcement that’s sure to excite vegan Whole Food shoppers across the country. The new pizza – which has a whole wheat crust – features Daiya vegan cheese …

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Apr 14

Octopus Escapes Aquarium, Finds Way to Ocean Through Nearby Drain

In a scene that seems like it’s right out of a Pixar movie, an octopus at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier has found freedom after escaping from his tank, scurrying across the floor, and finding his way into the Pacific Ocean through a nearby drain. According to Rob Yarral, the aquarium’s manager, …

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