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Apr 13

Raw Vegan Cake Sets Guinness World Record at German Food Festival

A cake made at Rohvolution – a raw, vegan food festival in Germany – has set the Guinness World Record for the largest vegan cake ever made! The cake, which was created by Hotel Essentis Biohotel Berlin, weighs in at a whopping 857 pounds. In addition to being entirely vegan, the cake was made of …

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Apr 13

Italy’s First All-Vegan Kindergarten Now Open

Italy’s first all-vegan kindergarten is now officially open in the city of Milan. “We love and respect all animals, so we do not use any food originated from their exploitation (not only meat and fish, but also eggs, dairy and honey)”, Naturà told the Italian news outlet La Stampa Chronicles. “Our dishes are therefore 100% vegan.” …

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Apr 13

Study: Meat-Eaters More Likely to be Aggressive and Suicidal Due to Parasitic Infection

A study published last month in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that those infected with the toxoplasma gondi parasite – which is typically obtained through undercooked meat, but also from infected cats and contaminated water – are twice as likely to have a rage disorder, making them more likely to be aggressive and suicidal. …

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Apr 11

Investment Group Formed to Help Finance Vegan Companies

A new invest group has been formed to help give a boost of momentum to the already rapidly growing vegan food market. New Crop Capital, a “specialized private venture capital fund”, has already raised over $25 million in capital with investments to companies such as Gelzen, which makes vegan gelatin, and Beyond Meats, which makes …

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Apr 07

NFL Player Goes Vegan

A player from the National Football League, Tyrann Mathieu, recently tweeted that he has become vegan. The star safety became a starter last season for his team, the Arizona Cardinals, even after enduring a season-ending ACL tear the year before. Mathieu was a standout in college at Louisiana State University, where his tenacity earned him …

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Apr 05

San Francisco’s First Vegan and Gluten-Free Bakery Now Open

San Francisco now has an entirely vegan and gluten-free bakery in the newly opened Wholesome Bakery, located at 3376 18th St. between Mission and Capp. Products by the Wholesome Bakery can be found in two dozen stores throughout San Francisco and Berkley, but the new San Fran-based Wholesome Bakery is the company’s first brick-and-mortar bakery.

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Mar 31

Iran Bans Circuses Featuring Wild Animals

Iran – following Greece, Mexico, the Netherlands, Belgium and Bolivia – has officially banned wild animal circuses across each of its 31 states. The move, which was made this week by the nation’s Department of Environment, will lead to the immediately closure of at least 13 wild animal circuses across the country. The move – …

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Mar 31

U.S. Green Party Creates Animal Rights Committee

In a move to help ensure that animal rights is at the forefront of the nation’s political conversation, the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) has agreed to establish an Animal Rights Committee. The decision to create the Animal Rights Committee within the party was made by the GPUS National Committee, which voted 67 …

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Mar 31

Major Grocery Chain Commits to Selling Only Cage-free Eggs

Minneapolis-based SUPERVALU announced yesterday its commitment to sell only cage-free eggs by the year 2025. In fact, the company says the day of 100 percent cage-free eggs could come even earlier, depending on supply, affordability and demand. Presently, cage-free eggs account for only 12 percent of company-wide egg sales. With over 3,400 owned, licensed, franchised, …

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Mar 24

Armani Going Fur-Free by Year’s End

The Armani Group – a leading produer of high-end clothing, with billions of dollars in annual revenue – has announced that they’ll be ending the use of animal fur in all of their products by the fall/winter 2016 season. The move is being made in agreement with the Fur Free Alliance. “I am pleased to …

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Mar 24

Barcelona Vote Supports Vegans, Vegetarians

On Tuesday, March 22, officials in Barcelona’s economic commission held a vote for the city to become “a friend of vegan and vegetarian culture.” The motion, put forth by the Catalan Republican Left, received support from Barcelona en Comú group currently in power, the Catalan Socialists, the Convergència party, and the leftist CUP. Two other …

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Mar 24

Daiya Vegan Cheese Available in Over 20,000 Stores and Restaurants

In a huge sign of the rapidly growing demand and availability of vegan cheese, Daiya has announced that their vegan cheese can currently be found in over 20,000 stores and restaurants, making them the most wide-spread vegan cheese company in the world. Daiya – which also produces other vegan products such as cheesecakes, pizzas and …

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