Category Archive: News

Jan 02

United States’ First-Ever Vegan Butcher Shop to Open January 23rd in Minnesota

On January 23rd, The Herbivorous Butcher will open at 507 First Ave in Minneapolis, Minnesota, roughly a year after founders of the shop raised over $60,000 through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The shop is being opened by siblings Aubry and Kale Walch. Both have been spending the past several years “perfecting The Herbivorous Butcher’s deliciously …

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Dec 22

New Vegan “Super Condom” Kills HIV, Enhances Sexual Pleasure

A team of researchers out of Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center have developed a new entirely vegan condom made from hydrogel, a water-based material used in contact lenses and to heal cuts. The latext-free condom is lined with a plant-based antioxidant that kills HIV. Although the condom was designed specifically to help combat the …

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Dec 18

Daiya Bringing Back Original Recipe for Their Vegan Cheese Shreds

Recently Daiya, a much respected vegan food company that specializes in vegan cheeses, yogurts and cheesecakes, made an alteration to the recipes they use for their cheese shreds. Although some consumers were fans of the change, many others were disappointed in the fact that the cheese’s texture was changed entirely, having gone from having a …

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Dec 18

Ben & Jerry’s Launching Line of Vegan Almond Milk Ice Cream in 2016

The hugely popular ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has announced that their new line of entirely vegan almond milk ice cream will be launching in 2016. Although the company tested out a line of vegan ice cream flavors using various non-dairy milk alternatives such as soy and cashew milk, the company decided that almond …

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Dec 18

Wendy’s Now Offering Vegan Black Bean Burgers at Certain Locations

The international fast food franchise Wendy’s is currently offering a vegan black bean burger on its menu at multiple locations. Although all of the locations are currently located in Columbia, South Carolina, Wendy’s plan is to make the veggie burger an item at all of its locations, if it sells successfully. Below are the Wendy’s …

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Dec 17

U.S. National Institute of Health Ending Experiments on Baby Monkeys

The National Institute of Health (NIH) will be ending a 30-year long research program on baby monkeys, according to U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle. The program included tearing away infants from their mother at birth, and continually terrorizing them with things such as fake snakes and loud noises, forced alcoholism and being forced to live alone …

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Dec 16

You Can Soon 3D Print Your Own Vegan Gummy Candies From Home

The Berlin-based Magic Candy Factory will soon be making a lot of kids and kids-at-heart happy. The company has announced that using their website, you’ll soon be able to 3D print gummy candies directly from your home, all of which are entirely vegan. Each gummy will be designed on the Magic Candy Factory’s website by …

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Dec 16

Taco Bell’s New Vegetarian Certified Menu Features 26 Vegan Items

Taco Bell recently became the first quick service restaurant to ever have a portion of their menu certified vegetarian and vegan by the American Vegetarian Association. Now, it’s become clear exactly what those items are. The ready-made vegetarian options – most of which can be subbed to become vegan (we’ll list the vegan items below) …

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Dec 16

400 Million Less Farm Animals were Slaughtered in the U.S. in 2014 than in 2008

In a showing sign that Americans are slowing down their consumption of animals, data released by the Humane Society of the Untied States (HSUS) has found that there was 400 million less farm animals slaughtered in 2014 than in 2008. Despite this large drop, the number of farm animals slaughtered in 2014 was still absurdly …

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Dec 15

Study Finds Vegan Diet Can Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A new study published last month by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, has found that adhering to a vegan diet can decrease a person’s risk of prostate cancer. “According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer accounts for ∼27% of all incident cancer …

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Dec 15

Vegetarian Diet Decreases Mortality Rates, Finds Study

Those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet have a decreased risk of dying from causes such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and kidney failure, according to a large analysis published by the U.S. National Institute of Health and funded by the National Cancer Institute. For the analysis, a research team at Loma Linda University explored …

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Dec 15

Study: Plant Protein Lowers Risk of Death in Those With Kidney Disease

A new study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases has found that when those with chronic kidney disease increase their intake of plant protein, they significantly decrease their risk of death. For the study, researchers analyzed data from nearly 15,000 people who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. Of …

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