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Medical Center Prioritizing Plant-based Diets Opens in D.C.

The District of Columbia has just gotten a progressive new medical facility. The Barnard Medical Center, founded by the respected doctor of the same name, is a primary care center both in form and function. What makes this facility special is its unique focus on proper nutrition and diet, especially those that are plant-based. Dr. …

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New Dietary Guidelines Released in the US, Calls for Eating More Vegetables

The U.S. government today released updated nutritional guidelines that encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat in an effort to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is one of the nation’s leading resource for evidence-based …

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Musician Moby Donating 100% of Profits from Vegan Restaurant to Animal Welfare Groups

In November, electronic musician Moby opened up an entirely vegan restaurant in Los Angeles called Little Pine. Now, the singer and activist has announced that 100% of the profits brought in from that restaurant will go to nonprofit animal welfare groups. “Opening little pine was never meant to be a conventional entrepreneurial endeavor”, Moby tells …

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Four-Time NBA Champion Calls on Michelle Obama to Go Vegan

In an open letter, Four-time NBA champion John Salley has called on First Lady Michelle Obama to take PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 30-day vegan pledge. According to Salley, her doing so would “set an example for families across the country.” “I am writing to you as a father, athlete, wellness advocate, …

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The Top 10 Vegan News Stories of 2015

Below is a list of the top 10 vegan news stories of the year, courtesy of Hannah Sentenac at LatestVeganNews.com. Here we go: 10. Follow Your Heart Releasing Vegan Egg Substitute You Can Scramble Given the wild popularity of the VeganEgg, it’s no surprise that this story made the list. Since its release, the product has …

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“Vegan Recipes” Makes Pinterest’s List of Top Search Terms of 2015

In another sign that veganism is rapidly growing throughout the U.S. and world, Pinterest has released its year-end report of the top 10 search terms, finding “vegan recipes” to be one of the most searched terms in the United States. The United States’ top 10 list includes Harry Potter, Lob hair, Iceland, Men’s fashion, Pallet …

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Israel Legislature Unanimously Votes to Reform Nation’s Animal Welfare Law

Israel’s Legislature (known as the Knesset) has unanimously given approval to legislation that toughens enforcement policies against animal rights abusers, among other changes, according to the Jerusalem Post. The bill, which amends the nation’s Animal Welfare Law, increases maximum prison sentence for animal abusers from three years to four years, while increasing the maximum fine …

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Nestlé Admits to Using Slave Labor in the Production of its Cat Food

Nestlé, the owners of Purina, has released an independent report which found those involved in the production of their cat food were subjected to forced slave labor and “degrading” conditions, including minors. The report found that workers were recruited using deceptive practices, were inhumanely transported across country borders, were forced into debt bondage and exposed …

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Substitute Meat Market to be Valued at $5.17 Billion Annually by 2020

The market for substitute meat products is rapidly increasing across the globe. According to a new report conducted by Markets and Markets, the global market for substitute meats is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6.4% between 2015 and 2020, landing at over $5 billion by 2020. “The growing demand …

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Vegetarian Diet Associated with Improved Glycemic Control in those with Type 2 Diabetes

A study published in the journal Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that a vegetarian diet is associated with improved glycemic control in those with type 2 diabetes. For the study, researchers performed a “systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials examining the association …

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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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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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