Category Archive: News

Jun 08

Nevada Governor Signs Bill Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Legislation that explicitly prohibits cosmetics being tested on animals has been signed into law in Nevada. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 197, titled The Nevada Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, into law this week. The measure places a statewide ban on cosmetic companies selling products that were tested on animals. The new law goes …

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Jun 07

New York Legislature Passes Bill to Prohibit Declawing Cats, First State to Do So

New York’s full legislature has passed a measure that criminalizes the declawing of cats. The measure – Assembly Bill 01303 – has been sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo after passing the legislature. The governor now has the option of signing it into law, allowing it to become law without his signature, or vetoing it. Sponsored …

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May 29

Report: Vegan Meat Market to be Worth $140 Billion by 2029

According to a new report, the market for vegan meat could top $140 billion – yes billion – by 2029. According to the report, titled Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat and conducted by the research firm Barclays, the vegan meat market will have a value of $140 billion within the next decade, which includes the …

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May 24

Study: Eating Government-Recommended Level of Red and Processed Meat Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

According to a new study published by the International Journal of Epidemiology, the consumption of red and processed meat at a level that meets current UK government recommendations is “associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.” For the study, researchers “used Cox-regression models to estimate adjusted hazard ratios for colorectal cancer by dietary factors …

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May 18

Chick-fil-A is Researching and Considering Vegan Meat Substitutes

Chick-fil-A is researching and considering adding vegan meat substitutes to their menu. “We’re definitely aware, and I would say we’re always interested in, what’s happening in food,” said Amanda Norris, the executive director of Chick-fil-A’s menu, in a recent interview with Business Insider. “Specifically, a vegetarian option or a vegan option is something we’re looking …

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May 10

Study: Vegan Diet Associated With Lower Blood Pressure in Those With Proteinuria

A vegan diet free of all animal products is associated with lower blood pressure in those with proteinuria, according to a study published by the National Institute of Health. “Previous studies have reported that a vegetarian diet may lower blood pressure (BP), but the effect of diet on BP in asymptomatic participants with proteinuria is …

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May 01

Burger King’s Vegan Impossible Whopper to be Available Nationwide by End of 2019

Earlier this month Burger King created a media storm by announcing the launch of the Impossible Whopper in certain Missouri locations. Now the company has announced that the vegan burger will soon be available across the nation. According to a press release Burger King plans to make the Impossible Whopper – made with the plant-based …

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Apr 28

Amy’s Opening Third Organic Vegetarian Drive Thru Restaurant

Amy’s Drive Thru, which features an entirely organic, vegetarian menu (all items can be made vegan if they aren’t already), is planning to open a third location in California. Amy’s currently has one drive thru location in Rohnert Park, which was opened in 2015. A second location will soon open in Corte Madera, and now …

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Apr 26

Oceania Cruises Adds Over 200 Vegan Dishes to Their Menus

Oceania Cruises has announced that they’ve added over 200 vegan meals to their menus, covering everything from breakfast to dessert.  “We’re thrilled to unveil the most extensive and creative plant-based menus at sea with more than 200 new healthy dishes available on each of our beautiful ships”, Oceania said in a recent press release. “Remaining …

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Apr 26

Study: Vegetarian Diet Associated With Decreased Risk of Symptomatic Gallstone Disease in Women

A vegetarian diet may protect against symptomatic gallstone disease in women, according to a study published recently by the journal Nutrients, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Vegetarian diets may lower symptomatic gallstone disease via cholesterol lowering”, begins the study’s abstract. “This study aimed to examine the risk of symptomatic gallstone …

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Apr 25

Tofurky Launches Vegan Cheesecake Line

The vegan food brand Tofurky has launched a line of vegan cheesecakes. Tofurky, which is known for its vegan meat products including deli slices and ground beef, recently unveiled its “Moocho” line of vegan desserts. According to Tofurky CEO Jaime Athos, the company’s Moocho cheesecakes will come in three flavors: New York Style Vanilla, Triple …

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Apr 24

McDonald’s Debuts Vegan “Bleeding Burger”

McDonald’s has announced that beginning April 29 they will begin serving The Big Vegan TS, a vegan “bleeding burger”. The Big Vegan TS will debut at participating locations across Germany, making it the first all-vegan burger to launch at McDonald’s in the region. The plan is to expand to other regions and countries if the …

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