Haarlem Becomes First City to Ever Ban Meat Advertisements

Haarlem, a city outside of Amsterdam in the northwest Netherlands, has officially passed a ban on advertising meat and products containing meat.

Haarlem, with a population of around 160,000, placed the ban because of the impact meat and meat production has on the growingly dire climate crisis. Meat ads will be banned in all public places including on billboards, screens and buses. Harleem has already placed a ban on advertising other environmentally harmful things such as petrol powered cars and flying,

“Meat is just as harmful to the environment,” says Ziggy Klazes, a GroenLinks Party councilor. “We can’t tell people there’s a climate crisis and encourage them to buy products that are part of the cause.” Klaze says that although the council passed the new law last week, it will take effect in 2024.

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Panda Express Launches Vegan Orange Chicken Nationwide at Over 2,300 Locations

After conducting a months-long trial period at certain test locations over the past year, Panda Express has officially announced the launch of their Beyond The Original Orange Chicken at all of their over 2,300 locations across the United States starting today.

“Our team has been overjoyed by the undeniable excitement and incredible demand generated when we first introduced Beyond The Original Orange Chicken last summer as an innovative twist on our most iconic dish,” says Andrea Cherng, Chief Brand Officer at Panda Express. “After nearly 40 years of creating original American Chinese dishes, quality and innovation remain at the core of who we are. We’re continuously exploring creative ways to present our guests with the comfort and crave-ability they can expect from Panda while appealing to their evolving preferences and tastes.”

Beyond The Original Orange Chicken was first introduced as a limited launch across Southern California and New York City in 2021, selling out across several locations in less than two weeks. Due to its high demand, Panda chefs wok-fired more than 1,300 pounds of Beyond The Original Orange Chicken in just the first day alone. After the successful initial launch, Panda brought this new fan-favorite entree to 70 locations in ten markets.  Now, it’ll be at all 2,300+ locations.
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Top 5 Vegan Restaurants in Seattle

Seattle has numerous vegan restaurants and bakeries, making it a great place for vegans to live or visit.

Narrowing down Seattle’s vegan restaurants to the top 5 is a bit of a challenge. Quantity wise there are several other cities with more vegan establishments, and unfortunately there have been several closures in recent months and years (most recently the much-loved Wayward Vegan Cafe closed their doors). However, the vegan restaurants Seattle does have are almost all excellent and noteworthy.

With that in mind below we put forth our list of the top 5 vegan restaurants in Seattle (with more cities to come in the near future):

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Daiya Launches Plant-Based and Allergen-Friendly Flatbreads

Daiya has announced the launch of “the first-ever plant-based and allergen-friendly flatbread.”

Inspired by an Italian trattoria experience, Daiya’s newest plant-based innovation line features “three delicious flavors that are sure to delight new and existing customers, marking the brand’s continued push for tasty and convenient plant-based choices for all.”

The new flatbreads “feature Daiya’s award-winning Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds on top of a thin gluten-free crust.” Bringing to the table “complementary flavors that are sure to level-up any at-home meal,” the flavors include:

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Vegan Supplements Market to Grow to $3.43 Billion by 2026

According to a comprehensive new report the vegan supplements market is expected to increase to $3.43 billion by 2026, and the market’s growth momentum will accelerate at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1%.

“One of the key factors driving growth in the vegan supplements market is the expanding global vegan population base”, states the Vegan Supplements Market Research Report. “With the rising awareness about the various health benefits of vegan diets, the number of people adopting vegan lifestyles is increasing across the world.”

This trend, which is expected to continue to drive the growing vegan supplements market (as well as the vegan food market), isn’t expected to stop anytime soon.

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Which Plant-Based Milk is the Healthiest? Here’s What New Research Shows

Newly released research presented at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) examines the essential mineral content of the eight most popular vegan milk alternatives.

“Plant-based milk alternatives are an attractive option for people with allergies or intolerances, or who prefer a dairy-free diet”, states a press release about the new research. “However, because some essential minerals are required to be included on the Nutrition Facts label only under certain circumstances, consumers might not know if they are meeting their dietary needs.”

Now, researchers “have analyzed plant-based beverages and found variability in mineral content by type and brand. They report that pea-based drinks had the most phosphorus, selenium and zinc, while soy milks had the most magnesium overall.”

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Study: Vegan Diet Improves Insulin Resistance and Dyslipidemia in Obese Individuals

According to a new study published in the journal Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, a vegan diet improves insulin resistance and dyslipidemia in obese individuals with insulin resistance.

“A vegan diet has benefits on weight reduction and on the parameters of glucose and lipid metabolism”, states the study’s abstract. “This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the efficacy of plant-based diets on insulin resistance and blood lipids in patients with obesity.”

For the study, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of various studies related to the topic of insulin resistance. Six studies (seven datasets) were included.

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Top 10 Vegan Foods to Impress Your Non-Vegan Friends

If you’re following a vegan diet, it can often be a challenge relating to your non-vegan friends and family members, particularly in the realm of the culinary.

This makes it not uncommon for vegans to have a desire to introduce vegan foods to their non-vegan friends and family, whether as an attempt to convince them to become vegan, or whether they simply want to impress them and demonstrate that contrary to what they may believe, vegan food can be and is good.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of the top 10 vegan foods items that we believe will impress your non-vegan friends and family members.

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