World Health Summit Goes Meatless (Monday)

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Awareness of the dire health risks presented by a diet laden with animal products is ever-growing, and so too is awareness of the many health benefits of a plant-based diet. Research reveals that processed meats can cause cancer, and even that a meat-heavy diet is as bad as smoking! On the flip side, from preventing heart disease, which tops the CDC’s list …

Vegan Eating is in the Spotlight

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Vegan is en vogue. Literally! Here, fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue highlights a vegan pop tart recipe from Rawcells, calling it a “healthier version” of the well-known toaster treat, and adding that “one look at Rawcells’s Instagram page” just might convince you to go vegan! Other publications are putting plants on their pages (digital or otherwise) too. SELF just posted four vegan recipes from …

Study Finds Eating Fruits and Veggies Can Make You Happier

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Fruits and veggies aren’t just good for your heart — they’re good for your smile, too! New research shows that eating produce can actually boost happiness levels. Researchers at the University of Warwick, England, and the University of Queensland, Australia, followed 12,385 randomly selected subjects via food diaries and psychological tests. They were observed in 2007, 2009 and 2013, and the results …

Dairy Reporter Names Vegan Cheese Top New Product

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Dairy demand is dropping, and consumers are simply scooping dairy-free products off the shelves. In fact, the plant-based dairy alternatives market is expected to reach $20 billion by 2020! The dairy industry is taking note. In fact, industry news site The Dairy Reporter just released a “What’s New in the Dairy Aisle” list — and guess what was featured in the top spot? Dairy-free cheese slices by Daiya! …

New Lawsuit Challenges Hormel’s “Natural” Claims as Misleading

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Late last year, COK’s gut-wrenching undercover video inside a Hormel Foods pig slaughterhouse went viral. The footage not only exposed extreme cruelty, but it also called into question the efficacy of the USDA’s high-speed slaughter pilot program, known as HIMP. This shocking story continues to garner attention — including a temporary USDA shutdown of the facility and a powerful letter …

Meat Industry Running Scared About Meatless Monday in the Military

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Plant-based eating is rapidly on the rise — even in the military — and the meat industry is running scared. The effort is being led by Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, which happens to be one of the largest animal agribusiness states in the US that also passed an ag-gag law in 2012. Enrst, who describes Meatless Mondays as “misguided …

Celebrities Inspire Thousands to Join VegWeek!

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There are 52 weeks in a year. Why not make at least one meat-free? That’s the inspiring message behind COK’s VegWeek, an international week-long celebration of vegetarian eating that coincides with Earth Day, this year spanning April 18-24. Thousands commit to explore plant-based eating during VegWeek by taking a 7-Day VegPledge. And they’re in good company with support and inspiration from …

Plant-Based Veggie Grill is Set to Sprout Up Nationwide

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As Americans continue to clamor for more veg-strong options — and less meat and dairy — the West coast-based Veggie Grill is coming to the rescue. After much success and accolades, this popular vegan chain is now setting its sights on expanding coast to coast, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.  The largest, most successful vegetarian restaurant chain in the US, Veggie …