New Site Celebrates the Work of Black Vegans

When activist Aph Ko wrote an article entitled “100 Black Vegans,” she planted the seed for something even bigger to sprout. The list — which highlights a diverse array of black vegan activists including writers, chefs, athletes, musicians, and more — garnered massive attention and support, and inspired Aph to create an entirely new platform: Black Vegans Rock. The site (which launched earlier …

Meat Industry Has a Cow Over Proposed Dietary Guidelines

Last week, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its proposed nutrition policy for 2015 that has the meat industry crying foul — and the Washington Post is calling it the “meat industry’s worse nightmare.” The current proposal, which will soon re-open for public comments, recommends that Americans eat more fruits and vegetables while reducing our consumption of red and processed …

Sick to Death: Phantom Antibiotics in Our Food

Last week was antibiotic awareness week  – did you miss it? Somehow, this global week of awareness flew under the radar of many – especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) named their week-long campaign “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” after an executive order from the White House, but telling the truth about antibiotic use in …

Vegan Eating Reaching Global Tipping Point

Have you heard that Target just launched its own line of plant-based meats and Smoothie King is now serving vegan protein shakes in its 700 stores worldwide? These international retailers know it’s good business to offer customers what they want: delicious, affordable, healthy, and convenient vegan options! The demand is not only real, it’s reaching a global tipping point: Worldcrunch recently reported that Palitana, India …