This Slaughter-Free Fish Was Grown from Real Animal Cells
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by Hannah Bugga
4d ago
Cultivated salmon may soon be coming to a restaurant near you! Wildtype has announced that they expect to release their sushi-grade cultivated salmon sometime this year. The company raised a staggering $100 million in funding last year—the largest amount ever raised by a cultivated seafood company. Wildtype says they are “pioneering cellular agriculture to grow delicious cuts of our favorite seafood—no fishing or fish farming required.” While still waiting on FDA approval of their products, the company has already secured U.S. retail and restaurant partnerships. Wildtype’s pilot facility has t ..read more
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Why You Should Support Vegan Fast Food Even If You Don’t Eat It
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by Kimberly Johnson
1w ago
Any time someone chooses a plant-based meal over one that contains animal-derived ingredients, like meat, dairy, or eggs, it’s a positive step for animals. That’s why Mercy For Animals often works with food companies and restaurants to encourage them to add vegan options. And when a company does update its menu to include new and exciting vegan items, we see it as a cause for celebration. While many people share our excitement about new plant-based options, others opt to avoid chain restaurants altogether, preferring to dine only at local all-vegan eateries. While we’re all for supporting loca ..read more
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New Super-Realistic Vegan Steak Is Nearly Indistinguishable from Animal Meat
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by Hannah Bugga
1w ago
These new plant-based steaks are nearly indistinguishable from animal meat. Complete with “blood” and fat, they are the creation of Project Eaden—a startup based in Berlin, Germany. The startup has raised over $10 million and plans to launch their exceptionally realistic vegan steak later this year. Project Eaden uses fiber-spinning to create their steaks. This pre-existing technology is often used in the textile, aerospace, and IT industries. Project Eaden produces thin, thread-like plant-based protein fibers that mimic the taste and texture of animal meat. These fibers are then put through ..read more
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How Plant-Based Fast Food Helps Spare Animals and Save the Planet
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by Kimberly Johnson
3w ago
We all have opinions about the fast-food industry, but one thing is virtually indisputable: Vegan fast food has the potential to help animals, the environment, and human health. Here’s how:  Decreasing Demand for Animal Products According to a 2019 study by market research firm The NPD Group, nearly 90 percent of people consuming plant-based meat and dairy products aren’t vegan or even vegetarian. Drawing from this insight and restaurant sales data, World Animal Protection estimates that if 90 percent of the menu items at fast-food restaurants made with Impossible Foods or Beyond Meat pro ..read more
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Is Bread Vegan? Here’s What You Need to Know.
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by Hannah Bugga
1M ago
Is bread vegan? Here’s the good news—the answer is usually yes! The core ingredients of bread are flour, water, salt, and yeast, which are all perfectly suitable for vegans. However, there are some exceptions. Which Breads Are Vegan? Ready to carbo load? You’re in luck! Most of your local grocery store’s bread aisle is likely vegan—bagels, sliced bread, loaves, many rolls and buns, pita bread, flatbread, and more! So what are you waiting for? Grab a hefty loaf of sourdough and go to town. Just make sure to check the ingredients first. Common Non-vegan Ingredients in Bread  Unfortunately ..read more
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What’s Vegan at Dairy Queen? Not Much.
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by Kimberly Johnson
1M ago
Dairy Queen’s plant-based options are slim, and that’s why we’re calling on the chain to add more vegan menu items for 2023! Until it does, here’s how to order vegan at Dairy Queen if you’re in a situation where it’s your only option: Non-Dairy Dilly Bar Misty Slush  French Fries Pretzel Sticks (Ask for no zesty queso.) Side Salad (Ask for a plant-based dressing, such as a vinaigrette. When in doubt, check the ingredients on the back of the packet.) Even if you’re not a fan of fast food, increasing accessibility to vegan options is more important than ever to help spare animals sufferi ..read more
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Ditch Your Oven and Try These 13 Delicious Vegan No-Bake Desserts
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by Hannah Bugga
2M ago
No oven? No problem! You can still make tasty vegan desserts, like pumpkin pie, cheesecake, and cookies. Made with simple ingredients and bursting with flavor, these 13 delicious vegan no-bake desserts are a no-brainer.  Pumpkin Pie with Gingerbread Crust This decadent no-bake pumpkin pie recipe uses just seven ingredients for the filling and boasts tantalizing flavor with crystallized ginger, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Chocolate Chip Cookies With only five ingredients, this is the perfect recipe when you need chocolate chip cookies stat!  Oreo Pie Love cookies and cream ..read more
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Help Animals and Save Money During Mercy For Animals’ Black Friday Sale
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by Tammy Borchert
2M ago
Mercy For Animals’ Black Friday sale is on. Now through December 1, get 15% or more off everything in our store! Support our vital work and save money as you shop our wide variety of Mercy For Animals logo and compassionate apparel, drinkware, holiday cards, and gifts. Here are some of our favorite deals. Happy shopping! Decadent Vegan Cookies  Mercy For Animals’ exclusive cookie gift box features a variety of delectable vegan cookies that anyone is sure to love. Available for shipping in the United States, the whole box is yours for $45, on sale from $38.25.  Mercy For Animals Plus ..read more
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Enjoying the World Cup? Here Are 6 Soccer Players Who Eat Plant-Based
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by Kimberly Johnson
2M ago
Eating vegan is better for animals, the environment, and human health. In fact, many athletes and scientists alike say that switching to plant-based foods enhances performance, recovery, and energy. With all the evidence supporting a plant-based diet’s positive effects on athletic performance, it’s no surprise that some of the best soccer players turn to vegan foods to help step up their game.  Here are six soccer players who kick-started their physical performance with plant-based foods: Héctor Bellerín https://www.instagram.com/p/CiLMG1VsSmb/ Héctor Bellerín is a right-back and wing-b ..read more
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11 Vegan Stuffing Recipes That Will Impress Your Friends and Family
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by Hannah Bugga
3M ago
Stuffing, or dressing, is a beloved side dish boasting myriad ingredients that can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content. Whether you’re cooking it for Thanksgiving, another holiday, or a random Tuesday, these 11 delicious vegan stuffing recipes are sure to impress. Super Traditional Vegan Stuffing This tasty vegan stuffing recipe uses traditional ingredients, like celery, onions, and carrots, to create a classic dish.  Apple and Hazelnut Stuffing Loaded with apples and hazelnuts and seasoned with fresh sage and parsley, this holiday side will have you savoring every mouthful.&nb ..read more
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