Earth Day Report Holds Companies Accountable for Their Role in the Climate Crisis
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by Jennifer Behr
1M ago
Earth Day 2024 comes at a critical time in the ongoing climate crisis. While many Americans want to do more to help protect the environment, there is widespread confusion about which initiatives are most effective in combating rising temperatures. We have a tremendous opportunity to educate the public about industrial animal agriculture’s impact on the environment.  The ChooseVeg annual Earth Day report aims to achieve these goals:  Bring attention to the role of our food system, specifically industrial animal agriculture, in climate change.  Highlight companies that are promot ..read more
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New Report: Which Coffee Shops Are the Best and Worst for Vegans?
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by Jennifer Behr
7M ago
Who doesn’t love a good latte? America’s love affair with caffeine is going strong, with roughly 75% of Americans drinking coffee daily and 34% purchasing coffee from a coffee shop at least once a week. At the same time, an increasing portion of consumers are seeking plant-based food and beverage options, whether for health, ethical, or climate-related reasons.  https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd8l5DFuxMN/ The ChooseVeg Best of Plant-Based: Coffee Shops report looks at the largest and most recognizable U.S. coffee-shop chains and analyzes several key elements that matter most to plant-based ..read more
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Food Tech Company Launches World’s First Vegan Pork Belly
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by Kimberly Johnson
10M ago
San Francisco-based food tech company Lypid says, “Fat is the key to make plant-based meat taste like real meat.”  To test their theory, Lypid is rolling plant-based products such as meatballs, braised pork belly, and pork belly slices made with their patented vegan fat, PhytoFat.  PhytoFat is made of vegetable oils using a special technology that gives the oils a higher melting point. As a result, Lipid’s vegan pork belly—which the company claims is the world’s first—sizzles, smells, and tastes like an animal-based pork belly. It can be sautéd, fried, or baked and is lower in satura ..read more
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10 (Vegan) Things You Need to Make in August
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by Sarah Von Alt
11M ago
August is as summery as it gets: a month packed with hot summer nights, fireflies, and (vegan) barbecues with friends and family. We’ve scoured the sites of our favorite vegan food bloggers to find the best plant-based recipes to try this month: 1. Sweet Potato and Avocado Green Salad This recipe looks too good. 2. Buttermilk Battered Tofu This recipe is sure to impress. 3. Vegan Banana Cream Pie We’re drooling. Get the recipe here. 4. Spicy Chickpea Avocado Cucumber Bites With chipotle crema! Get the recipe. 5. Carrot Cake Muesli  This recipe from Wallflower Kitchen is ready in five ..read more
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New Hyper-realistic Vegan Salmon to Debut in the United States
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by Hannah Bugga
11M ago
This realistic vegan salmon will have you doing a double take! Developed by Israeli-based company Oshi, the new fish-free product is set to make its U.S. debut later this year.  Oshi creates its vegan salmon using a patent-pending additive-manufacturing technology—also known as 3D printing. According to its website, the company is on a mission to “eliminate sea pollution and overfishing by crafting the world’s tastiest premium whole-cut seafood filets made exclusively from plants.”  https://www.instagram.com/p/CqfknWPqwsf With its sights set on the United States, Oshi has reportedl ..read more
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Breaking: New Vegan Kraft Singles Launching Nationwide
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by Hannah Bugga
1y ago
Kraft is releasing three flavors of its new vegan cheese slices nationwide! Available in American, provolone, and cheddar, NotCheese will be rolling out through summer to stores—and vegan burgers—around the country. Look for them in the plant-based and dairy aisles of your local grocery store! NotCheese slices are classic Kraft singles reimagined, made with water, coconut oil, modified starch, and chickpea protein. The tasty new offerings are the product of a joint venture between The Kraft Heinz Company and The Not Company (NotCo).  https://www.instagram.com/p/CuDDLWeBxw7 NotCheese sli ..read more
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Veganize Your Fourth of July Barbecue With These 6 Delicious Recipes
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by Hannah Bugga
1y ago
The Fourth of July is here and with it comes festive summer cookouts! Whether you’re hosting or simply bringing a dish, you’ve come to the right place. There are endless fantastic vegan recipes that will stand out at any barbecue, but here are a few of our favorites: 1. The Best Vegan “Pulled Pork” Sandwich With 17 grams of protein and only 10 ingredients, this summer favorite is sure to delight any crowd. Nab the recipe here. 2. Grilled Corn Poblano Panzanella Originating in Italy, this colorful dish is a healthy, beautiful addition to any cookout. Get the recipe. 3. Marinated Tempeh Veggie ..read more
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Tiny Piglet Tumbles off Truck and Is Rescued by Compassionate Drivers
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by Hannah Bugga
1y ago
Three Las Vegas residents were driving on a busy highway when they saw a tiny piglet fall out of a transport truck and onto the road. According to witnesses, the truck was going around 60 miles an hour, and the eight-to-12-week-old piglet “tumbled about 10, 15 times down the side of the freeway.” Lars Gradel, his work partner Rebecca Zajac, and her seven-year-old son quickly stopped their car and rushed to rescue the terrified piglet. They wrapped him in a towel and put him in the car, surprised to discover he seemed relatively unharmed. Gradel said: We assumed that he would be injured by the ..read more
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New Series—Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars—Welcomes Vegan Contestant
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by Kimberly Johnson
1y ago
Gordon Ramsay has welcomed vegan chef and Los Angeles food truck owner Chanel Goodson to compete on his new television show, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars. The new series, which debuts on May 24, features a group of food and drink entrepreneurs competing for the celebrity chef’s $250,000 investment in their business. https://www.instagram.com/p/CqtVbMurB2M/ Goodson is no stranger to running a successful business. She reportedly worked in marketing for restaurants and food-delivery services before starting her business, Vegan AF, in her kitchen. Vegan AF now operates out of a hot-pink food truck ..read more
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Brave Student Sues the USDA and Her School District for Censoring Milk Critique
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by Hannah Bugga
1y ago
Los Angeles student Marielle Williamson was told by her high school that she could not share information critical of the dairy industry without also providing pro-dairy messaging. Now she’s suing the Los Angeles Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for violating her First Amendment right to free speech. Williamson’s case was filed on her behalf by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit group of physicians, dietitians, and scientists who work with “policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create ..read more
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