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The Plant Based World Expo was the first of its kind, as it reflected what Natural Products Expos have, with many plant-based products to explore, only without the bone broth k-cups… This event answered my question of, “why are we not focusing solely on vegan companies?” Apparently, I wasn’t the only one, as 3,737 attendees were reported being at t...

Finding a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, California is an easy task for anyone. One of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world, Los Angeles hosts vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants on almost every corner, with new ones opening up on a regular basis. Finding a vegan restaurant that serves as a model for the world, however, is a bit tougher. ...

In an ideal world, there would be no need for animal sanctuaries. There would be no factory farms or stockyards. Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and sheep would be free to roam in their pastures, sleep in the sun, scratch at the earth, and enjoy life. Animals in today’s industrialized farms are treated like commodities. They are crowded into warehou...

In my youth, I thought that eating meat led to good health and strength. I reasoned that meat was ideal food for my body because my body is made up of meat, just like the body parts of cows, pigs and chickens. I concluded (quite reasonably, I thought) that these foods must therefore contain every nutrient I could possibly require. Logically, could ...

Thanksgiving is best known for gargantuan feasts, football and insane holiday shopping. The excess of food and consumerism can be overwhelming. And the emphasis placed on “the turkey” is enough to alienate (and turn off) any vegetarian from this otherwise family-centered holiday. So, this year, why not be creative, go green and turn “Happy Turkey D...

Want to see shock and awe? Watch a whole-food, plant-based diet blast away diabetes, heart disease, obesity, headaches, and arthritis. Eat not just a vegan diet, but a fresh, whole-food, plant-based diet for just three weeks and you’ll feel like you won the lottery. Here are ten benefits you can begin to experience by making the switch right now. O...

The new inspirational film We Are Boats is the first to feature a completely vegan set, reports producer Anya Remizova in a VEG WORLD exclusive interview today. The cast of We Are Boats includes big names such as Angela Sarafyan (Westworld, The Promise), Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Jack Falahee (How to Get Away With Murder), Adriana Mather (Honeygl...

Victoria , the capital city of  British   Columbia , is home to historic buildings, beautiful gardens and some of the best museums in  Canada . Mountains and the ocean surround  Victoria ,  which provide  some of the most exhilarating scenery to be found. In the heart of downtown  Victoria , there’s a little vegan...

Natives of  Nicaragua  will tell you one of the  most beautiful places  to visit   in their country  is Laguna de Apoyo.  Around 20,000 years ago, the  Apoyo  volcano  imploded and filled with subterranean and rain water ,  creating a  mineral-rich lagoon. Lush, leafy guacuco, pochote and ...

Dance, pop, salsa -- music floats nearly nonstop from lounges, open-air restaurants and pool decks along the beach in the Condado, the cosmopolitan-casual district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The spirit is so energetic, celebratory and cheerful that it’s easy to forget how hard last fall’s storms battered Puerto Rico. But the ever-alluring U.S territ...

When one thinks about Nova Scotia, rugged coastline, Celtic music and cold, windswept winters come to mind. The dining experience is also a big part of the Nova Scotian lifestyle, but unfortunately, vegan dining is not a large part of it. Vegan dining is a challenge in this province with only two full vegan restaurants here. Luckily, both are quite...

March 20, 2018 “It was the hardest thing we’ve ever done,” says San Diegan Mike Weinberg, organizer of the largest and perhaps first all-vegan team ever to attempt Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,341 feet, Africa’s tallest mountain. “On our fourth day, after 8 or more hours of strenuous hiking, all 17 of us reached Barafu high camp at 15,300 feet,” recalled...

People know how to have fun in Seattle. And there are so many settings for having fun: the Puget Sound that edges downtown; Mount Rainier and other peaks beyond the city; colorful, bicycle-friendly neighborhoods; seemingly countless parks and nature areas -- and all kinds of hot spots for recreational eating. Washington’s “Emerald City” has become ...

Exploring different cultures by traveling to new places is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but is it possible to globe-trot while adhering to a plant-based diet? You’re probably thinking, “I’ve already said goodbye to cheese, do I really need to give up travel too?” The good news is, you don’t. With a bit of research, creativity and flexibility, ...

It takes a lot of energy to run a successful record label, and even more to be an R&B, hip-hop music mogul. No one knows this more than Jermaine Dupri, legendary songwriter, record executive, producer and vegan advocate.  When VEGWORLD was contacted to interview Jermaine, we were happy and humbled. “Feel the Beets and Lose the Meats,” is J...

10 Ways Veganism Stimulates Personal Growth There are so many reasons to become a vegan, and even more reasons to remain one. The following are just 10 of the many ways veganism has made me a better person — and can make you a better person, too: 1. You’ll Try New Foods Chances are, your pre-vegan diet was a lot like mine: it focused on animal prot...

No Apologies at Thanksgiving Dinners My husband Jameth and I were building a business, HealthForce Nutritionals. We had been working around the clock, crafting our messaging and labeling in a way that would not offend anyone. We weren’t seeing great success. Then, we had an epiphany. We decided instead to put ourselves out there: the real us; the h...

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