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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...

August 13 saw the opening of the Center for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) in St. Louis, MO, the first entirely plant-based center of its kind. CPBL was brought into being by Caryn Dugan, whose personal commitment to the vegan lifestyle began with her father’s death from cancer in 2008 followed by learning, just 10 weeks later, that she also had the dis...

Yet another plant-based food company has now received substantial backing.   According to Forbes, the Boston-based (and plant-based) company Biena Snacks has secured $8 million in Series B financing. The financial backing is led by Maw Investments, which is a private equity firm created by former Snyder’s-Lance executives such as Peter Michaud...

The dymanic duo have begun their transition to veganism, and Beyonce and Jay Z strive to promote the lifestyle by giving it a large platform. In fact, only a few years ago, the power couple launched a vegan food company by the name of 22 Days Nutrition, which offers customers a wide variety of plant-based protein powders, supplements, and meal bars...

Inc. magazine today revealed that nutpods (aka Green Grass Foods), the beloved brand of non-dairy creamers, is No. 13 on its annual Inc. 5000 list.  “It’s a dream come true to be included on the Inc. 5000 list,” said Madeline Haydon, the founder and CEO of nutpods. “We are so proud of the growth of nutpods, a product I created based on a perso...

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album, Paul’s Boutique, Beastie Boys have collaborated with Adidas to launch a pair of limited-edition vegan trainers.   Normally made from leather, the shoes are instead made with an off-white canvas. They also feature grey striped detailing and the Beastie Boys’ logo on the tongue and heel.   Al...

The NY Stock Exchange adds a vegan ETF on Sept 10 Announcing the launch of the world’s first vegan-friendly and climate-conscious ETF (exchange traded fund) onto the New York Stock Exchange on 10 September. The US Vegan Climate ETF (ticker VEGN)  was due to launch in January this year but there were some delays. However, the prospect...

The New York Times reports that the pork industry, not satisfied with a kill limit of over 1,000 hogs per hour, wants that limit removed and fewer federal inspectors stationed in the slaughterhouses to monitor compliance with safety and sanitary rules. (The inspectors examine the carcasses as they pass through the line and remove any parts that cou...

Without admitting that their treatment of geese and coyotes killed for their down and fur is inhumane, Canada Goose has agreed to remove claims from their website and other marketing materials “ensuring” that their suppliers of goose down and coyote fur were not abusing the animals. The Canadian manufacturer of high-end winter clothing acted in res...

Full steam ahead! Royal Caribbean has added vegan options to its cruise ship dining room menus.   On August 1, the cruise company added vegan spaghetti bolognese, Orzo pasta stew with green vegetables, edamame-stuffed portobello mushrooms, and a number of dessert options including a toffee cheesecake with dark chocolate and a peanut butter cru...

Today, the Plant-Based Brand’s Partnership with Whole Foods Market Commences Its Official Foray into the U.S. After Sell-Out Success With Retailers in the UK, Canada, Europe, and the UAE The Meatless Farm CO, the plant-based food company known for its meat-free burgers and sausage products, launches its meatless burgers in over 450 Whole Foods Mark...

Baskin-Robbins announces it has introduced two vegan, non-dairy ice cream options to their menu. While they have included ices and sorbets in the past, the two new ice cream options represent the company’s first foray into the ever-growing plant-based arena.  "We're excited to expand our ice cream portfolio into the vegan space and offer our g...

Hardee’s has announced plans to test a Beyond Meat Thickburger and a Beyond Sausage on a Hardee’s Biscuits starting October 28, 2019. This comes just days after a Change.org petition asked the chain to include Beyond Meat option. In an email Change.org wrote:  “I am so glad that Hardee’s is joining Carl’s Jr. in offering cruelty-free opti...

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, have conducted a study analyzing nine separate studies involving 307,099 participants with 23,544 cases of type 2 diabetes. Through their analysis, they found that there is a significant decrease in the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes for those following a plant-based diet...

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  Every year in the U.S., about 610,000 people die because of it, meaning that 1 in every 4 deaths is a result of heart disease.   According to the CDC, about 47% of Americans have at least one of the three key risk factors for heart disease – high blo...

When Princess Beatrice celebrates her 31st birthday next month it will be commemorated with an all-vegan birthday bash. The Princess recently returned home to London after living in New York and with the change of location came a change in diet and lifestyle. The party will be catered by The Admirable Crichton and will include a fully vegan three-c...

While it’s widely known that veganism is quickly on the rise, perhaps no one would’ve suspected that veganism would enter the world of soccer. However, that is precisely what has happened, as one team is now proudly vegan. While their name is based on the neighborhood where the club used to play soccer when it was founded, the name “Forest Green” h...

If you weren’t convinced that veganism is here to stay, perhaps this will provide a little bit of context.  According to figures provided by The Good Food Institute, plant-based food sales have increased by approximately 11 percent in the past year alone, with a total market valuation of $4.5 billion. That’s five times faster than the total Un...

Let’s be honest. It can be quite challenging to adopt and stick to a vegan diet if you don’t have a big “why” behind it all. For popstar Jessie J, living with a vegan diet has been easy. Why? Because it helps her manage her chronic pain. According to Women’s Health, Jessie J was advised by her doctor that she would have to either live with the cons...

Aaron Adams’ Latest Plant-Based Venture is Part Lunch Counter and R&D Kitchen with a Side of Proverbial Pot-Stirring Modernist plant-based restaurant Farm Spirit has spawned a rebellious little brother in Fermenter, a 4-seat casual counter spot opening for lunch Friday, July 26th at Farm Spirit’s former location, 1414 SE Morrison in Portland, O...

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