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Three black barbers are setting out to bring a unique vegan food experience to New Orleans, with a twist. Barbers Roy Joseph III, Ryan Billew, and Ollie Williams have introduced a unique vegan food concept that takes inspiration from New Orleans’ ever-popular cuisine scene. Essentially, the barbers want to show their community that vegan food doesn...

The Economist, a publishing company with a worldwide influence on international business and world affairs, recently dubbed 2019 as the “Year of the Vegan.” Now, the company is proving it was right.  To kick off the unofficial start of the summer season, the team at The Economist served up vegan hot dogs made with Beyond Sausage in New York Ci...

Fry Family Food has announced it will stock many popular products at Lazy Acres stores this month, marking their debut on California grocery shelves.  This widely buzzed about brand’s initial U.S. product offering will include protein-packed frozen offerings with a healthy, plant-based twist. The range will feature international favorites such...

Plant-based protein is seeing increased demand by consumers. In fact, by 2023, the US meat-substitute retail market could potentially reach $2.5 billion (compared to $1.4 billion last year) according to Euromonitor International. Naturally, this is causing many of the world’s largest fast food chains to adapt to changing requests. For example, Burg...

Recently, the Colchester winery Priam Vineyards was certified as vegan-friendly by the BevVeg! label, which provides certification for vegan beverages, food, and other consumer products. This might come as a bit of a surprise, but not all wines are created vegan. You would think so, considering that wine is traditionally made from grapes. However, ...

A few days before the giant fast food company’s annual shareholder meeting, a total of 25 celebrities came together to create a new television advertisement to urge McDonald’s to ‘stop this cruelty.’ Produced by Mercy For Animals, the advertisement was aired in an appeal to McDonald’s prior to the company’s shareholder meeting. The advertisement fe...

Two days ago, the Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi Inc.– Japan's largest organic food delivery service provider– announced that it would be acquiring the plant-based meal kit company Purple Carrot.  Purple Carrot, founded in 2014, is a very successful plant-based company that serviced approximately 22,000 customers in 2018, generating just north of...

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Jones, Managing Director of Campaigns at Change.org, who was at McDonald’s recent shareholders’ meeting in Dallas, TX. Mike was given the opportunity to ask a question on behalf of 216,582 people regarding when McDonald’s plans to join the rest of their competitors in the fast-food world by adding a plant...

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in the vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based industries. There are now more people than ever claiming to be vegan or some sort of flexitarian or vegetarian. Though it goes without saying, the vegan movement is on the rise– and fast. This year alone has been filled with many great triumphs for the vegan in...

Plant-based companies have recently seen a considerable rise in popularity and in celebrity investments. Successful alternative meat brand Impossible Foods recently raised $300 million in funding from investors including Serena Williams, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Jaden Smith, and will.i.am, among others. The burger is currently sold at about 7,000 restaur...

For quite a long time, leather has been viewed as the ideal interior choice in the automobile industry. In addition to being durable, leather has also been a symbol of luxury, further increasing the production of leather seating and interior wraps for vehicles. In recent years, however, big names in the automobile industry have been responding to t...

A lawsuit challenging a vegan butter has been voluntarily dismissed according to Food Navigator . At the center of the lawsuit is Miyoko's Kitchen, a vegan food company known for their variety of cheeses. A class action was filed in 2018 by Jasmine Brown claiming that the Miyoko's Kitchen vegan butter did not meet the FDA standards that would let i...

I recently had the incredible privilege of attending one of New York City’s premier food events. The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival™ proves the New York City food scene is being driven by plant-based cuisine, with an emphasis on urban farming and sustainability.  Set in the heart of downtown of the largest city in the US, NYC Vegetarian Food Fes...

Due to stronger animal cruelty concerns, the second-largest clothing retailer in the world– H&M– is now selling more vegan clothing than ever.   H&M’s aim is to stop using cashmere (and remove cashmere from its current line of clothing) by the end of the year 2020. This action is part of the company’s larger 2030 goals list, which...

Despite initial pushback, the vegan cheese industry has been performing exceedingly well.  For anti-vegans, there are two foods that people most commonly refuse to give up in lieu of healthier, vegan options– bacon and cheese. While bacon requires a separate discussion, vegan cheese has been gaining massive traction in the past few years, desp...

According to Wu-Tang Clan Group member Jason Hunter (more commonly known by his professional name “Inspectah Deck”), a majority of the Wu-Tang Clan is now enjoying a vegan lifestyle. In an interview with Metro UK, Hunter said, “My end goal is to become a vegan. Eighty percent of the Clan are vegan right now.”  A few of the vegan Wu-Tang Clan m...

Year after year, dairy farmers have spoken against plant-based milk companies, which make their milk out of oats, almonds, and other nuts, and ‘steal' away profits. However, dairy companies are now beginning to settle their differences and cash in on the booming plant-based industry. For example, HP Hood, one of the oldest dairy companies in the Un...

A few days ago, the Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit in support of alternatives for animal agriculture products, released a report that summarized the health of investments in plant-based food and beverage alternatives. In short, plant-based alternative companies are on the rise– and fast.  The report’s findings are supportive of the tre...

The massive furniture chain has been catering to vegans recently. Just last month, IKEA introduced a vegan, strawberry soft-serve to the menu at all of its European locations. Now, the chain has announced its plans to serve a new vegan version of their popular Swedish meatball in all of its store restaurants worldwide. This announcement from IKEA t...

It’s indeed a great time to be vegan. According to federal food safety officials (USDA), Tyson Foods has issued a massive recall of chicken strips which may contain metal contaminants.  The meat brand recalled approximately 11.8 million pounds of frozen chicken products due to metal contamination, which is a continued expansion of a recall tha...

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