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While Dr. Martens iconic boots have been around for decades, it’s their vegan line of shoes, launched in 2011, that’s making headlines. CEO Kenny Wilson told the Guardian that sales of the brand’s vegan shoes have grown by “multiple hundreds of percent” in recent years. Thanks to the vegan range, profits at the company rose by 70%, with the vegan l...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in meat alternative brand Beyond Meat Leonardo DiCaprio is already well-known as a longtime advocate for a plant-based future, often bringing public awareness to the negative effects eating meat has on climate change. Just recently, DiCaprio increased his investments in the plant-based industry. According to an article in ...

Chilean-based startup company, NotCo has raised $30 million in funding using The Craftory investment fund, which has attracted investment from Jeff Bezo’s ‘Bezos Expeditions’ among others. NotCo uses an artificial intelligence (AI) platform, called Giuseppe, to create plant-based versions of dairy products. It analyzes the products at a molecular l...

Ed Winters, better known by his fans as Earthling Ed, recently revealed that he has been invited to instruct a class on animal rights at the prestigious Harvard University.  As one of the biggest names in the vegan world, Earthling Ed is already a well-known animal rights advocate with a large number of followers on all social media platforms....

We all know Simon Cowell for being the rather stern judge on many talent competition TV shows, such as America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol, and The X Factor. However, the talent judge has recently announced that he will be adopting a vegan diet after sustaining an injury.  Cowell had a serious fall down a flight of stairs...

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