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Purple Carrot Acquired by Largest Japan Organic Food Delivery Company; Plant-Based Eating Expected to Rise

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 successfu...

MCDONALD'S SHAREHOLDER MEETING: NOT THE WIN WE WANTED, BUT A WIN NONETHELESS

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 ...

Better Late Than Never: Big Food Joins the Plant-Based Movement

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...

Plant-Based Companies Popular With Celebrity Investors

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, ...

Miyoko's Kitchen “Butter” Lawsuit Voluntarily Dismissed

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 B...

New York City Vegetarian Food Festival: A Celebration of Problem- Solving

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 susta...

H&M Removes Cashmere From Its Collections

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 cloth...

Lead Character in Disney’s Aladdin Remake Introduces Online Vegan Community

A new Disney superstar will be introducing an online vegan community to help people make the transition to veganism.  Mena Massoud, the vegan actor who plays the main character (Aladdin) in Disney’s newest remake of the film of the same name, is...

Vegan Cheese is Finally On The Up and Up

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 requir...

A Majority (80%) of The Wu-Tang Clan is Now Vegan

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 beco...

Dairy Farmers Team Up With Plant-Based Milk Companies as Cow Milk Sales Drop

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...

Investments in Plant-Based Foods and Beverages Hit $16 Billion and Counting

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 al...

IKEA Feeds into Vegan Trend With New Plant-Based Meatballs

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 the...

A Nudge for Veganism: Tyson Recalls 12 Million Pounds of Chicken That May Contain Metal

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 o...

Adidas Is Creating a Recyclable Running Shoe Made Out of Repurposed Ocean Plastics

As vegans well know, ocean pollution is a major environmental concern worldwide. In fact, it’s now believed that there are approximately 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, according to Ocean Crusaders . Of that mass, about 269,000 t...

Plant-Based Products Are Becoming More Mainstream

In recent decades, there has been a monumental shift in health and wellness. People are caring more about their health and fitness, and are more mindful of what foods and products they put in and on their body. That being said, plant-based products a...

Vegan Activists Urge Prada to Discontinue Exotic Animal Skins

Vegan activists from PETA, one of the world’s largest animal rights charity organizations, have requested that the massive luxury brand Prada discontinue the use of exotic animal skins at its annual meeting in Milan.  Should Prada deny their req...

Impossible Foods Struggles to Supply An Increased Demand in America

Meat alternatives are all the hype in America right now. As the demand for plant-based meat alternatives continues to rise, the ever-popular fake meat producer, Impossible Foods, is struggling to keep up, according to company officials.  Only re...

Beyond Meat IPO a Massive Milestone for the Animals

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, alternative protein company Beyond Meat (BYND) will debut on the NASDAQ in a historic milestone for the plant-based movement. The El Segundo, California based food innovator is just the latest in a trend of money-losing ma...

Now Available: Earthling Ed’s Second TEDx Talk

Earthling Ed, a very popular vegan activist, social media personality, and the co-founder of the animal rights organization, Surge, presented his second TEDx Talk at the beginning of this year at the University of Bath. The talk, “Every Argument Agai...

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