What Is the Difference Between Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian and a Vegan Diet?

Many are often confused about the differences between a vegan and a vegetarian diet, often called the ovo-lacto vegetarian diet. Veganism excludes the consumption of meat, as well as eggs and dairy. People that adhere to a vegan diet also do not consume any animal byproducts like gelatin, rennet, and casein. On the other hand, […]

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Anemia and the Vegan Diet: What You Need to Know

According to the World Health Organization, anemia affects 1.62 billion people, globally. In the U.S., anemia is the most common blood condition, affecting more than three million Americans.  Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells in a person’s body is too low. A plant-based diet may increase one’s risk of developing anemia, but there […]

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Mexico’s Senate Passes a Ban on Animal Testing

The Mexican Senate has passed a bill banning animal testing for cosmetics. It also prohibits the manufacture, marketing, or import of cosmetics that were tested on animals outside of the country. The bill was unanimously endorsed by Mexico’s Senate Health Committee and the full Senate. It was supported by global animal protection nonprofit Humane Society […]

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Snickers Cuts Ties With SeaWorld Over Animal Cruelty

Snickers is no longer an official partner of SeaWorld. Last week, international animal rights charity PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) announced Snickers, which was once the “official candy bar of SeaWorld,” had finally severed its years-long partnership with the marine park. “No decent person or reputable company should support SeaWorld’s animal exploitation,” […]

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There Are 75% More GHG Emissions In Butter Than Vegan Spreads

A new study finds butter production is 3.5 times more damaging to the environment than the production of vegan spreads. The study—which evaluated 212 plant-based spreads and 21 dairy butters across 21 European and North American markets—was published in The Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Greenhouse gas emissions from cattle feed production and livestock rearing […]

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This Company Is Growing 3D Vegan Meat From Mushrooms

Atlast Food Co. is growing vegan bacon from mushrooms. It announced a small-scale launch of its product will occur later this year. The startup is a spinoff brand from New York-based biotech company Ecovative. Ecovative uses mycelium—the roots of mushrooms—in its packaging, skincare, textiles, and apparel. Atlast uses Ecovative’s extensive knowledge of mycelium to grow […]

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COVID-19 May Destroy China’s Dairy Industry

A new report from Rabobank reveals China’s dairy imports are expected to fall by the double-digits as a result of the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The Dutch multinational bank expects dairy imports will decrease by 19 percent this year. It says a drop off in demand for dairy amid the current pandemic is partly to […]

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‘What the Health’ Director Links Coronavirus to Factory Farming In New Film

Keegan Kuhn, who co-directed 2017’s “What The Health,” is releasing a new documentary linking the coronavirus to factory farming. Kuhn, who also co-directed “Cowspiracy,” is the writer and producer of the new film. It is being directed by Alex Lockwood—the BAFTA Award-winning director of 2018’s “73 Cows” and 2019’s “Test Subjects.” The documentary explores how […]

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The 9 Best Vegan Butter Brands In the UK

In the UK, dairy products are becoming more mainstream. Brits can now get vegan milk delivered straight to their doors and dairy-free cheese is popping up in fast-food chains like Pizza Hut. But what about edible spreadables like butter? Vegan butter options in the UK are on the rise.   According to FarmingUK, U.K. dairy farmers […]

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Coronavirus Sparks 280% Surge in Vegan Meat Sales

Vegan meat sales have surged by nearly 280 percent due to the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Many schools, restaurants, and other establishments have been forced to close to help limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, stores around the country have experienced an unprecedented demand for common household items like toilet paper, […]

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