The Top 20 Vegan News Stories of 2021 

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The Top 20 Vegan News Stories of 2021 

VegNews takes a look back at the most popular vegan news and lifestyle stories of 2021.  

South Central LA’s New Café Serves Vegan Food Inspired by African Diaspora 

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South Central LA’s New Café Serves Vegan Food Inspired by African Diaspora 

After popping up in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park neighborhood for over a decade, Baba’s Vegan Cafe is now a brick-and-mortar soul food eatery.  

Better Breakfast: Atlast Signs Deal to Grow 3 Million Pounds of Vegan Mushroom Bacon Annually

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Better Breakfast: Atlast Signs Deal to Grow 3 Million Pounds of Vegan Mushroom Bacon Annually

Startup Atlast partners with Whitecrest Mushrooms to grow 3 million pounds of vegan mushroom bacon on less than one acre of land. 

Betty White’s Animal Legacy: 99 Years of Advocacy 

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Betty White’s Animal Legacy: 99 Years of Advocacy 

From funding non-profit organizations to advocating for improved animal welfare, Betty White helped animals for nearly 100 years.  

Dear Men: Eating Soy (or Impossible Whoppers) Won’t Give You Man Boobs

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Dear Men: Eating Soy (or Impossible Whoppers) Won’t Give You Man Boobs

There is no evidence that consuming soy will make you grow breasts. Dairy, on the other hand, probably could.

7-Eleven and AMC Theaters Embrace Meatless Chicken and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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7-Eleven and AMC Theaters Embrace Meatless Chicken and More Vegan Food News of the Week

From vegan chicken nuggets arriving at AMC Theaters to Lightlife’s meatless tenders launching at 7-Eleven, we’re serving up the best in vegan food news of the week. 

This Startup Just Launched the World’s First Flaky Vegan Salmon Filet

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This Startup Just Launched the World’s First Flaky Vegan Salmon Filet

Israel-based Plantish is challenging the $50 billion salmon industry with the world’s first whole-cut vegan filet that delivers the same taste, texture, and nutrition without harming a single fish. 

From Vegan Chicken to Plant-Based Bacon: The Top 5 Vegan Food Trends of 2022

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From Vegan Chicken to Plant-Based Bacon: The Top 5 Vegan Food Trends of 2022

Goodbye cauliflower and hello mushrooms and chickpeas! We take a look at the vegan food trends on the menu in 2022.

Sandwich Chain Blimpie Just Launched Its First Meatless Meatball Sub at All 200 Locations 

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Sandwich Chain Blimpie Just Launched Its First Meatless Meatball Sub at All 200 Locations 

Blimpie’s first foray into plant-based meat is a new Meatball Parmigiana made with Gardein’s vegan meatballs, available for a limited time at its 200 locations nationwide. 

Plant-Based Protein Just As Good As Whey for Building Muscle, New Study Finds

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Plant-Based Protein Just As Good As Whey for Building Muscle, New Study Finds

A new study found that men who consume adequate amounts of plant-based protein with soy supplementation can build as much muscle mass as those who eat animal products and whey protein powder.

We Just Made Billie Eilish’s Vegan Cookie Recipe. Here's What Happened. 

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We Just Made Billie Eilish’s Vegan Cookie Recipe. Here’s What Happened. 

Can Billie Eilish write songs, perform, convince designers to drop fur, and make incredible vegan cookies? We had to find out.  

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How Good Catch's New Vegan Salmon Burgers Will Help Save the Most-Consumed Fish in the US

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How Good Catch’s New Vegan Salmon Burgers Will Help Save the Most-Consumed Fish in the US

Good Catch’s new first-to-market vegan salmon burgers offer consumers an alternative to the most-consumed fish in the United States.

Why the Best New Vegan Meat Products Will Come from Korea 

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Why the Best New Vegan Meat Products Will Come from Korea 

From plant-based pork to cultivated shrimp, South Korea’s vegan meat industry is booming. 

AMC Theaters Now Serve Impossible's Vegan Chicken Nuggets Across 37 States

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AMC Theaters Now Serve Impossible’s Vegan Chicken Nuggets Across 37 States

Movie-goers can now snack on vegan chicken nuggets courtesy of Impossible Foods at hundreds of AMC theaters across 37 states. 

7-Eleven Adds Vegan Chicken Tenders to Hot Menu at All 600 Stores in Canada

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7-Eleven Adds Vegan Chicken Tenders to Hot Menu at All 600 Stores in Canada

Lightlife’s vegan chicken tenders are now available hot from the oven at more than 600 7-Eleven locations across Canada. 

Magnum Expands Vegan Ice Cream Line with New Hazelnut Flavor and Mini Snack Bars

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Magnum Expands Vegan Ice Cream Line with New Hazelnut Flavor and Mini Snack Bars

Ice cream brand Magnum is giving dairy-free ice cream fans a new indulgent flavor and snackable vegan ice cream minis. 

Wienerschnitzel Just Launched Its First Vegan Hot Dog at All 327 Locations

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Wienerschnitzel Just Launched Its First Vegan Hot Dog at All 327 Locations

The world’s largest hot dog chain Wienerschnitzel just added Field Roast’s vegan hot dogs at all of its 327 locations across 10 states. 

How OmniPork's Vegan Spam Musubi Is Helping Fish-Centric Chain Pokeworks Become More Sustainable

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How OmniPork’s Vegan Spam Musubi Is Helping Fish-Centric Chain Pokeworks Become More Sustainable

Keto Named the Least-Healthy Diet of the Year. How Did the Vegan Diet Rank? 

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Keto Named the Least-Healthy Diet of the Year. How Did the Vegan Diet Rank? 

Pizza Hut Just Added Beyond Meat’s Vegan Sausage at All 450 Locations in Canada

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Pizza Hut Just Added Beyond Meat’s Vegan Sausage at All 450 Locations in Canada

Pizza Hut has added Beyond Meat’s vegan Italian Sausage Crumbles as a permanent menu item at all Canadian locations. 

World Champion Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson Dares Everyone to Eat Vegan Chicken

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World Champion Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson Dares Everyone to Eat Vegan Chicken

Olympian Miles Chamley-Watson is known for disrupting the status quo in his sport of fencing and his new partnership with Daring Foods aims to topple the broken chicken industry with realistic vegan chicken. 

Beyond’s Meatless Chicken Arrives at KFC and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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Beyond’s Meatless Chicken Arrives at KFC and More Vegan Food News of the Week

From KFC’s new meatless fried chicken to Cold Stone Creamery’s first non-dairy ice cream, we’re serving up the best in vegan food news of the week. 

Why Mercedes-Benz's New Concept EV Is Made with Cactus Leather and Vegan Silk

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Why Mercedes-Benz’s New Concept EV Is Made with Cactus Leather and Vegan Silk

Mercedes-Benz’s new VISION EQXX electric car reduces its carbon footprint by 50 percent by replacing leather with animal-free materials.

This Year, Someone New Is Signing Up for Veganuary Every 2.5 Seconds

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This Year, Someone New Is Signing Up for Veganuary Every 2.5 Seconds

The Veganuary campaign—which has amassed 2 million sign-ups to date—is now seeing someone new pledging to go vegan every few seconds.

Domino's UK Just Launched Its First Vegan Pepperoni Pizza at All 1,200 Locations

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Domino’s UK Just Launched Its First Vegan Pepperoni Pizza at All 1,200 Locations

Domino’s is celebrating Veganuary with Vegan PepperoNAY, its first plant-based pepperoni pizza in the UK made in partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher. 

Ben & Jerry's 20th Vegan Ice Cream Flavor Is Here. And It's Bananas. 

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Ben & Jerry’s 20th Vegan Ice Cream Flavor Is Here. And It’s Bananas. 

Churning out new vegan flavors almost faster than we can count, Ben & Jerry’s is launching non-dairy Boom Chocolatta and a totally new Bananas Foster—its 20th vegan flavor and a non-dairy exclusive. 

KFC Just Launched Vegan Fried Chicken at More than 4,000 Stores

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KFC Just Launched Vegan Fried Chicken at More than 4,000 Stores

After working with Beyond Meat to perfect plant-based chicken for two years, KFC is finally launching Beyond Fried Chicken at its 4,000 locations nationwide.  

Burger King Is First Fast-Food Chain in the UK to Launch Vegan Chicken Nuggets

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Burger King Is First Fast-Food Chain in the UK to Launch Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Burger King is now offering vegan nuggets developed by the Vegetarian Butcher that are served with sweet chili dipping sauce.

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Cold Stone Creamery's First Dairy-Free Ice Cream Is Now At All 930 Locations

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Cold Stone Creamery’s First Dairy-Free Ice Cream Is Now At All 930 Locations

Violife’s Vegan Cheese Produces 50 Percent Fewer Carbon Emissions Than Dairy

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Violife’s Vegan Cheese Produces 50 Percent Fewer Carbon Emissions Than Dairy

Chipotle Just Launched Vegan Chorizo Nationwide. Here's How to Get it Delivered for Free. 

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Chipotle Just Launched Vegan Chorizo Nationwide. Here’s How to Get it Delivered for Free. 

Dairy-Free Babybel Cheese Is Here and Other Vegan Food News of the Week

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Dairy-Free Babybel Cheese Is Here and Other Vegan Food News of the Week

Cardi B's Husband, Offset, Celebrates 30th Birthday with Vegan Corned Beef 

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Cardi B’s Husband, Offset, Celebrates 30th Birthday with Vegan Corned Beef 

Meat Industry Pollution Linked to 90,000 Premature Deaths in China, New Study Finds 

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Meat Industry Pollution Linked to 90,000 Premature Deaths in China, New Study Finds 

Better Beef: This Robot Prints 3D-Vegan Burgers to Match Your Protein Preferences

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Better Beef: This Robot Prints 3D-Vegan Burgers to Match Your Protein Preferences

Starbucks Drops Vegan Milk Upcharge at 1,020 UK Stores. Is the US Next?

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Starbucks Drops Vegan Milk Upcharge at 1,020 UK Stores. Is the US Next?

Google Searches for "Vegan Food Near Me" Spike by More than 5,000 Percent in 2021

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Google Searches for “Vegan Food Near Me” Spike by More than 5,000 Percent in 2021

Busting the 3 Biggest Vegan Diet Myths

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Busting the 3 Biggest Vegan Diet Myths

Vegan Babybel Cheese Is Here and It’s Wrapped in Green Wax

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Vegan Babybel Cheese Is Here and It’s Wrapped in Green Wax

Gordon Ramsay Embraces Vegan Burgers and More Vegan Food News of the Week

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Gordon Ramsay Embraces Vegan Burgers and More Vegan Food News of the Week

Lizzo Promises TikTok Fans Fresh Vegan Cooking Content in 2022

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Lizzo Promises TikTok Fans Fresh Vegan Cooking Content in 2022

Boston Startup Gets FDA Approval for Protein That Makes Vegan Meat Taste Even Meatier 

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Boston Startup Gets FDA Approval for Protein That Makes Vegan Meat Taste Even Meatier 

This New Vegan Chicken Tastes Just Like Chicken Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

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This New Vegan Chicken Tastes Just Like Chicken Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Spider-Man's Jacob Batalon Drop 112 Pounds

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How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Spider-Man’s Jacob Batalon Drop 112 Pounds

Clif Bar Just Created Meat-Free Jerky. But It's for Your Dog.

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Clif Bar Just Created Meat-Free Jerky. But It’s for Your Dog.

This Cultured Meat Startup Just Raised a Record $347 Million with Help from Tyson

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This Cultured Meat Startup Just Raised a Record $347 Million with Help from Tyson

Krispy Kreme UK Launches Three Vegan Doughnuts. Can the US Get Just One? 

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Krispy Kreme UK Launches Three Vegan Doughnuts. Can the US Get Just One? 

New Era of High Fashion: Italy Votes to Shut Down Fur Farming 

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New Era of High Fashion: Italy Votes to Shut Down Fur Farming 

Drew Barrymore Helps Cardi B Go Vegan with Quorn’s Plant-Based Meat

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Drew Barrymore Helps Cardi B Go Vegan with Quorn’s Plant-Based Meat

Why Humanitarian Chef José Andrés Is Excited to Serve Lab-Grown Meat 

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Why Humanitarian Chef José Andrés Is Excited to Serve Lab-Grown Meat 

9 Ways Billie Eilish Is Paving the Way for a Vegan Future

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9 Ways Billie Eilish Is Paving the Way for a Vegan Future

McDonald’s Meatless Burger Test Is Going Well and Other Vegan Food News of the Week 

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McDonald’s Meatless Burger Test Is Going Well and Other Vegan Food News of the Week 

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