For 13 Years, New York's Climate Conference Has Avoided the Subject of Meat. This Year, That's Changing.

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For 13 Years, New York’s Climate Conference Has Avoided the Subject of Meat. This Year, That’s Changing.

For the first time in its 13-year history, New York’s Climate Week is finally talking about food. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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

Choosing vegan cheese instead of dairy is a sustainable move according to Violife’s new life cycle analysis. 

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 

China’s growing meat consumption per capita is leading to higher ammonia emissions, a pollutant that has been linked to 90,000 premature deaths according to a joint study between Chinese University and Britain’s University of Exeter.  

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?

In 2022, Starbucks UK will no longer charge extra for any of its plant-based milk to encourage customers to make sustainable choices. 

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

Future Meat Technologies’ historic $347 million Series B round shows that meat giants like Tyson are continuing to support the growth of cultured meat.

In 2018, Being Vegan Also Means Being a Recycler

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In 2018, Being Vegan Also Means Being a Recycler

Recycling saves the planet (and its inhabitants) and is great for tight budgets.

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Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger Join the Plastic-Free Vegan Leather Movement 

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Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger Join the Plastic-Free Vegan Leather Movement 

Popular fashion brands Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have partnered with vegan mushroom leather company Ecovative to bring plastic- and animal-free materials to the fashion world.

Amy’s Just Opened Its Fourth Vegetarian Drive-Thru with Plans for 25 More by 2027

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Amy’s Just Opened Its Fourth Vegetarian Drive-Thru with Plans for 25 More by 2027

Amy’s Drive-Thru—where anything from burgers to milkshakes can be ordered vegan—is embarking on a massive expansion that will see 25 to 30 locations of the vegetarian drive-thru by 2027. 

Ice Cream Brand Coolhaus Ditches Dairy with Help from Perfect Day's Animal-Free Whey

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Ice Cream Brand Coolhaus Ditches Dairy with Help from Perfect Day’s Animal-Free Whey

In the coming months, Coolhaus will become the first ice cream brand to fully transition to animal-free dairy using Perfect Day’s animal-free whey. 

Why TCHO Is About to Become a Vegan Chocolate Company 

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Why TCHO Is About to Become a Vegan Chocolate Company 

By 2023, TCHO will become an entirely vegan chocolate brand, replacing its dairy products with indulgent plant-based alternatives as part of a major sustainability move. 

Meat-Eaters Produce Nearly 60 Percent More Greenhouse Gases than Vegetarians, Study Finds

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Meat-Eaters Produce Nearly 60 Percent More Greenhouse Gases than Vegetarians, Study Finds

University of Leeds researchers studied the carbon footprints of 3,000 foods to find that non-vegetarians produce 59 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than vegetarians.

Beef Production Is Destroying the Amazon. Turns Out, Leather Is, Too.

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Beef Production Is Destroying the Amazon. Turns Out, Leather Is, Too.

Beef production is a known driver of deforestation but a new report outlines the links between leather and Amazon destruction.

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 

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 

Why Former Dunkin' CEO David Hoffmann Is Investing in Vegan Bacon 

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Why Former Dunkin’ CEO David Hoffmann Is Investing in Vegan Bacon 

Former CEO David Hoffmann got the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich on the menu at Dunkin’. Now, he’s betting that vegan bacon brand Hooray Foods will reach thousands of quick-service restaurants.

SNL Responds to COP26 Copout with Mother Earth Skit About Ditching Meat and Coal

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SNL Responds to COP26 Copout with Mother Earth Skit About Ditching Meat and Coal

SNL’s weekly segment “Weekend Update” welcomes Mother Earth who says that in order to fight climate change, we must ditch meat and coal. 

Opinion: COP26 Shortcomings on Addressing Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

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Opinion: COP26 Shortcomings on Addressing Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

The United Nations’ COP26 climate conference skirted around the most pressing issue: animal agriculture. Here’s what happened and how we can do better. 

Louis Vuitton’s First Sustainable Shoe Is Made With Vegan Corn Leather

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Louis Vuitton’s First Sustainable Shoe Is Made With Vegan Corn Leather

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s first sustainable and gender neutral shoe, the Charlie, is made with vegan corn leather. 

Impossible Foods Just Launched New Vegan Meatballs at 3,000 Walmart Stores 

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Impossible Foods Just Launched New Vegan Meatballs at 3,000 Walmart Stores 

Impossible Foods is launching Impossible Meatballs—a blend of Impossible Burger and Impossible Sausage—at 3,000 Walmart stores. 

12 Wonderful Turkey Facts That Will Make Your Thanksgiving a Vegan One

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12 Wonderful Turkey Facts That Will Make Your Thanksgiving a Vegan One

Turns out, turkeys can fly. Plus, 11 other interesting facts to celebrate these social and intelligent birds.  

After Selling 1.3 Million Vegan Bacon Strips in the US, Hooray Foods Expands to Canada

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After Selling 1.3 Million Vegan Bacon Strips in the US, Hooray Foods Expands to Canada

Hooray Foods’ hyperrealistic vegan bacon is rolling out to 180 locations of Sobeys, Safeway, and Thrifty Foods in Ontario and British Columbia. 

TIME Names Vegan Tuna One of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021

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TIME Names Vegan Tuna One of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021

Sushi-grade vegan tuna made by Kuleana is one of TIME’s top 100 best inventions of 2021 and the San Francisco-based startup is just getting started.  

7 Ways Leonardo DiCaprio Is Working to Save the Planet Every Day

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7 Ways Leonardo DiCaprio Is Working to Save the Planet Every Day

He’s saving the world one Oscar speech and vegan investment at a time. 

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Brave Robot Sells 1 Million Vegan Ice Cream Pints, Saving the Equivalent of 1 Million Miles of Emissions

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Brave Robot Sells 1 Million Vegan Ice Cream Pints, Saving the Equivalent of 1 Million Miles of Emissions

The World’s Most Advanced Lab-Grown Meat Facility Just Opened in California

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The World’s Most Advanced Lab-Grown Meat Facility Just Opened in California

Move Over Dairy: Blue Bottle Defaults to Oat Milk at California Shops

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Why This Hawaiian Startup Is Making Vegan Meat from Cashew Industry Waste 

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Why This Hawaiian Startup Is Making Vegan Meat from Cashew Industry Waste 

This New Vegan Sashimi Looks Just Like Tuna, Calamari, and Salmon. Here's How to Get It Delivered.

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This New Vegan Sashimi Looks Just Like Tuna, Calamari, and Salmon. Here’s How to Get It Delivered.

North America's First Sanctuary For Rescued Whales Set to Open in 2023

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North America’s First Sanctuary For Rescued Whales Set to Open in 2023

5 Deliciously Dairy-Free Diwali Desserts 

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Starbucks' First-Ever Vegan Holiday Drink Is Inspired by Sugar Cookies 

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Starbucks’ First-Ever Vegan Holiday Drink Is Inspired by Sugar Cookies 

COP26 Puts Carbon Footprints on Event Menus. Why Are Beef and Bacon Still Served?

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COP26 Puts Carbon Footprints on Event Menus. Why Are Beef and Bacon Still Served?

Starbucks Just Added Vegan Seafood to Its Menu for the First Time

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Starbucks Just Added Vegan Seafood to Its Menu for the First Time

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Bring Vegan Message to TED Climate Summit

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Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Bring Vegan Message to TED Climate Summit

Adidas and Stella McCartney Enlist World Cup Star For First Vegan Soccer Shoe

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Adidas and Stella McCartney Enlist World Cup Star For First Vegan Soccer Shoe

H&M's New Vegan Collection Showcases the Best in Animal-Free Fashion

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H&M’s New Vegan Collection Showcases the Best in Animal-Free Fashion

The New Betty Crocker? This Vegan Cake Mix Is Made with Perfect Day's Animal-Free Whey

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The New Betty Crocker? This Vegan Cake Mix Is Made with Perfect Day’s Animal-Free Whey

'Stranger Things'  Noah Schnapp Just Launched Vegan Nutella

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‘Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp Just Launched Vegan Nutella

How Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson Are Investing in a Meat-Free Future

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How Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson Are Investing in a Meat-Free Future

Race to Save the Oceans: Fish-Free Seafood Companies Raise $116 Million in Last Six Months

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Race to Save the Oceans: Fish-Free Seafood Companies Raise $116 Million in Last Six Months

Oat Milk Brand Oatly's New Clothing Line Is a Protest of Fast Fashion

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Oat Milk Brand Oatly’s New Clothing Line Is a Protest of Fast Fashion

Panera Aims to Be Climate Positive by 2050. Will Vegan Food Play a Role?

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Panera Aims to Be Climate Positive by 2050. Will Vegan Food Play a Role?

Tara Reid Is Latest Star to Embrace Vegan Cactus Leather with New Bag

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Tara Reid Is Latest Star to Embrace Vegan Cactus Leather with New Bag

Why This Startup Is Making Vegan Pecan Milk That Tastes Like Nuts Not Dairy 

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Why This Startup Is Making Vegan Pecan Milk That Tastes Like Nuts Not Dairy 

The USDA Just Invested $10 Million in Lab-Grown Meat

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The USDA Just Invested $10 Million in Lab-Grown Meat

Volvo's New Leather-Free Car Interior is Now Being Used to Create Matching Vegan Handbags

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Volvo’s New Leather-Free Car Interior is Now Being Used to Create Matching Vegan Handbags

Rock Legend Bryan Adams Just Helped Launch a New Vegan Dairy Company

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Rock Legend Bryan Adams Just Helped Launch a New Vegan Dairy Company

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