Articles tagged with: vegnews

DC Greek Restaurant Goes Vegan

on Thursday, 16 March 2017. Posted in Inspiration

DC Greek Restaurant Goes Vegan

Chefs from all culinary backgrounds have been making news waves over the years as they and/or their restaurants get veganized. We have another one to add to the growing list of compassionate cooks, a one mister José Andrés. Andrés recently announced that the menu at his Greek restaurant Zaytina (in Washington, DC) is now vegan! With dishes like plant-based kabobs, olive oil poached artichokes, shiitake mushroom-topped flatbread, and Greek Mountain Tea Granita served with red grapefruit, orange confit, and mint, you can be sure José's efforts will not go unnoticed. We are continually inspired by those who can reach many, in their efforts to create more awareness about plant-based foods and how amazingly delicious they can be. Thanks, Chef!

Read the source article about this on VegNews.com.

Beef Industry Hurt by Millennials

on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Posted in News

Beef Industry Hurt by Millennials

Kentucky area cow farmers have been experiencing a major drop in beef cow meat sales over the past couple of years. The industry has gone from turning a $1 billion profit to hardly breaking even. In an effort to find out what has caused the change in sales Kentucky New Era media outlet partnered with researchers at Western Kentucky University to survey people between the ages of 18 and 25, "which revealed a paradigm shift in the millennial population's perception of meat," notes VegNews.com. It was revealed that negative media about the meat and dairy industries has impacted millennial's decision to buy and consume animal products. "The urban millennial's perception of beef is hazy, at best...These are the young men and women that will be the next cosumers," said Stephen Green, cattle farmer and lead researcher. 

Read the original article review on KentuckyNewEra.com.
(Photo from Fast Company)

Ethical Eggs Are Simply Not Real - The Guardian

on Wednesday, 08 February 2017. Posted in News

Ethical Eggs Are Simply Not Real - The Guardian

In an effort to make continued sales of chicken's eggs sustainable for those profiting from it, the idea of "free-range" and "humane" practices came into play. These labels have been around for some time now but surely we can agree that any industry that involves beak burning and killing off of baby male chicks is far from cruelty-free. An article recently published in The Guardian explores how consumers are being misled in order to make buying eggs easier. "When it comes to eggs labeled "free-range," the hens involved in their production are often tightly confined, routinely have their beaks trimmed without anesthesia, and are kept in conditions that force them to lay 500 eggs annually—whereas they would only lay 20 in the wild," notes coverage of the piece on VegNews.com

Read more from the op-ed piece on TheGuardian.com.

True Stories: "Veganism Saved My Life" (via VegNews)

on Thursday, 26 January 2017. Posted in Inspiration

True Stories:

In an inspiring new interview series featured inVegNews Magazine, real people will share stories of how switching to a vegan diet quite literally saved their lives. The vegan media publication gives us a look into their new series with their first story published last week on their website as well. Storyteller, Andres Vallejo talks of his cancer diagnosis about six years ago and how, with the support of his family, he was able to put his rare form of cancer into remission - and so it remains today. "Six years after his diagnosis, the cancer is at bay, and his most recent medical exams have been totally clear of any signs of cancer. Ironically, Andres reports that he's much healthier overall now then he was before his diagnosis—having lost 40 pounds, reduced his cholesterol, and normalized his blood glucose levels," notes the article. So awesome!

Read Andres' story and learn more on VegNews.com.

Animal Ag Causing Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs in Humans

on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. Posted in News

Animal Ag Causing Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs in Humans

It is likely true that many of us have over the years been made aware how animal agriculture is harmful to the planet as a whole. Aside from being a leading cause of global warming, it turns out raising and slaughtering animals for mass human consumption is also contributing to the creation of antibiotic resistant "superbugs" in humans. Stephen Hinchliffe, Author of Pathological Lives and professor at England's University of Exeter said, "as any epidemiologist will tell you, a microbe can only become deadly or pathogenic if there is the right environment and host conditions...Bird[s raised for food] numbers and altered bodies have, in short, made the planet more 'infectable.'" In short, as VegNews put it, "...animal agriculture is perpetuating the spread of epidemics amongst humans." 

Read the full report and feature on Phys.org.

New UK Shopping Behaviors Impacting Meat Sales

on Wednesday, 28 December 2016. Posted in News

New UK Shopping Behaviors Impacting Meat Sales

With continuous worldwide reports and studies being released about the dangers of consuming animal products it is no surprise that The Grocer's (a trade magazine) recent product survey declared some pretty hefty changes in the shopping habits of residents in the United Kingdom. Per the source article, VegNews.com, "...nationwide sales of all meat products have plummeted by €327.8 million ($405.4 million)...accounting for the largest decrease in the sector. For comparison, the report revealed that the sale of cigarettes fell by €210.7 million ($260.6 million);" they are getting ride of meat fast than smoking cigarettes! These global reports are important as we continue to see a shift toward more health conscious and compassionate living.

See the report and learn more on TheGrocer.co.uk.

(Photo by HuffingtonPost)

Meat & Multiple Sclerosis

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in News

Meat & Multiple Sclerosis

While historically it has been difficult to conduct effective studies related to multiple sclerosis—due to inadequate control groups—a new study has made some progress and published its results. This month's issue of Nature (a scientific journal) included a paper by science writer, Sujata Gupta. The paper talked of the results of a one year long study with 61 multiple sclerosis patients who followed The McDougall Diet. As such, each participant experienced lower fatigue rates when eating a plant-based diet. Per the source article on VegNews.com, "In recent years, multiple studies have proven plant-based diets effectively ease the pain associated with type 2 diabetes and lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, and certain types of cancer," as well.

Read the original paper by Gupta on Nature.com.

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

on Thursday, 15 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration, News

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

You may have heard of TV shows like The Biggest Loser, Bar Rescue, and Extreme Weight Loss but did you know that the producer of these shows is vegan? And that he has decided to launch a plant-based version of the famed, The Biggest LoserThe Big Fat Truth will aim to have participants eat a plant-based diet—while under the watchful eye of the amazing Dr. Michael Greger. In an interview with VegNews, Roth said, "a group of six diabetic participants featured on the show completely ceased taking medication after the initial 10-day, plant-based transition—just from eating plants!" The show is set to air in April 2017 on the Z Living network. Plant-based TV shows by 'big deal' producers? Yes please!

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

Lung Cancer & Slaughterhouse Workers

on Wednesday, 14 December 2016. Posted in News

Lung Cancer & Slaughterhouse Workers

In order to determine what causes lung cancer, among people who do not smoke, Nobel Prize winner, Harald Zur Hausen, MD has been studying and recently released new findings. He gave a presentation at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Austria noting that "exposure to meat pathogens increases risk of rare forms of lung cancer," noted the source piece fromVegNews.com. The article goes on, "His findings indicate that slaughterhouse workers, butchers, and others exposed to animal carcasses, inhale oncogenic viruses—or viruses that can lead to cancer cell formation." In fact, just last year, the World Health Organization noted that processed meat is just as bad as tobacco, classifying it into the same carcinogenic category.  

Read more about Hausen's research on CancerTherapyAdvisor.com.

Presidential Activism: Mary Robison (Former President of Ireland)

on Thursday, 06 October 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Presidential Activism: Mary Robison (Former President of Ireland)

Speaking of our carbon footprint, former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson used her status and influence during her presentation at the One Young World Summit (in Ottawa, Canada) to encourage attendees to eat less or no meat at all. After the Paris Agreement was signed earlier this year, asking asking nations to reduce their carbon footprint, Robinson—in a room full of 'young leaders' from 196 nations—said, "We need each of us to think about our carbon footprint...eat less meat, or no meat at all. Become vegetarian or vegan. We have to change. We cannot go on with business as usual." Well said, Mary! Thank you heaps!

Check out the source article on VegNews.com.

Chief Cardiologist Becomes Vegan for His Health

on Thursday, 29 September 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Chief Cardiologist Becomes Vegan for His Health

When someone whose job entails knowing the conditions of the human heart—what keeps it ticking, if you will—publicly declares his understanding of the impact of food on our bodies and therefore declares his veganism, you know the world is truly changing. John C. Teeters, MD recently explained his decision to eschew animal products after listening to a lecture by vegan Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Teeters later stated in an interview, "One of the sad things about medical education is that we don't get a lot of diet education...and patients empirically trust us to know these things." Teeters has since lost 57 pounds and advocates veganism!

Read it from the source article on VegNews.com.

Our Nation's $13.7 Billion Plant-Based Industry

on Wednesday, 28 September 2016.

Our Nation's $13.7 Billion Plant-Based Industry

Using this year's IMPLAN model ("a standard system that estimates the impact of any given industry on the economy"), trade group Plant Based Food Association (PBFA) revealed their results in finding that the current plant-based food industry is supporting the United States economy by a whopping $13.7 billion! The study also revealed the plant-based industry has resulted in 60,000 jobs so far, and produces far and away higher pay grades per year, than what the average American earns. "This new data, combined with recent environmental research showing that meat substitutes produce 10 times fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar beef products...points to why public policies should support the growing plant-based foods industry," said Michele Simon, executive director of PBFA.

Scope out the report for yourself at PlantBasedFoods.org.
(Photo by Red Hot Vegans)

Cattle Rancher Turns Factory Farm into Animal Sanctuary

on Thursday, 22 September 2016.

Cattle Rancher Turns Factory Farm into Animal Sanctuary

Mark Lanigan, a former cattle ranch farmer based in Canada, has made media waves this past week with his announcement to switch his animal agriculture and slaughter business to a haven for farmed animals. Farmhouse Garden Animal Home sits on 100 acres and will be a forever home to about two dozen cows, geese, a donkey, and horses. "How hypocritical of me to give something so much love, [when] the end thing is so different from that love," Mike said in an interview with The Dodo. Lanigan also plans to grow vegetables to sell at a local farmers' market, gather maple syrup, and collect lumber, in order to make the most of his property. Mike notes that he also intends to rescue and home cows from other nearby slaughterhouses and farms.

Read more about Mike's story on TheDodo.com.

Fraud in The Fish Farming Industry

on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted in News

Fraud in The Fish Farming Industry

The Oceana conservation organization recently revealed the results of an investigation, finding that 82 percent of the samples of fish tested in Italy were incorrectly labeled; nearly half of which were made up of endangered aqua life. And 58 percent included some species that are poisonous to humans. According to VegNews' coverage, "Oceana determined that the motivation behind the mislabeling is profit-driven as cheaper fish could be sold to consumers under misleading labels—such as "sustainable" and "wild-caught." The findings will be presented next week at the Our Ocean Conference in Washington, DC."  If we stopped trying to kill and eat these beautiful creatures, we wouldn't have to worry about extinction, getting poisoned, or having this conversation at all! ::sigh::

Check out the source article on VegNews.com.

Demand for Tyson Foods to Restructure - Attention to Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

on Wednesday, 07 September 2016. Posted in News

Demand for Tyson Foods to Restructure - Attention to Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

It looks like food giant, Tyson is will soon be facing some heat with its investors and shareholders regarding its lack of attention to animal welfare concerns by consumers and the ever growing plant-based meat industry. "The demand for plant-based proteins is skyrocketing and needs to be considered and accounted for in business planning," said Marissa LaFave of Green Century Capital Management. She goes on, "Failure to see around corners and adjust to changing demands places the company at a great disadvantage relative to its competitors in the food industry who are already innovating in this area." 

Read from the source article on VegNews.com.

Vegan Wedding Season Via VegNews

on Thursday, 01 September 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Vegan Wedding Season Via VegNews

Since the magazine's early days VegNews has annually featured vegan weddings from around the world. For those hoping to one day meet your dreamy vegan partner in crime, it sure is inspiring and lovely to hear so many vegan wedding stories. This year is just as fun, featuring the likes of six couples, sharing how they met, what the wedding was like, and of course what the wedding menu included! The series is still being rolled out but so far we hear from Alex and Nicole in New York, who met at Disneyland; Andrea and Kyle in California - they met via Twitter(!); Melissa and Chad in Utah - who met at work, and Jac and Jae in Ohio - they met on OKCupid. As the VegNews' piece highlights: it sure is a digital world these days. ::smiles::

Read each couple's story on VegNews.com.
(photo by iamlauramiller.com)

VegNews on Living Frugally Vegan

on Tuesday, 23 August 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

VegNews on Living Frugally Vegan

One of our favorite resources for all things vegan news related is VegNews Magazine online! They've got weekly articles and resources for the everyday vegan, newbie vegans, and everyone in between. We enjoyed a recent article of theirs, by contributor Mat Thomas, with tips regarding budget-friendly vegan grocery shopping, cooking, and storing foods. The short article highlights things like buying staple food items in bulk, cooking at home rather than dining out, taking advantage of your local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and freezing foods that might otherwise go bad (and what to do with them in their frozen form). We enjoy quick and simple tips and tricks to continue to maintain a cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle. Thanks, VegNews!

Read the original VegNews article on VegNews.com.

New Study Results: How To Reduce Heart Disease & Mortality Rate

on Wednesday, 10 August 2016. Posted in News

New Study Results: How To Reduce Heart Disease & Mortality Rate

The eating habits and food choices of 130,000 people, over the course of 32 years, were monitored and contrasted to participant's health. The results have recently been released and state that those who ingested plant-based protein lowered their risk of heart disease and mortality by 33 percent. "...for every three percent of calorie intake, the mortality risk was one-third lower for those who ate plant-based proteins versus subjects who ate processed red meat. In addition, every three percent increase in calories from plant protein was linked with a 10 percent reduced risk of death from any cause," noted VegNews' coverage of the results. 

Learn more about the study at iNews.co.uk.

Turin, Italy to Become First Vegan City

on Wednesday, 27 July 2016. Posted in News

Turin, Italy to Become First Vegan City

We could possibly witness the world's first vegan city, in the making, right before our eyes! Chiara Appendino, the new mayor of the city of Turin, Italy has declared her intentions to prioritize plant-based living! "The promotion of vegan and vegetarian diets is a fundamental act in safeguarding our environment, the health of our citizens, and the welfare of our animals," said Appendino. "Leading medical, nutritional and political experts will  help promote a culture of respect in our schools, teaching children how to eat well while protecting the earth and animal rights." According to VegNews, "The five-year program outlines plans to reduce the amount of animal products consumed in Turin, including long-term strategies such as educational projects aimed at children that deal with animal welfare and nutrition." I think we know where the world's next hottest [vegan] retirement community will be based! ::wink::

Learn more and check out the source article on VegNews.com.

Nitrogen-Infused Cruelty-Free Cold Brew by Califia Farms

on Tuesday, 19 July 2016. Posted in Products

Nitrogen-Infused Cruelty-Free Cold Brew by Califia Farms

If you're a coffee lover we've got some cool new product information for you! 'Nitro Cold Brew' created by vegan beverage company, Califia Farms is the latest hottness on the vegan coffee market. With flavors like New Orleans, Latte, and Mocha, this new nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee is made with macadamia nut milk and almond milk. The nitrogen is added in order to give the drink more foaminess. "With our new Nitro Cold Brew, we have untapped the next great adventure in coffee: a creamy yet dairy-free cold-brew latte that explodes in a thousand tiny bubbles of rich coffee flavor," said Greg Steltenpohl, CEO of Califia Farms. He added, "[It] is a tastier, plant-powered option for fans of nitrocoffee who like it creamy and prefer not to consume cow's milk." Very cool, Califia Farms! Way to stay on trend and keep the cruelty-free resources on point. ::smiles::

Find product and nutritional information at  CalifiaFarms.com.

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