News items with a vegan slant.

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Does a Plant-based Diet Really Help Animals?

Thursday, March 12, 2015 Lane 1

I am happy to say that multiple reports seem to indicate that there is an increased awareness of veganism. More and more people are changing their diets are eating a plant-based diet or are eating less meat. But is eating a plant-based diet helping animals? This was discussed in an [keep reading…]

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Plant-based Diet Promoted by USDA

Friday, March 6, 2015 Lane 1

Move over Meatless-Monday. A school in California is about to become the first school to offer an all-vegan cafeteria for school meals. This is a private school. We had touched upon this some time ago. The MUSE School in Calabasas, California, will complete a transition to an all-vegan menu beginning [keep reading…]

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Portland issues boil-water mandate

Friday, May 23, 2014 Lane 0

The city’s water department issued a boil-water order Friday for more than 650,000 residents of Oregon’s largest city and several suburbs, telling people to toss ice from their ice makers, throw out previously made lemonade and not use tap water to brush their teeth. In three tests from Tuesday to [keep reading…]

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Fur Laiden Beyonce and JayZ Vegan For Three Weeks

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Lane 1

Apparently, Beyoncé didn’t get the memo that going vegan means abstaining from the use of any and ALL animal products, including fur. The 32-year-old singer and her husband recently decided to try a 22-day vegan challenge. Somebody call the fashion police! She pledged to go vegan in terms of food [keep reading…]

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Living Things Approved By PETA

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Lane 1

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — Wildlight  Entertainment, LLC, the Los Angeles-based production company behind 2010’s  thriller RULE OF THREE, recently completed production on a new feature-length  drama titled LIVING THINGS. The film is about a vegan yoga teacher who finds  herself alone at dinner with her tough-guy, [keep reading…]

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Meatless Monday in Philadelphia

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Lane 0

When veggie-leaning cities like Aspen, Colorado and Los Angeles, California declared meatless Monday resolutions, no one batted an eye. But when the carnivorous home of the Philly cheesesteak publicly encouraged skipping meat earlier this month, it became clear that going meatless is no longer a fringe health trend. Cities are [keep reading…]

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PlantEaters: New Restaurant App

Thursday, November 7, 2013 Lane 1

PlantEaters Makes Finding Vegetarian Meals at Any Restaurant Easy PlantEaters, a new iPhone app, helps vegetarians find meatless meals at any restaurant, regardless of whether or not the restaurant itself is vegetarian or vegan. Users can rate and share meals that they’ve had when dining out. New York, NY (PRWEB) [keep reading…]

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FDA Looks to Ban Trans Fats

Thursday, November 7, 2013 Lane 0

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to remove artificial trans fats — the artery-clogging ingredient found in crackers, cookies, pizza and many other baked goods, the government agency said Thursday. Trans fats are considered harmful because they increase risks for heart disease by both raising bad cholesterol levels [keep reading…]

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A New Thanksgiving Tradition: Tofurky Trot

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Lane 0

Hood River, OR – The Tofurky Company, a global leader in plant based proteins announced today they will sponsor two 5K Tofurky Trots this Thanksgiving Day, November 28 at 9 am in Portland, Oregon and Pasadena, California. The Portland Trot will be held at Mt. Tabor Park and the Pasadena Trot will be [keep reading…]

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Austin: Most Vegan Friendly City?

Sunday, May 26, 2013 Lane 1

Austin is the most vegan friendly city? Paul McCartney thinks so. I would say it’s Portland.     This is exciting for Austinites leading epicurean lives: Paul McCartney—who just wrapped two back-to-back nights of performances at the Frank Erwin Center—and PETA have awarded Austin for being the most accommodating city [keep reading…]

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March Against Monsanto

Sunday, May 26, 2013 Lane 0

People all over the USA on Saturday protested against Monsanto. Here’s an article from the LA Times: Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a global series of marches against seed giant Monsanto Co. and genetically modified foods. Organizers said the “March [keep reading…]

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forAnima.com Seeks Part Time Employee

Friday, May 17, 2013 Lane 0

Our friends at forAnima.com sent us an email message. They are searching for some part time help. I you are interested, read the following:   Dear friend, We launched forAnima.com in beta about 6 weeks ago and as we prepare for our major launch (currently scheduled for September 15, 2013), [keep reading…]

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VEGAN BOSS Performs at Animal Advocacy Museum

Thursday, May 16, 2013 Lane 0

May 16, 2013 – PADASENA, Calif. – Vegan rapper and animal rights visionary VEGAN BOSS performs at the Animal Advocacy Museum’s “Maze of Understanding” exhibit launch in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, May 18. The exhibit launch party is from 7pm – 10pm; VEGAN BOSS performs at 8:30pm. The event is [keep reading…]

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Only Vegan Food Allowed at PCRM

Monday, May 13, 2013 Lane 1

PCRM, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has a policy which indicates that if you bring food into their office (ostensibly lunch for its employees) it can only be vegan food. PCRM is an organization which is an advocate for health eating and preventative medicine. There are 64 employees at [keep reading…]

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Farms 2 Forks Vegan Retreat

Monday, April 15, 2013 Lane 0

So I’m a little bummed.  There was a Farms 2 Forks event about an hour from here this past weekend.  Jane and I couldn’t go because finances were tight, and we just couldn’t swing it.  But it sounds like a wonderful thing, so if you can go, there are still a [keep reading…]

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Venus Williams is a Raw Vegan

Sunday, September 2, 2012 Lane 3

Venus Williams is a raw vegan now.  Tennis great Venus Williams recently switched to a raw vegan diet as an attempt to control her fatigue and pain which resulted from an autoimmune disease: When tennis pro Venus Williams discovered her fatigue and pain resulted from an autoimmune disease, she took [keep reading…]

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Arian Foster is a Vegan

Saturday, September 1, 2012 Lane 0

Arian Foster is now a vegan. Mr. Foster, running back for the Houston Texans is amongst the best running backs in the National Footabll League. Most people don’t associate veganism with (American) football, so this news is causing quite a stir. It’s not completely unprecidented however. Tony Gonzalez was a [keep reading…]

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Vegan Baking

Monday, October 17, 2011 Lane 0

There is an article in the Wall St. Journal about vegan baking. The article discusses how a number of vegan bakeries have avoided pointing out that their products are made without the usual baking product – eggs, butter, milk, etc. For fear of alienating the non-vegan public. There are vegan [keep reading…]

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