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5 Ways Going Vegan Helps Our Planet

1. Meat production is really resource-intensive Producing meat requires vast amounts of land, water, fertilizer, and oil. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it takes 1,100 gallons of water to produce just two pounds of chicken. That’s not even an entire chicken (or a really little one!) and it’s enough water to fill about 25 bathtubs.…

8 Shocking Takeaways from the New Documentary: H.O.P.E What You Eat Matters

There are many benefits of a plant-based diet. H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters explores some of the many benefits of a plant-based diet. The film looks at the impact the diet has on the health of individuals, the environment and the lives of animals in its aim to spread awareness of the many reasons to go…

Vegan Eggs Are Finally Here—Watch the New “Just Egg” Scramble

We’ve got plant-based meat that looks, feels, and tastes just like animal meat. We’ve got milk of every kind that’s healthier and more delicious than a mother cow’s mammary gland secretions. We’ve got vegan cheese that melts, stretches, and gives that comforting flavor we all crave on our pizza, sandwiches, and beyond. The final frontier of vegan…

Seafood’s Dark Secret: Killing Turtles, Whales & Other Marine Animals

The air conditioning of the small office was a welcome respite from the suffocating humidity the July day I visited the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys. Arriving a few minutes after the hourly tour started, I took a seat at the back of the room as Meghan, our tour guide, explained that 80 percent…

29 days. That’s the amount of time Californians have left to gather enough signatures to place the world’s strongest farm animal protection measure on the November 2018 ballot. Right now, The Humane Society of the United States and a coalition of our nation’s leading farm animal protection organizations, known as Prevent Cruelty California, are working…

Vegan Product Explosion At Natural Products Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West is the world’s largest natural foods tradeshow that takes place every year in Anaheim, California. I’ve been going for many years, and it’s been exciting to watch the natural foods landscape evolve over the past decade. One of the biggest trends this year was vegan food. It seemed like every booth…

According to The Vegan Society, veganism is “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” For most, this starts with the most obvious: food. Cut the meat, dairy, eggs, and honey and…