Startup Aleph Farms Unveils First Slaughter-Free 3D Steak

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This week, Israel-based food technology startup Aleph Farms successfully created a slaughter-free version of “minute steak”—a thin cut of beef that cooks in one minute. The company used a proprietary technology developed in partnership with Israel Institute of Technology that allows it…

Martha Stewart Partners with Payless to Launch Vegan Leather Line

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Media mogul Martha Stewart recently partnered with budget shoe brand Payless to create exclusive vegan collection “Martha Everyday.” The 12-item line features styles such as slingback, flats, kitten heels, mules, and sandals—all made with animal-free suede and patent leather—in colors ranging from…

Top Chef Winner Michael Voltaggio Develops Vegan Osso Bucco for Crossroads Kitchen

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Chef Michael Voltaggio—winner of the sixth season of culinary competition show Top Chef—recently developed a five-course tasting menu for Los Angeles vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen. The menu ($65 per person) features Voltaggio’s inventive plant-based takes on traditionally meat-centric Italian dishes. The first…

Vegan Christmas Cookies Debut at Trader Joe’s 

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Trader Joe’s debuted vegan “Twinkling Trees” cookies nationwide over the weekend. Each eight-ounce package ($3.99) comes with eight pine-tree shaped sugar cookies dusted with sugar crystals. During Halloween, the company debuted “Glimmering Pumpkins” vegan sugar cookies as a seasonal treat. In November,…

Vogue Commends Miley Cyrus’ Vegan Style

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International fashion magazine Vogue recently applauded vegan songstress Miley Cyrus for advocating animal-free fashion. While in London promoting her new single, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” with Mark Ronson, Cyrus used the occasion to showcase all-vegan outfits. Cyrus was spotted wearing vintage…

JUST Strikes Historic Deal with Japanese Cattle Ranchers to Make Slaughter-Free Wagyu Beef

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Silicon Valley food technology startup JUST—known for its vegan products JUST Mayo and Just Egg—announced a historic partnership today with Japanese meat producer Toriyama Ranch. JUST will work with Toriyama to produce slaughter-free (also known as cultured or cell-based meat) using cells…