Julián Castro Responds to Trump with Extensive Animal-Rights Plan

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This week, Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro released The Protecting Animals and Wildlife (PAW) Plan—a comprehensive program that will create stricter protections for animals should Castro be elected as President of the United States. The multi-pronged plan—a direct response to the Trump…

Next-Level Vegan Ice Cream Truck Hits the Streets of LA

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Oakland, CA-based food technology startup Perfect Day is sampling two flavors (Vanilla Salted Fudge and Strawberry) of its “flora-based” animal-free ice cream around Los Angeles next weekend. Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi—Perfect Day founders and biomedical engineers—began developing the innovative base for…

Record 12,000 Vegan Activists March for Animal Rights in London

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On Saturday, approximately 12,000 activists gathered in London for the Official Animal Rights March—the largest attendance at the event to date. Organized by animal-rights groups Surge and Animal Rebellion, the march first launched in 2016, attracting 2,500 activists and expanded in 2018…

Vegan Restaurant Week in Maryland August 16th through September 1st 2019

Vegan Restaurant Week in Maryland August 16th through September 1st 2019

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Once again, the greater Baltimore area and a few other locations in Maryland can enjoy Vegan Restaurant Week. For details on this event see: https://www.mdveganeats.com/ Some of the participating restaurants in Baltimore include: Falafel from Cypriana Cypriana ($35 all you can eat…

Tips for Using Late Summer Fruit

Tips for Using Late Summer Fruit

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Chef Nancy Berkoff, EdD, RD, previously wrote about preparing vegan dishes using late summer fruit (melons, peaches, apricots, etc.) in her Vegan Cooking Tips column that appears in each issue of Vegetarian Journal. For example, for plums she suggests: “Creative treats using…

Vegan Meat-Stuffed Mooncakes Debut in China 

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In September, Chinese supermarkets will begin selling China’s first mooncake stuffed with plant-based meat, according to Chongqing Morning Post. The vegan meat filling for the mooncakes—a traditional Chinese pastry eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival—is produced by Chinese startup Starfield and was developed…