Salad Jar Company BOL Foods Goes Vegan

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United Kingdom-based company BOL Foods—known for its salad jars, soups, and veggie pots—is now fully vegan. BOL founder Paul Brown decided to transition the popular brand when he had a self-described “Cowspiracy moment” after watching the environmentally focused vegan documentary. Brown removed…

Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills Debuts Vegan Menu 

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Hospitality chain Four Seasons Hotel will launch a summer vegan menu at its Beverly HIlls location from July 25 until September 7. Vegan Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal has partnered with famed plant-based chef Matthew Kenney to create the Folia menu,…

CA Democratic Party Pledges Support for Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Ban

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California’s Democratic Party voted unanimously this week to support the California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249), which, if passed, would make it illegal to sell cosmetics tested on animals in the state after January 1, 2020. The bill was introduced by…

Congress Probes EPA’s Cruel Animal Testing Program

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Six members of Congress—three Republicans and three Democrats—delivered a demand letter this week to the government organization Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its animal-testing practices. Last year, taxpayer watchdog group White Coat Waste Project exposed cruel tests conducted at the EPA’s National…

Vegan “Mozzarella 2.0” Cheese Factory to Open in UK

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United Kingdom-based pizzeria Purezza secured £35,000 ($44,770) at this month’s vegan startup competition Pitch + Plant, funds it intends to use to open a vegan cheese factory. In 2016, Purezza opened in Brighton as the UK’s first sit-down all-vegan pizza restaurant before…

Superstition Ranch Market in Phoenix/Tempe Metro, Arizona

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Superstition Ranch Market features surplus produce at low prices so none of the glitz of the big-box stores: no shiny floors, fancy signage, melodious music, or a 16-page professionally-produced store flyer with pictures of all their „specials.“ They do not stock everything…

Plant Milks that are Fortified with Vitamin B12

Plant Milks that are Fortified with Vitamin B12

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By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD We recently reported on plant milks that are not fortified with vitamin B12: https://www.vrg.org/blog/2018/07/10/does-your-favorite-plant-milk-provide-vitamin-b12/. Here’s a list of products that, as of July, 2018, based on website information and product labels, are fortified with vitamin B12: •Almond…