USDA Deregulates Pig Slaughter Speed, Making the Animal Agriculture System Even More Dangerous

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This week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) implemented the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System nationwide. The new rule obliterates all slaughter line speed caps, which means slaughterhouses are now allowed to run the slaughter line at any speed they choose,…

Beloved Vegan Restaurant Reverie to Reopen Storefront in Minneapolis

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Vegan business Reverie plans to reopen a brick-and-mortar location in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN by the end of 2019. Reverie has been primarily operating as a food truck after closing its restaurant and music venue in 2017. In their new…

Nearly Half of US Adults Are Now Consuming Plant-Based Meat and Milk

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Nearly half of adults residing in the United States (48 percent) have consumed plant-based milk or meat products in the time period between April 2019 and July 2019, according to a new survey conducted by consulting agency Cultivate Insights. The survey included…

Sweet Simplicity: The Vegan Wedding of Jenné Claiborne & Maxx Loup

Sweet Simplicity: The Vegan Wedding of Jenné Claiborne & Maxx Loup

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Topanga, CA, April 29 Everything about the sun-drenched, California spring day that saw cookbook author and vegan blogger (of Sweet Potato Soul fame) Jenné Claiborne marry her true love Maxx Loup was perfect. Surrounded by 50 close friends and family members, the…

Vegan Documentary The Game Changers Makes Digital Debut Next Month

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Vegan documentary The Game Changers is now available for pre-order on iTunes ($14.99) and is expected to make its digital debut through the platform on October 1 in select countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand….

Beef and Dairy Industries in “Death Spiral,” Will Collapse by 2030, Report Says

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The beef and dairy industries are on a path to collapse by 2030, according to an extensive 76-page report by independent think tank RethinkX titled, “The Second Domestication of Plants and Animals, the Disruption of the Cow, and the Collapse of Industrial…

3D Animal-Free Meat Printer Raises $6 Million

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Israeli-based food technology company Redefine Meat recently completed a $6 million seed funding round led by CPT Capital, Hanaco Ventures, PHW Group (Germany’s largest poultry company), and Israeli angel investors. The startup is working to develop animal-free meat using proprietary industrial 3D…

Jimmy Dean “Confident” It Will Launch Plant-Based Meat Line

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Meat brand Jimmy Dean is looking into launching a plant-based meat line, according to company marketing director Steve Silzer. “We definitely see an opportunity for plant-based proteins and the Jimmy Dean brand to intersect,” Silzer told Foodnavigator-USA. “We definitely see plant-based proteins…