Articles tagged with: vegnews magazine

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Camping, Vegan-Style

on Wednesday, 02 August 2017. Posted in Tips & Ideas

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Camping, Vegan-Style

Camping season is in full swing here in North America. If you're a lover of that forever stuck-to-your-clothes campfire smell, s'mores, and bug bites but are wondering how to veganize bits of your camping excursions that may not seem vegan-friendly, we've got just the resource for you. VegNews Editorial Assistant, Sarah McLaughlin penned a great online piece for the publication, called "The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Camping." Inside you'll find information on cruelty-free camping gear, bug spray, and sunscreen, as well as essential foods and snacks, to pack (yep, even vegan s'mores options!).

Read the full source piece over at VegNews.com.

'Synagogue Vegan Challenge' Spearheaded by Esteemed Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

on Thursday, 27 July 2017. Posted in Inspiration

'Synagogue Vegan Challenge' Spearheaded by Esteemed Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

In a joint effort by vegan actress Mayim Bialik, author Jana Kohl, musician Matisyahu, and vegan non-profit community VegFund, rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz will select and award five US/Canadian Jewish houses of worship a $5,000 grant for "hosting at least one vegan event every month for one year," noted VegNews' coverage of the announcement. "There's not one vegan synagogue in America...It's very hard to make changes, and we have to make it easier for people...The synagogue should be a place of education, where people can learn the health benefits of going vegan," said the 36-year-old Yanklowitz. Vegan for 6 years, Yanklowitz is a founding member of The Shamayim V'Aretz Institute (which means “heaven and earth” in Hebrew). The Institute was formed with the aforementioned celebrities as an educational center advocating for animal-rights within the Jewish community. Way to take action and demonstrate ways in which we can help promote compassionate living, rabbi!   

Learn more about the rabbi's Foundation at Shamayimvaretz.org.

Carbon Footprint of Meat Eaters is 2x as Much as Those Who Eat Vegan

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News

Carbon Footprint of Meat Eaters is 2x as Much as Those Who Eat Vegan

GoCompare Energy (GCE), a research company, recently shared the results of a report based their carbon calculator system. "GCE determined that people who eat meat daily produce 2.8 tons of carbon dioxide annually—compared to 1.5 tons for those who consume vegetarian diets, and only 1.1 tons produced annually by vegans," noted the coverage by VegNews Magazine. Additionally, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations also reported raising animals for food is the cause of more greenhouse gas emissions than that of all transportation combined.

Learn more from the source piece on VegNews.com.

Round-Up of Reasons Consuming Meat is Harmful to Human Health

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in News

Round-Up of Reasons Consuming Meat is Harmful to Human Health

It seems as though on a weekly basis new research and science journals are publishing important reminders regarding eating plant-based foods and cutting out meat and dairy. Joel Kahn, MD (founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine) published a piece on VegNews.com reiterating nine fact-based reasons humans should avoid meat. They include things like liver disease, depression, stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, and gestational diabetes, to name a few.

Read more from the source piece on VegNews.com.

Dramatic reduction in the use of critical resources like land, emissions, and waste in producing vegan burger.

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in News

Dramatic reduction in the use of critical resources like land, emissions, and waste in producing vegan burger.

Now more than ever the relevance and importance of protecting our planet is at an all time high. Therefore it is with great excitement that we learn about a recent sustainability report released by Impossible Foods (a vegan food company) highlighting how many resources are actually needed to produce their leading product, the Impossible Burger. "...the [burger] uses 75 percent less water, 95 percent less land, and produces 87 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than that of an animal-based burger," note a review of the data on VegNews.com.

Read Impossible Foods' full report at ImpossibleFoods.com.

All-Vegan Soccer League Breaks Out of 128 Year Status

on Thursday, 25 May 2017. Posted in Inspiration, News

All-Vegan Soccer League Breaks Out of 128 Year Status

If you were with us—receiving the Meatout Mondays e-newsletter—back in the fall of 2015, you may remember a story about a professional soccer team all members of whom went vegan. Well, the Forest Green Rovers (FGR) are back in the news thanks to their success. Last weekend in London the world's first all-vegan soccer team won a conference play-off final marking them as having official league status, a first for them in 128 years! According to reports from VegNews.com, "FGR's owner Dale Vance removed all animal products from the team's New Lawn stadium in 2015—in addition to installing solar panels, a chemical-free lawn, and a solar-powered lawn mower." The stadium offers veggie burgers, vegan pizzas, and vegan Quorn products, which led to an award from The Sports and Leisure Catering Magazine in 2016 as Menu of the Year." Keep repin' the good life, you guys! Woohoo!

Read more about it in the source article on VegNews.com.

True Stories: "Veganism Saved My Life" (via VegNews)

on Thursday, 26 January 2017. Posted in Inspiration

True Stories:

In an inspiring new interview series featured inVegNews Magazine, real people will share stories of how switching to a vegan diet quite literally saved their lives. The vegan media publication gives us a look into their new series with their first story published last week on their website as well. Storyteller, Andres Vallejo talks of his cancer diagnosis about six years ago and how, with the support of his family, he was able to put his rare form of cancer into remission - and so it remains today. "Six years after his diagnosis, the cancer is at bay, and his most recent medical exams have been totally clear of any signs of cancer. Ironically, Andres reports that he's much healthier overall now then he was before his diagnosis—having lost 40 pounds, reduced his cholesterol, and normalized his blood glucose levels," notes the article. So awesome!

Read Andres' story and learn more on VegNews.com.

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

on Thursday, 15 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration, News

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

You may have heard of TV shows like The Biggest Loser, Bar Rescue, and Extreme Weight Loss but did you know that the producer of these shows is vegan? And that he has decided to launch a plant-based version of the famed, The Biggest LoserThe Big Fat Truth will aim to have participants eat a plant-based diet—while under the watchful eye of the amazing Dr. Michael Greger. In an interview with VegNews, Roth said, "a group of six diabetic participants featured on the show completely ceased taking medication after the initial 10-day, plant-based transition—just from eating plants!" The show is set to air in April 2017 on the Z Living network. Plant-based TV shows by 'big deal' producers? Yes please!

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

Chik-fil-A Owner Cures His Own Diabetes

on Thursday, 01 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration

After living with with a diet focused on chicken and soda, it was no surprise when Robert Kluttz was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, suffered a stroke, and developed blood pressure three times higher than average. At the time he owned two Chik-fil-A fast food restaurants and was consuming chicken for breakfast and fried chicken for lunch, almost everyday. After trying a few other remedies Kluttz eventually met Sven Jonsson, MD who introduced him to the idea of an animal- and oil-free diet. Within nine months Kluttz had stable blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lost some weight. "I am 61, but I feel like I am 30," he said. 

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

World's Happiest [Vegan] Man

on Thursday, 03 November 2016. Posted in Inspiration

World's Happiest [Vegan] Man

A 12 year long study conducted by neuroscientist Richard Davidson (at the University of Wisconsin) has found Matthieu Ricard (a French-born Buddhist monk) to be the happiest man in the world. And, he is vegan! Ricard participated in the study that recorded his brain signals with more than 200 sensors. Researchers found that "when Ricard was meditating on the topic of compassion, his gamma ray readings—which are connected to learning, memory, attention, and consciousness—were off the charts," notes VegNews' coverage of the story. In a recent blog post about his decision to live vegan, Ricard says, "We can find means to survive without causing suffering to others." Well said, Ricard! ::hearts::

Check out the source article on VegNews.com.

Chief Cardiologist Becomes Vegan for His Health

on Thursday, 29 September 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Chief Cardiologist Becomes Vegan for His Health

When someone whose job entails knowing the conditions of the human heart—what keeps it ticking, if you will—publicly declares his understanding of the impact of food on our bodies and therefore declares his veganism, you know the world is truly changing. John C. Teeters, MD recently explained his decision to eschew animal products after listening to a lecture by vegan Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Teeters later stated in an interview, "One of the sad things about medical education is that we don't get a lot of diet education...and patients empirically trust us to know these things." Teeters has since lost 57 pounds and advocates veganism!

Read it from the source article on VegNews.com.

"Dairy Heard Retirement" Scandal's $52 Million Lawsuit

on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Posted in News

In a shocking reveal, the National Milk Producers Federation, has been found guilty via a class action lawsuit, to have killed 500,000 cows in an effort to reduce the country's milk supply, illegally pushing higher sales costs. Managing partner of Hagens Berman law firm, Steve Berman said, "The biggest dairy producers in the country, responsible for almost 70 percent of the nation's ilk, conspired together in a classic price-fixing scheme, forcing higher prices for a basic food item onto honest consumers and families." The initial investigation into the case started nearly five years ago, via Compassion Over Killing. 

Read more about this case and to file a claim go to COK.net.

Peet's Coffee Now Carries Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream

on Tuesday, 16 August 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

Peet's Coffee Now Carries Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream

It's fascinating to see the 'boom' that happens in social media when the vegan community gets jazzed on new options at traditionally non-vegan-friendly establishments. This past week the vegan social media hubs were buzzing (quite literally!) about mega coffee chain, Peet's Coffee, adding housemade coconut whipped cream to their offerings (at all of their 236 locations). More than one reputable vegan news-like source confirmed that the new whip is in fact fully vegan and will likely remain a permanent fixture on Peet's Coffee menu. Awesome! In related news, according to the 'My Vegan Journal' blog and VegNews, Starbucks will start carrying almond milk this September. This in addition to their coconut milk option. While it's particularly good news for the coffee lovers out there, it's also just super cool to see how veganism and cruelty-free living just keep growing and growing and growing!

Find product and nutritional information at Peets.com.

Protection From Ag Gag Attacks

on Wednesday, 03 August 2016. Posted in News

Protection From Ag Gag Attacks

If you didn't have your ear to the social media "ground" you might have missed the buzz around the American Egg Board's attacks on and attempts at damaging vegan food company, Hampton Creek (producers of Just Mayo and other crueltry-free products). The Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016, a bipartisan bill, was recently introduced to the Senate. Should it pass, budgets would be made public, and it could block federal promotional programs from favoring one sector of industry over another. "...allowing people to know if these government-sponsored marketing bodies spend money on smear campaigns against competitors," noted VegNews Magazine online. We'll be anxiously awaiting the results! 

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

Vegan Teen Activist Lila Copeland Petitions for Vegan Food Choices

on Thursday, 23 June 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Vegan Teen Activist Lila Copeland Petitions for Vegan Food Choices

On June fourteenth teen vegan activist Lila Copeland hosted a noteworthy meeting in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in order to make vegan food options available to all of LAUSD's 600,000 students. At the age of 11 Copeland founded Earth Peace Foundation—an environmental organization. Now, at the age of 14 she's brought together vegan influencers like Dr. Kim Williams, celebrity Pamela Anderson, and athlete Torre Washington. "[Lila was inspired to do this] after witnessing pro-dairy programming and advertising, and watching students consume food that is not optimal for health," notes VegNews Magazine's coverage of the meeting. You go, girl!

Read the original source piece on VegNews.com.

NEW STUDY: Reduce Risk of Diabetes by 20%

on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Posted in Health, News

NEW STUDY: Reduce Risk of Diabetes by 20%

The results of a 20 year long study—of 200,000 women and men—conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes by 20 percent! Published in the PLOS Medicine medical journal, consuming vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and fruits makes a big difference. "This study highlights that even moderate dietary changes in the direction of a healthful plant-based diet can play a significant role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes," said Amika Satija, postdoctoral fellow. Other proven benefits of choosing a mostly- if not fully-plant-based diet include reduced risk of heart disease, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer.

Check out the study results and learn more at HSPH.Harvard.edu.

Tyson Foods Caught Torturing Animals (Again!)

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News

Tyson Foods Caught Torturing Animals (Again!)

One of the most heart wrenching jobs must be that of an undercover investigator on factory farms. But if it wasn't for those courageous people we may still be in the dark about the horrific treatment of animals raised and slaughtered in factory farms. "A new undercover investigation conducted by...Mercy for Animals (MFA) exposes the torture of animals at poultry giant Tyson's Nashville, TN factory farm," notes the coverage from VegNews Magazine online. Sadly this is not the first time Tyson Foods has been exposed in this way. Undercover investigations from just last year—at a different Tyson farm—found similar treatment. Let's keep "voting" for the cruelty-free foods we want to see, by making consciousness buying choices. Let's keep spreading the good vegan word! For the animals. 

Read the full source article (warning: disturbing info.) on VegNews.com.
(photo by Issei Kato IK / Reuters)

Eating Steak vs. Driving Cars: On Impacting The Environment

on Wednesday, 18 May 2016. Posted in News

Eating Steak vs. Driving Cars: On Impacting The Environment

An interesting study has emerged wherein the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology shared that "eating an eight-ounce steak has an equivalent environmental impact as driving a car for 29 miles," notes the coverage of the study via VegNews Magazine online. Conversely, if we ate the same amount of protein via plants (instead of animals) it would equate to driving a car for just three miles. VegNews shared that, "The study examined 39 plant-based meat alternatives and found that producing these products from farm to factory emits 10 times less greenhouse gas than producing beef." Alfredo Mejia, lead researcher said, "We have the power to use our fork to take care of our health and [of the health] of our planet." Well said, Mejia! 

Check out the source piece on VegNews.com.

Tips for Easy Vegan Travel

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

Tips for Easy Vegan Travel

We've all been there: grumbling stomachs, icky in-flight options with hefty price tags, and the onset of feeling hangry. Fortunately, there are a handful of vegan travel resources popping up, like VeganTravel.com, and "Vegan Travel" pages on Facebook; where fellow travelers go to share their tips, ask questions, and learn from one another. In addition, VegNews Magazine online frequently publishes great travel pieces about specific cities and countries, as well as easy travel tips. For example, their recent piece on "Travel-Friendly Vegan Food" talks specifically of ways to work around awful plane food; like carrying small pre-packaged foods, packing noodles, rice, and even quinoa! Loving how easy vegan travel is becoming!

Connect with fellow vegan travelers on VeganTravel.com.

Plant-Based Technology & The World Economy

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in News

Plant-Based Technology & The World Economy

When a business journalist published a research piece wherein they advise the next president of the United States to pay attention to plant-based food technology, you know times are changing. 

"...the animal-free protein industry is growing exponentially, with a 33-percent market share predicted by 2054," said Suzy Welch, via her feature shared on LinkedIn. In her research, Welch has accounted for inefficient factory farm business models, consumer demand, and environmentally necessity, among other things, as reason for her prediction. "If you're hungry for a massive new economic win and all the good it brings, a brave new industry is hungry for your attention," said Welch. We're right there with you! Yes!

Read the original source piece at VegNews.com.
(Photo by the Washington Post)

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