Category: Vegan

These 10 Protein-Packed Foods are Completely Vegan

If you’re following a plant-based diet or even just thinking about going vegan, you’ve probably been asked (several times), “So… how do you get enough protein?” If you’re just starting a vegan lifestyle, you may be wondering the same thing. As any seasoned vegan can attest to, however, getting enough protein isn’t as hard as it might seem, and it isn’t expensive either. Tons of foods are protein-packed and completely vegan. 1. Beans For those who are new to plant-based eating, beans may be the easiest starting point. They are a common food staple, and most people already include them in their...

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What Do Cruelty-Free Fashion and Grapes Have In Common?

Italy, renowned for haute couture and sumptuous wines, is home of the first company that produces leather from grapes. Vegea manufactures sustainable and cruelty-free leather with remnant parts of grapes after wine is made. Founder Gianpiero Tessitor is an architect and designer who studied vegetal fibers in 2014 to determine which plant-based materials could be processed into eco-friendly products. He concluded that Wineleather could be created using fibers in grape skins and seeds. This wine byproduct will delight eco-conscious clothing designers. Step aside, sommeliers: the fashion industry is appreciating grapes now, too. After grapes are pressed for wine, the remaining skins, pulp, seeds, and stems are called...

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Meat Industry Giant Sells Off Cattle Feed Yards and Invests in Plant-based Food

The largest privately held corporation in the United States is selling off its last cattle feed yards in the U.S. to invest in other types of protein, including plant-based foods. “Selling our two remaining feed yards aligns with our protein growth focus by allowing us to redeploy working capital away from cattle feeding operations to other investments,” said John Keating, president of Cargill’s Wichita-based protein business operations and supply chain in a company press release.   Cargill explores emerging protein options The deal, which sold their last feed yards in Colorado and Kansas to Green Plains Cattle Company for $36.7 million, will...

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Dog Rescued from Dog Meat Trade Snuggles Up to Orphaned Chick

Minnow and Chickpea were in trouble. Serious trouble. Minnow was set to be sold and slaughtered for dog meat, and Chickpea was lost, all alone and separated from the other baby chicks. Fortunately, because of some good Samaritans, both have been rescued and have since developed an unexpected amity for one another. Last year, Minnow was one of 23 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea. But from the moment she set her paw to ground at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in Virginia, she had a home. Deputy Director Abbie Hubbard and Minnow fell...

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Joaquin Phoenix: Life for Lab Test Monkeys is a ‘Toxic Nightmare’

Actor and animal activist Joaquin Phoenix is speaking out against the horrific cruelty to monkeys and other animals documented in a recent undercover investigation by Last Chance for Animals (LCA). The investigation, conducted over a span of 4 months at International Toxicology Research (ITR) labs in Montreal, documents macaque monkeys, as well as dogs and mini pigs, suffering immensely in intense confinement and excruciating experiments. At this lab, workers force tubes down the animals’ throats, then pump their stomachs full of toxic substances. At the end of the experiment, the dogs and mini pigs are killed. Typically, the monkeys...

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Impossible Foods Ramps Up to 1 Million Pounds of Plant-Based ‘Meat’ a Month

Scarcity no more! If you’ve been dying to get your hands on the elusive — and eerily beef-like — Impossible Burger, your lucky day may be drawing near. Impossible Foods, a Silicon Valley startup known for its vegan burger that looks and tastes just like the real thing, has launched its first large-scale facility which, over the course of 2017, will be able to produce 1 million pounds of plant-derived meat per month. The new plant, based in Oakland, California, is expected to grow quickly with at least 80 new recruits during 2017, and to produce enough meatless beef for 4...

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How to Get All That Water Out of Your Tofu Without Making a Total Mess

If you’ve ever tried to fry tofu, you know what a kitchen disaster this seemingly simple task can turn into. After straining your tofu as best you can, it’s still a soggy brick. So maybe you squeeze a towel around it, hoping all that liquid will be soaked right up (and that the now-drenched towel won’t stink up your laundry bin). Or maybe you set a board or a plate on top of the tofu to press out the water, then leave it precariously in the sink or the fridge, taking up precious space and leaving a mess in...

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