There’s a New Pea Protein Milk in Town!

Almond milk may be an almost billion dollar industry, but almonds aren’t the only player in the dairy-free milk game. Pea protein milk has taken off, offering eight times the protein of almond milk, 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk, and a third of the saturated fat. Ripple Foods has a line of pea protein milk, available in Target and now there is another new pea milk in…

Hampton Creek Explores Use of Mung Bean Protein

  In early August, the company received a “no questions” letter from the FDA about its mung bean protein isolate as being generally recognized as safe (GRAS). Hampton Creek Explores Use of Mung Bean Protein By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor Aug 14, 2017 Hampton Creek, San Francisco, is expanding into product lines beyond…

What Animal Protein Does in Your Colon 

  Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 11th, 2017 There’s a take-off of the industry slogan, “Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner” – “Beef: It’s What’s Rotting in Your Colon.” I saw this on a shirt once with some friends and I was such the party pooper—no pun intended—explaining to everyone that meat is fully digested in…

Veggie Grill, the West Coast All-Vegan Chain 

While you’re patiently waiting for all-vegan fast-casual chain Veggie Grill’s East Coast debut, here are 5 menu items to look forward to. If there’s one question that has been nagging our thoughts for the past year, it’s “when is Veggie Grill coming to the East Coast?” If you’ve never heard of it, Veggie Grill is a West…

Elmhurst Dairy Switches To Milking Nuts

Elmhurst Website: http://www.elmhurst1925.com/ Now this is what I’m talkin’ about – milking a nut   After nearly 100 years in business, a dairy company was forced to close its doors. But rather than throw in the towel, they decided to start making plant-based milks instead. Starting over is never easy – especially if, for most…

Guinness® Goes Vegan

Questions, questions. People the world over have questions about Guinness® Here’s a selection of those we’re asked most often. GIVE US A Q. WE’LL GIVE YOU AN A. Questions, questions. People the world over have questions about Guinness® stout. Here’s a selection of those we’re asked most often. If you don’t see your question here and…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘thousands of calls’ on YouTube boycott

Google was forced to make an all-out public relations push after big advertisers complained their ads ran next to objectionable YouTube videos. Google made ‘thousands of calls’ to prevent advertisers from boycotting YouTube Google execs were forced to make “thousands and thousands” of calls to calm nervous YouTube advertisers Effort came after some big brand…

Inside Monsanto’s campus where scientists are changing the way you eat

On a sprawling campus in California, Monsanto chips away at making a juicier melon, a shelf-stable onion, and a tomato that doesn’t go limp in shipment. Monsanto is no one-trick GMO pony. Founded in 1901, the agricultural biotech company has fueled innovations in herbicides, pesticides, and ever-controversial genetically modified crops (GMOs). But it may come…

#BeyondBurger Distribution UPDATE 

What’s Happening / #BeyondBurger Distribution UPDATE #BEYONDBURGER DISTRIBUTION UPDATE May 31, 2017 | By: Beyond Meat ICYMI: The Beyond Burger recently launched in the MEAT SECTION at Safeway, and will now be available at more than 280 stores throughout Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii. With this addition of Safeway, the Beyond Burger can now be found at more…

FAQs | Coty

COTY INC. STATEMENT ON ANIMAL TESTING Coty Inc. is a leader in the global beauty industry. We have developed a portfolio of notable brands and offer innovative products of outstanding quality for which we are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of consumer safety.  Before we place a product on the market, we assess…

People are calling for this ‘sexist’ and ‘degrading’ advert to be removed

“Degrading” Saint Laurent Campaign Under Fire by French Ad Watchdog  Kristina Rodulfo, Elle    From ELLE France’s advertising watchdog, the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP), has called on Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its spring 2017 campaign for being “degrading” to women. The two photos in question feature a woman in roller skates…

BLACKS CANNIBALIZING BLACKS

I recently saw this commercial, then last night saw it again, and I again reminded myself with a few notes to write something up on it. Upon googling it just now I discovered that it was made in 2014 and this is 2017. I’m wondering how in the world this commercial made a comeback and…

Cleveland sisters Kharisma and Kyra Mayo launch The Vegan Doughnut Company 

Steve found this on cleveland.com this morning. Had no idea they were here. Can’t wait to try them. I love doughnuts. Bagels had their day now it’s the doughnuts day! Welcome to Cleveland Vegan Doughnut Company. Out-of-the-box flavors like lemon lavender, hibiscus and hot chocolate topped with vegan marshmallows are just a few of the…

Portland to Get Its First All-Vegan Doughnut Shop

Vegan shop Doe is bringing raised doughnuts topped with chocolate brownies and edible pearls to the city in May. All-vegan doughnut shop Doe will open in Portland, OR this May. Founders Crystal Wegener and Carly Sitner have over 15 years of combined baking experience and dreamt up Doe upon realizing that while Portland does have vegan doughnut…

Vegan Ice Cream Company Debuts Two New Flavors

  Texas-based vegan company NadaMoo! introduces Birthday Cake Cookie Dough and The Rockiest Road flavors to Sprouts stores across the country. Austin, TX-based vegan ice cream company NadaMoo! will expand to Sprouts markets nationwide this month. The company currently offers 12 coconut milk-based ice cream flavors through distributors such as Whole Foods Market, HEB, and Albertsons. In…

Fumigants and Fast Food Packaging Are a Source of Toxic Fluoride

  By Dr. Mercola One of the most common sources of fluoride exposure for Americans is their tap water, as many municipalities still fluoridate their water. But did you know your FOOD may also expose you to fluoride on a regular basis? Not only are certain pesticides fluoridated, such as cryolite,1 food processors may also use sulfuryl fluoride…

VEGANS DON’T DRINK!?

Currently Baileys Almande AlmondMilk Liqueur is available in only three states: California, Colorado and Texas. These are the test market states. If it goes well there, then they’ll test market other locations – presumably. If it doesn’t go well, then bye-bye vegan Baileys – also presumably. The bottom line is it has to sell for…

Vegan Big Mac-Maker Opens Brick-and-Mortar

New all-vegan fast food concept to open in Canada in January 2017. Canada-based vegan company Globally Local will open the country’s first all-vegan fast food restaurant in mid-January 2017. Proprietor James McInnes found success earlier this year when he developed the “Big McInnes,” a vegan version of McDonald’s Big Mac, which he sold on the…

THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

What is the Factory of the Future for process manufacturing? The definition of the Factory of the Future is evolving; even the name is in flux. Some call it Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, or the Digital Enterprise. While the terms may vary, there’s one thing that is clear: The Factory of the Future is the…

Why I’m Bullish on “The Robot Revolution”

Every time pundits warn us that technology will swamp job creation, they are proved wrong. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy openly fretted about how we would “maintain full employment at a time when automation is replacing men.” At the time, total U.S. employment was 55 million. Today it is 144 million. The lesson here?…

Organic Farmland: A Short-Term Buy in a Long-Term Trend 

CNAP COMMENT: You can forget about investing in the organic cow. It is already dead. Going nowhere. They fooled ya. Wanted the world to think all they had to do was stop the antibiotics and feed the cows real food and sing to them as they cut their throats and all would be well in the slaughterhouses again. Okay, call it a field of slaughter if it makes you feel all comfy inside as their blood drips from your own pores.

Nothing can change what it is until it stops. So the sooner you stop investing, the less money you’ll lose long term.

The future is all about plants, not animals. You can take that to Wall Street.

$55 Million Worth of Cocaine Showed Up at a Coca-Cola Plant

Coca-Cola is not just a catchy name. When first launched, one of the cola’s key ingredients was coca leaves, the plant that cocaine is derived from. Though the company removed cocaine from the carbonated concoction over 100 years ago, coca leaves are actually still used to flavor Coke. The soda brand has an exemption with…

The 12 Initial POPs

PERSISTANT ORGANIC POLLUTANT = hazardous organic chemical compound resistant to biodegradation thus remains in the environment a very long time. The 12 initial POPs under the Stockholm Convention Initially, twelve POPs have been recognized as causing adverse effects on humans and the ecosystem and these can be placed in 3 categories: Pesticides: aldrin, chlordane, DDT,…

Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market | TechCrunch

Indonesia presents much opportunity for e-commerce among other emerging Asian economies, with current projections putting this archipelago nation’s e-market at $130 billion by 2020 (coming third behind China and India). With an estimated annual growth rate of 50 percent and strong mobile-first initiatives, retailers have a unique opportunity in Indonesia to focus on developing truly mobile platforms…

A glimpse inside Tesla’s super secretive Gigafactory | TechCrunch

Even having grown up in California, I’m realizing I’m not built for this heat. We’re 30 minutes or so outside of Reno, but it feels like I’m on the sun. I can feel my sunscreen baking off. Why the hell did I wear black today? It’s okay; it’s worth it. I’m out here for a glimpse inside…

Fine Brine – Gordy’s Pickle Jar

Perfect balance of salty, tangy, and sweet — this bright ingredient is a great addition to your next cocktail. —This item ships as 4 / 12 oz. cans. Source: Fine Brine – Gordy’s Pickle Jar CNAP COMMENT: It’s pickle juice, now sold in a can, whereby you don’t have to wait till you eat all the pickles in…

NO MORE BONE CHAR TO MAKE A SUGAR WHITE

Your Sugar Might Be Made With Animal Bones. Sorry, Vegans. The sugar does not actually contain bone char particles, but it does come into contact with them. “Refined sugar does not contain any bone particles and is therefore kosher certified. The bone char simply removes impurities from the sugar, but does not become a part of the…

Corn Could Be Key to Making Gluten-Free Foods Taste Better

Italian scientists find that a protein in corn mimics the properties of gluten, which could make gluten-free products softer and more palatable. By Richard Bowie | June 17, 2016 Italian scientists find that a protein in corn mimics the properties of gluten, which could make gluten-free products softer and more palatable. A team of Italian…

Two New Vegan Oreo Flavors Debut This Month

4 vegan flavors total. By Richard Bowie | June 17, 2016 New cookies take inspiration from blueberry pie and a kid’s cereal classic. As part of the monthly Wonder Vault promotion that sees new twists on classic cookies, two new limited edition vegan flavors of Oreos have become available this month. The first—a Target exclusive called Blueberry Pie—melds the…

Baileys Releases Vegan Irish Cream

Baileys Releases Vegan Irish Cream By Anna Starostinetskaya | May 23, 2016 Almond milk-based beverage Almande is Baileys foray into growing dairy-free market. Liquor brand Baileys has just released vegan Irish Cream Almande—a creamy concotion made with sweet almond oil, almond essence, cane sugar, and vanilla. Describing the beverage as “deliciously light tasting and best enjoyed over…

Free-From Foods Have Become a Movement

More ingredients are designed to accommodate free-from foods, which makes formulating products easier. The “free-from” phenomenon has caught on in the U.S., and last year Innova Market Insights identified free-from as a hot trend for 2016. As Americans continue to be affected by food allergens and intolerances, more than ever, they want to know what’s…

Government policies support environmentally harmful meat production | TheHill

The Animal Agriculture Alliance met recently with an agenda that included issues ranging from drugs in meat to consumer perception. This gathering is timely, as the meat industry faces an onslaught of criticisms regarding animal welfare, antibiotic resistance, human health and adverse environmental impacts. Meanwhile, a new study presented at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting…

the HERBIVOROUS BUTCHER to air on DINERS DRIVE-INS AND DIVES

* Vegan Butcher to Appear on Food Network July 15 As you may have noticed, we were closed for special events on Sunday and Thursday this week. Well, it was really one big special event and that event happened to be that we were filming for a television show! A couple months ago, we were approached by Diners,…

MEAT ALLERGIES DO EXIST

If your nose gets stuffy or begins to run after eating meat, or you become nauseated or develop a rash, you may have a meat allergy. Meat from any kind of mammal — beef, lamb, pork, goat, and even whale and seal — can cause an allergic reaction. While we do not definitively know the…

Clairy Plant Removes Indoor Pollutants

  Clairy is a little house plant in a Venetian ceramic pot with one important bonus: it can suck the toxins out of your air. A NASA study found that a select few breeds of house plants were effective at eliminating pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air. These indoor air pollutants come from places like…

China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots

China needs advanced robotics to help balance its economic, social, and technological ambitions with continued growth. The government’s plan will be crucial to a broader effort to reform China’s economy while also meeting the ambitious production goals laid out in its latest economic blueprint, which aims to double per capita income by 2020 from 2016…

Crewless ‘drone ships’ will be sailing the seas by 2020

“Drone ships will allow the creation of new services, which will support existing players to make their businesses more efficient and enable new entrants with new business models to the sector, with a potentially similarly disruptive effect to that caused by Uber, Spotify and Airbnb in other industries.” …In the long term, drone ships are…

Plant Based Foods Association

Leading plant-based food companies have formed a new trade association to advocate for better policies and promote plant-based eating.

Campbell’s & Mancini?

A Proposition: I have in my lifetime bought more jars of sweet red roasted peppers than cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup (my childhood favorite of all their soups). It needs to be 100% guaranteed free of animal products. That’s the only line I draw. You can do it, and I know people will buy it….

BIG MEAT AND DAIRY FUND MISLEADING HEALTH RESEARCH

Industry-funded studies need to be made more transparent. In the meantime, critical thinking can help us distinguish the truth from tall tales. Chocolate milk helps with concussions? Not so fast. Recently the headlines were filled with the erroneous news that football players who drank chocolate milk showed superior cognitive testing after concussive events (compared to…

WANT TO LIVE LONGER?

Do Vegetarians Live Longer? Here’s What Science Says Liz Rowley, Mic  … The method of research surveyed mortality rates among 73,308 Seventh-Day Adventist individuals, both men and women. And between 2002 and 2007, researchers looked to five dietary patterns as variables: non-vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and vegan. According to the Huffington Post, the results of the…