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Meatless Monday: World Health Summit Goes Meat-Free

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Meatless Monday menu is highlight of World Health Summit  Awareness of the dire health risks presented by a diet laden with animal products is ever-growing, and so too is awareness of the many health benefits of a plant-based diet. Research shows that processed meats can cause cancer and that a meat-heavy diet is as bad as smoking. On the flip side, from …

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Beyond Burger: Plant-Based Patty Meaty Enough for Meat Aisles

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Beyond Burger: To the mainstream and beyond The newest plant-based patty to hit the market is making headlines and bringing meat-free to the meat aisles. Beyond Meat, known for its 100 percent plant-based meats, is the California-based startup behind the Beyond Burger, which it calls the first veggie patty “that looks, cooks, and tastes like a fresh beef burger.” But that’s …

Culinary Institute: Plants are the Future of Protein

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Plant protein is the future, says the Culinary Institute New York’s prestigious Culinary Institute of America has called on chefs to focus less on meat and more on plant-based protein sources. The school says “urgent public health and environmental reasons for a shift away from an emphasis on red meat and toward more plant-based foods, including plant proteins” are noted …

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Wendy’s New Test Menu: Black Bean Burgers

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In another sign that vegan eating has hit the mainstream, Wendy’s, the third largest hamburger chain in the U.S., announced that its testing a new black bean veggie burger. Just days after Steve-O launched a petition on Change.org asking Wendy’s to offer a veggie burger, the Columbus Dispatch reported that two locations in Wendy’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio are currently …

Popular Diner Johnny Rockets Tests Gardein on Menu

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Earlier this week, we shared exciting news that retail giant Target launched its own line of vegan meat — and now we’ve got more good news to make your tastebuds jump for joy! According to Business Insider,  Johnny Rockets restaurant chain — with 300 locations worldwide — is testing Gardein meatless meats on its menu! While there’s no update yet, it’s possible hearty …

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Domino’s Delivers Vegan Pizza in Israel

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Vegan pizza-lovers everywhere just breathed a collective sigh of envy with the news that Domino’s pizza (yes, the franchise chain with more than 10,000 locations worldwide) just added a meat- and dairy-free pizza to its menus throughout Israel. This isn’t just a “hold the cheese” pizza, either — it comes fully-loaded with soy cheese and vegetable toppings.

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Chipotle Launches Vegan Sofritas Burrito in San Francisco Bay Area

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Chipotle.jpgStarting February 12, seven select San Francisco-area Chipotle restaurants will be dishing out new vegan Sofritas for burritos, tacos, bowls, and salads.

What exactly is Sofritas? It’s shredded tofu (non-GMO from Hodo Soy Beanery) braised with chipotle chiles, roasted poblano peppers, and spices made from tofu. While it was developed specifically to cater the growing number of vegetarian and vegan diners, the company believes it will have a broader appeal to all customers.

Quorn Foods Plans to Launch New Vegan Option in the UK

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quorn-vegan-burger-assembled-600-325x217Late
last year, we announced that after working with Compassion Over Killing, Quorn
Foods, one of the top-selling frozen vegetarian brands, created its first-ever all-vegan product that was
launched in the US.
The Quorn Vegan Burger debuted to rave reviews
and strong sales, and it’s currently available in over 1,000 stores
nationwide. 

Inspired by the tremendous success of the US vegan burger and in
response to increasing customer demand in the UK, where the company is based, Quorn is actively working to expand its vegan
line
.

According to Chris Wragg, Quorn Foods UK Marketing Director: