Tyson Foods Pursuing “Alternative Proteins”

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Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest poultry producer, is moving further into the vegan market with plant-based proteins, as Compassion Over Killing’s campaign continues pressuring Tyson to continue this shift as well as end cruel rapid growth in birds. On the company’s first-quarter earnings call, Tyson chief executive hinted at this new development, saying “In the weeks ahead, you’ll be hearing …

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Quorn Invests £7 million into Vegan R&D and “Bleeding” Vegan Burger

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Quorn, one of the world’s leading brands in frozen meat alternatives, announced that it is investing £7 million (about $9 million US) into vegan research and development. The UK-based company intends to open a research and development facility in their North Yorkshire headquarters as a response to a 12% rise in sales in just the first half of this year. …

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COK to Kraft Heinz at Picklesburgh: What’s the Dill with all the Dairy?

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This weekend, food giant Kraft Heinz sponsored Picklesburgh, a celebration of all things pickle. Kraft Heinz is the parent company of BOCA, a line of vegetarian frozen foods–that still uses cruel dairy in many of its products. So, Compassion Over Killing staff and volunteers showed up to let BOCA know that we’d relish an all-vegan brand. Decked out in green …

VICTORY: New Vegan Cookie at Starbucks Nationwide

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In March, Compassion Over Killing prompted a buzzworthy announcement of a brand new line of vegan foods coming to Starbucks this year. Now, that plant-based menu is rolling out, as the coffee chain debuts a vegan cookie nationwide. The new Macadamia Oat cookie marks the first vegan treat available across the country, now at most Starbucks locations! Starbucks describes the …

These Women Are Changing the World

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Women comprise almost 51% of the population — and they’re even more of a dominant force in the farm animal protection and advocacy movement! The vast majority of humans working in this field have always been female, from chefs to front-line activists to those leading organizations. These rock star advocates deserve accolades for their remarkable work to create a kinder …

VIDEO: Take Jane Velez-Mitchell’s Starbucks Cup Challenge!

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What’s all the buzz about? Tomorrow = National Coffee Day! In celebration, journalist and animal activist extraordinaire Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with Compassion Over Killing to kick off her brand-new Starbucks Cup Challenge and turn up the heat for vegan food at Starbucks nationwide. In our new video creating a buzz on social media, Jane shows you a quick & easy way to …

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VICTORY: Lightlife Brand Goes 100% Vegan

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After a campaign by Animal Outlook, Lightlife drastically reduced the use of eggs in their line of vegetarian foods, by 166,000 eggs annually. The brand also introduced three exciting new vegan items. Now chickens, and all animals, have more news to celebrate: The company has announced all of its products will be 100% vegan by the end of this year. Marketing …

Consumers Asked, Taco Bell Responds By Rolling Out a Vegan Options Guide

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Successful campaigns by Compassion Over Killing have brought meatless and vegan meals to the fast-food mainstream, from Subway (the world’s largest restaurant chain!), to Dunkin’ Donuts, Pita Pit and more. As consumer demand for veg-friendly options grows, other food industry giants are taking note and making changes. Taco Bell recently released a hugely popular guide to ordering meatless meals from its menu. …

Vegan-Friendly Airports Just in Time for Your Summer Vaca

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Airports aren’t known for their culinary choices. Most offer little more than convenience store snacks, coffee, and greasy fast food. But as Americans become increasingly conscious about what they’re consuming, edible options at our nation’s airports are improving — particularly in the plant-based space. Ranking the quality of our country’s current airport offerings, the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently released …