Research on Chimps

Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Comes to an End in the U.S.

The New York Times recently ran a story documenting the end of “the era of biomedical research on chimpanzees in the United States.” The story follows Bo, the dominant male chimp, and five others as they left New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, La., where they had been used for research, and arrived at Project Chimps, … Continue reading Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Comes to an End in the U.S.

Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

Plant-based milk consumption has increased by triple digits from 2000 to 2016, according to a new report by market research firm Packaged Facts. The same time period saw overall consumption of dairy and non-dairy milk beverages decrease by about 22%. With 40% of the market share, plant-based milk is the top profit driver within the … Continue reading Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

Plant-Based Nutrition Program Seeks to End Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-Based Nutrition Program Seeks to End Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle medicine company, Nutrinic, recently launched a six-week program to provide education, skills, personalized nutrition, and dedicated support to fight pre-diabetes. “Interest in vegan diets is at an all-time high, with a growing list of documentaries, doctors, and top-level athletes espousing the benefits,” program lead and registered dietitian Matt Ruscigno said. “Yet most people simply don’t … Continue reading Plant-Based Nutrition Program Seeks to End Type 2 Diabetes

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help to Reform Inmates?

That’s exactly what Pennsylvania state prisons intend to find out. Starting in November, 200 volunteer inmates at each facility will transition to a plant-based diet to determine if it improves their health and anti-social behavior and keeps inmates from returning to jail. The research project is the third prong in a larger initiative called “The … Continue reading Can a Plant-Based Diet Help to Reform Inmates?

Jon Stewart Sends Vegan Cakes to The View

Jon Stewart Sends Vegan Cakes to The View

Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey treated the hosts of The View to vegan cake to prove vegan baked goods can be delicious. The sweet surprise was instigated after a recent show on which actor Craig Robinson, who played Darryl Philbin on The Office, said he was looking for a good vegan cake for … Continue reading Jon Stewart Sends Vegan Cakes to The View

California’s State Dinosaur is Vegetarian

California now has a state dinosaur and it is, fittingly, a vegetarian. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to name the Augustynolophus morrisi California’s official state dinosaur. As a hadrosaur, “Auggie”, as it’s lovingly referred to, eats a plant-based diet and has a mouth shaped like a duckbill. The dinosaur, which lived between … Continue reading California’s State Dinosaur is Vegetarian

Kansas Residents Win Fight Against Proposed Tyson Factory Farm

Tyson Foods’ plan to build a $320 million poultry complex in Kansas has been thwarted by a “wall of local resistance,” according to a Drovers article. Nearly 3,000 Leavenworth County residents attended a town hall meeting earlier this month, voicing their concern to local law makers. “Specifically, residents are concerned about the environmental impact from … Continue reading Kansas Residents Win Fight Against Proposed Tyson Factory Farm

Vegan Restaurant Donates All Profits to Charity

P.S. Kitchen, a new vegan restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, will be donating all of their profits to charities with missions to disrupt the poverty cycle, such as The Doe Fund and Share Hope. The upscale eatery serves small plates such as maitake mushroom-stuffed bao buns, glazed whole-roasted carrots, and watermelon salad with plant-based feta, and … Continue reading Vegan Restaurant Donates All Profits to Charity

88-Year-Old Vegan Climbs Kilimanjaro

Colorado resident Fred Distelhorst ascended Mount Kilimanjaro this week, possibly setting a world record as the oldest person to ever do so. At 88 years old, Distelhorst credits his good health to his vegan diet and his granddaughter's do-good spirit, saying, “I think I’m in pretty good shape even though I’m a little old guy.” … Continue reading 88-Year-Old Vegan Climbs Kilimanjaro