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 Flag Seeks to Solidify Movement

The vegan movement now has an international flag. Designed by Gad Hakimi, an Israeli designer, the flag was created to solidify the global movement toward compassion. With input from an international design team and the Vegan Flag Facebook group, the flag was designed with three triangles that form the letter V using blue, green and white, … Continue reading Vegan Flag Seeks to Solidify Movement

Argentinian President Institutes Vegan Mondays

Argentina’s presidential cabinet has committed to eating only plant-based foods once a week in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Casa Rosada (the equivalent of the White House in the United States) announced they will be serving strictly vegan food on Mondays. Argentina’s meat-eating culture inspired the 554 employees of Casa Rosada, … Continue reading Argentinian President Institutes Vegan Mondays

Algae-Based Shoes Offer an Eco-Friendly Alternative

Eco-friendly algae-based shoes are hitting the market in July. VIVOBAREFOOT, a London-based footwear company, has partnered with BLOOM, a performance-based materials manufacturer in Mississippi, to create a lightweight adventure shoe that will clean the waterways and reduce the shoe industry’s carbon footprint. The shoes are made from algae harvested from freshwater sources like lakes, rivers … Continue reading Algae-Based Shoes Offer an Eco-Friendly Alternative

James Cameron to Release Vegan Documentary

Award-winning director and vegan environmentalist, James Cameron, is the executive producer of The Game Changers, a vegan documentary aimed at challenging the myth that humans need to eat meat in order to survive. The film, which is set to release later this year, will "introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural … Continue reading James Cameron to Release Vegan Documentary

Denmark Politicians Go Vegan for Climate Change

With the goal of bringing attention to the environment and climate change, a group of Danish members of parliament have committed to taking a 22-day vegan challenge. Politicians from the Alternative and the Red-Green Alliance parties volunteered to take part in this challenge to highlight the destruction done to our planet by animal agriculture. “Going … Continue reading Denmark Politicians Go Vegan for Climate Change

Obama Talks Climate Change & Eating Meat

Former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan in his first foreign appearance since leaving the White House. He addressed the unquestionable connection between animal agriculture and climate change, among other topics “I think people naturally understand that big smokestacks have pollution in them and they understand air pollution, … Continue reading Obama Talks Climate Change & Eating Meat

How to Make the Biggest Impact on the Environment

As Earth Day 2017 passes, I'm thinking about all the ways people across the world have pledged to help the environment. Some will plant trees or pick up trash. Others may ride their bike to work. It's inspiring to see people willing to change their lives in a small way to help this planet we … Continue reading How to Make the Biggest Impact on the Environment