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Egg on their Faces

They’re getting nervous. With the big increase in the popularity of plant-based products, those companies that make animal-derived ones are getting nervous enough to try to push back. The latest case is the egg industry push-back against Hampton Creek’s vegan mayonnaise, Just Mayo, a product that looks like mayonnaise, tastes like mayonnaise and yet contains … Continue reading

Bacteria Pervasive in Hamburgers

The burger test results are in. Researchers bought enough ground beef to make over 1,800 quarter pounders from markets all over the country. Every single burger, without exception, had potentially disease-causing fecal (yuck!) bacteria in it. It’s getting really bad out there in the meat world. As if that weren’t bad enough, sixty percent of … Continue reading

Tastes just like Bacon!

It takes just like bacon! Oregon State University researchers have made many dreams come true by discovering a seaweed that has a high nutritional value and tastes just like bacon. A new strain of Pacific dulse, a native red algae found in the intertidal zone along the West Coast, has been been successfully cultivated in … Continue reading

Fast Food Vegetarian Options Increase

Amy’s, the all-vegetarian food manufacturer, is opening a fast food drive-thru later this month in Rohnert Park, California, a city north of San Francisco. It’s another first for the vegetarian world. It’s also a sign that more and more people are looking for vegetarian food. The restaurant will offer vegetarian burgers, burritos, salads, and chili, … Continue reading

Screaming for a Different Kind of Ice Cream!

As the old summer time saying goes, “you scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!”. However, these days more and more people scream for a different ice cream, and this has most often meant dairy free “ice cream”. While some people are looking for a lower-saturated-fat, heart-healthy option, others are looking for lactose-free … Continue reading

Ikea offers Veggie Meatballs

Amazing! Ikea just started serving vegan Swedish meatballs. Vegan and vegetarian foods are getting so popular they decided to jump on the growing trend. On April 9, the furniture giant started selling the much anticipated vegan meatballs at their U.S. in-store restaurants, in addition to the meaty Swedish variety that customers have come to love. … Continue reading

Former Burger King Chairman starts Vegetarian Company!

We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday gift! Former Board Chairman of Burger King, Brian Swette, has launched a vegetarian food company. The new company, Sweet Earth Natural Foods, touts its natural ingredients, such as nourishing grains, plant based proteins and vegetables. From the look of its products, which include seitan, veggie burritos, and … Continue reading

This Veggie Burger bleeds!

There’s now a veggie burger that actually bleeds! But don’t worry, it’s not real blood, just part of the new trend of making meat substitutes, or as the industry calls them meat analogues, as much like the real thing as possible, but without the meat of course. Scientists at the company Impossible Foods company say … Continue reading

The Paleo Fantasy Continues

Since the mistaken notions and thinking behind the Paleo Diet have continued since our last posting debunking it, we thought we would add a little more refutation to it. Writing in her new book, the Paleofantasy, anthropologist Professor Marlene Zuk, says that the claim that Paleo Man did not consume grains and grain-like plants has … Continue reading

More Countries Ban Foie Gras – the indelicate delicacy!

We are happy to report that India has just joined the growing honor roll of countries which have banned foie gras, or swollen goose, and sometimes duck, liver. The initiative for the ban got started in 2012 by animal welfare organizations complaining to their government, and documenting the awful conditions that geese and ducks endure … Continue reading

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