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Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties.It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with […]

11 Impressive Health Benefits of Pomegranate

11 Impressive Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Credit to Natural Food Series Food & Nutrition By Brandi Marcene February 8, 2019 Pomegranate health benefits includes cancer prevention, support a healthy heart, has aphrodisiac properties, helps prevent arthritis and joint pain, lowers blood pressure, prevent bacterial infections and serve as workout snacks. Other […]

New York Bill Pushes to Ban Fur by 2021

New York Bill Pushes to Ban Fur by 2021

VegNews find out that this month, New York assemblywoman and animal-rights activist Linda Rosenthal introduced new legislation that would ban the sale and production of fur statewide by 2021. “Increasingly, consumers are looking to make ethical and sustainable purchases—fur is neither of those,” Rosenthal said. “The fur trade has at its core a violence toward animals that is antithetical with our modern views on animals as human companions and sentient beings.” Fur bans are currently in effect in several California cities, including West Hollywood, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In December, assemblywoman Laura Friedman proposed California State Fur Ban (AB 44) which passed its first hearing, 8 to 4, in front of the California Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on March 12.

LUSH Goes Egg-Free

LUSH Goes Egg-Free

VegNews find out today, beauty brand LUSH announced that it is transforming all of its product lines to be completely egg-free. The brand plans to replace the ingredient with vegan alternatives such as linseed and aquafaba (otherwise known as chickpea brine). “Unconvinced that even the […]

Creamy Vegetable Risotto (30 Minutes!)

Creamy Vegetable Risotto (30 Minutes!)

Credit to Minimalist Baker Ingredients RISOTTO 3 1/2 – 4 cups vegetable broth (warmed on the stovetop // store-bought) 2 Tbsp water (or oil), divided 1 small bundle asparagus (ends trimmed or 1 small bundle broccolini, stalks trimmed (we used both)) 1 medium red bell […]

Jeff Bezos Backs $30 Million Investment in Vegan Tech Startup That Aims to Make Animal Products Obsolete

Jeff Bezos Backs $30 Million Investment in Vegan Tech Startup That Aims to Make Animal Products Obsolete

According to VegNews Chilean vegan startup The Not Company (“NotCo”) recently raised $30 million in investment capital from several funds, including from funds controlled by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos. Founded in 2015 by biotech engineer Matías Muchnick, biochemist Pablo Zamora, and computer scientist Karim Pichara, NotCo’s products rely on “Guiseppe”—a discovery platform that identifies plant-based proteins that can mimic animal products. “NotCo is the epitome of a mission-driven challenger brand and has the energy and capabilities to topple the traditional food production giants. Their advanced thinking combines food tech, machine AI, and plant-based ingredients to create a sustainable non-animal protein source,” Eli Sceti, co-founder of The Craftery, a $300 million mission-driven fund that led the investment in NotCo, said. “We are thrilled to be working with Matías and the NotCo team as they transform the food production industry and give people the choice to consume environmentally conscious products.” Currently, the company distributes its chickpea-based Not Mayo at more 1,000 retailers in Chile and plans to use the current funding round to develop new products (such as vegan ice cream, yogurt, and milk) and expand its distribution channels to Mexico and the United States by the end of the year.

Animal Liberation, Peter Singerm – must read

Animal Liberation, Peter Singerm – must read

Though there have been significant strides in our awareness of animal welfare in the decades since this book was written, ‘Animal Liberation’ is as relevant today as it ever was. Often described as the “the bible” of the animal liberation movement, Peter Singer’s book delves […]