A Vegan Dietitian Reviews “What the Health”

By Virginia Messina, MPH, RD As a vegan health professional, I am sometimes mortified to be associated with the junk science that permeates our community. And as an animal rights activist, I’m disheartened by advocacy efforts that can make us look scientifically illiterate, dishonest, and occasionally like a cult of conspiracy theorists. There is a… Read more »

Spring Cleaning for Animals

One core tactic to protecting large numbers of animals is to find something that’s already getting publicity, and then discover a way to align animal protection with it. This happens automatically whenever celebrities go vegan or who get heavily into animal advocacy—whether it’s Paul McCartney or Ricky Gervais or Tom Brady or Pamela Anderson or Moby, you’re starting… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Heart Pizza

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Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients 2 ½ cups unbleached white flour 1 cup warm water (~110 degrees) 1 teaspoon organic or raw sugar 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoons olive oil Vegan Pizza Dough Directions Mix the yeast, water, and sugar in large bowl…. Read more »

Vegans Overwhelmingly Favor Bernie Sanders

So last week, I tried out Twitter’s newish polling feature. I thought it would be cool to see where Vegan.com’s largely-vegan Twitter following stood on the US Presidential election. My question: “If you’re vegan—and only if you’re vegan—who has your vote?” The poll ran for 24 hours and here are the results: If you're vegan—and… Read more »

Greenpeace Supports the Seal Trade

Until today, I thought the only bad thing about Greenpeace was the blight of day-glo wearing college-age canvassers they parachute into every affluent downtown area. These employees specialize in creating awkward moments when you’re just trying to walk down the street and have a conversation with a friend. But it actually turns out that Greenpeace backs something even more… Read more »

Interview with Gene Baur

There’s probably never been a time when so many people have been interested in giving veganism a try. What do you think aspiring vegans need the most help with when it comes to embracing a lifestyle free of animal products? Yes, it feels like there is more interest in vegan living than ever before, and… Read more »

UrthBox Vegan Snack Box Giveaway

UrthBox Vegan Snack Box

If you love healthy food and snacks as much as we do, you are going to love this! We’re giving away two large UrthBoxes packed with healthy non-GMO vegan foods and snacks from UrthBox. What’s UrthBox? This company offers the one of the best ways to discover new healthy non-GMO foods and snacks. They are… Read more »

Australia to Ban Super Trawlers

One of the greatest enemies of the oceans, the super trawler, is set to be permanently banned from Australian waters. Super trawlers are massive ships—well over 100 meters long—that decimate fisheries by scooping up tens of thousands of fish at a time. Many of them even carry large-scale processing units and freezers, enabling them to stay… Read more »

Unilever Drops “Just Mayo” Lawsuit

The most stupid lawsuit in the entire history of stupid lawsuits has just been dropped, thanks in no small part to the litigators realizing that it was, well, a stupid lawsuit with zero chance of success. Mayo giant Unilever, which owns the Hellman’s and Best Foods brands, has dropped its lawsuit against Hampton Creek’s Just… Read more »

DIY Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect gift for a friend can be challenging, so here are a few ideas that you can make yourself and customize to suit your friends’ tastes. The secret ingredients? Mason jars packed with your favorite vegan things! 1. Snack Lovers’ Jar Pack a large mason jar full of your favorite vegan treats like… Read more »