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Key to Extinction of Ancient Bear: Vegan Diet

Inflexible diet appears to have led to cave bear's demise some 25K years ago

(Newser) - Cave bears, the close cousin of the brown bear, roamed vast swaths of present-day Russia across to the United Kingdom and down to Spain for hundreds of thousands of years until they went extinct 25,000 years ago. A large beast at roughly 12 feet long and 5 feet tall... More »

Italy Might Jail Parents of Vegan Kids

Diet is 'reckless and dangerous,' says lawmaker

(Newser) - To make pasta, you need eggs, which are obviously not vegan. That might be enough to explain a proposed law in Italy that would jail parents for up to six years for imposing "reckless and dangerous eating behavior," including veganism, on kids under 17. Jokes aside, the woman... More »

Vegan Baby Hospitalized, Taken From Parents

At 14 months, he weighed as much as a typical 3-month-old

(Newser) - Veganism is on the rise in Italy, and while it's been shown to be the best diet for weight loss , a few babies who are also on a strict no-animal-products diet appear to be paying a price. A 14-month-old was rushed to a Milan hospital this month by his... More »

Vegan Restaurateurs Eat Meat, Get Death Threats

'A lot of vegans have a right to feel betrayed by this'

(Newser) - A couple whose string of trendy vegan restaurants in California is popular with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé, Emma Stone, and Woody Harrelson are under attack after it was discovered they've been eating meat for months, the Guardian reports. "This is a vegan restaurant company that's... More »

Best Diet for Weight Loss: Veganism

A review of diets finds that those who go vegan lose the most weight fastest

(Newser) - If you want to lose weight and you want to lose it fast, a review of 12 weight loss studies concludes that your road to success is a vegan one. Reporting in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Ru-Yi Huang of E-Da Hospital in Taiwan finds in her review of... More »

What Happened When I Ate What Beyonce Eats

Food writer goes vegan for 22 days, drops 16 pounds

(Newser) - Not convinced Beyonce and Jay Z's vegan experiment is for you? Well, the Courier-Journal's food writer tried the 22-day plan—as outlined in a book by the power couple's trainer—and says she lost 16 pounds doing so. Of course, during those 22 days, she not only... More »

Meat Industry Fumes Over Federal Report Touting Vegan Diet

Officials point to environmental benefits of avoiding animal products

(Newser) - A new federal report points to the environmental benefits of a vegan diet, and the meat industry is not exactly happy about it. Industry representatives say sustainability isn't within the purview of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, whose recommendations factor into guidelines by the federal agriculture and health departments,... More »

James Cameron's Next Project: All-Vegan School

School founded by his wife, backed by him, is going 'plant-based'

(Newser) - This fall, the US will have its first vegan school, courtesy of that onetime king of the world, James Cameron. Sort of. Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of the Titanic and Avatar director, opened the nonprofit MUSE School in Calabasas, Calif., with her sister Rebecca Amis in 2006 ( E! and... More »

Your Sugar May Have Touched Cows' Pelvic Bones

Who knew all sugar isn't vegan?

(Newser) - If you're looking to avoid any link between animal products and your food, you might want to take a hard look at the sugar you consume. Cane sugar undergoes a refining process that makes it white, and the process often involves the use of bone char, which typically comes... More »

Vegan Mom Regains Custody of Baby

She defied doctor who ordered him to hospital

(Newser) - A judge in Florida has allowed a vegan mom who defied a doctor's orders to regain custody of her infant son, reports WFTV . The strange case began in June when police in Casselberry charged Sarah Markham with neglect and took away 2-week-old Caleb. The charges came after a pediatrician... More »

What Would Happen If the Planet Went Vegetarian

LV Anderson: Things would get crazy—but what we're doing now is just as crazy

(Newser) - If it was up to PETA, the whole world would go vegan. But what if that actually happened? LV Anderson tackles the question in Slate by looking at recent relevant research, and finds that planet-wide vegetarianism or veganism would have quite a few positive ramifications: reduced greenhouse gas emissions, millions... More »

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

Vegan Beyonce Isn't Exactly Dressing Vegan

She allegedly wears fur, leather, pepperoni

(Newser) - Beyonce is eating vegan for 22 days , but she's been wearing some questionable outfits while doing so. A rundown:
  • Fur: Us reports that Beyonce went to a vegan restaurant (Native Foods in California) Thursday while wearing a Christopher Kane wool-blend parka ... that features a collar made out of real
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Jay Z, Beyonce Going Vegan

For 22 days, at least

(Newser) - The latest celebrity vegans: Jay Z and Beyonce ... at least for 22 days. The couple is going "completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based," Jay Z wrote on his blog yesterday, as part of a "spiritual and physical cleanse." They started yesterday (the... More »

Portia de Rossi: Diet Keeps My Face Young

'Arrested Development' star credits veganism

(Newser) - Since the return of Arrested Development, fans have been wondering one thing: What happened to Portia de Rossi's face? Her character looks so different in the new episodes that speculation ran rampant de Rossi must have had some work done in the intervening years. No official word from the... More »

Vegans Turn to Bodybuilding

Animal-free dieters find ways to bulk up competitively

(Newser) - A new trend is sprouting in the sport of bodybuilding: veganism. A burgeoning group of competitive weight-lifters are turning to an all animal-free diet, reports the New York Times . It's a challenge because the vegan diet can be dauntingly limited for bodybuilders, who need a sufficient amount of amino... More »

Fix Your Diet: Go 'Semi-Vegan'

Drop meat once a week: Mark Bittman

(Newser) - "Lose weight" tends to make a whole lot of Americans' lists of New Year's resolutions. But Mark Bittman has a news flash for you: What we all really need to do is not obsess over dieting, but "eat better." And to do so, all we need... More »

Why We Stopped Being Vegetarians

A butcher, hunter, and rancher discuss the ethics of eating animals

(Newser) - For long stretches of their lives, Nicolette Niman, Tovar Cerulli and Joshua Applestone were all vegetarians or vegans. Now, they’re a rancher, a hunter, and a butcher, respectively, who “firmly believe food from animals can be healthful, environmentally appropriate, and ethical,” they write in the Atlantic . Their... More »

Guilty Verdict Stands for Vegans Who Starved Baby

Couple's baby died after being fed only soy milk, apple juice

(Newser) - In April 2004, the 6-week-old son of Jade Sanders and Lamont Thomas starved to death, and Georgia’s top court today upheld the couple’s murder convictions and life sentences from 2007. A court initially found the first-time parents guilty of murder after investigators discovered they fed the boy mostly... More »

Texas College Opens All-Vegan Cafeteria

But another hall will serve fried chicken and BBQ

(Newser) - A sign of the times, and possibly the makings of an epic food fight: The University of North Texas is opening a cafeteria devoted exclusively to vegan fare—and it appears to be the first such college dining hall in the nation, reports Inside Higher Ed . This being Texas, the... More »

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