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McDonald's, Beyond Meat Team Up on Meatless Burger

The 'PLT' will be available only in Canada for now

(Newser) - McDonald's is taking a big step toward joining the meatless bandwagon. The chain said Thursday it will test a meatless burger in a partnership with Beyond Meat, reports Reuters . However, US patrons will have to wait to taste what's being called the "PLT"—plant, lettuce, and... More »

Disney-Loving Vegans, Rejoice

More than 400 plant-based options coming to US parks

(Newser) - Plant-based dishes are coming to all 602 eateries at Disney's US theme parks. More than 400 dishes "made without animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey"—including cauliflower tacos, fried tofu, and carrot gnocchi—will arrive early next month at Florida's Walt Disney World, and in early... More »

Airport Police Concede 'Huge' Drug Find Was a Bust

White powder was for vegan cakes

(Newser) - A suitcase containing 25 bags of white powder understandably caught the attention of police at London's Gatwick Airport. Tests on the powder and questioning began, the Guardian reports. In the end, police said, "It was determined these bags of powder were cake ingredients for a vegan bakery."... More »

KFC Is About to Serve Up Vegan 'Chicken'

Fast food chain is testing Beyond Chicken in one store

(Newser) - Non-meat "meat" products are almost everywhere, and the next place they're heading is KFC. The chain is testing a vegan version of its fried chicken in an Atlanta restaurant starting Tuesday, CNBC reports. The plant-based product comes from Beyond Meat, making KFC the first national US fast food... More »

Burger King's Impossible Whopper Is Coming to You

Nationwide rollout happens in a week

(Newser) - A nationwide Impossible Whopper is just a week away. Burger King announced Thursday that its vegan burger—expanded to six additional markets following an increase in foot traffic in its initial test market of St. Louis—will be sold at all 7,200 locations across the country for a limited... More »

Men's Anti-Vegan Stunt Had Them Eating Raw Squirrels

They have been convicted and fined over the London incident

(Newser) - There were the vegans who "terrorized" the butchers . Now, the meat eaters who tried to terrorize the vegans. The BBC reports a macabre scene in London on March 30 earned two men disorderly conduct convictions and fines on Monday. Gatis Lagzdins, 29; and Deonisy Khlebnikov, 22, stationed themselves in... More »

Nation's Top Meat Company Joins Meatless Bandwagon

Tyson Foods is coming out with nuggets made from pea protein instead of chicken

(Newser) - In a sign of just how fast the meat-substitute market is growing, Tyson Foods said Thursday it will be coming out with nuggets made from pea protein instead of chicken. This is the same Tyson Foods that killed 2 billion chickens last year as the nation's biggest meat company,... More »

First, Impossible Burger. Now, Impossible Pizza

Little Caesars is first national pizza chain to offer a faux-meat topping

(Newser) - The meat-substitute movement has entered the world of pizza. Little Caesars is the first national chain to offer a faux-meat topping—Impossible Sausage, reports Business Insider . It will be available on the $12 Impossible Supreme Pizza in select locations for a trial run, per Fortune . The plant-based "sausage" comes... More »

Beyond Meat's IPO Was Beyond Successful

Share price more than doubled on first day

(Newser) - Investors have a big appetite for fake meat. The shares of Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, more than doubled Thursday in its Nasdaq debut. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs.... More »

Vegan Whopper's Test Goes Well; Now, It's Going National

Company rolling out 'Impossible Whopper' to all locations this year

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Burger King began testing a vegan Whopper in the St. Louis area. Reviews came in surprisingly strong—including this one from a worried meat-industry lobbyist who could see or taste no substantial difference between the vegan "Impossible Whopper" and the beef version. As a result, Burger... More »

Bride Draws the Line With Her Wedding: 'No Murderers'

The unidentified Aussie refused to invite meat-eaters

(Newser) - An Australian bride's line when it came to wedding invitations—"No murderers"—apparently didn't go over well on Facebook. According to Australia's News Network , the unidentified vegan banned meat-eating family members from her wedding and got slammed for it: "When your 'family' tries... More »

A Vegan's Mom Made Meat Sauce. It Didn't Go Over Well

Daughter accused of threatening to stab mother over meaty meal

(Newser) - Kids sometimes don't like the food their parents make, but a) this woman's picky-eater daughter is 48 years old, and b) most kids don't threaten to knife their parents over what's cooking. The New York Post reports on a story out of Italy, where local media... More »

Law Would Force Tofurky to Change Its Packaging

Tofurky filed a suit to stop it

(Newser) - Vegetarian food-maker Tofurky filed a lawsuit in Missouri on Monday seeking to defend its right to describe its products with meat terminology such as "sausage" and "hot dogs," as long as the packaging makes clear what the ingredients are, the AP reports. The Hood River, Oregon-based company... More »

French Butchers Have Beef With Vegan 'Terror' Campaign

Meat sellers are now seeking police protection

(Newser) - Graffiti, smashed windows, even shops splattered with blood. This is the "terror" being set upon meat purveyors in France, the head of the French Federation of Butchers tells the BBC , all part of a campaign by vegans to intimidate "in their aim of making a whole section of... More »

Researchers See Controversial Way to Help Planet

It involves getting rid of meat and dairy agriculture, or at least reducing

(Newser) - A comprehensive new study finds that more than 75% of the world's farmland—an area the size of the US, EU, China, and Australia combined—could be freed up for new uses and the world still wouldn't go hungry. The big catch: Humans would have to stop consuming... More »

Vegan Restaurant Bans Bottle-Feeding Cow's Milk

Customers react after sign on door asks parents to leave milk bottles at home

(Newser) - A vegan restaurant in Spain has caused quite a ruckus by posting this on its door: “We like mothers, of all species. That’s why we don’t like bottle feeds based on cow’s milk. Please don’t use them in the restaurant.” According to El Paí... More »

Woman Denied Swiss Passport for Being 'Annoying'

Nancy Holten meets all legal requirements

(Newser) - A vocal vegan in Switzerland seems to have voiced her discontent with certain Swiss traditions too many times. Nancy Holten was born in the Netherlands but has lived in Switzerland since she was 8; she'd like to gain Swiss citizenship, which her children have, but despite meeting all legal... More »

Pam Anderson to Assange: Here, Have a Nice Vegan Lunch

Animal activist drops by the Ecuadorian embassy in London

(Newser) - Pamela Anderson is better known for PETA ads and sex tapes , but she's apparently branching out to delivering food to house-bound internationally wanted founders of WikiLeaks, reports the Telegraph . In London on Sunday, she tells the British Press Association that she dropped by the Ecuadorian embassy to visit its... More »

Our Biggest Meat Producer Invests in Vegan 'Meat'

Tyson Foods nabs 5% stake in startup Beyond Meat

(Newser) - The country's largest meat producer is investing in a vegan startup. Tyson Foods has acquired a 5% stake in Beyond Meat, whose food products made from plant-based proteins are sold in 11,000 stores across the country, reports the Wall Street Journal . One analyst suspects Tyson Foods is more... More »

Vegan Mom Accused of Feeding Baby Only Fruits, Nuts

Family says Elizabeth Hawk wanted to live on 'water and sunlight' herself

(Newser) - A vegan Pennsylvania woman who was, per her family, determined to live on "water and sunlight" apparently took her extreme dietary views too far and has now been accused of starving her 11-month-old baby, feeding him nothing but fruit and nuts, CBS Pittsburgh reports. The child's father, who'... More »

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