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Don’t Forget to Eat Your Veggies

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, so remember to eat plenty of vegetables and other healthy vegan foods to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease as well as cancer, strokes, heart disease, and other life-threatening illnesses. Research shows that people who avoid “bad fats”—the kind found in meat, eggs, and dairy products—cut their risk of Alzheimer’s disease by about two-thirds. A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests…

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Animal Rights/ General

Teens and Technology Make It Easier Than Ever to ‘Cut Out Dissection’

October is not just for haunted hayrides, jack-o’-lanterns, and all-night horror movie marathons. It’s also the month set aside to highlight an issue even more gruesome and frightening than a Friday the 13th film fest—the murder of millions of cats, pigs, frogs, and other animals every year for classroom dissection. October is “Cut Out Dissection” Month, and PETA‘s youth division, peta2, is asking students to observe a day of silence…

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General/ Health/ Nutrition/ Veganism

Down With Mystery Meat!

It’s National School Lunch Week: Do you know what your kids are eating? If they’re still trying to force down mystery meat, it’s a toss-up. Yep, that gray matter that was the butt of so many jokes when we were kids is still around, but now it’s more disgusting than mysterious. We know that a lot of mystery meat is actually “mechanically separated meat,” which is made by sending animals’…

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General/ Veganism

Vegan Sports Fans Score Big

Brothers and coworkers Justin Goodman and Jared Goodman, who work at PETA and the PETA Foundation, respectively, take their vegan eating and sports-watching extremely seriously. The pair recently formed what is possibly the world’s first all-vegan fantasy football league, dubbed the “Figskin FFL,” which pits fellow coworkers and their vegan friends against each other in a bid to take home a rather fierce-looking “Plant-Based Primacy” trophy. The trophy may be…

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Dining/ General

Meat-Eaters Enjoy Mock Meats, Too

Vegetarians and vegans, you’ve got company: A new report shows that meat-eaters are also chowing down on mock meats, tofu, tempeh, and seitan. In fact, according to Mintel market research group, more than one-third of Americans are now eating these healthy meat-free foods and only a fraction of them identify themselves as vegetarians or vegans. Some meat-eaters are reportedly eating mock meats in place of animal flesh, and others are…

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General/ Veganism

Taco Bell Has a Beef With Meat

Meat is a four-letter word. It’s high in fat and cholesterol, and it contributes to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening diseases. It comes with warnings about E. coli and other foodborne bacteria, and it’s linked to climate change, pollution, and other serious environmental problems. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that many Americans are fed up with meat, and compassionate, health-conscious people (you know who you are) won’t…

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