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on 16 July 2014

Got milk? Not anymore. More Americans are moving away from cow’s milk, USDA data has shown. In fact, overall cow’s milk consumption has dropped 37% since the 1970s. Soy, almond, rice, hemp, coconut and other plant milks are being consumed by vegans and meat-eaters alike. Some opt for non-dairy milks due to allergies or vegan beliefs, many choose it for taste, and for some it’s a matter of price. The price of cow’s milk has increased 10% in just the last year. Plant milks are rich in protein and calcium and are fortified with other vitamins, much like breakfast cereals. Non-dairy milks also have a good source of calcium that has higher absorption than cow’s milk, other studies are showing. The rates of bone fracture are highest in cow’s milk-drinking countries. While the dairy industry is trying to rev up their reputation by swapping out their “Got Milk?” slogan with “Milk Life” and boasting cow’s milk’s protein, the facts are clear: we can get better, healthier protein from non-dairy milks, and no one has to suffer. (ecorazzi.com)

on 10 July 2014

A health wave is taking over the UAE, with raw and vegan outlets becoming the latest trend. Raw vegan food does not include items of animal origin, and is cooked at temperatures below 48°C. On a visit to Dubai-based Comptoir 102 in June 2014 as a guest chef, Sati Faulks revealed that he is working on a new concept — cold-pressed juice bars which will offer fresh juices and raw food. Silvena Rowe, who entered the UAE more than a year ago, has finally opened her own brand of restaurants, starting with Omnia Gourmet. This is a deli-cum-café located in Jumeirah and is aimed at the health-conscious — the menu aims to be raw, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, as well as sugar-free. Bestro claims to be the city's first "living raw foods restaurant" with the menu being 100% raw, organic and vegan. The café is run by Hayley Ross Macdonald, founder of Be Supernatural, the brand of raw and organic superfoods. (hoteliermiddleeast.com)

on 02 July 2014

Moein Ghahremani Nejad is a 21-year-old student, author and raw vegan activist. He became a raw vegan three years ago after years of suffering headaches and digestive disorders so he started researching natural ways of preventing diseases. During his journey he has become more familiar with the philosophy of veganism, animal rights, peace and harmony. It has taken him two years to complete his book and his aim is to help people to improve their diet by making a few simple changes. This book is about the relationship between the food we eat and how it affects the world around us. The main aim of this book is to explain to people the fundamentals of a healthy natural diet and how it can help improve their health. He has referred to many scientific experiments in his book as well as his own personal experiences. Moein's ultimate goal is to help bring health, happiness and peace to people's lives, so it is a humanitarian purpose, which is beneficial for all. If you want help Moein to publish this extraordinary book, please click here.

on 24 June 2014

Centerplate, the food service provider of Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, just announced plans to offer vegan options at every single concession stand in the stadium! The items that will appear on the menu were created all in-house by Centerplate chefs. Some of the menu favorites include navy bean curry, Portobello boa bun, and BBQ Jackfruit sandwich. The CEO of Centerplate released a statement explaining why they have chosen to add these new items to the Levi's Stadium menu, "[the aim was to] design a hospitality program to usher in a new era of fan experience, and to match the Bay Area's diverse culture." Every game day, the stadium concession stands will be stocked with 14 vegan options and 26 vegetarian menu items. (onegreenplanet.org)

on 18 June 2014

A vegan supermarket is coming to the U.S. But not until 2016. Called "Veganz," the German-based market opened in 2011 and is already expanding across Europe. Started by Jan Bredack, who adopted a vegan lifestyle in 2009, Veganz was born out of Bredack's desire to share his own transformation with others. Bredack's first plans for the U.S. start in 2016 in Portland, Ore.—a town known for its vegan food and culture. But Bredack will soon find that there are many towns ripe for vegan-dedicated supermarkets. Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago—all have strong vegan cultures. Even parts of Texas (besides Austin) have booming vegan communities. (eatdrinkbetter.com)