Looking for the latest on the bright side of the media? Grab your coffee and keep reading for the latest in plant-based news. Let me know in the comments what your favorite recent piece of news has been and what you think of all the vegan hubbub!
- Sports Illustrated has reported that ex-NFL lineman David Carter has gone vegan and has never felt better. Recently, it’s been reported that several NFL and NBA players have embraced the plant-based diet with open arms.
- The BBC has reported that veganism has now gone mainstream, with celebrities, athletes, and popular YouTube personalities announcing their switch to the compassionate lifestyle.
- Quartz implies that going vegan is now a form of self-care in an effort to “be part of a quest for a kinder, more sustainable world.”
- The editor in chief of political website Think Progress has announced his recent efforts to go plant-based and has asked, via social media, for advice on his transition. After having already been vegetarian for over 15 years, he has stated that he’s “trying something new.”
- The nondairy milk market has been projected as exceeding $34 billion by 2024. Not a bad business to get into!
- Love Panera? Me too. Check out their new vegan options here, and check out my (brief) review of one of them over on Instagram!
- They did it once, they’ve done it again: Impossible Tacos (aka the same company that made the Impossible Burger) have come to Chicago!
- A Rochester, NY elementary teacher who had a heart attack has inspired 1300 colleagues to try a plant-based diet after losing 60 pounds. “The medicine was in the food,” said Schmidt, a former professional baker who now says he does not include processed foods, sugar or oil in his diet. “I eat more now than I did on my standard American diet, but it’s all good stuff and your body just craves it and thrives on it.”
- Loma Linda University has announced that it will offer a PhD program in nutrition “with an advanced research focus on plant-based nutrition.” The university currently offers bachelors, masters, and 4+1 programs in nutrition.
- A new Nike commercial now promotes a plant-based diet. NBA player Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics credits his health and physique to a healthy vegan diet. “Irving told sports media outlet Bleacher Report in November, ‘I’m not eating a whole bunch of animals anymore. Once you become awake, you don’t see that stuff anymore.'”
- Have you heard? Aldi launched a line of all-vegan products, including 4 veggie burgers, faux cheese, and “meat”balls… and they’re actually pretty tasty!
Questions for you:
What have been some of your favorite headlines in vegan or plant-based news lately?
What are some of your favorite faux meat products? We don’t eat a ton of them, but we are pretty big Gardein or Field Roast fans on occasion. 😉