Latest Vegetarianism News

Set the table early, and other tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Nov. 13, 2019 11:33 AM EST

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family dynamics, buried deep below the surface for the other 364 days a year, that threaten to bubble up through the...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Nov. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EST

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian Butcher will supply the new soy-based Rebel Whopper. It will go on sale Tuesday at 2,400 restaurants across Europe. Impossible Foods'...

Beyond Meat raises sales forecast despite competition

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyond Meat is facing a growing field of competitors but on Monday it raised its sales forecast for the year citing its leading role a new wave of vegetarian products intended to more closely mimic meat. The El Segundo, California, company noted the multiple fast-food chains offering its...

Sweet Earth CEO: Changing consumers behind plant-based boom

Oct. 27, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

Kelly Swette and her husband Brian founded Sweet Earth Enlightened Foods seven years ago because they felt the market needed vegetarian food that was more convenient, flavorful and sustainable. As it turns out, they were at the leading edge of a booming trend. Sales of plant-based foods are skyrocketing as...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 21, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHOSE DEFENSE OF THE PRESIDENT IS BEING SECOND-GUESSED Trump's acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in an effort to defend his boss, keeps making problematic statements. 2. CBD PIONEER PLEADS GUILTY IN VAPE...

New restaurants show meat-free Mexican is not a carne sin

Oct. 21, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — "That's not real Mexican food," ''My grandma would slap you" and "sellout" are just some of comments Jose and Leticia Gamiz received when they started their pop-up vegan Mexican food business, Mi Vegana Madre, four years ago. People saw them doing something new and took it personally, Jose...

Binge eating videos find big audience, even for weight loss

Oct. 3, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While trying to lose weight, Becky Beach found assistance in an unlikely place: thousands of online videos featuring people binging on massive amounts of ramen, burgers, chicken wings and seafood boils brimming with crab and lobster. The South Korea-rooted video trend is known as...

AP-NORC poll: Energy-saving habits vary in popularity

Sep. 27, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Turn off the lights when they aren't needed? Check. Lower the thermostat a few degrees in winter? Maybe. Go full-time vegetarian? Probably not. Americans are willing to go only so far in engaging in habits that conserve energy and reduce emissions that are warming the planet,...

McDonald's takes a nibble of the plant-based burger

Sep. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

McDonald's is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. McDonald's said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month. McDonald's says it developed a special recipe using burgers from Beyond Meat, a...

It's a vegan world after all, at least at Disney parks

Sep. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a vegan world after all, at least at Disney's U.S. theme parks. Disney said Tuesday that plant-based meals would be available at all of its restaurants and quick-meal hubs at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. The company says on its blog that the...