Great News!! VegNews is Back!!
VegMichigan members will once again receive 6 free issues of VegNews annually starting with the January issue.
VegNews went under reorganization and was not available for a period of time.
Thankfully, it is back.
Now, for the price of a $30 VegMichigan membership, you will receive VegNews, a $36 retail value, and free admission to VegFest, a $15 value.
That’s a $51 benefit for a $30 membership.
And of course, your contribution goes to a non-profit, all volunteer organization that continually promotes your good health, your environment and animal compassion.
You can join, or renew you membership at http://vegmichigan.org/join/
You must be a member by November 16 to receive the January issue.
Guinness Beer Is Going Vegan
Guinness, the Irish stout that once famously advertised itself under the slogan “Guinness is good for you,” took a step this week to inject 21st-century food culture into its 256-year-old product. Guinness is going vegan.
The company announced on Monday that starting at the end of 2016, its beer will no longer contain trace amounts of fish bladder, an integral part of its filtration process.
Few customers — except perhaps vegans and vegetarians who enjoy a pint — were probably even aware that the famous inky-black drink contained any fish parts at all. But it is actually quite common for cask beers to be filtered using isinglass, a gelatinlike substance derived from the dried swim bladders of fish that is used to separate out unwanted solids like yeast particles from a brew, the company said.
“Isinglass has been used widely within the brewing industry as a means of filtration for decades,” the company said in a statement on Monday after a report in The Times of London. “However, because of its use we could not label Guinness as suitable for vegetarians and have been looking for an alternative solution for some time.”
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 2 dozen cookies
1.5 C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C vegetable oil
1.5 C pumpkin puree
1/4 C applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Whisk together the oil and the brown sugar. Add in the pumpkin, applesauce, and vanilla and combine. In another bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in your chocolate chips.
Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop the cookie batter onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Report: U.S. Dairy Alternatives Market Worth $2.09 Billion and Growing
Take one look at the “dairy” aisle in your local Walmart, and it’s clear that consumers are steering away from cow’s milk. It begs the question: with the myriad of milk alternatives, does anyone even drink the real thing anymore?
According to the data — less people consume the bovine liquid than ever before. A new report “Dairy Alternatives Market by Type, Formulation, Application, & by Region – Global Forecast to 2020” (by MarketsandMarkets) catalogs the massive growth in the non-dairy market, and how it’s attributable to people’s changing tastes and dietary needs.
“The dairy alternative market in U.S. is expected to mark a growth of 13.2% between 2015 and 2018 based on the strength of diversification in market,” says Shivani Mishra, research analyst in the food & beverage domain for MarketsandMarkets. “In 2015, the U.S. market size of dairy alternatives is estimated to be worth $2.09 billion and is one of the largest markets in the North American food & beverage industry.” As far as the global market, it’s projected to reach about $19.5 Billion by 2020, growing about 15.5% from 2015 to 2020.
“Increase in health awareness, growing preference towards vegan diet, and change in the lifestyles have stimulated growth in the dairy alternatives market,” Mishra adds.
5 Spooky and Healthy Vegan Halloween Treats
Halloween treats don’t have to mean store-bought candies! Check out our recipes for healthy vegan Halloween treats, based on vegetables and fruits.
400 Million Fewer Animals Were Killed for Food Last Year vs. 2007 Because People are Eating Less Meat
From comments by Governor Brown to reports from the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, there’s widespread agreement that everyone needs to eat more plants.
Where there’s less consensus, however, is how to effect change. While many vegans believe Meatless Mondays and other cutting-back-consumption campaigns don’t push enough of a paradigm-shift, others argue that these are crucial first steps towards a more compassionate world.
Given that around 93 percent of people still eat meat, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone will cease doing so anytime soon. A world that eats far less meat, however, is already on the way. Meat consumption has been steadily declining in the U.S.—by 10% per capita since 2007, in fact.
In that year, for example, the U.S. raised and killed 9.5 billion land animals for food. As of 2014, that number plummeted by a whopping 400 million (to 9.1 billion — click here to view the statistics), says Paul Shapiro, Vice President, Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States.
“What that means is that compared to 2007, last year almost half a billion fewer animals were subjected to the torment of factory farming and industrial slaughter plants–and that’s despite the increase in the U.S. population,” Shapiro explains.
“That’s more animals than are experimented on, hunted, used in circuses, puppy mills, and end up in animal shelters each year in the U.S.—all combined.
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