New Veg Friendly MyPlate, Replaces the Food Pyramid

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Surgeon General unveiled a new food guide, MyPlate, that will replace the Food Pyramid that has been the standard nutrition guide since 1992. First Lady Michelle Obama, a champion of healthy eating and raising awareness about childhood obesity, spoke at the Agriculture Department in Washington DC to […]

Meatout 2011 – IDA Activists Offer Anti-War Protesters a Taste of Non-Violent Cuisine

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In Defense of Animals teamed up with Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) for this year’s MeatOut to feed 1,000 people vegan Tofurky sandwiches! On Saturday, March 19th, we had a fun vegan feed-in at the annual San Francisco peace rally calling for an end to the wars. We served yummy, vegan sandwiches, leaflet IDA vegan […]

Go Green for St. Patty’s Day and Go Veg…Meat’s not Green!

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Today we celebrate the Irish, guzzle a green beer, and wear a shamrock pin. But this year instead of just wearing green, why not go green! Animal agriculture is responsible for more than half the total human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and numerous other environmental impacts water waste and pollution, overgrazing, deforestation, loss of habitat and […]

Oprah and 378 of Her Staff Go Vegan for a Week!

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Recently, Oprah challenged her staff to join her and voluntarily go vegan for one week. Close to 400 Harpo Production employees agreed to the challenge and Oprah dedicated her show  to the results, so we had an Oprah watching party! About 75 delighted IDA and PETA employees, supporters, and other vegans packed into Harvey’s Bar […]

New Research Reveals That Primitive Humans Cooked & Ate Veggies

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Hunter? Gatherer? Vegetarian? New scientific evidence out of George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institute show that primitive man cooked and ate a variety of vegetables and grains, debunking the previously held belief that they were exclusively carnivores. The research has been published by the National Academy of Sciences. On the fossilized teeth of 44,000 to 36,000-year-old […]