Your Cart

The Dairy Pride Act Wants You to Stop Saying “Almond Milk”

Posted by Aaron Seminoff on


What do you call your favorite vegan non-dairy beverage?  If you say “milk” as in almond milk or soy milk, dairy farmers in the U.S.—feeling the heat from the growing popularity of healthy non-dairy products—are introducing legislation in Congress to get you to stop.  Here’s what you should know about the so-called “DAIRY PRIDE Act.”   DAIRY PRIDE Act and Plant-Based Milk   Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has introduced Senate Bill 130 (the DAIRY PRIDE Act) into the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.  The stated purpose of the DAIRY PRIDE Act is “To require enforcement against misbranded milk alternatives.”   Why are the words in the act title all in caps?  They are an acronym standing for...

read entire article

UK Keeps Animal Fat in 5 Pound Note Despite Vegan Protests

Posted by Aaron Seminoff on


You’re a dedicated vegan who avoids animal ingredients in not just your food, but also your clothing, home furnishings, and health and beauty products.  But what do you do if there’s an animal product in something that’s virtually impossible to avoid?  This dilemma became very real for vegans in the UK back in September 2016 when the government debuted a redesigned £5 note that contains tallow, an animal fat. Animal Fat in Paper Money   The new money, which is said to be stronger (water-proof and tear-resistant) and safer for the environment, contains a polymer that is manufactured using an animal product called tallow.  Tallow is rendered from the fat of cows or sheep, and has been commonly used in...

read entire article

Ben & Jerry's Adds 3 New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Posted by Aaron Seminoff on


Are you a frozen dessert lover?  Fruit-flavored ice pops are great, but what if you’re a vegan who happens to be craving something rich and creamy?  Here’s some exciting news for vegans with a sweet tooth:  Ben & Jerry’s is adding 3 new vegan ice cream flavors to their product line! Ben & Jerry's Vegan Ice Cream Flavors The new flavors are a non-dairy version of their famous Cherry Garcia, plus Caramel Almond Brittle and Coconut Seven Layer Bar.  These new vegan choices now bring the total up to an impressive 7 varieties made without dairy or any other animal products: Chocolate Fudge Brownie Chunky Monkey Coffee Caramel Fudge B. & Cookies Caramel Almond Brittle Cherry Garcia Coconut Seven Layer...

read entire article

Artist Lisa Frank Teams Up With Glamour Dolls For Vegan Makeup Line

Posted by Aaron Seminoff on


Were you obsessed with those cute and colorful Lisa Frank designs on your school supplies back in the 90s?  What cool girl didn’t want psychedelic kittens, unicorns, and other adorable critters on her notebooks and pencil cases?  There’s exciting news for Lisa Frank fans who’ve grown up, started wearing makeup, and gone vegan…Lisa Frank is teaming up with the indie cruelty-free beauty brand Glamour Dolls to create a new vegan product line! Right now, you can pre-order an adorable cruelty-free angled blush brush decorated with rainbow-colored unicorns.  Cruelty-free makeup brushes are made from synthetic fibers, not animal hairs like some other makeup brushes.  The new Lisa Frank brush will be ready to ship in April-May 2017 and will be the...

read entire article

Lush Cosmetics & HSI Team Up for #BeCrueltyFree Campaign

Posted by Aaron Seminoff on


Image via humane research Australia The Lush Cosmetics brand is making an awesome change to its popular New Shampoo Bar. Already a favorite with sustainability-minded consumers (no plastic bottles!), the cinnamon stick embedded in the bar is being replaced by a wooden stick that will carry a great cruelty-free message. The stick will have the #BeCrueltyFree hashtag and also a link to Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty Free campaign. Lush is already well-known as a cruelty-free beauty company, and now their collaboration with HSI will bring the anti-animal testing message to many millions of consumers. The message will be printed in both English and Chinese—the two most commonly used languages on social media. HSI reports that Chinese law requires animal...

read entire article