Dairy Drops Suppliers After Years of Surplus

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A Pennsylvania dairy has cut ties with 11 out of 85 of it’s milk suppliers. Galliker’s Dairy had been running on a surplus for years, incurring significant financial losses after being unable to sell all the milk produced by its suppliers.

By eliminating 13 percent of its suppliers, Galliker’s Dairy will now produce 2 million fewer gallons of milk this year. It currently produces 14.5 million gallons.
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Vitamins and Minerals Vegans Need

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Vitamins and minerals are essential for proper body function and development. While there is a lot of focus in the vegan world on macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins), these micro-nutrients deserve just as much attention.

I’ve compiled a list of some of the vitamins and minerals that vegans need to keep an eye on. It’s important to note that some of the items on this list should be addressed by all people no matter your diet.
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Lady Gaga and Starbucks Unveil Vegan Drinks for a Cause

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Lady Gaga has teamed up with Starbucks to spread a message of kindness with four colorful, vegan drinks. Now through June 19, Starbucks will donate a portion of every purchase from the Cups of Kindness collection to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect,” said Lady Gaga. “Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”
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The Difference Between Vegan and Cruelty-Free

Vegan

No animal ingredients or animal by-products

Cruelty-Free

No animal testing on the end product or individual ingredients

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When shopping for beauty, body care, or household cleaning products, you’ve probably noticed some logos on the packaging that all seem to be saying the same thing. What’s the difference between all those logos?

We’re going to cut out the confusion and clearly define what some of them mean so on your next shopping trip, you know exactly which products to grab.
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Vegan Athlete Sets World Record

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Sara Lee, a competitor for the vegan non-profit bodybuilding organization PlantBuilt, set the world and American records for kettlebell at the 2017 Naturally Fit Games in Austin, TX on June 3rd. Continue reading “Vegan Athlete Sets World Record”

8 Easy Steps to Go Vegan

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Whether you do it for ethics or your health, going vegan is one of the best decisions you will ever make. With every bite of food you take, you will be healing your body and taking a stand against animal cruelty.

When you’re at square one, altering your lifestyle can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry though! With the right tips, you’ll be cruising through your new vegan life like a pro.

Follow these steps to become a confident and thriving vegan.
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Algae-Based Shoes Offer an Eco-Friendly Alternative

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Eco-friendly algae-based shoes are hitting the market in July. VIVOBAREFOOT, a London-based footwear company, has partnered with BLOOM, a performance-based materials manufacturer in Mississippi, to create a lightweight adventure shoe that will clean the waterways and reduce the shoe industry’s carbon footprint.

The shoes are made from algae harvested from freshwater sources like lakes, rivers and pond around the world that are susceptible to algal blooms – aquatic formations that are dangerous to drinking water and wildlife.
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