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Plant-based eating benefits people, animals and the planet.

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WASHINGTON—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation in their challenge to Proposition 12, the strongest farm animal protection law in the world. The Humane Society of the United States led...

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Photo of an industrial chicken operation in India.

In 2019, Sara Shields, in southern India for workshops with Humane Society International colleagues, drove into the countryside near Bangalore to visit industrial chicken operations. At the first farm she stopped at, she saw hundreds of white-feathered birds in long open-sided barns with burlap...

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By Karen E. Lange

Factory farm animals, locked in extreme confinement, suffer some of the worst cruelty imaginable. Egg-laying hens are confined in cages so small they can’t even flap their wings. Mother pigs in the pork industry are locked in metal “gestation crates,” which prohibit them from turning around for...

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Benedict College, a historically Black liberal arts college (HBCU) in Columbia, South Carolina, is among the first colleges in the country to be signed onto the Forward Food Pledge. This collaboration commits Benedict to a minimum 5% annual increase in plant-based menu offerings through 2024 and...

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See the difference between cage-free egg production and battery-cage egg production.

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Today, Davidson College and the Humane Society of the United States announce a new partnership that will bring more plant-based meals to a generation of students demanding healthier and more sustainable foods. The partnership with the HSUS will put Davidson College in the top tier of colleges and...

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Vegetable scene of a cauliflower and blackberry lamb on a potato and broccoli landscape with a cucumber whale swimming in a blueberry ocean.

We are alive at a pivotal moment: For ourselves, for the Earth and for every animal on the planet. If we all are to survive, we must change the way we eat. Which sounds dire. But it is within our grasp. Think of it as a chance for a better world. A great and shared adventure. A journey to a place...

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By Karen E. Lange

Large-scale animal agribusiness causes widespread suffering, but the consequences don’t end there. Here are even more reasons to reduce or eliminate animal products from our diets: Greenhouse gas explosion Many aspects of the meat, egg and dairy industries—not just the raising of animals, but feed...

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Guide to Plant-Based Meals

Increasing menu offerings that are healthy and sustainable, while also being exciting and delicious for customers is important to food service provider HHS, which is pledging to increase the number of plant-based options provided annually, with a target of reaching 20% plant-based menu items within...

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Fresh Ideas Food Service Management recently released a new, expansive line of entirely plant-based menu concepts, known as Mindful Fork, in consultation with the Humane Society of the United States. The launch of Mindful Fork coincided with Fresh Ideas’ landmark announcement to eventually provide...

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Chef Eddie Garza demonstrating plant-based cooking techniques on a television program.

You can’t blame Eddie Garza for wondering how he got here. The plant-based chef, a food and nutrition manager for the Humane Society of the United States, is an animal welfare superstar with a focus on reaching Latino communities. He’s been featured in media outlets throughout the U.S. and abroad...

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By James Hettinger
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by Matthew Prescott

The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards and now the Oscars have made history this year by featuring plant-based-only menus. It seems only natural that LA’s young philanthropists would throw themselves into the movement by learning how to prepare plant-based...

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With the $4.5 billion plant-based foods market embracing meat eaters, flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans alike, the landscape is expanding even further to include delicious plant-based snack items and meals at sporting events, concerts, conventions and art museums. Two national organizations are...

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ISS Guckenheimer, a leading food services provider that seeks to deliver chef-crafted fresh food to its customers, has pledged to make 55% of its menu options plant-based by 2025. This is the strongest commitment to date from any food service management company. As a signatory to the Cool Food...

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In collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States, LPM & Affiliates, a food service management company specializing in contract foodservice management and catering for business and industry, schools, healthcare and cultural/entertainment venues, is launching a new line of plant-based...

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Service members will soon see a new plant-based dish in military dining facilities across the country. A sweet potato and black bean burrito recipe developed by the HSUS was recently approved by the Department of Defense’s food service team, which greenlights recipes that meet stringent nutrition...

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Kelly L. Williams

Making sure students have nutrient dense lunches is an important part of learning. That’s why Richfield High School, located in Richfield, a suburb of Minneapolis, has committed to increasing its plant-based options and is the first high school in the country to sign the Forward Food Pledge...

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In collaboration with Northern Michigan University’s Animal Club and the Humane Society of the United States, Northern Michigan University signed the Forward Food Pledge and has committed to increasing its plant-based offerings each year through 2024. NMU has made this commitment to ensure that all...

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