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Colleen’s Top 5 • Our Spring Issue is chock-full of vibrant, seasonal recipes that could bring pretty much anyone to the plant side. Here are five of my faves.
yoursay • VN READERS SHARE WHAT’S ON THEIR MINDS
Paris in the Spring
THE MAN with 25 Vegan Restaurants • With his hands in projects spanning the globe from Chicago to the Middle East, the question remains: is restaurateur Matthew Kenney actually human? Spoiler alert: we’re still not sure. VegNews’ Jasmin Singer sat with the chef, entrepreneur, and passionate yogi to find out what’s next for his burgeoning empire—and just when, exactly, he sleeps.
The Meals Behind the Man • For the most ambitious plant-based restaurateur in the world, food is more than fuel; it’s a way of life. So what does Matthew Kenney eat when he’s not feeding others? Turns out, this famed chef has a sweet spot for sour pickles. Here is what a typical day of meals looks like for the man behind the brand.
PRETTY HURTS • Every year, millions of animals are blinded, burned, and scarred in safety tests for beauty products intended for human use. These outmoded and unethical practices aren’t just horribly cruel and opposed by an ever-growing number of consumers around the world, they are often ineffective and unnecessary. As this flawed model begins showing its cracks, journalist Ellen Kanner explores the ugly truth behind animal testing, and introduces the mavericks leading the cruelty-free charge.
The Future of Testing • For years, animals have been regarded as the most dependable way to test everything from chemicals to cosmetics to pharmaceuticals. But now, findings show that these experiments have limited success in predicting human responses—as low as 75 percent—leaving a massive and dangerous margin for error. Fortunately, cutting-edge technologies are being developed to provide much higher accuracy with zero animal suffering.
Cruelty-Free versus Vegan: The Fine Print • What may first seem interchangeable isn’t always the case. Untangle the confusing language of beauty labeling and make the best—and most ethical—purchases possible.
The VegNews Guide to Saving the World • VegNews’ (Super-Waste, Plastic-Free) to (Making Better Composting Like Totally) Saving VEGNEWS.COM VegNews 33 Super-Easy, Zero-Free) Guide Better Purchases, Like a Pro, and Saving the World
food • Don’t let bulk bins and overpackaged produce overwhelm you. Reduce your plastic usage one step at a time, starting with your next grocery trip.
beauty • You don’t have to go makeup-free or ditch your favorite essentials on your quest for greener living. Instead, try these eco-friendly adjustments.
fashion • Yes, even the fabrics we wear can have a big impact on the environment. Get the lowdown on which toxic materials to avoid; the companies crafting sustainable styles; and how to green your wardrobe.
home • Greening your household doesn’t have to be complicated, and can be done with items already in your home. From DIY cleaners made with vodka to things you never knew you could compost, you’ll be living green in no time.
The VegNews Green Living Challenge • Take VegNews’ 30-day challenge to green up every aspect of your life for a no-stress, easy-to-follow plan to cut out waste—little by little—for good.
THE art OF MEDITATION • Despite the addictive allure of escaping into the world of social media, it is...