Vegetarianism

In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 photo, George Johnson points to a thermostat at the barber shop where he works in Longwood, Fla. Johnson says he rarely uses public transportation but is worried about climate change and keeps his driving to a minimum. He sometimes takes other conservation steps such as eating vegetarian meals and planting trees while always turning off unnecessary lights. “You’ve got to start somewhere,” he said. “If everybody just turned off their lights one hour or anything, it can help.” (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 27, 2019 - 1:12 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Turn off the lights when they aren't needed? Check. Lower the thermostat a few degrees in winter? Maybe. Go full-time vegetarian? Probably not. Americans are willing to go only so far in engaging in habits that conserve energy and reduce emissions that are warming the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2007, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann, flip pork chops in the Iowa Pork Producers tent at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. The state fair, a quadrennial presidential prerequisite stop, is a cultural obstacle course more fraught with pitfalls than opportunities to sway the narrow band of voters who will attend the kickoff caucuses in less than six months. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 08, 2019 - 12:20 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's time for the Iowa State Fair, home of deep-fried everything, a dish called "hot beef sundaes"— and every four years, presidential candidates. Starting Thursday, more than 20 Democratic White House hopefuls will navigate the festival of nutritionally questionable snacks...
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A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs," "vegan bacon," "beefless burger" or "beefless tips," as displayed in a Jackson, Miss., home, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and the Illinois-based Upton's Naturals Co., which makes vegan products and sells them in many states, including Mississippi. It was filed the same day Mississippi enacted a new law that bans plant-based products from being labeled as meat. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 02, 2019 - 2:14 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and "vegan bacon." The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state's Republican agriculture...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:56 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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A conventional beef burger, left, is seen Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, next to "The Impossible Burger", right, a plant-based burger containing wheat protein, coconut oil and potato protein among it's ingredients. The ingredients of the Impossible Burger are clearly printed on the menu at Stella's Bar & Grill in Bellevue, Neb., where the meat and non-meat burgers are served. More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like meat. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 13, 2019 - 1:19 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska...
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August 27, 2018 - 3:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vegetarian food-maker Tofurky filed a lawsuit in Missouri on Monday seeking to defend its right to describe its products with meat terminology such as "sausage" and "hot dogs," as long as the packaging makes clear what the ingredients are. The Hood River, Oregon-based...
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FILE- This Jan 9, 2018, file photo shows the Impossible Burger at Stella's, in Bellevue, Neb., which is a burger is made from plant protein. As companies look to lessen Americans’ reliance on animals for food, the term “plant based” is replacing “vegan” and “vegetarian” because of the unappetizing and polarizing associations the v-words might have. (Ryan Soderlin/The World-Herald via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not vegan, it's "plant-based." So will carnivores bite? As companies try to cater to Americans' interest in lighter eating, the term "plant-based" is replacing "vegan" and "vegetarian" on some foods. The worry is that the v-words might have unappetizing or polarizing...
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January 15, 2018 - 12:42 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — University researchers are figuring out whether soul food laden featuring fat and salt can be made healthy and delicious by using plants-only recipes. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that University of South Carolina researchers are launching a two-year study on...
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October 06, 2017 - 9:35 am
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The owner of a vegan food truck in northeastern Pennsylvania says she regrets a Facebook post in which she appeared to dismiss the deaths of "meat eaters" in the Las Vegas massacre. Delinda Jensen tells the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre (bit.ly/2yN7BYn) that she's received...
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Customers step out of a Pret a Manger sandwich shop, Friday, April 14, 2017 in New York. Pret says its two vegetarian-only shops sell far more desserts than its other stores, a quirk it says may indicate that people want to treat themselves more after they feel they've had a healthy meal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 14, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pret a Manger says its two vegetarian-only shops sell far more desserts than its other stores — a quirk it says may indicate that people want to treat themselves more after they feel they've had a healthy meal. The sandwich chain opened its second vegetarian-only location this month...
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