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Cornelia Guest has a few lofty goals for this season.

The cruelty-free fashion designer and vegan cookbook author shared with OK Magazine her “Bucket List” of items to do this fall.

Most people can identify with seasonal goals like cleaning and exercising.

But not many are aiming for a gluten-free cookie line or to learn travel across the world to learn about conservation.

Here are a few of things Guest would like to accomplish in the near future.

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Martha Stewart Wants New Jersey To Ban Pig Gestation Crates

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 in Animal Issues, Chefs, Farming.

Martha Stewart is giving the thumbs up to a New Jersey statute that would prohibit the use of gestation crates for pigs.

The celebrity chef, cookbook author and television host wrote to the members of the New Jersey legislature asking them to override a veto made by the state’s governor and make like easier for animals on farms in the state she is from.

“As a native New Jerseyan, I’ve always been proud of our state for its pro-animal positions, whether it be relating to the protection of dogs, cats, horses or other animals,” Martha wrote.

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Snoop Lion Congratulates Guinness Record Vegetable Grower

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 in Farming, Food & Drink, Gardening, Male Singers.

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Snoop Lion has been known to rap and sing about, ahem, “plants,” so it’s no surprised he made a special visit to a British man who has broke his own Guinness World Record for growing the largest swede.

Seventy-year old Ian Neale grew a 95.96 pound swede, one that is 10.4 pounds heavier than his previous record.

Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, had corresponded with the gardener earlier, offering some tips of his own.

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Fiona Apple has lent her voice to a new commercial for The Scarecrow, a short animated film that accompanies a new Chipotle Mexican Grill app-based game that explores the negative consequences of factory farming.

Apple sings the famous song “Pure Imagination” while cartoon farmers and corporate leaders go about their day to day activities with animals.

The goal of the game is to help the scarecrow fight the evil Crow Foods and its plan to monopolize the food chain.

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White House Farmer’s Market Illustrated In Colorful Photos

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 in Farming, Food & Drink.

The best way to attract a crowd to your store is to advertise.

And there’s no better plug for the Farmer’s Market near the White House than the 30 picture slide show that WTOP has created and posted to its website.

Gorgeous color photos of baskets of fresh produce and cooked dishes illustrate the market that serves both the lunch crowd in D.C., as well as residents wishing to support the regional farmer.

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A vegan farmer and animal rights activist was given a very special gift on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to help her with her work.

Melissa Karpel was given a John Deere lawn-cutting tractor to use on a 45-acre plot of land in Michigan where she plans to grow organic vegetables.

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Willie Nelson is once again set to perform at the annual Farm Aid concert in upstate New York.

The event features several musicians who come together to raise awareness for the small, family farm and the potential obstacles it is facing to continue operating.

It will be held on September 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Tom Colicchio Supports Bill Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 in Chefs, Farming, Food & Drink.

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Tom Colicchio is backing a bill that would let every consumer know if genetically modified food ingredients are in the food they are purchasing.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore have introduced a bill that would require these foods to be labeled as such.

“As a chef and restaurateur, it’s extremely important to me to know what I’m cooking with. Is it too much to ask to know what I’m really feeding my family?” Colicchio asked.

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