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4 policy strategies to reduce the environmental cost of meat

Many food systems have a detrimental effect on the environment, especially when it comes to the cattle industry. Cheap meat does not reflect its true price when it comes to its negative cost to our planet. So how can we bring meat products up to their true cost without hurting the pockets of the Read More...

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Children's growth and nutrition aren't compromised by a veggie diet

It has long been thought that vegetarianism in children can hurt their growth and nutrition as they are missing out on key nutrients that only meat can offer, such as protein and iron. A new St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and TARGet Kids! study has disproven this assumption, Read More...

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Switching one item in your diet could cut your carbon footprint by 48%

If you’re looking to slash your carbon footprint, changing just one item in your diet could help you make the grade. According to a recent study, Americans who eat beef could reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 48 percent by substituting just one serving per day with a more eco-friendly Read More...

Lab-grown meat to become cheap

Lab-grown meat to become cheaper than conventional beef by 2030

From steak cuts to chicken burgers, lab-grown meat is showing promising potential to transform the meat industry and shift it towards a more ethical and sustainable future. A report indicates that this transition may actually happen sooner than previously thought. The report, conducted by Dutch Read More...

IKEA to launch its vegan meatb

IKEA to launch its vegan meatballs in Europe starting this summer

IKEA’s new plant-based meatballs are heading to Europe this summer as part of the furniture giant’s greater plan to counter its climate impact. The so-called “plant ball” has a carbon footprint that’s 96 percent smaller than its iconic pork-and-beef meatballs, of which it has sold more Read More...

3D-printed meat could appear o

3D-printed meat could appear on restaurant menus in the coming years

After the success of the plant-based meat industry leaders, Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, the next food sensation is entering the game: 3D-printed steaks and chicken things. That’s right, some startups across the world are getting ready to serve up realistic 3D-printed beef and chicken Read More...

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Miss the texture of meat? These mushroom recipes will help beat your cravings

For some people, the hardest part about adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet is that they miss out on the savory taste and texture of meat. That’s where mushrooms come in. The wonderful thing about mushrooms is that their hearty bite and texture make them perfect meat substitutes for plant-based Read More...

Plant-based diets are earning

Plant-based diets are earning good reputation points in the U.S.

More Americans are inclined to reduce their meat consumption and eat more plants. Meanwhile, negative stereotypes surrounding the vegan lifestyle have been slowly fading away, according to the Nutrition Business Journal’s 2015 Special Diets Report. Healthier eating habits being incorporated into Read More...

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Wal-Mart pressures its suppliers to ban antibiotics from animal feed

Consumers just scored an important victory over the food industry. Citing an internal study that showed 66 percent of its customers were more likely to shop from a retailer that ensures humane treatment of livestock, Wal-Mart made a historic announcement last Friday. The giant retailer, who Read More...

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America’s #1 poultry producer renounces antibiotics

Superbugs have become a major public health hazard in America. Scientific research has conclusively shown that they are caused by the routine sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics by the meat industry. Early March, food giant McDonald’s, one of the largest buyers of chicken in America, announced it Read More...