The fungus among us may be the future of food, thanks to rich umami flavors that make it a popular substitute for meat. Humans have been gathering various wild fungi since ancient times, but never before have mushrooms been such big business.
Do we all have to go vegan to save the world?
Reducing your meat and dairy intake can help mitigate climate change. Melissa Clark has ideas for how to do it deliciously.
Given how important meat has been to the human story, and how vegetarianism and veganism has done a takeover of your Instagram feed, you might wonder what happens to the human body if you walk away from it completely. Well, wonder no more.
If you are trying to eat less meat, you have plenty of company. Our cultural tide is flowing steadily in that direction. Just look around–there are multiple bestselling books touting the benefits of plant based eating; the Meatless Monday campaign has become mainstream, with awareness and participation climbing rapidly over the past decade; and the word “flexitarian” is now in the Merriam-Webster dictionary ( meaning “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish.”).
"The evidence is consistent that increased intake of red meat, especially processed red meat, is associated with increased all-cause mortality.”
The report on global land use and agriculture comes amid accelerating deforestation in the Amazon.
The evidence is too weak to justify telling individuals to eat less beef and pork, according to new research. The findings “erode public trust,” critics said.
As popular campaigns like ‘Veganuary’ fuel New Year’s pledges to cut back on meat, nutrition studies show conflicting findings about the health benefits.
Cut down on your water footprint without starving yourself at dinnertime.
The campaign to persuade us to cut back on burgers and bacon has been a bust so far.
There are no health reasons to cut down on eating red or processed meat, according to a new review of the evidence. The claims, which contradict most existing dietary advice, come from a review of existing studies led by the Spanish and Polish Cochrane Centers, part of a global collaboration for assessing medical research. Numerous health bodies have said for decades that we should limit our intake of red meat because it is high in saturated fat, thought to raise cholesterol levels and cause heart attacks. More recently, both red and processed meat have been linked with cancer. In the latest review, though, the authors came to a different conclusion because they considered separately the two main kinds of research.
The film on Netflix mischaracterizes what we know about food and disease.
With respect to health, it is true that overconsumption of meat can be harmful to one’s health. But that’s true of all foods — whether it be kale, tofu, or bacon.
The report suggests a dramatic reduction in red meat consumption for people who eat a lot of it, like Americans and Canadians, but not the world’s poor, who need more animal protein for better health — like children in South Asia.
There are people in this country eating too much red meat. They should cut back. There are people eating too many carbs. They should cut back on those. There are also people eating too much fat, and the same advice applies to them, too. What’s getting harder to justify, though, is a focus on any one nutrient as a culprit for everyone.
A new study finds that increasing the proportion of vegetarian dishes in university cafeterias reduces meat consumption.
When one of the biggest meat companies in the world says the future is plants, it’s time to sit up and take notice. U.S. company Tyson Foods has been churning out processed meat and chickens for more than 80 years. But speaking earlier this year, CEO Tom Hayes said growth in plant-based protein could well outpace animal-based products before long. He’s put his money where his mouth is, recently boosting the company’s financial stake in the California-based startup Beyond Meat, which touts a former McDonald’s CEO among its investors.
We asked leading experts what the landscape and people of Britain would look like if they became vegetarian en masse.
America is one of the world leaders in per capita meat consumption—which means we’re also one of the most inefficient users of land and other resources when it comes to feeding people.
The transition can be less jarring than you think.
We have delicious plant-based recipes and guides to help you implement Meatless Monday in your school, hospital, workplace, and community.
When The Meatrix launched in November 2003, the viral film broke new ground in online grassroots advocacy, creating a unique vehicle by which to educate, entertain and motivate people to create change. The Meatrix movies, now a series, have been translated into more than 30 languages and are one of the most successful online advocacy campaigns ever — with well over 15 million viewers worldwide.