This is the first study to link a vegetarian diet to an increased risk of stroke. But the evidence isn’t strong enough to cause alarm.
A new study has found a vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, but linked to an increased risk of stroke. This is how we should – and shouldn't – interpret the results.
Understanding happiness in chickens could tell us how to improve their housing.
All sizzle, no steak: Beyond Meat on display at Nanjing Tech Week in Nanjing, China, in June 2019.
Meat substitutes and alternatives might play a positive role but aren't going to save the planet.
It’s always a bloke seen attacking a huge burger in the adverts, isn’t it?
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In the world of advertising, meat is for men, while serving dinner is for the women.
Demand is hot for plant-based food options like the lentil-based veggie burger seen here.
Plant-based proteins are in hot demand. That's why Canadian grocery stores and restaurant chains are racing to give consumers what they want.
It's not just a modern fad – plant-based diets have a long and colourful political past.
From cats to dragonflies, Leonardo sketched scores of animals.
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Rather than prioritizing human beings at the pinnacle of the animal kingdom, Leonardo revered all living beings. When he compared people and animals, it's the animals that often came out on top.
The Melbourne vegan protests prompted a social media backlash.
Animal-rights protesters have grabbed headlines this week, but research shows antagonism is not always effective.
We’ve been told there are many benefits of eating our veggies. Could they improve our immune system too?
There are many things we can do to support our immune systems. It turns out going vegetarian might be one of them.
How do you like your fake steak cooked?
One of the largest UK meat processors has launched a new vegan meat product. This was long overdue.
Four out of five experts say a vegetarian diet is healthier.
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Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?
Flexitarians are those who still eat meat, but only on a part-time basis. Restaurants and fast-food chains have them top of mind, with A&W’s version of a veggie burger, like those seen above, a huge hit among customers.
Almost one in five Canadians are going meatless or eating far less meat. But most establishments aren't actually targeting vegetarians or vegans; they're chasing "flexitarians." Here’s why.
Can eating steak in a restaurant (or reindeer tongue, for that matter) ever be considered an ethical form of eating? It depends who you ask.
With the rising influence of celebrity chefs around the world, do restaurants have responsibilities to promote more ethical forms of eating?
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As more and more children embrace meat-free diets, using 'Chicken Run' to promote burgers may no longer work for fast food chains.
Vegan diets can come with significant risks for babies if not planned and supplemented very carefully.
A cheesy book.
As societal habits change so too does language and metaphors.
Shock tactics - such as those used by these vegan activists in Spain - can cause people to switch off.
More and more people are adopting plant-based diets in Australia and other western nations. But also seemingly on the rise is resentment towards vegans and vegetarians.
A new study finds more Canadians are considering giving up meat, but men are less likely to quit their carnivorous ways.
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A new study indicates almost a third of Canadians are thinking of eating less meat, but men are less likely to eschew meat. The livestock industry is fighting the protein wars.
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Don't let Bjorn Lomborg's cherry-picked statistics fool you.
Pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to have exceeded US$72 billion.
American spending on pets is more than the combined GDP of the 39 poorest countries in the world. What if even a small percentage of this spending was allocated to reducing suffering, asks a philosopher.