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.
Indian has a booming poultry market.
India doesn't eat much meat per capita, but that might be changing: it's the fastest-growing poultry market in the world.
It’s barbecue season, a time of year that usually makes the meat industry happy. But an increasing number of Canadians, especially those under 35, are cutting out meat from their diets – a trend that should be causing serious alarm for meat producers.
There have been an increasing number of reported anti-meat incidents around the world as more consumers second-guess their relationship with animal proteins. How can the meat industry adjust?
Salon de l'agriculture, Paris (2007).
A vegan and anti-speciesist society is based on a somewhat simplistic view of the animal world. And its principles cannot be implemented in a globalised world.
Pas un ‘burger’.
With demand for meat alternatives growing, the meat industry is getting protective over names such as 'vegetarian sausages'.
Production facility manager Derek Delahaye eats roasted crickets at the Entomo Farms cricket processing facility in Norwood, Ont., in 2016. Bugs are a diet staple in most parts of the world. Will Canadians join the masses in their search for alternate sources of protein to meat?
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Canadians are increasingly looking to alternatives to meat to get their protein. Pulses like lentils and chickpeas are becoming more popular. Will insects find a way onto our plates too?
A shepherd with his flock in the Netherlands.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
Younger Canadians are going meatless, but Canada still has a love affair with meat, according to a Dalhousie University study. This 2015 photo shows rib eye steak with gochujang butter and nori.
(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Canadians still love their meat, but consumers under 35 are three times more likely to consider themselves vegetarians or vegans than consumers who are 49 or older.
Iron deficiency causes weakness, fatigue, poor concentration, headaches, and intolerance to exercise.
The first step is to take an iron supplement to give your iron stores an immediate boost, then you want to investigate the cause and possibly work on your diet.
Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
Health concerns about red meat consumption, as well as the environmental impact of meat production, have fuelled an increased demand in plant-based proteins among Canadians. These calves are shown on the Grazed Right cattle ranch near Black Diamond, Alta., in 2016.
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Canadians are increasingly invested in their food -- where it comes from, how it's produced, and whether it's healthy. Here are some predicted food trends for 2018.
The current trend is to dispense with meat and even any animal products. What does science say about these new diets?
The evidence shows that both low and high fat diets can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease – if they are plant-based.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Chickens have personalities, too.
Research suggests it could be down to how our brains are wired.
Next time, follow five simple steps.
If you're finding it difficult to go veggie, don't worry. Here are some tricks to help you, informed by science.
Plant-based diets have been found to be far more beneficial for our health.
A survey of Australians found most (70%) thought that a plant-based diet would prevent disease. But what does the literature say? And is meat really bad that for you?
Given the carnivorous trend of the US presidency, it is unsurprising that food is a significant metaphor in House of Cards.
Eat less meat, save the world
‘So, you’ve run out of lentils, eh?’
If Doctor Who is supposed to respect members of other species, not all of his incarnations see eye to eye when it comes to dinner.