Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Vegan diets can come with significant risks for babies if not planned and supplemented very carefully.
Does the West need bio-fortification programmes to prevent an epidemic of hidden hunger caused by a rise in veganism?
As societal habits change so too does language and metaphors.
A behavioral scientist explains why people become vegans, why some meat-eaters find them so irksome and how scientists may be nudging us all toward a more plant-centric existence.
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.
Eating meat damages the environment and has been linked with higher risk of disease, but you don't have to go vegan to make a difference to your health and the planet.
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.
No matter the time of the year, it's always open season on veganism.
You have to draw an ethical line somewhere so if you were vegan, would you still eat avocados?
The closure of a London pie shop raises questions regarding the relationship between food and identity.
As omnivores, dogs should be able to adapt well and manage on well prepared commercially available vegetarian diets as long as the essential nutrients they would normally get from meat are present.
Our current climate change crisis calls for bold action. Moving to a plant-based diet makes sense for our collective health and for our environment.
A growing body of evidence points to how animals are aware of death, can experience grief and will sometimes mourn for or ritualize their dead.
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?
More and more people are trying veganism, but how does the human body respond to losing animal products from its diet?
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.
While the commitment of vegan businesses to animal well-being is laudable, is that where their ethical commitments stop? Are they reproducing bare-minimum labour standards, or aiming higher?
A new study of 'clean eating' posts on Instagram has found that men - and muscles - feature more prominently than women.
With demand for meat alternatives growing, the meat industry is getting protective over names such as 'vegetarian sausages'.