Meat is a popular food choice all over the world.
Simply calling on people to eat less meat is not very useful. The consumption of meat, after all, is embedded within numerous social and cultural practices. But changing diets can benefit the planet.
Iron is contained in many vegetarian foods, and there are yummy ways to enhance how much you absorb.
Iron deficiency affects more than one in ten Australian women before they reach menopause. Better dietary choices can be part of the solution.
From spinach that can detect explosives to vegetarian meat, biological technology has the potential to change the world.
Vegetarians, vegans and religious groups are up in arms about the use of tallow in the new plastic fiver.
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It's like the Indian Mutiny all over again (but much less violent).
There are plenty of studies, but drawing conclusions from them is not that straightforward.
Australians are becoming more aware of where their meat comes from, but it’s still and ethical minefield.
A new SBS doco will spark more questions about if and how we should eat meat.
How many Australian children know what meat is before it shows up on their plate?
We're a nation of meat eaters but city dwellers may have trouble discussing the origin of a steak with their offspring. And though there are programs teaching children how vegetables grow, there aren’t too many that involve raising an animal for food.
A wise choice?
There are are some strong arguments for giving up meat, so why do so many ignore them?
In a sense, aren’t they one and the same?
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When you think about it, it's a bit strange to view food through a lens of "meat" and "not meat" – especially when plants consume animals, and vice versa.
A recently-logged ranch on the edge of the Amazon rainforest.
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Widespread adoption of a largely meat-free diet could feed the world and leave our forests intact.
Children who are raised as vegetarians grow and develop at the same rate as meat-eaters.
Many children are born into families which are vegetarian for cultural, religious, health, ethical or economical reasons. But are they getting the nutrients they need for growth and development?
In the mood for a cold drink.
The ability to digest dairy products enabled humans in some parts of the world to survive and thrive.
Talking cows, talking pigs? It's enough to send you vegetarian. Maybe ...
We go to great lengths to avoid the mental conflict between our desire not to harm animals and our love of sausages.
A dumpster is fair game for scavenging.
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Dumpster diving: a way to recycle and reduce food waste.
Too much meat is bad for our health and the environment, so why not tax it while giving veggies a free pass?
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If GST was added to meat, the government could raise billions of dollars in revenue while also encouraging shoppers to eat more veggies - a lipsmacking prospect for public health and the environment.
Friend or food?
The morality of which animals we can and can't eat doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
Advice to favour plant-based foods and reduce meat intake should now be considered part of healthy dietary advice given by doctors and nutritionists.
The high meat intake in Western countries is not only bad for waistlines but also for the environment.
The face of climate evil, or just a juicy steak?
Going vegetarian might help reduce your personal footprint - but it won't save the climate. Richard Eckard explains.
Have you considered a Quorn Christmas?
If I say “Christmas dinner”, perhaps the following image is conjured up: a large table groaning under the weight of roast potatoes, parsnips, peas, Brussels sprouts, a jug of gravy, and in the centre “the…