A farmer walks through a rice paddy in India’s northeastern state of Assam.
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A new study provides a detailed way to calculate the climate impact of food production, which could lead to more sustainable farming policies and methods.
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Solve the climate and extinction crises together, or solve neither.
Eating less animal proteins may help reduce the risk of future zoonotic viruses.
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Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-based dietary changes.
The science behind trying to build the perfect plant-based meat is full of trial and error and a multidisciplinary team.
Appearance, texture and flavour are the three main challenges food scientists face when developing a convincing plant-based meat.
Tackling climate change involves changes in behaviour that would significantly improve people’s general health — and save money.
Hydrogen sulfide is a stinky toxic gas, but it has health benefits when released in small amounts inside the body. That’s why eating more plant proteins is linked to longevity.
Hydrogen sulphide is a smelly, poisonous gas, but it plays an important role in aging and longevity. New research shows that eating less meat could be a key to harnessing its healthy effects.
Plant-based alternative foods have grown in popularity, but it’s important to read the labels to know if they’re healthy.
Plant-based diets can be healthy but ingredients matter. Heavily processed meat substitutes can be high in saturated fats and sodium.
People are seen at the Mount Pleasant farmers market in Vancouver, B.C., where measures are in place to limit the number of people permitted at a time due to COVID-19.
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased interest in local food. This demand could be leveraged to help develop community resilience and encourage healthier diets.
Well-meaning individuals often make poor choices when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint.
Recycling and turning off the lights are good steps towards a more sustainable society, but they are not nearly as important for the climate as reducing meat consumption, air travel and driving.
A well-planned, plant-based diet can support good health at every age.
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A well-planned plant-based diet can support good health at every age.
Research shows a wider impact than you might think, including on mental health and pain.
Meat contains higher levels of sulphur amino acids than plant proteins.
Eating plant-based proteins is linked with lower risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
An Indonesian traditional seaweed farm in Nusa Penuda, Bali.
Awareness is increasing about foods like lab-grown meat, insects and seaweed. These foods may help address environmental challenges, but it’s important to be aware of both the costs and benefits.
Veganism: not just that you are what you eat, but how you live.
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Ethical veganism is now protected as a ‘philosophical belief’. But it’s about more than just a plant-based diet.
Meat is a very popular food for most Americans. Its nutritional value is a topic of much debate.
Confused about whether meat is good or bad for you? You’re not alone. Various studies, some of which were funded by the meat industry, have added to the confusion. A noted expert sorts it out.
Sustainable eating and living can bring family joy and pleasure.
Putting healthy foods at the centre of your family’s diet every day and on special occasions means taking the edge off excessive intake of sugary and fatty foods once in a while.
A punter photographs a spread of v2food, which is working to provide a wholly Australian plant-based alternative to meat.
Australian supermarkets and fast food chains will soon be stocking a homegrown meat alternative that tastes and feels like meat and even sizzles on the barbecue.
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.
Vegan activists have historically been vocal in their ‘meat is murder’ campaigns. With a plant-based protein revolution upon us, it’s time vegans rethought their tactics.
If pro-veganism campaigns are in bad taste, veganism has a lot to lose, as we all do. The market needs vegan activists who are rational and present their ideas thoughtfully, with the intent to educate.
Science can help you decide which diet works best for you.
‘Why is nutrition so confusing?’ is a common lament, but the truth is out there. Forget fad diets and media hype. It’s time to harness the power of science to create a healthy and sustainable diet.