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A farmer walks through a rice paddy in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Buu Boro /AFP via Getty Images

Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions

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.
Eating less animal proteins may help reduce the risk of future zoonotic viruses. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

How plant-based diets could help prevent the next COVID-19

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.
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. (Shutterstock)

The surprising reason eating less meat is linked to a longer life: A smelly toxic gas

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.
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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A local food diet can make you and your community healthier during COVID-19

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. (Shutterstock)

Carbon footprints are hard to understand — here’s what you need to know

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.
An Indonesian traditional seaweed farm in Nusa Penuda, Bali. (Shutterstock)

Insects, seaweed and lab-grown meat could be the foods of the future

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.
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. (Shutterstock)

Why vegan activists should switch gears

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. wavebreakmedia/shutterstock.com

Confused about what to eat? Science can help

‘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.

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