It’s not just a modern fad – plant-based diets have a long and colourful political past.
From cats to dragonflies, Leonardo sketched scores of animals.
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Rather than prioritizing human beings at the pinnacle of the animal kingdom, Leonardo revered all living beings. When he compared people and animals, it’s the animals that often came out on top.
The Melbourne vegan protests prompted a social media backlash.
Animal-rights protesters have grabbed headlines this week, but research shows antagonism is not always effective.
We’ve been told there are many benefits of eating our veggies. Could they improve our immune system too?
There are many things we can do to support our immune systems. It turns out going vegetarian might be one of them.
How do you like your fake steak cooked?
One of the largest UK meat processors has launched a new vegan meat product. This was long overdue.
Four out of five experts say a vegetarian diet is healthier.
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Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?
Flexitarians are those who still eat meat, but only on a part-time basis. Restaurants and fast-food chains have them top of mind, with A&W’s version of a veggie burger, like those seen above, a huge hit among customers.
Almost one in five Canadians are going meatless or eating far less meat. But most establishments aren’t actually targeting vegetarians or vegans; they’re chasing “flexitarians.” Here’s why.
Can eating steak in a restaurant (or reindeer tongue, for that matter) ever be considered an ethical form of eating? It depends who you ask.
With the rising influence of celebrity chefs around the world, do restaurants have responsibilities to promote more ethical forms of eating?
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As more and more children embrace meat-free diets, using ‘Chicken Run’ to promote burgers may no longer work for fast food chains.
Vegan diets can come with significant risks for babies if not planned and supplemented very carefully.
A cheesy book.
As societal habits change so too does language and metaphors.
Shock tactics - such as those used by these vegan activists in Spain - can cause people to switch off.
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.
A new study finds more Canadians are considering giving up meat, but men are less likely to quit their carnivorous ways.
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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.
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Don’t let Bjorn Lomborg’s cherry-picked statistics fool you.
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?