There are so many milk alternatives these days, but it can be difficult to tell how beneficial they might be for our health. So we asked a dietitian to run through the main options.
Going from a single spore to a finished fungi-derived leather product takes a couple of weeks. But raising a cow to maturity for bovine leather can take several years.
The demise of factory farming will have many social benefits.
The end of factory farming will lay the foundation for a rural resurgence and the development of more just and sustainable communities for people and animals alike.
Now might be a good time to lean towards a plant-based diet — like this vegetarian burger pictured — both for our health and that of meat plant workers.
Trump’s recent executive order to keep meat plants open is premised on a lie: that a meat shortage is a food shortage.
Research shows a wider impact than you might think, including on mental health and pain.
A vegan activist holds up a protest sign during a demonstration in Montréal. The movement is unflinching in its efforts to change how people look at consuming food.
Vegan activists are doing more than promoting healthy diets, they are increasingly vocal about the ethical treatment of animals and pushing for social change.
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.
The carbon cost of beef is about 20 times more per gram of protein than it is for beans.
Plant-rich diets can help tackle the climate crisis, prevent disease and improve mental health.
And why they may be about to change their diets in the years ahead.
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.
There’s more behind that vegan burger than it seems.
Industry lobbyists call it the 'Great Food Transition' and say it's about saving the planet. But is this the whole story?
Animal protein only: Meat producers want to keep the m-word off of alternative meat products.
Meat producers are lobbying in many states to keep the word 'meat' off labels of plant-based products like the Impossible Burger. But this may not clarify shoppers' choices.
Interest in veganism has never been higher and the old pale stereotypes are receding.
Where once vegans were pale and passive, they are now represented as plant-eating warriors. Who are the new vegans and how are they viewed in other cultures?
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.
From food to friend.
The world is coming round to meat alternatives, but we need to speed the process up for the sake of the environment.
This is the first study to link a vegetarian diet to an increased risk of stroke. But the evidence isn’t strong enough to cause alarm.
A new study has found a vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, but linked to an increased risk of stroke. This is how we should – and shouldn't – interpret the results.
Are you who you eat?
Following a vegan lifestyle isn't always easy. Navigating its burdens can signal a new you.
One of the lesser-known effects of a poor diet: blindness.
Most people know that a poor diet can lead to heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Few are aware that it can also cause blindness.
Understanding happiness in chickens could tell us how to improve their housing.
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.