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.
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.
It’s always a bloke seen attacking a huge burger in the adverts, isn’t it?
Odua Images via Shutterstock
In the world of advertising, meat is for men, while serving dinner is for the women.
Realistic plant-based meat is now big business - and global fast food chains are finally starting to take notice. In doing so, they could significantly reduce meat's role in the climate crisis.
Demand is hot for plant-based food options like the lentil-based veggie burger seen here.
Plant-based proteins are in hot demand. That's why Canadian grocery stores and restaurant chains are racing to give consumers what they want.
Given the severe impact animal-based food production has on the environment, and the trend for vegan products, wouldn't it make sense for all new vegetarian product ranges simply to be made vegan?
The author in his vegetable patch.
For poet John Kinsella, veganism is an ethics of commitment. Living as a vegan, he writes, is not a holier-than-thou situation, but a move towards being more respectful of life.
It's not just a modern fad – plant-based diets have a long and colourful political past.
Take care to ensure fibre intakes aren’t excessive during pregnancy and infancy.
Usually we set out to get plenty of fibre and little fat, but nutritional advice for pregnant women and parents of toddlers who are vegan is different.
Legumes are a good source of calcium.
Are you getting enough vitamin B12, calcium, iodine and iron? Here's what can happen if you don't get enough – and how to ensure you do.
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.
Police move in on animal rights protesters who blocked the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne on Monday.
When the government claims that only non-disruptive protests are "civil", it risks censoring those who seek to go beyond mere symbolic actions and have some impact on others through their protest.
Andrisk via Shutterstock
Veganism is not a religion, and nor is belief in Santa Claus. So why are Christianity, Islam and Buddhism classed as religions?
Here's what the law says ... so far.
Meat consumption is decreasing in Canada. But don’t look at vegans and vegetarians. In fact, it’s meat-eaters who are eating less than usual who are behind the trend.
Yvonne Lee Harijanto/Unsplash
There are clearly changes happening in meat consumption. But it's not being fuelled by an increase in veganism and vegetarianism.
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.