The key to unlocking the benefits of new agricultural technologies is to develop food systems where the waste products from one step become valuable inputs in another.
The world is facing one of the century’s biggest challenges: How to nutritiously feed the growing population, address climate change and not destroy the ecosystems on which we all depend for life.
Families can prioritize learning more healthy ways to eat.
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Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
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.
We actually need to eat more protein as we age.
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Protein is extremely important for our health as we age.
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.
Food choices make a difference to the climate impact of our diet. Every step towards eating a more plant-based diet results in lower emissions, better population health and reduced healthcare costs.
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.
Soy-based Impossible Whoppers went on sale at Burger King stores across the US in August 2019.
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Americans eat more meat on average than citizens of any other nation, but new survey findings show that plant-based meat products are winning fans across the US.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Various vegetables are on display at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal as the new Canada Food Guide was unveiled.
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Canada’s Food Guide makes nutrition recommendations. But the revamped guide does much more. It directs us to consider the broader set of circumstances —the social determinants —of how we eat.
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?
Plant-based milks made from nuts, seeds and peas are becoming big business.
This is a critical time for our planet. What we eat and how we get our food will shape its future.
Health concerns about red meat consumption, as well as the environmental impact of meat production, have fuelled an increased demand in plant-based proteins among Canadians. These calves are shown on the Grazed Right cattle ranch near Black Diamond, Alta., in 2016.
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Canadians are increasingly invested in their food – where it comes from, how it’s produced, and whether it’s healthy. Here are some predicted food trends for 2018.