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Is Soy Bad For You and the Environment?

Humans have consumed soybeans for centuries; Chinese farmers first domesticated the crop more than 3,000 years ago. Since then, soybeans have soared in popularity around the world, but production has accelerated in the last...
Europe’s Investment Group Delists Brazilian Meat Giant JBS

Europe’s Investment Group Delists Brazilian Meat Giant JBS

Nordea Asset Management has dropped JBS SA over the Brazillian meat giant's links to deforestation and corruption. Concerns over employee health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were also a factor. Based in Helsinki, Nordea...
The Biggest Meat Company in the World Doesn’t Know Where Your Beef Comes From

The Biggest Meat Company in the World Doesn’t Know Where Your Beef Comes From

The world's biggest meat company doesn't even know where all of the beef it sells is coming from. Let that sink in. Brazilian meat processing giant JBS supplies meat to companies all over the world....
Bill Gates Just Invested in Lab-Grown Palm Oil to Save the Rainforest

Bill Gates Just Invested in Lab-Grown Palm Oil to Save the Rainforest

Found in nearly 50 percent of supermarket products, palm oil is one of the most useful vegetable oils available. It's efficient, it's versatile, and it can be used in everything from cleaning items to...
Seth MacFarlane Gives $1 Million to Stop Deforestation

Seth MacFarlane Gives $1 Million to Stop Deforestation

Seth MacFarlane donated $1 million to The Rainforest Trust to help stop deforestation. The Emmy Award-winning American animator and filmmaker, known for creating "Family Guy," and the Fox science fiction comedy "The Orville," said that...
EU Urged to Ban Brazilian Beef to Save The Amazon

EU Urged to Ban Brazilian Beef to Save the Amazon

Finland has urged the EU to consider banning Brazilian beef from its markets because of the meat industry's role in the Amazon rainforest fires. The Northern European nation currently holds the presidency of the Council...
Leonardo DiCaprio Will Have a 'Special' Vegan Meal at the Oscars Afterparty

Leonardo DiCaprio Says Eliminate Beef to Save the Amazon

Updated August 27, 2019. Academy Award-winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio pledged $5 million to protest the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon is burning. Fires have been devouring the forest, which supplies six percent of the...
Peru Passes ‘Momentous’ Ban on Palm Oil Deforestation

Peru Passes ‘Momentous’ Ban on Palm Oil Deforestation

Peru has committed to ending palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021. The National Wildlife Federation named the move a "momentous win" for wildlife and sustainable agriculture. If Peru carries out its commitment, it will be the...

Sustainable Palm Oil Replacement Found in Coffee

(Updated July 14, 2020) | Two entrepreneurs have found a potential palm oil replacement in coffee waste. Former coffee shop workers Scott Kennedy and Fergus Moore—both from Scotland—believe they can extract oil from used coffee...
Iceland’s Banned Palm Oil Ad Was the Most ‘Effective’ Commercial of 2018

Iceland’s Banned Palm Oil Ad Was the Most ‘Effective’ Commercial of 2018

(Updated July 14, 2020) | The banning of Iceland's animated anti-palm oil ad from television apparently did only good for the affordable supermarket's publicity. Kantar Millward Brown is an advertising agency that researches the...

New Netflix Series Explores Climate Change, Overfishing and Deforestation With David Attenborough

UK National treasure and environmentalist Sir David Attenborough is presenting a new Netflix natural history series named "Our Planet." The 92-year-old broadcaster, who has for decades been synonymous with BBC nature documentaries, will record the voiceover...
Giant Pandas No Longer Listed As Endangered

Giant Pandas No Longer Listed As Endangered

China's giant panda population has significantly increased in the last 40 years, now reaching 1,864 total population. In the 1970s, there were only 1,114 giant pandas in the world, says the State Forestry and...

8 Facts to Remind You Why You Went Vegan

Veganism is experiencing an all-time high at the moment, with more people than ever before consciously making an effort to cut back on animal products.  Practicing veganism is one of the best ways to...
UK Supermarket Chain Cuts Out Palm Oil to Save Orangutans

Major UK Supermarket Chain Iceland Bans Palm Oil to Save Orangutans

UK supermarket chain Iceland is taking a stand for rainforests and orangutans by becoming the first major supermarket to cut palm oil from its own private-label products. The chain hopes to phase out palm oil from...

European Meat Industry Responsible for Much of South American Deforestation, Shows New Investigation

The European meat industry is responsible for much of the deforestation in South America, a new investigation carried out by Mighty Earth has shown. Mighty Earth is a global campaign that works to save the...

73 Million Trees to be Planted in Biggest Ever Tropical Reforestation Project

Something good is happening for our planet! Historically, the only thing we seem to have done to our rainforests is to deplete them: the last 40 years have seen roughly 20% of the Amazon cut...

Palm Oil: Is it Vegan or Should We Palm it Off?

Palm oil is a hugely contentious issue within vegan circles. Some claim that it cannot be compatible with a cruelty-free lifestyle. Others claim that since it is not an animal product, its use is...

11 Year Old Boy Saves 2,500 Acres Of Rainforest

Rainforest hero Kyle Hughes has been singled out by the Rainforest Trust recently in the ‘Supporter Spotlight’ series on their blog. The 11 year old environment enthusiast has already helped to save a massive...