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Is Meat Destroying the Planet?

Is meat destroying the planet? According to the United Nations, we have fewer than 12 years to prevent a major climate change crisis. Ditching red meat is one way to reduce your impact on the...
What Meat and Eggs Do to Our Microbiome

What Meat and Eggs Do to Our Microbiome

As I’ve explored before, whether young or old, male or female, smoker or non-smoker, with high blood pressure or low blood pressure, high cholesterol or low, having high levels of a toxic compound called...
Is Brad Pitt Vegan? What You Need to Know

Is Brad Pitt Vegan? What You Need to Know

Brad Pitt is vocal in his support for vegan food. The award-winning 56-year-old actor is also rumored to be a longtime vegetarian. But is he really vegan? Reports on Pitt's diet vary. A recent article...
Senator Marco Rubio: 'We'll Have to Go a Little Vegan'

Senator Marco Rubio: ‘We’ll Have to Go a Little Vegan’ During Pandemic

Senator Marco Rubio says America's current meat shortage due to the coronavirus lockdown is reason for the nation to go "a little vegan." He told Fox and Friends this morning: “Unlike other supply...
The Vegan Diet and Depression: What You Need to Know

The Vegan Diet and Depression: What You Need to Know

These are strange times. Reports of the implosion of the meat industry due to the coronavirus pandemic, the closure of massive pork, chicken, and beef factories to worker illnesses, and governmental interventions to prop...
Dublin’s Trinity College Urges Ireland to Ditch Meat for the Planet

Dublin’s Trinity College Urges Ireland to Ditch Meat to Reduce Emissions

Researchers say that a typical Irish diet is too dependent on meat and alcohol, causing health, financial, and environmental problems. According to Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences, it is also rich in...
Eating Cheese and Meat Every Day Blamed for Kim Jong Un’s Heart Attack

Eating Cheese and Meat Every Day Blamed for Kim Jong Un’s Heart Attack

South Korea says that Kim Jong-Un is "alive and well" following rumors that North Korea's leader recently underwent heart surgery. Speculation about Kim's health has focused on his diet, which is reportedly high in...
Can Meat Ever Really Be 'Healthy'?

’Healthy’ Labels on Meat Are a Really Bad Idea

You have seen the packages of low-fat bologna or hot dogs in the grocery aisles. The food industry has long altered the content of fats and other nutrients in meats, dairy, and eggs to...
Jack Black Just Gave Up Red Meat for the Planet

Jack Black Just Gave Up Red Meat for the Planet

Actor Jack Black is off red meat. The "Jumanji" star says he has given up meat and switched to veggie burgers in order to “limit catastrophic climate change.” The actor and musician made the announcement...
Global Vegan Food Market to Surpass $31 Billion By 2026

Global Vegan Food Market to Surpass $31 Billion By 2026

According to a new report, the global vegan food market could reach $31.4 billion by 2026. The report—titled Vegan Food Market by Product Type and Distribution Channel: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026—is authored...
Spam Producers Launch Vegan Meat Counters Across US Supermarkets

Spam Producers Launch Vegan Meat Counters Across US Supermarkets

Happy Little Plants now offers its vegan ground meat at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets. The vegan meat brand is owned by Spam producer Hormel Foods. Plant-Based Ground Protein is available from plant-based meat sections in...
The Global Vegan Meat Market Value Projected at $85 Billion

The Global Vegan Meat Market Value Projected at $85 Billion

Analysts at UBS predict the vegan meat and protein market could reach $85 billion by 2030. The Swiss multinational investment bank expects sales of plant-based meat to grow by 28 percent per year, up...
Cargill Is the Latest Meat Producer to Launch a Vegan Range

Cargill Is the Latest Meat Producer to Launch a Vegan Range

Cargill Inc. is set to launch plant-based hamburger patties and vegan ground meat. A press release from the global food giant says the new products “are part of Cargill's inclusive approach to the future of...
Meat Giant Is Launching Vegan Range In Supermarkets Across Germany

Meat Giant Is Launching Vegan Range In Supermarkets Across Germany

Rügenwalder Mühle’s new vegan sausages, mince, and beef burger products will be available at self-service meat shelves and self-service meat counters across Germany. The three soy-based products are based on a new recipe that gives...
Lab Meat Just Got a Big Boost From an Open Source ‘Recipe’ Catalogue

Open Source ‘Recipe’ Catalogue Created to Accelerate Development of Lab Meat and Seafood

Online platform developer Kerafast Inc. and plant-based nonprofit the Good Food Institute (GFI) are partnering to make a catalogue of terrestrial meat and aquatic cell lines. The resources are essential for the sustainable development...
UK Firm Bans Employees Expensing Meals With Meat

UK Firm Bans Employees Expensing Meals With Meat

Property development firm Igloo Regeneration has taken a big step for the planet with a meat ban of sorts. It will now only allow catering, corporate entertaining, and staff food expenses to be reimbursed...
US Plant-Based Meat Sales Tipped To Hit $1 Billion In 2020

U.S. Vegan Meat Sales Set to Hit $1 Billion for the First Time Ever

U.S. sales of vegan meat will reach $1 billion for the first time ever this year. According to The Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit organization that promotes the acceleration of plant-based alternatives to...
The World’s Largest Meat Producer Just Launched a Lab for Vegan Meat

The World’s Largest Meat Producer Just Launched a Lab for Vegan Meat

JBS, the world's largest meat producer, has launched a vegan meat lab. The Brazilian company is producing plant-based proteins at the Incredible Lab—which is managed by the JBS owned Seara Alimentos. This collaborative food tech hub...
Brits Saved £6.7 Billion Last Year By Eating Plant-Based Instead of Meat

Brits Saved £6.7 Billion Last Year By Eating Plant-Based Instead of Meat

British consumers saved £6.7 Billion last year by eating inexpensive, plant-based foods instead of animal products—further reducing British meat consumption. Researchers estimate that more than 12 million meat eaters consumed less pork, beef, lamb, and...
Is the Omnivore's Dilemma Actually a Delusion?

Is the Omnivore’s Dilemma Actually a Delusion?

Ask the average consumer how much meat, dairy, and eggs they eat, and most will say “not very much.” Per capita consumption of animals is higher than at any point in history in the United...
These are the Top 10 Vegan Food Trends for 2020

These are the Top 10 Vegan Food Trends for 2020

2019 was a big year for vegan food. We saw the rise of plant-based menu items in major restaurants including McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC. Consumer appetites for vegan food seem to show no...