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Omnipork (Finally?) Launches Vegan SPAM

Omnipork (Finally?) Launches Vegan SPAM

(Updated June 10, 2020) | Hong Kong-based company Green Monday just announced two new products: Omnipork Strip, a vegan version of pork shoulder, and Omnipork Luncheon Meat, a plant-based luncheon meat similar to SPAM. Green...
You Can Now Buy Vegan Bacon Made From Parsnips

You Can Now Buy Vegan Bacon Made From Parsnips

Muscle Food is selling "make your own" vegan bacon kits. The Nottingham-based online health retailer—which specializes in sports nutrition and "premium" lean meats—has branched out into vegan products. Its new Crispy Facon kit features peeled...
If Bacon Is Back, Should We Light One Up, Too?

If Bacon Is Back, Should We Light One Up, Too?

Buckle up. Get ready. Last October's headlines read something like "Scientists Endorse Bacon and Red Meats," or "Researchers Advise Continued Meat Consumption," or maybe "Meat is Back: Bacon is on the Plate." Five articles...
The ‘Red Meat Is Healthy’ Study Has Ties to Big Meat

The ‘Red Meat Is Healthy’ Study Has Ties to Big Meat

A study that made headlines this week suggested red and processed meat consumption may be healthier than we think. But, according to The New York Times, the study's lead author failed to disclose his...
34% of Parents Feel ‘Food Guilt’ About Feeding Kids Meat

34% of Parents Feel ‘Food Guilt’ About Feeding Kids Meat

More than 30 percent of parents feel "food guilt" about feeding their kids hot dogs. A new study by Maple Leaf Foods -- a major Canadian packaged meat company -- revealed that 34 percent of...
Vegan Bacon Sales Spike 113% So Far This Year

Vegan Bacon Sales Spike 113% So Far This Year

As more Americans move away from animal products -- according to a survey from earlier this year, 114 million are trying to eat more plant-based foods -- vegan bacon sales are rising. Foodsided reports that...
Eating Bacon is 'As Likely' to Cause Cancer As Asbestos

Eating Bacon Is ‘As Likely’ to Cause Cancer As Asbestos

A UK-based group of health-care workers called the Plant-Based Health Professionals says eating bacon is as dangerous as exposure to asbestos. The group is urging hospitals to ban bacon from patient and cafeteria menus in...
New York City Is Going to Cut Meat Consumption By 50%

New York City to Cut Meat Consumption By 50%

  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today a plan to slash greenhouse gases by phasing out the purchase of processed meat and reducing beef purchases by 50 percent. The actions are part of...
Eating 3 Rashers of Bacon a Day Increases Cancer Risk By 20%

Eating 3 Rashers of Bacon a Day Increases Cancer Risk By 20%

Eating three rashers of bacon a day could increase cancer risk by 20 percent, a new Oxford University study reveals. Conducted on behalf of Cancer Research UK, the study found that even consuming just one...

Netflix’s ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ Exposes the Meat Industry’s Bacon Conspiracy

TruTV's comedy series "Adam Ruins Everything" starring Adam Conover has exposed the meat industry's bacon "conspiracy." The series also runs on Netflix. The show is based on a YouTube series on CollegeHumor of the...
New Yorkers Urge City Council Members to Pass ‘Baloney Ban’ Resolution 238 on Processed Meats In Schools

New York City Schools Just Banned Processed Meat

Updated October 3, 2019. | The New York City Council recently passed Resolution 238, banning processed meat from public schools. The resolution, nicknamed the Balony Ban, calls on the Department of Education to eliminate processed...
Irish Scientists Urge Parliament to Take Action on Cancer-Causing Processed Meats

Irish Scientists Urge Parliament to Take Action on Cancer-Causing Processed Meats

Two Northern Irish academics, along with a top NHS doctor, are demanding that Parliament do more to raise awareness about the cancer risks associated with eating processed meat. In a joint statement, they urged for...
UN Scientist Christopher Wild Stands Behind ‘Crystal Clear’ Bacon-Cancer Research

UN Scientist Stands Behind ‘Crystal Clear’ Bacon-Cancer Research

Christopher Wild, the outgoing director for the UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has spoken in defense of research that links the consumption of processed meats like bacon to cancer. The Guardian reports...
Research Scientists Urge for Taxes on Meat to Combat $285 Billion Health Care Costs

$285 Billion Health Costs Could Be Curbed With Meat Taxes, Says Research

Eating meat could be costing you more than the amount you paid for it, with more research outlining the health risks associated with consumption. A recent op-ed, called "We Need to Talk About Meat," published in...
A Global Red and Processed Meat Tax Could Save 220,000 Lives By 2020

A Global Red and Processed Meat Tax Could Save 220,000 Lives By 2020

Introducing a meat tax could save thousands of lives a year, says a new study. Based on evidence that links meat consumption - particularly processed and red varieties - with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke,...
99% of UK School Lunch Programs Could ‘Save Lives’ By Removing Process Meat

99% of UK School Lunch Programs Could ‘Save Lives’ By Removing Processed Meat

Ninety-nine percent of UK primary schools serve processed meat, despite the growing body of research that highlights it as a danger to both personal and environmental health. The findings are the result of research conducted...
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Santa Barbara School District Says Ditching Processed Meat Was ‘the Right Thing to Do’

The Santa Barabara Unified School District has just become the first school district in the United States to ban processed meats from all lunch menus. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) reports that the update...
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Vegan Doctors From Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Launch ‘Break Up With Bacon’ Campaign...

A series of advertisements encouraging people to ditch bacon and other processed meats for their health has launched in Washington, D.C. Called the #BreakUpWithBacon campaign, the ads will be displayed in bus shelters throughout the...
Processed Meat and Plastic Unsafe for Children, Warn Pediatricians

Processed Meat and Plastic Unsafe for Children, Warn Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned parents of the risk of chemicals in processed meat and plastic food containers. The group has urged families and expectant mothers to eat mainly whole fruits and...
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Beef Jerky and Processed Meat Makes You 3 Times More Likely to Have Manic...

A new study has suggested that eating beef jerky and other processed meats may lead to manic episodes. The research was conducted by John Hopkins Medicine and published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. As reported...
Costco Takes Meat Hot Dogs Off Menu to Make Room for Vegan Food

Costco Takes Meat Hot Dogs Off Menu to Make Room for Vegan Food

Costco stores across the U.S. have said goodbye to the Polish hot dog on the cafe menu and welcomed new vegan food as the chain embraces healthier options, Costco's Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti told...