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 peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, discusses the sustainability and healthfulness of animal products. The piece refers to data from another paper, a study […]
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, researchers believe that by increasing the price of meat, almost 6,000 UK deaths a year could be prevented. Globally, introducing […]
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 by Jimmy Pierson, director of the UK branch of food awareness organization ProVeg International. “The daily hot meal that schools provide is […]
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 to Santa Barabara Unified School District’s (SBUSD) school lunch menu means that processed meats such as hot dogs, pepperoni, bacon, […]
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 city starting today. “Bacon can bite you back,” warns the poster. “Bacon and other processed meats can cause colorectal cancer.”  Throughout the remainder […]
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 vegetables. The Academy, which represents 67,000 pediatricians, published its new guidelines in a statement and a report on July 23. The report suggests that some of […]
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 the Seattle Times last year. The chain’s hot dog and soda combo first hit Costco’s menu in 1985 and have been […]