Cameron Alvar is a freelance writer and retail professional who enjoys eating healthy and researching the latest news on health & nutrition.
You’ve Ditched Dairy. But Which Plant-Based Milk is Best for the Environment?
When it comes to the environment, we all want to choose foods that do the least damage to our climate. One thing that is clear: Any dairy-free plant-based milk is better than cow's milk for the environment, since the amount of water, grain and land, machinery, and greenhouse gas emissions involved in raising cows is one of the highest contributors to global warming, according to scientific researc
Chris Paul and Other NBA Stars Sing In New Christmas Single from Beyond Meat
Vegan NBA players JaVale McGee, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan have started a plant-based-themed musical band is in partnership with vegan meat company Beyond Meat to promote plant-based foods during the holiday season. 'The Beyond Boys' debut track is featured in a commercial for the brand and entitled “12 Days of Christmas," which riffs on the classic holiday song, only instead of partridge
Good News: Plant-Based Meat is About to Get Cheaper Thanks to This Company
Plant-based meat is about to be cheaper due to massive new vegan facilities, Plant & Bean, a developer and manufacturer of plant-based food products based out of the United Kingdom, is opening Europe’s largest plant-based meat production facility. This fac...
Starbucks to Expand Oat Milk to All Stores Nationwide in 2021
Starting in Spring 2021, Starbucks will have oat milk available in all of its US locations following a successful limited launch of the plant milk in January 2020 at approximately 1,300 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Previously in...
Grubhub Reports Popularity of Meat Alternatives Spiked 463 Percent This Year
Plant-based meat alternatives have spiked in popularity by 463 percent in 2020, according to Grubhub’s “Year in Food” trend report. Grubhub has also noted that vegan and vegetarian trends have slowed down a bit in 2020 compared to its growth in 2019 but the popularity of meat alternatives has grown exponentially, suggesting that more eaters that are not strictly plant-based or vegan are dipping a
One in Five People Plan on Cooking a Fully Vegan Christmas Dinner, Poll Finds
A new poll out of the UK has revealed that one in five people plan to cook a fully vegan Christmas dinner this year. More and more people are ditching their traditional Christmas dinner foods for healthier plant-based alternatives. Applewood, a vegan cheese company, surveyed over 2,000 people and found that one in five respondents are planning on buying vegan food and products for Christmas dinner
Hungary Announces Ban on Mink and Fox Fur Farming
Hungary is the latest country to ban the fur farming of mink, foxes, polecats, ferrets, and coypu following minks testing positive for COVID-19 around the world in countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and Sweden. Hunga...
IKEA on Track to Make 50% of Restaurant Meals Plant-Based by 2025
IKEA continues to work towards becoming a more sustainable company that offers healthy and affordable plant-based options for shoppers. The furniture retail company pledged its restaurant menus will be 50 percent plant-based by 2025, along with the brand's packaged food, which will be 80 percent plant-based. IKEA annou...
Vegan Athlete Cam Newton Reveals His Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu
For anyone scrambling to figure out what to eat on Thanksgiving, look to New England Patriots Quarterback, Cam Newton for inspiration. Newton revealed what he is eating for his second vegan and turkey-less Thanksgiving on the sports radio show, The Greg Hill Show. Newton tal...
These 10 US Cities Rank Highest For Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Options
Nearly one-quarter of Americans are eating plant-based foods, according to a recent survey, and now a new ranking tells us where it's easiest to do it. You might think LA would lead the pack, but according to a new study by Myprotein, the top ten U.S. cities...