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Could This Seed Produce the Most Sustainable Protein Source?
About 62 percent of Americans claim they actively try to maintain their protein consumption on a regular basis, but for those adopting a plant-based diet, finding protein-rich foods can be intimidating. However, research has shown that eating plant protein boost gut health and overall well-being when compared to meat or dairy proteins. And now, a company...
“Call Us ‘Futurevores’ Not Vegans,” Says James Cameron
Despite the growing interest in healthy plant-based diets, the terms "vegan" and "vegetarian" bring with them negative associations among the general public, especially within the United States. That's why director James Cameron –– who's currently gearing up for the long-awaited premiere of Avatar, The Way of the Water –– believes there's a better way to talk about plant-based
Happy Giving Tuesday: Here Are Our Favorite Charities to Donate to Today
Most weeks, we love to share the plant-based products that we are obsessed with, and we make sure to let you know about the best new plant-based launches that are worth buying. Since today is Giving Tuesday, launched by the 92nd Street Y in our hometown of New York City, 12 years ago, it seems like the perfect time to flip it and reverse it and let you know where we will be giving today, and in th
How a Newly-Appointed Vegan Politician is Helping the UK Go Green
Approximately 85 percent of the world's population is experiencing the dangerous effects of climate change, and world leaders including the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have advocated for governmental plant-based solutions to avoid the climate "disaster." This month, ...
How to Lower the Carbon Footprint of Your Thanksgiving Meal
Brightly’s report ranks carbon emissions based on the average 12-person table during this holiday dinner. The study highlights that the central problem is the most popular centerpiece for the Thanksgiving feast: Turkey. Turkey is the centerpiece for 81 percent of Thanksgiving tables across the United States, presenting a substantial environmental impact for a single day. Othe...
Here’s How Different Vegan Diets Affect the Environment
Switching to a plant-based diet can help reduce food-related emissions by up to 61 percent, but new research shows that the quality of your vegan diet is directly related to its environmental benefits. The research indicated that healthier plant-based dietary patterns harmed the planet far less than vegan diets that included foods such as sugar-sweetened beverages, refined grains, and other proces
Our Food is Less Nutritious Than Ever. Here’s Why & What to Do About It
About 94 percent of Americans suffer from at least one nutrient deficiency. Doctors and nutritionists often suggest adjusting our diets to include more fruits and vegetables to remedy the lack of vitamins and minerals we intake daily. But new ...
Catholic Church Considers Meat-Free Fridays to Help the Climate
Could a centuries-old practice help fight climate change? New research from the University of Cambridge says yes, claiming that with Pope Francis' encouragement, environmental footprints all around the world would lessen. The research found that if the pope reinstated Meat-Free Fridays in the Catholic church, millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions would be saved globally. Catholic bis
Meat Production Speeds Up Climate Change and Raises Pandemic Risk
By 2030, the planet's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion, and countries worldwide will need to rethink their food systems to feed more mouths. As climate change threatens the global food supply chains, governments will be required to increase the efficiency of food production. New...
How the Meat Industry is Destroying the Amazon Rainforest
Meat and dairy products only provide the world with 18 percent of its total calories, yet require 83 percent of the planet's available farmland to produce. Animal agriculture's massive greenhouse gas emissions and widespread deforestation are major threats to the planet, especially within the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Now, new research revea...