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Could This Seed Produce the Most Sustainable Protein Source?
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
“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
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 to Lower the Carbon Footprint of Your Thanksgiving Meal
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
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
Catholic Church Considers Meat-Free Fridays to Help the Climate
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

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