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‘Blue Zones’: New Netflix Docuseries Highlights Plant-Based Longevity

A new four-part series on Netflix explores the secrets of centenarians around the world, including how they eat.

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20 Healthy Plant-Based Protein Sources for a Sustainable Diet

Protein is an essential part of any heathy diet but it’s possible to get all that you need from a healthy variety of plant-based sources.

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Why Do People Drink Raw Milk?

Devotees of raw milk tout it as a miracle food yet consuming it can cause severe foodborne illness — leading to paralysis or even death.

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Why Shark Fin Soup Is Still Served at Weddings

Shark finning is bad for animals and the environment yet the dish is still sometimes on the menu.

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Yes, Starbucks Should Drop Its Plant Milk Surcharge — and Do A Lot More

Starbucks could easily drop its plant milk surcharge. If it believes its own climate rhetoric, it can’t afford not to.


Why Gen Z Is Going Plant-Based Faster Than Older Generations

Research shows that Gen Z is shifting to plant-based diets faster than older generations to avoid climate disaster. Will it be enough?


KFC Adds Beyond Meat Fried Chicken to the Menu

KFC has a surprising number of vegan options. Recently, the fast food chain tested a new plant-based product, Beyond Fried Chicken, in select stores.

10 Exciting New Plant-Based Products Hitting Shelves This Year

Plant-based foods are one of the food industry’s top-selling items. Here are a few of this year’s trends, from “meatier” meat to plant-based seafood.

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Is Veganism Becoming More Popular? Using Data to Track the Growing Trend

There are many different ways to measure the growth of veganism. One way to do so is by looking at how popular the term is on Google Trends.


Why Don’t Buddhists Eat Meat?

Buddhism focuses on doing no harm. As a result, many of its 500 million practitioners around the world, though not all of them, abstain from eating meat.

Why Americans Are Choosing to Eat Less Meat

For the last several years, meat consumption in the United States has, in fact, been increasing. But many Americans are deciding to make a change.

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Vegan Lifestyle: Why Veganism Is More Than Just a Diet

Veganism is much more than just a diet. It is a way of life that seeks to reduce suffering wherever it persists.


Why Is Veganism Important? 30 Reasons to Go Vegan

Many people believe that veganism is just a diet, but it’s so much more. Veganism is a lifestyle based on living in harmony with the world around us.

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Plant-Based Seafood: The Next Frontier in Plant-Based Meat

Plant-based seafood, an alternative to traditional seafood, has been gaining popularity in recent years and provides a more reliable and sustainable source of food without sacrificing flavor.

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The Rise of Plant-Based Milk

The popularity of plant-based milks suggests a trend towards more compassion in the food system—for human health, the environment, and farmed animals.

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A Brief History of Meatless Meat and Milkless Cheese

Beyond Meat and Kite Hill were not the first plant-based products to gain international attention. It turns out these modern marvels are taking pages from our ancient culinary past.

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How the Pandemic Is Changing Our Relationship with Nature

COVID-19 has revealed the deep interconnectedness of our planet, where an outbreak in China can lead to curfews in California.

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Fish Without the Catch: Seafood Alternatives Are on the Rise

Innovative approaches to alternative seafood—like “fishless filets” and “crabless cakes”—could mitigate many of the environmental challenges presented by the modern fishing industry.

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How the Western Diet Affects Global Food Choices

Foods that are popular in white-dominated, wealthy nations are often considered more desirable by developing countries, but they come with their own costs.

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What Does “Milk” Mean to Indian Consumers?

The government has reevaluated what counts as milk and what doesn’t, stifling competition for India’s dairy sector, which is already the largest in the world.

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Veganism in India: Goodmylk Founder Abhay Rangan Weighs In

The success of Rangan’s business lends credence to his steadfast belief that “what is good from an ethical standpoint is often what is good for [business] too.”

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How My Family Came to Love a Plant-Based Thanksgiving

As more and more people stop eating animal products, families are finding new ways to share traditional holiday meals.

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Interview with Tanya O’Callaghan and Derrick Green, Hosts of New Plant-Based Travel Show

The plant-based travel show, Highway to Health, takes the viewers through fascinating places around the world. Find out what’s in store for season one.

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In Veg-Friendly India, Meat Consumption Is on the Rise

Since 2006, Indians have witnessed a major shift in the national diet: from vegetarian to one that contains more meat. But as diets continue to change, so will the climate.

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Is Speciesism Driving the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Reluctance to question humans’ exploitation of animals creates a dangerous disconnect in the public’s understanding of COVID-19 and its ongoing risks. Lorelei Plotczyk shares her perspective.

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The Psychology of Blaming Others During the Time of COVID-19

Humans are emotionally invested in ensuring that, whatever happens, the spotlight of blame never shines directly on us. So we blame wet markets in Asia for the spread of COVID-19 instead of ourselves.

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We Need To Evolve: The Gastro-Cultural & Ethnomedical Traditions That Got Us Here

As distinct as they are in place and time, zoonotic disease outbreaks all have one thing in common. They point to the prevailing gastro-cultural practices that welcome eating animals at virtually every meal.

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Why Go Vegan in 2020

The farmed animal protection movement could define the 2020s. This is your chance to stand against animal cruelty and environmental destruction by choosing to eat only plants.

Vegan Burgers Lighten Women’s Mental Load

Cooking for family and friends is traditionally viewed as a feminine duty. Longtime vegan Caroline Beret explains how she’s removing some of that stress by choosing pre-made plant-based alternatives instead.

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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Eat Turkey This Thanksgiving

An estimated 45 million turkeys are slaughtered for Thanksgiving each year in the United States. Though turkey meat is considered the centerpiece of holiday dinners in America, it is time to reconsider.

Shoes That Fight Against Fast Fashion and Animal Cruelty

In a world where fashion trends come and go at the expense of animals and the environment, cruelty-free designer Kat Von D launches a luxe vegan shoe brand.

What Each Major Religion Says About Animal Rights

Animal rights and religion overlap in more ways than are currently spoken about or reported on. Here are what the most practiced religions say regarding animals rights.

Plant-Based Eating: Slowly But Surely Becoming Mainstream

Patrick Hukins was served non-vegan ham at an Australia-based Domino’s, raising the question of what challenges lie ahead for vegans as the world is slowly changing to accommodate the lifestyle.

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How We Introduce Animals to Children: A Story of Hypocrisy

How can we raise compassionate children if we teach them it’s okay to mistreat animals as long as it’s someone else doing it?

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Go Vegan: A Practical Vegan Guide for Beginners

Going vegan has never been easier. As grocery stores and restaurants add new vegan options and more information becomes available online, going vegan is the logical answer to anyone looking to stop animal suffering and incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet.

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How Many Vegans Are There Really in the U.S.?

It’s a controversial question. So we put together a comprehensive timeline tracking 24 surveys of vegans over the past 25 years.

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Beyond Meat Stock Continues to Skyrocket, Up 240%

Beyond Meat IPO’s is ringing all kinds of bells. Shares soared 167% on its debut last week. The valuation: $3.8 billion. What’s next for Wall Street’s freshest face?

Book Review: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy

Carnism isn’t unlearned until we “witness the truth of carnism while witnessing ourselves.” As Joy puts it, we need to show ourselves as much compassion during this process as we show animals.

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Welcome to the Vegan Capital of the World

A new from Chef’s Pencil has crowned a new vegan capital of the world using Google search data.

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Book Review: How To Go Vegan by Kate Schuler

As we near the end of Veganuary, the annual challenge for non-vegans to go vegan for the month (and hopefully carry it into the rest of the new year), let’s revisit a classic.

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Fast Food’s Not-So-Secret Vegan (and Vegetarian) Menus

Making the most out of a not-so-good thing can feel, well, kinda good, like ordering off of the secret vegan and vegetarian menu at your local fast food joint. It’s not healthy, but at least it’s vegan. Where else can you get a Spicy Potato Soft Taco for $1?

It Was a Record Year for Vegans. Why Are We Still Eating So Much Meat?

Peak meat is a frighteningly high point for the meat industry and a frighteningly low one for vegans. This too will pass. Change starts today. Choose not to eat meat and more importantly, choose to tell someone why they should too.

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Book Review: Protest Kitchen by Carol J. Adams and Virginia Messina

Do you have the tools you need to fight? Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the…

Becoming Vegan: What You Need to Know to Make the Change

Becoming vegan is one of the best ways in which you can contribute to a…

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Thanksgiving Is for Vegans, Too

Thanksgiving presents an opportunity for vegans to share their passion for food with friends and family. Vegans are turkey lovers in their own way, but they might have reservations about a holiday bird roast Americans casually refer to as Turkey Day.

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The World Needs More Vegan Chefs. Here’s Where to Look.

Vegan chefs are in high demand at the moment, so high that restaurants in London…

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Billion Vegans: The New Vegan Marketplace

There is an Amazon for vegans, and it’s helping to define what we’re calling the…

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80% of Millennials Choose Alternatives to Meat

Guess who eats the most alternatives to meat, millennials or non-millennials? Okay, that was a…

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Read This Book: Genius Foods

Push Doctor/Flickr This one’s for the health nuts. In Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and…

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Organic Plant-Based Burgers Coming to Amazon Fresh

After selling over 1 million burgers in less than 60 days, Don Lee Farms’ Organic…