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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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The Benefits of Eating Less Meat

Reducing meat consumption can have numerous benefits on human health, the environment, and animals. Find out how to take charge of your diet today.

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How to Become Vegan: A Simple Guide

Veganism has grown exponentially in the last several years. Today, it is a mighty campaigning and ethical force. Want to get involved?

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The Downsides of Drinking Milk: Understand the Risks

There are several health issues to consider when consuming milk. Milk contains large amounts of fat, causes acne, and can trigger allergic reactions.

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Superbugs on the Shelves: Diseased Chicken Being Sold Across America

A new investigation reveals that companies routinely exceed level of bacteria allowed by USDA—and do not have to recall their products.

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Millions of People May Be Suffering From Cheese Addiction

Cheese addiction is real, and overconsumption of cheese can have serious consequences for your personal health and the health of others.

Does Veganism Really Make People Sick?

Many people believe it is impossible to lead a healthy life while only eating plants. We spoke with an award-winning dietician to set the record straight.

Got Milk? How School Lunches Are Making Kids Sick

Two-thirds of the population is lactose intolerant. So why don’t school lunch programs offer plant-based milk? The answer is more complicated than you’d think.

Wins and Losses From New York City Schools’ First Vegan Friday

Public schools in New York City will now serve plant-based meals on Fridays. The only problem is that “Vegan Fridays” aren’t entirely vegan.

20 Best Plant-Based Proteins for Vegans and Vegetarians

A lot of people might be surprised by the vast array of plant-based foods that contain protein. Here’s a list of some of the most delicious options out there.

Veterinarians Play Pivotal Role in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

The threat of antibiotic resistance looms large for veterinarians. We spoke with infectious disease specialist and veterinarian Dr. J. Scott Weese to understand why.

The Next Pandemic Is Already Here: Superbugs and Factory Farms

A new study published in The Lancet found that 1.2 million people died from antibiotic-resistant infections in 2019. Experts fear this is just the beginning.

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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.

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What Are the Best Sources of Vegetarian Protein?

Learn about what protein is, how it works, and how to get enough of it while maintaining a vegetarian diet.

Dairy Industry Takes a Page From Big Tobacco’s Book and Targets Kids With Flavored Milk

Serving flavored milk in schools has a dangerous downside, one that industry groups, parents, and nutrition experts have been fighting over for years.

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7 Reasons Why Seafood Might Be Bad for You

Seafood has long been hailed by dietitians as a quality source of healthy fats and protein. But there is a darker side to seafood that is often not discussed.

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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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What’s the Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian?

While vegans omit all animal products from their diets, vegetarians still consume honey, milk, eggs, and other animal products.

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Why the Business Lunch of the Future Should Be Animal-Free

It’s not your imagination: More people than ever are changing the way they eat. Shouldn’t the meals we share with others change, too?

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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Go Plant-Based

Eating a plant-based diet is becoming easier and easier as restaurants add plant-based options to their menus and plant-based creators go viral.

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Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet: How to Start Eating Cleaner

Choosing to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your personal health, the environment, and animal welfare.

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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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The Problems With Meat Consumption: Here’s What You Need to Know

There are more problems with meat consumption than you might think. Choosing to eat meat places your own health, the public’s health, and the environment at risk.

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Is Going Vegan Healthy? 6 Benefits of Going Vegan in 2021

While it isn’t necessary to go vegan in order to be healthy, vegan diets can certainly help. Find out the benefits of cutting animal products out of your diet.

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The History of Beef Consumption in the U.S. and How It Is Changing

Americans have a long, complicated history of eating red meat, but as COVID-19 spread, beef consumption in the U.S. seems to have fallen. Could this be a turning point for the industry?

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Plant-Based Chicken: What Is It Made of and Is It Healthy?

With interest in meat alternatives growing, so is curiosity about what alternatives like plant-based chicken are exactly, and why consumers should consider eating them.

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The Ever-Clearer Link Between Deforestation and Public Health

Efforts to decolonize forest protection have been stalling for years. COVID-19 might give the movement the urgency it needs.

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32 Vegan Meat Substitutes That We’re Excited About

The popularity of vegan meat substitutes in supermarkets in the United States and around the world is growing. Check out a few of our favorites.

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Antibiotic Resistance Starts on the Farm, but Marginalized Communities Pay the Price

The widespread use of antibiotics on factory farms is exposing everyone who lives within a 3-mile radius to significant health risks. Low-income people of color are often the most affected.