Browsing the "soy" Tag

Feeding the World: The Story of Soy

November 7th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Our taste for soybeans is devastating ecosystems and farmers are having a tough time meeting demand. What's going on here? The bulk of our soy consumption isn't in the form of tofu, tempeh, or edamame. People worldwide eat millions of pounds of "invisible soy" each year, because soy has become a staple in animal feed. If we're really interested in feeding the world, maybe we need to rethink the way that we are using our soybean crops


Think Green Eats for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 15th, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Wearing pink may help raise awareness about breast cancer, but eating green—healthy vegan foods—can actually help prevent the disease. Perhaps that's why not only is October just Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's also World Vegetarian Awareness Month. If you want to "go" both pink and green, try Pink Lady apples, pink grapefruit, pink rhubarb, or even mushrooms in special pink packaging


Soy — Devil-fruit, or Bean? (Hint: Bean)

July 31st, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

Detractors frequently demonize the humble soybean. It stands alone in that regard, among its less maligned cousins: no one accuses pinto beans of causing cancer, black beans of causing man-boobs, or chickpeas of causing infertility and birth defects. The soybean has been exploited on a larger scale, but it's just a bean. Processed foods -- with or without soy -- can cause problems. GMO foods -- soy or otherwise -- can cause problems. But soy contains no magic disease demons, no secret toxins, no evil plan to take over the world. It is simply a legume. So relax, good friends, and rejoice: for soy is no devil! 'Tis but a bean


Soybean of the Sea

July 9th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Soy is being touted as a "sustainable" alternative to fish feed. But in reality, it is not sustainable for the fish, the environment or for those who consume them.


Mother Stands up to Monsanto

April 18th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

This video is the story of how mother Sofía Gatica stood up to Monsanto when her three day old daughter suffered kidney failure because of exposure to Roundup.


Good News about Soy and Deforestation

January 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Are you cutting back or cutting out your meat consumption partly because of the link between meat and deforestation? Studies have shown that soy production is also a major contributor to deforestation in Brazilian rainforests. Don't give up the tofu and edamame just yet, though, because there's more to this than meets the eye, and a recent report had some good news about this trend


Eating Vegan: A Soy-Free Resource Guide

August 4th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

There's a perception that, aside from salads, vegans basically live on soy products. While this can be true, it by no means has to be. It can be a bit tricky to cut soy out of your diet, or even to cut back on soy, but that's almost as true for omnivores as it is for vegans. Here are some tips on cutting back or cutting out the soy in your vegan diet


Update on the Turd Burger

July 22nd, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

I hate to break it to all of you who were keen on trying the turd burger, but as you may have suspected, the video is a hoax


The Turd Burger [VIDEO]

June 17th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

A meat-replacement burger made from poop is probably the weirdest thing I have heard in a long time


Deepak Chopra on GE Alfalfa [video]

April 20th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Deepak Chopra, M.D. is an endocrinologist turned alternative medicine specialist, and I'm a huge fan of his work. In this conversation, Chopra gets into the issues and concerns surrounding this new genetically modified crop and GMOs in general



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