This is one thing that irritates me about the EU (which I’m generally a fan of) — France is apparently not allowed to ban GMOs inside its borders. Rather than [ … ]
A British celebrity chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, has said what many of us vegetarians are not often courageous enough (or blunt enough) to say — what’s the difference between eating pork [ … ]
The wonderful potential of corporate globalization. Rich corporations that have compromised the health of people living in rich countries can now do so in the developing world, as well. “Diabetes, [ … ]
Before I get into the news, a new report on the benefits of a plant-based diet and its possible role in solving our public health crisis, I thought I’d mention [ … ]
I imagine you’ve heard by now that Congress has taken time out of its busy schedule to classify pizza as a vegetable. But did you know that there are 7 more new fruits and vegetables that are also a little surprising? I’ll run down the list here.
I’ve been wanting to share this chart for nearly a month — it is so accurate. People with little experience of veganism or vegans (or vegetarians, for that matter) often [ … ]
Do you ever feel great sadness over the millions upon millions of turkeys that will be killed for Thanksgiving dinner? I certainly do. Well, aside from ‘just’ having a vegetarian [ … ]
This is one of the best talks on veganism I’ve ever watched (and I was raised vegetarian). The doctor, Dr. Neal Barnard, has a great sense of humor and an [ … ]
It’s long been understood that precipitation changes from global warming (i.e. droughts and floods) pose major crop problems. However, what has not been so widely discussed up to now is how much heat, itself, could cause considerable crop problems. Crops scientists are now finding, though, that this is a major problem.. already.
Denmark is instituting a tax on fatty foods to try to combat obesity. What do you guys think about this new “fat tax?”
If you’ve been an EatDrinkBetter reader for while, I think you know by now that my favorite food is the always delicious (except when rotten..) and healthy avocado. The nice thing is, a lot of people love avocados.. and I just learned about a fun avocado recipe contest this week, Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest, where you can share one of your favorite avocado recipes, learn about others’, and possibly win a grand prize valued at $12,400!
I think for anyone following food issues, especially food policy, knows that the same financial-political system that makes some people absurdly rich and many others poorer and poorer also makes our food less and less safe, decreases our food security, and result in a Big Ag system that hurts most to benefit a few fat cats.
Well, Vegetarian Month is about to come to a close, but, for some of us, it’s Vegetarian Year or even Vegetarian Life. The folks over at RetailMeNot.com have created this [ … ]