A Cambridge study published earlier this month once again links consumption of red and processed meat to increased rates of chronic disease, including coronary artery disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer. Researchers also found that reducing meat consumption offers significant environmental benefits, in terms of reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Pass the kale and lentils, please!
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Get out your maracas and get ready to do a happy dance. The nation’s top-earning fast-food restaurant and leading meat producer both saw lower sales this quarter.
We’re seeing a decline in meat consumption here in the U.S. Does that mean folks are eating fewer animals in general?
As I think everyone here knows by now, Americans eat a ton of meat, more than we need or than is healthy for us. The Environmental Defense Fund recently put together some simple, clear statistics on this matter as well as a few others and I thought I’d share them here. Check ’em out (& […]
Scientists in the Netherlands recently announced that they have grown meat in a laboratory for the first time. Though no one has yet to taste this laboratory meat, there is speculation that it could be commercially viable, and on your dinner table within the next five years. The process of creating artificial meat started with […]
People are exposed to the fire retardants PBDEs from their furniture, electronics, and most plastic-containing household products. But now, a new study shows that we’re getting them in our food, too. And meat-eaters are especially susceptible. Environmental health researcher Alicia Fraser, of Boston University’s School of Public Health, warns us, The more meat you eat, […]