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Feeding the World: The Story of Soy

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.

November 7th

Think Green Eats for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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)

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.

July 31st

Good News about Soy and Deforestation

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.

January 11th

Eating Vegan: A Soy-Free Resource Guide

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.

August 4th