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Allergen in red meat linked to heart disease

June 20, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180614095229.htm

A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe

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World Cancer Research Fund Emphasizes Eating Plant-Based and Leaving Processed Meat Off Your Plate to Combat Cancer

June 20, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/world-cancer-research-fund-emphasizes-eating-plant-based-no-processed-meat/

There’s a longstanding myth that in order to get the protein and vitamins necessary to stay healthy, you need to eat meat. But time and time again, research has shown that this claim simply isn’t true. The latest piece of evidence proving the nutritional adequacy of a meat-free diet is the World Cancer Research Fund Network’s Third Expert Rep

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Meat Industry ‘Facing Unprecedented Disruption’ From Vegan Alternatives

June 10, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/meat-industry-facing-unprecedented-disruption-from-vegan-alternatives

The meat industry is facing an 'unprecedented' challenge from the burgeoning demand for plant-based alternatives, according to leading food speciality magazine The Grocer. In a special report about the growing vegan sector, the news outlet looked at how the meat industry is 'under attack' from those questioning the 'ethics, sustainability and he

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Antibiotics in Meat Could Be Damaging Our Guts

May 29, 2018
Courtesy: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/opinion/sunday/meat-antibiotics-organic-farming.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region

In 2015, Sandy Lewis, a small-time organic cattle farmer in upstate New York, bought 13 bulls, for around $5,000 each, from a breeder in Oklahoma. A few weeks after the animals were trucked to his farm near the Vermont border, Mr. Lewis discovered that two of the bulls had died. He could see holes in their abdomens from where they had gored one oth

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No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts

May 26, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/bad-news-sausage-bacon-booze-12585028.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a host of cancers outlined in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines updated every decade No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to a new global blueprint on how to beat cancer. Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a ho

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Vegan burgers: now juicy, pink and bloody

May 20, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/19/fake-steak-supermarkets-flexitarians-meat-free-burgers

Supermarkets stock up as millions of UK ‘flexitarians’ boost demand for fake meat The sun’s out and it’s time to light the charcoal and flip the burgers as the British barbecue season gets fully under way. Yet the red liquid oozing satisfyingly from your grilled patty or steak is as likely to be beetroot juice as blood. UK supermarke

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Third of early deaths could be prevented by everyone giving up meat, Harvard says

May 20, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/04/26/third-early-deaths-could-prevented-everyone-giving-meat-harvard/

At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated. Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated. Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics su

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Eight million Brits ‘no longer eat meat’ and one in four are set to cut their meat intake within the next year as young people ‘opt for vegetarian diets’

April 15, 2018
Courtesy: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5615119/Eight-million-Brits-no-longer-eat-meat-one-four-set-cut-meat-intake.html

Some eight million Brits no longer eat meat, a survey has found, with one in four planning to reduce their meat consumption in the next year. Young people are driving the meat-free trend, the research showed, with younger consumers more likely to have concerns about the ethics of meat. Just under four million people specifically identify as

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Major Meat Producer To Launch Plant-Based Beyond Burger In Germany

April 14, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/plant-based-beyond-burger-germany-major-meat-producer

Food tech company Beyond Meat has announced it will be launching its flagship product - the plant-based Beyond Burger - in Germany. According to an announcement, the company has teamed up with PHW Group - a billion dollar poultry producer and marketer - in order to enter the European market through German distribution. The news follows Beyond

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White Castle now sells a veggie burger that looks like meat and bleeds when you bite it

April 14, 2018
Courtesy: http://bgr.com/2018/04/12/white-castle-impossible-slider-burger-vegan/

Vegan meat substitutes have come a long way in the past decade or so, dramatically improving in taste accuracy and texture, but discerning carnivores can usually still tell the difference. A new player in this space, Impossible Foods, promised to revolutionize vegan meat-alikes with what it calls the Impossible Burger, and after navigating the FDA

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Vegan protein from nuts and seeds better for heart health than meat, study finds

April 7, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/vegan-protein-healthier-nuts-seeds-meat-heart-disease-study-california-france-a8291506.html

The health benefits of veganism are almost as copious as the endless #avotoast snaps on Instagram. Now, a new study is adding fuel to the plant-based fire by reporting that vegan protein is far healthier than meat for the heart. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers at Loma Linda University in California and the

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Dogs boiled alive and eaten in Vietnamese meat market

March 28, 2018
Courtesy: https://nypost.com/2018/03/27/dogs-boiled-alive-and-eaten-in-vietnamese-meat-market/

Heartbreaking pictures show a dog meat market in Vietnam where stolen pets are rammed into cages and delivered to restaurants to be skinned and boiled alive. An anonymous animal rights activist took the shocking video in Vườn Quốc Gia Bạch Mã village in a bid to raise awareness about the horrific trade. Meanwhile, another previously

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Olympics Puts Spotlight on Korean Practice of Eating Dog Meat

February 26, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.wsj.com/articles/olympics-puts-spotlight-on-korean-practice-eating-dog-meat-1519555641

American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy will return home from Pyeongchang without a medal—but with a new Korean puppy. Eating dog meat is widely practiced in several countries in Asia—China, Vietnam, Indonesia and the two Koreas. But nowhere is the practice commercialized like it is in South Korea, where some 20,000 dog farms raise the ani

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Chinese Are Giving up on Meat and Turning Vegetarian. Here’s Why

February 26, 2018
Courtesy: http://www.news18.com/news/world/chinese-are-giving-up-on-meat-and-turning-vegetarian-heres-why-1672259.html

China's restaurant industry over the past few years is reporting growing number of entrepreneurs looking to capitalise on the popularity of healthy eating, which usually means a meatless, organic and environmentally-friendly diet. Beijing: China — the world's largest market for beef, pork and poultry — is steadily growing wary of meat as he

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‘Dirty meat’: Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants

February 22, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/dirty-meat-shocking-hygiene-failings-discovered-in-us-pig-and-chicken-plants

Previously unseen government records detail ‘deeply worrying’ incidents in pork and poultry plants, raising fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering the UK under a post-Brexit trade deal Shocking hygiene failings have been discovered in some of the US’s biggest meat plants, as a new analysis reveals that as many as 15% (one in seven) of the US p

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Fish breeding often involves use of antibiotics, chemicals which harm human health and alter ecosystem

February 13, 2018
Courtesy: http://www.firstpost.com/india/fish-breeding-often-involves-use-of-antibiotics-chemicals-which-harm-human-health-and-alter-ecosystem-4347227.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true

I’ve heard many people suggest that fish is much healthier than red meat and chicken. Non-vegetarians are encouraged to make the move to fish and seafood. Some time ago I published a chart which showed that, calorie for calorie, fish was heavier than meat, and its fat content was higher. Also much higher are the pesticides, PCBs (the most carcino

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Vegetarian and vegan: A quarter of UK dinners have no meat or fish

February 13, 2018
Courtesy: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42973870

More than a quarter of all evening meals in the UK are vegan or vegetarian, research shows.

In the 12 weeks to the end of January, 29% of them contained no meat or fish, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Trends like Veganuary (going vegan for January) and "sustained interest" in meat-free diets are affectin

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Meat-free diets send Quorn sales soaring…powered by the rise in the number of vegetarians and vegans

February 8, 2018
Courtesy: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5355897/Rise-vegans-vegetarians-send-Quorn-sales-soaring.html

It is the trendy alternative to meat favoured by the health-conscious.

Now Quorn is set to become a billion-dollar brand, powered by the rise in the number of vegetarians and vegans.

Sales of the firm’s products, which replicate the shape and textu

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Beyond Meat building state-of-the-art R&D center in Los Angeles

February 8, 2018
Courtesy: http://www.feedstuffs.com/news/beyond-meat-building-state-art-rd-center-los-angeles

Plant-based meat purveyor Beyond Meat announced that it is building a new 26,000 sq. ft. research and development (R&D) center at its headquarters in El Segundo, Cal. The new facility will house more than 100 employees and will be the new home to Beyond Meat's Manhattan Beach Project, its ongoing initiative to bring the best and brightest sc

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New Zealanders ‘Eating 20kg Less Meat A Year’ Than A Decade Ago

February 7, 2018
Courtesy: https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/new-zealanders-eating-20kg-less-meat-a-year

New Zealanders are eating much less meat than they used to, according to reports. In addition, polling shows the number of vegetarians in the coun

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