Up until a year ago, my eating habits were bad. Having grown up in a Hispanic household, I’d been eating animal products all my life,
The good news: There is a growing number of people who are reducing their intake of animal products. According to a recent survey, 29 percent
The meat industry’s future in recent years isn’t exactly looking bright. And as meat demand wanes, Wall Street is watching. NASDAQ published an article headlined
Today, of course, we know that most proteins from both plants and animals are “complete proteins” (meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids
It’s common for people to give up red meat in an attempt to get healthier and lower their cholesterol levels. But does choosing chicken and
Growing up in Singapore, I was one of the “fat” kids in class. My classmates called me a “double scoop ice cream with a cherry
These days, few commentaries cause vegans more despair than those proclaiming the virtues of eating “humane” meat, those promoting the ethics of eating “sustainable” meat,
“Congratulations… You survived bypass surgery! Here, have a burger.” I often hear some version of the above from friends and acquaintances: during a hospital stay,
Can it really be true that humans have absolutely no need for animal foods and that animal foods are detrimental to human health? If so,
The Lancet, one of the oldest and most respected medical journals in the world, has gone on record questioning the sustainability and healthfulness of meat
You might be asking yourself how protein can be associated with weight gain when you have always been told to eat protein to lose weight.
So-called organic meat, dairy and eggs are sold as a means for people to reduce their exposure to hormones and chemical toxins. The United States
At a time when meat prices are rising and meat consumption is falling in the United States, the USDA has been considering expanding a program
The recent uproar over “lean beef trimmings” – also known as “pink slime” – has led the maker of this ammonia-treated meat to suspend operations
The USDA’s recent proposal to eliminate dietary cholesterol guidelines has positive and negative repercussions. It also reminds us why government nutritional recommendations are not reliable.
In a recent NPR debate about the risks of meat-eating, I put forward the proposition that meat causes cancer. Judging by faces in the audience,