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,
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,
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 World Health Organization (WHO) released a report today that places processed meat in the highest of five possible classifications of cancer-causing substances, along with
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
NYC Health + Hospitals has announced that it is participating in Meatless Mondays by expanding plant-based menu options on Mondays at all 11 of its
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
For years, I lived the fat life… big rare T-bones, grilled lamb chops, dirty martinis, fried calamari appetizers, large pieces of chocolate cake, and often
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.
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
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,
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 federal government’s newest Dietary Guidelines were just published today. Revised every five years as new research in nutrition and diet unfolds, its purpose is
Are you being manipulated into buying things you don’t want or need? In my book Meatonomics, I show that animal food producers control our everyday
The recent uproar over “lean beef trimmings” – also known as “pink slime” – has led the maker of this ammonia-treated meat to suspend operations