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For vegetarians and vegans, it’s a new world of appealing options – LA Times

By Mary MacVean | August 22, 2015 In his new book, environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. argues that poverty is only partly to blame for hunger. Prosperity also plays a role: When people have more money, they tend to eat more meat and dairy foods. And that, he says, will increase the severity of the problem. “More than two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land is already used to grow feed for livestock, [and] world meat consumption is on track to double by 2020,” …

The rise of the flexitarian

… readers. “You need to tread lightly,” she says. Randles, as the name of her blog implies, is among the growing ranks of people who consciously reduce their meat consumption without cutting it out entirely. “Omnivores don’t really understand,” says Randles, who grew up in a carnivorous French family before adopting a flex diet several years ago. Its allure: Eat healthier, prevent animal suffering and fight climate change without the awkwardness of requesting alternative dishes at social …

Being vegan’s about ‘making positive changes’ | Stuff.co.nz

By Jonathan Allen | April 4, 2015 Being vegetarian or vegan is about making positive changes. Huge ones. For the animals, for your health, for future generations and for the environment. It is choosing to not contribute to the industries that we know are exploitative, cruel and damaging. When I was 16, I worked in a supermarket butchery for a few months. At the same time I was considering going vegetarian and had already cut my meat consumption down to just chicken. When I left that job, I …

Study reveals eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing cataracts | UTSanDiego.com

… were based on 27,600 adults older than 40 who filled out dietary surveys over a 6-year period. Their medical records were examined later to look for people who developed cataracts. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed a decrease in daily red meat intake also lowers the risk for developing cataracts: those with mid-range meat consumption (1.7 to 3.4 ounces daily) had a 4 percent decrease; those with low-meat consumption (less than 1.7 ounces daily) showed a …

More than one good reason for eating mainly plant foods

… diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption. A large body of evidence suggests vegetarians enjoy lower rates of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. A 2013 study of over 70,000 individuals in the United States found a 12% reduction in premature death for …

Commentary: Going vegetarian, buying Fair Trade are starts – Daily Pilot

By Katie Bick, March 2, 2015 I was every father’s worst nightmare. My dad had sent his little girl to college, and I’d come back a vegetarian. He didn’t know what to do with me during our Thanksgiving dinner. Believing firmly that the human brain evolved from red meat consumption, he could not understand why I would sacrifice my neural functioning and our Thanksgiving turkey just because I’d gone off to what he likes to call “commie camp,” more commonly known …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

… that lowering our meat consumption is also an excellent way to protect the planet. As you contemplate how you can step up your efforts to recycle, conserve energy, and purchase green-friendly products, consider how cutting out meat one day a week can help! Three Meatless Monday Benefits for the Environment: 1. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change Do you opt for walking, biking, or public transportation as often as possible because of the climate-damaging emissions produced by …

Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song – Independent.ie

Sir Paul McCartney has stepped up his efforts to persuade people to regularly cut meat from their diet by recording a song, and getting famous pals to appear in the video. Joanna Lumley, Twiggy and actor Woody Harrelson are a mong the familiar faces in the video for his track Meat Free Monday – which he has launched online. Sir Paul has been encouraging people to eat a flesh-free diet once a week to cut down on meat consumption in an effort to slow climate change ahead of this week’s …

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