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Yale Environment 360: In Booming Aquaculture Industry, A Move to Plant-Based Food for Fish

… recently as the late 1990s, the aquaculture industry was heavily dependent on marine protein, using about three to four pounds of fish — in the forms of fishmeal and fish oil — to grow one pound of salmon. And the biological challenges of using soybeans and other plants to replace the long-chain fatty acids and amino acids found in forage fish have been considerable. Now, though, Barrows and his team at the Bozeman Fish Technology Center report that rainbow trout fed a patented all-plant …

Stories from a Peripatetic Kitchen – The New Indian Express

… in Poona; masala paranthas that Rukmini and her sisters took to school to give away on pound Day, the sticky coconut toffee made every Diwali, the bondas served at the mobile canteen on Marina beach, and so on. “I basically followed the chronology of my life,” says Rukmini over e-mail. “For me food and the cooking and eating of it are intimately connected with occasions in life, with people and places. So, the stories and the recipes flowed easily one to another,” she adds. To continue …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

… vegetarian. Adopting a more vegetarian diet, sometimes known as flexitarian or semi-vegetarian, can still yield substantial savings and potentially improve your health. The numbers make sense. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nationwide average price for ground beef is $4.23 a pound. USDA sirloin steak costs $8.19 a pound. Boneless ham costs $4.42 a pound, and chicken breast is $3.51 a pound. In contrast, dried beans cost only $1.48 a pound, and large eggs are $2.08 a dozen. Here …

Crunch Numbers, Not Dead Animals, and See How Many Lives You Can Save | TakePart

… meat were prevented from consumption, and the volume of carbon dioxide that won’t be entering the atmosphere. If you’ve only been a vegetarian for a day, you’ve still saved one animal’s life, per the calculator, prevented about a pound of flesh from being consumed, and spared the Earth from four additional pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Extrapolate those numbers over 10 years of vegetarianism, however, and the calculator shows a far more dramatic impact: 2,020 animals’ lives …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

… life cannot exist. We know how desperate our Southwest is for fresh water, which is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Alarming data: Some reports say that approximately 10,000 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef, a somewhat less amount to produce a pound of pork or chicken. This is mostly explained by the water needed to grow the crops, largely corn and soybeans, that become animal feed. Potatoes and broccoli, for example, need much less water. Consider that 40 million …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

… continues to eat one vegan meal a day, saying it helps her maintain her 65-pound post-baby weight loss. Similarly, actor Samuel L. Jackson recently credited a vegan diet for his 40-pound weight loss and improved heart health. Jackson said reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and seeing his documentary, Forks Over Knives, convinced him to stop eating meat and animal products. Since going vegan, Samuel L. said he has never felt or looked better. …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

… chicken versus Beyond Meat’s self-proclaimed “perfect substitutes.” The company reports that it takes four-tenths of a pound of soy and pea plants to make a pound of their Chicken-Free Strips, versus three pounds of grain-based feed to get a pound’s worth of meat from an actual chicken. That all translates into many fewer pesticides and carbon emissions and much less water used in the process. Beyond Meat’s investors include the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner …

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