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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,” …

Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

… every five years. The 2015 draft, released in February, plays up the health benefits of plant-based diets and includes references to the environmental advantages of reducing or eliminating meat. Both points are being fiercely challenged. While the meat and dairy industries are old hands when it comes to raising their voices, Michele Simon, president of Oakland-based Eat Drink Politics, said the plant-based food world never played a significant role until the current round. She set out to change …

Eat fish and veggies to reduce colon cancer risk, study says | Nature World Report

By John Tyburski, Nature World Report, Posted March 16 2015 According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women, showing up in over 93,000 people each year. The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about one in 20. While the causes of colon cancer remain mysteries, many have speculated that diet plays a key role. New evidence suggests that diet and …

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