White meat just as bad for your cholesterol as red meat
Eating red and white meats are equally bad for your cholesterol, according to scientists. A new study from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute assigned participants to eat a diet rich in lean cuts of beef, lean cuts of chicken or turkey, or plant proteins, for one month each. The study found that LDL cholesterol levels were higher on both meat diets, compared to the plant protein diet.
We must ditch red meat to save planet, top scientist warns
People need to give up red meat to prevent catastrophic damage to the planet’s climate, a former government chief scientist has told Sky News.
Professor Sir David King, who is setting up a centre for climate repair at the University of Cambridge, said cattle and sheep produce so much greenhouse gas that diets must radically change to stop global warming.
Stop eating fish. It’s the only way to save the life in our seas
I want to direct you to the 70% of the planet that was sidelined even in the sparse coverage of the new report: the seas. Here, life is collapsing even faster than on land. The main cause, the UN biodiversity report makes clear, is not plastic. It is not pollution, not climate breakdown, not even the acidification of the ocean. It is fishing.
NYC hospital using vegan diets to help people with chronic health problems
A new style of treatment is being utilized at the nation’s oldest hospital.
Vegan meals are being designed by Bellevue Hospital to help people living with chronic health problems.
A rasher of bacon a day ‘ups cancer risk’
Even small amounts of red and processed meat – such as a rasher of bacon a day – can increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to research.
Meat And Agriculture Are Worse For The Climate Than Power Generation, Steven Chu Says
“If cattle and dairy cows were a country, they would have more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire EU 28,” said Chu, who recently assumed the presidency of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Vegans are the Healthiest and May Outlive Us All, Says Study
It’s not exactly news that bypassing meat could prolong your life since past research has linked plant-based diets to a decreased risk of cancer, heart disease, and blood pressure. The latest study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, looked at how various diets impact biomarkers, like antioxidants such as carotenoids. They found that vegans have the most antioxidants in their bodies, presumably because they eat more vegetables and fruit.
Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown
Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses.
Burger King Launches Impossible Whopper
https://youtu.be/N9FED3jkNToBurger King is helping to bring meatless meat into the mainstream.On Monday, the fast-food chain announced that it would begin testing the Impossible Whopper in 59 locations in St. Louis. The move is a partnership with Impossib ...
Five ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet
Livestock farming has a vast environmental footprint. It contributes to land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration and deforestation.
The planet’s prodigious poo problem
Each year, livestock produces billions of tonnes of excrement. It’s starting to poison the natural world. So what is to be dung?
‘Give up dairy products to beat cancer’