Category: Food & Health

Patagonia Release Eye-Opening Documentaries Dissecting the Environmental Impacts of Fish Farms

Patagonia Release Eye-Opening Documentaries Dissecting the Environmental Impacts of Fish Farms

PRESS RELEASE Patagonia has announced the release of two films; Artifishal and Saving Martha urging for the protection of wild fish. The 80 minute feature film Artifishal explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. They trace the impact of fish hatcheries and farms...

How to Know What You’re Getting When You Buy Free-Range Eggs

How to Know What You’re Getting When You Buy Free-Range Eggs

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Heather Bray, Senior Research Associate, University of Adelaide. Egg producer Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for falsely labelling their eggs as free-range [years ago]. Snowdale, one of the biggest producers in the Australian market, owns brands including Eggs by Ellah, Swan Valley Free Range,...

How to Start a Plant-Based Diet

How to Start a Plant-Based Diet

Thinking about going vegan and starting a plant-based diet? It seems like everyone is going vegan, thinking more about what they’re eating as well as the negative impact that meat-based diets have on the environment. But just what is a plant-based diet all about? Going vegan means that you’ll be giving up all animal products...

How Food Insecurity Affects Physical and Mental Health

How Food Insecurity Affects Physical and Mental Health

While hunger and food insecurity are similar, it’s important to note the difference in the two before understanding its toll on a person’s physical and emotional health. Hunger is a physical sensation of discomfort resulting from the need to eat. Food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food. What’s more, inconsistent...

The Rise of Veganism in the Philippines

The Rise of Veganism in the Philippines

Filipinos love their meat.  A traditional fiesta won’t be complete without the usual Filipino party fare such as the lechon (roasted pig) which is dipped in liver sauce, lumpia (fried spring rolls stuffed with ground pork), menudo (pork and liver stew in tomato sauce with sliced potatoes and carrots), steamed lapu-lapu (grouper fish) etc. Except...

The Gendered and Ideological Politics of Meat

The Gendered and Ideological Politics of Meat

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) announced the details of her Green New Deal, its mention of the beef industry inspired some of the most ire from her critics. The policy suggests that our government should work with ranchers and farmers to reduce the agricultural sector’s greenhouse gas emissions, and a prematurely published FAQ page on her...

Cigarettes and the Environment: It’s Time to Kick Your Smoking Habit (Not the Cigarette Butts) to the Curb

Cigarettes and the Environment: It’s Time to Kick Your Smoking Habit (Not the Cigarette Butts) to the Curb

I know a lot of smokers who started young. It was the experimenting and all the sneaking around that made it fun. There’s sexiness associated with it too – whether you see it dangling loosely on James Dean’s lips in Rebel Without a Cause or when a cigarette is being shared by a couple on...

Vegan Diet: How Your Body Changes From Day One

Vegan Diet: How Your Body Changes From Day One

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Sophie Medlin, Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London. Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where...