Category: Food & Health

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...

Australians Care About Animals – But We Don’t Buy Ethical Meat

Australians Care About Animals – But We Don’t Buy Ethical Meat

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Authors: Amelia Cornish, PhD student, University of Sydney and Paul McGreevy, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science, University of Sydney. Australians clearly care about animal welfare: our research has found 92% shoppers in Sydney considered animal welfare to be important. However, when we look...

15 Celebrities and Famous People on Plant-Based Food, Veganism and Cruelty-Free Living

15 Celebrities and Famous People on Plant-Based Food, Veganism and Cruelty-Free Living

With increased awareness of the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and more conversations around animal welfare and the ethicality of eating animal flesh and animal products, it’s little wonder that vegan food, plant-based diets and cruelty-free living are becoming the norm. In this post, we’ve rounded up influential celebrities and other famous people who have embraced...