Category: Food & Health

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...

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

Writer’s note: This is an opinion piece based on experience and research, I am not a medical professional nor a naturopath.  I’ve always been a natural pessimist, maybe because I’m British, but probably because I question everything. When I first moved to Australia a few years ago, I didn’t even understand the word naturopath, until...

Organic, Grass Fed and Hormone-Free: Does This Make Red Meat Any Healthier?

Organic, Grass Fed and Hormone-Free: Does This Make Red Meat Any Healthier?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Authors: Leah Dowling, Lecturer in Dietetics, Swinburne University of Technology and Louise Dunn, Swinburne University of Technology Red meat is an excellent source of protein and essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fats, which are linked to heart and brain health. But while...

Sustainable Seafood: Can Fish Really Be ‘Sustainably Farmed’?

Sustainable Seafood: Can Fish Really Be ‘Sustainably Farmed’?

In July 2016, UK’s giant supermarket chain Tesco announced the removal of at least 20 percent of John West tuna products from their stores. The reason? Unsustainable fishing. Immediately after the announcement, two more British supermarket chains, Waitrose and Sainsbury, also threatened to pull John West products off the shelves for the same reason. This...