Category: Food & Health

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...

The Night I Got High On (Sustainable) Hemp Seed

The Night I Got High On (Sustainable) Hemp Seed

Auckland, New Zealand: When I first met Cameron Sims, founder of Plant Culture, I was surrounded by ‘cool people’ with baggy pants and Nike shoes. I approached him because he was the only one with a cool linen-looking shirt; my type of person. Little did I know, he was the founder of a sustainability-focused hemp...

Sustainable Shopping: Save the World, One Chocolate at a Time

Sustainable Shopping: Save the World, One Chocolate at a Time

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Authors: Robert Edis, Soil Scientist, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; Kanika Singh, Research Fellow, University of Sydney, and Richard Markham, Research Program Manager for Horticulture, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Cocoa is probably the most sustainable of all internationally traded commodities, so there are several “feelgood” reasons for...

Most Wines Contain Animal Derivatives. Here are 7 Wines That Are 100% Vegan

Most Wines Contain Animal Derivatives. Here are 7 Wines That Are 100% Vegan

Not all wines are vegan. This news comes as a shock to many as most people assume that wine is just made from grapes. In fact, during the winemaking process many wine producers and wineries will use animal-derived products as their “fining agents”. These are substances that help to separate, clarify and filter out all the...

On Veganism and Optimal Health: What If We Weren’t Designed to Be Vegans?

On Veganism and Optimal Health: What If We Weren’t Designed to Be Vegans?

Today, veganism is frequently proposed as a solution to the health and environmental challenges posed by meat-centric diets. As a personal trainer, I constantly ponder on whether or not the vegan diet is a “healthy” one. At the same time, I am genuinely interested in the connection between personal health and environmental sustainability. This has...