Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates is urging all rich nations to shift away from environmentally destructive animal agriculture and toward plant-based and lab-grown alternatives to meat.
According to most recent study, vegetarians have a 48% lower risk of overall stroke than non-vegetarians, a 60% lower risk of ischemic stroke and a 65% lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
A new study has found that consuming even small amounts of red and processed meats, versus none, may impact mortality from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease.
Unless we make some changes, the environmental impacts of the food system could increase by 50 to 90 percent in the next 20 years and the planet will not be able to support our skyrocketing population.
One-third of early deaths - up to 200,000 total - might be averted if people switched to vegetarian diets, according to calculations from Harvard scientists.
The Sustainable School project will benefit 30,000 children and reduce the consumption of animal products by 25 percent per semester in schools located in the northeastern state of Bahia.
The report, titled "Less is More: Reducing Meat and Dairy for a Healthier Life and Planet," sets an ambitious goal for reducing global meat and dairy consumption by 50 percent by the year 2050.
The country aims to develop a more sustainable food system that relies on plant-based foods instead of animal agriculture.
2017 was the year of plant-based diets reaching new heights of popularity. 2018 has just as much to be excited about as far as lifestyle and food trends are concerned.
Multi-millionaire Canadian film-maker James Cameron has taken aim at the meat and dairy sectors, saying that people need to eat less of it in order for the world to reach any climate goals.