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Can New York City Change How the Healthcare Industry Views Diet?

3 Mins Read A new $44 million investment into New York City’s healthcare workforce aims to put plant-based diets front and center. Will it work? New York City mayor Eric Adams hasn’t been shy about his plant-based diet and how it helped him reverse his type-2 diabetes. Now, the mayor is backing an aggressive city-wide American College of […]

Plant-Based Christmas: 12 Vegan Holiday Recipes For Your Festive Dinner

4 Mins Read There are so many reasons to adopt a plant-based diet, whether it is to reduce your carbon footprint, save animals or for your health. But going plant-based doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on a delicious Christmas dinner. Here are 12 mouth-watering vegan recipes to bookmark for the ultimate cruelty-free feast that even […]

Well Done: I Tried Juicy Marbles’ Revolutionary Vegan Filet Mignon Steak.

5 Mins Read In the quest for increasingly realistic meat alternatives, one particular item has remained frustratingly out of reach: the filet. We’ve conquered burgers, mince, and sausages to a large extent. Bacon is getting there, though there is still work to be done. And let’s face it, cheese is still a work in progress. But the holy […]

Soy Sauce Chronicles: An In-Depth Look At Asia’s Favourite Condiment

6 Mins Read On a recent Twitter thread (where all intellectual conversations begin, naturellement) where fellow food writer Clarissa Wei lamented the fact that so little has been written in English about East Asian soybean-based sauces, I chimed in with a thought about the lack of talk about variation in soy sauce fermentation methods and their resulting flavours and […]

Love Dunkin’ Donuts? Try These 7 Vegan Donut Shops

5 Mins Read Dunkin’ Donuts is an institution. The purveyor of sweet bready treats delighted U.K. vegans earlier this year by bringing not one but three plant-based donuts to its menus. But alas, they proved to be Veganuary-tapping releases that disappeared as soon as February began. If you love all things bready, fried and covered in sprinkles, you […]

5 Latinx Vegan Food Brands We are Obsessed With

4 Mins Read Vegan food is always a great alternative to the unsustainable food system, but know what’s even better? Vegan food that excites and surprises the tastebuds. Deep flavours rooted in cultural significance and topped off with some national pride? That’s what we’re talking about.  Latin America’s collection of vibrant countries turn out a plethora of memorable […]

10 Reasons Why Cultivated Meat Is The Future Of Protein: The Case For Lab-Grown

8 Mins Read Lab-grown, cultured, cell-based – all these terms refer to cultivated meat, whereby animal flesh or byproducts are produced without any animal killing. And no, we aren’t talking about plant-based alternatives such as Beyond Meat or Omnipork. We’re talking about actual animal flesh grown inside bioreactors using cellular agriculture and tissue engineering instead of traditional animal […]

Environmental Impact of Food Not the Same Around the World, New Report Finds

5 Mins Read A newly-released report details the environmental footprint of global food production and suggests diet impact is dependent on geography. A new report authored by Benjamin Halpern, executive director at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and professor at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, was published in the peer-reviewed journal […]

6 Tips To Shop For All Your Christmas Groceries The Eco-Friendly Way

4 Mins Read Christmas is just around the corner, and you might be planning a dinner party or ten (!) during this season of eating, drinking and being merry. While we often make a huge effort to organise and host a memorable soiree, many of us forget to think about ways to reduce our environmental impact during these […]

From Korean To Indian: 5 Multicultural Vegan Cookbooks We Are Obsessed With

5 Mins Read Vegan food is great. Finding new vegan recipes to try is even better. As more cuisines lend themselves to easy plant-based substitutions and reimaginings, global palates are opening up. So, step away from the ready meals and press pause on the same old favourites because we’ve found five cookbooks that will awaken your inner gastronome. […]

How To Convince Your Loved Ones To Quit Eating Meat

4 Mins Read You’re vegan, but your partner or family members aren’t on board. I managed to convince those closest to me to give up meat thanks to certain behavioral nudges. Here’s what worked.  It’s not easy being the only vegan in a relationship, around your family, or in a group of friends. From social gatherings to traveling, […]

Climate Candy Is A Thing And It’s Tackling Food Waste

4 Mins Read Is climate candy set to be the next food niche? LA-based PurePlus says yes. The startup launched its first consumer brand, Faves, in 2021 as a sustainable alternative to Starburst. Today, each packet of chews contains one serving of fruits and veggies and saves scores of viable produce from ending up in landfill. According to […]

4 Staple African Pantry Ingredients to Elevate Your Plant-Based Cooking

6 Mins Read African cuisine is rife with super grains, surprising grasses, and protein-rich ingredients that will elevate your palate and support developing economies, and sourcing them is as simple as a click online.  The following are some of the most versatile African pantry staples to start cooking with. 1. Teff  What is it: Teff is a tiny […]

The 7 Best IKEA Vegan Food Options To Eat In-Store And At Home

5 Mins Read IKEA has made certain commitments to increasing its vegan food ranges. It is upping the plant-based stakes in its restaurants, at its takeaway counters and in the food halls. But which items are worth trying? Pledging to make its menus all 50 percent plant-based by 2025, IKEA is offering vegan food consumers access to more […]

5 Chinese Vegan Instagram Chefs You Need To Follow

4 Mins Read As a source of inspiration, Instagram is hard to beat. Especially when it comes to cooking. Swipe through instructions, gorgeous pictures and helpful videos all make embracing a new cuisine so easy. Even one that has a reputation for being tricky to master, such as Chinese cooking. The following five Chinese vegan innovators will have […]

5 Vegan Food Favorites Loved By World Cup Football Players

4 Mins Read Like many professional athletes, football players are turning to plant power to stay in top form. With the FIFA 2022 World Cup upon us, we dish out some of the vegan food staples fuelling the tournament’s star players, from Lionel Messi to Gareth Bale.  It’s worth mentioning that there are plenty of other footballers who […]

Is Milk Bad For You? And What About the Planet? We Investigate

11 Mins Read Is it time to accept that milk may be bad for you, for the planet, and indeed, for the animals? Let’s take a closer look at the industry. Humans have been consuming animal milk for centuries. In fact, scientists believe that we may have drunk raw milk for the first time 10,000 years ago. But […]

6 Natural Vegan Egg Substitutes For Easy Plant-Based Baking

4 Mins Read Like other intensive industrial farming practices, producing eggs generates greenhouse gas emissions and also contributes to contaminating soil and water, not to mention it’s ethically problematic—most egg-laying hens live in pretty horrific conditions. You may also be avoiding eggs for health reasons such as an allergy. Whatever your reason for avoiding them, there are many […]

Cory Booker Vs. Big Meat

5 Mins Read New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a new plan aimed at holding large factory farms accountable and improving animal welfare. Can he get it passed? Under Senator Cory Booker’s Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act, the Democrat from New Jersey is aiming to shift responsibility onto corporate and industrial farm operators for disaster mitigation through a fee structure. […]