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First Meat And Now Dairy Is Linked To Higher Risk Of Cancer, in New China Study

4 Mins Read The first in-depth multi-year study looking at correlations between dairy consumption and cancer rates has been undertaken in China. Findings point to a higher risk of liver and female breast cancer in people eating larger amounts of dairy.  Previous studies have focussed on Western countries and suggested that dairy can lower colorectal cancer likelihood but […]

6 Female Scientists We’re Thankful For On Earth Day

7 Mins Read Scientific research might be considered a male-dominated arena, but it’s time to recognise that there are plenty of female pioneers to celebrate. Strong women who identified a niche or subject that was ripe for further exploration have led the charge for progress for centuries. This Earth Day, we take a closer look at six of […]

Low-Fat Vegan Diets Can Alleviate Arthritis Symptoms, New Study Suggests

4 Mins Read A new study has released evidence that following a vegan diet can help ease arthritis symptoms. Specifically, a low-fat and whole-food plant-based reduces pain and lessens joint swelling. The study claims that pain was reduced by up to 53 percent in the 44 adults observed during the research project. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) […]

Sweden Wants to Be the First Country To Account For Consumption Emissions In Climate Targets

4 Mins Read Already acknowledged as an ambitious nation due to a 2045 net-zero target, Sweden is flexing its eco-credentials even further. The country has announced intentions to account for consumption-based emissions within its targets, something no other country has pledged. This means that products made overseas for import into Sweden will have their carbon emissions added to […]

Vegan Omega-3 Sources Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease By Up to 20 Percent, New Analysis Shows

4 Mins Read Plant-based omega-3 offers heart-healthy benefits and can reduce the likelihood of serious heart disease, a new study has found. Published in the medical journal, Advances in Nutrition, findings point to vegan omega-3 offering comparable benefits to those commonly sourced from fish. Omega-3 fatty acid, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is not produced naturally by the body. […]

Rapid DNA Analysis System Being Developed To Audit Processed Vegan Foods

3 Mins Read Cross-contamination is a big concern for allergy sufferers, as well as vegans. With numerous companies producing ‘fully vegan’ products, EthiChain developed technology that could put such claims to the test. It has done so to heighten transparency and integrity in the food chain, citing ‘food fraud’ as a global concern. Food fraud undermines consumer confidence, […]

European Farmers Are Struggling With Animal Welfare Concerns They Can’t Talk About, Study Suggests

3 Mins Read A study published last December has highlighted a growing unease amongst European farmers: increasing moral concerns surrounding the practice of animal agriculture, alongside an inability to voice them for fear of ‘betraying’ the industry.  The peer-reviewed report, published by Elsevier (which is facing its own climate-related woes), revealed other surprising trends. Avoidance of meat products […]

5 Climate Facts You Need To Know About The New IPCC Report

4 Mins Read The latest IPCC report has been dubbed as the most searing indictment of the planet’s climate predicament yet, with little optimism included. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is a three-part release that provides a comprehensive overview of the climate crisis. It looks at where the world currently stands, what is being done […]

Vegetarians 14% Less Likely To Develop Cancer, New Study Claims

4 Mins Read New research from Oxford University suggests that those following a meat-free diet are 14 percent less at risk of cancer than their omnivorous counterparts. Pescatarians were discovered to be 10 percent less prone than meat-eaters. Findings have been released after a large-scale study that involved data analysis on more than 470,000 British individuals.  Meat reduction, […]

Unilever’s Research Says Plant-Based Diet Is Healthier and More Sustainable

3 Mins Read Multinational food giant Unilever has released a new report that encourages consumers to switch to a plant-based diet. The report is explicit in its findings that plant-based foods offer better sustainability metrics and health benefits than traditional animal food. The news has been met with surprise, given the scale of Unilever’s operation. Unilever is the […]

A Plant-Based Diet Can Add 10 Years To Your Life, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Decreasing meat intake in favour of legumes, whole grains, and nuts could add a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study. The research, published in the PLOS Medicine journal, looked at the impact of sustained dietary adaptation. Life expectancy was a key focal point in line with dietary risk factors accounting for up […]

Thanks, Climate Change? New Penguin Colonies Discovered As Birds Move South Due to Rising Temperatures

3 Mins Read A scientific discovery reveals new penguin colonies across Antarctica as rising temperatures due to climate change force the birds south to raise their offspring. Researchers in the Antarctic say they have discovered new gentoo penguin colonies including the first-ever sightings of the species in a previously unexplored archipelago on the continent’s northern tip. They also […]

Vegan Protein As Effective As Whey For Building Muscle, Study Finds

3 Mins Read New research into the effectiveness of vegan and animal-based protein sources has confirmed no difference between the two. The data show that men who eat plant-based protein and supplement with soy can bulk up as much as those who include meat and whey in their regime. The study was conducted in 2021 in Brazil with […]