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Six-Year Research Project To Ferment ‘New Category’ Of Plant-Based Protein

4 Mins Read Researchers in Denmark will soon kickstart a six-year project to create an entirely new category of climate-friendly plant-based proteins using fermentation technology. Called Proferment, the project is being backed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and will bring scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and Utrecht University in the Netherlands together.  Proferment […]

Vegetarians Score Better Health Biomarkers Than Meat-Eaters, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Researchers have found that people who are vegetarian have a healthier biomarker profile compared to meat-eating folk. The British study’s findings, presented at the recent virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), is consistent despite age and weight factors and crucially, is unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption.  University of Glasgow researchers have found a consistent […]

None Of The G7’s Leading Stock Indexes Are Aligned With Paris Climate Goals, Says New Research

5 Mins Read According to new research, none of the major G7’s stock indexes are anywhere close to a 1.5°C or 2°C pathway with activists and scientists urging the largest listed G7 companies to immediately set emissions reduction targets and increase their climate action. Titled ‘Taking the Temperature: Assessing and Scaling-Up Climate Ambition in The G7 Business Sector’, […]

Data Centres & 5G: China’s Digital Emissions Set To Increase 289% By 2035, Report Reveals

4 Mins Read According to a new report by non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace East Asia, the electricity consumption from China’s digital sector, which includes data centres and 5G base stations, is set to soar by a predicted 289% between 2020 and 2035, despite the country’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality. The report draws attention to the carbon emissions from […]

Carbon Footprint Of Seitan Is 130 Times Lower Than Beef, Claims New Industry Research

3 Mins Read According to new research conducted by carbon footprint analysts Thrust Carbon, compared to traditional meats and dairy products like beef, lamb, cheese and chicken, wheat gluten, also known as seitan and developed using gluten, the main protein of wheat, has a comparatively lower carbon footprint. Released by the U.K.-based LoveSeitan, which manufactures seitan-based products, the […]

‘Eco-wakening’: Hundreds Of Millions Of Global Citizens Are Concerned About Nature, New Research Finds

4 Mins Read With the International Day for Biodiversity just around the corner, new research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that over the past five years, there has been a significant 16% increase regarding concerns about nature among the public and continues to keep increasing even during the […]

Meat Eaters ‘Wilfully Disregard Factory Farming’ As Driver Of Infectious Diseases, Study Finds

4 Mins Read People are failing to acknowledge the role of factory farming in being a “pandemic catalyst risk”, especially those who are committed meat eaters, according to new research. In the study, scientists warn of the enormous health threats posed by intensive animal agriculture, from zoonotic disease emergence to the rise of antibiotic resistance, and say that […]

Scientists To EU: Grow More Legumes For Sustainable & Nutritious Food System

4 Mins Read Producing more beans, peas and lentils offers a far more sustainable and nutritious approach to European agriculture, scientists say in a new study. According to the research, adding legumes to traditional crop rotations can significantly reduce the use of pesticides and fertilisers, slashing emissions in line with the European Green Deal, while promoting a transition […]

Engineers Develop ‘Whitest Paint Yet’ To Cool Buildings That Could Replace Air Conditioning

3 Mins Read Engineers have developed a new paint formulation that could literally cool buildings down, reducing the need to use air conditioning and lowering our carbon footprint. Coating rooftops with the ultra-white paint could even be “more powerful than central air conditioners”, say the scientists.  Scientists have now pushed the limits on how white paint can possibly […]

Slashing Methane Emissions ‘Strongest Lever’ Against Climate Crisis, U.N. Experts Say

4 Mins Read Reducing human-caused methane emissions by 45% by this decade could put the Paris agreement goal of keeping temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach, finds a new U.N. report. Representing the first comprehensive examination of the cost and benefits of methane mitigation, experts in the report conclude that taking “urgent steps” against methane emissions […]