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‘Shroom FitBit: Processors In Tech Wearables Could Be Replaced With Fungi Mycelium, New Study Finds

4 Mins Read In a recent study titled ‘Reactive fungal wearable‘, researchers explore the use of fungi as a potential candidate to produce sustainable textiles that can be used as eco-friendly bio wearables, for instance, the processors in tech wearables like Fitbits could be replaced by incorporating mushroom mycelium. The joint research venture undertaken by the University of […]

‘Green’ Claims Are Fake, Potentially Illegal: New EU Study Says E-Stores Rife With Greenwashing

4 Mins Read According to a recent study of online shops and traders by the European Union and national consumer protection authorities, ‘greenwashing’ is quite common in online stores meaning that several of the ‘green’ claims on companies’ websites are exaggerated, false, and potentially illegal. A recent study conducted by a group of EU consumer authorities showed that […]

Cats Fed Plant-Based Diets Can Live Healthy Lives, New Study Suggests

3 Mins Read A new study suggests that contrary to popular belief, cats fed plant-based diets that are nutritionally sound do not appear to be adversely affected at all. In fact, researchers found that cats who were on vegan diets had more ideal body condition scores than their meat-eating counterparts. While the paper acknowledges that further observational studies […]

Plant-Based High-Carb Diet Does Not Lead To Weight Gain, NIH Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds that contrary to popular belief, high-carb and low-fat plant-based diets do not necessarily lead to any weight gain. While the study was only conducted on a small-scale, the findings do suggest that factors resulting in overeating and weight gain are far more complex […]

Watching Nature On TV & VR Boosts Your Wellbeing, According To New Study

3 Mins Read According to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers found that watching high-quality nature programmes on TV can help boost people’s moods and reduce negative feelings that result from boredom while alone indoors. Conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter, a new study shows that experiencing nature through programmes on […]

Over Half Of Young U.S. Consumers Are Now Flexitarians, According To New Study

4 Mins Read In a recent study conducted by One Poll, more than half of Americans between the years of 24-29 described themselves as flexitarians, those who prefer to consume less meat, while not necessarily eliminating it from their diet completely. To understand more about diets and the eating habits of Americans, around 2,000 young Americans between the […]

Eating Vegan Costs 40% Less Than Meat & Seafood Meals, Study Reveals

3 Mins Read Eating vegan doesn’t just save the animals and the planet, it can help you save money too. According to new data, plant-based meals cost on average 40% less than those containing meat and fish – and also reduces cooking time by a third as well. While existing studies have typically underlined the nutritional and sustainability […]

Europe: Over 20% Now Flexitarian & Number Of Vegans Doubles, According To New Study

3 Mins Read Further evidence of the unstoppable flexitarian trend and shift towards plant-based eating, a new consumer study in Europe has found that nearly a quarter of the population in the region are now actively reducing their meat intake. Conducted by Berlin-based plant-based supermarket chain Veganz, the new research examined the changing attitudes of over 2,600 shoppers […]

U.S. Top Contributor To Global Coastal Plastic Pollution, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read In a new study, the United States has been named one of the top sources of plastic pollution in coastal and ocean environments globally. For many years, the practice of exporting plastic waste has hidden the country’s major contribution to the plastic pollution crisis, particularly in developing nations in Southeast Asia. The researchers say that […]

Bottle-Fed Babies Ingesting ‘Millions’ Of Microplastics Every Day, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Bottle-fed babies could be consuming millions of microplastic particles per day, according to new research unveiling the level of human exposure to plastic. The high-temperature process for sterilising plastic bottles and preparing milk formula worryingly causes far greater amounts of microplastics to be released, as well as trillions of even smaller sized particles known as […]

Study: Switching To Plant Protein Could Remove More Than A Decade Of Emissions

4 Mins Read New research has shown that swapping out meat for plant-based protein sources such as lentils, beans and nuts could dramatically reduce the effect of more than a decade of carbon emissions on the climate. The paper also found that vegetation regrowth as a result of a plant-based shift would effectively double the Earth’s carbon budget, […]

Study: Choose Nutrient Dense Whole Plant-Based Foods For A Healthy Diet

3 Mins Read A new study finding variable nutritional quality of different plant foods highlights that not all plant-based options are “created equal” and that replacing meat consumption with whole plant foods is the best way to ensure a healthy diet. The research adds weight to the plethora of scientific evidence backing the health benefits of consuming a […]

Stanford Study: Swapping Meat For Plant-Based Alternatives Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors

3 Mins Read A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that swapping out animal meat for plant-based meat alternatives can help lower some cardiovascular risk factors. The findings defend plant-based meat substitutes developed by food tech brands against suggestions that these novel products are less healthy than conventional meat.  Published last […]

Study: Masks Curb Spread Of Coronavirus, But Not All Are Equally Effective

3 Mins Read A new study has found that whilst masks are one of the most effective ways to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, not all kinds of face-coverings are equal. Researchers from Duke University found that fitted N95 respirator masks performed the best, followed by surgical face masks and cotton masks that contain a layer of […]