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Leading Voices Pen Letter To Global Banks: Stop Funding Factory Farming To Prevent More Pandemics

3 Mins Read The world’s leading environmentalists and experts including Jane Goodall and Stanley Johnson, the British prime minister’s father, have called on financial giants to stop lending money to the animal agriculture industry. In an open letter, the group says that factory farming is posing huge health threats to the world, including the risk of future zoonotic […]

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, […]

Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara To Produce Film On Animal Ag & Zoonotic Pandemics

3 Mins Read Hollywood actors Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are producing a new documentary movie called The End of Medicine, which will focus on the link between animal agriculture and zoonotic diseases. The production of the film began in October last year, before the current coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill, and is predicted to […]

UN Report: Demand For Animal Protein & Livestock Farming Driving Zoonotic Diseases

4 Mins Read In a new report by the United Nations, rising consumption of animal protein and unsustainable agricultural intensification as a result of demand for animal-based foods were listed among the seven major causes of zoonotic disease emergence. As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, the report warns that governments must take heed and implement […]

Why Some Farmers Are Ditching Livestock And Growing Plants Instead

6 Mins Read By: Tom Levitt Switching from meat production to growing crops for vegan foods can be good for farmers and the environment. The future of food doesn’t have to include animals. At least that’s what Miyoko Schinner believes. “A lot of farmers see us as a threat,” Schinner said of her Californian plant-based dairy company, Miyoko’s […]

The Amazon Crisis Isn’t Just About Beef, It’s Also About Cheap Soy

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. This past week netizens have been sharing their outrage about the Amazon, where fires are burning at a faster rate than ever before, blackening skies across the region and suffocating the vital organ […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Amazon Rainforest

5 Mins Read As the raging wildfires continue to blacken skies across the Amazon region, enraged commentators have had little to say about what actions people can take beyond retweeting. There are actionable measures that we can all take right now to fight deforestation of the planet’s lungs, so that our impact does not just end with a […]

Q: Why Is The Amazon Burning? A: Because We’re Addicted To Meat.

4 Mins Read In Brazil, wildfires are deliberately started by farmers to make room for more animal agriculture, which dominates the Brazilian export industry. This has caused an alarming increase in deforestation rates, which contributes directly to climate change. Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the spike in the number of fires in the […]

Starbucks & Co: It’s Time To Scrap Your Plant-Based Milk Tax

2 Mins Read A spokesperson for global campaign Veganuary described the surcharge for customers ordering coffee with plant-based milks in many cafés a “vegan tax”, and that it should be removed to encourage people to try vegan options. Given that Asia is home to a large lactose-intolerant population, companies that charge customers extra for choosing plant-milk are not […]

April 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

5 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to! 1. China consumes 65% of the world’s pork & Right Treat wants to change that  Right Treat Asian […]

March 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

5 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to!  1. China has jumped on the vegan bandwagon China going vegan? Massive decline in meat consumption, vegetarian restaurants […]