Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are "graded on a curve," the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors' minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Healthy-eating crusades and animal welfare campaigns haven't been able to sway the carnivorous masses.
Does being vegan brand you as elitist? "Days of Revolt" host Chris Hedges and longtime animal rights activist Gary Francione discuss that question, as well as the impact of the animal agriculture industry on the ecosystem, animal suffering versus human suffering and how Whole Foods CEO John Mackey can be both vegan and anti-union.
It's really the 0.01 percent of Americans who are leaving us all behind; one answer to fighting climate change is vegetarianism; meanwhile, is the beer in Britain spying on you? These discoveries and more after the jump.
Recently, it seems like there are an increasing number of studies supporting the idea that eating too much red meat is bad for our health.
Could consuming a diet rich in animal protein be just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes?
Bad news, meat lovers and occasional carnivores. Insects could become the sustainable meat of the future if world leaders do nothing and global warming remakes the climate.
Does even the occasional hamburger spell doom for meat enthusiasts? The connection may not be quite that clear, but a new wide-ranging study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine makes the case that carnivores might want to seriously scale back their intake of red meat or sub in poultry or fish for the sake of their life span.
So much for the "vegetarian lifestyle" that embattled website VegNews purports to promote. The online hub for vegans and vegetarians caused a ruckus recently when it was discovered that numerous photos of supposedly meat-free foods were actually images of carnivorous fare.