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.
The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet -- offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.
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.
The renowned linguist and activist discusses the ethics of animal testing and vegetarianism in this short clip.
The prevalence of meat consumption means gout is a disease of commoners today, and while the disease is on the rise, treatment is vastly underused.
Vegetarians were found to have a lower risk of death from any cause and males saw benefits for cardiovascular health.
Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, suggested Monday that a decrease in individual meat consumption could provide the most immediate and feasible strategy for reducing the effects of global warming. In fact, only 13 percent of global greenhouse emissions come from transportation (planes, trains and automobiles), while a whopping 18 percent of the emissions come from the planet's livestock industry.