Study: 90% Reduction in Global Meat Eating Required to Avoid Climate Impacts

Just days after the IPCC released its latest report on global climate change, another group of scientists published the most comprehensive analysis of our global food system to date. Published in Nature, the study urges humanity to curb its meat consumption by up to 90%. Scientists analyzed the global food system, taking into account all … More Study: 90% Reduction in Global Meat Eating Required to Avoid Climate Impacts

Report: We Have 12 Years to Avoid the Worst of Climate Change

Earlier this week the Nobel Peace Prize-winning UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on global climate change, a publication summarized poignantly by the Washington Post headline: “Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news.” Compiled by 91 scientists and reviewers from 50 countries, the report provides … More Report: We Have 12 Years to Avoid the Worst of Climate Change

Waxing Lyrical with Margaret Chapman of Plant Philosophy

At an imaginary awards show for vegans and all things vegan, Margaret Chapman would win— hands down—the Surprise Vegan Award. I imagine Margaret and her two rescue cats curled up together on a cozy couch. Margaret is holding an antique teacup filled with something steaming. She looks out the window leading to tree trunks and … More Waxing Lyrical with Margaret Chapman of Plant Philosophy

Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

Germany has gone and done the seemingly impossible. Its Ministry of the Environment has banned meat. Barbara Hendricks, Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, has banned meat at official environmental ministry functions. Hendricks cites the environmental degradation associated with meat consumption as cause for the ban, … More Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger

I stared into the plate, delivered to my beckoning lap by a slick server in grey and black, as I sat in the plushy depths of an armchair in the low-lit lounge of San Francisco’s Jardiniere restaurant. Before me the greasy meat patty oozed into the guacamole, mixing with the dijonaise before finally dripping over … More Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger