We have a bad habit of persistently conflating protein with animal foods. It’s on the restaurant menus. When it’s not at the forefront of our thoughts, it’s in the back of our minds. The idea is so deeply entrenched that one of the first questions a non-meat-eater must confront from friends and family is, inevitably, … Continued
In recent years, the debate around what constitutes a “sustainable diet” has led to much discussion. So, as a thought experiment, we analyze the impact that would come from 100 people currently eating the standard American diet switch to a fully plant-based diet.
The effort to combat the ongoing biodiversity crisis, which has led many to conclude we are currently entering and experiencing Earth’s sixth mass extinction event. Unlike the previous five extinction events, the current one is caused by the activity of a single species—humans.
The agricultural system is designed to provide for diets high in animal products. Nine in ten Americans consume meat regularly, and three in five agree that eating red meat is part of the American way of life. This attitude and practice run contrary to the science of nutrition.
I had been working for almost 20 years as a leader in a New Thought church, and I believed my work made a meaningful contribution to humanity. I was overseeing programs for children and families, praying with people, helping lead a program for incarcerated men, and more. I thought I would be working there for … Continued
Satiating your sweet tooth doesn't have to come at the expense of your health. Lots of artificial sweet treats and their flavors, textures, and feel are inspired by nature.
In this excerpt, authors of From Plant to Planet identify and address the most common barriers that prevent dietary lifestyle change.
Regenerative grazing might sound like an upgrade from conventional agriculture, but is it sustainable? Do its benefits outweigh the concerns?
Most people think of spinach and kale when they think of “leafy greens.” Joshua Wayne, our favorite forager, is here to point us toward another source of edible leafy greens: the trees. Some of these edible tree leaves may even be in your backyard.
How did the modest tomato not only help increase farm workers’ wages but also improve their safety and working conditions? This excerpt from the book I Am Not a Tractor! How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won gives you a teaser into just that.
Food is something we all need, yet the farmworkers who provide our food have historically been treated less than human. Susan Marquis, author of I Am Not a Tractor!, examines how real change can happen when the voiceless are given a microphone.
What can we learn from the ancient agricultural practices of Indigenous peoples, and how might those lessons be used to improve health today?
Supporting over 60 community gardens and 500 gardeners throughout Worcester, MA, UGROW is bringing communities together for sustainable change.
The term “regenerative agriculture” may be new to you, but it has a long history. Here we discuss what regenerative agriculture is, whether it’s a realistic process to adopt, as well as its criticisms and benefits.
By supporting farmers, Protech Eco-Green supports the health and economy of a community in Kenya. This is critical in times of severe, unpredictable climate change.
It can be overwhelming to ponder what is most hurting the environment versus what is most helping. We outline five climate crisis facts that can help.
Earth Day happens annually, always falling on April 22. It’s a day to support and honor the planet by raising the awareness of key environmental issues, and it’s also a reminder to be conscious and kind to our Mother. Many who celebrate the holiday do not know the history of how Earth Day came about. … Continued
With the help of a CNS grant, Solar One reconnects people with food, the climate crisis, and a “living laboratory” of regenerative urban permaculture.
The community supported agriculture program at St. Luke’s University Health Network shows that improving access to healthy foods improves health.
Here we take a look at cell-cultured meat and whether it has a place at the table within a healthy diet, including with a whole food, plant-based diet. Although science is getting closer, many consumers and scientists alike remain unconvinced.
This Farm to Food Pantry program brings fresh produce from environmentally-conscious local producers to low-income members of the Illinois community.
History was made in 2019 when 17-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts combating climate change. She subsequently won TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year for her environmental activism. Greta is known for being a headstrong environmentalist, but what many people don’t know is that she is … Continued
Asking the Right Questions About GMOs is an article series that exists to address popular myths and misconceptions about GMOs. For this installment, I interviewed expert Jonathan Latham, PhD, to uncover the truth behind the claim that GMOs are safe and well-regulated.
Asking the Right Questions About GMOs” is an article series that aims to unpack some of the most widely accepted myths about GMOs. For this installment, I interviewed expert Jonathan Latham, PhD, to uncover the truth behind the claim that GMOs are needed to feed the world.
SEED: The Untold Story tells the story of the planet’s most powerful resource: seeds. Learn about five crises our planet is facing and some practical and empowering actions we can all take.
In America, food access is a game of economics, fueled by racial discrimination. We must call the problem for what it is: not a food desert, but food apartheid.
GMO corporations have manufactured corn into junk foods and unsustainable agriculture. But indeginous history and traditions of corn tells a story about a nutritious, sustainable and powerful seed that we can all learn from.
A handful of corporations control our food system and we are just one global catastrophe away from a food crisis. Food sovereignty allows us to reclaim ownership of our food.
Industrial agriculture is unsustainable for our health, planet, and communities. An organic farmer in North Carolina is reinvesting in the land and our future.
Most people don’t think about what’s on their dinner plate as a technological revolution, but reading about these future food trends will enlighten you.
Science doesn’t lie: our consumption of meat and dairy is destroying the planet. Although it can feel overwhelming and, frankly, a bit nebulous, these are the facts, and relatively small changes on your part can help.
A personal appeal and book recommendation from Dr. T. Colin Campbell: The Sanity Diet – Why you need to go vegan to stop the madness and help save the world, and how to start a global vegan revolution.
Food waste is a long-term problem, and COVID-19 has only worsened and complicated it. Producers, distributors, retailers, and consumers will all need to improve the supply chain to create an environment and society where food waste is a thing of the past.
The wave of the future must lie in a whole food, plant-based diet that takes food preparation out of the factory and into the kitchen. It is the only way to create a healthy planet for both human and non-human life.
Several studies have detailed a dramatic drop in aquatic life, with dire projections in the years to come. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Fish populations have an incredible ability to rebound at dramatic rates, but there’s a catch.