It's not easy eating green, at least not in the stereotypically carnivorous United States. Luckily, there are a few cities and cultures that are known for their vegetarian eating habits, both Stateside and half a world away.
Intrepid vegetarian travelers will always find a way to eat in whichever country they find themselves, but it's definitely a perk to be in a city where steak isn't considered a health food (did somebody say Buenos Aires?).
In time for World Food Day today, the Norwegian-based multi-stakeholder initiative EAT has launched a new publication on the future of food. Entitled ...
Here's a no-way-definitive list of what I'd like to ask Democratic candidates on the stage in the coming debates about their food and farm policy plans.
At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It's a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. The fact of the matter is that yes, it's relatively easy to get the protein you need if you're eating a well-rounded, calorically adequate plant-based diet.
It's finally fall, which means I want to eat anything in chili, chowder or stew form. When it's cold outside, I can't help but crave everything warm and savory. So, I'm sharing six of my favorite recipes to serve up this season.
It can be tricky to know how you should store and prepare fresh foods to get the most nutrients.
Our global food system is need of serious change, but the recipes for solutions diverge greatly, pointing to very different causes.
While most people only adopt some parts of the philosophy or abandon the seemingly lofty goals after only a few short days, others have embraced veganism as a lifestyle. One person who belongs to the latter group is Karina Inkster.
Cowspiracy is a documentary that follows the adventures of a man named Kip as he searches for the leading cause of climate change and the overall decrease in our environment's health.
Narcissism has become a defining feature of the human species. While it is a "sick" way of being in the world, it is maladaptive, not absolute. We each can continue to adapt. By choosing to change the way we think and behave, we each can heal what ails the larger organism of which we are a part so we all can be healthier in all ways.
So-called progressives have been quick to criticize the beef ban as an affront to religious freedom, tolerance and personal choice. But it is paradoxical to talk of tolerance while turning a blind eye to the trauma and cruelty that the bovines face in the mostly unlicensed and ill equipped slaughterhouses in India.
We, the consumers, have for the past three decades indicated, perhaps unwittingly, that we value no brainer convenience over a more thoughtful connection to the sources of our food. That lack of connection for the easy convenience of our food has been costly in terms of food security and in terms of our health.
The chef said he wanted his restaurants to be really flexible. Customers can treat the place as a regular hangout, or a bar, instead of feeling obligated to order a 5-course meal just because they're at a high-end restaurant.
So, because of demographic and lifestyle differences it is certainly possible that vegetarians do tend to be less well off. But there is another factor that might explain the VRG study results even better -- dumb luck.
When dining out, people who eat special diets are the butt of seemingly every joke at the table. "How do you know if someone's a vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you," is a barb I am all too familiar with.