Study Finds Eating Fruits and Veggies Can Make You Happier

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Fruits and veggies aren’t just good for your heart — they’re good for your smile, too! New research shows that eating produce can actually boost happiness levels. Researchers at the University of Warwick, England, and the University of Queensland, Australia, followed 12,385 randomly selected subjects via food diaries and psychological tests. They were observed in 2007, 2009 and 2013, and the results …

#1 Killer of Americans Is Preventable with a Plant-Based Diet

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According to a recently released report by the US  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number one killer of Americans … again. In fact, heart disease has been the leading cause of death for decades. There is good news though: we can fight back with a heart-healthy diet! Research has shown that a diet heavy in fruits …

A Scary New Superbug Is Here, Thanks to Animal Agriculture

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The threat of drug-resistant bacteria — also known as “superbugs” — is getting more serious by the day. Humans worldwide are at risk of falling prey to deadly microbes that are immune to antibiotics. So what’s fueling the rise in these terrifying infections? Reckless and rampant antibiotic use in animal agriculture. In a piece titled “The Superbug That Doctors Have Been Dreading Just Reached the U.S.,” The Washington Post …

Culinary Institute: Plants are the Future of Protein

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The future of food lies in the power of plants, as noted by the CIA! No, not the CIA in DC. We’re talking about the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York. The CIA is currently calling on chefs to stir health and sustainability into their meals by focusing less on meat and more on plant sources of protein. …

France Halts Foie Gras Production – For Now

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This week, the French Ministry of Agriculture announced a ban on most of the country’s production of foie gras — or the “fatty liver” of ducks and geese — until August. No, it’s not based on welfare concerns but rather it’s related to “a particularly virulent strain of bird flu,” or H5N1 in southwestern France. The country supplies approximately 75% of foie gras around …

New Dietary Guidelines: Big Ag Lobby Overpowers Science

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The new U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans are officially out — and health experts aren’t happy. Despite overwhelming evidence that heavy meat consumption contributes to heart disease, premature death, and cancer, the guidelines are conspicuously quiet about cutting back consumption. Sadly, these rules impact school meal programs, public nutrition efforts, and even food labels — so they influence the health of millions of Americans. Many leading …

Science Says Processed Meats Cause Cancer, Meat Industry Cries Foul

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Monday morning PSA alert: it’s time to put down that plateful of pig. In addition to clogging your arteries, processed meat may be giving you cancer. In a powerful new report released by a World Health Organization (WHO) group, scientists have concluded that processed meats like bacon and hot dogs cause cancer — and that other types of meat likely …

Vegan Ultra-Runner Sets Record on Appalachian Trail

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Yesterday afternoon, plant-powered ultra-runner Scott Jurek set a new record, completing what he calls his “masterpiece” — he ran 2,189 miles on the Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes. That’s three hours faster than the previously held record set in 2011 by Jennifer Pharr Davis. Jurek started his journey on May 27 at Springer Mountain in …

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Big Ag’s Addiction to Antibiotics Could Kill 10 Million People Each Year by 2050

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The discovery of penicillin in the 1920’s was a medical breakthrough. Who of us hasn’t relied on antibiotics to cure an infection at some point in our lives? Yet, today in the US, 80% of antibiotics aren’t used to treat people – they’re fed to factory-farmed animals. Why? For decades, Big Ag has been pumping these drugs into animals as …