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What do James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokavic, and Chris Paul have in common? They are the producers of a documentary film called “The Game Changers” that sets out to show that one can be an exceptional athlete on a solely plant-based diet without any meat protein. The film tells the story of James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and The Ultimate Fighter winner — who travels the world on a quest to uncover the optimal diet for human performance. There had been some debate about the film (the criticisms are debunked here), but perhaps it will help to persuade even more typical athletes (and even armchair ones) that they can cut back or eliminate meat without losing mental of physical strength — indeed that they will feel better and help the planet too.
Over the past 50 years, fewer crops are feeding the world’s people and diets around the world are becoming more alike. This puts us at risk of a “globalized diet” based on major crops such as soybeans, wheat, rice, and corn–which are grown on almost half the world’s agricultural lands.
The Wall Street Journal’s headline says it all — “Smaller Loaves of Bread Are on the Rise. Bakers cook up new options to suit small households and millennials who don’t want to waste food.” We hate food waste! And we know you do too, and don’t want to buy more than you will use. So […]
A vegetarian or even vegan Thanksgiving does not have to be a sacrifice! This year, there are more ways to prepare a meatless Thanksgiving meal, with recipes in abundance (keep reading). And more Americans than ever are preparing meat-free meals this Thanksgiving, according to Time Magazine — due to climate change and health reasons.
Why This Matters: Time reports that a Neilsen poll taken in December 2018 found that more than 60% of Americans are willing to cut back on their meat consumption in order to personally reduce their carbon footprint.