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Posted on: Jun 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Whether you've been working against 10 pounds or 200, losing weight and keeping it off can be one of the toughest challenges.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The West's three biggest killers -- heart disease, cancer, and stroke -- are linked to excessive animal product consumption.

Posted on: May 3, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

People are eating less meat and dairy and they want more vegetarian and vegan options when they're eating out.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

Eating vegan, or veganish, is about choosing to disengage from an industry that makes us sick, abuses animals, pollutes the planet, and squanders precious resources.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Health expert Dean Ornish says high-protein dieters 'may lose more weight because they are losing water weight. But by the end of the year, the weight usually returns.'

Posted on: Jan 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We're getting sicker and sicker, thanks to gruesome conditions in animal agriculture nationwide.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The chicken and pork industries have wrought unprecedented changes in bird and swine flu. Billions could die in a deadly flu pandemic, the likes of which we have never seen.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The chicken and pork industries have wrought unprecedented changes in bird and swine flu. Billions could die in a new pandemic.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Martha Stewart promotes a vegetarian Thanksgiving? Recently, much attention has been lavished on the horrors of factory farming and the advantages of a meatless diet.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"He is the Michael Pollan of a younger generation: grittier and more daring, more insightful and decisive."

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A plant-based diet is both preventative and healing, whereas a diet high in animal protein is destructive to our health.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

More Doctors and nutritional scientists are saying that a diet high meat is disastrous to our health, while a plant-based (vegan) diet prevents disease and is restorative to it.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Experts are saying a plant-based diet is not only good for our health, but it's also curative of the very serious diseases we face.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A new campaign is focused on convincing the world not to eat chickens, pigs, and other animals -- just one day per week.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Eating meat is a relatively recent phenomenon in human evolution. And our bodies have never adapted to it.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The world will be a much better place in 100 years if we rethink the way we eat.

Posted on: May 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Cutting your meat-eating habits is one of the most impactful ways you can prevent drastic changes to our climate.

Posted on: May 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A virus like swine flu is a completely predictable outcome of our cruel and appallingly filthy factory farming systems.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The meat industry contributes to land degradation, climate change, air pollution, water shortage and pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Cutting out red meat while still eating chicken doesn't address the fact that the industrial model for raising both is very bad for the environment.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes, solutions to the world's biggest problems are right in front of us. The following statistics are eye-opening, to say the least.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

Diets that require rigorous participant logs and calorie counting are destined to fail. There is a better way.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Atkins, eat-lots-of-meat diet is about as unhealthy as they come. But you'd never know it from media coverage.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

The way Americans obsess about protein, you'd think protein deficiency was the number one health problem in America. Of course it's not.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

If you want to decrease you carbon footprint, you can start with your dinner plate.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Eating a plant-based diet is an easy, cheap way to end animal cruelty and clean up the environment. Why, then, are so many progressives still clinging to their chicken nuggets?

Posted on: Mar 1, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

How to become vegetarian -- and help save the environment -- in six easy steps.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Livestock destroy the environment, so fill your bowl with veggies instead of veal.