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Study: Plant Fats Healthier Than Animal Fats

We’ve all been told that foods like avocados, olive oil, and nuts are high in fat but that their fat content doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy. Why? Well, as a new study released by the American Heart Association shows, not all fats are created equal.

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This New Study Is Further Proof That Going Vegan Is the Best Thing You Can Do for the Planet (Video)

A groundbreaking study by Tulane University and the University of Michigan published in Environmental Research Letters found that meat, dairy and egg consumption is responsible for nearly 84 percent of food-related greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

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Sign of the Times: Largest Meat Producer in U.S. Announces Vegan Product Line

Tyson Foods, the largest meat producer in the United States, recently announced a new product line called Green Street, which will feature ready-to-eat, protein-rich, plant-based meal bowls.

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This Man Uses Drones to Expose Factory Farms - and His Videos Are Going Viral

Mercy For Animals has conducted over 60 investigations on the ground in four countries. But did you know about our six drone investigations? That’s right. Thanks to Mark Devries, MFA’s special projects and drone investigations manager (and the director and star of this documentary), we’ve used high-tech drones to expose just how dangerously vast and insidious factory farms are.

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After Researching How Pigs Are Treated for Their Meat, This Cambridge Professor Went Vegan (Video)

Cambridge University archaeologist Pía Spry-Marqués told the Independent how she decided to go vegan after learning about the pork industry. Like so many of us, Dr. Spry-Marqués grew up eating meat. But while conducting research for Pig/Pork: Archaeology, Zoology, Edibility, a book she intended to fill with pork recipes, she learned about the horrific cruelties inflicted on pigs at factory farms:

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Over 100,000 People Have Pledged to Go Vegan for Veganuary

From headline-grabbing investments in plant-based companies to unprecedented requests for meat-free fare, there’s no question that 2017 was the year veganism went mainstream. But new record-breaking pledge numbers from Veganuary have us ecstatic for 2018.

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USDA Reports Dairy Farmers Are Sending Younger Cows to Slaughter

According to Wisconsin Public Radio, the USDA reports that the number of cows sent to slaughter in the United States was slightly higher in 2017.

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8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good

From Silicon Valley tech moguls to business executives and entrepreneurs, these people know that the future of food means not slaughtering animals.

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10 Terrible Things the Dairy Industry Doesn't Want You to Know About Your Milk, Cheese, Butter and Yogurt

Here are 10 horrible things the dairy industry doesn’t want you to know.

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11 Reasons I Could Never Ever Go Back to Eating Meat

Five years ago, I went vegan. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I didn’t stop eating meat, dairy and eggs because I didn’t like the taste. I stopped because I saw an undercover video that exposed how animals are ruthlessly abused and slaughtered.

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Millennials Are the Largest Generation in History - and the Largest Demographic Saying No to Meat

We millennials are often described as lazy, entitled and unwilling to leave our parents’ homes. But this isn’t the truth, nor is it what I’m here to discuss. We need to talk about what we’re eating and how it affects the world, our health and the countless animals at factory farms.

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More Than a Quarter of the Tennessee Titans Are Vegan

According to ESPN, Tennessee Titan linebacker Derrick Morgan and his wife, Charity, switched to a plant-based diet 10 months ago after learning about the many benefits. Their decision to go vegan has since inspired more than a quarter of the team to ditch animal products.

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Three Largest Meat Producers Rival Exxon in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According to The Guardian, JBS, Cargill and Tyson—three of the world’s largest meat producersemitted more greenhouse gas last year than all of France and nearly as much as the biggest oil companies, such as Exxon, BP, and Shell.

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Today's Chicken Meat Contains 224 Percent More Fat

An article in the Huffington Post shatters the myth that eating chicken is healthy. On modern farms, chickens raised and killed for meat have been bred to grow “so big so fast” they often become immobilized under their own weight and endure debilitating pain. They also suffer heart attacks, organ failure and other problems as a result of rapid growth.

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Now That Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s Citizen of the Year, It’s Time the World Knows He's a Vegan

Last week GQ announced Colin Kaepernick as its Citizen of the Year with the headline, “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced.” The NFL star-turned-activist has been making headlines for months as the spearhead of take-the-knee protests against police brutality. But something many don't know about Kaepernick is that he’s vegan.

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Here Are the Top 5 Foods Killing the Planet

The science is in: Climate change is real, and the food on our plates is a major cause. The debate is over. Since the Trump administration won’t take action—and even pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement—it’s up to us to make choices that will help stave off climate change.

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Scientists: Millions of Chickens Are Slaughtered While Still Conscious

Huffington Post article discusses how scientists believe millions of chickens are slaughtered each year while still conscious.

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Okja-Like Mutant Pigs Being Bred in Cambodia

According to Newsweekgenetically altered pigs are being bred at farms in Cambodia. These poor pigs have oversized muscles, with massive buttocks and a bulging, grotesque physique.

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Why It's Basically Impossible to Be an 'Ethical' Meat Eater

By now, most of us know that factory farming is terrible for animals, our planet and our health. But what about people who call themselves ethical meat-eaters?

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11 Politicians Around the World Who Refuse to Eat Meat

These politicians help farmed animals around the world by leaving them off their plates.

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Shocking Secret Salmon Farm Footage Reveals Horrifically Disfigured and Unhealthy Fish (Video)

According to the CBC, hereditary chief George Quocksister Jr., from the Laich-Kwil-Tach Nation, has spent the past month traveling to salmon farms along the east coast of Vancouver Island documenting the horrific conditions.

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How Factory Farming Is Driving the Sixth Mass Extinction (Video)

According to University of Texas at Austin professor Raj Patel, an expert in ecology and food systems, our demand for meat is driving the sixth mass extinction. Patel is one of many leading academics who contemplate declaring a new age on Earth, called the Anthropocene, since “the fossils of soon-to-be extinct animals will form a line in the rocks of the future.”

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Natalie Portman's New Documentary About Farmed Animals Gets Standing Ovation at Telluride (Video)

Eating Animals, a new documentary narrated and produced by Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman, made its world premiere recently at the Telluride Film Festival.

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How Natural Disasters Like Hurricane Harvey Affect Farmed Animals

The devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey affect not only residents and their companion animals but also millions of farmed animals.

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5 Reasons You Can't Eat Meat and Be an Environmentalist

Lots of people call themselves environmentalists. And we don’t doubt for a second that most really do care about the well-being of our planet. But the truth is, if you eat meat, you’re contributing to one of the worst causes of environmental destruction. Let’s dive into the facts.

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Veganism in America Has Grown by 600 Percent Since 2014 (Video)

"Top Trends in Prepared Foods in 2017," an eye-opening report by research firm Global Data, found that Americans are switching to a vegan diet in record numbers.

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Is There Such a Thing as an Ethical Meat-Eater?

By now, most of us know that factory farming is terrible for animals, our planet and our health. But what about people who call themselves “ethical” meat-eaters?

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