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Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes. The Meat Industry's Political Sway Has Had Ongoing Influence on Nutrition Guidelines. Your doctor might tell you to eat fewer burgers and steak sandwiches, but thanks to the exceptional lobbying skills of the American meat industry, the US government probably never will.

The Meat Industry's Political Sway Has Had Ongoing Influence on Nutrition Guidelines

Rejecting the advice of their own expert panel, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced this month that the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans will not include considerations of environmental sustainability. Had they decided otherwise, they likely would have recommended that people lower their intake of meat, the production of which is widely recognized as a major contributor to climate change. Health advocates are still hoping that the final guidelines, to be unveiled later this year, will include a directive to eat less red and processed meats, based on nutrition and health concerns alone. Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO. Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.

Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO

The report from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer said there was enough evidence to rank processed meats as group 1 carcinogens because of a causal link with bowel cancer. It places red meat in group 2A, as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Eating red meat is also linked to pancreatic and prostate cancer, the IARC says. The IARC’s experts concluded that each 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.

“For an individual, the risk of developing colorectal cancer because of their consumption of processed meat remains small, but this risk increases with the amount of meat consumed,” said Dr Kurt Straif, head of the IARC monographs programme. UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet. A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

It says: "Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.

" Professor Edgar Hertwich, the lead author of the report, said: "Animal products cause more damage than [producing] construction minerals such as sand or cement, plastics or metals. Biomass and crops for animals are as damaging as [burning] fossil fuels. " Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report. Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report.

Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House. The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined, but a worldwide survey by Ipsos MORI in the report finds twice as many people think transport is the bigger contributor to global warming.

The artificial egg from Hamton Creek foods set to take on the world. $23m investment in Hampton Creek led by Li Ka-shingFirm already backed by Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel and Bill GatesSells products in Whole Foods, now planning international expansion By Mark Prigg Published: 16:30 GMT, 17 February 2014 | Updated: 17:27 GMT, 17 February 2014 A radical ‘artificial egg’ made from plants is set to go global after the US firm behind it revealed major backing from Asia's richest man.

The artificial egg from Hamton Creek foods set to take on the world

Made from plants, it can replace eggs in everything from cakes to mayonnaise - without a chicken ever coming close to the production process. Hampton Creek's products are already sold in Whole Foods in California, and now the firm plans to take on the world. Scroll down for video Eggstraordinary: The powder is a special blend of plants including peas and beans. Football club goes vegan in 'world first' Image copyright Forest Green Rovers A football club is claiming to be the world's first to adopt a vegan match day menu after removing cows' milk from its hot drinks.

Football club goes vegan in 'world first'

National League club Forest Green Rovers stopped selling meat burgers in 2011 and in July took fish off the menu to become fully vegetarian. Cow milk has been replaced with soya or oat milk to rid the Gloucestershire club's menu of all animal products. Home Page - Vegan Action. EARTHLINGS- The Most Powerful Documentary Ever Created. 7 Ways Vegans Are Saving the Planet. 1.

7 Ways Vegans Are Saving the Planet

Protecting Our Waterways Because animals are so densely packed on today's industrial farms, they produce more manure than can be absorbed by the land as fertilizer. The runoff from these facilities often leaks into nearby rivers and streams. 2. Halting Habitat Destruction 3. Animal agriculture uses a whopping 56% of water in the United States. Is Veganism Stupid? Two brothers literal of names single syllable, Phil and Matt, have been uniting the apparently disparate concepts of bro and plant-based diet for 11 and seven years, respectively.

Is Veganism Stupid?

Having "hijacked the term 'Bro' [sic]," they now run a coaching company and blog called Vegan Bros, seeking to offer readers answers to questions like "How can I go from Chunk to Hunk or Hunk-ess...ok maybe Babe is better? " and "How can I stop being such a weak-ass hippie, vegan?