Computer models may make lab-grown meat cheaper

Lab-grown meat is still too expensive for the large scale, but computer models could make it cheaper, say researchers.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability food money cells meat featured earth-and-environment

50% less animal-based food gets US 25% closer to climate goal

Cutting half of the animal-based food in US diets would be equivalent to cutting the annual emissions of 47.5 million passenger vehicles.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change food greenhouse-gas united-states meat featured earth-and-environment dairy

Shocking Chicago meatpacking pics shifted public policy

Photojournalism revealed the adulterated products and other horrors of the Chicago meatpacking industry, sparking both the novel "The Jungle" and real change.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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How high-protein diets could increase heart attack risk

High-protein diets boost unstable plaques in the arteries of mice, a situation that a researcher calls "a recipe for a heart attack."

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: protein food arteries heart-attacks blood-vessels meat featured health-and-medicine

Don’t buy the hype about a looming bacon shortage

Some reports have indicated that there could be a bacon shortage in 2020, but one economist isn't convinced you need to freak out about your breakfast fave.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: agriculture food money pigs meat global-trade featured society-and-culture

87% of Danes want to avoid meat-free meals

A food survey in Denmark shows resistance to meat-free meals. Is reducing meat across meals a better strategy than telling people to go vegetarian?

Nanna Birk-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: sustainability food meat earth-and-environment health-and-medicine decisions

Don’t buy the hype about a looming bacon shortage

Some reports have indicated that there could be a bacon shortage in 2020, but one economist isn't convinced you need to freak out about your breakfast fave.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: agriculture food money pigs meat global-trade featured society-and-culture

87% of Danes want to avoid meat-free meals

A food survey in Denmark shows resistance to meat-free meals. Is reducing meat across meals a better strategy than telling people to go vegetarian?

Nanna Birk-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: sustainability food meat earth-and-environment health-and-medicine decisions

How Thanksgiving kickstarted the meat alternatives boom

Watch this video to find out how the meat alternatives craze got its start with Thanksgiving, and how much the technology is improving.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 25, 2019 ~1 min

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More plants and less meat could cut brain risks later

Eating a diet that includes more plants and less meat when you're middle aged may delay or prevent cognitive impairment when you get older.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cognition food aging plants meat health-and-medicine

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