Image Credit: Memphis Meats by Karla Lant Memphis Meats Investing in Cruelty-Free Food In August, Richard Branson wrote a post on the Virgin website about his investment in Memphis Meats, which expressed his vision about the future of food: “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone. One day we will look back and think how archaic our grandparents were in killing animals for food.” Branson is one of several influential thinkers investing in a cruelty-free, sustainable … Continue reading Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food
by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The alcohol industry doesn’t want you to understand that alcohol consumption, even in moderate degrees, is strongly linked to the development of a number of cancers. Much like the resistance put up by the tobacco industry, the alcohol lobby and powerful in industry trade groups are attempting to persuade the public that the risks are insignificant, although evidence continues to mount. In a recent study undertaken by global British-led team of experts, the alcohol industry was examined for its efforts to obfuscate and downplay the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer, especially breast cancer. Looking at … Continue reading THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE LINK BETWEEN DRINKING AND CANCER
by Andrew Fiouzi From an early age, fruits and vegetables are held aloft together on a pedestal: the ultimate in healthy eating, five daily portions of which will save your life. But all things being equal, are they really of equal worth? Do five portions of watermelon do you as much good as five portions of spinach? Because when it turns out that a large Strawberry Surf Rider at Jamba Juice has more calories (590!) than a freaking Big Mac (540), we’ve clearly misunderstood something somewhere along the way. Now, it goes without saying that fruit is still healthier than a pile of candy … Continue reading Is Fruit Secretly Bullshit?
Posted by Soren Dreier Author: Seeker Whether it’s the holiday season or someone’s birthday in the office, it’s hard not to overeat when you’re surrounded by delicious food. But what if you’re surrounded by bland, tasteless food? It might be just as hard to say no. Researchers from the Turku PET Center in Finland found that when people drank a tasteless nutritional drink their brains released more opioids, the chemicals linked to pleasure and euphoria, than when they ate a piece of pizza. The study suggests that opioid release in the human brain may not always be linked to the experience of … Continue reading HOW EATING RELEASES OPIOIDS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN
by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Alcohol is a most destructive drug. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that some 88,000 people a year die from excessive alcohol use, while over 10,000 people die each year as a result of drunk driving, a third of all traffic fatalities. Never-the-less, the alcohol industry continues to grow with nearly $500 billion a year in sales of beer, wine, and spirits. Big business, with big consequences. American alcohol consumption is on the rise, and it is now estimated that 1 in 8 Americans are alcoholics. This is a growing epidemic, as demonstrated by two surveys showing unprecedented … Continue reading A NEW EPIDEMIC – ALCOHOLISM ON THE RISE IN AMERICA
Limousin sow, Dordogne de Neuvialle (two years old), and her piglet. Photo by Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Getty That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food? by Barbara J King is emerita professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She writes for NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog and her latest books are Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat (2017) and How Animals Grieve (2013). Domestic pigs, the kind portrayed in hot-pink neon above barbecue joints, curly tailed and carefree, have prodigious memories. In problem-solving … Continue reading The pig on your plate
by Cameron S. Bigger, Contributor Waking Times What if I told you the people creating, pricing and selling us our groceries are the same people in-charge of researching, developing, dispensing, and promoting our most popular prescription medications? Is it just bad luck or coincidence that in 2017 an American has a heart attack every single 34 seconds, while another has a stroke every 40 seconds? Is it just dumb-luck that over 37.7% of the U.S. population is currently obese, while 34% of the U.S. population has high blood pressure, with over 23.4 million Americans now suffering from diabetes? Well, these are most … Continue reading CERBERUS CAPITAL – THE DIABOLICAL PURVEYORS OF CHEAP FOOD AND EXPENSIVE PHARMACEUTICALS