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Vegetarianism Could Be in Your Genes
Researchers Find 3 Genes
Linked to Vegetarianism

Researchers Find 3 Genes Linked to Vegetarianism

'A lot of people who want to be vegetarian are perhaps not able to'

(Newser) - A love of lentils could be something passed down through the generations, according to researchers who compared the genes of 5,000 vegetarians to those of more than 320,000 others. Their study, published in the journal PLOS One last week, found that three genes had a strong link to...

New York City Landlord Has an Unusual Restriction

No cooking of meat or fish allowed, and the rule appears to be legal

(Newser) - The one-bedroom apartment up for rent in New York City is listed for $5,750 a month, but that's not out of line for the Big Apple. What has instead drawn attention is the unusual stipulation imposed by the vegan landlord: Tenants are not allowed to cook meat or...

Here's How 6 Diets Rate With the Planet, Your Body

We have one very clear loser in both categories

(Newser) - You are, allegedly, what you eat, and what you eat can have an impact on planet Earth. Treehugger predictably would like you to have less of a footprint and maybe guilt you a little bit, and takes the opportunity to look at six popular diets and their environmental impact vis...

Governors Duel Over Whether to Eat Meat on Saturday

Colorado declares it 'MeatOut Day,' Nebraska declares it 'Meat On the Menu Day'

(Newser) - Last month, Colorado declared Saturday, March 20, "MeatOut Day," encouraging residents to go meatless on that day. Now, neighboring Nebraska has declared the same day "Meat On the Menu Day" in a direct rebuttal of Colorado's move. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said the nonbinding MeatOut Day,...

This Might Be the Brave New World of Steaks

Israel's Aleph Farms uses 3D printing to create a lab-grown ribeye

(Newser) - You can order a steak rare, well done, and now, 3D printed. An Israeli company has produced what it calls the "world's first slaughter-free ribeye steak," reports Bloomberg . The product from Aleph Farms is the latest entry in the emerging field of alternatives to traditionally raised meat....

Vegans May Be More Likely to Break Bones
Vegans May Be More 
Likely to Break Bones
new study

Vegans May Be More Likely to Break Bones

Largest study of its kind sees increased risk for those who don't eat animal products

(Newser) - The largest study of its kind suggests that those who don't eat meat are more likely to suffer bone fractures. Vegans, who shun both meat and dairy, appear to have the greatest risk relative to vegetarians and pescatarians, particularly when it comes to hip fractures, reports CNN . To keep...

Judge: Vegetarians Can't Be Protected

George Conisbee loses his case in British court

(Newser) - A hotel worker who claimed he was bullied for being vegetarian didn't get much sympathy in a British courtroom, the Telegraph reports. George Conisbee, 20, said he quit his job at a hotel near Lowestoft, Suffolk, after being shouted at for wearing a shirt that wasn't ironed. Conisbee...

Meatless Whopper, Petition Put Veggie Pressure on Rival

McVegan has been tested in Europe

(Newser) - McDonald's is feeling the heat on veggie burgers. More than 160,000 people have signed a petition calling for the chain to add a meatless option to its menu, the Guardian reports. McDonald's has tested a McVegan in Finland and Sweden, and put it on the menu at...

Beyonce to Online Followers: Eat This

The singer endorses 'The Greenprint' by Marco Borges

(Newser) - So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram fee d? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social-media endorsement, the AP reports. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to...

Experts Say World Urgently Needs a New Diet

They advise reducing red meat to 1 serving a week

(Newser) - A hamburger a week, but no more—that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet . Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week,...

At One Company, Meat Is Off the Menu
At One Company,
Meat Is Off the Menu

At One Company, Meat Is Off the Menu

WeWork will no longer serve poultry, beef, pork in move meant to help environment, save animals

(Newser) - Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won't serve pork, poultry, or red meat, and it won't allow employees to expense meals...

French Butchers Have Beef With Vegan 'Terror' Campaign

Meat sellers are now seeking police protection

(Newser) - Graffiti, smashed windows, even shops splattered with blood. This is the "terror" being set upon meat purveyors in France, the head of the French Federation of Butchers tells the BBC , all part of a campaign by vegans to intimidate "in their aim of making a whole section of...

This Is When Vegetarians Should Eat Meat
This Is When Vegetarians
Should Eat Meat

This Is When Vegetarians Should Eat Meat

In a crowd, to show others that flexibility is OK, suggests an op-ed

(Newser) - If vegetarians want to persuade carnivores to eat less meat, they might consider eating a little meat themselves. The seeming contradiction is offered up by Alberto Giubilini in an essay at Aeon . He begins by offering up a relatively common scenario: A vegetarian is at a dinner party, and the...

10 Best Cities for Vegetarians
10 Best Cities for Vegetarians

10 Best Cities for Vegetarians

Plant-eaters won't go hungry in Santa Fe

(Newser) - It's getting easier for vegetarians to eat out these days, but some cities are better than others. Datafiniti has rounded up the 10 US cities with the most vegetarian restaurants per 100,000 people. The winners:
  1. Santa Fe, NM (29.6 per 100,00 residents)
  2. Eugene, Ore. (16.5)

Tens of Thousands Demand In-N-Out Serve Veggie Burgers

Vegetarians are tired of just fries at popular chain

(Newser) - It already has animal style, so why not vegetable style? Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition demanding the California-based In-N-Out burger chain add a veggie option, USA Today reports. According to the petition , which has received more than 30,000 signatures, vegetarians eating at In-N-Out...

8 Best Cities for Non-Meat-Eaters
8 Best Cities
for Non-Meat-Eaters

8 Best Cities for Non-Meat-Eaters

It's not always hard being a vegetarian

(Newser) - Sometimes being a vegetarian on the lam can mean settling for the only black bean burger/grilled cheese/pizza slice on the menu. For those culinarily-deprived non-meat-eating souls, Treehugger has rounded up a list of the world's most vegetarian-friendly cities, taking into account the number of vegetarian joints per capita, their...

Mayor Tries to Create Vegan Paradise in Meat-Loving Italy

Good luck

(Newser) - Say this about Chiara Appendino, she's not afraid of being unpopular. The Guardian reports the new mayor of Turin, Italy, who was elected last month, has promised to make vegetarianism and veganism a "priority" for her government. “The promotion of vegan and vegetarian diets is a fundamental...

It's Official: You Can't Call Vegetarian Kids 'Idiots'

You also can't say they 'should eat meat' to have 'bigger brains'

(Newser) - Nearly two years and $8,000 in legal fees later, a New Jersey school district officially has the right to give detention to an 11-year-old who insulted a classmate for being a vegetarian. The Asbury Park Press reports the bizarre case started in October 2014 when two sixth-graders were having...

Pam Anderson, Sheriff Joe Team Up

... to serve Arizona inmates vegetarian meals

(Newser) - Some inmates at the Maricopa County Jail did a double-take after seeing actress Pamela Anderson serving their lunches. The former Baywatch star was in town yesterday to help promote Sheriff Joe Arpaio's all-vegetarian meal program. Arpaio says cutting meat from the meals served to the more than 8,000...

What to Call a Non-Vegetarian Who's Eating Less Meat

'Reducetarians' take measured approach to changing diet

(Newser) - Given a variety of reasons not to eat meat these days—think health, climate change, worker and animal welfare—many people are limiting the meat on their menus. But it's a splintered movement, with some going vegan, others vegetarian, and still others simply reducing their intake of animal products....

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