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USDA examines a world without farm animals

Imagine a world where farmers didn’t raise animals. No cows in the pasture or pigs in their pens. No chickens laying eggs or sheep being sheared. What kind of effect would it have on society? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Virginia Tech set out to answer this question with a recent investigation.

The […]

High-tech, plant-based ‘bleeding’ burgers hit the market

Veggie burgers made from beans or soy have long been available for vegetarians during summertime cookouts, but some companies are now producing meatless burgers that they claim are indistinguishable from beef burgers.

The plant-based burgers are produced by companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, who claim they taste, look and cook just like beef […]

Frozen treats that don’t lead to “we all scream” on the scale

Ice cream is one of the best summer treats around, there’s no denying that. But with an ingredient list that includes cream and sugar, it isn’t exactly the healthiest treat. So where is one supposed to turn when looking for a delicacy in the hot summer months that won’t ruin your diet?

There’s actually a […]