With more people adopting plant-based diets, it’s not surprising that they might be considering what goes into their pets’ foods too. However, when considering making any dietary changes, animal caretakers need to make sure the unique nutritional needs of their favorite felines and canines are met. For instance, while dogs are considered omnivores, cats are most definitely carnivores.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are just around the corner, and for the Feast of St. Patrick, you’ll need plenty of food. The menu for this holiday is often heavy on corned beef, but there are plenty of vegetable-forward dishes to make for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you’re not much of a home cook or you’ve been cheffing it up for years, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut on what to make. Not only that, but human diets today collectively take a huge toll on our environment. The pesticides and water used to grow food, the emissions required to transport it from fields across the world to your local grocery store … it all adds up to one major foodprint.
It’s said that there are over 100 different types of bread around the globe, some predating modern society. But what are the healthiest types of bread? Homemade bread? Bakery fresh bread? Store-bought bread? The source of the bread is almost as important as the type of bread itself when it comes to health. Certain bread […]
Ambiguous pet food labels like “fish,” “ocean fish,” or “white bait” may be hiding a secret ingredient: endangered shark meat. A new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science Friday found that 31 percent of samples of pet food tested by the researchers contained shark DNA. “The majority of pet owners are likely lovers of […]
With all the quick eats out there these days, it’s easy to slip into a diet with few nutrients to nourish your body. Everyone needs a processed snack now and again, but if you don’t have enough vitamin intake, you can start to experience symptoms that will hold you back. If you recognize the signs, […]
One argument for preserving biodiversity is that there are many plants with medicinal or health benefits that could go extinct before we are even aware of them. Now, scientists have pin-pointed 1,044 underused plants that could be potential sources of vitamin B, and 63 of them are threatened in their natural habitat. “We need to […]
Scientists working in Kenya are trialing an innovative way to “harvest the sun twice.” This means using a special solar panel technique known as agrivoltaics that installs solar panels both to generate clean energy and to shade crops.
Okra is commonly called gumbo in Africa, and it’s known for its sticky, thickening properties used to make the hearty comfort food that southerners in the United States know as gumbo, naming the dish for the plant itself. Aside from being a five-star comfort food, okra’s potential health benefits are plentiful: It’s a good source […]