thanksgiving

Take a Moment to Thank Your Food

Take a Moment to Thank Your Food

By Kathryn Lafond During the holidays, talk is often of feasting. Even as a former chef with decades of experience raising plants and animals, I choose not to get into conversations about dietary choices—vegan, carnivore and everything in between. I prefer to ask: What fed you today, and were you thankful? Connecting to something larger […]

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    Turkey Is Bad on Antibiotics—Pork and Beef, Even Worse

    Turkey Is Bad on Antibiotics—Pork and Beef, Even Worse

    By David Wallinga, MD Heading into the holidays, many of our families are planning meals centered around a delicious turkey, ham or brisket. But a new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and our partners at Food Animal Concerns Trust shows that our families’ health is at significant risk from how these American […]

    A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Menu

    A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Menu

    By Sydney Swanson As we head into the holiday season, the marathon task of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner or even just one dish to contribute as a guest—may be stressful. To help you combat the inevitable stress surrounding this meal, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together this guide suggesting what to make yourself […]

    These Celebs Have Your Vegan Thanksgiving Covered

    These Celebs Have Your Vegan Thanksgiving Covered

    We know which celebrities are making the kind choice to help turkeys by not eating them this Thanksgiving. So now, we’re looking at what will be on their plates, with a rundown of some of our favorite celebrity-inspired vegan recipes, just in time for the holidays. Warning: We strongly advise against reading the following on […]

    REI Urges Customers to #OptOutside on Black Friday

    REI Urges Customers to #OptOutside on Black Friday

    BY Connor McGuigan REI will once again shutter its doors on Black Friday as part of its #OptOutside campaign, which encourages people to forgo bargain-hunting and spend America’s busiest shopping day outside. The outdoor retailer will also suspend online sales and provide all 12,000 employees with a paid day off to enjoy the outdoors. #OptOutside […]

    Green Your Holidays by Supporting Independent Poultry Farmers

    Green Your Holidays by Supporting Independent Poultry Farmers

    Chicken and turkey are among the most popular and versatile foods Americans eat, but they also bring health risks to your plate. Most factory-farmed poultry is raised with antibiotics—which leads to antibiotic resistance in humans. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to cut the budget for poultry inspections and allow big chicken companies to police themselves. […]