2.5 Billion-Pound US Meat Stockpile Nears Record High

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New figures released this week by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal that meat stockpiles in the United States are approaching a record high of more than 2.5 billion pounds. The excess meat products are kept in cold-storage warehouses, which…

Vegan CrossFitter Lands on Cover of Men’s Health 

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Vegan CrossFit athlete Jeremy Reijnders became the first vegan to grace the cover of Men’s Health Netherlands. In the August issue of the magazine, 23-year-old Reijnders explained that he went vegan in 2015 after watching documentary Forks Over Knives. “Of course, I…

Decade-Long Study Proves Fish Oil is Useless

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A cohort study conducted by researchers at nonprofit medical research organization Cochrane found that consuming fish oil supplements has no positive benefits on cardiovascular health. Researchers studied data about more than 100,000 individuals which they collected over a 10-year period to determine…

CROSS CONTACT OF ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS AT RESTAURANT CHAINS

CROSS CONTACT OF ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS AT RESTAURANT CHAINS

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Food safety rubber stamp By Jeanne Yacoubou, MS, VRG Researcher This was in answer to an inquiry about cross contamination: Whenever I interview a restaurant chain about the ingredients in its menu items, I always ask about their kitchen protocols. The reason…

Beyond Meat Obtains Non-GMO Certification

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California-based vegan brand Beyond Meat announced this week that it has obtained “non-GMO” status for its entire product line. Third-party verification organization The Non-GMO Project conducted a one-year review of the vegan brand to ensure that all of its ingredients, suppliers, and…