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IN THE CUT: This Holy Grail of plant-based meat is coming to a plate near you

BRIAN KATEMAN: If you’ve had your fill of Impossible Whoppers and Beyond Tacos for now, there’s a new meatless fast food option at your local drive-through. KFC, in case you haven’t heard, recently debuted its new Beyond Fried Chicken – a bucket full of crispy, plant-based chick’n nuggets that are said to give actual poultry a (chicken) run for its money. But while fast food is catching up with the times, food science and technology leaders are on to the next challenge: whole cuts of meat, like steaks and filets, made from plants. Your local freezer aisle and, chances are, your favorite…

SPACE MEATINGS: SpaceX to launch ‘fake steak’ test by sending artificial meat into space

ADAM CAILLER: Tech billionaire Elon Musk's Space X is set to perform an experiment this week which could change the way we think about meat. An all-private crew will be launched onto the International Space Station, where the tests with Israel's Aleph Farms will take place looking to create "fake steaks". The meat-growing company is working on artificial alternatives to meat products normally made from cows. A spokesman said: “Prolonged exploration in space, such as getting to Mars, is limited by the ability to provide quality nutrition to astronauts". “Aleph Farms is developing a…

VEGAN WORLD: Veganuary takes world by storm with participants in nearly every country

FIONA BRIGGS: Veganuary, the global organisation encouraging people to try vegan in January and beyond, has this year welcomed participants from nearly every country in the world with only Tajikistan and North Korea (where the internet is banned) missing from the official list of sign-ups. More than 629,000 people from 228 countries and territories officially signed up to try vegan for 31 days, making this the biggest Veganuary ever. Founded in the UK in 2014, Veganuary has been increasing its global reach for several years; opening offices in the US, Germany and Chile in 2019; Argentina…

8 plant-based doctors we think you should follow

HAPPY COW: Are you curious about going vegan for the coming Veganuary 2022, but often feel bombarded with conflicting nutritional advice from others around you? Do you feel overwhelmed with the various streams of information available online, each one with contrasting facts? We understand that navigating this can be tricky, and that you are looking for honesty and credibility in your search. In recent years, many more doctors, dieticians, and other health professionals are starting to advocate for a plant-based diet. This is largely because of the potential health risks associated with the…

STUDY: New scientific research shows plant-based diet promotes urological health

SALLY HO: Three new scientific studies are connecting a healthy plant-based diet to better men’s health outcomes. Presented at the recent American Urological Association (AUA) virtual conference, the new studies show a link between plant-based food intake and better urological health in men, as well as a reduced risk of prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. The AUA has presented three new scientific studies highlighting the benefits of plant-based diets for men’s health—specifically urological health in men. At the virtual annual conference hosted by the organisation, researchers…