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Plant-Based Meat: What Is It Made of, and Is It Healthy?
Choosing plant-based meats over animal-based products is kinder to the animals, your body, and the planet. With so many plant-based meat products on the market, as well as delicious and creative recipes to try at home, it’s never been easier to eat the foods that you love without supporting animal cruelty. 
Nov 16, 2021
Meat Consumption and the Leading Cause of Death

The current leading cause of death in the world is heart disease, which is responsible for at least one out of every four deaths in the United States alone. It is a chronic disease that encompasses both stroke and heart attacks, the later being the most common.…

Nov 11, 2021
Myth: Milk is Needed to Help Your Bones Grow

As a child, you probably heard your mother say, “You have to drink your milk if you want to grow and be strong!” And then as an adult, you might have heard, “You have to drink your milk if you want to continue being strong!”…

Nov 04, 2021
How to Find Plant-Based Options at Fast Food Restaurants
Historically, one of the primary misconceptions of eating plant-based in the western world is cost. Some believe it to be difficult to ensure you are eating well without burning through your bank account, since non-meat sources of protein are perceived to be expensive. However, our market is shifting towards plant-based proteins, which is making non-meat meals cheaper than ever before.
Sep 16, 2021
Factory Farms as a Potential Source of the Next Pandemic
When animals on farms are so densely concentrated, pathogens are able to spread more easily, making factory farms a hotspot for zoonotic diseases.
Jul 14, 2021
Chris's Ultimate Guide to the Best Plant-based Alternatives
Chris’s ultimate guide to the best plant-based products you can find in grocery stores across the country.
Jul 07, 2021
The Current State of Cultivated Meat
Cultivated meat is being sold in Singapore and Israel. Where are we with the technology?
Jun 30, 2021
Learning From a Disease-filled Past
How factory farming worsens the spread of diseases such as mad cow.
Jun 23, 2021
FFAC's Plant-Based Diet Quick Start Guide
Looking to try out a plant-based diet this year? FFAC fellow Cora Gertjejanssen gives a quick start guide for anyone trying out a more compassionate and sustainable diet!
Jan 06, 2021
Creating a More Compassionate Thanksgiving Dinner
Whether you are transitioning to a more plant based diet or curious how to have a more sustainable approach, a compassionate Thanksgiving meal is a great way to start.
Nov 25, 2020
Going Dairy-Free
Are you interested in going dairy-free but don’t know where to begin? FFAC’s Chicago Director, Ali Fairchild, shares what an example dairy-free day looks like for her with the hope of offering you some guidance and encouragement in your dairy-free journey.
Nov 18, 2020
Alternative Proteins and Politics
Alternative proteins like cultured and plant-based meats face a political battle over branding, labeling, and its hope for the future.
Nov 04, 2020
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