The Great Plant-Based Con – Why Eating a Plants-Only Diet Won’t Improve Your Health or Save the Planet

Plant-based is best for health, go vegan to help save the planet, eat less meat... Almost every day we are bombarded with the seemingly incontrovertible message that we must reduce our consumption of meat and dairy - or eliminate them from our diets altogether. But what if the pervasive message that the plant-based diet will …

Let Them Eat Dirt – Why Dirt & Microbes Could Be Good for Us

Have we become too clean? Brett Finlay discusses whether we have taken our war on germs a step too far, the research on tailored diets to address diabetes and obesity, fecal transplants for IBS, how microbes play a part in atherosclerosis, heart disease, strokes, depression, body odour, even jet lag. The gut-brain axis, autism, ADHD, …

Has Meat Become a Scapegoat for Vegans, Politicians & the Media Because of Bad Science?

Frédéric Leroy, Professor of Food Science and biotechnology at Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, presents a very informative lecture concluding that meat has effectively become a scapegoat for commercial and environmental advocates, much of which was based on bad science. Speaking at a lecture at the University of Auckland, Professor Leroy discusses how this scapegoating came about …