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Financial Times @ft: "#Plantbased meat is losing its sizzle, with falling US sales casting a shadow over expectations that the nascent category would take a chunk out of the real animal #meat market" ft.com/content/61e782…
This doesn't seem to help their case: "Taco Bell has rejected a #plantbased carne asada from Beyond Meat. [F]ood testers [..] found it to be below the standard of moving to a test phase & serving it to customers" yahoo.com/lifestyle/taco…
"Investors expressed concern [..] that customers might not be getting the idea behind Beyond Meat"

Or maybe that's precisely what is happening and people *are* getting "the idea behind Beyond Meat"?
barrons.com/articles/beyon…
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1/ If you want to hear a great discussion on the #LMHRstudy from my colleague,@DrNadolsky (who is most definitely pro-#LDL #Cholesterol lowering), I highly recommend this podcast that just dropped via @Plant_proof.

I'll add just a few quick thoughts...
2/ Firstly, this may be the most I've heard myself talked about in a podcast I wasn't in (😂 weird, but understandable given the context).

But while certainly critical in many respects, I felt both @DrNadolsky and @Plant_proof provided a lot of good context...
3/ @DrNadolsky bring up my oft-repeated phrase, "cautiously optimistic" [in the context of higher LDL/ApoB as a seemingly resulting from metabolic fat-adaption]

Worth repeating that mine is a hypothesis and should be treated as such, hence the "cautious" part of the phrase...
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SARS-CoV-2 PL-Pro (Nsp3) Inhibitors.
#nature #plantbased
Salvia miltiorrhiza.

PLpro has an implication in viral invasion by shutting down the viral-induced host innate immune response. Dihydrotanshinone I appears to be the strongest inhibitor amongst the tanshinone ..1/n
derivatives. It is a natural compound isolated from lipophilic fraction of Salvia miltiorrhiza, which has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine. Several derivatives of tanshinones were previously reported to be inhibitors for SARS-CoV-1 PLpro and to a lesser extent ..2/n
in 3CLpro. Dihydrotanshinone I is the best inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 PLpro and did not inhibit 3CLpro. 3/n
portlandpress.com/biochemj/artic…
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🥦Following our earlier post for #COP26 on #vegetarianism, we wanted to share some insights & quotes from #suffrage activists who *were* #vegetarians 🥒🌶🍅

☮️ Vegetarianism was associated w/ peace, & standing up against the poor treatment of fellow living creatures 🐄🐑🦆🐖
​1/
📣This quote from MrsDespard describes how #vegetarianism was linked to #socialjustice:

​🗣“The #women ’s movement relates to the other great movements of the world…The awakened instinct which feels the call of the sub-human, which says ‘I am the voice of the voiceless.'"
​2/
🥖🐁Some #vegetarian #suffragettes who went to prison got better food. Nancy John describes prisoners declaring they were vegetarian to avoid eating mouse-eaten bread.
​🗣“When they said they were vegetarians they were given milk - it was really the milk that kept them alive.” 3/
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Do you eat meat or other animal products?
Should you?

Last month, I defended my PhD thesis about perceptions of vegetarians and vegans (short: veg*ns) in promoting #plantbased diets.

Why did I pursue this topic and what did I discover?
Find out in this #ThesisThread.

1/20
Why this topic? The widespread consumption of animal products🥓🥛🍳causes a lot of harm:
🐖billions of animals suffer & die each year
🌍it damages planetary health
💙threatens public health
📽️tinyurl.com/et4f5jf4

👨‍🔬To reduce these harms, we can adopt #plantbased diets

2/20
Nevertheless...

📢Calls for change by those who do not eat meat #vegetarians or other animal products #vegans are often challenged by the majority of people who continue to eat meat #omnivores.

❓How can veg*ns attract more omnivores and promote #plantbased diets?

3/20
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Today, marks the end of #ZeroWasteWeek, a week initiated by @myzerowaste to promote waste reduction.

We honor this week by exploring one of the lesser-known ways to reduce #FoodWaste and its negative impacts on the environment: Choosing a more #PlantBased diet.👇 1/7
30-40% of available food in the US gets wasted, according to @USDA.

Since more resources are needed to raise animals than grow plants, wasting meat and dairy has significantly higher environmental impacts than wasting plants, @karenaspwriter reports. 2/7
sentientmedia.org/why-the-amount…
For every 100 calories of grain fed to animals, we get:
🥛 40 calories of milk
🥚 22 calories of eggs
🐔 12 calories of chicken
🐖 10 calories of pork
🐄 3 calories of beef

@NicholasDCarter makes the case for transitioning to #PlantBased farming. 3/7
sentientmedia.org/farming-for-th…
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1/ Yes, my answer to the poll by @nicknorwitz was "Gain 4% body fat". And honestly, it was a pretty easy one when compared to the others.

But to be fair, I also have quite a bit of direct data on this in particular... let's unpack...
2/ First, if you didn't already know this about me, in 2018 I literally gained almost 20lbs of fat for the Weight Gain Experiment. cholesterolcode.com/weight-gain-ex…

(As an aside, I realize now I did presentations on the findings for this experiment, but didn't do a write up. Bad Dave!)
3/ But spoiler alert -- my total and LDL cholesterol did indeed go down where having gained weight and back up where having lost it.

To be sure, I think there are thresholds to "active fat gain/loss" vs standing, stable fat mass, but we'll save that for another thread.
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A clear, direct, honest interview with the inspiring founder of @BeyondMeat Ethan Brown. So many good takes, many of which are stock #vegan rationales, but framed pretty uncontroversially. I will post a few here. nytimes.com/2021/08/27/bus…

Thread begins:
1) "Humans are omnivores. We evolved to eat other animals."

"You can talk for hours about why it makes sense for us to eat meat. We’ve always done it. Everyone else in the animal kingdom does it. But you have this unavoidable thing — you’re causing pain. Do you want to do that?"
This is a great response to the terrible 'it's natural to do something' argument. 'Natural' is a scapegoat that folks use to demonstrate a value judgment vs. actually being 'the order of things.' All of these things used to be 'natural': slavery, child labor & abuse, patriarchy.
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Hi, it’s your friendly neighborhood climate scientist. Facing the #climatecrisis is tough! Here’s the essentials you need to know, tips for finding where you can contribute with purpose and meaning to the work needed, and evidence-based high-impact climate actions. A THREAD: 1/n
(A quick introduction if we haven’t met: I’m a climate and sustainability scientist @lunduniversity in Sweden. I research personal & policy climate solutions, sustainable food & land systems, & wine & climate change. My goal: a world where people and nature can thrive. 2/n)
@lunduniversity #ClimateChange science has been clear for a long time. I’ve taught this framework for over a decade:
It’s warming
It’s us
We’re sure
It’s bad
We can fix it.
(Footnotes: kimnicholas.com/climate-scienc…
Podcast w/ @ylld open.spotify.com/episode/5BrYPH…
Curriculum kimnicholas.com/climate-change…) 3/n
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A new @DeSmogBlog investigation found that #meat producers worldwide use the same tactics to downplay the climate impact of meat.

Here are 8 examples of the main narratives the industry promotes—and the arguments of experts objecting to its claims.👇 1/18
desmog.com/2021/07/18/inv…
Claim: ‘Grazing supports biodiversity’

Several meat companies, including Dutch meat producer @VION, suggest that the adoption of certain grazing practices can help “reduce the degradation of natural habitats and halt the loss of biodiversity.” 2/18
view.publitas.com/cfreport/vion-…
Criticism: According to @CenterForBioDiv, the ecological costs of grazing “exceed that of any other western land use.”

A @UAlberta 2020 study warned that scaling up livestock grazing threatens the biodiversity of herbivores and pollinators worldwide. 3/18
desmog.com/agribusiness-d…
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Inspired by @PeterHotez #grandrounds, we started a pilot elective to teach #scicomm & debunking #misinformation to @uchipritzker medstudents

Each student selected a myth to debunk & created an infographic with science/#visualart guidance
#medtwitter #scienceupfirst 🧵
Inspired by @tropical_toxic cover art @TIME assignments, @sara_serritella and I are sharing their work here w/permission.
Students could choose any misinformation to debunk. While some chose COVID19, not all did! They also specified their audience.
2/x
For those skeptical of government creating vaccines by Zachary Newman MS1:

We have risen to the challenge before and accomplished amazing things through working together. The mRNA vaccines show us at our very best. #Getvaccinated #amazingthings #COVID19vaccine #thisisourshot 3/x
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#OpenThread - Friday Musings...

Long before streaming existed I dreamt of the wonderful day I wouldn’t have to physically get media (like VHS or DVD) to play it. But now that we’re here, do I miss the joy of owning, the cover art, the collecting?

Nope. Not even a little.
... I’m definitely an MCU fan boy, but I continue to be incredibly impressed at the whole story behind the campaign to make #ZackSnyder’s Justice League cut for @hbomax a reality and the persistent campaign to #restorethesynderverse. Seems like anything is possible now.
I love cheese.

and I make no apologies for this love

it is a True Love – one that will never die
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Returning from a trip to attend memorial services for a dear vegetarian friend who died of Cancer.

Almost everyone I saw has Cancer, too.

And they all say:

“Why am I sick? I eat such a healthy diet, mostly fruit, vegetables and plant based!”
When I suggest it might be a chronic lack of protein, B-12, carnitine, carnosine, minerals, collagen, saturated fats and iron...and too much sugar and oxalates they are in complete denial. #vegan #cancer #breastcancer Image
I ate a lot of hummus, nut butter, tahini, rice, vegetables and fruit. (To be polite.)

I secretly cooked steaks on a small stove I travel with.
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(1/n) Some ideas on the planning of a healthy low-carb plant-based diet.

A THREAD 👇⬇️

#Vegan #plantbased #lowcarb #ecoatkins
(2/n) ⚠️TWITTER IS NOT A SOURCE OF MEDICAL ADVICE⚠️

• If you have a serious medical condition &/or take medication, it is necessary to consult your doctor before making changes to your diet.

• Ketogenic diets have been associated with serious side-effects.
(3/n) During the first 7 days on a low-carb diet I suffered: head/muscle aches, hunger, fatigue.

AFAIK alleged ‘cures’ for so-called 'keto flu' haven’t been empirically tested.

I did keep hydrated (but this is *generally speaking* a good idea anyway).
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THREAD 3 -GLOBAL POWER CENTRES

The transnational corporations (THREAD 1 ) & investors (THREAD 2 ) that are now pushing a #plantbased food system are forces that operate symbiotically within the bulwark of neoliberal capitalism.
The latter is constituted of such (overlapping) power centers as @TrilateralNA, @GroupofThirty, @CFR_org & @wef. These think tanks represent the strategic-planning & consensus-forming centers of the #plutocracy (aka, the 'transnational capitalist class').
We should not be surprised, or dismiss it as 'conspiracy', when the obvious appears to us: those players that are having the intention to modulate world markets are also keen on shaping the food system.
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THREAD 1 -TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS

Food producers look back at decades of successful marketing, no matter if "animal-" or "plant-" based. In contrast to the past, transnational food corporations are now actively supporting anti-livestock messages. WHY?

livekindly.co/pepsi-vegan-fu…
In support of its near-vegetarian #GreatFoodTransformation, the EAT foundation has set up a formal partnership (FReSH) with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (@WBCSD), an industry platform of which the President is also a member of EAT's advisory board.
Within FReSH, affiliated food multinationals have explicitly promoted a '#plantbased' transition, sometimes with strong anti-meat overtones. fortune.com/2019/11/19/nes…
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🗣️

Does new study mean #vegans have weak bones? No❌
Does study mean you need meat for healthy bones? No❌

A #thread on #new study:
Vegetarian & vegan diets & risks of total & site-specific fractures: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study
bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
Main Finding:
Data showed 15 more cases of hip fracture in vegans vs meat eaters per 1000 ppl over a 10 year period

⚠️Consider: All enrolled in the study between 1993-2001, last diet assessment 2010
Why it matters:
1. Much #lower knowledge about veganism 10-15-20 y ago vs today
2. Less awareness re protein, RT/muscle & bone health
3. #PlantBased protein options uncommon in marketplace

Reasons for increased fractures in vegans, *important statement: "Fractures at some sites, especially at the hip, may also be more related to osteoporosis than fractures
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Warming tamarind chickpea curry with cumin chickpea crepes 🌿🌶
Full recipe below ⤵️

Per serving: 490g
Cals: 473
Protein: 23g
Carbs: 64g (fibre 15g)
Fat: 19g (sat fat 5.4g)

#vegan #plantbased #govegan #HealthyEating #SaturdayMorning
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1/ Big shout out to @MictheVegan organizing a respectful debate between @AviBittMD/@DBelardoMD and @DrEsselstyn/@cardio10s regarding #plantbased diet and #CVD reversal this Saturday

I hope you’ll set aside any biases you may be starting with and appreciate this powerful example. Image
2/ if you follow me, you know how much I value respectful debate, and I would be giving the video a thumbs up on that alone.

This shouldn’t just be happening between communities, but within them as well.
3/ I hope you’ll consider watching this (as I will), and evaluating the debate based not on your existing dietary opinion, but the data and reasoning presented (as I will).

Stay engaged, but please be respectful — we need a lot more of these dialogs, especially in 2020 :) :) :)
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i manifested a whole farm... sorry not sorry, still not over it. wow
food has always been an important part of my life. my southern grandma taught me how to navigate in a kitchen and my mom has always been on her #plantbased+ herbal medicine wave. i knew my journey wouldn't be complete without space to grow my own food 🌱👩🏾‍🌾
i comitted to #vegetarian in high school, veganism around 24 and now at 31 i've been red meat, poultry and raw dairy free for 15 years.

after experiencing the worst anxiety and depression while working in music business, i left the industry to focus on me -
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#Advice - #DONT drink #AloeVera or eat its #extracts
📌Very #liver #toxic, especially #cirrhosis
📌Possibly cause #Cancer
📌Damage #cell #DNA
See: bit.ly/2BXHcyy & bit.ly/31gINb4
👇patient #liverbiopsy - lightpink area all liver cells #DEAD
#livertwitter
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📌Check your #nutrition #supplements
📌Double check #famous #weightloss supplements
📌Aloe-Vera = #Herbal liver injury
📌Some benefit in #skincare #dermatology, nothingelse! bit.ly/33h0rOO
📌Always disclose to your #Doctor
#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter #Ayurveda
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Nobody follows this. Whole #plant is mostly used! #plantbased supplemental diets with whole Aloe-Vera for treating conditions like #diabetes and #jaundice leads to #catastrophe
#regulation = 0 in #India. All Aloe Vera treatments by #WhatsApp #Doctors Image
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Love #bacon but not jazzed about how it's made, especially after all the news of slaughterhouse workers getting sick, shuttering the facilities, and gassing or overheating pigs to "depopulate" them as a result?

Good news: the future of bacon is on its way. 2 examples below.
First, a new entrant to the #plantbased #bacon scene: @EatHoorayFoods will be launching soon in retail. This product category desperately needed new plant-based #innovation — thrilled to see this launch.

foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2020/0…
Second, #cultivatedmeat startup @MissionBarns just posted this photo of their #bacon prototype, grown directly from animal cells rather than obtained from animal slaughter.

The #futureoffood can't come soon enough. Image
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Vegan Sourdough Hot cross buns, step-by-step!

Adapted from @izyhossack’s recipe!

#HappyEaster #vegan #easter #hotcrossbuns #SaturdayMorning
Paste:
50g (1/4 cup) water
2 tbsp plain flour

Dough:
170g (2/3 cup + 1 tbsp) water
60g (1/4 cup) vegetable oil, +extra for bowl
50g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
2 tbsp mixed spice
90g sourdough starter
250g (3 2/3 cup) plain flour
+extra for kneading
1 tsp salt
150g dried fruit
Cross:
75g plain flour
15g vegetable oil
65g water

Glaze:
1 tsp golden/maple syrup
2 tbsp oat milk/soy milk
a pinch of baking soda
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#Covid19 is among the most serious challenges humanity has ever faced, and enormous work lies ahead of us to get this outbreak under control. But in parallel, we need to innovate ourselves out of the systems that create entirely foreseeable & unacceptable public health risks. 1/n
That’s what I’ve dedicated my career to at @goodfoodinst: supporting the development of #plantbased meat and #cultivatedmeat so that we can wean ourselves off of industrial animal agriculture and all of its attendant public health and environmental hazards. 2/n
Both farmed domestic animals and caged wild animals create the perfect breeding ground for zoonotic diseases, which leap from livestock or wildlife to humans that have close contact with live animals and their infected tissues and fluids – namely, hunters and slaughterers. 3/n
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