Negative externalities: What's the true price of beef and cheese?

Meat and dairy production have negative effects on the environment, on our health and on animal welfare. One way to economically quantify these negative effects is with the concept of negative externality. A negative externality is a cost that affects a third party who did not choose to incur the…

The environmental benefit of eating local is overrated

There's a common misconception that eating locally produced foods is important from an environmental point of view. Even the UN tweeted about it. This is wrong. Transport makes up only 6% of the greenhouse gas emissions from food: Source: Our World in Data.The reason for this is that most…

Why we make plant-based cheese

There are a lot of reasons why we shouldn't eat animals or animal-based products such as cheese. The simplest reason is that it's not necessary. We can get the same taste, feel and nutrition by making plants into cheese directly. Using animals to make foods complicates the production process, makes…