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Vegetarian Genetics

October 19th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Dr. Nabeel Yaseen of Northwestern University and his team studied the DNA of 330,000 people to examine if genetics could influence vegetarianism. They discovered 34 genes, with three strongly tied to the trait, possibly affecting the pursuit of a strict vegetarian diet. The genes are speculated to involve lipid metabolism, potentially influencing individuals\' dietary needs. More research is required, considering factors like ethnicity. The study doesn\'t suggest completely eliminating meat, as reducing consumption has significant health and environmental benefits.

Meat and Dairy Industries Block Climate Investments

October 2nd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The “gigantic” power of the meat and dairy industries in the EU and US is blocking the development of the greener alternatives needed to tackle the climate crisis, a study has found

Lab-Grown Meat Can be Kosher and Halal

September 18th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Companies in the fledgling industry hope their product will appeal to vegans and vegetarians as well as climate conscious meat eaters

A Crash Course in Keeping the Faith

September 11th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Akshayam’s organizers are aiming to regain a hold on a religion being pulled in multiple directions by India’s nationalist politics on one hand and Western influence on the other

Caste Consciousness

July 24th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

A group of activists warn that recent efforts to outlaw caste discrimination in the United States only serve to reaffirm caste differences

The Science of Consciousness Still Has No Theory

July 6th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The scientific method can explain the electrical activity that sparks in the brain when you jump into a freezing lake, but it can’t explain why a subjective experience of invigoration comes along with it

Animal Liberation Now

May 25th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation, published in 1975, exposed the realities of life for animals in factory farms and testing laboratories and provided a powerful moral basis for rethinking our relationship to them. Now, nearly 50 years on, Singer, 76, has a revised version titled Animal Liberation Now

The Muslim Women Using Feminine Pronouns for Allah

May 15th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

There is a quiet revolution underway within the literary folds of Islamic feminism, wherein Muslim authors, academics, and activists are using female pronouns for Allah in an attempt to separate God from the idea of a “Divine patriarch.”

A Seat at the Table

April 10th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

A rising cohort of American Hindu leaders are becoming more public about their spirituality. They\'re inspired by the Hindu concept of \"seva\" — selfless service

Robots Performing Hindu Rituals

March 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The first Hindu robot appeared in the stories of King Manu, the first king of the human race in Hindu belief

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