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THE GREEN NEW ‘DIET’: Why the UK Should Adopt a Plant-Based Food System

MATTHEW ZAMPA: 'The UK’s food and farming systems are in crisis. For years, climate groups and scientists around the world have called for a plant-based food system to avert climate breakdown. When will the government act?... The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affair (DEFRA)... DEFRA is the UK’s chief government body supporting the animal farming industry... The Department announced that it will be conducting an independent review of the future of the country’s food system as part of a National Food Strategy – a strategy that has not been updated in 75 years... To bring…

Countries form ‘Vegan World Alliance’

GHANIM AL-SULAITI: 'As ‘The Year of the Vegan 2019' continues, four countries have taken a huge step for the industry by uniting to form an alliance, known as the ‘Vegan World Alliance (VWA)’. The alliance aims to promote vegan values on a global scale. The VWA consists of four activist groups from The Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia. The alliance envisions a world in which all people agree that all animals (human and non-human) are or maybe sentient beings that are subjectively aware of, and able to value their own lives. VWA says “Everyone understands that animals…

‘Totally bizarre!’: Nutritionists see red over study downplaying the health risks of red meat

MARKETWATCH: 'Nutritionists across the country are hitting back hard after a new collection of studies alleged that red meat and processed meats — including steak, ribs, bacon and salami — are fine for your health after all. “Totally bizarre,” Harvard University professor Walter Willett told MarketWatch. “It really displays ignorance. They ignored major parts of the available evidence.” He was speaking after the Annals of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American College of Physicians, this week published a collection of five studies that contradicted decades of growing consensus…

Jonathan Safran Foer: What if Fighting Climate Change Is As Easy As Giving Up Meat?

INKOO KANG: 'Given the outsize role that animal agriculture plays in global greenhouse gas emissions—estimates range between 14.5 percent and 51 percent of emissions, with the latter figure considering meat production’s role in deforestation — refraining from consuming animal products, argues Jonathan Safran Foer, is one of the most significant actions individuals can take to help prevent global warming, along with driving less, flying less, and having fewer children. “We must either let some eating habits go or let the planet go,” he writes. “It is that straightforward, that fraught.”…

Vegan parents will sue UK government for discrimination over nurseries only offering cow’s milk

LORRAINE KING: 'Vegan campaigners are threatening to sue the UK government if they fail to introduce a plant-based drink in the Nursery Milk Scheme. Under the scheme, children under the age of five who attend nursery are entitled to a third of a pint of cow's milk every day for free. The Vegan Society claims the scheme is unfair as it does not include alternatives to cow milk. Legal advisors working for charity say that the Government is failing in its duty to the 2010 Equality Act. In a letter to the Government, the charity demanded that alternative is offered otherwise they could take…

BLOODY ‘GREEN’ HYPOCRISY: 10,500 Steaks Served at Democrat Presidential Candidates’ Steak-Fry Party

HANNAH BLEAU: 'Democrat presidential candidates took part in the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry in Iowa Saturday, which featured thousands of sizzling steaks. Their participation follows weeks of climate change alarmism from the presidential candidates, many of whom have signaled support for limiting beef consumption in order to combat what they say is a looming climate catastrophe. According to reports, organizers were prepared to grill roughly 10,500 steaks plus 1,000 vegan burgers. Seventeen candidates attended the event, including: Joe Biden (D) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Sen.…

Mozaffarian & Glickman: Our Food is Killing Too Many of Us

D. MOZAFFARIAN & D. GLICKMAN: 'Americans are sick — much sicker than many realize. More than 100 million adults — almost half the entire adult population — have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Cardiovascular disease afflicts about 122 million people and causes roughly 840,000 deaths each year, or about 2,300 deaths each day. Three in four adults are overweight or obese. More Americans are sick, in other words, than are healthy. Instead of debating who should pay for all this, no one is asking the far more simple and imperative question: What is making us so sick, and how can we reverse this…

The Political Economy Of Meat

MONA ZAHIR: 'Scholars have studied the production of meat through a political and economic lens for decades. This article, published this year in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, presents multiple viewpoints concerning “the political economy of meat.” This phrase refers to the social, economic, and political effects of global meat production trends. Given how hugely invested corporations have become in food production, proposals that increase producer autonomy and propose alternative ways of eating often cause great conflict... These scholars point out that livestock…

New Zealand Defence Force turns down vegan over his ‘plant-based diet’

SCOTT PALMER: 'A vegan has been turned down from the Defence Force over his "plant-based diet". Jack Burns applied this month to join the Navy in the hope of helping people as a medic. Now, he's speaking out after his application was denied due to his veganism. "I thought it was quite strange that they didn't look at my personality or my skills. They just looked at what I ate," he told Newshub. Burns says his plant-based diet has left him in excellent physical shape. Before applying, he volunteered as a surf lifeguard and trained as a volunteer firefighter. "I have heaps more energy, I'm…

Corn Subsidies Fuel Animal Mistreatment, Factory Farming

THE BIPARTISAN PRESS: 'It may sound counter-intuitive, but the primary problem today in achieving the ethical treatment of farm animals in the United States is the hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies to America’s corn system. The most important reason animals are raised the way they are is not because of profits or efficiency of animal husbandry methods, or even due to consumer demand, but rather to be part of the way the buffer stock scheme for corn and soy are managed. We subsidize the overproduction of grains. Since that produces far more grain than every man woman and child in…