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More than 11,000 scientists declare we must eat mostly plant-based foods for the planet

More than 11,000 scientists have published a new declaration stating “clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” Despite decades of acknowledgements that climate trends are alarming, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rapidly rise. The authors state that “we must change how we live.” The authors propose six inter-related changes that governments,…

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More plants and less meat means less heart disease

The Journal of the American Heart Association has published yet another study showing that plant-based diets are associated with a significant decrease in risk of cardiovascular disease and general mortality. Unlike previous studies which focused on narrower groups of people, this one was conducted with data from the general population, making its findings more applicable…

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Harvard Study Links Plant-based Diets to Lower Diabetes Risk

A new study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that replacing meat, dairy and eggs with healthy plant-based foods could significantly reduce our chances of developing type-2 diabetes. The meta-study reviewed evidence from nine published studies involving over 300,000 participants, and found that, in addition to reducing risk…

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Canadian Government Invests $153 million in Plant-Based Proteins

The Government of Canada has announced it will invest $153 million, matched dollar-for-dollar by the private sector, to make Canada a world leader in the growing market for plant-based proteins. The funding goes towards creating the Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and will create more than 4,500 jobs and add more than $4.5 billion to Canada’s…

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