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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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Canada’s New Food Guide Emphasizes Plant-based Proteins and Fats

After years of research analysis, stakeholder and public consultation, and message testing, Health Canada has published an updated version of Canada’s Food Guide. According to the new food guide, the foundation for healthy eating is: Vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and protein foods should be consumed regularly. Among protein foods, consume plant-based more often. Foods that…

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Major New Report Finds Dramatic Decrease in Animal Foods Needed for Health and Climate

A groundbreaking new report, put together by 37 world-leading scientists over the span of three years, has found that “a radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed.” The EAT-Lancet Commission has proposed the “planetary health diet”: an eating pattern that includes “a diversity of plant-based foods, low amounts of animal source foods,…

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