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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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Dairy Farmers of Canada Forced to Remove Ads Falsely Claiming Milk Contains Zero Growth Hormones

Dairy Farmers of Canada has removed ads falsely stating that there are no growth hormones in Canadian milk following complaints to Advertising Standards Canada—the advertising industry’s self-regulating body. The ads have been running across Canada. All dairy contains naturally occurring insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which is intended to promote rapid growth in calves. Dairy…

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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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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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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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