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Governments Must Move Toward Reducing Meat Consumption to Prevent Climate Crisis, Says Report

Governments must work towards reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change, according to a new report by the Changing Markets Foundation - an organization that aims to accelerate social and environmental progress. Titled "Growing the...
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Global Shift to Vegan Diet Would Sustainably Feed 10 Billion People, Study Finds

Switching to a plant-based diet, halving food waste, and improving existing farming practices can feed the projected world population of 10 billion by 2050, says a new study published today in the journal Nature. The study, which...
Ireland’s Former President Mary Robinson Urges Nation to Fight Climate Change By Reducing Meat Consumption

Ireland’s Former President Mary Robinson Urges Nation to Fight Climate Change By Reducing Meat...

Former president of Ireland and environmentalist Mary Robinson believes the nation has the potential to become a world leader on the issue of climate change, The Irish Times reports. Speaking on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
Denmark’s Agriculture and Food Council Considers Labels Ranking Food’s Impact on the Climate

Denmark’s Agriculture and Food Council Considers Labels Ranking Food’s Impact on the Climate

The Danish government has begun discussing proposals that would require food manufacturers and supermarkets to put labels on products based on their environmental impact. CNN reports that the initiative is supported by the Danish Agriculture...
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Nearly 1 Million Square Miles of Arctic Ocean Now Protected From Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishing has just been banned in an area of the Arctic covering nearly one million square miles -- about the size of the Mediterranean. The Guardian reports that per the Central Arctic Ocean agreement...
Humans Have 12 Years to Prevent Climate Change Crisis, Says UN

Humans Have 12 Years to Prevent Climate Change Crisis, Says UN

A new climate change report released by some of the world's leading authorities urges governments to make immediate, "unprecedented changes" to all aspects of society in order to stop disasters caused by global warming. At the UN's...
Vegan School Meal Programs from German Nonprofit ProVeg Receive United Nations Climate Change Action Award

Vegan School Meal Programs from German Nonprofit ProVeg Receive United Nations Climate Change Action...

Two vegan school meal initiatives in Germany have received the 2018 Climate Action Award from the United Nations (UN) in recognition of their positive effect on the health of the students and the planet. The...
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Meat Is ‘Ridiculously Inefficient’ Says Vegan Philosopher Ray Monk

When British philosopher Ray Monk learned how bad factory farming is for the environment, he made the decision to adopt a vegan diet for the good of the planet. Monk, who served as a professor...

Europe Must Reduce Meat Intake 50% By 2050, Climate Scientists Warn

Earlier this year, international environmental organization Greenpeace called for a global decrease in meat and dairy consumption. If we are to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, we must all work together to cut...
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23 NYC Restaurants Highlight Sustainable Vegan Dishes for ‘Eat for Climate’ Week

Starting today, a total of 23 New York City restaurants totaling 38 different locations are highlighting sustainable vegan dishes in honor of Eat for Climate Week. The weeklong campaign is led by Brighter Green, a...
Major Food Service Companies to Serve 60 Million Vegan Meals to Combat Climate Change

Major Food Service Companies to Serve 60 Million Vegan Meals to Combat Climate Change

Ten companies, which together distribute more than 60 million meals every year, have pledged to serve more plant-based food and vegan meals to reduce their carbon emissions. The collective promise, named the Cool Food Pledge...
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Climate Change to Radically Decrease Nutrition Profile of Staple Foods, Says Study

Crops of the near future may be severely lacking in vital nutrients because of climate change, according to researchers from Harvard's T. H. Chan School of Public Health. The new study published in the journal Nature...
Spain's Pork Consumption Has Environmentalists Concerned Over Massive Pig Population

Spain’s Pork Consumption Has Environmentalists Concerned Over Massive Pig Population

Spain's pigs outnumber its human population for the first time in the country's history, according to new figures released by the environmental ministry. The Guardian reports that there are now 50 million pigs in Spain destined...
Finland’s Army Serves Soldiers Quorn’s Plant-Based Meat to Save the Planet

Finland’s Army Serves Soldiers Quorn’s Plant-Based Meat to Save the Planet

In a bid to combat climate change and improve soldier health, Finland's army canteens will serve weekly vegetarian meals. Major Eija Pulkki of the Defence Forces told Finnish new source Yle that the Armed Forces will...
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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Issues Proclamation Urging Residents to Save the Planet and Go...

Jacob Frey, the current mayor of Minneapolis, issued a proclamation last week urging residents to eat more plant-based foods. The announcement comes amid mounting concerns about climate change. After the Trump administration withdrew the United States from...
Vegans Are Doing More for the Planet Than Elon Musk

Vegans Are Doing More to Save the Planet Than Elon Musk

Visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk has a number of notable credits to his name. He's the Tony Stark of the real world: founder and lead designer of Space X -- creating rocket ships that land...

Global Meat Consumption Linked to Increase in Antarctic Ice Melt

A recent study revealed that the rate that Antarctica’s ice is melting has tripled since 2007, providing yet another piece of evidence of the planet's ever-deteriorating state. In this day and age, the destruction of the environment,...
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Dairy Cows Produce Nearly 4 Times More Carbon Dioxide Than Non-Dairy Milk, Says New...

A new study was commissioned by vegan pea milk brand Ripple to analyze the differences between dairy milk and plant-based milk. The study looked at carbon emissions, consumer perception of milk nutrition, and marketplace share,...
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Livestock and Dairy Industries Responsible for 50% of New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gases

A 26-year-long study published by New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment has revealed the environmental impact of animal agriculture. The study, published in April, measures anthropogenic (human-induced) greenhouse gas emissions in the nation. Titled "New...
WIP Leaked UN Repot Urges Reduced Meat and Dairy Intake to Combat 'Urgent' Global Warming

Leaked UN Report Urges Reduced Meat and Dairy Intake to Combat ‘Urgent’ Global Warming

On Thursday, new information about the state of the Earth's climate was leaked. According to a draft UN report that was obtained by news agency Reuters, global warming growth is set to exceed 1.5...
Vegan Former Citibank VP to Address Global Crises Before European Parliament

Vegan Former Citibank VP to Address Global Crises Before European Parliament

Former Vice President of Citibank, the philanthropist, animal rights activist, and vegan Philip Wollen will speak before the European Parliament (EP) at an upcoming global crises conference set to take place later this month. The...