Category «Summer 2020»

Go Vegan or risk another Pandemic

COVID-19 should be a wake up call to humanity.  Most of the viruses affecting humans originated in animals and jumped to humans as a result of our use and interaction with animals for food. By Bronwyn Slater Zoonotic Diseases Virtually all of the viruses and communicable diseases that are endemic in the human population originated …

Veganism and Sustainability in the News

By Bronwyn Slater Top Scientists say ‘Halt destruction of Nature or suffer even worse Pandemics’ In 2019 an IPBES report concluded that human society was in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems.  In an article published on the 27th of April, IPBES wrote: “Diseases like COVID-19 are caused by microorganisms …

The EU Green Deal, Biodiversity and Farm 2 Fork 2030 Strategies – A Vegan Perspective

By James O’Donovan On May 20th, the European Commission published its Biodiversity and Farm to Fork 2030 Strategies.  Both documents indicate a positive direction in policy in Europe.  But since scores of other visionary policies have been released with similar fanfare over the past decades it would be irrational to expect these policies to deliver …

Global Warming of 1.5°C

Justin Fleming says it is possible to reach global net zero by 2050 In late 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.  The report details the projected consequences of global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C, clearly showing 1.5°C is preferable and that every bit of …

Insights from The Food Revolution Summit

by James O’Donovan The world is changing fast with disruptions of food, commerce and social connection altering our lives in profound ways. This global pandemic makes one thing abundantly clear: Your health needs to be a priority. Not just someday, but right now.  Among the major risk factors for infections of all kinds, including coronaviruses, …

Keep Fish in the Sea – and off our Plates

by Tim Thorpe Consumers are concerned about the environmental impact of meat – but reaching for fish as a ‘lower emissions’ alternative is an environmental catastrophe.  During April, people across the world celebrated the Christian holiday of Easter. For many, this involves days of fasting or moderation as part of tradition or religious observance. In …