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Various news from Canada and across the world relevant to vegans in Canada. Read On

August 2018

Just the facts: Vitamin B12
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 12th 2018

We wanted to discuss vitamin B12 and dispel the wrong information we often see being repeated....

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Discussions of Greenpeace's meat and dairy consumption target
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 7th 2018

We wanted to both congratulate and discuss Greenpeace's meat and dairy consumption target for 2050...

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New Gallup polls on veganism
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 7th 2018

A new Gallup poll should help lay to rest, as we have discussed before, the misconception that following a diet compatible with the vegan philosophy is only for the rich and famous

Americans earning less than $30,000 annually are more likely to identify as vegetarian. Nine percent of this group say they are vegetarian, a higher percentage than is true of Americans in the two higher-income groups. Differences in levels of veganism among these three groups are not statistically significant.

Unfortunately it also confirm once more that the rate of veganism has been stagnant for a long time.

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We must do more
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 7th 2018

We must do more. The latest estimate for meat consumption for 2018 and projection for 2019 for the USA are out and apart from milk, we can see the US is breaking all time high records and Canada is also following in their footstep increasing since 2014...

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Emission impossible: How big meat and dairy are heating up the planet
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 2nd 2018

Did we talk about climate change yet? Of course we are biased: We have a bias against human caused mass extinction events and the suffering it will cause to all animals including human beings. As we have discussed before, without any action we are on track for 4-5 degrees Celsius increase by 2100 way above the 2 degrees Celsius limit of the Paris agreement let alone the more lofty goal of 1.5 degrees.

This new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy confirms our internal calculations that the original FAO report is underestimating the emissions of animal agriculture. Reducing, or better yet eliminating, our meat, dairy, and eggs consumption is one of the only way to significantly affect climate change without the need for technological innovation, government, or corporate intervention. Do not delay any longer. Join one of our local community in your area or contact us for help on how to get started.

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Veganism is protected by human rights
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 1st 2018

Veganism is protected by Canadian and international human rights law and you are entitled to basic respect from colleagues, bosses and peers. If you have some problems with public institutions contact your schools, hospital dietician, or appropriate manager to discuss these issues with them. If you are having some problems that cannot be resolved contact us we would like to hear from you.