Health


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

December 2018

Deciphering labels: We eat meat without knowing
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 3rd 2018

In the context of our recent update on Nestle, we wanted to discuss more broadly the difficulty we face in deciphering products on a daily basis...

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November 2018

Another romaine lettuce outbreak in Canada
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 21st 2018

Unfortunately, it seems animal agriculture once again cross-contaminated some romaine lettuce. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommend that people in Ontario and Quebec avoid eating romaine lettuce for the time being...

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September 2018

Balanced plant-based diet one of the healthiest
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 28th 2018

It should now be clear that a simple balanced plant-based diet is one of the healthiest diet. In case there is still some doubt one of the most comprehensive study just published talks about the dangers of low or high carbohydrate diet and the benefits of plant-based foods...

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Just the facts: Alcohol, health and which ones are not vegan certifiable
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 14th 2018

It may come as a surprise that the top wines sold in Canada are not vegan certifiable, and no amount of alcohol consumption is safe...

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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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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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July 2018

Strengthening our motivation: Superbugs and antiobiotic resistance crisis
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 17th 2018

In our series aimed at strengthening our motivation we will now take a closer look at the antibiotics crisis. It may not seem like it but we are on the verge of being thrown back to the dark ages of medicine...

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June 2018

Strengthening our motivation: Health
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 28th 2018

In our series aimed at strengthening our motivation we will start with health reasons: Going vegan is the 2nd best thing someone can do to prevent cancer after not smoking...

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Closing the gap
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 25th 2018

We heard back from Nestle Canada: They were really helpful and looking forward to help out in the future. They told us they are now working on putting a list together for the Canadian market. As soon as we have it we will make it available.

We are still working with other manufacturer to do the same and hope they will show the same enthusiasm for cooperation.

Closing the gap
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 21st 2018

We were discussing earlier this year the gap that exist between countries with long time active Vegan Society like in England and Canada. For example, Nestle UK provides a list...

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March 2018

Stop spreading cancer
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 15th 2018

We would like to renew our call to stop the advertising of processed and red meat. While surprisingly legal this practice is highly unethical. Nevertheless, it is surprising that we must plead to stop encouraging people from getting cancer by advertising the consumption of level 1 and level 2 carcinogenic substances. Let’s not wait until this become illegal to change, we will work with any business to replace their cancer spreading advertisement to vegan flyers and inserts, contact us to make the change today.

A tsunami of antibiotic resistance is coming—and Canada must take charge
Macleans, March 6th 2018

The threat of antibiotic resistance is very real. While there is various opinions as to how we got there and how to get out of it is clear that the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture is partly responsible. As for how to get out of it, there’s not one simple answer but one way to help fight climate change, overuse of antibiotics, animals and your health is to go vegan.

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February 2018

Resolution urges OEHHA to add cancer-causing processed meat to prop 65
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Feb 14th 2018

We welcome the proposed resolution to label processed meat as the dangerous level 1 carcinogenic substance that it is. In addition, while we do not have such regulations in Canada we would ask that producers adopt this voluntary labeling measures. Furthermore, we ask that grocers do the ethical thing as well and stop encouraging people to get cancer by advertising processed meat in their flyers. Profits should not come before lives.

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February is heart month
Vegan Society of Canada News, Feb 4th 2018

If you have missed veganuary to go vegan now is the time during heart month. The American Heart Association was reminding us late last year that a plant based diet had the most impact in reducing the risk of heart failure. What are you waiting for? Join with one of your local communities, download a vegan guide or send us an email to get started.

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