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Just the facts: What is veganism?
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 15th 2021

We define veganism in relation to our vision as a way of life and philosophy that when practiced will result in the end of the exploitation of all animals, including human animals. We expand in more details in the following article on veganism.

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Veganism
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 15th 2021

As we discussed in one of our articles, there is the possibility that veganism as practiced today will not bring about our vision. You may have noticed that our vision is vegan agnostic. Our commitment to our vision is steadfast. We hope the following analysis and discussion...

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When plants conflict with our vision
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 16th 2021

This may sound counterintuitive, but everything made from plants will not result in the achievement of our vision, because veganism is not about ingredients, and plants are not inherently better than anything else. We are not opposed to the molecular structure of meat or dairy, we are opposed to the animal exploitation behind it...

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Climate offenders
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 2nd 2021

Despite the floods and wildfires in Europe and the record-shattering heat wave in North America that killed countless animals, we continue to ignore reality and are not taking steps toward preventing further disasters or a full-blown catastrophe...

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Selling good behavior
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 12th 2021

For the most part, people are willing to use paper straws, purchase energy-efficient light bulbs and deal with a slightly less effective showerhead to conserve water—products that are sold to the consuming public under the guise of serving some public good. The effectiveness of these products isn't our focus, but rather the marketing strategies used by these corporations that prey on a seeming preference in the population to purchase products that appear to support some public concern...

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Summer giveaway for our donors
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 10th 2021

The Vegan Society of Canada has been running on 100% volunteer power since the beginning. All donations are used only for the benefit of the organization. No volunteers, including directors, receive salaries or any other forms of payment...

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Why we don't care
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 4th 2021

The reason for the writing of this article was two simple questions “why don't people care and how can we help them to do so?” Naturally, these are very broad questions that could have any number of aspects explored and analyzed...

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Canada's proposed changes to novel food regulations
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 6th 2021

Canadian government practices, policies, laws and regulations make being vegan in Canada challenging. We feel it’s mandatory to disclose as much information as possible to consumers. If we don’t have the necessary information to make informed decisions, we could be unwittingly supporting animal exploitation with our consumer dollars...

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Lost in translation
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 23rd 2021

The French word “végétalien” is not equivalent to vegan. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to have misleading, confusing or outright incorrect translations on food labels. The word “végétalien” in French is defined by Larousse broadly as a person who follows a diet excluding any foods of animal origin...

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Arthropods are important to the earth's ecosystems
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 6th 2021

If animals were represented using a proportional voting system, we would be spending a vast majority of our time discussing the exploitation of arthropods. The diagram below derives from the latest research on the biomass distribution on earth...

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Organic meat fallacy and an update on worrisome animal agriculture research
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 5th 2021

It’s been the scientific consensus for a long time that a vegan way of life has a significantly lesser carbon footprint than a typical North American way of life. There are some who claim that a lifestyle that includes eating organically raised animals is better for the environment than non-organically raised animals...

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Your fruits and vegetables may not be vegan certifiable
Vegan Society of Canada News, February 4th 2021

Animal exploitation isn’t limited to industries that directly use animals; it exists in the production of fruits and vegetables as well. In order to maintain our vision and to be in integrity, we are shedding light on this exploitation in plant agriculture. We have reached out to various organizations, including those that are representing migrant rights, and are simultaneously launching our whistleblower program along with our new toll free number...

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Plant-based labels are changing
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 21st 2021

We haven’t used the term “plant-based” as a broad substitute for various concepts in veganism for a while. Instead, while we still use plant as an adjective, we use phrases like “food suitable for vegans” or “this food is vegan certifiable”...

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The truth about Canada's emissions
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 4th 2021

In a recent report, the World Meteorological Organization had some sobering projections. They forecast that we have a 24% chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius before 2024 and a 70% chance...

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