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

June 2019

Biodiversity loss: Nature’s dangerous decline unprecedented
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 12th 2019

A new report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on the unprecented decline of nature globally was recently published and we spent some time going through it...

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May 2019

Objective profit: How to save 1.2 trillion USD
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 18th 2019

Today we're going to look at a very important part of motivation: Profit. We could discuss how profit is not the best motivation to have and we could even discuss why having legal entities whose sole purpose is to maximize profit was not one of our brightest idea and is probably one of the cause we are where we are today. Nevertheless, it would be foolish to ignore that for many entities profit is the driving motivation...

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Government of Canada tries to redefine what food are suitable for vegans
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 15th 2019

We noticed in the last year an influx of businesses being confused about the word vegan, contacting us having trouble with overseas customs and requiring urgent certification, and an increase of Canadian products being labeled vegan that are not suitable for vegans and not vegan certifiable. We were puzzled as to why this was happening until we became aware of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) information...

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April 2019

Happy 75th Vegan Birthday
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 10th 2019

Before the year passes us by, we wanted to wish everyone "Happy 75th birthday"! This year marks an important milestone in the history of veganism...

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Canada's changing climate report
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 4th 2019

According to a new climate change report published by the Government of Canada the Canadian story is more catastrophic then the global one as we are warming up at double the global rate...

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March 2019

Review of the new Health Canada food guide
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 5th 2019

After doing some more extensive research, our initial conclusion on the new Canadian food guide is largely unchanged.

However, while crunching numbers, we came upon some interesting results with regards to similarities between the new Canadian food guide and the EAT-Lancet planetary health diet...

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January 2019

The new Health Canada food guide
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 23rd 2019

After years of reviewing all the scientific evidences, Health Canada released their new food guide. We will have more extensive coverage in the weeks to come but for now we will like to share major changes that are in the new guide. One of such change is that Health Canada recommends our plates be proportionally filled with at least 88% of plant-based foods.

In addition, to make sure nobody ignore the science and is tempted to get stuck in the past Health Canada makes it clear: The drink of choice is water...

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EAT-Lancet report: A discussion of the shift to a plant-based world
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 19th 2019

The new 'planetary health diet' released by the EAT-Lancet commission is in many ways similar to the previously released Greenpeace’s report, in this article will explore the many implications...

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Is 2019 the year of lab-grown meat?
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 5th 2019

There has been tremendous progress in lab-grown meat and the beginning of the end seem to be coming for conventional animal agriculture...

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December 2018

Charges laid against corporations in animal cruelty case
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 31st 2018

As a Canadian rarity, charges were laid against two corporations under the federal Health of Animals Regulation. Usually individuals are charged and corporations themselves escape any consequences claiming that all of these incidents are isolated...

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We must not become complacent about climate change
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 28th 2018

Are we starting to forget about climate change? Perhaps we think that our representative at the climate change conference COP24 would sort it all out? Unfortunately we would be severely mistaken...

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Thank you: An overview of our work in 2018 and a look at 2019
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 21st 2018

As the year end is approaching we thought it was a good time to thank all our donors and volunteers for their continued support and provide an update of our activities in 2018 and a forecast for 2019...

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An update on our work with Nestle
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 3rd 2018

We wanted to give you an update on our work with Nestle. There seem to have been some miscommunication and little progress has been made since we originally contacted. Nevertheless, we found out that non-dairy Häagen-Dazs® is unsuitable for a vegan diet because of the sugar it contains...

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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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October 2018

Vegan product containing dairy recalled by CFIA
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 23rd 2018

We wanted to warn vegans, and the Canadian public at large, of two products under the brand Emborg and Nora's that are marketed as vegan but contained milk...

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We must do more to prevent human caused climate change
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 14th 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released another report ahead of the COP24 summit in Poland later this year. The report is titled "Global Warming of 1.5c", continues to remind us that

Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes
Some of those unprecedented changes of course have to do with animal agriculture and our diet...

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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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August 2018

Our economy needs change: The UN Global Sustainable Development Report
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 28th 2018

The input document on the economic transformation that will be required for a sustainable future, which will be used in the upcoming UN global sustainable development report 2019 is out. Like many others they also realized that a sustainable future will require drastic change to the way we eat...

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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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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. This new report confirms our internal calculations...

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July 2018

Peacebird vegan eco-village
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 6th 2018

You have been contacting us with interest in vegan communities so we went searching. In this article we will look at the vegan eco-village Peacebird in Ontario and an upcoming offshoot in British-Columbia.

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New partnership and call for increase cooperation
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 1st 2018

Today we are announcing the start of our initiative to partner with another vegan organization in order to maximize our impact and efficiency. We are hoping to announce in the weeks and months to come shared initiatives and increased cooperation where we take the best of what others have done for decades and use them in Canada and we cooperate on projects where we have made good progress like vegan financial services. Read on and happy Canada day...

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June 2018

New tariffs on food coming July 1st 2018
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 21st 2018

New tariffs will come into effect July 1st 2018. In this article we look at the impact this will have for vegans in Canada.

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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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VegFest best practices
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 16th 2018

To avoid confusion and recent problems at some VegFest here are some best practices to follow for event organizers...

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New Vegan Society of Canada gear
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 15th 2018

We are currently working on various branded gear and we have some special gift for our donors...

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Vegan abandonment
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 5th 2018

Unfortunately a recent survey conducted by Kellogg’s only reinforce a 2014 study which indicated that many people who change to a vegan lifestyle abandon within the first year. In this article we will explore this further.

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Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
The Guardian, May 31st 2018

It has been said for a while and now this latest comprehensive study on the subject confirms what everyone has been saying for a while.

"A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use"

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March 2018

The costs of a plant based diet
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 31st 2018

We wanted to address some discussion currently in the media surrounding the cost of following a diet compatible with the vegan philosophy. Read over our article and make your own opinion.

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The first vegan ETF in the world
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 6th 2018

Ethical financial services will be an important building block of a sustainable future. That is why we are launching today the first Vegan ETF in the world. If you have a sizable portfolio and are interested in shaping the first Vegan ETF in the world contact us for more details.

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