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A call for Veganism on International Day of Non-Violence
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 25th 2022

Mark October 2nd on your calendars and get ready to join us and vegans across the world as we mark the United Nations International Day of Non-Violence! Together we will voice and promote the non-violent principles of practising a vegan lifestyle...

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Flights will soon be not vegan certifiable
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 16th 2022

For some time now, we have known the toll on the environment from the aviation industry. The emissions are significant as only one transatlantic flight or two medium-distance flights is roughly equal to all the emissions saved from switching to eating foods suitable for vegans for an entire year...

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Exploiting Animals as Workers
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 2nd 2022

We will not certify any products that exploit animals as workers, but regrettably many others do. Transportation, security, powering machinery, retrieving, searching or land clearing, are all ways animals are exploited...

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We have updated our article on the health risks of dairy
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 1st 2022

We have updated our review of the scientific evidence on the health risks of dairy products with new graphics and downloadable infographics.

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Salt may corrode people
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 12th 2022

Once again there seems to have been some corruption in our government regarding the new packaging labelling laws that will take effect on January 1st, 2026. Let’s begin with the positive aspects of this new regulation. High sodium consumption globally is a health problem. It is not our first choice of health issue to address...

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Issues with the veganic label
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 15th 2022

Vegan certification, with its numerous serious issues like the animal testing loophole, the exploitation of non-human and human animals in part via slavery and slavery-like conditions, and the fallacy that plants are inherently better are among issues we consider to be akin to the wild west. By definition, anything that relies on what veganism is, like “veganic” farming certification, must also be similarly labelled...

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Apathy towards animals
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 16th 2022

One cannot help but notice a distinct contradiction when it comes to animal exploitation. As research has shown, in one sense, most people are horrified when a dog or cat is abused, but they are much more apathetic toward animals in the agricultural industry and even more indifferent to animals used in testing laboratories. The level of concern for invertebrates is nonexistent...

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Just the facts: Is chocolate vegan certifiable
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 21st 2022

The short answer is most cocoa and therefore chocolate, even those without dairy, are not vegan certifiable. We have covered this in more details in our article on cocoa.

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"PlantGate" at the IPCC
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 17th 2022

Despite CO2 levels in the atmosphere continuing to rise, we no longer seem to be talking about the climate crisis. We have coined the term "PlantGate" upon reviewing the latest IPCC report, and we aim to bring climate change back to the forefront...

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Methionine: A double-edged sword
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 18th 2022

We have discussed many times in the past the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Unfortunately, as we discussed in our article about superbugs, our current economic system fails when it comes to producing cures that are not profitable, such as antibiotics. This also applies to the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle, which unlike traditional medicine is hard to monetize for businesses...

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Introducing our mental health support
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 25th 2022

The Vegan Support Line is a free chat and email based mental health support line. All our volunteer responders self-identify as vegans and have work experience in the field of mental health, clinical health, or social work. It’s open to anyone who would benefit from emotional and mental support and prefers to chat with those who self-identify as vegans, whether or not it is related to veganism...

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The animal testing loophole
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 18th 2022

There are various practices we strongly oppose, including what we refer to as the animal testing loophole. We briefly touched on this issue in the ban of ISO-23662 article, but, unfortunately, most if not all organizations, including members of the Vegan World Alliance (VWA), continue to use this loophole...

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Food plate for the planet
Vegan Society of Canada News, February 17th 2022

For far too long, we had to contend with food plate diagrams that encourage the exploitation of animals. The latest version of the food guide from our government is certainly progressing in the right direction, but as climate incidents have shown us too often, we no longer have the luxury of time...

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Exploitation in the cocoa industry
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 14th 2022

September 2021 was the 20th anniversary of the failure of The Harkin-Engel Protocol. Twenty years later, most chocolate remains unsuitable for vegans and we will ban from vegan certification Nestlé’s plant-based KitKat, and Cadbury’s Plant Bar...

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