The science backs Mostly Veganism

How to achieve planetary health? Everyone must become MeEGANs by 2050. Or so a recent report from the EAT Lancet Commission is claiming. There is a handy summary report linked here too.  (All quotes and page numbers in this blog come from the summary report.) Here are some media discussions on the release and below is a discussion of the parts relevant to MeEGANism. (Media 1, Media 2, Media 3, Media 4). [Check out especially Media 2 if you want a robust criticism of the science behind the article –…

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Why MeEGAN and not VeEGAN?

Well ideally we would all be vegan tomorrow and the Simon Amstell’s prophecy would come true early. However, while desirable, this is unlikely to happen because currently (2019) so much of the population is still addicted to consuming animal products. And while the number of vegans are growing, they still only make up a small proportion of the population. Perhaps the best we can hope for right now is to somehow reverse the global trend of ever increasing animal product consumption, especially in emerging economies like India and Brazil, where animal products…

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What is a “Mostly Vegan” anyway?

Very simply the clue is in the name… MOST of the time a MeEGAN eats a plant based diet with a few carefully controlled exceptions and hopefully not too many impulsive ones. But what counts as mostly? Short answer: MeEGAN = 85-99% of the time eats a vegan plant based diet. Long answer – below is a paragraph or two that also appears on the WHEN MeEGAN page on how to work it out a bit more accurately and how to set yourself some targets if that is helpful.  …

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WELCOME – website launch

So here it is. The first article on the new Mostly Vegan website. A resource aimed at helping people vastly reduce their animal product consumption. See also the  associated Facebook group and our YouTube channel. The content is all based on my own journey of going from 60% MeEGAN to about 95% over the course of about 2 years since 2017 – you can click here to see where these PERCENTAGE MeEGAN number come from. Why not put your own percentages in the comments below and let me know how you…

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