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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