In honor of #MeatlessMonday, here are 5 recent stories in the news to inspire you to eat plants today and every day:
1. The New York Times’ article today, “Health Leaders Must Focus on the Threats From Factory Farm” explains why eating animals may have been crucial to our survival in the past. But now, it’s killing us.
2. The Guardian’s “‘Pro-Vegetarian’ Diet Could Halve Chances of Obesity,” highlights a new study that showed that compared to those who ate the fewest fruits and vegetables, those who ate the most fruits and vegetables had a 43% lower risk of obesity:
3. A new study published in BMJ found that the intake of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in nine different chronic diseases, likely in part due to heme iron and nitrates or nitrites:
4. The most important thing is to eat real food that grows from the ground. Here is how and why in a mini documentary with
5. Forbes’ “State Laws Are Creating Anxiety For Food Producers” article talks about how difficult it is for farms to practice even mild animal welfare practices.
Further, Global News reported that justice was served and jail time was handed down to 3 men caught abusing dairy cows on Chilliwack farm:
Since we do not need animal products for optimal health and, in fact, we thrive on a plant-based diet, why not opt out of this brutal, violent, and stressful system that causes infinite suffering by simply choosing plants?
And, to get started, here is Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Nutrition in Less Than 500 Words: