Universities Promoting Plant-Based Diets

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Reporting on the dietary initiative at the University of London, “Scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet found that avoiding meat and dairy products was the single biggest way to reduce humans’ environmental impact.”

 — The Guardian, Oct. 12, 2019.

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Canada


“Are we, as academics, obligated to serve vegan meals at our conferences and meetings? I would argue that we are. Speciesism and colonialism are both part of the same “othering” that many academics claim to be trying to deconstruct. Providing vegan — a meal free of all animal products — as the de facto meal choice at scholarly meetings makes perfect sense. Animal products are not necessary to maintain health as evidenced by a slew of athletes — boxers, runners, and even weightlifters — adopting a vegan regimen for higher performance. And in today’s food wars, providing vegan food is another way to demonstrate social justice in action.”