Medium: The Economics of Veganism

This article on Medium "The Economics of Veganism" summarises the findings of a 2016 study by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, published by PNAS, which researched the health and climate benefits of dietary change. The full study can be found here: Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change cobenefits… Continue reading Medium: The Economics of Veganism

Why some vegans become lactose intolerant

And why its perfectly natural Lactose is a form of sugar, or disaccharide, found in animal milk. Like all mammalian milk, human milk, the natural food for human babies, contains lactose. In fact human milk contains more lactose than cow's milk (but less protein). In order to fully digest milk, an enzyme called lactase is… Continue reading Why some vegans become lactose intolerant

The Independent: Vegan Protein from Nuts and Seeds Better for Heart Health than Meat

The Independent reports on a study of 81,000 people published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in which researchers concluded that those who consume significant amounts of meat experienced an increased risk of heart disease, while conversely those who consumed the majority of their protein from plant-based sources, such as nuts and seeds, the opposite… Continue reading The Independent: Vegan Protein from Nuts and Seeds Better for Heart Health than Meat

The meat farmer’s fallacy

Its a proclamation I have seen many times expressed by animal farmers "but we're feeding the world!". Actually, as many scientific studies have found, the opposite is true - meat is a contributing factor in world-wide poverty and starvation - it uses or redistributes resources from poorer nations to richer, and the nutritional returns from… Continue reading The meat farmer’s fallacy