Towards a Plant Based Food System in the Netherlands
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by James O'Donovan
8M ago
We are all very familiar with what not changing a food system looks like.  In the US it looks like this where Joe Biden is funnelling money to big meat and dairy supposedly to help climate action.  In Europe, it looks like this where the EU continues to give billions to subsidise animal agriculture. Why ..read more
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The Bee Sanctuary of Ireland
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by admin
8M ago
Off a narrow little rural road near the Wicklow/Wexford border between two cottages there’s a small laneway, the type of lane you’d pass without even noticing it. This laneway, potholed and partially flooded has seen better times but probably never better use. For this unmarked and unremarkable laneway, if noticed and traveled, leads to a ..read more
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EU Nature Restoration Law
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by Bronwyn Slater
8M ago
On the 9th of November negotiators from the EU Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the EU nature restoration law.  It was decided that EU countries must restore at least 30% of habitat areas in poor condition by 2030, 60% by 2040, and 90% by 2050. The targets proposed include: Reversing the decline ..read more
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Vegan Minded – Book Review
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by Bronwyn Slater
8M ago
Meet the vegan girl next door as she explores the journey to veganism and beyond. Like many people, Christine just wanted to fit in and belong. And yet, how do you fit in when you don’t want to eat what everyone else is eating? Food can be a contentious topic—just like sex, money, and politics ..read more
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Abundant Wildlife amplifies Nature’s Carbon Sequestration Power
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by James O'Donovan
8M ago
The following extracts are from the research paper ‘Trophic rewilding can expand natural climate solutions‘ published in the journal Nature The Paris Climate Agreement is celebrated for spurring the development of climate solutions that would hold global mean temperature rise to 1.5°C. The proposed solutions focus on reaching net-zero fossil fuel CO2 emissions by a ..read more
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Restoring an Irish Atlantic Rainforest
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by admin
8M ago
In May 2009 I sold my small house in Dublin and moved with my family to Beara, one of the peninsulas that extend, finger-like, from southwest Ireland into the Atlantic Ocean. There we bought a 73-acre farm that had been left unused agriculturally for around a century, allowing wild habitats, especially native temperate rainforest, to ..read more
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News on an Emerging Vegan World – Winter 2023
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by admin
8M ago
Lidl announces Price Parity of Vegan Products with Animal Based Counterparts Lidl Germany has announced that almost all of its own brand plant-based food products will be given the same pricing as their meat counterparts, and that these products will be placed in the direct vicinity of their meat products. Lidl operates over 3,250 supermarkets ..read more
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We Need to Stop Experimenting on Animals
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by James O'Donovan
11M ago
Frequently we read headings that report the latest findings in Animal Research such as recent research which was reported on in Science News under the headlines: “Fish can recognize themselves in photos, further evidence they may be self-aware.  Self-awareness may be more widespread among animals than we once thought.” Of course, this is no surprise ..read more
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News on an Emerging Vegan World – Autumn 2023
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by admin
11M ago
Scientists Say Europeans Must Eat “As Little Animal Products as Possible” The European Commission has been told that Europeans should eat “as little animal products as possible” in order to reduce the impact of climate change. The comment was made by Professor Erik Mathijs, chair of the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA ..read more
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Cultivated Meat can now be made with Animal-free Growth Medium
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by Bronwyn Slater
11M ago
Cultivated meat – also called cultured meat, lab-grown meat or cell-based meat – could be a convenient, animal-free and climate-friendly solution to the world’s growing and potentially disastrous appetite for meat. More than 92 billion land animals are slaughtered globally each year.  Apart from the unthinkable suffering they must endure, there is also a high ..read more
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