Mental health / Food addiction: the drugs in our pantries
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‍‍‍‍‍‍Conference / Veg and Vines: New Zealand's first plant-based nutrition conference
"Learn about the evidence for a plant-based diet, prevention programmes in the NZ public health system, how this fits with the traditional Maori diet, clinican and patient experiences, and more." Conference held in Gisborne on the 19-20th of January 2018.

Documentary / 'The Kiwi Whole Foods Plant Based Doco'
Auckland-based producer Grant Dixon is busy working on a New Zealand-based documentary on whole foods plant-based eating.

‍‍‍'Find your groove' / Nike's new (plant-based) commercial featuring Kyrie Irving
Watch Kyrie Irving show off his new line of sneakers, while advocating for a plant-based diet:
NFL star Rob Gronkowski: "how'd you do that?"
NBA star Kyrie Irving: "Simple. Plant-based diet."

‍‍‍‍‍‍Conference / Veg and Vines: New Zealand's first plant-based nutrition conference
"Learn about the evidence for a plant-based diet, prevention programmes in the NZ public health system, how this fits with the traditional Maori diet, clinican and patient experiences, and more." Conference to be held in Gisborne on the 19-20th of January 2018.

‍‍‍Grocery Shopping ‍‍‍/ A guide to food label reading

Whole foods ‍‍‍‍‍‍/ Are all plant-based diets equally healthy?

‍‍‍‍‍‍Sustainability‍‍‍‍‍‍/ First Do No Harm: The Health Sector's Dirty Secret

‍‍‍Sustainability‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍/ First Do No Harm: The Health Sector's Dirty Secret

‍‍‍Sustainability ‍‍‍/ First Do No Harm: The Health Sector's Dirty Secret

‍‍‍‍‍‍Dietary Guidelines / Canada's Food Guide: a revamp for the ages
‍‍‍It’s easy to imagine making bad choices, food-wise, in today’s world. Most of us are..‍‍‍

Food security / Is climate change making plant foods less healthy?
We know that climate change alters plant-ecosystem interactions, and...

Sustainability/ First Do No Harm: The Health Sector's Dirty Secret
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Vascular health / Heart disease begins during childhood
It’s easy to imagine making bad choices, food-wise, in today’s world. Most of us are caught up in eating behaviour that is detrimental to

Grant Schofield Part 1. / ‍‍‍A case of New Zealand clim‍‍‍ate misinformation
It’s easy to imagine making bad choices, food-wise, in today’s world. Most of us are caught up in eating behaviour that is detrimental to our.

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Food security/ I‍‍‍s climate change making plant foods less heal‍‍‍thy?
It’s easy to imagine making bad choices, food-wise, in today’s world. Most of us are caught up in eating behaviour that is detrimental to our health.

Sustainability / The Anthropocene, Planetary Boundaries & Eat-Lancet

Grant Schofield Part 2./ LCHF and climate misinformation
‍‍‍It’s easy to imagine making bad choices, food-wise, in today’s world‍‍‍. Most of us are caught up in eating behaviour that is

Sustainability / Grass-fed beef is not the solution: it's the problem

Social determinants / A basic income policy- the case for NZ and beyond

‍‍‍‍‍‍Health care / First Do No Harm: The Health Sector's Dirty Secret

Plastic / An environmental crisis spiralling out of control

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Research

‍‍‍‍‍‍Type-2 Diabetes /‍‍ "...a low-fat plant-based diet is the only diet with documented angiographic evidence of coronary atherosclerosis regression and arrest of coronary artery disease, especially when combined with exercise and stress management."

New Zealand Study /‍‍ "To the best of our knowledge, this research has achieved greater weight loss at 6 and 12 months than any other trial that does not limit energy intake or mandate regular exercise."

Reports

Vivid Economics / ‍‍‍"It is possible for New Zealand to move onto a pathway consistent with domestic net zero emissions in the second half of the century, but only if it alters‍‍‍ its land-use patterns."

WWF / ‍‍‍"The most effective mitigation options are to lower amounts of beef and lamb in the diet: both have a high carbon footprint due to the methane emitted during the animals’ enteric fermentation of feed."‍‍‍

Food Climate Research Network / ‍‍‍"There is increasingly robust evidence to suggest that dietary patterns that have low environmental impacts can also be consistent with good health – that win-wins are possible, if not inevitable."‍‍‍

Feature Articles- PBLI

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‍‍‍‍‍‍Clean eating/ Are organic foods our best bet?
It is well recognised that different food production...

Societal change / The triple benefit of plant-based living
What if the world went plant-based? how many lives could be spared, how much...

Diabetes series / Part 1. What is diabetes and how do I reduce my risk?
Conditions of overweight and obesity represent the main modifiable risk factor for type-2 diabetes.‍‍‍

Latest Article /
NZ Medical Assurance Society's recent article on a 'plant-based future' is well-intentioned, but confusing...

Video‍‍‍

A Radical New Sharing Economy/ In this Vice documentary, Jeremy  Rifkin, a well-known economist and social theorist (who also happens to be a long-time vegetarian), discusses the path to what could be the world's third great industrial revolution- a society fuelled by renewable energy and sustainable agriculture.

Reinventing the Plastic Bottle/ A panel discussion on how best to approach the plastic crisis, hosted by the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House, London. Experts discuss problems created by single-use plastics, and potential‍‍‍ solutions that centre around technological advances.

Social determinants / A basic income to fight household food insecurity
A basic income guarantee (B.I.G.) would be an effective policy intervention to reduce household food insecurity among those most vulnerable to this problem.

Marketing tactics / How food, beverage, alcohol and gambling industries work to create confusion
‍‍‍Unhealthy commodity industries create unhealthy products for our consumption- these may include food, drinks, cigarettes,‍‍‍ or other substances. These industries and organisations ultimately end up contributing to poor societal health.

Meat-free‍ / Giving up animal products is the most effective way to protect the planet
Eating more plants and fewer animal products is the best thing one can do for the planet– that is according to one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses conducted to date.

Climate disease / Thunderstorm asthma:pollen, allergies, and extreme weather in our changing world