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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.

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On MAS /

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

While the 4-page spread features some discussion with NZ physicians about how more and more people are becoming interested in this eating pattern, the overall message is uncertain, and even troubling at times.

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Lead up to COP24 / Broken food system 'failing humanity' and accelerating climate change

Emissions Gap Report /
Global ambition to curb the climate crisis only one-fifth of what is necessary to stay within 1.5 degrees

Cobenefits of change / The triple benefit of plant-based living: health, environment, & economy

The Lancet / Prestigious medical journal says: "We need to talk about meat."

Industry influence / How food, beverage, alcohol and gambling industries work to create confusion

Organic food / 'Clean eating': Are organic foods our best bet?

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Kiwi plant-based doctor, Mark Craig, says lifestyle therapies are the way forward

"Money talks, and there's very little money in promoting eating brocoli or going for a walk, despite them being much more effective."

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Big Food /
The Powers That Be: What's Preventing the Great Inter-generational Food Transformation?
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EAT-Lancet /

Eating in the Anthropocene: The need for a radical 'Global Food Transition'

A landmark report has been released that outlines how to achieve healthy and sustainable eating patterns for a future global population of 10 billion.

Food procurement /

Revised govt. procurement rules must consider food-system sustainability: Our submission

The New Zealand government's procurement rules are being revised for the first time since their inception in 2013.

The global syndemic /

Interlinked triple pandemics of obesity, undernutrition & climate change pose grave threat to humanity

The health and climate crises are underpinned by many of the same systemic drivers.

Sustainable guidelines /
Which countries include sustainability in their dietary guidelines?

Dietary guidelines /
Canada's new plant-focussed Food Guide ditches the dairy

The sixth extinction /
Biodiversity in Crisis: Agriculture & Over-Exploitation the Biggest Threats

Climate policy /

New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill must be stronger on methane:Our Submission

Proposed methane targets are inadequate and pose too great of a risk. New Zealand must show leadership on the international stage.

Land use /

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on climate change and land

The world body responsible for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options, has released its 2019 Special Report on Climate Change and Land.

Kiwi doco /

Grant Dixon discusses his feature length documentary: The Big Fat Lie

We catch up with New Zealand documentarian Grant Dixon after the Dunedin premiere of his new film, The Big FAT Lie.

Sustainable Healthcare /

Dietitians NZ gets it wrong on Ministry-led guideline to reduce meat and dairy in hospitals

The organisation has come under fire for their recent dismissal of new Ministry of Health-led recommendations to reduce the amount of meat and dairy being served in NZ hospitals.

Medical Education /

New Systematic Review shows medical students are not supported to provide effective nutrition care

According to a brand new systematic review of 24 studies published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal, medical students around the world lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide high-quality and effective nutritional care to patients.

Photo collection /

Images from our local climate strike: Dunedin, New Zealand (Sept 27th 2019)

This past week we took part in the Dunedin Climate Strike, which drew a large crowd of all ages. The energy was great!

Before the Select Committee /

Oral submission on the Zero Carbon Bill: Methane targets rely on technologies that 'have limited realistic potential'

This post is a transcript of our oral submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which we delivered to members of the select committee on September 9th, 2019.

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Oral submission on the Zero Carbon Bill: Methane targets rely on technologies that 'have limited realistic potential'

The organisation has come under fire for their recent dismissal of new Ministry of Health-led recommendations to reduce the amount of meat and dairy being served in NZ hospitals.