By exploring the crucial connection between the current crisis and our animal-based food system, the ProVeg Food & Pandemics Report highlights how our food choices help to create a recipe for zoonotic pandemics.

Our mission to reduce animal consumption and transform the global food system is more relevant than ever – among many other benefits, it is also a risk-prevention strategy for future pandemics. Because in today’s world, eating animals is a high-risk behavior. With your help, we will educate change-makers across the world in order to highlight the clear connection between our outdated food system and the current crisis.

This page will be kept updated with the latest COVID-19 related news from ProVeg International.

How non-communicable diet-related diseases impact pandemics

Statistically, chronic diseases constitute by far the greatest pandemic. And no amount of social distancing can protect us from them.

Communicable food-borne diseases

In this article, we'll take a closer look at the second factor increasing the impact of pandemics – communicable food-borne diseases.

Food-related diseases and factors increasing the impact of pandemics

In addition to the risks of newly emerging pathogens, there are other factors that can further exacerbate the overall impact of zoonotic pandemics.

Zoonotic pandemics in a globalised world

In today’s globalised world, the risk of future zoonotic outbreaks and the severity of their impacts increase with a surge in demand for animal-based products.

How the alternative protein sector is responding to COVID-19

While the pandemic is having a severe impact on the global economy, the alternative protein sector is emerging as a rapidly growing market with skyrocketing plant-based meat sales.

EU must publish Farm To Fork strategy with meat-reduction targets

In the midst of a pandemic, with EU food and agriculture policy at a crossroads, the ambitious ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy is needed more than ever.