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How the Loss of Biodiversity & Ecosystems Increases Pandemic Risk

The emergence of a novel zoonotic disease is a highly complex process, involving many factors. Yet, there is compelling evidence that certain human activities strongly increase the likelihood of such developments…

Cellular Agriculture – 2020 in review

This year marked groundbreaking progress in the cellular-agriculture sector. From investment to regulation to technological progress, here’s a summary of the key aspects of the sector, as they unfolded in 2020. …

Making healthy diets accessible and affordable for all

Unhealthy diets exact a high health cost, cause environmental destruction, increase the risk of pandemic outbreaks and lead to massive greenhouse gas emissions and global food insecurity. Unfortunately, healthy…

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Wild animals as food – increasing the risk of zoonotic pandemics

There is compelling evidence that certain human activities strongly increase the likelihood of zoonotic diseases. In our previous blog, we explored the first factor: the destruction of ecosystems and the loss of…

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Does a plant-based diet really lead to more bone fractures?

During the last week, there have been numerous headlines suggesting that a vegan diet is associated with a higher risk of bone fracture. ProVeg International looks beyond the headlines and provides recommendations…

Non-communicable diet-related diseases – 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. In our previous blog, we explored other communicable food-borne…

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Communicable food-borne diseases – 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. In our previous blog we explored antimicrobial resistance and the…

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ProVeg accredited to Climate Technology Centre and Network

We are very happy to announce that ProVeg has been accepted as a member of the UN Environment Programme’s Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). This marks another important partnership between ProVeg and…

Zoonotic pandemics – viruses, animals, and humans 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. The Food & Pandemics Report directs attention towards…

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Harvard Case Studies Endorse Plant-Based Solutions For Schools and Climate

The Harvard-based Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) is featuring two ProVeg projects, focused on climate-friendly food choices in the school system, in its latest Planetary Health Case Studies anthology. An anthology…

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Jointly-signed letter to UNEP on promoting plant-rich diets for the health of people and the planet

ProVeg International, as part of a coalition of 30 civil society organisations committed to ensuring sustainable, equitable food systems, has sent a jointly-signed letter to the United Nations Environment Programme…

ProVeg US asks President Trump not to keep meat industry afloat

ProVeg US urges Trump to reconsider decision declaring meat processing plants  ‘critical infrastructure’; we want to remind the administration that factory farms are breeding grounds for future pandemics.ProVeg’s…

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