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Our Climate Commitment

Our Climate Commitment

Rapid climate change is a global phenomenon caused by the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, animal agriculture, and other human activities. The causes and effects of climate change are global in extent and impact all aspects of our lives—including economic,...

Milk and Osteoporosis: The Calcium Myth

Milk and Osteoporosis: The Calcium Myth

In 2009, I was part of a UCLA study of cyclists and triathletes that looked at how endurance exercise impacted bone density, testosterone, and the production of inflammatory cytokines produced during long, frequent periods of exercise. Some of my cycling teammates...

Dairy-Free in a Day: Toddlers and Kids

Dairy-Free in a Day: Toddlers and Kids

We all know young children can be picky, and feeding them a dairy-free diet may seem restrictive at first. However, there is immense variety in plant-based foods in terms of tastes, textures, and essential nutrients. Give your child a nutritional boost and expand...

What About Soy?

What About Soy?

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and maligned plant proteins is soy. I hear it in the locker room all the time. Men are refusing to eat soy in any form because they fear growing breasts, or they limit their intake of soy milk, tofu, edamame, and tempeh thinking...

Study Finds Dairy (Not Soy) Skyrockets Breast Cancer Risk

Study Finds Dairy (Not Soy) Skyrockets Breast Cancer Risk

If you could reduce your relative breast cancer risk, wouldn’t you do it? A new study claims that women who drink cow's milk could increase their risk of developing breast cancer by up to 80 percent compared to women who drink soy milk. Unbiased by either soy or dairy...

Harvard Researchers Claim Cows’ Milk Is Unnecessary

Harvard Researchers Claim Cows’ Milk Is Unnecessary

Most American adults, and even children, believe they should aim for three servings of dairy a day—thanks to the US Dietary Guidelines. From a young age we are taught to believe that by devoutly consuming dairy on the daily, we will be protected from brittle bones and...

The Honest Truth: An Interview with a Former Dairy Farm Worker

The Honest Truth: An Interview with a Former Dairy Farm Worker

Jackie Norman is a former New Zealand dairy farmworker who now volunteers full-time for the advocacy group, Vegan FTA. In this interview, Norman details her 18-year experience in the farm industry and sends a message to everyone—farmers and advocates alike—that we...

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain is a guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) The first time that I broke my wrist was in a 1983 on-ice collision when I was an 18-year-old hockey player. I broke my thumb near the same wrist a couple of years later in...

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