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Vegan program

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Joshua McConnell

on 26 July 2013

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Transcript of Vegan program

Why Veganism?
How to be Vegan?
Where to Eat Vegan?
Ethical Concerns
Veganism is not
a religion
Perception of Vegans
What is a Vegan?
The practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet. A person who practices veganism is called a vegan.
The third question
asked on Google
For Your Health
For the Health of Animals
For the Health of our Country and the Planet

Dietary Vegans
Ethical Vegans
We are also called strict vegetarians
No meat, fish, eggs, dairy products,
and sometimes honey.
In addition to the dietary restrictions no wool, leather, down feathers, fur, silk, products tested on animals, etc.
Veganism is about doing the best you can
to reduce suffering and to live a healthy and sustainable life. It's okay to slip up.
Animals are sentient,
intelligent creatures with
feelings, should have rights,
and should be treated with dignity
Factory Farming is
cruel and inhumane to both the workers and animals
Health Concerns
Excessive use of
antibiotics in animals
A vegan diet is a healthier diet
Growth hormones and other chemicals, What's in your meat?
..."Substantial evidence from epidemiological studies shows that consumption of meat, particularly red meat, is associated with increased risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and certain cancers..."
-From the Archives of the Journal of Internal Medicine
What about protein?
Vegetable and Non-animal sources of protein
There are lots of
Just the tip of the iceberg
Hemp protein
Seeds and nuts
Beans and lentils
Soy protein
Dark green veggies
In this country, roughly 29 million pounds of antibiotics -- about 80 percent of the nation's antibiotics use in total -- are added to animal feed every year, mainly to speed livestock growth. This widespread use of antibiotics on animals contributes to the rise of resistant bacteria, making it harder to treat human illnesses.
From the Natural Resources Defense Council
From the documentary Food Inc. (2008)
By switching to a vegetarian diet you can save as many as 100 animals from slaughter every year.
From PETA www.peta.com
Milk and dairy products in the US have rBGH or genetically modified bovine growth hormone which has been banned in Europe and Canada because it has been linked to cancer
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that confined animals generate three times more raw waste than humans in the United States.
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Manure lagoons
The China Study
The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted.
The study lasted 20 years and it examined the mortality rate for 48 forms of cancer and other chronic diseases.
The study found a substantial link between a diet rich in meat and dairy and these diseases.
From the book "the China Study"
Factory Farming
A significant amount of Amazon deforestation is caused by the demand for more cattle pasture.
Every minute the equivalent of 7 football fields of land are clear cut for cattle grazing.

Cattle farming produces more greenhouse gasses than cars.
From the UN News Centre
Using land and water for cattle is an inefficient use of resources
Vegan Food!
Veggie burgers!
chips and salsa!
Veggie subs!
Raising animals for food uses up 30% of the earth's land mass.
"It takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from plant protein." - PETA.com
-According to the UN and Smithsonian Institute.
Pink Slime
Meat Glue
Thank you!
Please enjoy a sample
By Josh McConnell
Thinking about becoming
It's Patriotic!
The Long Term National Debt Problem
Economists Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H.Topel estimated that curtailing heart disease could save the nation in the long run $48 Trillion.
It's estimated that half of medicare expenses are related to heart disease
Bad Diet
Makes People Sick
When sick people turn 65
They're eligible for medicare
Sick People Cost
Put another way...
What about ice cream, chocolate, cheesy pizza, steak, and chicken wings!?
There are substitutes for all of those things....
Even Thanksgiving dinner...
Additional Resources
Food Inc.
Forks Over Knives
Nearly half of the meat and poultry samples -- 47 percent -- were contaminated with S. aureus, and more than half of those bacteria -- 52 percent -- were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics, according to the study published April 15 (2011) in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
States with the highest rate of obesity

Take your B-12
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