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Veg Diets for Climate Change

The Veg Climate Alliance issues declaration for diets.

The Veg Climate Alliance has drafted The Cancun Declaration, which calls for a global move to plant-based diets in order to combat climate change. The Veg Climate Alliance plans to present the declaration to world leaders, including the delegates at the UN climate conference in Cancun in December 2010. The declaration cites global meat production as the largest sector responsible for human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, and it urges political and social leaders to promote a public move to plant-based eating. The declaration; which is supported by a number of global vegan, vegetarian, and animal rights groups; also lists the large societal benefits such a move would have, including improved health, less use of land and water, and an overall more sustainable existence.

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Canada's Globally Local will serve vegan versions of Big Macs and Whoppers at its new late-night location.
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H&M Names "Wineleather" a Global Changemaker

Italian company Vegea Vegetal Leather creates vegan materials from grapes left over from the wine industry.
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White Castle Rolls Out New Vegan Black Bean Slider

The tiny sandwich joins White Castle's original veggie slider option as the chain expands its plant-based options.
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Vegan BBQ Turns Into Proper Sit-Down Restaurant

Portland's Homegrown Smoker will bring re-imagined versions of its vegan tempeh Reuben and Shepard's Pie to the St. John's neighborhood this summer.
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Chickpea Startup Gets $8 Million Capital Boost

Plant-protein company Nutriati received a sizable investment from firms in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Virginia to help bring its in-demand products to market.
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