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USA Today Explains Why Veganism Can Save the Planet

Decreasing carbon footprints is attainable through veganism, publication says.

To celebrate Earth Month, USA TODAY College—a partner network with national publication USA TODAY—ran an online feature last Friday detailing four ways in which veganism can have a huge impact of the planet. The piece, written by University of Southern California student Morgan Buckley, explains how decreasing meat consumption has a positive impact on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, land use, water conservation, and waste prevention. “It turns out that eating meat increases your carbon footprint more than driving your car,” Buckley says. The story also details how “animal waste contributes to what is called eutrophication, which is when nitrogen and other toxic chemicals are released into soil.” In addition to the environmental impacts of meat consumption, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reveals that carnivores are twice as likely to have rage disorder.

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$4 Trillion Investor Firm Warns Meat Tax is Inevitable

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Law & Order screenwriter hopes his proposal to feed dogs vegan kibble for optimal health is adopted by shelters across Los Angeles.
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Vegan Cheese Market to Be Worth $4 Million by 2024

Demand for dairy-free cheeses due to health and animal welfare concerns will drive substantial growth in the vegan cheese industry.
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Factory Farm Workers Routinely Denied Bathroom Breaks

Congressional watchdog group US Government Accountability Office releases a report that shows inhumane treatment of workers at factory farms across the country.
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Vegan Ice Cream Brand Raises $4 Million to Expand

Austin-based NadaMoo! secures new funding to help expand the national footprint of its coconut milk-based ice cream.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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