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  • Càtedra UNESCO de Bioètica
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Avgda. Diagonal 684,
    Facultat de Dret
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
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"It’s Veganuary!"

24.01.2019
nuffieldbioethics.org

It’s Veganuary! The name – which has been hard to avoid anywhere this month – has been coined to inspire individuals to try being vegan for January and indeed for the rest of the year. The charity using the name says that there is ‘a reason for everyone to try vegan’. And that is a great claim. For added to the familiar assertion that we should avoid eating meat to reduce the suffering of animals, are claims that eating meat is bad for us and bad for the planet. For instance, a report published last week in The Lancet urges human beings to adopt a healthy diet that will at the same time safeguard a healthy planet. This diet – spelled out for the first time and based on current scientific evidence – would consist largely of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and nuts – and  would dramatically reduce the consumption of ‘unhealthy’ red meat.