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Milestone moments from 2018

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We’ve come a long way over the past twelve months, and with a new year upon us, thoughts turn to what lies ahead. In 2018, VegFund has supported nearly 1,000 vegan outreach activities spanning more than 45 countries. These activities ranged from film screenings and video outreach to food samplings, medical conferences, research projects, vegan challenges, online veg pledges, and more. Together, let’s surpass this mark in the new year! Of the many fantastic VegFund grantee events that took place in 2018, here are just...

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Inspiring global action to end factory farming

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The big picture In the United States alone, we consume more than 200 pounds of meat per person per year despite the rising trend in plant-based foods and diets. Meat and dairy consumption in developing nations is on the rise with no expectations of abating any time soon. Eating less meat and dairy reduces the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer — and, it decreases our carbon footprint and helps to reduce the suffering of farmed...

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Persistence, positivity, and patience

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The first, annual Reducetarian Summit VegFund sponsored and attended the first-ever Reducetarian Summit last month, held in New York City, May 20 and 21. The Summit was organized by The Reducetarian Foundation and complemented the recently released book, The Reducetarian Solution, by Brian Kateman. The event brought together a global network of perspectives and technologies with the goal of exploring how to create a more equitable, compassionate, and sustainable food system. Some 400 practitioners, students, and the interested public convened at the event. The central...

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