Three more vegan food items to entice people to switch

October 2019—This article collects astounding statistics about the effects of eating animal products on the environment and our health. For example,

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinctionocean dead zoneswater pollution and habitat destruction (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, aka FAO).

One serving of processed meat per day increased risk of developing diabetes by 51 percent, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 

Eating one egg per day is just as bad as smoking 5 cigarettes per day for carotid artery plaque buildup ( 

Countries with the highest rates of dairy consumption have the highest rates of osteoporosis, according to a medical study published by the Indian Journal of Orthopedics.

Then it offers three new vegan start ups offering enticing alternatives:

Mikoko’s—vegan cheeses made with traditional methods

Igzu—Bamboo tea. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant and requires no irrigation or pesticides.

Uala—‘energy cups,’ a yogurt alternative made from purple sweet potatoes loaded with micronutrients

Darcy HitchcockVegan