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@NDDB_Coop @Dept_of_AHD @Amul_Coop @MotherDairyMilk @NestleMilks @NestleIndia We need this Iodine & Selenium warning on milk packs to educate the public against the #plantbased agenda before the fad comes here in India. I've edited the 3rd pic to show how the warning can be put.
Elimination of animal milk from the diet can significantly reduce iodine intake of a person. Iodine deficiency might not significantly impact the quality of life of a person but if a woman of a child-bearing age is iodine deficient, then she faces a high risk of miscarriage.
At present, the prohibitive cost of plant milks is keeping the out of the hands of maximum consumers in India. Adding the iodine info, will help educate consumers about the importance of animal milk for acquiring iodine through food. Iodine quantity in milk is known to vary.
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Let's review quickly all of the science I've come across in the past week that applies to high-fat ketogenic carnivore type diets.

I'll post the link, an image of the abstract, the title, and some hashtags on each one.

1/n - My public Zotero Database:…
Red and processed meat intakes and cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus: An umbrella systematic review and assessment of causal relations using Bradford Hill’s criteria

"do not support causality"

#T2D #CVD #SystematicReview #RedMeat…
Do #Vegetarian Diets Provide Adequate Nutrient Intake during Complementary Feeding? A Systematic Review

Complementary Feeding is the period when you're weaning a child onto non-breastmilk foods.

TLDR: "Not safe, critical micronutrient deficiency risk"…
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1/n A fascinating article came out this summer that argues for a plant-forward omni diet, and it contains a very inflammatory headline:

"Debunking the #vegan myth: The case for a plant-forward omnivorous whole-foods diet"

Note author Loren Cordain, a paleo proponent Image

The abstract:

"Veganism is without evolutionary precedent in Homo sapiens species. Strict adherence to a #vegan diet causes predictable deficiencies in nutrients including vitamins B12, B2, D, niacin, iron, iodine, zinc, high-quality proteins, omega-3, and calcium."

Let's review the images quickly because they show some of these dangers.

Fig. 1. Hazard ratios for all-cause mortality as calculated by Cox proportional hazards multi-variable regression analysis16. P = 0.082.

All cause mortality for #vegans and vegetarians is higher! Image
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Depuis hier je vois défiler un florilège de clichés sur les #végans.
Un petit thread s'impose ⤵️
1. Les végans n'aiment pas tous le tofu et le tofu n'est en rien indispensable à une alimentation végétale.
2. Pareil pour le quinoa, le boulghour etc...

3. Ce n'est pas indispensable de consommer des produits transformés style steaks végétaux (obession n°2) pour avoir des protéines végétales (aaaah la carence en protéines l'obsession des omnis !), les céréales, les oléagineux et les légumes secs en contiennent.

4. Bio, vegan, sans gluten. Tout cela n'a aucune corrélation 😉.
5. Un.e végan.e qui se rend dans une brasserie pour accompagner des omnivores ne cherche pas à imposer ses choix juste à sociabiliser😅.

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#DHAExpert #MustRead

#Detailed review of recent #evidence

Healthy adults DO NOT need fish🚫🎣 or #DHA💊supps. Focus on⬆️#ALA🌱

Great news for #vegans!

α-linolenic acid interconversion is #sufficient as a source of longer chain ω-3 PUFAs in humans… Image
With regard to trial evid this is a great piece highlighting more controversy: sig results may be due to harm in PLA group

'REDUCE-IT suggested Vascepa could legit'y save lives. If it can’t, that’s more than a scientific scandal; it’s a real, human loss'…
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थोड्याच वेळात सुरू होणाऱ्या वेबीनारमध्ये सहभागी व्हा!

विषय आहे- किशोरवयीन मुलांचे कोविड19 लसीकरण

वक्ते आहेत- डॉ. मृदुला फडके, वरिष्ठ सल्लागार, महाराष्ट्र शासन व @UNICEF बाल आरोग्य तसेच प्रा. प्रवीण कुमार, लेडी हार्डिंज मेडिकल कॉलेज, दिल्ली

#COVID19 #Vaccination

⏰ 11 AM
@UNICEF @BOC_MIB @rajeshtope11 @CMOMaharashtra @goacm @visrane @MoHFW_INDIA @DHS_Goa @MahaDGIPR @MahaHealthIEC @ddsahyadrinews आमच्या यू-ट्यूब वाहिनीवरून आपण यामध्ये सहभागी होऊ शकाल.

तुमचे काही प्रश्न असतील तर नक्की यू-ट्यूबच्या चॅट बॉक्स मध्ये विचारा.


@airnews_mumbai @airnews_nagpur @AirPanaji
@UNICEF @BOC_MIB @rajeshtope11 @CMOMaharashtra @goacm @visrane @MoHFW_INDIA @DHS_Goa @MahaDGIPR @MahaHealthIEC @ddsahyadrinews @airnews_mumbai @airnews_nagpur @AirPanaji सर्व माध्यमातून योग्य माहिती लोकांपर्यंत, पालकांपर्यंत पोहचविण्यासाठी आम्ही पूर्ण प्रयत्न करत आहोत.

किशोरवयीन मुलांसाठी जे लसीकरण सुरू आहे, त्यासंदर्भात पालकांना असलेल्या शंकांचे निरसन व्हावे, हा या वेबिनारचा उद्देश आहे: स्मिता वत्स, अतिरिक्त महासंचालक, पसूका, मुंबई

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Do you eat meat or other animal products?
Should you?

Last month, I defended my PhD thesis about perceptions of vegetarians and vegans (short: veg*ns) in promoting #plantbased diets.

Why did I pursue this topic and what did I discover?
Find out in this #ThesisThread.

Why this topic? The widespread consumption of animal products🥓🥛🍳causes a lot of harm:
🐖billions of animals suffer & die each year
🌍it damages planetary health
💙threatens public health

👨‍🔬To reduce these harms, we can adopt #plantbased diets


📢Calls for change by those who do not eat meat #vegetarians or other animal products #vegans are often challenged by the majority of people who continue to eat meat #omnivores.

❓How can veg*ns attract more omnivores and promote #plantbased diets?

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1/n Am I happy to have been completely exonerated by a 7-month investigation into complaints made against me and the former Vice Chair? And that @TheVeganSociety has issued a public statement to that effect (i.e.…)?

Far from it...
#vegan #vegans #veganism
2/n While @TheVeganSociety proudly tweeted that it had "joined the @CharityAgstHate initiative to challenge posts that incite hate... on #SocialMedia", it took no meaningful action when a disabled Black non-binary trustee was targeted on account of such protected characteristics.
3/n What was this if not a coordinated campaign of racist, transphobic, and ableist bullying against the @TheVeganSociety's youngest voluntary trustee, but which the society (a certain section of Council, in particular) seems willing to ignore?
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Does new study mean #vegans have weak bones? No❌
Does study mean you need meat for healthy bones? No❌

A #thread on #new study:
Vegetarian & vegan diets & risks of total & site-specific fractures: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study…
Main Finding:
Data showed 15 more cases of hip fracture in vegans vs meat eaters per 1000 ppl over a 10 year period

⚠️Consider: All enrolled in the study between 1993-2001, last diet assessment 2010
Why it matters:
1. Much #lower knowledge about veganism 10-15-20 y ago vs today
2. Less awareness re protein, RT/muscle & bone health
3. #PlantBased protein options uncommon in marketplace

Reasons for increased fractures in vegans, *important statement: "Fractures at some sites, especially at the hip, may also be more related to osteoporosis than fractures
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Let’s take a moment to remember the #suffragists who were #vegetarian, a thread. They recognized how oppressions were connected. Some of the information is from my book, The Sexual Politics of Meat now celebrating its 30th anniversary of publication. #suffrage /1
Let’s be clear: Susan B. #Anthony was NOT a vegetarian. She was happy to get to Delmonico’s in Manhattan after staying with the #Grimke sisters, who were. She did attend a vegetarian banquet in 1853, where the toast was to “Total Abstinence, Women’s Rights, & Vegetarianism.” /2
Matilda Joslyn #Gage, a radical activist & co-editor of the 1st 3 volumes of “The History of Woman Suffrage” with Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, was a vegetarian. She was later written out of the history for her radical views. See the work of @Swagner711 /3
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[1/10] C'est en ma qualité de député et d'éleveur que je m'exprime aujourd'hui sur la question du #RIPPourLesAnimaux pour m'ériger contre ses apparentes bonnes intentions qui ne sont, en réalité, que le Cheval de Troie de revendications plus radicales.
[2/10] Nul doute que présenté comme tel, ce #RIP qui propose l'interdiction entre autres, l'abolition de l'élevage en cage, l'interdiction des élevages à fourrure et la fin de l'élevage intensif, n'emporte l'adhésion populaire.
[3/10] Qui derrière ce #RIP ?Hugo Clément, journaliste pro-végan qui a participé à Fort-Boyard qui abrite des 🐯en captivité et que j'ai invité, en vain en Creuse pour lui montrer les réalités du monde agricole ou X.Niel, qui finance des entreprises de viandes alternatives
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For reasons I'm sure made sense at the time, I started sending a coworker random fungus facts every workday morning just as a random interesting thing while we're all self-isolating. Since a few folks on twitter also expressed an interest, I'm going to tweet a few also! 🍄
Disclaimer: although I studied mycology and have an M.Sc in plant pathology, that was a long time ago and I no longer work in the field, so if I contradict a current expert I'm probably wrong. Also, feel free to mute this thread if you hate fungi! 😛
First of all, what are fungi? You may think mushrooms are fungi, and kind of true - in fact, mushrooms are the reproductive body of some (not all) types of fungi, kind of like fruit are the way trees distribute seeds. Many fungi do not make mushrooms.
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This is a second thread for #white #vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. What if white privilege has influenced the way we have framed issues around veganism and animal rights?
This is a part of journal entry from the early 1980s when I was involved in a very difficult battle around integrated housing and racism. I wrote “Racists who do not see that they are being racist. If this is true as a paradigm—racists do not see racism... Image
...what is there about me that is racist but I fail to see it?"
I tried to learn a methodology for confronting that racism that goes unacknowledged: Assume your own ignorance & if you have received feedback that something you said or did or endorsed was racist—hear the critique.
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This thread is for #white #vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. One step is to learn as much as you can about #WhiteSupremacy & #WhitePrivilege. Read! #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Do you know the history of the Civil Rights movement? You could start by reading vol 1 of "America in the King Years," "Parting the Waters" by @taylorbranch.…
@taylorbranch In 1962, the Civil Rights Commission was going to make a very strong statement about racism. Politically, it would be problematic for President Kennedy. JFK was told "It is legal for the police to use dogs." So, turn to "Afro-Dog" next.…
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Hi #vegans, I will not give you concessions until you deal with the white-supremacists and racists in your midst.

The white supremacist vegans believe that my worth is not equal to that of a cow but that the cow has more value because I am not white.
BTW, Eco-fascists who are all white nationalists are also mostly vegans:…
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Je profite de mon insomnie pour vous parlez de ce petit livret qui fait la promesse de vous guider dans un #Careme2019 #vegan #MillionDollarChallenge
[Spoiler] Les #vegan qui ont commis ce guide se foutent complètement du #careme. Vous pouvez lui donner tout les noms que vous voulez, il y a une seule référence à la bible. Ce n'est pas une citation, c'est une paraphrase qui justifie le veganisme.
Mais en voulant faire croire qu'ils ont lu le livre de la genèse ces braves types font une erreur grave, à défaut d'avoir lu la Bible, les catholiques entendent la Bible à la messe et ils savent que Dieu a rendu l'homme maître des animaux. Pas très très #vegan.
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Something I think about a lot is how #veganism interacts with privilege. Veganism for wealthy, white Americans is very different from veganism for other demographics. When communicating your activism, this is such an important aspect to consider regarding your audience.
When you’re poor, yes rice and beans are cheap but that gets exhausting after a while. For many in rural areas, finding options is very limited. It’s an extra weight removing yourself from already small social circles.
I don’t think this justifies killing animals for consumption, but it’s a different narrative from somebody with a reasonable salary in a populated city.
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