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Dairy Industry Finally Feels the Pressure

An Associated Press article by Candice Choi describes the dairy industry’s response to growing disillusionment with dairy products (“Milk industry fights ‘anti-dairy folks,’” The Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, 1/27/15). Julia Kadison of the Milk Processor Education Program is quoted as saying that the breaking point came in 2014 “when the British Medical Journal published a study suggesting drinking […]

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Beef industry supporters call the environment an extraneous factor

In an Associated Press article by Mary Clare Jalonick (published in The Corning (NY) Leader on 1/3/15 ) “Beef gets downplayed in new dietary guidelines,” we are warned that we will “be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment”…. and that means a push “for people […]

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George Eisman’s blog: 1 – Eat for good health

George Eisman’s Blog 8/22/14 – Number 1 I have spent my career giving talks about nutrition and the vegan diet: how being vegan, or moving in that direction, helps lower cancer risk, prevents animal suffering, benefits the environment, and helps alleviate food shortages. A few months ago, it was discovered that I had lung cancer […]

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VAVA founder George Eisman interviewed in JVNA newsletter

  VAVA founder George Eisman did an interview with the Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA).  He talks about why he eats a vegan diet, the links between cancer and foods from animal sources, funding of large organizations working on cancer issues, and how he finds free, nutritious food in his back yard! Read the […]

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Meat raises risk of breast cancer

How Much Do Meat, Fish, and Poultry Raise Breast Cancer Risk?  For each serving (3 ½ ounces) eaten on average per day:  Total meat (including fish, chicken, and turkey): Up 31%  Red meat : Up 52%  Processed meat (hot dogs, bologna, etc.): Up 80%  Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 2008. 17: 39-47. Since

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Why Vegan?

Why Vegan? by George Eisman, Registered Dietitian Dec. 15, 2012 Many people ask me why a vegan diet is superior to a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, or a diet that includes “a little fish and chicken”.  I answer that totally plant-based foods carry no cholesterol and no artery-clogging saturated animal fats that are highly-related to increased incidence of […]

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Plant Based Proteins Can Lower Cancer Risk

Evidence that Substituting Plant-Based proteins for animal foods Can Lower Cancer Risk Breast cancer Meat consumption- including poultry and fish – is associated with a significantly higher Breast cancer incidence rate. Each serving eaten per day on average increases risk by about 30%. European Journal of Cancer Prevention (17:39-47) High consumption of dairy products is associated with higher […]

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