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1: The V Word- What's It All About?

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WE.ARE.BACK. Hello, lovely listeners, we are so happy to be back with our first episode of Season Two! Thank you to everyone for your messages of support over the last few months and of course for your patience while we took a much needed breather and prepped for 2020. We are officially refreshed and ready to rock! This episode topic was suggested by a number of our listeners so here we are with an entire episode dedicated to...VEGANISM! Although both of us are vegetarians we felt we needed an expert opinion on this topic and enlisted the lovely Evelyn from the VegHuns (for more information check out their instagram @theveghuns). In this episode we talk about veganism reaching mainstream conversation, the journey of going vegan, why we eat meat? and of course, the environmental impact of eating animal products. We loved the chat and learnt so much. For more of the hard hitting facts relating to animal cruelty, we have a 5 minute bonus episode available for you to delve into this if you so wish. A big thank you to our very good friend Pat Kane of Reuzi, (is there an episode where we do not mention this wonder woman? we think not!) who let us record this episode in her gorgeous shop in Foxrock. THANK YOU PAT! We hope you enjoy our first episode back, please do rate and review us on whatever platform you are listening on. We want to reach as many ears as possible this year and those lovely reviews and ratings help us climb the rankings so people can find us more easily, we would really appreciate your help with this! For updates, news and general musings please follow us over on our Instagram @climatequeenspodcast. Thank you for tuning in, Katie & Clodagh SHOW NOTES: -VegHuns Instagram https://www.instagram.com/veghuns/ -Definition of Veganism (from Evelyn) https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/definition-veganism -Historical reference link Eva Batt vegan cookbook soil 1964   https://quotesonslavery.org/2010/04/30/why-veganism/ -Movement Veganuary 400K signed up  https://www.plantbasednews.org/news/veganuary-record-numbers-400000 -Spike of Gamechangers on Google https://www.plantbasednews.org/culture/sign-ups-vegan-challenge-surge-600-the-game-changers -Documentaries:- Cowspiracy https://www.cowspiracy.com -The Gamechangers - https://gamechangersmovie.com -HSE website https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/why-diet-and-nutrition-helps-your-health.html -WHO  https://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/diet/en/ -Animal EAT Lancet Report for plant-based health and sustainability - https://eatforum.org/content/uploads/2019/01/EAT-Lancet_Commission_Summary_Report.pdf -Vegan health: Longer living - https://www.bluezones.com/ (-Plant based diet def: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/plant-based-diet-guide#overview -Supplements: -B12 https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/micronutrients/FNBvol29N2supjun08.pdf -Protein ttps://www.truthordrought.com/soybean-myths -Nutritious November link: Sources of Iron https://www.instagram.com/p/B5hYQ2cHZ44/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link -Bees: http://drbeekeeper.com/2017/03/many-bees-take-produce-teaspoon-honey/ -Biodiversity Crisis Bee Decline : http://sos-bees.org/causes/ -Plant based milk rise:   https://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Managing-Cover-Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition/Text-Version/Nonlegume-Cover-Crops/Oats -IAP report: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/28/global-food-system-is-broken-say-worlds-science-academies -Our world in data food production alone is responsible ¼ worlds green gas emissions: https://ourworldindata.org/food-ghg-emissions -Eco eye, all grain / crops feeding livestock for humans = 4 billion people: https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2020/0204/1113010-what-will-ireland-eat-eco-eye-looks-at-the-future-of-irish-food/ -Soy deforestation 80% fed to livestock https://wwf.panda.org/our_work/food/sustainable_production/soy/ -Lancet medical journal : 20 food scientists- western countries may need to reduce meat consumption by 90% to advert climate crisis: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/meat-consumption-must-drop-by-90-to-avert-climate-crisis-report-warns-1.3760363  -34% Ireland transport  beef & dairy: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/1dee94-agriculture/ -19.5% Electric Cars: https://www.epa.ie/media/Chapter10_Environment_Transport.pdf  -Resource intensive producing animals v’s source food from land, GHG emissions: https://www.epa.ie/media/epa_agriculture_v2.pdf - €5 retailer €5 processor €2 farmer stats where not solid source for this: https://www.beefplan.ie/ -80% Irish beef industry run by 8 families ‘beef barrons’ Larry Goodman https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/beef-barons-worth-over-2billion-34475145.html -10% emissions food from the transport - 80% emission from land use https://ourworldindata.org/environmental-impacts-of-food -Switching vegan can dietary green house gas emissions can be 60-70% lower https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/veganism-environmental-impact-planet-reduced-plant-based-diet-humans-study-a8378631.html -Oat mince https://recipes.oregonlive.com/recipes/veggie-oat-taco-mince -Reducing meat  https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/eat-for-the-planet-meat-and-the-environment/ -Cornucopia Dublin Restaurant https://cornucopia.ie -Happycow https://www.happycow.net -Dublin Vegans Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DublinVegans/ -Carbon footprint food https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46459714 

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