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Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign News

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Stewart Rose gives presentation to Resident Physicians at Tacoma General Hospital

The Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign encourages medical schools to include the health benefits of a plant-based diet in their curricula, and for practicing doctors to prescribe a plant-based diet to prevent and treat disease where appropriate.

We’re happy to tell you about our latest Campaign event. Last month, we gave a presentation on the “Prevention and Treatment of Disease with a Plant-Based Diet” to Family Medicine Resident Physicians at Tacoma General Hospital. The doctors all seemed very interested. When we asked them at the end if they thought that the prevention and treatment of disease with a plant-based diet should have been part of their formal education almost every hand went up. Read more

Taking our environmental message to the schools

Stewart gives Enviro class in VancouverStudents aren’t learning what they need and want to know from their high school environmental science curriculum. The massive impact that raising meat has on the environment is either totally missing, or gets only passing mention in the classrooms and textbooks.

We’ve had many requests from both students and teachers for lectures and ancillary materials suitable for classes given to high school seniors. We answered the call with a presentation and background materials that covers important environmental topics such the impact of raising meat on global warming, water pollution, soil erosion and ecological destruction. We’ve developed both 60 and 90 minute presentations and have been giving them to some regional high schools over the past year, to an enthusiastic reception.

If you’re a student or a teacher, and would like us to give this presentation at your school or college, please let us know. The environmental case for considering going veg is very compelling. To learn a little more about the impact of raising meat on the environment yourself, see our newly updated Eating Green brochure.