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A vegan diet is one that removes all animal products from their diet and chooses to include only plant-based foods. This means, people following a vegan diet avoid all animal foods such as meat, poultry, fish, seafood, insects, dairy, eggs, and honey...

There are many reasons that someone would choose to follow a vegan diet, but animal cruelty, sustainability and health reasons are most often cited. The number of people following a vegan diet is increasing exponentially around the world. However, not all vegan diets are equal in terms of the nutrients they contain. In fact, it can be challenging for people to meet all your nutrient needs without adequate knowledge, planning and cooking skills.


Is cutting out meat and dairy all I need to do to eat sustainably?

There is so much more you can do to eat sustainably than just cut out animal foods. While decreasing and even cutting out your animal foods is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint, it is not the only thing that contributes to our impact on the climate.

As you may have seen across the Eat Sustainably website, reducing your food waste, choosing less processed foods, and eating mindfully all play a significant part on reducing our overall climate impact. Additionally, we always recommend buying local and seasonal foods - if you're following a vegan diet and consuming a lot of highly processed meat alternatives, this might be one behaviour you could change to further reduce your climate impact. 


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