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Vegans and vegetarians get plenty of iron

One of the largest studies of vegetarians and vegans, The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Oxford study, follows the health, diets and lifestyle of thousands of participants over decades. In the results published in 2003, comparing over 33,000 meat-eaters, 18,000 vegetarians and 2,500 vegans, vegans had the highest intake of iron, followed by vegetarians with meat-eaters coming last (Davey et al., 2003). And the results from the next phase of the study published last year showed again that vegans had the highest intake of iron among all diet groups (Sobiecki et al., 2016).

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Did Monsanto Write Malawi’s Seed Policy? — GarryRogers Nature Conservation

”It is a chilling revelation that the seed policy was authored by an ex-Monsanto employee,” said Blessings Chinsinga, Chancellor College professor, when I told him this news. Indeed. It is difficult to imagine a more egregious conflict of interest than allowing a seed company executive to write a government policy that threatens to outlaw farmers’ saving and exchanging of seeds in order to open new markets for his company.

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7 Things It’s Hard For an Animal Lover To Do

Here are a few things it is really hard to do as someone who cares as deeply about animals as they do about humans (or maybe even more!):

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It’s so hard I’m having trouble signing petitions about animal abuse. The images hurt me so much I feel I’m getting scarred for life. And even so it’s far worse for the animals suffering out there. Another thing – it’s very hard to know that most people don’t care at all. None of this bothers them in the least. It’s makes you lose your will to live.

By the way, I’m still having trouble accessing Care2 in Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. I had to use another browser (Seamonkey) to read this article. Does anyone else have this problem?

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Facts about vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also called “cobalamin,” is one of the eight water-soluble vitamins that play a key role in the metabolism of every cell in the human body, and is especially important in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells.

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7 Vegan-Friendly Children’s Books to Share with Your Kids

Bedtime stories get even better when you’re sharing tales of animal friendships.

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I wish there were more vegan-friendly books for everyone, regardless of age. Also, I wish they would be suitable for sensitive people like me, who can’t stand to read about anything sad or gruesome.

Another thing – if you get an error message when you click the link above, try going to the main page and look for the article there. I’m not sure what the problem is.

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Share the Truth About Cats

Misinformation costs millions of cats their lives every year. By educating people on the truth about community cats (also known as feral cats) and combatting the false claims, we can stop the killing.

The facts below call for a world where every cat is valued and protected. A world in which every cat – regardless of whether it lives with people or not – is safe to live its life without threat from humans.

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