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Seeds of possibility: why are the crops used in the Smart Protein project so promising?

Four crops for the future – the Smart Protein project is creating the next generation of plant-based-food-alternatives.

Legumes – which include lentils, chickpeas, and fava beans – are high in protein, packed with fibre, and rich in other nutrients such as iron, folate, and magnesium.¹ It’s little wonder then, that after a long decline in per-capita consumption, we are slowly rediscovering these little superfoods.² Not only can they play the role of a staple food in a healthy, well-balanced diet, but they offer a healthy and natural plant-based alternative to meat while putting less strain on the environment³ and reducing the consumption of animal-based products. Quinoa, on the other hand, has been rapidly gaining popularity over the last few years and rightly so: this pseudocereal is incredibly delicious and healthy. It contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it a high-quality-protein source while also providing valuable nutrients such as magnesium, phosphorus, and B-vitamins.¹ ⁴

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ProVeg Workshop at UNEA-6

What is UNEA-6 and why is ProVeg going?

ProVeg will participate in the sixth session of the United National Environmental Assembly, marking the third time our UN Advocacy team will be represented.

Cat and dog in grass

Can you feed your dog or cat a plant-based diet?

Recent research suggests that there is little evidence of negative health outcomes in dogs and cats that are fed nutritionally complete plant-based diets.

Looking back on COP28 and forward to COP29

The UN Advocacy Team at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) Now that all the dust has…

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