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California Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San José) has introduced a resolution encouraging Californians to include more healthy plant-based foods in their diet.

The resolution – ACR 279 – says the current world population is 7.6 billion people, and is projected to grow by 1.1 percent a year, with estimates reaching 8.6 billion people in 2030 and 9.8 billion by 2050. It adds: “Increased plant-based food production helps improve the world’s ability to meet future food supply demands.”

It also outlines the benefits of a vegan diet, saying ‘making plant-based foods the emphasis of one’s diet has been proven to have a positive impact on the environment, individual health, and society as a whole, and all Californians are encouraged to include more plant-based foods in their diet.”

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The Physicians Committee [PCRM] – a nonprofit with 12,000 doctor members – has praised the move.

Director of Nutrition Education, Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., said: “Kudos to Assemblymember Ash Kalra for encouraging Californians to eat more plant-based meals.

“ACR 279 is just the prescription California needs to protect the health of both humans and the environment.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.