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Slash Meat Consumption And Support Vaccine Passports To Cut Threat Of Infectious Diseases, Expert Says

A professor in Evolutionary Genetics is calling for an 'urgent' reduction in the reliance on animal protein and more plant-based alternatives

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Slashing meat consumption and supporting vaccine passports could help cut the risk of emerging infectious diseases, according to an expert.

Cock Van Oosterhout is a professor of Evolutionary Genetics at the University of East Anglia. 

His latest paper, published in Virulence, also highlights the level of greenhouse gas emissions caused by animal agriculture, which contributes ‘significantly’ towards global warming. 

‘A significant threat’

“Mass food production has underpinned our ‘ecological success’ but it’s entirely unsustainable based on environmental, ecological, and coevolutionary grounds,” the report reads.

“We urgently need to reduce our reliance on animal protein, in particular the consumption of other mammals…

“The vast amount of antibiotics used to enhance growth and control infections has led to the emergence of new, more virulent, and more resistant microorganisms.

“Given that mammals are phylogenetically closely related to humans, they also pose the most significant threat for the evolution and transmission of zoonotic EIDS.”

Van Oosterhout also calls for more plant-based alternatives to meat. He then says reducing livestock is ‘imperative’ for public and planetary health.

Vaccine passports

Moreover, the report supports the idea of a vaccine passport to help with the gene flow of COVID-19. 

Vaccine passports provide proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recently recovered from COVID-19.

Van Oosterhout says the initiative offers three benefits:

  1. Helping to open up the economy more rapidly.
  2. Protecting lives by reducing the risk of people contracting COVID-19
  3. Shortening the transmission chain, thereby reducing the opportunity for the virus to evolve increased virulence. 

You can read the full report here

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cellisis
cellisis
1 year ago

vax passport is what communist/fascist/anti-literty EU and globalists want to have power over people’s freedom in the world. government and big pharma ‘expert’ certainly says so. PBN should be shamed on promoting such propaganda!

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  cellisis

Plant Based News, is just reporting the news, thank you for your comment

JayVegan
JayVegan
1 year ago

Promoting of vax passports is a contributrion of the removal of human freedoms. I think you should consider removing this article at once if you don’t wish to be been seen as part of the problem…

True vegans focus on walking their talk… That’s why we go cruelty free… We don’t buy products like Nestle that you promote… And we certainly don’t promote or buy into experimental gene therapy shots (The covid “vaccine” doesn’t even meet the CDC’s own definition of a vaccine)… They are not FDA approved, they are still in trials and THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN SAFE OR EFFECTIVE…

They have never isolated Covid-19 as a virus… So how are they able to create a vaccine against it? Well the truth is… They can’t…

MRNA shots alter DNA… Even the inventor of MRNA technology is speaking out against the dangers of these vaccines!

Check this documentary out for truth around this jab: https://www.bitchute.com/video/aLE1WBbUVfYV/

Time to wake up guys…

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  JayVegan

This is a news article stating what an expert said. Not to be read as our opinion.

Thank you for your comment!

Ty Shlackman
Ty Shlackman
11 months ago

Since when is someone’s opinion news? Real news provides facts not opinions. Promoting so called “experts” opinions is propaganda.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
11 months ago
Reply to  Ty Shlackman

This is a news article reporting on Cock Van Oosterhout’s point of view.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
11 months ago
Reply to  Ty Shlackman

This is a news article reporting on Cock Van Oosterhout’s point of view.

Ty Shlackman
Ty Shlackman
11 months ago

Plant based news shouldn’t be promoting geneticists who want people eating GMOs. Geneticists work for Bill Gates and the biotech industry who want people eating fake meat as so called “plant based alternatives” and they also wish to mandate slavery through vaccine passports.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
11 months ago
Reply to  Ty Shlackman

This is in no way a promotion.

Thank you for your comment.

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