Ask Boris Johnson to switch to a vegan diet

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Ask Boris Johnson to go vegan for the health of the nation

We’re calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his fiancé Carrie Symonds and their son Wilfred to go vegan – in a move that would encourage the nation to opt for a healthy vegan diet. This has been proven to minimise the risk of certain diseases and the impact of underlying illnesses on Covid-19 – as well as being the only sustainable choice for the planet. 

The campaign is being spearheaded by Dr Laura Freeman and Dr Shireen Kassam, co-founders of Plant Based Health Online – who want the PM to understand the importance of a healthy plant-based diet for human, public and planetary health, which would in turn provide cost-saving benefits to the NHS. This would also tie in with the government’s 10-point plan, which lays out measures to scale up the nation’s climate ambition, as well as a new obesity strategy to improve the overall health of the UK population.

A healthy vegan diet, alongside lifestyle medicine – which also includes a focus on exercise, stress management and restorative sleep – can prevent and help treat the majority of chronic conditions affecting people in the UK, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and certain cancers. It has also been proven to reduce carbon footprint and water usage, with the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation estimating that the animal agriculture industry generates nearly one fifth of human made greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, a plant-based diet is healthy at all stages of life, including for young children – meaning Wilfred could join his parents. 

According to The Vegan Society, if the world turned vegan in 2021, around eight million human lives could be saved by 2050, while preventing climate change damages of £1.5 trillion. 

Please sign and share this petition to help improve the health of our nation and of the planet. 

 "If we all do our bit, we can reduce our health risks and protect ourselves against coronavirus - as well as taking pressure off the NHS." – Boris Johnson


"We were inspired by the JIVINITI Coalition in the U.S. who have launched an Open Letter calling upon the Biden-Harris administration to deindustrialize animal production, issue plant-based nutrition guidance and adopt cruelty-free, human biology-based medical research. The coalition is also petitioning Vice President Kamala Harris to go vegan for public health and planetary health, and be a role model to millions of women, especially women of color, around the world.  Plant Based Health Professionals and Plant Based Health Online are proud to support this campaign. You can sign the #plantpoweredkamala petition here and watch a special Public Service Announcement Video here

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