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Current Research Projects

VEGA provides support,
and occasionally funding, for research projects (projects with no animals or animal suffering involved only) at universities and hospitals. Research topics include:

  1. The GI diet, iodine and selenium status of vegetarians

  2. Finding practicable alternatives to the live/deadstock industry

  3. Investigations of the dairy/beef/veal business

  4. University food connected to farming, health (including welfare) and environmental issues

The epidemiological studies
we have been and are involved in represent one of the best ways of avoiding experimentation on animals.

Past Research Projects

  1. We have funded research projects on the effects of calf separation from its dam (see our press release - New Scientific Report Dams Routine Practices in the Dairy/Beef/Veal Industry) and the marketing and pre-slaughter treatment of cattle (awaiting publication).

  2. VEGA has recruited volunteers and funded research on the iodine and selenium status of vegetarians. These are trace elements that could be lacking in the average vegan diet. Iodine is present in sea vegetables and VEGA is currently pushing for iodine to be included on the nutritional information provided on packaging.

  3. The Future of Farming and Food - The Curry Commission
    VEGA's submission to the government's Commission on the Future of Farming and Food (now known as the Curry Commission) outlines our views on policy reforms needed to improve human health, animal welfare, and the environment.

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