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The evidence on plant-based diets

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Why do different cultures adopt vegetarian diets? Are they healthier and better for the environment? Should we all eat more vegetarian meals? This week’s pick presents evidence on plant-based diets and discusses some of the implications of adopting them.

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