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On the left, pancreas glands are examined as they arrive from the meatpacking house. On the right, the glands are run through grinders before the next step in the process, insulin extraction. Photograph courtesy of “Stories from the National Museum of American History” http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2013/11/two-tons-of-pig-parts-making-insulin-in-the-1920s.html

“GMOs” for the Animals: The case of pig-free insulin

by Juan Drewjn, Vegan GMO Latinoamerica. Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (i.e. glucose) is too high. Type 1 diabetes prevents your body from making insulin. With type 2 diabetes -the most common type- your body doesn’t make or use insulin well. Insulin is a protein that is needed to lower glucose levels […]


Vegans Must March for Science

Science and justice go hand in hand. By Jayson Merkley Director, Vegan GMO If you see veganism as a movement for justice then you better be at the March for Science this weekend. That’s what veganism is for us. Not a weight-loss diet, not a fad, not a marketing gimmick. Veganism is how we express […]

▶ Why I’m a Pro-GMO Vegan (and 9 GMO myths dispelled) – YouTube

I’m a vegan who eats a mostly raw food diet. I also support genetic modification. In this video, I explain the 3 reasons why I advocate for genetically modified organisms and also look at the common claims against gm crops (below): 1: There’s no evidence showing GM crops are safe 2: GM crops cause cancer […]