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lture System for Australia Vegan Australia Transition Principles This study uses sound economics and agricultural and environmental science to outline the transition and the changes in land use and agriculture are guided by the following principles. 

There should be no negative effects on the availability of food (locally or for export) to provide for a healthy population. The changes will result in different food types being available, but the consumption levels for all essential macro and micro nutrients should be maintained or enhanced.  The changes should maintain or improve current living standards.  Costs, including monetary and externalities such as environmental costs, should not be deferred to future generations.  The changes should protect the state of the environment and maintain food and water security.  Any economic and employment impacts should be minimised and alternatives investigated.  Where economic and employment impacts are unavoidable, the costs of these must be met by society in general and not left to landholders and workers to bear. No individual should be disadvantaged.  Consumers respond to changes in social attitudes and economic conditions, reflecting cultural changes, changing attitudes to eating meat as well as price fluctuations.  Rural Australians will play a crucial role in the transition to a productive, healthy, ethical, ecological land management approach and accurate valuation of ecosystem services and innovative financial incentives will be required to enable them to restore and strengthen vital ecosystem services. Shared responsibility will be crucial to ensure fairness. Moving to an animal-free agricultural system will result in significant changes to large areas of Australia, potentially impacting the lives and livelihood of a number of people. The changes will result in major benefits to the environment and climate and these benefits will be shared by all Australians. To ensure that rural Australians are not asked to shoulder this burden by themselves, the economic costs of these changes must be shared by society. Land use

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Vegan Sustainability Magazine - Spring 2017  

A free, online, quarterly magazine for vegans as well as non-vegans worldwide who are interested in the Environment and Sustainability.

Vegan Sustainability Magazine - Spring 2017  

A free, online, quarterly magazine for vegans as well as non-vegans worldwide who are interested in the Environment and Sustainability.

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