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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Anna Pippus about the progress being made with the food guide and how it incorporates a more plant-based approach. Anna has been following along and even consulting on the changes happening right now in Canada with regards to the Canadian Food Guide and the Guiding Principles. She fills us in on how these changes are taking place, how it is different from other countries and where the pushback is coming from. She helps clear up the cyber rumors and sets us straight letting us know for sure if the dairy food group is actually going to be eliminated.

We spend some time talking about the connotation for adults and children when foods are called “alternative” and what food taxes are really for. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with some of the advancements you hear about in this episode so share it with your friends near and wide.

Anna Pippus is an animal rights lawyer specializing in laws and policies that impact animals farmed for food. Anna  holds degrees in law from the University of Toronto and psychology from the University of British Columbia. She serves as director of farmed animal advocacy for Animal Justice and strategic advisor for We Animals. Anna frequently speaks and writes about animal rights issues in mainstream media and legal publications. She also talks at universities, bar associations, governmental committees and meetings and community events. Anna is a mother of two and an enthusiastic plant-based cook.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Animal Justice and We Animals
  • Waking up from past food policies
  • Ahead or behind the USA curb?
  • Guiding Principles   
  • “Alternative” foods
  • Will dairy be eliminated?
  • Is this change enough  
  • Will teachers change their ways?
  • How are people going to know the changes?
  • The farm industry the agriculture industry
  • Mindset
  • Food tax


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Anna Pippus: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Canada’s Food Guide – Guiding Principles

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Animal Justice

We Animals


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4 thoughts on “The Food Guide Policy Progress with Anna Pippus – PTP242”
  1. Avatar Donna Hampton Reeves

    Great news that Canada is leading the way. I hope other countries follow suit.

    • Avatar admin

      Definitely agree! Many changes need to happen…Canada’s stepping in the right direction! Thanks for listening to the show!

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