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Sense about science

We hear daily claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve education, cut crime, treat disease or improve agriculture. Some are based on reliable evidence and scientific fact - while others are not.

Sense About Science is a proactive charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion. With a database of over 6,000 scientists, from Nobel prize winners to postdocs and PhD students, they work in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions about science and evidence.

The Vegan Society prides itself in being an evidence-based organisation with an active Research Advisory Committee. Our policy work is guided by accurate information based on the latest scientific evidence and research. We have many values in common with Sense About Science and are therefore proud to be part of their Ask for Evidence campaign. The Vegan Society enthusiastically supports evidence-based claims in the media and public discussion, particularly on issues such as health and nutrition, food security and climate change.