Many of us woke up on Thursday to an amazing expose in the national news – that dogs fed a vegan diet were healthier than those fed a “conventional meat based” diet. It was in a peer reviewed journal, and it all sounded very scientific and like a genuine breakthrough. But there were a couple of things in these reports that did not sound quite right – firstly, science is a process (which is why the whole “follow the science” thing is not as black and white as many would have us believe) . And secondly, it’s a process that requires challenge. What were the weaknesses in the study? What other factors could have led to these results? And could the data be interpreted in any other way?
Pet food company Sunshine Mills has faced lots of controversy in the past few years after several recalls occurred. Since an FDA warning in 2019, they’ve had at least five recalls, several of which involved elevated levels of aflatoxin. The FDA has given Sunshine Mills plenty of opportunities to address these issues, but they’re still … Read more