Dr. Tushar Mehta

Dr. Tushar Mehta

Family and Emergency physician

Dr. Tushar Mehta completed medical school and residency at the University of Toronto, Canada. Currently, he practices Emergency Medicine and has also spent many years practicing Family Medicine and Addictions Medicine. Dr. Mehta also participates in international health projects, volunteering on a yearly basis in rural india, and more recently in Haiti.

Over the past five years, Dr. Mehta has taken a strong interest in the medical evidence regarding plant based diet and health. He is also an educator about environmental issues, including the ecological impact of animal versus plant foods.


15:00 - 15:45

How to optimize a vegan diet - The Medical Evidence

How do we optimize and personalize our vegan diet?  Let’s review the diseases prevented by plant diet, discuss issues such as vegan protein, healthy fats, vitamin B12, and even being under or over weight as a vegan.  We will also bust a few common myths about soy and grains.

Vegan Health Summit full timetable

1:00pm - 1:45pm

An open conversation with Joshua Katcher, Dr. Tushar Mehta, and Brenda Sanders

This is an informal discussion among three key activists with tremendously diverse experiences that inform their perspectives on veganism and animal rights. 

Environment & Food Sustainability Summit (Sunday only) full timetable

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Easy Veganism panel - Health Professionals

A panel of health experts will discuss some of the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle in this informal session.

Auditorium full timetable

3:00pm - 3:45pm

The Environmental Impact of Animal Agriculture

Why is animal agriculture fundamentally inefficient, and why does it have a massive global environmental impact?  Let’s go over the practical science of animal based foods how they consume more land, water, and carbon to produce.  Consequently, how does animal agriculture affect biodiversity for plant and animal species around the world, as well as the food security of all humanity. We will also discuss the inter-related factors of human population growth and consumption.  

In this lecture we will review the principles hi-lighted in movies like Cowspiracy, and where you can look up the same data for yourself! 

Environment & Food Sustainability Summit (Sunday only) full timetable