Élise Desaulniers

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Élise Desaulniers
Born Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Residence Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education UQAM (B.A., Bachelor in Political Science),
Occupation Author

Elise Desaulniers is the author of the (French-language) books Vache à lait: Dix mythes de l'industrie laitière ("Cash Cow: Ten Myths about the Dairy Industry") [1] and Je mange avec ma tête: Les conséquences de nos choix alimentaires ("I Eat With My Head: The Consequences of Our Dietary Choices").[2] "Cash Cow" will be published in English by Lantern Books in September 2015.[3]

A writer and journalist, Desaulniers is also a vegan and an advocate for animal welfare. Her writings have aroused considerable controversy in Quebec, with its large dairy industry.[4][5][6][7]


2015 - Grand Prix du journalisme indépendant - opinion ou analyse, (Grand Prize of independent journalism, opinion piece)


  1. Elise, Desaulniers (2013) Vache à lait: Dix mythes de l'industrie laitière Editions Stanké, Québec http://www.editions-stanke.com/vache-lait/elise-desaulniers/livre/9782760411043
  2. Elise, Desaulniers (2011) "Je mange avec ma tête: Les conséquences de nos choix alimentaires" Editions Stanké, Québechttp://www.editions-stanke.com/mange-avec-tete/elise-desaulniers/livre/9782760410978
  3. Elise, Desaulniers (2015) "Cash Cow" Lantern Books, New York https://lanternbooks.presswarehouse.com/books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=469183
  4. http://www.ledevoir.com/culture/livres/380710/tempete-dans-un-verre-de-lait
  5. http://www.labibleurbaine.com/«vache-a-lait-–-dix-mythes-de-l’industrie-laitiere»-d’elise-desaulniers-faire-face-a-une-dure-realite/
  6. http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/medium_large/2011-2012/chronique.asp?idChronique=281169
  7. http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2013/05/04/le-lait-une-vache-sacree