Report out of the UK.
The first official recommendations for a diet that is both healthy and good for the environment are published today, and they are likely to be seen as an assault on the UK’s current food system.
To fight climate change and tackle the growing crisis of diet-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, British consumers must cut down on meat and dairy produce, reduce their intake of processed foods and curb waste.
These are the three priorities identified in a report by the government’s independent advisory body on sustainability, the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC), which calls for radical changes in patterns of consumption.
Well, so I won’t do my usual dance. I’m not going to scream & shout. Not going to call him…. I’m not even going to suggest that we alter our evolution by making non-meat eaters the new meat (kidding…for now).
Funny thing is, the video is really only about half objectionable. He’s got some things right. What he’s got way, way wrong is that this requires more government NOW! What it requires is people getting off their asses (oops)…it requires people taking some responsibility for their own food affairs, getting out to local farms & farmer’s markets, educating themselves, getting to know their food and the good folks who can produce it for them.
Then, tell your family and friends. Problems can melt away. Otherwise, the government strong-armed food system is soon going to resemble the government strong-armed financial system.
And that went well.
(HT: commenter William)