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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 17 Jan 2019 07:55 #13023

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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?
By James Gallagher
Health and science correspondent, BBC News


A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet.

Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come.

Their answer - "the planetary health diet" - does not completely banish meat and dairy.

But it requires an enormous shift in what we pile onto our plates and turning to foods that we barely eat.

What changes am I going to have to make?
If you eat meat every day then this is the first biggie. For red meat you're looking at a burger a week or a large steak a month and that's your lot.

You can still have a couple of portions of fish and the same of chicken a week, but plants are where the rest of your protein will need to come from.

The researchers are recommending nuts and a good helping of legumes (that's beans, chickpeas and lentils) every day instead.

There's also a major push on all fruit and veg, which should make up half of every plate of food we eat.

Although there's a cull on "starchy vegetables" such as the humble potato or cassava which is widely eaten in Africa.

So what is the diet in detail?
If you served it all up this is what you are allowed each day:

More Here;
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46865204
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 17 Jan 2019 14:30 #13032

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Here's a similar article, I was wondering if the Powers that be, 'subsidise' these food type (fruit, veg, seeds etc) so that people will buy into this dietary lifestyle. Or will it be the usual in this country to they want to 'Tax' it to death! :angry:

www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/17/seeds-kale-red-meat-once-a-month-diet-save-the-world
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 17 Jan 2019 15:37 #13034

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no subsidiseation dude quite the opisit i have heard talk of a sin tax on meat to encourage us to eat more healthy products :angry:
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 18 Jan 2019 00:35 #13038

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I wonder if the govt is going to make this available down at the foodbanks.

Utter bullocks!
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 18 Jan 2019 07:56 #13039

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As far as Im Concerned im a MEAT Eater, so anyone or anything that thinks im going to Evolve into a
Fruit and Veg eating Rabbit, Watch Out !
I know a couple of Vegetarians, both are obese, of poor Health, and will be lucky to make it past 60,
Man Evolved as Meat Eaters, Simple as. :)
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 18 Jan 2019 12:01 #13050

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If this story is to believed "News reports have claimed that vegans take twice as many sick days as the average worker.". There also would be a decline in the population, due to poor health? :blink:

Still @The-Finnster, you would think that the gov might, help farmers to diversify away from cattle to growing 'legumes'. So pushing down the price of these legumes?

www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/behind-the-headlines/do-vegans-take-more-sick-days
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 18 Jan 2019 13:43 #13055

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its most likely vegans take more days off just because they are soft little snowflakes like the majority of milenials out there with piss poor work ethic's (pot calling the kettle black i know) they get a minnor cold and take a few days off back when i did work i would have to be at deaths door to take a day off
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 21 Jan 2019 00:52 #13118

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There are a few clues to the type of person(s) who have come up with this. The notion of 1 egg for example. Eggs come in packs of 6 (or more), so what do they suggest we do with the other 5 assuming they eat them fresh? Another one is meat. Do they not make meals such as, Hotpot, Stew or Bolognese/casseroles etc where we might eat 2 or 3 portions of that during the week (especially if we live alone)? I reckon these are people who largely eat out and thus have fat wallets telling the rest of us how we should be 'consuming'. Totally with Dude on the affordability angle and yeah I bet it is yet another ruse to whack another tax on us.

Somebody who definitely does eat at restaurants; Nigella Lawson, had more interesting things to say than I expected in what was quite an in depth interview in front of an audience as far as issues covered last April which I think is in a similar context in places. Just short of half way through Nigella touches on things like exploitation, wage levels and slavery as does meat not surprisingly along with Vegans and also touching on stuff that is made in factories that some might otherwise think is healthy. Considering this talk was specifically for the hospitality/culinary arts industry, I will bet there were a few people squirming. Worth a watch for anybody who still likes their food.



I used to eat low fat/fat free stuff all the time for a few years but started reading up a while back and of course no surprise there are artificial ways to make something naturally containing fat to not have any in it such as more sugar which in my opinion is much worse (particularly considering dental matters). I also read about what effect guilt can have on our eating habits and how this can affect us detrimentally from a psychological perspective even helping pile more weight on. I am therefore as usual just a wee bit suspicious. What I have done is cut down portion sizes and this has been a bit of a breakthrough, surely that would be an easier message to get across then take it from there.

And what timing. Is this I wonder a conspiracy with a possible second Scottish Independence referendum looming. Down at Wetherspoons they are officially in Burns 'Week' building up to the big day of haggis lovers around the world on the 25th. Good old fashioned meat and two veg, the British staple for many years. Sorry but I am well past being saved. Had a couple of years meat free back in the late 80s early 90s and I honestly don't think it made any difference. Right at the end of my active sport years so that is when I would have noticed the most as well.
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all? 21 Jan 2019 12:33 #13127

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Has to be Tory idea"eat less save more. :whistle: :evil: "But we will carry on regardless wit our champagne lunches etc... imo.


"El-dudeareno:If this story is to believed "News reports have claimed that vegans take twice as many sick days as the average worker.". There also would be a decline in the population, due to poor health? :blink:"

All for the 1 fish finger a day diet then.Total inspiration for joke shop visits ;) :cheer: = twice as many sick days
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