Tag Archives: Eatwell Plate

Little consideration for the environment in dietary guidelines

Only four countries currently include sustainability in their food based dietary guidelines, according to new research published by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN). Plates, Pyramids, Planet evaluates government-issued food guidelines from 83 countries, looking in particular at whether they link to environmental sustainability.

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The power of plant-based protein

Humans need protein in order to survive, but there has to be a change in the way we currently produce and consume it if we are to protect our environment and our health, says Forum for the Future’s Simon Billing. With the launch of the government’s Eatwell Guide last week, protein is once again in…
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Is Britain lagging behind when it comes to sustainable diets?

A growing number of countries are thinking green when it comes to their dietary guidelines, and Britain needs to follow their lead. As world leaders prepare for vitally important climate change negotiations in Paris at the end of the year, it’s good to see countries increasingly recognising the huge impact that our eating habits have for…
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Hard choice to swallow

POLITICIANS FEAR the idea. Environmentalists love it. Consumers don’t understand it. And businesses are beginning to trial it. David Burrows investigates the controversial concept of sustainable diets.   Obesity and diet-related illness are on the increase. Fewer young people are being taught how to cook or grow food. And advertisers are targeting kids with junk…
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