A ‘war on red meat’? No, changes to Australian dietary guidelines are just a sensible response to Earth’s environmental woes

Mon, 25 Mar 2024 19:30:04 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Official dietary advice in Australia is set to warn of the climate impact of
certain foods. The move has raised the ire of farmers, meat producers and
others who branded it “green ideology” and a “war on meat”.

Critics say the The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which
is behind the change, is overreaching and should not expand its remit beyond
providing nutritional advice. We strongly disagree.

Having explored the scientific evidence about the harm food can cause to both
the planet and human health, we firmly believe environmental information about
food choices should be prominent in dietary guidelines.

Human health depends on having a safe, liveable planet and the state of our
planet is inextricably linked to food systems. It’s entirely sensible that
consumers are informed about whether their food choices are sustainable."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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