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Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by DCUK NewsBot, Jul 17, 2019.
What a load of rot. This country is the archetypal Nanny State.
Could you supply a link, please?
('Reducing UK emissions 2019 Progress Report to Parliament Committee on Climate Change July 2019' talks about aiming for a 20% cut in consumption of beef, lamb and dairy.) https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/reducing-uk-emissions-2019-progress-report-to-parliament/
it all in this report here: https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-conten...and-preparing-for-climate-change-CCC-2018.pdf
There is a discussion in that report of how consumption would change IF the current pattern of consumption changed to that suggested in the Eatwell Guide:-
p32 "Following the guidance would have significant impacts on the average adult diet compared with current eating patterns (Box 2.5): • There would be a large reduction in the consumption of red meat,by 89%for beef and 63% for lamb,together with a 20%decline in dairy products."
That's not the same as saying the CCC recommends it.
The report I linked to quotes one of the longer-term milestones to achieving Net Zero as being a '20% cut in consumption of beef, lamb & dairy'.
The link you provide is a progress report for the last year. It does indeed talk of 20% reduction, but this is in the section setting the priorities for the coming year, with an aside mention for longer term milestones. So is that 20% the target for 2025, or 2030 or 2050? or just what is expected for the coming year. It is an imprecise target over an unspecified period, and since the rest of that document is talking a yearly basis. then I think it will be the target for the coming year or possibly 2 years but not the 30 years we have to meet the zero carb emissions target in 2050
The CCC report 2018 that I posted is the blueprint document and the symmary report does not tell us that any of its targets have been altered or relaxed. If the blueprint is changed then there must be an updated verion or an addenda, which I have not found. The news item I saw on Sky a few days ago was talking about the 2018 targets in the interview with one of the authors. They were discussing how the UK was not yet meeting the targets and that it will need legislation later this year.
It seems the timescale is 18 months
As I understand it, the new Eatwell scheme will be used as the blueprint for the plans for food production and distribution and imports.
Might be a good idea to get Brexit over with before making any plans like that.
Apparently it is called Healthy Start
Great teasing out of the facts ladies and gents.
I think the initiative proposed could work. It kind of does in my local community. We have farmers markets thriving within a quarter to half mile of well known big and mid range supermarkets in Harwich and Manningtree (Essex). There are local allotments in my village, where 2 of my immediate neighbour's rep a good harvest. If I turn left from my home and drive 2 miles straight in either direction I can get potatoes (if I ate that way), 3 places that sell duck and hens eggs, strawaberries and other fruit.
Most cities in the UK have smaller towns and the like on the outskirts with loads of land, could these be the answer similar to where I live in a village? Some supermarket brands pretend to be locally supplied, but we have seen the TV programmes, why can't they strike deals with local farms properly.
All real food protocols such as clean (not judging), carnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan and animal based Keto would / could be satisfied with locally grown and sourced foods. This would mean non ones nose apart from big food, for those who still want to do processed stuff, would be put out of shape.
I give the initiative a thumbs up, if it could be delivered with the above in mind.
Just a thought: many who would need the help to access healthy local produce may not have public transport links to outlying places, or be able to afford to run a car, use a taxi etc etc. for small quantities of foods.
I use my wife's mobility scooter, and I do all our shopping with it. I do live in a small country town, not in the wilderness so sympathise with what is becoming a major social issue
I am suggesting that supermarkets buy in good faith from local producers. The situation with general health I feel is almost at war time levels of urgency. No matter which food "we" settle on the quality has to come back yesterday. Humans are the smartest creatures on the planet, we can't process foods ourselves to health.
The Lidl veg box idea could be extended. For those who don’t know, Lidl has a system where 5kg boxes of fruit and/or veg are put together according to grade of product. Its good to eat but getting near a sell by date. Boxes are put out in the morning, any not sold - at an affordable £1.50 each - by noon are given to various food type charities. OK, it can be a bit hit and miss, but I have used and shared three boxes in a week. Being there’s only two if us, both T2, diet controlled, fruit heavy boxes aren’t the best but sharing with neighbours and family obviously encourages, and we have several vegetarians nearby who’ll take thiings we can’t use with pleasure.
I and friends used to go to the local market near closing time and relieve them of unsold produce. Does'nt work with supermarkets and there have been several cases in our area od prosecutions for dumpster diving outside their back doors.. Apparenlty the food waste is sent for recycling, and the supermarkets make money from that. It used to be the pig farmer who would collect, not now it is all under contract.
Anyway I would rather that the money went to the local suppliers than the supermarkets and Big Biz.
We are starting to see some donations to foodbanks, but there are potential health issues, and the supermarkets do not want to end up being sued.