I have been cross and upset over some news reports over the last couple of days...One is Michael Buerk saying that fat people are weak and the NHS shouldn't treat them, and they will die early anyway etc. Well I am obese because the NHS has failed me several times over. Too much to go into on this thread, but the Eatwell plate was not good for me and has exacerbated my health issues. The low fat message was disastrous for me, but I am now eating healthy animal fats and whilst I am still obese, my weight has come down since adopting LCHF. Little by little I am working to put right the ills caused my body by bad science. The other is the news reported today that we are being urged to become vegetarian or vegan to save the planet! Do people really believe these lies that animals are causing global warming? Do they realise that not everyone can eat soya? Please understand I have nothing against folks choosing veganism or vegetarianism as the diet of choice for themselves, everyone has the right to choose what suits them and their health best. But we very soon won't have the choice to eat meat. That is very wrong. https://www.theguardian.com/environ...roduction-key-to-climate-crisis-leaked-report According to the news feeds this morning, it apparently calls on all governments to mandate the global diet within the next 2 years. Last week CNN interviewed the CEO of Impossible Foods, and he stated that it was the company Mission to replace all animal protein by plant based proteins within the next 2 years, so he already knew what the IPCC was going to say. Euronews had a business report that said Beyond Meat was building huge processing plants around the world to meet demand in 2 years time. Now we know why the Amazon rainforest is being deforested and planted with GMO Soy crops. It is not for animal feed since only chickens use it anyway, but to supply the new factories producing veggie burger products and tofu and tempeh etc. Funny how beyond meat do not discuss how soy isolate is made from GMO soy crops, or that barilla and Cargill are directly supporting Monsanto in Brazil where this year deforestation increased by 300% this year, but animal pasture did not increase at all. CNN also hosted a discussion group to discuss agriculture issues and climate change . All 8 of the 'experts' turned out to be committed vegans, and there was not a single meat eater in the studio, but the chairperson did admit to having been a meat eater once. The panel decided that the vegan diet is the most healthy one on the planet anyway without mentioning the deficiencies it has, and they advocated using processed foods like fake meat since the nutrients in them are more readily absorbed by the body than with animal products. No one questioned why vegans blame heme iron for being behind the red meat toxicity claims they state as a cause of colorectal cancer, and yet they are bending over backwards to fill impossible burgers with GMO created heme iron as an added ingredient that will be used to fortify many vegan processed foods. Eh? Cake and eat it time. We are now being fed such blatant lies in the media. We need to stop producing so many goods that we just don't need. Stop aiming for growth in the economy. Growth just means we use up the world resources more quickly, and in doing so add to global warming. None of this has anything to do with cows but everything to do with greed. This is scary. What happens when in 20, 30, 40 years this is proved to be yet more bad science foisted on us by bad people? Unlike the low fat message, we won't all be able to revert to a sensible omnivore diet. Once the cows are dead they remain dead. Gone forever. As I have said before on the forum, although I wouldn't call myself a great meat eater, I would hate to be able not to have the choice to do so. And I love cheese. So maybe I'll just do what Michael Buerk wants and stay fat and die early. Life won't be worth much if we don't have the right to choose our diet for ourselves.