[Ok-sus] US panel backs low-meat diet for helping planet

Lissa Wohltmann lissa.wohltmann at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 13:46:34 UTC 2015


Well, it's about time. We vegans have known this for years. :-)

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:50 PM, Susie Derichsweiler <
sderichsweiler at cox.net> wrote:

> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31542317
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> US panel backs low-meat diet for helping planet
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>    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five
> years, said a diet high in vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and
> seeds was "more health promoting and is associated with less environmental
> impact'' than the current US diet, which is high in meat.
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>    The report by medical and nutrition experts will be considered in the
> US dietary guidelines which determine school lunches to food package labels.
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>    It is the first time the panel has made a recommendation on the
> environmental impact of a diet.
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> Also covered in the Washington Post
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> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/think-of-earth-not-just-your-stomach-panel-advises/2015/02/19/b3aab734-b876-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html
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> and the Wall Street Journal
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> http://www.wsj.com/articles/diet-experts-push-more-plants-less-meat-in-nod-to-environment-1424368897
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