Looks like The Green Blob is using Government to indoctrinate the vegetarian lifestyle…
Dutch officials are urging less consumption of meat and fish in the country’s latest round of dietary guidance.
March 23, 2016
Another Nation Trims Meat From Diet Advice
by Georgina Gustin
Nutrition advisers in the Netherlands took a progressive step this week, one that will likely further stoke conversations about the relationship between a healthy diet and a healthy planet. And their sights are set squarely on meat.
The Netherlands Nutrition Centre says it is recommending people eat just two servings of meat a week, setting an explicit limit on meat consumption for the first time. The recommendations come five years after a government panel weighed the ecological impact of the average Dutch person’s diet, concluding last year that eating less meat is better for human and environmental health.
The Nutrition Centre, a government-funded program responsible for making food-based dietary guidelines, took those conclusions and presented them on Tuesday in its “Wheel of Five”—a graphic distributed to the public, along the lines of the U.S. government’s “MyPlate.”
“The new dietary guidelines are implemented in our new education model … in a way that the total environmental impact of the diet is lower than the current consumption,” explains Corné van Dooren, a sustainable food expert at the center. “We focus on eating a less animal-based and more plant-based diet by the unique advice to consume not more than 500 grams of meat a week.”
Eat a burger, kill the planet and rot in green hell…
Make mine medium rare, please, and a double double with cheese and bacon…
My family is about 1/2 vegetarians, and a few of them are Vegan. I know a lot about vegetarian cooking and dietary needs. It is NOT as easy as just leaving out meat. There are specific dietary needs that crop up, that can only be met with specific (sometimes specialized) foods as you drop out red meat, then fish, then milk and eggs, then go full on vegan. It will not happen by accident that you add in just the right amount of flax meal and seaweed and B vitamins and…
IMHO, advice to go vegetarian without the required “and here is all the biochemistry you need to do it and not damage yourself” verges on the criminal.