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More Veg, Please! Is Britain Falling Out of Love With the 'Big Meat' Diet?

Health & Wellness  (tags: More, vegetables, Great Britain, low meat, you gov, eating, health, wellness )

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It seems the tide is turning on Britain's meat-hungry habits. According to a major new survey, we're more aware than ever of the social and environmental benefits of a low-meat diet - and it's changing the way we shop, cook and eat.

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Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:02 pm
Yeah! That's the way to go Britain! Good on you!

Anne P. (245)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:07 am
This is great news. I went vegetarian while living in England in the early 1990s. It was a very supportive environment for my transition.

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:48 pm

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:58 pm
noted & read

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:43 am
It was about time, now maybe the rest of the world can do the same


Victoria Oakey (105)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:38 am
Good news noted. Thank you for the information.

John S. (300)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:02 am
I pay extra for the meat I buy, but I don't see much of a change in the size of the vegetable sections of the stores so I can't say people are eating more vegetables. Of course, in the UK much of the fruits and vegetables are imported, so I can't imagine they are that much better for the environment.

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:48 am
Baby steps.

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday November 11, 2013, 10:36 am
Interesting - thanks

Shanti S. (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:38 pm
Thank you.

Jeanne Rogers (712)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:00 pm
Baby steps are good things!

Dale O. (193)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:47 pm
Many people eat too much meat at one serving, for omnivores it is good to remember that the protein required for meat is the size of a deck of cards. Many people have meat for one meal and have another type of protein for other meals as there are a variety of ways to have protein. There will always be meat for some which won't change but the amount often will.

As for importing veggies, Iceland has a lot of greenhouses and they don't have to import as much in the way of veggies, too bad that many countries can do a similar thing and then we could all buy local for those of us living in really cold climates.

Better yet, ask Nature to invent veggies and plants that grow in cold and freezing climates, that would be amazing. Sigh, only a dream in -30 weather. Plants, why are you so fragile?

Aileen P. (32)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:24 am
Noted, thank you.

Robert O. (12)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:46 am
Thanks Marie.
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