China calls for lower meat consumption

By Mark Godfrey

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 Meat consumption in China has risen in line with the country's booming middle class
Meat consumption in China has risen in line with the country's booming middle class

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Chinese people need to eat less red meat, a leading Chinese government health agency has recommended in a landmark review of the country’s eating habits.

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LESS MEAT GOOD FOR ENVIRONMENT BUT NOT IF IT MEANS MORE CARBOHYDRATE CONSUMPTION

Posted by Richard Wakeford,

Clearly the world needs to moderate meat consumption for environmental reasons, and focus on grass fed rather than corn fed and feed lots. The diet challenge of type 2 diabetes is also an important driver of healthy eating recommendations. So government policies should encourage more vegetable and berry consumption, rather than carbohydrate rich processed food. The trend towards fast food (try looking at the carbohydrate content) and "energy" drinks will prove very costly to national health costs in the longer term.

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