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· Vegan study an opportunity for Australia’s meat industry: Katter
… a new study by the University College of London that found vegan diets are leading to children growing up shorter and with less bone minerals…
· I'm Raising My Kids on a Plant-Based Diet for Their Future
… runoff from industrial animal farms contaminates waterways, which can affect ecosystem health and the safety of the water we drink…
Vegan study an opportunity for Australia’s meat industry: Katter
Source: Katter Australia Party
via Beef Central (AU) - 08/06/2021
FEDERAL MP for the North Queensland electorate of Kennedy, Bob Katter, says a new study by the University College of London that found vegan diets are leading to children growing up shorter and with less bone minerals, should be utilised by Australia’s meat industries to aggressively market its top-quality products around the world.
“The UK has recently left Europe’s common market, and the VIP nations (Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines) are on our doorstep but have been seriously neglected by Australia in terms of trade,” Mr Katter said.
“This study backs up what I’ve been curious about for years, and it speak for itself really. Meat is important for good health and people should seriously reflect on what makes a good diet.
“The beef industry and other similar industries must take this information and use it to promote our beef, chicken, lamb, pork, goat etc. to new and emerging markets.
“There’s been a huge amount of beef going into the advanced Asian countries, but we’ve badly let down our VIP neighbours, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.”
Mr Katter believes opportunities exist to better market meat and a balanced diet within Australia...
I'm Raising My Kids on a Plant-Based Diet for Their Future
Written by Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD
Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo LDN, R.D.
via Healthline - June 8, 2021
When I was 26, I had a humbling moment that would change my life’s trajectory.
I was writing my master’s thesis on the environmental impacts of the standard American diet when I suddenly realized that my food choices didn’t reflect my personal ethics or values.
This was particularly ironic because I’m a dietitian — someone who had dedicated herself to teaching others about the importance of nutrition.
Through my research, I became uncomfortably aware of social, ethical, and environmental issues that I had never considered. What stood out to me was how interconnected our everyday food choices are with all other life on the planet.
For example, I learned how runoff from industrial animal farms contaminates waterways, which can affect ecosystem health and the safety of the water we drink. I also learned that we could address world hunger more effectively by feeding crops to people rather than livestock.
Through my food choices, I was supporting industrial animal agriculture while calling myself an environmentalist or an animal lover. This cognitive dissonance was a perfect illustration of the disconnect between people and the food they eat.
The food on my plate affected the entire world — and not in a good way. So, over several months, I transitioned from a meat-heavy Western diet to a predominantly whole-foods, plant-based eating pattern.
When I had kids, I decided to raise them on a plant-based diet from the start...