"Governments’ Dietary Guidelines Are Harming The Planet, Study Finds"

"Across the world, failure of official advice to provide sustainable, healthy diets is shocking, say scientists"

"Official dietary advice across the world is harming both the environment and people’s health, according to scientists who have carried out the most comprehensive assessment of national dietary guidelines to date.

Food is responsible for a quarter of the emissions driving the climate crisis and millions of early deaths. The analysis assessed all available dietary guidelines, covering 85 countries and every region of the world. The researchers said governments’ failure to help people eat good diets was “shocking”.

In every country studied, the study found the diets people are eating today contain more red and processed meat than recommended by national or World Health Organization guidelines, and too little fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains in all but a few countries."

Damian Carrington reports for the Guardian July 15, 2020.

Source: Guardian, 07/16/2020