23 Feb 2011

A menu for health and the planet

Scientists from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at Aberdeen University have produced a report of the ideal diet to balance healthy eating with sustainable food. Certainly eating to tackle climate change, can be overwhelming with so much info about what to do and what not to do, so this diet has been designed to appear normal and familiar to most.

The research was commissioned by WWF and the menu for the week works out at £29 per. It is called the Livewell Plate and the hope is that the government and food industry will use it as a blueprint. Most importantly it shifts away from processed foods and meat - both blamed for rising levels of heart disease and diabetes - while increasing consumption of meat, especially beef, is one of the key environmental issues for the world. See Observer article here with a pdf of the menu to download.

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