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Eat Beans, Reduce Your Methane Emissions - Defra

Go vegan to help climate, says Government | Earth News | Earth | Telegraph

"You will be interested to hear that the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is working on a set of key environmental behaviour changes to mitigate climate change. Consumption of animal protein has been highlighted within that work. As a result the issue may start to figure in climate change communications in the future. It will be a case of introducing this gently as there is a risk of alienating the public majority.

"Future Environment Agency communications are unlikely to ever suggest adopting a fully vegan lifestyle, but certainly encouraging people to examine their consumption of animal protein could be a key message."

Wait for it, alongside our Carbon Ration books Dave (M) will be introducing our Meat Ration books, best get to know your local butcher so you will be able to buy some chops from under the counter.

Comments

This is beyond satire.

The last line of that article is interesting: A Defra spokesman said: "The Government is not telling people to give up meat. It isn't the role of Government to enforce a dietary or lifestyle change on any individual."

What the fuck is the "Five a Day" campaign then? Or the NHS statement; "We won't treat you if you're fat"

"This is beyond satire."

where oh where is a modern day Monty Python? the Ministry of Silly Walks is alive and well, and eating 5 a day vegan gunge in 2007.

Right, that's it. I know what I'm having for dinner tonight. Twelve ounces of pepper-crusted fillet steak, crimini mushrooms and fried potatoes. Every time I see some prodnose telling me to eat less meat I buy something red and dripping from the butchers. Since lomito (fillet steak) costs about £3.00 a pound where I live, I can afford it. Last time I heard one of those snivelling carrot-munchers banging on about veal, I made enough Wienerschnitzel to feed a platoon of Austrian cavaliers (veal cutlets are around £1.80 a lb).

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