UK report calls for "moderate" meat consumption

By Carina Perkins

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Meat consumption, Nutrition, Livestock

The UK government has published a new report calling for meat consumption to be moderated in order to reduce the environmental impact of food and boost health.

The report, which was published by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said that there was a “clear” compatibility between pro-environmental eating and healthy eating.

Moderating meat consumption was one of eight key principles for healthy, sustainable eating outlined in the report, with other recommendations including that people eat more fruit and vegetables, choose sustainable fish, eat dairy products and avoid foods high in fat, sugar and salt.

The report also explored the UK government’s role in promoting sustainable food choices and concluded that there should be clear governmental leadership supported by industry action. It called for the issues to be addressed in an “integrated manner”,​ taking into account both production and consumption.

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