MPs food security report fails to tackle need to change diets
Commenting on a new report by MPs on food security published today (Tuesday 1 July 2014), Friends of the Earth’s Senior Food Campaigner Vicki Hird said:
“MPs rightly recognise the very serious threat climate change poses to food security.
“But although this report identifies the massive impact our livestock system has on our climate - and the huge mountain of feed imports it consumes - it fails to tackle the vital challenge of changing UK diets.
“Eating less but better quality meat would be healthier, help cut greenhouse gas emissions and free up land for other uses. Leaving decision to ‘informed’ consumers is simply not good enough.”
Notes to editors:
1. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee: Food security was published today: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news/food-security-report-substantive/