The tides are shifting, even the British MP’s are getting on the good ship veggie. We cannot keep eating these levels of mass produced meat (read here on the BBC website) and apparently vegan is the new black (whatever that means). The British government are urging us to eat less meat in order to make the worlds food supply more sustainable. Hoorah!
Liberal Democrat MP Sir Malcolm Bruce, said: “There is no room for complacency about food security over the coming decades if UK consumers are to enjoy stable supplies and reasonable food prices.”
He added: “With the UK never more than a few days away from a significant food shortage, UK consumers should also be encouraged over time to reduce how often they eat meat.
“Meanwhile, as a nation we should place a stronger focus on more sustainable extensive systems of meat production such as pasture-fed cattle, rather than on highly intensive grain-fed livestock units.”
All this recent publicity in the press makes me feel that exciting changes lie ahead and we will all be eating more veggies soon. Even the Daily Mail (a normally morally awry daily newspaper, uber conservative and generally downright offensive) had a story on the front page with similar sentiments. The issues relating to mass produced meat are being addressed by parliament and information being shared about the negative impact of the meat industry in general. This can only be a good thing. I also think David Cameron suits a mohawk and this would greatly improve his public image.
London Vegfest is getting bigger each year and this October it is looking better than ever. The perfect place to get some veggie and vegan inspiration.
Read more here, Why on Earth are we Eating Meat?