The United Nations Wants a Word on Your Dinner Plans
The United Nations is about to make a bold statement about the global diet, and they want you to pay attention. According to Bloomberg, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization will release a manifesto on changing the way we eat during the upcoming COP28 environmentalist event.
This plan will specifically focus on the diets of Western and developed nations, with the United States being a key target. It’s no secret that these countries consume far more meat than those in Africa and Asia, the world’s poorest continents.
The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization states that countries with #meat overconsumption must reduce their intake to reach #climate goals. Some ‘experts’ claim that people should not consume more than 15.7 kilograms of meat per person per year. The US is at 127! Good… pic.twitter.com/HFq3RhzouH
— jeroen blokland (@jsblokland) November 26, 2023
Environmental extremists have long criticized the livestock practices that support our food supply, citing the carbon emissions produced by animals consumed by humans.
The UN agency leading this initiative is headed by Qu Dongyu, a former government official of the People’s Republic of China. Dongyu has identified “agrifood systems” as a crucial topic for discussion at the event.
The #ClimateCrisis is happening now. @FAO is fully committed to help tackle climate change & ensure agrifood systems are part of the solution. Looking forward to attending #COP28 & supporting our Members, @UNFCCC and @COP28_UAE to implement a strong agenda for #ClimateAction.
— FAO Director-General QU Dongyu (@FAODG) November 27, 2023
It’s important to note that the UN does not have the power to force countries to change their food practices. Instead, they aim to encourage voluntary change by advocating against meat consumption.
The United Arab Emirates, the host of COP28, has already called for changes to the global diet in a July statement. However, it’s worth mentioning that the UAE’s economy heavily relies on fossil fuel production, which has long been a concern for environmentalists.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida has pointed out the inconsistencies between the UAE’s energy interests and its push against Western meat consumption in a recent tweet.
Everyone knows global “climate goals” are a joke except the Biden Administration.
COP28’s host country, the United Arab Emirates, wants to expand oil production by more than 1/3 in the coming years and is using the climate conference to do it.
— Senator Marco Rubio (@SenMarcoRubio) November 28, 2023
The health and safety of alternative meat products, some of which contain heavily processed ingredients and even insects, have
What factors need to be considered in order to successfully implement a shift towards more sustainable and plant-based diets
Od systems don’t contribute to the problem.
Join us at #COP28 for the high-level dialogue on “Agrifood Systems for Ecosystem Restoration” co-hosted by @FAODirectorG & @JuanMa_Moreno, Minister of Environment & Sustainable Development of Colombia. pic.twitter.com/W0NWa156Jm
The manifesto will call for a shift towards more plant-based diets that prioritize sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will also address issues such as food waste and the need for more efficient and sustainable farming practices.
While the UN’s efforts to address the global diet may be met with resistance from some, it is important to consider the potential benefits. According to the World Resources Institute, shifting towards more plant-based diets could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70% by 2050.
It is also worth noting that the consumption of meat has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and certain types of cancer. By promoting a shift towards healthier, plant-based diets, the UN is not only addressing environmental concerns but also public health.
However, changing eating habits is not an easy task. It requires a shift in cultural norms, education, and access to affordable and nutritious plant-based options. It is crucial for governments, businesses, and individuals to work together to create an environment that supports and encourages sustainable food choices.
The upcoming COP28 event will provide a platform for discussions on how to address the global diet crisis. It is a call to action for everyone to take responsibility for their food choices and consider the impact of their diets on the planet and future generations.
As individuals, we can start by incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and plant-based proteins into our diets. We can also support local and organic food systems that prioritize sustainability and promote responsible farming practices.
Ultimately, the United Nations’ manifesto on changing the way we eat is a wake-up call for all of us. It urges us to reevaluate our food choices and take steps towards a more sustainable and healthy future. It’s time to listen and take action.
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