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 ===== 11. All states shall incorporate environmental considerations in developing national dietary food guides. ===== ===== 11. All states shall incorporate environmental considerations in developing national dietary food guides. =====
  
-Rapporteur: Danny Harvey+A) Rapporteur: Danny Harvey
  
 A continuous, increasing shift to plant-based diets over time would confer multiple environmental and health benefits, and is a pre-requisite to longterm sustainability,​ but can only be expected to occur as part of a broader and gradual process of social and environmental enlightenment. Incorporation of environmental consideration in national dietary food guides would lead to a greater emphasis on plant-based foods, in turn influencing dietary decisions and contributing to this long term transition. A continuous, increasing shift to plant-based diets over time would confer multiple environmental and health benefits, and is a pre-requisite to longterm sustainability,​ but can only be expected to occur as part of a broader and gradual process of social and environmental enlightenment. Incorporation of environmental consideration in national dietary food guides would lead to a greater emphasis on plant-based foods, in turn influencing dietary decisions and contributing to this long term transition.
  
-Rapporteur: Metta Spencer +B) Rapporteur: Metta Spencer
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-11. [All states shall incorporate environmental considerations in developing national dietary food guides.] +
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-Rapporteur: Metta Spencer+
  
 National food guides are a current manifestation of a discussion that has gone on since prehistoric times, for almost all of us hold strong convictions about what to eat. (The Greek geometer Pythagoras admonished his followers never to eat beans.) For a potentially helpful food guide, see the 2019 Canadian list((Government of Canada, [[https://​food-guide.canada.ca/​en/​|“Food Guide Canada,​”]] Jan 2019.)), which recommends: “//Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.”// National food guides are a current manifestation of a discussion that has gone on since prehistoric times, for almost all of us hold strong convictions about what to eat. (The Greek geometer Pythagoras admonished his followers never to eat beans.) For a potentially helpful food guide, see the 2019 Canadian list((Government of Canada, [[https://​food-guide.canada.ca/​en/​|“Food Guide Canada,​”]] Jan 2019.)), which recommends: “//Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.”//
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 Out of concern to reduce these emissions, some researchers recommend flooding rice paddies only intermittently. Unfortunately,​ new research indicates that this only worsens the matter, and that the impact of rice cultivation is twice as bad for global warming as previously believed.((Josh Gabbatiss, https://​www.independent.co.uk/​environment/​rice-farming-climate-change-global-warming-india-nitrous-oxide-methane-a8531401.html|“Rice farming up to twice as bad for climate change as previously thought, study reveals”]],​ //The Independent//,​ Sept. 10, 2018.)) Perhaps Swedes will change from eating rice to potatoes, peas, and carrots, but the culture of India uses rice as a staple, so the prospects for alternative food choices in Asia seem remote. ​ Out of concern to reduce these emissions, some researchers recommend flooding rice paddies only intermittently. Unfortunately,​ new research indicates that this only worsens the matter, and that the impact of rice cultivation is twice as bad for global warming as previously believed.((Josh Gabbatiss, https://​www.independent.co.uk/​environment/​rice-farming-climate-change-global-warming-india-nitrous-oxide-methane-a8531401.html|“Rice farming up to twice as bad for climate change as previously thought, study reveals”]],​ //The Independent//,​ Sept. 10, 2018.)) Perhaps Swedes will change from eating rice to potatoes, peas, and carrots, but the culture of India uses rice as a staple, so the prospects for alternative food choices in Asia seem remote. ​
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 +Millet -- which is nearly as high in protein as wheat -- may be the most climate-friendly grain, although its cultivation has declined worldwide over the past 50 years. It is a C4 plant, which means that it uses a different enzyme for carbon fixation than C3 plants (that is, most other grains), thereby improving water efficiency.((Wikipedia,​ [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Millet|“Millet”]],​ viewed 28 May 2019.)) Other edible grasses related to millet are sorghum and teff.
  
 ==== Plants versus Animals ==== ==== Plants versus Animals ====
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