Plant-Based Eating & A Sustainable Food Policy
18 Oct 2011 17:00-18:30
Committee Room 15, House of Commons
This meeting discussed the case for a more sustainable food policy in the UK and considered whether plant-based eating could meet all our nutritional needs and, if so, whether Government advice on healthy eating should encourage more plant based eating. Our guest speakers were: Mark Driscoll, Head of the One Planet Food Programme at WWF-UK; and Dr Janice Harland, a qualified nutritionist, author and consultant. The WWF One Planet Food Programme was launched two years ago to help make the UK’s consumption of both domestic and imported food products sustainable. It aims to reduce GHG emissions from the production and consumption of Food by at least 70% by 2050 in line with the Climate Change Act. Dr Janice Harland is the joint-author (with Lynne Garton) of a new book on plant-based eating: The Plant-based Plan - Reference guide for plant-based nutrition, (October 2011).