In an excellent move that
we hope will be replicated across the globe, the Netherlands Nutrition Center
is giving everyone a very good reason to “go Dutch.”
After measuring the
ecological impact of the average Dutch person's diet, the center concluded that eating less meat is better for people's health and the
environment and recommended
that Dutch citizens cut their meat intake to two servings per week
A few other countries also recommend a reduction in meat consumption for both human and
environmental health, but so far, livestock industries have succeeded in watering
down recommendations in the United States
other countries have altogether ignored meat consumption's overwhelming harm to the environment
The trends we're seeing from countries like the Netherlands and think tanks like Chatham House give us hope,
but there is still a lot of work to do.
At The Good Food Institute
working to develop, support, and promote plant-based and "clean" (i.e., cultured) food
companies that will provide cost-competitive, delicious meat alternatives.