Others, meanwhile, had a hard time to see exactly what all the fuss was about. “You can pack your face with all the steak you want, but do not get huffy because a minister tells you exactly the very same thing as the World Health Organization, other institutions and countless other clinical professionals in the field.”.
Be still my heart.
Today Spains consumer affairs minister, Alberto Garzón, introduced a campaign welcoming people to think about lowering their meat usage for the good of their health and the world.
In a video he kept in mind that Spain eats more meat than any other EU country, slaughtering 70 million pigs, cows, sheep, goats, horses and birds each year to produce 7.6 m tonnes of meat …
Projects like this often start with “an invitation to think about,” however thats not where they end.
Others, on the other hand, struggled to see precisely what all the fuss had to do with. “Eating less meat is much better for your health and much better for the environment,” tweeted the Spanish food reporter Mikel López Iturriaga. “You can stuff your face with all the steak you want, but do not get huffy because a minister informs you exactly the exact same thing as the World Health Organization, other organizations and countless other scientific specialists in the field.”.
Iturriaga wins the prize by topping a referral to the #science with one to WHO. WHO!
6 meat-producing associations wrote an open letter to Garzón saying they were stunned to see him and his ministry waging a project that “disparaged” a sector that represents 2.5 million jobs and exports worth practically EUR9bn.
( Snark needs to not be taken as a recommendation of salad, rice, or vegetables).
Luis Planas, the minister for farming, food and fishing, informed Cadena Ser radio that the farming sector was going through “exceptionally unfair criticisms when it should have respect for the honest work it does for both our food and our economy”. He stated meat intake had been reducing over the past 10 years till the start of the Covid pandemic.
A lost decade, then.
Oh yes, theres this from the BBC:.
Mr Planas comes from Mr Sánchezs Socialist Party, which has strong support in some backwoods and among traditional working-class citizens. Mr Garzón is from the left-wing Unidas Podemos, which depends on more youthful and urban progressive citizens.
As invitations go, it wasnt the most luring:
” This does not indicate that we cant have a family barbecue from time to time, just that we do it with a bit more restraint and that we offset the days we consume meat by having days where we consume more salad, rice, vegetables and pulses,” [Garzón] stated.
Salad, rice, pulses, and veggies.
Asked for his ideas on the campaign, Spains prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, appeared to side with his agriculture minister, stating: “Speaking personally, a medium-rare steak is hard to beat.”.