Canada putting plants on a pedestal

your say September 08, 2018 01:00

I’m sure if Robin Grant did his research, he would learn that industry-commissioned reports are excluded from consideration in the Canadian government’s new draft report for healthy eating.

The report promotes evidence-based eating choices and recommends the importance of a high proportion of plant-based foods, among which legumes rank high (The Nation, Sept 3). 

Since the 1940s, animal industries have been promoting their unsustainable, environmentally devastating products. The truth is that a diet of meat and dairy contains unhealthy saturated fats and cholesterol and has none of the healthy fibre of plants. As consumers learn how we have been duped for generations, we need to be heard.

Diane Cornelius