#TAX! Here's Davos' #WorldEconomicForum again, suggesting that we should tax meat eaters... 'like smokers' ?!?! What a #GreatReset that'll be! 😬

The idea is also spread by C. Figueres, a main driving force behind the Paris climate agreement & member of the Board of.... #WRI 🤔 The meat tax idea is further amplified by #EAT member Springmann who wrote a specific study on it: journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…

raconteur.net/sustainability… Image
A #GreenNewDeal-linked plan of New York’s (#NYC) City Council (& mayor Bill #deBlasio) to halve the red meat supply in municipal buildings & phase out processed meats in schools & hospitals by 2030.

Ehrr... what about the future of New-York hot dogs? 🤔
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6… Image
Plans for #MeatlessMondays, e.g. in the Armed Forces of #Norway, which were met with resistance 😅[mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/1…], as well as in New York public schools: grist.org/article/new-yo…
Lobbying for a reduction of animal foods (meat, dairy, ...) in school canteens

In #Barcelona, this already implies a weekly minimum of two vegan meals & a maximum of one meal with red meat barcelona.cat/infobarcelona/…
In #Denmark, government canteens will be forced to go vegetarian 2 d/week - limiting the number of days when beef & lamb can be served to just one a week; it may later be extended to the country's train company, schools, kindergartens, & universities.
Bans on lamb and/or beef by educational institutions become more common independent.co.uk/life-style/uni…

Including #Cambridge University: cam.ac.uk/news/removing-…
As well as bbc.com/news/education…) & Goldsmiths University of #London & Coimbra University, #Portugal's oldest university: newsweek.com/portugals-olde…
#SanFrancisco's decision to cut down on meat, eggs, & dairy in city #jails (50% reduction by 2024) & #hospitals (!!!! 😱) (15% reduction by 2023) sfweekly.com/news/city-jail…
#TheNetherlands: vegetarian meals as default option in the zoo of Amsterdam [at5.nl/artikelen/1875…], during events of its City Council [at5.nl/artikelen/1941…] or of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences [nos.nl/artikel/225996…] ??
Some would even go as far as a legal #ban on meat & dairy & eggs & fish. This is fringe, fortunately, but nonetheless an 'academic' publication. Also, it was funded by the #WellcomeTrust, which also happens to be one of the three founders of #EAT. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27929630/
On the softer site: #nudging. Which means: social engineering by fooling the people with marketing & story-telling.

Here's #WRI again: never say "Vegetarian sausage", use "Better Sausage" or "Field-grown Sausage" instead. Image
Public sector caterers in the UK, of which the meals reach 1/4 of the population and are being delivered to schools, universities, hospitals, and care homes, have pledged to cut meat by 20% theguardian.com/environment/20…
"Fundamental change to the entire food system" means "pressing reset" www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Incen…

🤔Will the #GreatReset and its #GreatFoodTransformation be fueled by margarine, corn oil, pot noodles, dehydrated soup & vegan desserts? 🤑 Image
Report by #WWF (key role in #EATLancet's network; written by ex-EAT member) arguing to use "the full range of levers" & "hard policy tools" to change everyone's #diets to more "plant-based eating". Progressively:

#Eliminate choice

wbcsd.org/Programs/Food-… Image
Back to the #EAT/#WEF-linked #C40 cities programme. While #Barcelona already adopted a weekly min. of 2 vegan meals & max. of 1 meal with red meat in schools (see previous tweet in this thread), #Milan also reduced meat availability in schools. Image
#Children are directly targeted by emotive content

"A monster in my kitchen..claws so sharp..they could tear a child in 2..Feed for chickens, pigs & cows to sell more meat to you..We’ll eat more veggies..swap meat for bean stew or BBQ tofu!" ImageImage

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2 Dec
Looks like a good day (since it's my B-day 🙃) to introduce you to a pet project I've been working on.

#ALEPH2020 makes the point that animal agriculture needs to be appreciated for the many benefits it offers to humanity, not vilified based on simplisms. aleph-2020.blogspot.com Image
The website is supported by an interdisciplinary consortium of very fine scientists, incl. @Fabiensapiens, @TyRBeal, @bendormiki, @DJ_de_Koning, @AgusBC3, @u_eson, @MARIOESTVEZ, @IlseFraeye, @GregoriniPablo, @AviajaHauptmann, @puddleg, @ahhite, @PImazaki, ...
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28 Nov
Humans are omnivores. Eating along an animal/plant gradient, with animal foods at 20-90% of the energy intake of hunter gatherer communities. The #PlanetaryHealthDiet (dietary part of #TheGreatReset), brings it down to levels unknown in ancestral models. With red meat at 1% 🧐
100% plants also allowed. Populations that are situated in the proposed range do exist, however. But they're also characterized by high levels of stunting in infants & children. Correlation >< causation, sure. But still looks like a dangerous experiment. Don't let them fool you.
Lots more on the why & how of this #PlanetaryHealthDiet in this meta-thread.
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27 Nov
#TheGreatReset's "stakeholder capitalism is a betrayal of democracy [] to support an agenda influenced by a cabal of activists, NGOs, representatives of the “international community,” & politicians too arrogant to go through the usual legislative process" nationalreview.com/2020/11/the-gr…
"expect a future of controls & constraints [] It is a picture of a suffocating, joyless society where enterprise is harnessed, the talk is all of “solidarity” & — this will sound familiar — the individual does not get much of a look in"
"The Great Reset is being orchestrated in plain sight, and not by a shadowy group of plotters. But to accept that is not to deny that it may be consequential."
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26 Nov
Grumpy me again, but I'm very suspicious about "Goodlife Goals-The Manual" Looks a lot like outsourcing parental education to a centralized planning committee, deciding what's best for us. Particularly so when there is a "World Business Council" (@wbcsd) involved

Not only does it kill critical thinking & conceptual diversity, before you know it, this will be used by crusaders to shame & blame people that deviate from the norms.

The current morality overdose will suffocate us in the end. All this will not end well. oneplanetnetwork.org/sustainable-li…
And with these people involved... 🤔

Something isn't right.

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23 Nov
@ryankatzrosene criticizing the New Narrative “Ditch red meat & dairy, & don’t bother with local food”: canadianfoodstudies.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cfs/…

Excellent read, in defense of contextual, community-centered approaches to food instead of top-down, reductionist 'efficiency' planning. #Antifragile
"To assert that the localized cultural context of food is inconsequential to health & sustainability is to follow in the footsteps of a colonial mindset" 💯!!

'Efficiency' planners pooh-pooh this as romanticism. So do vegans. From my debate with Barnard👇
Should have stated *many* vegans and *most* efficiency planners, but I ran out of characters 😄
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21 Nov
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development @wbcsd is a very #creepy organization. Business people in expensive suits on the one hand, "stewards of God's planet" New Age nutters on the other?

This is what they'd like to have in place by 2030
But it gets more freaky still: for 2030, the WBCSD also expects widespread use of "millions of eyes" to monitor compliance with the sustainable development goals.

#BigBrother watching over your Planetary Health...
Forget national sovereignty & governments - NGOs will be designing our public decisions. 10-50 million of them. 🤔
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