Frédéric Leroy Profile picture
Food scientist + CDP activist Common sense Decency & Pragmatism Also @aleph2020 https://t.co/LxTQwvei7E Tweets reflect my own views
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May 17 6 tweets 3 min read
From the Action Track 2 paper in the United Food Systems Summit: "ensure the next generation have a novel conception of what the food system can offer" Enter the Good Life Goals...
May 16 14 tweets 5 min read
"Bring sustainable food systems to the heart of the finance agenda" - take a moment to reflect on this and how this will play out in practice. And start worrying. Guess who will do well under the FAIRR/EAT/UN/WBCSD regime?
May 10 6 tweets 2 min read
In the EU, 96% of #feed ingredients aren't food grade: "cereals, soybean products & pulses [.] are predominantly not of a quality that are suitable for human consumption, but it must be acknowledged that an element of competition for land is present"
🧵1/6 fefac.eu/wp-content/upl… Also: "When a feed ingredient that is food grade is sold to a feed operator, this is normally always the result of surpluses for which demand from the human consumption market could no longer be accommodated"
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May 1 21 tweets 8 min read
UN Environment Programme claims that meat is the "world's most urgent problem". Not fossil fuels. Not war or poverty. Meat. So in 2018, UNEP gave its most prestigious award to Beyond Meat & Impossible, two producers of vegan fast food. But more is to come.
Important thread 🧵
1/n Image UNEP is now working on a document that will "assess" imitation foods, tissue-engineered lab meat & microbial biomass. To be published February-March 2023. No doubt anti-livestock agendas of all sorts will be loudly amplifying its outcomes next year.

2/n Image
Mar 18 4 tweets 2 min read
Delighted that #GlobalBurdenOfDisease's Dr. Murray has responded to the criticism expressed in our letter in @TheLancet (🧾👉thelancet.com/journals/lance…), thereby confirming that the 36x higher estimate of deaths due to red meat consumption is NOT reliable.

🧵1/n His response to our letter can be read here 🧾👉: …s-jbs-prod-cdn.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/pb-assets/Lanc…

& states/confirms the following:

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Mar 14 5 tweets 4 min read
How a sugary breakfast cereal easily gets a #Nutriscore B, but can't escape an awful #NOVA score... No wonder why such corporations are typically happy to endorse the former & vilify the latter.
From "How Nestlé influences Swiss authorities" (in french) 👉 rts.ch/info/suisse/12… Them being proud of the "first pizza with #NutriScore". This concoction is an insult to all pizzaiole in the world 😖 wuv.de/marketing/nest…
Feb 25 12 tweets 6 min read
‼️📢 The #GlobalBurdenOfDisease (GBD) study is used globally in health policies. Very odd things are going on, incl. the assumption that every bite of red #meat is harmful (?!) In this letter to The Lancet 👇 we are asking to see the evidence. thelancet.com/journals/lance… We were told that the GBD/IHME scientists were initially committed to respond to our questions but they seem to have changed their minds. No response was submitted, despite requests from The Lancet’s Editorial Team to do so 🤔
Jan 15 4 tweets 2 min read
Overview of US food availability data over past 2 centuries: dramatic increase in (ultra)processed foods, while animal fat declined. In parallel: a rising incidence of non-communicable diseases.
h/t @Travis_Statham
frontiersin.org/articles/10.33… "The unprocessed elements of our 19th century diet–animal fats, whole fat dairy, fresh vegetables & fruits—were progressively replaced with more processed elements, including industrial seed oils, HFCS, and ready-to-eat snacks and meals" frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
Jan 11 5 tweets 2 min read
Ian Givens (Reading University): "half of females aged between 11 and 18 were consuming below the minimum recommended level of iron and magnesium and a quarter consumed too little iodine, calcium and zinc"
thetimes.co.uk/article/women-… More on this topic (from @alpeh2020): aleph-2020.blogspot.com/2019/05/animal…
Dec 15, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Financial Times @ft: "#Plantbased meat is losing its sizzle, with falling US sales casting a shadow over expectations that the nascent category would take a chunk out of the real animal #meat market" ft.com/content/61e782… This doesn't seem to help their case: "Taco Bell has rejected a #plantbased carne asada from Beyond Meat. [F]ood testers [..] found it to be below the standard of moving to a test phase & serving it to customers" yahoo.com/lifestyle/taco…
Dec 8, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
If psychopaths take over, #FoodSystems would look like this: end agriculture, eat microbial glop.

"replacing agricultural primary production with electrically powered microbial primary production [.] could alleviate agriculturally driven climate change"
iopscience.iop.org/article/10.108… Image The idea does have supporters.

Activists: theguardian.com/commentisfree/… Image
Nov 23, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
JUST PUBLISHED
@CleoProtogerou, @fleroy1974 & @martinhagger
Beliefs & Experiences of Individuals Following a #ZeroCarb Diet:

"driven by health concerns & benefits. Participants expressed a strong social identity"
@MDPIOpenAccess #carnivorediet #ketodiet
mdpi.com/2076-328X/11/1… "All participants reported improved wellbeing & quality of life since taking up the diet. These improvements are related to health; interpersonal relationships; learning & growth; simplicity & independence".
Nov 6, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Dystopian idea, & it will not happen. If he thinks that the entire world will happily substitute the foods they have always cherished & thrived on since the beginning of humanity for his company's drab assortment of protein-isolate imitations, his hubris is in for a big surprise. No matter how much support he's getting from friends in high places...
Oct 30, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
#PlanetaryHealth & #GreatTransition are as much of a warning sign as #BuildBackBetter or #GreatReset. If someone uses these words, be *very* suspicious. It's not just empty rhetoric, it's much worse.
THREAD 👇

h/t @mbiranek for: thecollegefix.com/university-lea… The 'São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health', referred to in the article above was published in the #Lancet & supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). thelancet.com/journals/lance…
Oct 21, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Leading Dutch agri-food university @WUR instrumentalized by Davos, in an effort supported by @wef-revering Prime Minister @markrutte? This spells trouble for the future of food and farming.

h/t @Nkruif: wur.nl/en/newsarticle… This Mark Rutte:
Oct 21, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
"The Government stressed a meat or dairy tax was not part of its Net Zero strategy [..] Most livestock farmers are break-even at best. You start putting taxes on them & they're out of business. It will not only hit farming, it will devastate communities" metro.co.uk/2021/10/21/pap… But they also fear the public reaction (and they should): "Boris Johnson’s food policy strategist says meat tax ‘may be necessary’ but warns of FOOD RIOTS if brought in too soon" rt.com/uk/527631-meat…
Sep 12, 2021 16 tweets 10 min read
1/ It hasn't been clear where the UN #FoodSystems Summit is getting its budget from. Using official docs, @larsms has shown that Norway is helping them out:

Question is: Why #Norway & does all this have to do with the #Davos crowd again? Thread 👇🧵 2/ Let's start with a reminder of this infamous deal between the @WEF and the @UN, dating from 2019, before the Summit. weforum.org/press/2019/06/…
Aug 9, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
#India isn't the #vegetarian model some claim it to be. Watch this excellent summary by @sakie339 to understand why:

Staggering statistics of malnourishment in children & women, reinforced by an aggressive criminalization of valuable foods by ideologists. "Nutritional indicators/social security schemes were a cause for concern even before the pandemic, which the pandemic has aggravated. With the large number of Covid cases in India, we need to ask if a better nourished population would have handled the pandemic better"
Aug 2, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Do as you please, but no, *we* are not. No way in hell. As far as the data are concerned, this for greenhouse gas emissions:

aleph-2020.blogspot.com/2019/06/greenh…
Jul 23, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
Propaganda chain @CNN praising the "wealthiest & smartest people in the world" - just for being the superelites they are, and for trying to put the rest of us on a diet of lab-grown imitation foods. But why would CNN care about healthy diets in the first place, with a founder like this?
Jul 20, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Recommendations on red & processed #meat: "When only low certainty evidence is available [.] guideline panels should refrain from making strong recommendations & [encourage] individual decision making based on absolute estimates of effect"

Article 👉 sciencedirect.com/science/articl… "The ease with which one can distinguish justified belief from opinion varies across scientific disciplines [...] Epidemiology and clinical epidemiology lie closer to the latter than the former" sciencedirect.com/science/articl…