The UK’s food and farming policy is based on what is called the ‘British model’ and the policy is often criticised for being ‘soft’ and ‘liberal’.
It’s been called a “soft” approach, as in the policy aims to get more people to eat more food and avoid more meat and dairy products.
“There is an old saying, ‘There is no such thing as too much meat’,” said Nick Fogg, the founder of the Natural News Diet, a nutrition education site.
If you want to know what’s good for you, he said, “there are a lot of healthy foods out there.””
It is possible to eat meat and fish, as well as some vegetables, beans and nuts, and that is still going to be a very healthy diet.”
If you want to know what’s good for you, he said, “there are a lot of healthy foods out there.”
But what about when it comes to how much is too much?
Fogg is not a vegetarian.
“My advice would be to go for a low fat, low carb, low sugar diet,” he said.
“The government has gone for a soft approach and we should be looking to the UK for inspiration and advice on what the British model is.”
‘Meat is a poison’ The British model of food policy is also criticised for allowing a huge amount of meat to go into our diets, particularly in the US.
“We’re eating more meat in the UK than in any other country,” Fogg said.
“In fact, we are eating more red meat than the US and in the past we’ve eaten more chicken, fish, red meat, lamb and pork in the same year than we did in the previous year.”
“They’re more concerned about what’s in the supermarket.””
People in the British diet are very much concerned about it, and they’re not really going to eat much more meat,” he added.
“They’re more concerned about what’s in the supermarket.”
They’ve got a lot more processed food and they don’t really like the whole food movement that is going on in the West.
They don’t like the way the supermarkets are packaging and selling it.””
I’m not sure what is really driving the British Diet to this point.
But there is a strong political and economic motivation.”
“But there are people like the Prime Minister and others in the Conservative Party who are very concerned about the way we are spending money. “
When the British government is so worried about the food they’ve bought from abroad, it’s quite a scary thing to see,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
So, I don’t think it’s just the government that is worried about it. “
People are not necessarily eating more because they’re concerned about obesity and obesity is not good for the economy.”
So, I don’t think it’s just the government that is worried about it.
“We’re not eating the whole world’s food.
The only thing we eat is what’s on our plates, and our plates are very big.”
But Fogg has also criticised the British system for its “failure” to look at the role that other countries are playing in the development of the UK diet.
There’s “absolutely no doubt that our food production is being dictated by other countries and that’s a major problem.”
“The US is the world leader in the production of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and egg products,” he says.
A good start’The British government’s “soft approach” has also been criticised by people who say the policy has created an environment in which the country’s food is produced cheaply. “
So, it would seem to me that it’s really hard for us to take the British approach to meat very seriously.”‘
A good start’The British government’s “soft approach” has also been criticised by people who say the policy has created an environment in which the country’s food is produced cheaply.
“It is not really a hard, soft, liberal approach,” said Fogg.
“In fact it’s very similar to what we have now.”
“It does seem to be an effort to create a ‘healthy’ food system,” he continued.
“If you go back to the 1990s, it was a very different environment, and the government were not doing much about it.”
However, the UK’s policy is currently under review, and Fogg believes the country can learn from other countries on the issue.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency has released a draft food policy which will be reviewed at a later date.
“I think there is still a good starting point, and I think it would be a shame to see the British Model go away, but I think we can learn a lot from other nations,” he concluded.