Eating less beef, more plants can be a gradual change, experts say

TORONTO — New recommendations urging a drastic reduction in the amount of meat Canadians eat would require support from industry and government to achieve, say nutrition and food experts who suggest individuals start by making small changes in their diet.

A report by the Stockholm-based non-profit EAT says people should be eating much fewer eggs, meat and fish and next to no sugar.

The study, published Wednesday by the medical journal Lancet, represents a big shift that could be hard for many Canadians to stomach: it recommends about 100 grams of red meat per week when Canadians on average eat about 90 grams per day, says University of Guelph nutrition professor Jess Haines.


Click here to continue reading and find out what Lenore Newman, professor at UFV, has to say about eating less beef.


*Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:42PM EST