We are omnivores, we have evolved to eat practically everything and having given a vegetarian diet a try myself I do eat fish and some kinds of meat sometimes. At the moment I'm largely trying to eat healthy balanced diet by minimizing meat but also chocolates and snax from my diet.
What I'm most concerned about is this emphasis on "meat" as a whole. I believe we should be working to improve animal welfare standards globally yes!. My dad sells meat, he owns a fine food store. He sells a range of locally sourced produce from meat to gin, beers, delicatessen foods and dry goods which supports local business and farmers alike. It's a personal thing and while this whole issue with meat should have an emphasis on eradicating factory farming and reduction of methane caused by beef farming I actually want to know who is talking about our sweets... CHOCOLATE???
CHOCOLATE is one of the worst for containing Palm Oil. What's contained in our treats is just as important an issue to tackle as meat production but when it comes to chocolate, we are also responsible in some way of destroying an entire species of animals in the process.
Who is challenging large industries to buy sustainable palm oil and also create legislation which legally obliges brands to show consumers in a clear concise way that their products contain palm oil.
Palm oil is known by approximately 200 different names, we could be supporting this destruction without even being aware of it. We are in late July nearly into August, 7 months since the Iceland advert went viral highlighting the Orangutan plight. Still I see nothing and no awareness from large stores like Tesco. And also brands themselves being transparent in their use of palm oil. 🐒🌍