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The Planetary Flexitarian diet
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: The Planetary Flexitarian diet Reply with quote

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46865204

A diet designed by scientists to feed 10 billion people.

Nuts - 50g a day
Beans, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes - 75g a day
Fish - 28g a day
Eggs - 13g a day (so one and a bit a week)
Meat - 14g a day of red meat and 29g a day of chicken
Carbs - whole grains like bread and rice 232g a day and 50g a day of starchy vegetables
Dairy - 250g - the equivalent of one glass of milk
Vegetables -(300g) and fruit (200g)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, what's the point of that diet then? To allow us to march toward an even higher precipice than the one we are current heading towards?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's reverse psychology. Make everyone think Jesus no way I can survive on that, I'm off for a vasectomy right now if bloody kids are going to do that to me!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose we could get by on that ... If we had to.... For breakfast.!!
But what are they serving for lunch and dinner??? Laughing
Looking at it from another point of view at the market this morning I bought a chuck roast for $11.00 that weighed 4.38 pounds-1978 grams. That one piece of meat is supposed to last me 141 days? I sub divided it into five packages for steak and eggs breakfasts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a picture on the link showing what a day would look like. I thought it looked an ok amount but I'm a wee fella who doesn't have to do physically hard labour for food.

As for the point. It's a good guide for the western individual I think, either for cost or health reasons. Would such a globally accepted diet just encourage an even bigger inevitable crash? Probably, just like everything else. But that's humans for you.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or we could not have 10 billion people

For some non biased balance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj3LxoWrGAc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CHGiid6N9Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od9PEH7rnY8
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone want my grains and rice allocation? I’ll have your eggs. That’s a slave diet which is probably what is intended given the intentions of those pushing the new world order.




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't see how many calories there are, it looks like just enough to feed someone who doesn't need to do a lot of physical activity every day.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's another example of people thinking that the future will be a linear progression from the past; that we will all be doing as little physical labour, or even less, than we do now; that we will be richer then than we are now. They should be planning for a smaller sedentary population and a larger more active one as we come up against the sudden and catastrophic economic and physical downturns predicted by Lord Stern and others. That means more calories per head for most.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having been vegetarian for more than 20 years, I have no problem with the balance of the diet, if not the quantities. Of course I would pass on the meat and fish, but add more nuts and pulses. In the last few months I have cut right back on sugary food (cakes, chocolate, etc) in an attempt to control my weight. I feel a lot better for it, and I seem to be eating less dairy without really thinking about it.

Brown Basmati rice is excellent, if not overcooked. I am cutting right back on wheat , though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck getting hold of rice when the Mekong delta stops producing in a few years, Ralph!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A glass of milk, a crunchy bar and an apple a day ... whoa, can't wait.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I bought a chuck roast for $11.00 that weighed 4.38 pounds-1978 grams. That one piece of meat is supposed to last me 141 days? I sub divided it into five packages for steak and eggs breakfasts.


That would cost $18 minimum in the UK.

I have tea and toast for breakfast and our colonial friends eat STEAK ....
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I bought a chuck roast for $11.00 that weighed 4.38 pounds-1978 grams. That one piece of meat is supposed to last me 141 days? I sub divided it into five packages for steak and eggs breakfasts.


That would cost $18 minimum in the UK.

I have tea and toast for breakfast and our colonial friends eat STEAK ....
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Good luck getting hold of rice when the Mekong delta stops producing in a few years, Ralph!


Basmati rice only comes from India. However, the US has a genetically modified form that it insists on calling Basmati, much to the anger of the Indian government.

Food will always go to the highest bidder as long as international trade continues. In any case my comment was simply a response to say that not all rise is equal.
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