Monday, December 17, 2012
Building Food Revolution
The hard point is that the real science has landed. It represents uniformally bad news for the purveyors of out food supplies. First off though we have the sheer weight of the China study that cleanly links animal proteins in general with the full palette of our chronic diseases and then shows that plant proteins obviate those same diseases.
The stunning take home is that all animal and fish proteins need to be used rarely if at all and even then as flavoring agents. Even our obsession over fat in fact appears to have been triggered by the animal protein co-product. There may be finesses out there that allows some to be used, but I do not know of such and the surest way to a healthy old age is to become vegan.
With that in the quiver, it is easy to see what will damage your health and what will not.
In the long term, the whole population is preparing to go vegan even if they do not know it yet. It may be generational as the cigarette business was. The science in that case became undeniable by the late sixties and that is when the suppression of the tobacco industry became inevitable. It took most of forty years with the last holds of my generation out now dying off.
The food industry has through various tactics steadily sowed controversy and confusion into the science narrative. There is enough on the table now to win class action suits against huge sections of the food industry. I do not think it will happen but the Nutella case should be treated as a wake up because the science did not exist to exonerate and that is why Nutella settled quickly.
The China Study seriously puts the cat amount the pigeons with the human consumption of animal products generally and that particularly includes milk and cheese. As I remarked the animal protein complex outright drives cancer promotion and circulatory disease. I suspect though that animal fat could be excluded but no science supports that hypothesis as yet. This is also the complete reverse of our expectations.
What the China Study did was cleanly link animal protein consumption to the health problems so that it is beyond doubt.
For the record, we want no more than a ten percent protein content in our diet generally of which one percent could possibly be animal. The good news is that you will eat more to fill up and your scant meat portion will be a weekly addition.
The science has spoken and halting the developing cascade of change in the food industry will be like playing King Canute.