Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Secret plans to turn us all 'veggie'

Ed: I did think about binning this in the 'unlikely' box, but nothing would surprise me any more.

Secret plans to encourage the nation to give up eating meat are being examined by the Government.

A leaked e-mail expresses sympathy for the environmental benefits of a mass switch to a vegan diet - a strict form of vegetarianism which bans milk, dairy products and fish.

The change would need to be done "gently" because of a "risk of alienating the public", according to the document.

The extreme policy is being examined on the basis it could make a major contribution to slowing climate change. Read more

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