The Guardian view on the way we eat: do as Dimbleby says | Editorial

the guardian view on the way we eat do as dimbleby says editorial

Sumary of The Guardian view on the way we eat: do as Dimbleby says | Editorial:

  • Taking one of its first quotations from the biologist Edward O Wilson, the report leaps with both feet into complex questions about human societies, agriculture and ecosystems pushed to the brink of disaster.The strategy draws on some citizens’ assembly-type research and interviews with people in all parts of the food system, as well as existing knowledge.
  • While the project’s remit did not extend to a consideration of the role of shrinking benefits in perpetuating what it calls the “junk food cycle”, Mr Dimbleby makes plain that he knows that poverty causes obesity.The recommendation to extend free school meals to all children from households with an income below £20,000, and expand the Healthy Start voucher programme, are straightforward and humane public policy measures that any politician should be embarrassed to oppose.

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