Climate alarmists love to blame everything and anything as a potential cause of climate change. What is the most recent target of this massive blame game? A healthy and balanced diet.
A recent study has suggested that healthy diets that feature large amount of fruits and vegetables may actually be significantly worse for the environment than eating unhealthy foods, like bacon. Supposedly healthy foods require significantly more energy and water to produce. They also end up producing more emissions than other foods. Eating the “healthy” foods recommended by the USDA increases energy use by 38%, water use by 10%, and green house gases by 6%.
So what is the proposed solution to this problem with healthy foods? Some say we shouldn’t be so healthy. “What is good for us health-wise isn’t always what’s best for the environment. That’s important for public officials to know and for them to be cognizant of these tradeoffs as they develop or continue to develop dietary guidelines in the future.” Alarmists are asking for us to sacrifice quite a bit to combat climate change. Now it looks like our health might be on the menu too.