UK: Government sets out goals for a sustainable food industry. Efforts  condemned as shallow by the McCarrison Society.
Mrs Beckett said: "As an industry the food sector has a significant role to play in achieving a sustainable future for this country.
Nothing about achieving sustainable health and nutrition! The Government  claims a higher GDP, better economy yet the inequality of health is worse  than in 1973 when the incidence of low birthweight was 6.6%. According  to the 2005 UNICEF report, it is now 8%.
  • Low birthweight is the strongest, single predictor of cerebral  palsy, cognitive and or behavioural disorders at school age, chronic ill  health and subsequent risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke in  adults.
  • Low birthweight breeds poverty in a cycle of deprivation.  Poverty breeds anti-social behaviour and crime.
This is unacceptable  in one of the richest countries in the  world.

Dr. Michael A. Crawford, PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, FRCPath
Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition.