Published on 10 December 2009, the UK Government's Sustainable Development Commission report "Setting the Table" is already producing a flurry of comment at the Guardian online page

Eat less meat and dairy: official recipe to help health of consumers - and the planet

Basic messages about healthy eating have been understood and promoted for many years.
However, understanding about how such advice fits with evidence of the environmental and other sustainability impacts of our diets, for example on climate change, is less clear.
Developing a better understanding of a sustainable diet is essential for government to
achieve its objective of 'a sustainable, secure and healthy food supply'. Not only would this provide more coherent messages to consumers, but it would also help clarify what is required of the supply chain.
(Sustainable Development Commission)

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