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Nursery slammed by farmers after introducing children to vegan-only menu

A nursery has been slammed for introducing its children to a vegan only menu, without informing parents.

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Nursery slammed by farmers after introducing children to vegan-only menu

The owners of the Chester nursery caused outrage among farmers and the general public when they appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning (November 27).

 

Farmers including Joe Stanley, Leicestershire, criticised the programme’s presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin for not challenging claims the plant based diet was ’better for the environment’ and had a ’lower carbon footprint’ than a balanced diet which includes meat and dairy.

 

 

He tweeted: "Just watched the segment, @mrdanwalker and @louiseminchin did not challenge the repeated assertion that vegan diets are better for the environment. Such an unhealthy atmosphere of propaganda being pushed by the BBC in this issue. Shameful."

 

Others including Welsh hill farmer Gareth Wyn Jones agreed and asked if the children would be getting the necessary nutrition from a plant based diet.

 

He added: "Can I ask if the children will be getting vitamin supplements? And if this is for the environment how much percentage of food is local, seasonal and British?"


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Others attacked the highly processed nature of many plant based foods, such as sausages.

 

It comes after the industry condemned the BBC’s Meat: a threat to our planet? documentary which aired on Monday evening. The NFU and National Beef Association have already complained to the broadcaster.

 

In it, presenter Liz Bonnin repeatedly told viewers meat was ’harming the environment and contributing to climate change’, using extensive systems in the US and Brazil to illustrate her claims, but then failed to explain to viewers these were completely different standards of production to UK meat.

 

 

Others criticised the BBC’s use of helicopters to film the programme.

 

Harper Adams graduate Ben Jagger tweeted: "The BBC are unable to betray a sustainable view of farming. Betraying farmers for conserving nature as they have done for centuries.

 

"Whilst they take to the sky in a plane and complain about emissions emitted from cows."

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