Friday, February 11, 2011

Beef Burgers, Sausages and Pies banned from Football Stadium

Who ate all the Peas? 

Vegan football boss bans matchday meat pies and burgers | Mail Online: "- Chairman of an English football team, Dale Vince - the man behind ecotricity, the sustainable energy innovator has banned beef burgers, sausages and meat pies not just for the players at Forest Green Rovers but also for the fans in the stadium.

The move is intended not just to make the club more healthy but also more sustainable and eco friendly.

Dale Vince said on the forest Green Rovers club website "Although this has been described by some people as a Red Meat ban, it's actually not. We're simply saying we won't any longer provide Red Meat at the club. We've taken it off the menu. This is a part of a bigger picture move - it's about improving the quality of food at FGR, about providing better quality, healthy food all round."

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston said " A number of football trainers are now realising that what they were taught as dietetic and nutrition gospel is false - the opposite of what they once believed is true - avoiding meat can actually improve performance, vegetable protein can provide power and essential fats with more vitamins and minerals without the detrimental effects of too much saturated animal fat"


"A diet richer in Plantarian foods could reduce the risk of injury too" says the Nutritionist

6 comments:

SENSIBLE MONEY said...

He can do what he wants at his own club…but his science is faulty. There’s no evidence that a vegan diet is any more healthy than a well-balanced food intake including quailty animal proteins from lean meat, both red and white.

Like many of these campaigners, he has lost credibility, and his good intentions have become masked through his insistence on single-isssue fanaticiscm.

He’d have been better designing healthy meat pies, low in fat and devoid of colourings and preservatives, and letting his customers taste the difference…

Tony - FoodsforLife said...

Actually there is quite a bit of evidence that a plant based diet is healthier. Enough evidence to convince Bill Clinton to try to join 80% of people in a trial by Dr Esselstyne who are reversing their heart disease, people on a trial by PCRM that are reversing diabetes and others who are reducing the risks of cancer.
The massive pan European Epic / Oxford trial revealed that 22% benefits of eating more fruit and veg don't really kick in until you reach 8 portions of fruit and veg a day and reduce meat consumption
Dale is in any case an environmentalist - the case for that is also well proven

Green Tidings said...

I applaud him for choosing a healthy menu! So much evidence in support of a vegan diet is coming to light: All the research on pcrm.org (Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine), The China Study, The Food Revolution, and Healthy at 100.

Skipping meat for one meal at a football game WILL NOT hurt anyone.

Bravo!

Aijaz said...

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Robert Grillo said...

For those truly looking for the science behind the benefits of a plant-based diet, I would suggest the authoritative source of study on the subject, The China Study. See http://www.thechinastudy.com/.

Robert Grillo said...

For those truly looking for the science behind the benefits of a plant-based diet, I would suggest the authoritative source of study on the subject, The China Study. See http://www.thechinastudy.com/.