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Ecological footprint impacts of different food choices form part of the data gathering; examining the City’s regulatory and policy tools to encourage lighter footprint living is included as an action.
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Currently we raise and kill 55 billion animals for food. This means farmed animals outnumber humans by 8 times. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that these animals are using up most of our resources, eating most of our crops and producing most of the feces on this planet. There's no reason why the government should be subsidizing animal products to make it a cheap commodity. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of humans in developed countries because our governments subsidize animal products to make them so cheap that people are over eating and killing ourselves over it.
Low footprint food choices are not the same as vegan food choices in all cases, the analysis is more complex than this. Generally a low footprint diet is local, seasonal food, and limits consumption of red meat, dairy, and some grains. Low footprint food choices are included in the draft Greenest City Action Plan and will be discussed through community engagement activities.