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Government Should Fund Vegan Meat Research And Subsidize Veg To Slash Obesity, Says Report

The U.K government says obesity is 'one of the greatest long-term health challenges this country faces' (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

The U.K government says obesity is ‘one of the greatest long-term health challenges this country faces’ (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

Government-backed research into vegan meat and subsidies for healthy foods like fruit and vegetables could help tackle obesity in the U.K, according to a new report.

The report by social policy think-tank Demos, titled Turning The Tables, said lack of accessibility to healthy food created ‘significant barriers to eating healthy diets’, with around 20 million Brits struggling to afford it even before the COVID-19 lockdown.

Obesity crisis

Demos’ report follows the U.K government recently unveiling a new strategy to tackle the condition, which it described as ‘one of the greatest long-term health challenges this country faces’.

The strategy includes a raft of measures, including a watershed on adverts for unhealthy foods and for menus to display calories among others.

At least 20 million Brits struggle to afford healthy food, the report said (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

At least 20 million Brits struggle to afford healthy food, the report said (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)