(TORONTO) In response to Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s pledge to review the Canada Food Guide, Greenpeace Canada Head of Nature and Food Shane Moffatt responded:

“These attacks on healthy food are Scheer lunacy and have no scientific basis. Canadians just got a food guide that puts our health first and Andrew Scheer is already attacking it to score cheap political points?

The new food guide may not reflect industry interests as much as Mr. Scheer would like but it does reflect the best available science – reducing meat consumption as part of a balanced diet is good for people and planet. It is also one of the best ways we can all help prevent climate change.

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For more information, please contact:

Marie-Christine Fiset, Head of Media, Greenpeace Canada

mfiset@greenpeace.org; +1 514 400-3256