Seafood features prominently in the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration’s new climate-friendly dietary advice – which is welcomed by the Danish Fish Producers Association.
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has issued a new series of dietary advice to help Danes eat foods that are better for the environment, in which fish play a very special role.
‘We can look in the blue larder for climate-friendly proteins to put on the table,’ said DFPO chairman Svend-Erik Andersen, adding that Denmark is surrounded and has 7300 kilometres of coastline, providing Danes with a unique advantage when it comes to climate-friendly and healthy food.
‘Danish waters contain tasty and healthy seafood that we can enjoy – and with a new range of dietary advice, it is clear that we should,’ he said.
The seven new climate-friendly diet indicators are based on what is good for the environment, and emphasis is also placed on foods that meet the body’s needs for a healthy and nutritious diet.
‘At the DFPO we are delighted that the authorities share the same opinion as us, namely that Danish fishermen not only contribute healthy and tasty food, but also that the food that comes under the sea is an important piece in reduce the Danes’ climate footprint,’ he said, welcoming the seven new dietary guidelines.