Food safety? FF4C in Polish Parliament

19 marca 2024

The Parents for Future Parliamentary Team held another meeting on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Morgan Janowicz, REV:

„Today I want to focus on just one enemy of our life and health. A word we all and all know. Cancer.

Why food needs to be the subject of education:

  • It is possible to reduce an individual’s risk of cancer by eating sustainably produced plants and plant-based foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes more often (EC);
  • There is an overconsumption of meat in the European Union;
  • Obesity, which is the other side of the coin called food poverty, is a risk factor for many types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer, kidney cancer or breast cancer, among others;
  • Following a proper diet, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life and being regularly physically active can protect against many cancers, including: as much as a 69% reduction in the risk of esophageal cancer, 63% reduction in cancer of the mouth, throat and larynx, 59% reduction in uterine cancer, 50% reduction in colon cancer, 47% reduction in stomach cancer, 38% reduction in breast cancer, among others;
  • Consumption of meat, dairy and eggs is one of the main causes of disease. Animal agriculture is responsible for high levels of red and processed meat consumption and contributes to heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer (Friel et al, 2009; Aston et al, 2012; Anand et al, 2015).
  • In 2015, the World Health Organization stated that all processed meats are carcinogenic. This includes bacon, hot dogs, sausages, ham, and all processed meats. Studies have linked dairy to prostate cancer and increased risk of lung, breast and ovarian cancer in people with lactose intolerance. Studies have long shown that vegans and vegan women are less likely to suffer from certain types of cancer.”

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