Prince Charles: Royal promotes vegan diet – “I don’t eat dairy one day a week”


Prince Charles appeared in the BBC’s Big Interviews this morning to discuss the environment and what people can do to reduce their carbon footprint. The Prince of Wales has long been an advocate for the environment and sustainability and has appeared on the BBC show to discuss what people can do to change their diets and help save the planet. Prince Charles said: “The business of what we eat is of course important.

“For years, I haven’t eaten meat or fish two days a week, and I don’t eat dairy products one day a week.

“Now I mean that’s one way to do it – if that did more, you’d take a lot of pressure off the environment and everything.”

“Because you see that meat is very important – where does it come from, how is it grown?

“So if it’s grass-based and the right breeds, you know if it’s better quality but eaten less often – this approach to farming is less damaging than the industrialized approach with all intensive, and causing enormous pressure and damage. “

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The Prince acknowledged how difficult it is for most people to reduce their carbon footprint.

He said he changed his diet to reduce his impact on the environment and urged others to do the same.

By not eating meat and fish two days a week and no dairy on another day, the prince thinks it’s a good approach to help the environment.

The Prince of Wales also told the BBC he understands why activists from organizations like Extinction Rebellion are taking to the streets to demand action on climate change.

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However, he said actions such as blocking roads “are not helpful”.

But Charles said he fully understood the “frustration” felt by climate activists.

The prince then warned royal watchers of the “catastrophic” impact if more ambitious action is not taken on climate change.

Speaking in the gardens of his home in Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire, the prince said it had taken too long for the world to realize the risks of climate change.

Prince Charles also said he fears world leaders will “just talk” when they meet in Glasgow in November for a crucial United Nations climate conference.

“The problem is to act on the ground,” he said.

When asked if he sympathizes with Greta Thunberg, the Prince of Wales replied: “Of course it does, yes.

“All these kids feel like nothing ever happens so of course they’re going to be frustrated.

“I totally understand because no one would listen and they see their future totally destroyed.”

When asked if the UK government was doing enough to tackle climate change, the prince replied: “I can’t comment”.

The interview took place in Prince George’s Wood, a garden the Prince of Wales created in Birkhall Gardens on the Balmoral Estate.

He planted the first tree when Prince George, his oldest grandson, was born.

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