More varied consumption of meat is something that will be encouraged in Argentina as it looks to reduce instances of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
At a recent meeting between members of the National Food Commission (CONAL), Gabriel Delgado, secretary for agriculture, livestock and fisheries, gave his backing to a strategy that will see more support given to the promotion of healthy eating habits, and diversified meat consumption in particular.
Delgado said the Commission must stimulate consumption of a more varied diet, which includes chicken, pork and fish, in order to improve the health of Argentines, as well as boost the production chains for these foods.
He said CONAL was providing technical support, but it was important for the various government ministries to work together in order to generate the most effective plans for its agriculture sector.
Gabriel Yedlin, secretary for policy, regulation and institutions at the Ministry of Health, added: "Argentina is a food-producing country, which can produce more and better, so that our people can eat better."
There are four main types of non-communicable disease: cardiovascular (such as heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.