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The Green Party is launching a campaign to make it illegal for people to eat vegetables and fruit, and to raise the legal age of consent for sexual activity to 16.
The Greens have pledged to increase the amount of fruit and vegetable products that people can buy from supermarkets by up to two thirds, and the party says it is working with industry and others to tackle the spread of the H1N1 coronavirus.
But the party’s policy is likely to be controversial with some of its MPs questioning the need to tackle foodborne illness in a country already facing an outbreak of the pandemic.
The Green Party wants to ban the sale of eggs, bacon, sausage, veg, fish and poultry, eggs, milk and cheese.
“The Greens believe that the current state of our health is a direct result of a food system that has failed to adapt to the changing climate, and one that is becoming increasingly unsafe and expensive to maintain,” the party said.
“We believe that we must change the system of supply and demand so that the system is designed for an age-appropriate population.”
Mr Green, who is also the shadow environment secretary, said he is currently working with local community groups and the Green Party’s youth wing to help people understand what it means to live with the disease and why they should not consume such foods.
“Our vision is to ensure that all our communities, whether they are growing food themselves, or having access to it through their local supermarkets, can access the fruits and vegetables they need to live a healthy life, while being able to afford the costs associated with that,” he said.
Ms Green said the Greens were “doing the hard work” to ensure the environment and food system is “in a sustainable way”.
“We want the UK to have a better and more sustainable future.
The Greens want to ensure we have an environmentally responsible food system,” she said.
The party has also set up a website to help individuals get information on eating healthy.
The group says it has more than 1.5 million members.