As I already mentioned via email, I think this is an excellent post.
I just noticed that I overlooked one point when giving feedback: The main idea behind Sentience Politics’ “sustainable nutrition” initiatives was also to promote animal welfare and expand the moral circle (through reducing meat consumption). The environmental benefits are also significant, but weren’t the primary motivation.
Hi Jonas, thanks for the comment. I’ll change the main text and accompanying footnote to make clear environmental benefits were not the main aim of the initiatives.
You should correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems to me that the proposals were eventually weakened to the point that conservation of resources became the primary (perhaps sole?) focus.
“Primary focus” seems correct. The resulting legal texts didn’t mention plant-based food anymore, if I recall correctly, but still led to a reduction in meat consumption/portions, so in that sense they were still somewhat successful.