simonn wrote:winstonw wrote:I suppose they are trying to be inclusive of all ethnic diets....
I think it more likely that they do not want to upset powerful wheat interests.
^^^ this. Especially when the guidelines go on to state that Australians need to eat more nutritious food. Wheat per weight/volume/calorie is pretty poor in nutrition compared to the same weight/volume/calories of vegetables or fruit.
When you look at the blue zone populations, from memory none have wheat as a staple.
National Geo did an article about the blue zones. I love this princple on page 8 under Okinawans: "Try To Be Likeable". It's a great goal!