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Meat Industry has a Cow over US Dietary Guidelines

 

May 19, 2015

The US meat industry is fighting a call for more plant-based diets and a potential government policy shift on dietary guidelines.

A nationwide food fight is heating up after the US government accepted final public comments this month on a scientific advisory report recommending Americans reduce their meat consumption for the sake of healthier and more environmentally sustainable diets. The meat industry is fighting back against those who want healthier guidelines, and this battle looks like it could go the distance.

Written by a panel of medical, public health and nutrition experts, the 571-page report provides the scientific basis for the government’s dietary guidelines for Americans, a highly influential policy document updated every five years that informs federal nutrition policy and food assistance programs, as well as associated educational and marketing efforts.

more at link: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/19/us-dietary-guidelines-health-and-human-services-tom-vilsack?CMP=fb_gu

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