Wednesday, October 07, 2015
It's bad enough that the government is so entrenched as a substitute
brain for so many that nobody bats an eye at its constant dietary
hectoring or its improper regulatory powers. On top of that, even
when officials make an honest effort to set objective standards, they
have been and will be thwarted by the shakiness
of dietary science. But
now, all bets
are off as far as taking anything the government says
seriously about nutrition is concerned:
"Moving forward, we hope the agencies will continue to focus on the clear science highlighting the wide variety of nutrition benefits of all meat and poultry products to develop a Dietary Guidelines for Americans best suited to achieve healthy outcomes for all Americans," Barry Carpenter, president and chief executive of the North American Meat Institute, said in a statement.So much for your health being a government standard for nutritional choices.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee had recommended in February that Americans be kinder to the environment by eating more foods derived from plants and fewer that come from animals. Red meat was deemed particularly harmful because of the amount of land and feed required in its production. [bold added, link dropped]
Call it dietary Lysenkoism, if you will. The meat industry may have stopped some nonsense this time, but it is now inarguable that, when you hear the government touting nutritional advice, your health is not the top priority. Any advice will be good by accident at best.
Draw your own conclusions.