Dietary Guidelines and What's Best for Business
Breaking news: The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made a series of recommendations early this year in a report that has lobbyists throwing a giant fit, specifically they recommended that “the federal government…press for a higher consumption of fruits and vegetables and advise Americans to cut down on red and processed meat, sugary foods and beverages, refined grains, and food items high in saturated fat and salt.” Common sense stuff, right? Well, according to livestock and dairy specialist Ernie Birchmeier, “the bottom line is this: When did government start thinking it’s its responsibility to tell us what to put in our mouths?” Since always, Ernie.
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Original article & image source: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/05/22/3661812/meat-industry-strikes-back/