How Meat Producers Have Influenced Nutrition Guidelines for Decades

"While the USDA is tasked with regulating the meat industry, it also has a role in promoting it. This tension plays out every time the U.S. government wants to give out dietary advice—and the results generally wind up favoring the industry."

In fact, the USDA only uses positive recommendations in order to be faithful to its role in promoting meat consumption, e.g., by recommending that Americans eat MORE lean meat and by never telling to eat less of anything. And that's how the USDA is fundamentally responsible for causing 2/3rds of Americans to be either overweight or obese...

How the $900 billion business has been influencing government nutrition guidelines for decades...