Read this article, see who wrote it, and analyze for yourself.
It’s no secret that the Dairy/Beef Boards have a super strong control of most “official information” that comes out about nutrition. The scary thing is that while people know the standard line, “big corporations control everything” they still also believe the propaganda about food that the Beef and Dairy industry controls. (Campaigns like, “Got Milk?” and “Beef, it’s whats for dinner”)
The article above is about a USDA Greening Update newsletter that promoted Meatless Mondays. The newsletter stated the following:
“The production of meat, especially beef (and dairy as well), has a large environmental impact. According to the U.N., animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gases and climate change. It also wastes resources. It takes 7,000 kg of grain to make 1,000 kg of beef. In addition, beef production requires a lot of water, fertilizer, fossil fuels, and pesticides. In addition there are many health concerns related to the excessive consumption of meat.”
These are facts are from the UN. The article, written by a representative of Agribusiness, called these statistics “Rumors” and stated, “This is animal activism in a government agency that should be supporting all of agriculture and it is unacceptable.” Implying that the USDA should support all “agricultural industries” regardless of it’s impact on our environment and/or health.
They also call these environmental statistics an act of “animal activism”
At least recognize it’s environmentalism…
Think before you eat.