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The Food Fight We Might All Agree On

Because no one in their right mind really wants meat from factory farms

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The “eat less red and processed meat” pronouncement by the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) set off a heated debate about whether or not consumers should eat meat, a debate that included the standard name-calling by factory-farm front groups denouncing consumers and environmentalists for being “anti-meat” and “anti-farmer.”Unfortunately in its recommendations, the DGAC didn’t really come out and tell us the whole truth, which would go something like this: “Americans should eat less, or rather no red and processed meat from filthy, inhumane factory farms or feedlots, where the animals are cruelly crammed together and routinely fed a diet of herbicide-drenched, genetically engineered grains, supplemented by a witch’s brew of antibiotics, artificial hormones, steroids, blood, manure, and slaughterhouse waste, contributing to a deadly public health epidemic of obesity, heart disease, cancer, antibiotic resistance, hormone disruption, and food allergies.”If the DGAC had really told us the truth about America’s red-meat horror show (95 percent of our red meat comes from these Con …

Ronnie Cummins is international director of the Organic Consumers Association (organicconsumers.org).


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