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Beefs and Beliefs

Food Pyramid Still Turned the Wrong Way

Register your complaints about USDA dietary guidelines by July 8.

USDA is revising its food pyramid again - and not making any progress.

It continues to codify many years of poor food choices with carbohydrates as the largest portion of our diets. If you read Beef Producer regularly we spend considerable time and space unraveling and laying bare the truths about the federal government's war on fat last October in a nutritional issue.

To review, protein and animal fats are important to our diet and have never been scientifically shown to be damaging to us. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, are suspect. The first "science" that steered us in the wrong direction was the seven countries study by Ancel Keyes. It was utterly flawed in naming fats as the culprit in heart disease and weight gain, but federal government latched onto it anyway and codified the ideas.

USDA is making these things even worse today.

Sally Fallon Morell of the Weston A. Price Foundation says this: "The revised guidelines recommend even more stringent reduction in animal fats and cholesterol than previous versions and are tantamount to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. While the ship of state sinks under the weight of a crippling health care burden, the Committee members are giving us more of the same disastrous advice," she says.

I agree.

USDA asking for public comments on July 8, and if you want to do so, go to: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm.

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