New diet guidelines might pull back from meat
WASHINGTON - Where's the beef?
A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment.
That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary guidelines comes out, it may push even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods - at the expense of meat.
The beef and agriculture industries are crying foul, saying an environmental agenda has no place in what has always been a practical blueprint for a healthy lifestyle.