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Where's the beef? Government panel pushes plants ... and insects

A federal dietary committee is veering into politics with a call for “sustainable” menus, including a virtual ban on meat consumption, a new report warns.

Hanns Kuttner says the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is dishing out unsustainable advice while indulging in bureaucratic mission creep.

The panel recently heard recommendations that promote:

  • A plant-based diet.
  • Reduced meat consumption, identifying beef as the meat posing greatest concern.
  • Fish consumption, provided it comes with advice about which fish should be consumed.

The working premise of DGAC is a “‘good diet would increase consumers’ costs and imply the end of entire sectors of American agriculture — all in an effort to regulate behavior that has nothing to do with nutrition,” said Kuttner, a senior research fellow at the Hudson Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based domestic and foreign policy think tank.

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