[Ok-sus] US panel backs low-meat diet for helping planet

Susie Derichsweiler sderichsweiler at cox.net
Tue Feb 24 04:50:32 UTC 2015


US panel backs low-meat diet for helping planet



   The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five years,
said a diet high in vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds was
"more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact''
than the current US diet, which is high in meat.

   The report by medical and nutrition experts will be considered in the US
dietary guidelines which determine school lunches to food package labels.

   It is the first time the panel has made a recommendation on the
environmental impact of a diet.

Also covered in the Washington Post



and the Wall Street Journal


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