Seeing Red in Dietary Advice
Thu Feb 19, 2015 03:49 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Groups representing the meat industry were ready to pounce Thursday when the long-awaited report by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee came out.

As feared by the meat industry, the committee's report downplays the health role of lean meat in a diet while also advising Americans to reduce eating red and processed meat, refined grains, added sugars and sodium. The report also recommended replacing solid animal fats with vegetable oils and nuts.

Such a recommendation to cut consumption of red and processed meats is ...

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