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…an agricultural economist at Oklahoma State University and author of “The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate,” after a new Obama administration appointment of a self-described “environmental nutritionist.”
Lusk said combining healthy eating with climate concerns is part of a “progressive ideology that ‘we know better than you,’ and a willingness to use the federal government to push utopian ideas.”
“It’s not totally ludicrous for the government to evaluate the environmental impacts of what you eat,”
Lusk said. “But to combine these two goes beyond science.
Here it’s asking you to weigh the value of the environment versus nutrition and what price you place on each. It’s not science, it’s values judgment.”
“The DGAC’s shift from diet and nutrition to environmental issues will increase food costs for all Americans at a time when consumers are already struggling with higher prices at the grocery store,”
The USDA's first dietary guidelines were published in 1894 by Dr. Wilbur Olin Atwater as a farmers' bulletin.
Do you trust Pelosi and Reid of Obamacare to write and pass legislation forcing everyone to eat or not eat certain foods and certain amounts or face a penalty?
First, after reading your link, all I see are guidelines and recommendations - not laws that involve penalties or jail time.
originally posted by: xuenchen
It always starts with the old "guidelines and recommendations".