Skip to comments.Federal dietary guidelines bring new nanny-state concerns
Posted on 04/14/2014 9:24:08 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
New federal dietary guidelines are due to come out next year, and critics say early drafts suggest they may represent a new nanny-state intrusion calling for Internet-based "weigh-ins" and government text messages to overweight people meant to help them shed the pounds.
Critics also fear the guidelines, which are subject to revision every five years, may go well beyond nutrition to address the planets health, too. At a March 14 meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, committee member Miriam Nelson of Tufts University said: "The question that we're spending the most time on right now is really, what is the relationship between population level dietary patterns as a whole and long-term food sustainability and related food security?"
Phrases like sustainability, climate change, organic, and locally grown are a part of the guideline discussions, much to the consternation of some critics.
"These are nutritional guidelines that, even if you do buy into global climate change, have nothing to do with nutrition," said Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research.
Take meat, for example. Because cattle require a lot of space to graze and they produce methane -- a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide -- Stier fears that beef will fall out of favor in the guidelines.
"All types of meat, not just red meat," said Stier. "They're trying to discourage meat consumption as part of these dietary guidelines and trying to push us back to an exclusively plant-based diet. It makes no sense from a nutritional perspective."
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Nanny State PING!
Jeepers ... thanks for the ping!
They keep shoving their tyrannical, control freak ways and all it does is p.o. people more and more. At some point very soon the dam is going to break and the District of Criminals won’t know what hit them.
Much of the work has been done on this. Before Thanksgiving I overheard a 30 something couple in the grocery store. She asked “How do you make gravy?” He responded with, “You take the juices from your roast...” She interrupted with, “You mean the blood?”
Those two articles take Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.
"Forbes reports on a peer-reviewed study that uses NASA data to show that the effects of carbon-based warming have been significantly exaggerated. In fact, much of the heat goes out into space rather than stay trapped in the atmosphere, an outcome that started long before AGW alarmists predicted:"
That article explains why no Hot Spot has been found.
Those five articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.
That article kills any thought of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? The rise in sea level in the last 100 years is far less than the average over the last 40,000 years caused by the inter-glacial period we are in.
It’s not really blood after you cook it. That’s why it’s brown instead of red.
NOT THE BLOOD! BARBARIANS!!!
So now we won’t be able to buy meat to cook our own hamburgers with??? Is that what you’re saying???
Let's hear it for Moochie D's!!
Libs say it’s a woman’s body if they want to suck a baby out of the womb. Then they want to tell me what I can put into my body?
Did you read Dr Mercola April Fools Day message? (Raw meat ban)
don’t vegan diets rely on huge amounts of water, electricity, fossil fuel and fertilizer to produce the same calories and nutrients a good steak provides?
Do they apply to DC? Of course not!
And this is what I believe it is all about in Nevada. Just this. Nothing more.
Global warming, etc etc etc. Yada yada.
Stop bringing up those pesky facts!
I love news like this. Any time someone tries to pressure free people into going vegan, I have a bacon double cheeseburger to celebrate freedom.