Friday, July 27, 2012

Today it's a suggestion..... tomorrow it will be

When I was a kid all, of our public health indoctrination involved preaching the 4-4-3-2 dietary program and your daily diet was supposed to consist of

4 servings of fruits & vegetables
4 breads
3 dairy
2 meat

But somewhere during the past 30 years, some bureaucrat came up with this food pyramid.

Our gym had a sample of what your pyramid would look like. The bottom consisting of a nice foundation of bread.

I remember at the time telling my wife that if you follow that pyramid, you'll be a diabetic sleeping in a bariatric bed by the time you're 35.

It was obvious to me that the political correctness within the public health entities have been trying to get people to quit eating meat to the detriment of a healthy diet.

So this edict (I mean suggestion) from the USDA only confirmed my hypothesis.

The USDA has retracted its support for an initiative to cut meat from Americans’ Monday diets, caving in to pressure from livestock producers and complaints from a Kansas Senator.

The original plug appeared in the USDA’s internal “Greening Headquarters Update” on Monday, where three paragraphs on the third page mentioned Meatless Mondays, an initiative by Monday Campaigns, Inc.  

The update called them a “simple way to reduce your environmental impact.”

The memo went on to say that animal agriculture — beef production in particular — wastes water, fertilizer, fossil fuels and other resources. It also contributes to global climate change, the memo said.

“Because Meatless Monday involves only one day a week, it is a small change that could produce big results,” the newsletter said. “Did you notice that our cafeterias have tasty meatless options?”


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