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Stop Eating Meat And Save The Planet, Say The People You Pay With Your Taxes

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You don’t know how to live your own life, you filthy American peasants. You don’t know which cars to drive, which light bulbs to use, which health insurance to buy (if any), which thoughts to think, and especially — especially — which foods to eat.

Lydia Wheeler, The Hill:

A federal panel that helps set federal dietary guidelines is recommending Americans eat less meat because it’s better for the environment…

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a federally appointed panel of nutritionists created in 1983, decided for the first time this year to factor in environmental sustainability in its recommendations. They include a finding that a diet lower in animal-based foods is not only healthier, but has less of an environmental impact…

The committee’s report says people should eat less red and processed meat because it contains saturated fats, which when over-consumed can lead to cardiovascular disease, and instead recommends Americans eat more vegetables and nuts.

Sorry, food-fascists, but I have religious objections to your meddling. I’m listening to my Reverend instead…

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Jim Treacher