Will federal dietary guidelines consider Earth?

Our food comes from the Earth and what we choose to eat makes a difference not only for our health, but also for the health of our planet.  Yet, when Dietary Guidelines are created by the federal government to recommend what is healthiest for Americans to eat, should environmental impacts be weighed as well?  I cannot help but stand along the environmentalists and health experts who shout yes against the meat industry that screams no.

You might be wondering how dietary recommendations ever became a political argument in the first place.  It turns out, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee updates dietary recommendations every five years.  The last time the recommendations were updated was in 2010, and new rules will be finalized around May 2015.  While you may not have considered the food pyramid, now known as MyPlate, since your high school nutrition class, the Dietary Guidelines actually have huge industry…

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