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Packaged foods go vegetarian

From MedicalPress | May 15, 2015 Vegetarian foods are positioned for success in the marketplace as public health advocates highlight the benefits of plant-based diets and a growing number of consumers embrace meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyles. Earlier this year, for example, the 2015 dietary guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report included adopting a vegetarian diet among its recommended approaches to healthful eating. So it’s hardly surprising that mainstream food industry brands …

Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

By Wendy Culverwell, Staff Reporter: Portland Business Journal | May 4, 2015 Oregon is well-represented in a brewing battle over the final version of the 2015 U.S. dietary guidelines. With a comment deadline looming Friday, the meat, dairy and now plant-based industries are lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to include their views in the final recommendations of what Americans should eat. The agencies are required to review the guidelines …

Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite! – The Ecologist

… mixed with slaughterhouse waste.” For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to eat “less red and processed meat”. That advice is the outcome of studies conducted by an independent panel of ‘experts’ which was asked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for recommended changes to the U.S. dietary guidelines. The February 19 …

New science on cholesterol, eggs and vegetarian diets | The Seattle Times

By Carrie Dennett | April 5, 2015 The dietary guidelines Advisory Committee has reached some new conclusions about how Americans do and should eat. On Nutrition What’s in store for the 2015 dietary guidelines? Every five years, the dietary guidelines for Americans gets an update. This gives the federal dietary guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) the opportunity to review and reflect on the changing state of the science on nutrition and health, as well as statistics about how we eat as a …

What will it take to downsize the American meat habit? | The Christian Century

… Agriculture’s dietary guidelines restrict their official purview to nutrition; they don’t address the other considerations that go into food choices. But last week, AP reported that this year’s update to the USDA guidlines might include a focus on environmental sustainability—specifically, as a reason to eat less meat. Well, not if the beef industry’s lobbyists have anything to say about it. And in Washington, they have a lot to say and powerful contacts to say it …

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